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Interview with Sonia and Pedro about Trash the Dress Shoot

Sonia & Pedro Trash the Dress (After Wedding Shoot)


Photos are extremely important to keep your wedding memories alive and photos of the two of you alone will be ones to truly treasure. However talking photos on the wedding can make some brides and grooms feel stressed, as they want to spend as much time as possible talking and relaxing with guests.

Maybe you have a limited cocktail time at your venue and you don’t want to pay out huge amounts of money to extend this. Or maybe you LOVE photography and want to visit a few locations for your photos but they are just too far away to visit on your wedding day.

Beautiful photos take time! We consider ourselves fast workers with the average time couples are away from their guests being only 30 minutes!  However there is one easy way to achieve beautiful photos of the two of you without loosing any time on the day…

Book a trash the Dress shoot! This way we can arrange a day that suits you after the wedding where you can dress up in your wedding outfits again. We can spend a few hours together at your favorite locations with no stress! It’s the perfect way to capture beautiful photos of your both! And NO you don’t actually have to trash the dress!

Our last session of the year was with Sonia and Pedro. We started off in the car park at The Conrad Algarve and took advantage of the amazing graffiti artist work on the walls, next stop was the Quinta do Lago bridge and beach, and then we finished up with some beautiful photos at the end of the day at their wedding venue Casa do Lago.

There is nothing better than hearing the opinions of couples that made the decision to book and after wedding shoot. We caught up with Sonia this week so you can read first hand all about their experience!


1. Why did you decide to book an after wedding shoot

I had experienced a couple of wedding before that we had to be at the wedding reception for two hours waiting for the bride and groom to have their picture taken. I always thought that was too long and I did not enjoy that part of the wedding and when I have to organize mine I decided to enjoy the day of my wedding with all my family and have the picture of the two of us taken after. I am so happy to have taken this decision.


2. What was the shoot like?

It was really fun. We decided together in advance the locations and it worked so nicely. It took about two hours and we took amazing photos at the beach and Casa do Lago. We also decided to have some picture at a garage with graffiti's and I am so in love with those pictures.


3. Would you recommend other couples to leave the portraits until after the wedding day?

Absolutely. I was able to enjoy all my guest during the wedding reception and not have to leave to have the portraits taken. After I could get all dress up again and pick the perfect locations. We were so relaxed because we did not have to rush the session and we could just enjoy each moment.



4. What benefits do you think you had by having an After wedding shoot?

I believe the main benefits were that we could pick the location for the pictures by our preferences and not based on the location of the wedding  venue. The fact that we did not have our guest waiting for us to return also made the whole process more relaxing and we could focus on having the most amazing shoots.


5. What do you think about The Wedding Story Tellers.

I have no words to thank Wedding Story Tellers enough. They have been really amazing with us and very professional. They listened to what we want and the quality of the pictures are outstanding. They really can catch the right moments and feelings. We are so much in love with all our pictures. From the first contact nothing was too much or complicated for them. The best team for sure. I can only and strongly recommend them.



To see more photos from this photo shoot please go to our BLOG Page. 

To book your After wedding shoot contact us now on: 00351 969 696 789 or email:

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You can also see Sonia and Pedro’s Engagement Photos on the galleries page of our website:


Hair: Jar Studios Joana Reis

Makeup: Marisa Francisco

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