So I have to get a little personal on this blog only because this lovely bride-to-be happens to be one of my best friends. As some of you know, I’m originally from Spain and so Mari and I go back 22 years now, come this summer. 22 years and still rockin’ it, that is! I love this gal and definitely love her wonderful fiancé, Jordi, aaaand am pretty sure you couldn’t find a more perfect couple. So when one of your bestest gals, who lives in Spain, asks if you would take engagement photos for her, the answer is “ya dang right!” The following are just highlights from the beautiful images I got to capture of the two of them in love.
Like always, I wanted to photograph this couple in places that meant something special–so we started their engagement session at the park near where Mari and I grew up, Park Güell. Mari and I were lucky enough to live next to one of the most famous parks in Barcelona and so aside from the fact that it has always been in our lives, the park in general is just a beautiful place to enjoy the city. To avoid the weekend crowds though we skipped the more iconic settings in the park to find some a bit more intimate. From that hill, we bounced over to the next hill over in our neighborhood that is home of some historic bunkers and an incredible 360 degree view of Barcelona. There have been many late afternoons that Mari and Jordi have gone to the bunkers to take in the scene and then sunsets.
Next stop was to the older side of downtown, el Barri Gòtic, where the streets are too narrow for cars and where shops, cafes and bars line the streets and alleys as they wine their way towards the sea. We made stops at the Plaça Reial and the Catedral de Santa Eulalia de Barcelona but basically captured the lovebirds in settings that mostly only local Barcelonians would recognize.
And then finally, Tibidabo, Barcelona’s very own amusement park that’s been around forever and the place where Mari and Jordi first met.
Mari y Jordi muchisimas gracias por permitirme el privilegio de fotografiar este capítulo de sus vida juntos! Les deseo todo lo mejor para una boda hermosa y una vida llena de amor. No puedo esperar a verles en junio!
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