Wedding Photographer in Algarve – Ricardo & Dominika, Praia da Luz
Wedding Photographer in the Algarve – Luz is a charming small town. It is known as a great holiday and wedding destination. We absolutely loved getting to know Ricardo and Domenika and be their Wedding Photographer in Algarve. What an incredible couple! As there are many Algarve wedding photographers out there, we are so glad that Ricardo and Domenika chose us to capture their fun-filled and relaxing day.
Ricardo is from Portugal and Domenika from Poland. They planned their wedding in England, where they also met and fell in love with one another. Their families and best friends came together in Portugal to witness the marriage and to spend a memorable holiday at the ocean-side villa.
It was a clever idea to use some artificial flowers in a wedding gown decoration since the temperature in Portugal gets very high and thus the artificial flowers are sure to last through the entire night. Since the light blue pool water seemed so inviting, I made the wedding bouquet fit with it.
As we are working as a wedding photography team, it was easy to cover the preparations of both the bride and the groom. The groom had a big family and they were all there helping to calm him down before the wedding ceremony. Of course, the groom had his best friends present to help him tie his tie. We believe that the best wedding pictures come during the process. At the same time, the bride had her hair and make-up done in the villa and Domenika started to look like a real bride with each passing minute.
When the bride was almost ready with her preparations, the guests and the groom went to the church and Sandy had a wonderful opportunity to take pictures of the wedding guests with Ricardo. Of course, he also captured the groom in front of the altar waiting for his bride.
Their Algarve wedding began with a beautiful ceremony in the small church of Praia da Luz, which piqued the interest 🙂 of many tourists. We believe in marriage and I get goose bumps every time I see the bride coming down the aisle. This time was no exception, Domenika looked fabulous in her wedding dress and once again I felt a special feeling that a marriage invokes.
After the wedding ceremony, the guests were waiting at the church entrance to have the bride and groom take their first steps as spouses and to shower them with rice grains to grant them luck for the future. This tradition originally came from ancient Romans who believed that throwing rice at the young couple will help them to have a big family. Here are some of my favourite photos of this Algarve wedding.
The Algarve wedding means 99% of blue skies and this time was no exception. Despite the hot sun, after the ceremony, we had a photo shoot for both the wedding couple and all the wedding guests.
Cold drinks were a blast after the wedding photoshoot at the beach in Praia de Luz. There were those who stuck their toes in the water to cool off. The Villa Garden had been turned into a great restaurant and the atmosphere was very cosy, which was due to the friendly married couple and their sociable wedding guests. There was a lot of dancing during the evening. A sampling of local delicacies and enjoying of each other’s company.
The first Dance
The Wedding Cake
It is a very personal thing when the groom’s own brother prepares the wedding cake. What a special moment for all the wedding guests and also for us as wedding photographer in Algarve.
When it was time to say goodbye, we felt that we had become friends. They made us feel with their warm and welcoming hearts. This Algarve wedding was full of joy and love. Thank you for inviting us. Thank you for trusting us to be your wedding photographers. We wish for your future life together to be filled with love and for you to hold on to your happiness! Please let us know if you want us to be your Wedding Photographer in Algarve.
Equipment used: Canon 1Dx, 1Ds, 5D series, Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f1.4, Carl Zeiss Planar 135mm f2, Canon 28-70L f2.8