Destination Wedding Photography Nerja, Spain
Weddings In Nerja
Kevin and Annette were married in the most beautiful town of Nerja in southern Spain. Cobbled and mosaiced streets guide you past typical white walls before emerging into the town square. Flanked by the magnificent El Salvador Church and the Balcon De Europa, the walkway offers panoramic views of the Alboran Sea. I’ve always loved the expanse of the ocean and I cant help but summon images of Hiroshi Sugimoto’s seascapes. Nerja is an incredibly popular town, the ease of access and aura of traditional Spanish village is a huge draw for anyone looking to soak up the sun in a relaxed atmosphere. Locals greet you with customary enthusiasm and are particularly gracious when dealing with broken dialect and the use of strange tenses on my part.
The sense of community is increasingly felt on the wedding day itself. Those lining the square applaud the bride as she glides toward the church and the more inquisitive of the bunch join the back pews to catch a glimpse of the ceremony. Certain moments captured in this wedding epitomise why I love what I do; sincere and genuine displays of emotion. Whether that is between bride and groom, father and son or mother and daughter, when you take a photograph of something that is real, there is honestly no greater satisfaction. Family and friends are an incredibly important thing and in later life, it can become difficult to tell the male members of your family that you love them. The conversation goes something like this: “I love you dad” “Ok, I’ll tell your mother”. I hope in years to come these images will serve as not just a reminder of the day, but a genuine reminder of the love and affection felt between everybody present.
I learnt a valuable lesson on this trip – always stock up on cleaning equipment before heading off to a destination wedding. Why? Because the security bag check people always insist on doing swab test on a bag full of electronics and batteries to make sure they aren’t suspicious. Fair enough, no complaints on following safety protocol. The fallout? The inside of your cameras get covered in dust. This may not seem like a mega issue, but if you do have a camera of your own, take the lens off and take a picture of a white sheet of paper, i’m sure you’ll see dust and dirt spots. Times that by a thousand after going through an airport and you’ve got a Photoshop nightmare waiting for you when you get back home and upload all of the photographs.
If you’d like to see more examples of weddings away from hoe, check out my gallery of destination wedding photography in Barcelona and in Italy and if you’d like to know more about how to book a photographer for your destination wedding, check out my FAQ post here.
To any future brides and grooms looking to wed in Nerja, take heed; If you need to plan a wedding in Nerja, then you need Patty.
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