This dramatic coastal couples photoshoot is #goals for a Portugal elopement or romantic couples photoshoot. Vital & Omer really shined as we played along the ocean rocks, explored the natural and built beauty in this place, and enjoyed each others company. Have you ever dreamed of an underrated-yet-totally-romantic place to tie the knot with the person you love the most? Portugal is it!! I would be so honored to be your Portugal elopement photographer.
This story is about Vital & Omer, a lovely Israeli couple living in Porto, Portugal.
These two actually eloped in NYC a couple months back and never got the chance to get some gorgeous professional photos of the two of them together.
Sometimes we need to elope because of time or circumstances. We love the person we’re with, but life just makes us move as a different timeline than we originally planned. When stuff like that happens, it’s still worth seeking out an elopement photographer to capture the special sauce that makes your relationship unique!
I was immediately drawn to Vital & Omer when I met them. We bonded over play and business. They started attending acroyoga jams I attended and we talked about all sorts of stuff – food, entrepreneurship, business, travel, exploration, etc. They are both driven to create their own destinies. Omer has a real estate business back in Israel and the two of them are working hard toward purchasing property to provide affordable, communal student living in Porto. Talk about an inspiring power couple!
When I found out Vital & Omer had not really explored Foz, the coastal town west of Porto, I knew they would love it and we had to go.
Foz is basically the Porto “suburbs”, but it has something a lot of other suburbs don’t – oceanfront property along rocky, rugged beaches.
There are beautiful walking trails along the oceanfront and dramatic oceanfront parks with beautiful architecture I’ve been wanting to photograph since I first laid eyes on it. So glad Vital & Omer were able to trust in my vision, we achieved some truly incredible photos here!
Imagine getting married in the magical country of Portugal, the waves crashing behind you, followed up by enjoying some of the best food and wine you can find anywhere!!
We arrived in Foz right after the sun came up. The sun was bright as hell but soon some clouds moved in to provide us some relief and foggy vibes to accompany our exploration.
We first explored the parks along the ocean with their gorgeous columns with the ocean as a backdrop, shady and comfortable trees. We were some of the only people here, with just a couple of early morning runners getting their daily exercise along the nearby running path.
Then came the real fun! We climbed down over the rocks all the way to the water’s edge. There was some really tricky footing, so we went as far as Vital & Omer were comfortable. It’s really important to me that my couples feel safe the whole time we work together – I will never pressure you to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable! No matter what your comfort level, we will discover places that light you up.
It was cold and windy, but these two were real troopers. I could feel the electricity between them. The way Omer cared for Vital so strongly was really apparent. He was always looking out for her, making sure she was safe and happy.
At the end of our fun on the rocks, we had to get back to shore, which was a little more challenging than expecting! The tide had come in a bit, partially covering our original path. We waited for the lulls between waves before jumping over rocks to get back.
With our incredible settings and Vital & Omer’s natural chemistry and camera-friendliness, I really felt like we were doing a magazine photoshoot. It was an experience I’d be happy to repeat anyday. We all got to play creatively with our surroundings and just enjoy the life the ocean has to give us.
Vital & Omer had some time to relax into each others’ company and simply enjoy the end of this morning adventure before we caught a bus back downtown together. Happily, they showed me a few cell phone snaps from their NYC elopement. I’m so happy they they now have these photos to compliment those memories!
If getting married in a beautiful foreign country is something you’ve dreamed about, let’s talk! Portugal is one of those incredible places that flies under-the-radar.
In Portugal, especially Porto, you’ll find delicious food, incredible wine, friendly locals, and some of the most breathtaking landscapes you can imagine. I lived there for a while and am sooo looking forward to introducing more couples to this top romantic wedding destination.
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