After the events of 2020, it's no surprise that elopements are on the rise as couples choose to abandon their plans for large-scale, formal weddings in favour of something much simpler and more personal. Small doesn't have to mean dull, though. To celebrate their thirst for adventure, couples are increasingly deciding to swap traditional venues for stunning outdoor backdrops or unusual locations. Wherever prospective partners choose to say their vows, though, selecting the right elopement photographer is even more important when the images they capture are the only means of sharing the special day with family and friends.
International wedding photographer and Canon Ambassador Pablo Laguia works in partnership with his wife Ana Gómez from their base in Alicante, Spain, and elopement photography is now a major part of their business. Ana used to work in the fashion business and the pair met while collaborating on campaigns. "We thought we made a good team," she says. Ana now manages marketing, communication and clients, while also working as a second shooter.
Here, the couple share some of the lessons they've learned from their elopement photography and why being behind the lens at smaller-scale celebrations is such a unique thrill.