There are many ways a couple can be united with their wedding photographer. Perhaps you learnt of them by a recommendation from a friend, perhaps they are somebody that you already know, or perhaps they are somebody whose work is so highly recommended by wedding experts that you can’t help the urge to get in contact with them after seeing their portfolio. Warning: this may be a case today as we introduce you to Gabo & Mafe Fotografía.
“You have to give your suppliers a full vision of a perfect wedding. That says a lot about the end result you’ll have in yours”, say Gabo & Mafe Fotografía.
The conversation between these married professionals is fluid. They make you feel as though you are speaking with a couple of friends you have known for years and years. Their friendly characters means that you easily open up to them, retelling many memories and anecdotes that will all add towards the creation of your perfect wedding day, as they take notes and pay attention to the small details. These professionals have received many awards for their work. They have been featured on My Wed, Fearless Photographers, and have received 5 ZIWA awards from Zankyou.
With this attitude and the knowledge and experience that are evidenced by their awards, they told us the top aspects you should look for when looking through a supplier’s photographic portfolio:
Quality: light, composition and moments
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If you prefer pictures and photos to frame, or put in beautiful personalized albums, then you should pay more attention to details like these noted above. You should find a beautiful backdrop where the light plays perfectly with the atmosphere.
How do you know when a photographer has these characteristics? Simple. Compare them to the photos you will find in the gallery of Gabo & Mafe Fotografía. In their photos, the protagonist is, on occasion, the place you chose for your wedding, in others a small child who steals everyone’s attention, a couple in love or the photo for which a mother and daughter were mentioned last year in Fearless Photographers where they say goodbye to Grandma before going to the wedding. Everyone tells a story, they say something, they tell you emotions or stories. There is the quality.
“The funniest moment, without a doubt, is usually the crazy hour, when everyone is completely relaxed and having a lot of fun. The most tense is usually the kiss at the ceremony: one chance and you can not fail“, this couple tells us that which defines their wedding photography style. They say it is mostly documentary style, and that they chose it because they want to leave a story well told for your relationship in the future, For your children, for your story.
The experience of these professionals has helped them to understand that there may be delays or difficulties and that sometimes it is necessary to be flexible. This couple knows that their 6-year-old daughter will wake them up very early to play, and yet they are willing to skip their designated hours a little and go beyond eight hours, because as a couple they understand how important this moment is for each of the couples they work with. For them, love can manifest at any second of the day and they know they must be attentive to capture it.
“At each wedding, love comes in different forms and presentations: sometimes in a very visible way, through moments shared, kisses or hugs, but many times more in small gestures of service, in the presence of those who attend, in the call of those who are absent, and that is what we seek to show at the weddings that we document: that love exists in different ways and it is always worth celebrating“, explain Gabo & Mafe. That is the reason why they consider the connection with the couple to be very important.
Everything usually begins with a phone call and generally continues with some video calls, in national cases it is with personal meetings, but most of the clients of these wedding photographers come from abroad to make their destination wedding in cities of the Colombian Caribbean coast as Cartagena, Barranquilla or Santa Marta. The contact is important because this is how they can learn to recognize those moments when the emotions of the bride and groom are about to explode and learn exactly how you and your partner want to portray you photo album.
So what are you waiting for? Take a look at the photos of Gabo & Mafe Fotografía, and if you’re sufficiently impressed, get in touch with this couple before their 2020 wedding spaces fill up!