Chase Brides Wedding Dress Shoot Praia d’Lourenco

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Trash the dress Algarve – This is the second part of our Chase Brides Wedding Dress shoot, which ended in a mild Trash the Dress Algarve Photoshoot. We shot the first part of the wedding dresses at Vale d’Oliveiras. We then headed to Praia d’Lourenco & Praia d’Sao Rafael to shoot them at the ocean, with the setting sun. Although we did not plan it and despite our care, our brides soaked their dresses quite well. The rocks at this beach can be very sharp too and there are hundreds of small puddles, filled with salty ocean water and little animals. But we love the photos, nothing looks more romantic than a bride wearing her beautiful gown with the ocean as a backdrop.

The hair and make-up were done by one of the most famous make-up artists in the region – Ana Viera (visit her on facebook) and her student Vanessa Martins. We had a very tight schedule as I had to leave the Algarve already the following day. First we shot in the gorgeous Vale De Oliveiras Resort. Then a few hours before the sunset we moved to the beautiful Praia d’Lourenco beach, for a trash the dress Algarve themed photoshoot. Although it wasn´t very busy place when we started shooting, our brides still got a lot of attention and people passed a lot of compliments.


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The dresses just looked amazing with the rock formation backdrop and the setting sun. Painting a nice warm light allover our brides and their dresses.

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After the shoot

We will definitely shoot at this Algarve beach again. White fine sand and beautiful beach formations. The mediterranean atmosphere, golden sunset and impressively majestic rocks – it can´t get any better than that! Even though it was a exhausting day, it was all worthwhile and we couldn´t be happier with the result. We are looking forward to new exciting projects with Chase Brides and with Ana Vieira. Maybe another Trash the Dress Algarve photoshoot.


Equipment used: Canon 1Ds series, Carl Zeiss Distagon 35mm f1.4, Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f1.4, Carl Zeiss Planar 85mm f1.2 “60 Years”
Location: Praia d’Lourenco, Algarve Portugal
Dresses: Chase Brides, Algarve Portugal


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Miss Hathaway
February 16, 2018 at 04:02 PM

Devine! Amazing dresses and photos, I love every single one of them!

March 01, 2018 at 07:03 AM
– In reply to: Miss Hathaway

Thank you so much!