In 2024, I'll be celebrating my 20th year as a wedding photographer, and let me tell you, my passion for weddings has only grown stronger.
Truth be told, I did not think I would make it this far....! I started in Photography because as a dreamer, I could not stand working in the stiff corporate banking environment. All I wanted to do was have fun and be my own boss.
During these 20 years I have had good and bad moments. For a few years I felt burnout and wanted to quit but I could not. Why?, well, I'm a wedding junkie. There's nothing quite like the magic of these moments.
When I started back in 2004, no one really knew what a wedding planner was (in Mallorca) or did! And there were only 4, now I lost count of how many there are only in Mallorca, hundreds! Same with photographers, there were only a few and now they are even flying in from all over the world!
I got my first wedding published on a major bridal magazine (Cosmopolitan UK) back in 2008. The bride wore a cool sixties look with feathers, a short dress, and big hair, and the wedding decorations were in lime and black, a really cool look.
I found my first wedding portfolio in my archives and guess what...it is a real physical portfolio made of paper. Not an online portfolio! All the photos there were shot on black and white film and I printed them all by myself in a home lab!
The Canon 20D was the first digital camera that I used professionally for weddings. From the outside it does not look so bad but technically it is almost prehistoric!
I have had many brides who wore stunning dresses, but this one really caught my attention for many years. It was a design inspired by Marie Antoinette, in a Rococo style with a modern twist. Helena wore pink peonies on her hair that matched her bouquet, and she looked stunning!
This is a photo of Olivia, resting on her uncle´s antique car. Olivia is my cousin so I went to her wedding as a guest. I used the opportunity to take some beautiful black-and-white photos of her, which I also developed and printed myself manually, and she ordered an album from me. My first paid job!
do not expect marriage to make you happy,
expect happiness to make your marriage