Wedding at Santo Domingo Antigua Guatemala // It’s not so often that we get to spend extended time with our couples and their families, but with Helena & Jose Andres we were lucky that that was the case. We met Helena & Jose Andres about a week before their wedding, at a beautiful rental house on Lake Atitlan, where we had arranged to do an engagement session for the couple before their wedding day. The couple lives in Brazil, so they were taking the few days before to spend some quality time with both immediate families. We can attest to how little this can happen when you live abroad, so it was so fun to spend the afternoon getting to know both sides of this marriage from the perspective of two different cultures. In college I spent 6 months in Brazil and loved every minute of it. The conversations flowed from the get-go with both families and I had the opportunity to practice my basic Portuguese for the first time in a while.
Once the wedding at Santo Domingo Antigua Guatemala arrived, it was so nice to be welcomed into the celebration with warm hugs with already familiar faces. We were able to integrate and really get comfortable with everyone, which opened the day up for capturing some truly beautiful moments.
One of our biggest pieces of advice to our couples on the wedding day is to introduce us directly to their families. This allows your loved ones to get to know us and thus feel more comfortable with the folks behind the camera on that day. While we can’t have lakeside beers with every family that we photograph (we would love to,) the simple act of an introduction usually sparks a familiar conversation that makes our clients feel less like clients and more like friends.
Check out Helena & Jose Andres’ engagement session that we will be posting in the near future if you’d like to see the beautiful afternoon that we spent with them on Lake Atitlan before their wedding. Also, check out the list of amazing vendors that helped put this beautiful wedding at Santo Domingo Antigua Guatemala:
Wedding Planner: Muckay & Nickte Ixcamparij
Decoration: Addy Florales
Venue: Hotel Casa Santo Domingo
Dress: Valerdi Boutique
Suit: London Noiva e Noivo
Jewels: Giulietta Joias
Bossanova Cocktail Hour Music: Brigadeiros
Party Music: Los Engañosos
Cake: Mross Bakery
Music credit: Elefantes – Mi Estrella (iTunes)~ Hit Play Below ~
~ Wedding at Santo Domingo Antigua Guatemala ~