Portugal has to be my new favourite place for destination weddings!
So I take it you're looking for a Portugal wedding photographer? Well, I'm hoping you like my style of wedding photography because I would love to return to my new favourite country in the world. I remember travelling to Portugal as a kid, I loved it then, but I had no idea I would be returning to do the job I adore. I've done a few weddings across the country; from the Algarve on the southern coastline to Lisbon and its surrounding countryside with beautiful vineyards, and then further north near Porto in the Douro Valley. It's a surprising place every time I visit the country. For weddings, it's a great idea for a destination wedding, beautiful weather, delicious food and a cheaper alternative to Italy perhaps. For photography, it is also wonderful, bright colourful buildings and rich blue skies that make photos come alive on both screen and print.
my top 4 locations for weddings in portugal
Lisbon is an adventurous, romantic, and vibrant city that is ideal for those who love 'getting lost' and exploring its many winding, cobblestoned streets either in search for the perfect Pastéis de Nata, a romantic meal in a restaurant, or stunning sunsets and views of the Tagus River. In the summer, the city comes alive with street artists and live music, and as I've experienced firsthand, it has its own delightful charms and a never-lacking party atmosphere in the winter too. Absolutely unforgettable!
I can't tell you how much I fell in love with the Douro valley went I went to photograph a wedding last year! A hidden gem nestled in the heart of Northern Portugal is a place of natural beauty and wine culture. As I drove through the winding roads, I fell in love with lush green vineyards and rolling hills but especially at sunset, casting a golden glow over the landscape, making it seem like a scene straight out of a painting. One of my favourite wedding venues in the area is the magnificent Six Senses, a perfect luxurious place to get married with all your friends & family.
The Algarve is one of the most perfect places for holidays but it definitely shouldn't be forgotten about when it comes to weddings. From its picturesque beaches and crystal-clear waters to its charming villages and historic landmarks, there is something for everyone in this southernmost region of Portugal. With an array of coastal towns and cities from Faro the capital, Portimão, Lagos to historic towns such Silves. All of these cities offer a unique experience and different activities, but they all share one common denominator, the beautiful beaches and the sea. It is a location where your wedding guests can enjoy not only the wedding but a mini holiday as well.
Porto, a city of winding streets, charming architecture, and vibrant culture. Known for its historic old town, picturesque streets, and delicious port wine, Porto is a city that will leave a lasting impression on all who visit but 100% will be a wedding to remember. The city's Ribeira district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a maze of narrow streets and colourful houses that seem to cling to the steep hillside. One of my favourite parts of Porto was the intricately designed ceramic tiles adorning buildings throughout the city, known as 'azulejos' they're simply stunning and make a gorgeous backdrop for photographs.
Portugal wedding Destination FAQ
How long will you stay before and after our wedding in Portugal?
For destination weddings, I like to arrive at least a day before the wedding so I can get to know the area and the venue. In some cases, I would arrive 2 days before I can make it to the wedding in good time. I would usually fly out the day after the wedding.
Will there be any extra costs for destination wedding photography?
Yes, the amount depends on which package you select. For the top package with two photographers for weddings in Europe, I add a flat fee of £800 for flights, accommodation, rental car and any other travel expense. For the favourite package weddings in Europe, I add a flat fee of £600 for expenses. For international weddings outside Europe, please get in touch.
How do we go about booking you for our Portugal destination wedding?
Firstly get in touch and check my availability for your date. If I'm available, then all you will need to do is pay a 20% non-refundable retainer (This will guarantee that no else books me for your wedding date) from the price of the package you select and sign an online contract to secure my services. The expenses will need to be paid eight months before the weddings so I can purchase flights and finally the remaining balance one month before your wedding date.
I can imagine how stressful planning a destination wedding in Portugal can be, so I've tried to keep my destination packages as simple as possible with only two to choose from. There is one for larger weddings which includes a second photographer, a fine-art wedding album and fast delivery. Then my most popular 'favourite' package which includes 12-hour coverage, digital downloads and online gallery
All packages include
• fast preview gallery
• a pre wedding chat
• print rights
• 12 hours coverage
• Digital Downloads
• 4k online slideshow
• online gallery