So, if you’re reading this and planning or thinking about a destination wedding in Europe, but Portugal isn’t on your radar, what’s wrong with you?!!!! Ok, I know, it’s not the obvious location, but just stop and think about it, the wine from Portugal is up there with the best, the beaches are stunning, and have you ever seen pictures of Lisbon?!
I had the pleasure of meeting Charlotte and Nick at a wedding in France, it was a pretty special wedding and it was clear they knew how to party, so the second their enquiry came in and they’d asked about my availability for Portugal, I had everything crossed that the date was free! Thankfully it was!!!
They’d chosen the incredible region of the Algarve, and a gem of a venue called Quinta Dos Vales, a wine estate situated in the heart of the Western Algarve.
portugal, the hidden gem of europe!!
See, I told you so!!! It’s pretty damn good, right?! You’re thinking about Portugal now, aren’t you?!!
What to say about Char and Nick…….. oh man, can I have a couple crush?! Is that allowed?!!! Joking aside, they are without doubt one of the most welcoming, kind and considerate couples you could wish to meet. The whole weekend was super relaxed and chilled, there was no stress (Char might tell me otherwise!), but all these guys cared about was making sure their friends and family had the very best of weekends.
Quinta Dos Vales was a gem of a find, with elephants in trees and enough sculptures of naked ladies to fill a floor at the Tate Modern! The wine didn’t have to travel far, the weather was golden and no one, not even the band, wanted the music to end! On another personal note, I enjoyed Portugal so much it’s been added to the family list of holiday destinations, let’s just hope we don’t have to wait too much longer!
To Char and Nick, thank you so much for having me along and hosting a brilliant weekend, until the next one!!!
“Wow. Just wow. Sunday evening viewing with a bottle of red. This has been our first moment just the two of us all weekend. Now just watching and scrolling on repeat!
ALL THE FEELS / TUNES / LAUGHS / COLOUR / TEARS / DRESS ANGLES / FACES / SPLITS / RIPPED SHIRTS / MOVES / HUGS / SNOGS / VIBRANCY we could’ve asked for.
We love them – you’ve captured the whole day perfectly. Two months later it’s a joy to relive every second and see some moments for the very first time. From the quieter intimate scenes to heads in hands laughing ourselves silly and arms up dancing ourselves breathless – it’s an epic visual summary.
Thank you for recreating our day with your incredibly unique and special eye – we’re so glad we picked you as the nicest guy and talent behind the lens.”– Char and Nick, 2019
Destination Wedding Photography in Portugal / Quinta Dos Vales, The Algarve, Portugal
If you’re looking for a wedding photographer in Portugal, and you connect with my work and approach, please do get in touch. I work throughout the UK, across Europe and the ROW for Destination Weddings, documenting weddings with a genuine and authentic approach. I’m driven by people, connections and moments, constantly observing and creatively documenting for my couples, and providing wedding photography in a relaxed and personal manner.