Antigua Guatemala Wedding at Las Capuchinas
Antigua, Guatemala is hands down one of my favorite places to travel to. And this Antigua Guatemala wedding at last capuchinas is by far one of my favorite weddings. I’m super familiar with Guatemala at this point as I’ve traveled there a lot to shoot a lot and I have many friends who I enjoy visiting while there. So backstory: I worked in a restaurant during college and a few years right after while I was trying to figure out what I was doing with my life(still working on that). One of my co-workers was from Guatemala. She moved back but invited me to come visit before she did. So a few months later I bought a ticket and packed my bags. I fell in love with the country. Once you get past the “colas”(traffic jams) and diesel fumes it’s a beautiful place with rich history and friendly people. Now this was before I was even considering wedding photography. About a year later when I started to dabble in weddings I immediately thought back to my time there and how awesome of a place it would be to shoot weddings. So on my next trip I met up with Diana at I Do, Guatemala. She puts on some of the nicest weddings I’ve ever seen. Such attention to detail and really knows how to get the job done right. We had dinner and chatted and I told her that I would eventually like to start shooting in Antigua and Guatemala in general. 3 years later and here we are!
Tina and David’s wedding really took the cake though. The dual Hindu and Jewish ceremony was something really rare for this guy and I imagine is a rarity in general. Diana at I do, Guatemala designed the wedding which was stunning. The whole family flew in from New York City(where David and Tina reside) and London(where Tina’s family now lives) to celebrate. These weddings and these people really make my job a wonderful thing! The both got ready in the El Convento hotel which is a great place to stay if you’re going to be spending any time in Antigua. It’s a beautiful hotel in a very central location. The ceremony was done at El Cerro de la cruz(Hill of the cross…there’s a large crucifix overlooking the city on top of the hill). We had great weather that day and the sun was pretty harsh right up until the ceremony so we were able to cool off and capture some really great moments. The reception was held at Las Capuchinas which used to be an old convent(which why the hotel take the same name). The reception venue is probably one of the nicest places I’ve photographed a reception in regards to venues. As you’ll see in the photos it’s massive and these huge arches which are to die for.
When I work in Guatemala the weddings last 3 days. I shoot a rehearsal dinner, the full wedding day and a day after portrait session. So the photos around town were taken the day after their wedding because there was absolutely no time on the day of to do them justice. Antigua is one of those places you could photograph a million times and never get tired of it or find all of the neat spots.
If you guys are thinking about getting married in Guatemala I’d love to talk with you. If nothing else I can point you in the right direction and give you some pointers that I’ve learned over the year.