WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN SOMERSET
Documentary Wedding Photography
MY TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN MALLORCA
In July myself and my wonderful family headed off on our summer holidays. I also timed this in with second shooting at a family friends’ destination wedding, not too far from where we were staying – so a complete win-win!
The Spanish island of Mallorca is home to many of my favourite things, ensaïmadas, sangria and beautiful hidden beaches. This summer we set up camp in Palma, the city's capital, but we travelled around the island for nine days, and it totally exceeded our expectations. Full of stone walls, rustic farmhouses, bougainvillea flowers trailing along pathways, homes and buildings; everywhere looked like a postcard.
During our stay we enjoyed many lazy brunches, with freshly squeezed orange juice and traditional Spanish pastries, long lunches with fresh fish and beautiful salads, late dinners with tapas, crusty bread with olive oil and balsamic dip, and an array of scrumptious tarts, ice creams and churros for our sweet treats.
The apartment we stayed in was no more than a five-minute walk from Palma Cathedral, the shopping centres and the general hustle and bustle of city life, in fact it was placed just opposite a school and you could almost see into the classrooms – it was utterly charming. Our Apartment also had a beautiful walled garden at the rear, perfect for a quiet drink/siesta when we fancied it.
We visited Cala d'Or, Serra de Tramuntana and Cala Deia Beach, which was the most beautiful beach of the whole trip, although rather rocky! We also went to Alcudia (the old town), Santuari de Cura and “Cap de Formentor”, where I couldn't resist taking most of my photographs as the views were simply breath-taking and screamed out to be captured.
We then went to Soller, Pollenca (old town), Boquer Valley, “Parc Natural de Mondrago” and Campos, where I had the best tuna steak I have EVER eaten at a grill called "Moli de Vent" and we also visited the town's main beach - Es Trenc - which was a more family and feet friendly coastline.
We then saw Torre del Veguer and “The Caves of Drach”, which I cannot recommend highly enough, the sheer age and scale of the caves was astonishing. Finally, we made time to see Porto Cristo, where I had the best tapas of the whole trip at a restaurant called "Cinque Trattoria".
Last on our wish list was to attend our lovely family friends’ wedding. I was fortunate enough to capture different angles throughout the day, working with their main photographer, who was utterly lovely and a pleasure to be teamed with. However, she had to leave before their meal, so the speeches, first dance, cake cutting and dancing shots were all on me. I loved every second of it! And I even got to be a guest after 10pm, dancing with my loved ones in The Yacht Club Cala D’Or – what more could you ask for?! If you're planning a Destination Wedding and need a photographer please do get in touch, and we can have a chin-wag.
Surprisingly we still managed to fit in a lot of relaxation time, listening to the waves, reading great books and enjoying a game of cards or two with a mug of strong Spanish coffee and a biscuit (or five) and if you’re a fan of a KitKat – try a Spanish one, oh my goodness…they are next level! Staying in the city meant that we were never far from all the action and attractions the city had to offer, although having a car meant we could explore the whole island. We were absolutely spoilt for choice, with great food, stunning views, white sand beaches and even better company.