One of the best decision’s I made when planning our Anniversary trip to Portugal was booking a session with Rui and Cristiana, the photography duo that makes up Love is My Favorite Color. I’d been toying with the idea of surprising Tanner with a session while on our trip & I loved the idea of documenting not only this time in our lives but also our first trip to Europe together!
What drew me to Rui and Cristiana’s work was not only the quality of the photographs (I was really looking for a photographer who shot film since I love the look so much), but also their fun personalities! I knew if we were taking time from our vacation to have photos taken that I wanted it to be fun (and that Tanner would appreciate that as well)! Since I love the beach, we decided to meet Rui and Cristiana in their hometown of Cascais, a coastal town which was only about a 30 minute train ride from where we were staying in Lisbon. Though as I mentioned originally I was planning on surprising Tanner, when the session got closer I realized I needed to share my idea with him so that we could appropriately plan! Once on location with Rui and Cristiana, we had so much fun! They took us around and showed us spots that we never would have discovered on our own! We also took a little break for gelato and sorbetto in the middle of the session which just helped make the day feel more like hanging out with friends, and at the end of the night, we even enjoyed a seafood feast together! I love the end result and am sharing my favorite images below! Rui & Cristiana – we love you guys! 🙂