I had been following Denise on Instagram for a while, until one day I had the courage to message her asking if she would be interested in doing an elopement wedding styled shoot.
I was happily surprised when she replied to my message with plenty of ideas of how she has actually dreamed about on how her own wedding should be. We met in real life in Denise and Pedro’s gorgeous little cozy tattoo studio, and exchanged ideas. I learnt that Denise and Pedro have been engaged for 3 years, and due to their family living far, running their own business and welcoming their second child, they had postponed all this.
The day came and I joined Denise, Pedro and their children Petal, 5 years old and River 1 and a half, for breakfast at their home, while they were getting ready for the “fake wedding”, the love in the air was real and strong. Denise baked and decorated a gorgeous cake, and all the props used were taken directly from their home so it was very personal to them.
We arrived at the beautiful mystical mountains of Sintra, Portugal and had the most perfect day, I could see in front of me a beautiful family celebrating the love they have for each other, and once I got home and checked the pictures, I was in love. I thought of how I would love to show you this lovely family. It was beautiful and full of love, laughs and happiness which is everything a wedding should have, and perfect 🙂
I hope you enjoy these pictures.