This time the post is about a Romantic Couple Algarve Photoshoot, Engagement Photoshoot Algarve in a little town called Estoi. A charming village located on the foothill of Serra do Caldeirão in Eastern Algarve.
I got in touch with fashion and beauty blogger Liina (http://linselfportrait.com/) to ask if she’d be interested in a photo shoot and she said yes to pose for us. We agreed to shoot in the charming town of Estoi, which has romantic little street corners. Therefore you don’t have to worry that a tourist might end up in the photo. Although we waited until evening for the heat to pass, the air was still blazingly hot. Unfortunately, the famous park of Estoi’s palace was closed. But we have found a perfect spot for taking the couples photos. Estoi consists of many beautiful little houses. Many of them have white walls, potted olive trees, flowers. There are many old stairways and my favourite, the bougainvillaea bush. As a result, we didn’t really need to look for anything extra. For the icing on the cake, a red scooter had been parked a few meters away from us. It became secretly our Engagement Photoshoot Algarve prop.
The Romantic Photoshoot. It was incredibly easy to shoot with Liina. Seems like it wasn’t her first time posing in front of a camera and even the 30 degrees heat didn’t weaken her efforts. As a result, it is, of course, difficult to pick the best photos. ☺ Liina also brought her partner Diogo with her, who was at first sceptical about joining in but when he posed next to Liina. The couple looked indeed like in a magazine. I heard that Diogo’s parents were also very happy with the result of their engagement photo shoot Algarve.
When it was time to finish the photo shoot, the sun was already setting and gave the little village a golden hue. We took the last photos at the large stairways with the Matriz de Estoi church as a backdrop.
The result is romantic and Mediterranean-like. Exactly what I had in mind when picking the location. But even more importantly, thank you to Lina and Diogo for great cooperation as you are the main characters in the photos!
The Portuguese Algarve is not just beautiful beaches. There are many lovely little towns and villages here, with churches and tiny streets to explore hand in hand with your partner. In addition to Estoi I would recommend Silves for the next Romantic Couple Algarve Photoshoot.
Equipment used: Canon 1Ds series, Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f1.4