Weddings in Sotogrande

The Wedding of Billie & Billy in Málaga, Spain

Billie & Billy met as teenagers at the family home of Billy (‘boy’ - as he is affectionately known by friends) in Periana where Billie (‘girl’) was visiting on holiday. It may have started as a holiday romance, but it certainly lasted… They remained close once Billie returned to England and with the support of their families maintained their relationship across two countries that included visits. Billy boy credits the invention of the Nokia 3210 in their being able to maintain long distance contact with each other, Billie girl has a slightly more romantic tale.

The support and love of their families was a central theme of the day and the warmth was easy to feel and bear witness to.



We absolutely love the photos guys!!! They are gorgeous!!! The lighting, the backgrounds. Just beautiful.

I get tearful just looking at them, I just love them.

- Billie



Billie & Billy later lived together in rural Greece and Spain before moving to live in London with their Greek rescue dog Nicos who accompanied the best man down the aisle.

Helen and Billie have been friends for some time, although I know them personally through their business as artisanal carpenters and our shared love of alfresco dining that has led to many an evening in Malaga and London sampling wine, tapas and bbq food. I (Sam) do build a surprising number of my relationships through food... indeed during their engagement photo shoot in Malaga city we took a break for tapas!

One of the great things about being a wedding photographers in Malaga is the huge range of venues that we get to discover. Along with the incredible light and views across the region, this has been one of the reasons that we call Spain ‘home’. The raised vantage point from Billy´s family home gave phenomenal views of the rugged landscape of El Cañuelo and Periana across the Sierras de Tejeda and the distant sea view across Vélez-Malaga.

Their wedding day was a true reflection of themselves; relaxed, full of kindness, warmth, great music , food and company. They partied late into the night and enjoyed every moment of their beautiful Malaga wedding day in June. 

The wedding of Billie and Billy was shot on digital and 35mm film cameras. Please see our 35mm film page for more information about how you can incorporate film images into your wedding day.

We hope you enjoy this small glimpse into their beautiful wedding in the hills of Vélez-Malaga.

Film Lab: Carmencita Film Lab
Bride’s Shoes: LK Bennett
Groomsmen’s Bow Ties and cufflinks: Crawshaw Carpenters
Location: El Cañuelo, Periana

The Wedding of Valentina and Simon, La Cabane & Los Monteros

These wonderful people flew in from their home in a beautiful part of Southern California to get married at the exclusive La Cabane Beach Club at Los Monteros Hotel. They married just as the summer was ending and the autumn was about to begin; a time that lends itself well to beautiful sunsets and very warm, but not stiflingly hot evenings.

One of the great aspects of getting married in Southern Spain is the weather that accompanies. I believe the Californian, Canadian and Russian guests were all more than pleasantly surprised by the warm evening at an 8.30pm wedding.

One of the other unexpected joys of being a wedding photographer in Southern Spain is the variety of venues; La Cabane is a modern, chic venue with exquisite dining & catering, views of the Mediterranean, pretty Andalusian external architecture mixed with ultra modern internal facilities. It also has the added bonus of attached to a prestigious 5* hotel. It is a very different feel to some of the more rustic, rural mountainous venues only a few minutes away, yet La Cabane has a charm that separates it from other prestigious beach clubs in Marbella. Being a wedding photographer in Spain you have access to this and a wealth of other prestigious venues.

Both Valentina and Simon were lighthearted and kind in their every interaction and have a North American directness that is an endearing mix; I’ve spent a lot of my life in North America so they felt somewhat reminiscent of old friends. Their friends and guests were also friendly, welcoming and highly sociable. After they had finished ‘joining tables’ at dinner, they partied late into the night enjoying the beautiful food and entertainment provided by Los Monteros at La Cabane.


Hair: Alex Bridal Hair and Make Up
Venue: La Cabane - Los Monteros Hotel
Shoes: YSL

The Wedding of Harriet and Sean, The Ham Polo Club, London

“Hi Helen & Sam, 

We had our first look over the photos and we were absolutely blown away by them! You have done such a great job and they really took us through all the emotions of the day again which was brilliant...they also helped to fill in a lot of the missing memories which we had from what seemed like a whirlwind of the day”.

-Sean

We first met Harriet and Sean in North London not long after we relocated to Spain. It was a cold evening and we found a warm fire lit corner of a beautiful pub to discuss their wedding plans.

We clicked with them straight away; they are warm, kind people who were easy to get to know and talk with.

Even throughout their wedding day they both checked in with us and the videographer to ensure that we had been well looked after by the venue (we had) which is always an appreciated gesture. Even the bride’s father made sure that we were enjoying ourselves!

Harriet and Sean had a beautiful day at Ham Polo Club along with their kind-hearted friends and family. They were genuinely a joy to work with and wish them every happiness in the future.


The Wedding of Sophie and Luke, at Finca Amalur and Amare Hotel, Marbella

Sophie and Luke are a young, fun, energetic couple who were incredibly easy to work with. They were laid back and made for great company. Likewise, their friends were ready to party, yet kind and courteous.

Sophie had her preparations in a beautiful suite at the Hotel Amare on the edge of Marbella Old Town. The hotel gave her bridesmaids a huge preparation room where friends and family members started the celebrations early.

Their chosen wedding venue was Finca Amalur overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and parts of Marbella along with stunning views of La Concha - not many people know that Marbella is located at the bottom of a mountain range that is 1200 meters in height, which makes it taller than any mountain range in England, Wales or N.I. and just shy of Ben Nevis in Scotland which is the only British Mountain taller than La Concha.

With the sun setting across the mountains, views of the Mediterranean Sea and their guests enjoying the entertainment of the day, it is safe to say that their wedding day was a wonderful event for all involved.

Being a wedding photographer in Spain and covering destination weddings allows access to such a variety of venues, and we thank the couple for choosing us to be their wedding photographer in Marbella.

Hotel: Amare, Marbella

Venue: Finca Amalur

Planner: The Marbella Wedding Angels

Flowers: EarthScent Elviria

MUA (Bridesmaids) : Charlotte Lothigius

The Wedding of Katie and Rob, Hacienda San Jose, Mijas - August 2018

Katie and Rob are a young well travelled couple who brought their wealth of worldly experiences to Hacienda San Jose, near Marbella. They incorporated much of their international interests into the decor and entertainment. Their guests travelled in from so many far flung places across the world to attend their wedding day.

Katie and Rob’s guests were a fun, vibrant crowd who enjoyed partying into the night, and entertaining their respective families. The couple and the crowd were a loveable and eclectic group; yet it goes without saying that their Mexican guests were the best dancers. From the moment the music started to the moment we left, there was hardly an inch of room to spare on the outdoor candle lit terrace.

From the mariachi band, the Mexican decorations, the food, the globe themed cake, the guests and their attire as well as the wealth of entertainment provided, it was truly a beautiful celebration on one of the hottest days of the summer and one that we truly enjoyed being a part of.

Wedding Planners: The Marbella Wedding Angels
Venue: Hacienda San Jose
Flowers: EarthScent Elviria
Cake: Lou’s Cakalicious
Wedding Gown: Nieve Couture
Hair & MUA: Golden Tarts
Bridemaid’s Dress: little-mistress.com

The Wedding of Lilla and James at Villa Padierna Palace Hotel & Bronzzzano Beach Club

It was a beautiful June day as I arrived at Villa Padierna, ready to meet Lilla and her bridesmaids; it is easy to understate how beautiful this venue is and the suite I found myself in was no exception - understated elegance is the theme throughout.

You can read more about Lilla and James’ special day here on our blog.

The Wedding of Andrea and Barry, Marbella, June 2018

We met Andrea and Barry in Nueva Andalusia last year and immediately felt at ease with them. They are kind hearted, relaxed people and we knew that we would get along with them fantastically on their big day.

People often underestimate how important a bond is between themselves and their photographer can be; when you click with someone you feel that you can trust them and the couple felt happy to entrust their wedding day to us.

June is a fantastic month to get married in Spain, it is very hot but not as stifling as July and August can be, and you get the longest days of the year and therefore some of the latest and longest sunsets. You’ll never hear of a photographer complaining about a beach visit for sunset and this wedding was no exception

These are a few of our favourite images from their day. You can find a few others on our galleries.

The Andalucian Lakes Styled Shoot, Istan, April 2018

“Complacency is the forerunner of mediocrity. You can never work too hard on attitudes, effort and technique”  - Don Meyer

The Wedding of Christina & Manjinder, Cobham, March 2018

It was great to fly out to our first British Spring wedding in March for the Wedding of Christina and Manjinder at Great Fosters in Surrey.

Through the moments of the couple getting ready, to the best man Kip practicing his speech to friends and the fantastic drummers in the evening it was a beautiful, heartfelt and memorable day.

Much like the couple themselves, their day exudes memories of warmth, a close-knit family and understated elegance. It was truly a pleasure to be a part of your day and we wish you every happiness in the future.

Venue: Great Fosters, Cobham, Surrey.