The unspoilt sand dunes of Corralejo were the setting for my most recent assignment as a Fuerteventura wedding photographer. I did a couples session for Laura and Robert and while it was a relaxed, wonderful shoot, because Laura is a wedding blogger I was feeling a little bit of pressure to measure up! But of course, once we met and talked about what they wanted to achieve that day, it became easy to see how to get the photographs they wanted.
On the day everything exceeded even our high expectations. The weather was perfect with a hazy sky that meant we didn’t have to contend with harsh shadows and unpleasantly hot temperatures, which is always a risk with outdoor wedding photography. There was quite a breeze, which I chose to use to our advantage, and in several of these intimate couple photographs you can see that Laura’s glorious dark hair is being swept by the wind which adds drama to the shots. This is the kind of decision that only an experienced wedding photographer can make, as it requires years of working with conditions rather than controlling them to achieve the best from whatever circumstances are present on the day.
Working with weather conditions to make wonderful wedding photographs
There were a number of dramatic elements to the day – Laura’s dark good looks contrasted superbly with Robert’s fair colouring, the even colour of the dunes worked as a backdrop to the ever changing cloudscape that framed the images and the weather was constantly changing, calm to breezy, warm to windy, which meant that I was able to play with a selection of shots, in a variety of locations, to capture the full range of emotions that this loving couple bring to their relationship.
The final album contains a number of atmospheric images, including some work in black and white, that encapsulates the entirety of the day I spent with this wonderful couple.