This photo session is very special to me. Celeste contacted with me early in 2016, her plan was to visit Barcelona with her fiancé Carlo, both from the Philippines, at the end of year. I loved Celeste’s emails from the very beginning, she projected such an amazing energy on every email! Always kind, always positive. She was very excited for the shooting in Barcelona, I couldn’t wait to meet her and Carlo. She had the amazing idea of booking at the Cotton House Hotel, one of my recommendations and favorite Boutique Hotel in town. Everything was planned.

For the occasion Celeste chose the make up artist Anna Mundet, owner of Bridal Beauty by Anna a company specialized in bridal makeup, I couldn’t be more happy, Anna is an amazing professional and a friend, her work speaks for herself.

The idea was to make a couple of changes into the Hotel to take advantage of the beautiful location and then moved to the Gothic quarter and finish with some photos at one of the most amazing views in town. The photo shoot took us around 6 hours, including some photos while she was getting ready. It’s very important to be aware of the light when you plan this kind of session, and we did great.

The Hotel treated us wonderfully, they allow us to shoot all around the hotel as long as we didn’t bother other guests. It was a fantastic experience. After the Hotel we went to the Gothic quarter, to do some photographs at my favorite spots, then we took a taxi to the Bunker’s del Carmel, you can appreciate the whole city from up there, and finished the session right there but, honestly, I would have spent the rest of the day with them.

Celeste was wearing a two gowns, the first one from Ivory and White, a bridal store in Manila and the second from the famous Filipino designer Rajo Laurel, shoes from Italian designer Giuseppe Zanotti. She looked amazing!

I want to thank both for their trust in my work, their kindest and the funny moments we share together. Now every time I think of the Philippines I think of you, with a smile.

Thank you for reading!


If you are looking for a destination photographer in Barcelona I’m available for weddings, engagement and family sessions. Contact with me to: and I’ll explain how to arrange it.