Julius and James were very fortunate to meet Alex and Gabriella, a delightful young couple living in Barcelona. Alex is Catalan, and Gabriella is from Mexico, and and the connection between them draws continents closer together. Their love has carried them through both Mexico and Spain, but here we really wanted to showcase Barcelona, one of Europe’s most romantic cities. It’s one of our favourite places in the world.
We started off in the absolutely unique Park Guell, designed by Antonio Gaudi. It’s one of the architectural and landscape wonders of the world, with commanding views of the whole city. From there we walked downhill into Gracia, one of Barcelona’s to be discovered scenes, for a coffee break. It’s sometimes referred to as the “Republic of Gracia” due to its independent spirit. Finally we climbed up Mount Montjuic to the old Castle, where we took in a perfect setting sun over the city which blankets the countryside from Mount Tibidabo all the way down to the beach at Barcelonetta. With our trusty Polaroid SX 70 instant film camera, we captured some details, scenes and portraits.
Parin and Sandro met in San Francisco, but their professional and academic pursuits drew them to Toronto, where they were married in August 2014 in a two-day ceremony merging Hindu and Catholic traditions. We’ll be posting those photos later in the fall, but first we wanted to share with you their very special engagement portrait session that we shot with them at their home in west Toronto, and at Trinity Bellwoods Park, probably Toronto’s hippest, most colourful urban park space.
Parin and Sandro obviously love and care for each other a great deal. It’s evident in they way they relate to each other, and in the ease of their being together. It shines through in these shots. For a great couples shoot, you don’t need a fancy location, and you don’t need to be in the hippest park in the country. All you need is love.
You can’t ask for a better location for shooting a couple than the west coast of Jamaica around and in Negril. Between the resorts and Negril town there are still a few quiet stretches of sand where the locals hang out and play volleyball. Access to the ocean is open and mostly without a hassle. Going past the ever crowded Rick’s Café – where Julius joined the cliff diving fraternity, Negril’s lighthouse is the perfect place to watch the sun go down.Thanks to “Dr Love” for letting us use his beach camp and to our great driver Raoul.
A simple beach wedding with only the tightest group of friends and family. What could be better? Before the western Caribbean sea, and in front of 25 loving friends and relatives, Maricel and Ramil pledged their eternal love and devotion to one another on April 26, 2014 at the Riu Negril. Julius & James were very fortunate to have been invited to capture the events and details of the day. We will be posting more photos of our couple’s shoot with Maricel and Ramil on the west coast of Jamaica in the coming days, and we’ll be back shooting in Jamaica again in January 2015. We would be delighted to shoot your destination wedding as well. Please send us an email at email@example.com to get in touch with us!
Julius & James were in China this past November shooting some studio work, as well as some destination engagement work. Here are a selection of images shot by Julius in Guangzhou China. We hope you enjoy them!