This photoshoot, held at the end of September, was one of the most difficult of the year. Not because of the couple, for sure. Nicoleta & Catalin, a newly wed Romanian couple, hired me to take them on yet another of my adventures and they were certainly one of the friendliest couples I’ve had the pleasure of photographing in the past year.
The problem was the weather we encountered during most of our journey. We even started with a warm and sunny climate in the southwest of the island, which allowed us to take some sunny pictures at the waterfall over the road at Ponta do Sol, but then we continued to Paul da Serra, the great plateau west of the island , at a height of 1400m. Our purpose was to visit Fanal and its enchanted trees, which was the main objective of the session but unfortunately, everything changed drastically in terms of climate and we went from 28º celsius in Ponta do Sol to 12ºC with an even colder wind in Fanal. All we found was fog and fog and cold, very cold. Everything below 18º Celsius is already cold for me and it was 12ºC 🙂 !!!
However, despite the wind, the cold and the fog, they were clean and super cooperative, which allowed me to get the best of them in front of the cameras. Fortunately we descend to the final destination of our adventure, on the most beautiful beach of Madeira Island, in Seixal.
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