Dominicas de la Presentación – Basilica Santa Maria Del Mar – Masia Egara, Barcelona
Christina and Aaron´s Special Day
I still enjoy second shooting at destination weddings as this is how my career first began. I remember first meeting Jeremy Standley at a friends wedding that he was photographing. I was amazed by his work so when he asked if I was interested in working with him I gladly accepted, I assisted him as a second shooter at nearly 100 weddings, one of which was in Barcelona, I do love Barcelona, so I jumped at the chance of returning there to shoot another.
We arrived in Barcelona on the Friday to shoot Christina and Aaron´s pre wedding cocktail party. This was an ideal time to meet the bride and groom before their wedding day. The party took place in the “Dominicas de la Presentación” which is close to the Basilica Santa Maria Del Mar where the ceremony was to be held and fortunately there was enough time before the party to visit the cathedral. Upon entering it I was in awe of its beauty and was really excited to be shooting in there the following day.
The sun was shining the next morning as we made our way to some funky apartments in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona and while Jeremy joined Christina and the bridesmaids for their preparation, I joined Aaron and his groomsman, staying with them until meeting back up with everyone at the amazing cathedral for the ceremony.
The ceremony was beautiful as I thought it would be and very moving, the bridesmaids were emotional and the the bride and groom looked happy together.
After the ceremony I headed back to the stunning venue Masia Egara with the guests, for some cocktails.
With the celebrations already in full swing Christina and Aaron joined their guests as they all moved onto dinner before the real party began. It was an amazing day, and as we left we could see that the party was going to be going on for a good while longer.
A big thank you to Jeremy who has not only been a great mentor but has become a very good friend and congratulations to Christina and Aaron on their special day.
click here to view a slideshow of the day.
Below are just a few of my personal favourite images from this wedding.