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Destination wedding photographer in Spain, Malaga

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Getting a destination wedding photographer in Spain, especially in Malaga is super fun and super easy! Many people oppose wedding photographers, and I think it’s the stupidest thing a wedding couple can ever do. Destination wedding photographer are pros, they know what they are doing and they deliver quality on time. As they say, it’s not their first rodeo!

Destination wedding photographer in Spain

Are you getting married in Malaga? Great choice! Malaga is the place to be, to have a wedding in Spain. You’ll definitely enjoy the party atmosphere, the delicious food, the sangria, the meat (steaks), and most importantly the sun. A wedding in Spain is fantastic and if I had a man, I would go there and get married myself.

So, let’s say, you’ve decided to get married in Malaga, and you’ve booked your hotel, your church, your priest, your everything. The last thing, and might I say the most important is to book the destination wedding photographer in Spain. Again, many people don’t go for this option as they think that it’s too expensive, therefore they’d rather hire a friend. Worst possible choice ever!

Destination wedding photographer in Spain
Not only will your friend, speaking politely, screw up your wedding photos, however there might be a lot more in stake for you. It might even cost you a lot more, like your friendship. The photos will look amateurish, the memory card can get lost, the camera might get stolen. I am telling you. I’ve heard it all. And this is the type of things that ruins long friendships. Definitely hire someone who knows what they are doing and who is good at it! You should celebrate with your friends anyway. You shouldn’t make them work.

Where can I find an amazing destination wedding photographer in Spain, Malaga?

I know that this sounds like a lot of research. I can cut the chase for you right now, and recommend you one of the best destination wedding photographers in Spain I know. I highly recommend Milla. You can learn more about her here: https://studio-milla.com/about. Obviously, the best marketing a photographer can get is word of mouth. Check out her portfolio and look at her references.

She is the type of person who smiles constantly, loves what she does and goes above and beyond for her client’s special day. Definitely one of the best destination wedding photographers around!

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What should I ask the wedding photographer?

Being a pro, the destination wedding photographer in Spain usually has tons and tons of experience for weddings in Spain. Therefore, you can even ask about the type of venue, or about the best places to have the actual wedding in Spain. Trust me, these people know all the inside tricks and the best type of places to get the best wedding photos for your album. Don’t be shy to ask. If I were you, I’d contact the destination wedding photographer in Spain as soon as possible. The most talented ones are booked out fast! Send Milla an email and she’ll happily respond to you, and all the possible questions you might have!

 

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Prepare for your beach wedding in Spain!

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As you know, Spain has lots of sunshine and is definitely warm enough to walk in shorts. I know exactly you are thinking! You’re probably thinking that a beach wedding in Spain presents the perfect opportunity to get that tan you’ve been waiting for all year. However, don’t be fooled! First of all, if you are having a beach wedding in Spain, there is no way you’ll get a tan just in a couple of days. You either need a spray tan in advance, or a longer vacation in the sun to get that glow before putting on that white dress. I’ll dig into the details below.

White on white

 

Let’s state the obvious. Imagine having a beach wedding in Spain, wearing a beautiful white dress. Do you think the reflected sun rays on that untanned skin will look nice in your pictures against the gorgeous white dress you’re wearing?

beach wedding in Spain

You need to prepare and get yourself a proper tan. You might look too pale in your photos, and trust me, it doesn’t look good. Besides, it takes time for us Brits to get a tan (without looking totally burned). There are a couple of ways you can prepare for this. However, there are also some precautions you should take as well.

 

Lesson #1 Pre-tan at least 2-3 weeks before

Now, I say this with much love, however, you need to pre-tan for your beach wedding in Spain. You should tan at least two to three weeks before your wedding day. Why do I say this? There are two very special reasons. The first being, if you tan only a couple of days before, you’ll overdo it and you’ll more than likely turn red. What happens after you turn red? You peel! Surely you don’t want to shed skin down the aisle at your beach wedding in Spain. I think that would even be worse than the skin burn. What do you think? Burn or falling dead skin? Yuck. I vote neither please! For this reason, it’s wise to pre-tan three weeks ahead.

Lesson #2 Spray tan is the easiest, but most trick!

Spray tans are very popular in Britain. Let’s be honest. I don’t know a single British girl who hasn’t put self-tanning lotion on, or tried a spray tan. Have you ever seen an epic fail on spray tanning? Oh, I have, and multiple times! First of all, if you go for a spray tan, make sure it’s at least a week before your wedding. I‘ve seen girls walk down the aisle, while it was really humid. What do you think happened? One girl had her spray tan only two days before her wedding, and it ended up all on her white wedding dress. It was really embarrassing!
The same thing happens with tanning lotion. It ends up directly on the dress. Plus, it melts of off your skin. People will really be able to tell that the tan is fake. Not good for a beach wedding in Spain.
Therefore, I encourage you, prepare in advance! The best thing is to take an extra vacation somewhere. The spray tans went out of style as soon as Trump became president! 😀

Easter weddings in Spain

Easter weddings in Spain

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Listen up beautiful Easter brides! I can already tell you right now, that if you are planning to get married in Spain during the Easter holidays, you might want to reconsider.

I am not talking about the lack of fabulous weather or food. These two factors will always remain a guarantee for weddings in Spain. However, the Easter holidays in Spain are known for their festivity, drawing lots of locals to celebrate these sacred holidays.

Easter celebrations in Spain

Spain is known as a pretty religious country, so you can expect that Easter holidays are taken very seriously there. Following the Christian calendar, the Easter week in Spain is very sacred and is also known as the Semana Santa. The week starts with Palm Sunday, where the locals worship at churches, carrying always branches of palm trees. Ash Wednesday, which also happens to be the first day of Lent, which lasts until Good Friday. Here, usually people give up sweets, alcohol and even food in some cases. Still think Easter weddings in Spain are a good idea? The lent is then followed by a huge feast on Easter Sunday, where the people enjoy lovely traditional Spanish food. Finally, Easter Monday concludes the Easter week or Semana Santa. Spanish locals generally perceive this as the day of rest and worship.

 

Easter weddings in Spain

Availability of locals

The Spanish locals are very friendly, generous and willing to show you the best places to eat, drink or party. However, as the locals also engage in various Easter activities as mentioned above, they might be less willing to focus on the tourists, as they have to attend to their family celebrations. Many of them might even be out of town, visiting their grannies and other relatives.

Food

During Easter, you may come across traditional Spanish dishes such as torrijas. What on earth are torrijas? It’s actually slices of bread, prepared in mixtures that consists of eggs, milk and lots of sugar. The pieces of bread are then fried in olive oil and served warm. Do you think it sounds delicious?

Shops

Shops will most likely be closed for the holidays. If you and your bridesmaid expect to have fun doing activities such as shopping and going out on bar crawls, Easter might not be the best time to do all of that. A lot of the shops will be closed for Easter and will only reopen after Easter Monday. Hence, Easter weddings in Spain might not be the best idea.

Church

It’s not only the shops that won’t be available for weddings in Spain, but the churches will be booked out of sermons. Good luck finding a Church and a priest available during these holy days in Spain. It is highly unlikely that you do. If you dream about getting married in a beautiful Spanish church, do it either before or after the Easter holidays. Easter celebrations in Spain heavily involve going to church, so that’s where you’ll also find the locals. Weddings in Spain during Easter are thus impossible in some areas.

Do your research, if you really want to get married in Spain during Easter so you can prepare for everything!

 

Dream villa wedding in Malaga

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I just HAVE TO tell you about our amazing villa wedding in Malaga. It’s all you can ever ask for and more!

I would definitely recommend any hesitant British bride to have her wedding in Malaga. The weather is fantastic and the sun always finds a way to touch your skin with so much warmth that you will want to stay outside until the sun sets. Very different story to the UK, where the sun is sometimes considered to be non-existent.

We Brits always know how to value the sun and trust me, you won’t regret having your wedding in Malaga.

I like to talk out of firsthand experience, so I will tell you about the beautiful villa that we had for our wedding in Malaga. The villa was situated on top of a hill and had more than 20 rooms! It accommodated 22 of our wedding guests (and us of course). We only chose 22 guests because we wanted to keep it intimate and maximize the fun with close friends and family. It was way more economical this way than having to rent rooms in some mediocre hotel. We had all the privacy in the world, we felt like royalty and could party all night long without any noise complaints. What can I say, us Brits know how to get the party started. 😉

If you still have any doubts about a villa wedding in Malaga, don’t.

The villa came with a very private couples’ suite for us (the newlyweds), with rose petals on the bed, sweet chocolates on the pillows and amazing champagne waiting for us by the bath tub. I repeat, privacy was great and we had absolutely no issues that we were all in one house. We hardly saw our guests at times as the rooms were so spacious and I think everyone was enjoying their amazing view from their windows. The villa had an amazing view of the city and the ocean itself. Morning coffee had never been more enjoyable than on our terrace.

The beach was accessible within 15 minutes of walking. Who wouldn’t want to walk in the sun anyways?

On our way, the girls always had a slight detour in the city center. The fashion in Malaga is great and you can buy amazing clothes in local boutiques for a great price. We also stumbled across some cocktails every time we took that walk. I forgot to mention that the villa was close to a nearby church, where my husband and I got married. So no need to travel very far from the villa, everything was right next to us.

I am telling you, a villa wedding in Malaga is all you need.

You can enjoy the party of your life without upsetting any neighbours. You get to live like celebrities in a huge villa with views that will take your breath away. You can save tons of money on accommodation while impressing your guests. You have everything in near proximity. And most importantly, you get to brag about your amazing destination wedding in Malaga to your friends back home in the (not so sunny) UK.

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Sunset wedding photos on the beach- what makes them so special?

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Lets admit, we all have that one special place where the sunset is just so stunning, it takes your breath away!

Whether it is a warm tropical Hawaiian sunset, or a golden beach sunset in Spain or even a sunset with the view of the Eiffel tower. Just to feel the sun bounce off on your skin can make that sunset moment magical. This is why couples usually opt for sunset wedding photos on the beach.

But why are sunset wedding photos on the beach taken by a professional wedding photographer so special?

It is because the wedding photographer can capture that perfect lighting on your dress, or is it because that moment is shared between you and your partner for life?

The answer is both! Nothing is more special than a couple’s wedding photo on the beach with the sun slowly setting in the back. The sun’s last rays reflected off of the shiny calm waters make the perfect background for your wedding photo.

sunset wedding photos in Marbella beach

But what else is there to a sunset wedding photo on the beach?

Not many brides realize this, but a professional sunset wedding photo shoot guarantees you a great pedicure. It’s a great feeling to dig in your feet into the soft warm sand- not only is it comfortable, but also its also for free ☺. No need to pay for your royal treatment on your special day.

Now fast forward in time a little bit. Imagine you get back from your honeymoon and your sunset wedding pictures on the beach are ready! Of course, this only happens if you hire a professional wedding photographer who knows what they are doing, to spoil you and document your magical wedding day!

Sunset wedding photo Marbella
sunset photos Marbella

 

But lets get back to the point. Imagine you coming back to find a beautiful wedding album or a thematic storybook.

You see yourself in the most gorgeous light, looking into the eyes of your one and only. You see that beautiful golden light shine on you face, adding a special glow to your skin and a certain sparkle to your eyes. One can almost feel that heat from the sun and the warm moist coming from the sea.

Lets be honest, if you show these pictures to your loved ones – they will envy every single picture you show them. You will have a beautiful beach and an amazing experience to brag about. You should treat yourself, and let the professional wedding photographer pamper you because it is YOUR special day!

So the most important thing that makes the sunset wedding photos on the beach so special is YOU and YOUR day! It’s an experience of a lifetime and you should enjoy it!

The perfect sunset wedding in Marbella Costa del Sol

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Are you searching for an amazing wedding destination? Well a beautiful beach wedding in Spain just might be the perfect wedding tip for you.

Imagine the sunset on the beach in Marbella, where the last rays of sunlight make your ring shine and the sounds of the waves compliment your I-Dos. Imagine your wedding photographer in Marbella capturing his beautiful moment. The smell of seafood accompanied by a tasty champagne on the soft sandy beaches make a wedding in Marbella one of the best beach wedding destinations.

Marbella is a charming city situated in the southern part of the Costa del Sol region.

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No surprise that a lot of couples take the opportunity to celebrate their day in this region, combining a family celebration with the city’s culture and glamorous atmosphere. Amazing food, charming streets and historical buildings are only a few things that makes this place an amazing wedding destination.

There have also been many celebrity sightings in the Costa del Sol region. Julio Iglesias or Antonio Banderas are rumored to be frequent visitors, so ladies if you want to make your last night before your wedding interesting, the region of Costa del Sol is definitely for you.

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Marbella is a great choice for a wedding destination also because it is accessible to all of your guests.

The Malaga International Airport is very close, so flying in your family, loved ones and even your wedding destination photographer will not be as expensive as you might think at first. Malaga International Airport is known as a hub for budget airlines flying in from most European cities, so flights can be very cheap.

So whether it be your cousins, your aunts, your best friend living in Denmark or your international wedding photographer flying from London, they will be there! As soon as your guests land, they can take a smooth ride along the motorway to Marbella in a shuttle (where the party can already begin – as always). So Marbella again proves itself as one of the best choices for beach wedding destinations.

The groom party can entertain themselves by visiting one of the many golf courses, enjoying some manly time. Other activities men can participate in: yachting, fishing or just drinking in many of the beach bars.

On the other hand, the bridal party can visit the beautiful town center of Marbella, have lunch in one of Marbella’s sophisticated restaurants or enjoy a couple of cocktails on the beach with the gorgeous sunset. You can hire an English speaking wedding photographer in Marbella to capture all these special moments of course!

All in all, the beautiful coastline with exclusive beach views makes Marbella one of the best places for a destination wedding. Saying your I-Dos under palm trees with an ocean view sounds like a romantic dream come true. And all of this can be captured by a professional wedding photographer by a couple of clicks.

sunset wedding Marbella

 

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Destination wedding photographer in Malaga

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What is so special about wedding photography sessions is of course the fact that it is the way of documenting one of the most important and exceptional days of your lives.

Working as a  wedding photographer in Malaga and worldwide, I have learnt that my clients often ponder over organizing their wedding ceremony in their home town or somewhere abroad. I worked both as a Malaga wedding photographer as well as a destination wedding photographer and I must say that every location has its advantages. There is always something special to emphasise the uniqueness of this great moment of your wedding.

wedding by the sea Marbella

Having your wedding at home, you can choose venues which are somehow connected to you and your relationship.

You can choose your favourite church for the ceremony, your favourite restaurant for the reception and your favourite places for the wedding photography session. Some couples want to have their wedding photographs taken in the area where they met for the first time, in the park where they enjoy going for a walk, in a word, in all the places which they associate with their relationship and which evoke positive and romantic connotations for the newlyweds.

Working as a wedding photographer, I also noticed that it is essential for the bride and the groom to have all your nearest and dearest close to you.

When you organize your wedding ceremony in your home town, it usually gives you an opportunity to invite more family and friends than when you have your wedding abroad. In this way you can celebrate your special day with the loved ones, you can also seize the chance of capturing your whole family in your wedding photographs.

Malaga wedding photographer on the beach

Wedding abroad?

On the other hand, when you decide on having your wedding abroad, there is a multiplicity of various places where you can organize your wedding ceremony. Every couple is unique, you prefer different things and different factors determine the place of your choice. Nevertheless, every bride and groom want to have their wedding reception in a venue which is beautiful, exceptional and remarkable.

You usually prefer areas which are different from what you have in the UK. That is why the most popular seem to be Mediterranean countries which guarantee a wonderful sunny weather and picturesque views of the azure sea and colourful, scenic seaside towns.

Having your wedding ceremony and your wedding photography session on a golden beach in Marbella or Malaga, with the clear blue water in the background, surrounded by palm trees and luxurious hotels  is what makes wedding abroad a really popular and accurate choice.

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In my experience as a destination wedding photographer I have had a chance of taking a number of wedding photography sessions abroad. I travel a lot but my special wedding venues in Europe are Spain, Cyprus, Italy, south of France and Greek Islands. Costa del Sol in Spain is one of my favourite places to shoot a wedding. Located in the Mediterranean Sea, is just a perfect location for a wonderful wedding photography session!

The Costa del Sol includes the city of Málaga and also the towns of Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola, Mijas, Marbella, San Pedro de Alcántara, Estepona, Manilva, Casares, Rincón de la Victoria, Vélez-Málaga, Nerja, Frigiliana and Torrox. What makes this destination famous among tourists is the perfect weather, with sunshine almost every day. That’s why is called “Coast of the sun”- an ideal place for taking wedding pictures.

If you are planning to get married in Marbella or Malaga, please take a look at my gallery here and get in touch to check my availability.