Dear Bride to be,

As a wedding photographer on this beautiful island, I have been granted the unique privilege of capturing countless moments of joy, love, and unspoken promises. Each camera click immortalizes not only images but also the laughter, tears, and myriad emotions of a wedding day. As you approach this significant day, I feel inspired to share insights from behind the lens and my personal journey as a bride – the very things I wish I had known when I was in your shoes.

Romanticizing Your Wedding Planning

Make your wedding planning as memorable as the day itself! Pour yourselves a glass of wine, set the ambiance with flickering candles, and engage in a heart-to-heart about your top two wedding essentials, the nice-to-have elements, and what you can comfortably forgo. Make your first dance practice a regular date, letting the rhythm sync with your heartbeat. Infuse your cake tasting sessions with a touch of whimsy by popping open a bottle of champagne. Why not indulge in an extra slice to savor during a romantic sunset? Cozy up on your sofa, let your wedding playlist fill the room, and let yourselves be swept away by the melodies. Create cozy moments with a wedding-themed movie marathon, complete with popcorn snuggles in bed. Transform viewing your engagement photos into an intimate date night. Seize every opportunity to immerse yourselves in love songs, letting their lyrics echo your feelings. Strive to make the entire journey of planning your wedding as delightful and memorable as the day you say "I do."

Detail of a young couple being close to kissing.

Timing Your Ceremony Perfectly

The time of your ceremony plays a crucial role in capturing the beauty of your day. Organizing the ceremony to start at least an hour and a half before sunset is ideal, particularly in Tenerife. This time of day is not just about the most flattering light for photography; it's also when the temperature is most comfortable, and a soothing breeze graces the island. This 'golden hour' illuminates your eyes, makeup, and hair in the most beautiful way. For summer weddings, this timing ensures you're not overwhelmed by heat, preserving the elegance and comfort of your special moment.

The Beauty of Authenticity

In the whirlwind of wedding planning, it's easy to get caught up in the pursuit of perfection. Magazines and social media are replete with images of flawless ceremonies and receptions. But remember, the most captivating photos are those filled with genuine emotions and spontaneous moments. Your wedding is a celebration of your unique love story. Embrace the unplanned laughter, the happy tears, and even the fleeting moments of nervousness. These are the memories that will resonate through your photographs.

As your photographer, my aim is to capture the essence of your special day - the spirit, the joy, and the love. When you look back at your photos, I want you to remember exactly how you felt at that moment. The way your partner's eyes lit up when they first saw you in your wedding dress, the warmth of your family and friends surrounding you, the soft whispers and the loud cheers. These fleeting moments are the heartbeats of your wedding day, and they deserve to be remembered.

Authentic moment of tasting the cake between bride and groom.

Building a Vision Together

The foundation of truly memorable photography lies in the bond of trust and open communication we build together. I warmly encourage you to share your vision and deepest desires with me. Your wedding day is a collaborative journey between us. The more we connect and understand each other, the more vividly your photographs will reflect the true essence of your special day.

I invite you to share your Pinterest board with me, to show me the images that spark your imagination and make your eyes light up with dreams. Let's build a relationship beyond the professional realm; I encourage you to see me not just as your photographer, but as a friend who is deeply invested in bringing your vision to life. Together, we can create a visual narrative that resonates with your unique love story and captures the magic of your day in its purest form.

The Importance of Being Present

On this day, remember to relax and bask in the center of attention and affection. Absorb the love that surrounds you, cherish every embrace, and consciously store these feelings of warmth and joy. This isn't just a day; it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience where every second is a gem, waiting to be treasured. By living each moment consciously, you're not just creating memories for photographs, but you're also enriching your soul with the beauty and love that this day brings.

Bride and groom share a kiss against the picturesque backdrop of Tenerife's scenic seaside.

Stand by Each Other's Side

A small yet significant piece of advice for your wedding day: stay close to your partner. Amidst the excitement, it’s easy to be drawn apart by guests, but remember to move through the day as a unit. The day will fly by, and it’s those shared moments, experienced side by side, that become the most cherished memories. As your photographer, capturing these moments of togetherness is my joy, creating images that reflect the bond you share.

Beyond Documentation: Creating Art

Seek not just a record of your day, but a masterpiece. Your stay on Tenerife's shores offers a canvas far beyond the bounds of your wedding day. While the photographs taken during the ceremony will narrate your story, they are often confined by the day's structure and timing. I encourage you to embrace the opportunity for an after-wedding photoshoot on this breathtaking island. Tenerife's landscapes, with their raw, natural beauty, provide the perfect setting to craft images that transcend traditional wedding photography and venture into the realm of art.

Imagine a session where the only focus is you and your partner, free from the constraints of the wedding schedule. In this space, as your photographer, I can harness the full extent of my creative power, dedicating myself to capturing the essence of your bond in a way that's unattainable amidst the bustle of the wedding day. With the pressure of the event behind us, we can explore, create, and capture images that are not just memories, but timeless pieces of art.

My background in Photography art has taught me to discern the subtle, yet profound difference between merely documenting an event and creating a visual poem that speaks to the soul. When the time comes to choose which images to immortalize from your wedding experience, I am confident you will find yourself drawn to these artistic representations, the ones that resonate with depth, emotion, and beauty.

Bride and groom lock eyes lovingly, with rose petals in the air and Tenerife's seaside in the background.

After the Wedding: A Lifetime of Memories

Your wedding photographs are more than mere snapshots; they are the keepers of your cherished memories. Each image will serve as a timeless portal, transporting you back to those precious moments, allowing you to relive them vividly, time and time again. These photographs are not just a collection; they are a beautifully woven tapestry of your love story, a narrative imbued with emotion and joy, destined to be treasured for a lifetime.

Long after the last piece of cake has been savored and the final notes of your wedding music have faded into silence, these photographs will remain. They will be the tangible reminders of the day when two lives became one. Each photograph will encapsulate not just what the day looked like, but what it felt like – the laughter, the tears of joy, the warmth of loved ones gathered, and the love that enveloped you both.

With every detail you meticulously planned and every investment you made to bring this day to life, know that its essence will be forever captured in these images. They will be your gateway to revisit those moments, to feel the emotions and relive the experiences, long after the day itself has passed.

As time marches on and memories begin to fade, your wedding photographs will stand as a testament to the day that marked the beginning of your journey together. They will be your legacy of love, a collection of moments that you can share with future generations, a visual chronicle of the day your life together began.

A Personal Touch

In my role as a photographer, and more importantly, as a woman who has walked the path of love and family building, I approach each wedding with a sense of empathy and heartfelt understanding. I am acutely aware of the profound emotions and beautiful nuances that make up your unique story. It is a privilege for me to capture these moments, to preserve the beauty of your journey with the sensitivity and care it deserves.

As we close this chapter of anticipation and look forward to the celebration in Tenerife, I want you to know that I hold the role of your wedding photographer with great respect and heartfelt joy. It is not just a job for me, but a cherished opportunity to create and capture memories that will resonate through your lifetime.

I eagerly await the chance to work with you, to weave together the visual narrative of your love, and to present you with a collection of memories that you will treasure for years to come.


Ema Avarvarii

Your Tenerife Wedding Photographer

Let's Connect!

Have questions, thoughts, or want to share your own wedding journey? I'd love to hear from you! Feel free to reach out by filling in the contact form below. Whether it's about wedding photography, more advice, or simply sharing your special moments, your message is always welcome. Let's make this a space for love, memories, and beautiful connections.