heI met Sarah and Tomas, and Sarah's parents at the end of 2017, when we met during their wedding planning trip to Puerto Rico. Our meeting was mainly talking about timeline recommendations for their wedding day. I instantly loved their shy but friendly personalities and was very excited to shoot their big day.
Destination Wedding at Hacienda Siesta Alegre
I got to the hacienda a few hours before the ceremony to capture the getting ready part. Sarah and the bridesmaids were staying at a hotel in San Juan, and they caught a bit of traffic, so that gave us more time than usual for Tomas and his groomsmen. It was a very bright and sunny day, so we went out for a few portraits.
Eventually, Sarah and the ladies arrived and I captured a beautiful getting ready. I loved how detail-oriented Sarah was. After she was ready, we brought Tomas over for their First Look session. I loved how Sarah and Tomas's faces lit the instant they were finally together.
After the first look, we took a few minutes for couple portraits and video until it was time for us to join the guests at the ceremony area.
Newlywed Portraits at Sunset
After the ceremony and the group portraits, we walked around the hacienda for the second set of newlywed portraits. This time, on better lighting, since we were closer to sunset. These portraits are some of my recent favorites and I'm so happy I'm finally sharing them with you.
Minutes before the reception I went around the tables to capture the simple, botanical decor they had set up on the reception area, after which the protocol started with a beautiful choreographed first dance by the newlyweds.
After dinner, we had an amazingly fun party that not even the rain could stop; there was dancing, pleneros, shots, and even a sparkler exit.
Thanks for having me, and for giving me such a beautiful day for me to capture!
PUERTO RICO WEDDING VENDORS FOR THIS EVENT
Wedding Photography: Weddings by Camille Fontanez
Wedding Venue: Hacienda Siesta Alegre
Wedding Planner: Maribel Ramirez, Creating Weddings Group
Wedding Cinema: NDF Films
Florist: Creating Weddings Group
Make-up & Style: Javier Moreno
DJ: Big J Music Services
Catering: Roots and Flavors
Entertainment: Pleneros del Más Allá
Cake: Sabe a Gloria