I met up with Sally and Luis the week before their destination wedding at La Concha Resort for a portrait session in Old San Juan. They considered having the ceremony in the plaza next to Castillo San Cristobal but ultimately opted for a beach ceremony. Because of that, I am especially glad we had the opportunity to get some images that capture the history and feel of the area.
One of my favorite quotes is “Life happens when you’re busy making plans”. We went into the session with a rough plan of where we wanted to go but the best images were made spontaneously and unscripted along the way. That’s the thrill of being a documentary style photographer; you never know what exactly you are walking into and what will present itself. Each session is really a collaborative creative endeavor and I’m not just shooting down a list. Of course you prepare and make sure you cover your basics, but when the magic happens, you gotta be ready to throw it all out the window and change gears. Be observant. Try. Fail. Keep trying. Peel the onion.
Here are some of my favorite ‘moments of magic’ from the session:
Got to feature some cats if you’re shooting in Old San Juan!
This is good luck, not bad luck.