Isabel & Denis’ Colorful and Artistic Love Shoot in Portugal


I just love it when I get submissions from different parts of the globe because it exposes us to the similar-yet-different ways love is celebrated around the world.

Today’s highlighted engagement session comes from Portugal and it features two lovebirds who have been together for more than 13 years… now that’s precious, isn’t it? Isabel and Denis started out as inseparable friends back in University. Their love for each other grew over the years and they have been together ever since!

artistic engagement session from Portugal

I’m very grateful to Luis Mateus of Lounge Fotografia for sending me his beautiful images of the couple. Here’s what he had to say about the photo session:

This e-session is about Isabel and Denis, a couple that got together in University and they have been together since 1999! We wanted to set this session in the campus where they met and around Aveiro, a small beach city in Portugal.

The University is in a city called Aveiro. Then we went to Costa Nova to take pictures in front of  the striped houses, and then we ended up in a park lined with pine trees to meet with their friends.

Let’s meet Isabel and Denis…

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artistic portuguese engagement session

artistic portugal engagement session

The beautiful Isabel is here to tell us more about her and Denis:

We are Isabel and Denis – a biologist and an engineer – and we have lots of interests in common such as music, traveling and photography.

We met in our first year of college and since then we became best friends. Our friendship constantly grew and none of us can really tell the exact moment we fell in love.. but it happened! And now we decided to get married. It is a simple love story but guess what?  “A true love story never ends”  :)

They’re so adorable! Let’s relive their love story in the place where they met, the University in Aveir0.

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portugal artistic e-session

portugal artistic e-session

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artistic engagement in Aveiro Portugal

On to Costa Nova at the promenade with the colorful, striped houses. I love these fun shots!

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artistic portuguese engagement session

portugal engagement session

artistic portugal engagement session

portugal e-session

What a gorgeous photo of the couple!

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artistic portugal e-session

artistic portuguese engagement session

artistic portugal engagement session

Isabel shares more about what went on that beautiful, sunny day:

When we started to plan our wedding we thought that it would be great to involve our family and friends in a nice, sweet and funny way. So, we decided to get them all together in a picnic (since it was also my birthday) and we surprised them with our engagement session! It was really great to count on Luis and Marta’s professionalism and their “good vibrations” that helped us achieve exactly what we were looking for.

Here’s the couple with their friends celebrating Isabel’s birthday and their engagement:

artistic portugal e-session

artistic portugal e-session

artistic Portugal engagement session

(Incidentally, I asked Luis if it was normal to have friends participate in engagement shoots in Portugal and he said that no, this was a special case because the couple wanted to shoot a video to show on their wedding day. Thus they came up with the idea for the picnic and the signs with words that describe the couple.)

What a happy and memorable day that was for the lovely pair! I’m so honored to be able to share it with you. Muito obrigado Luis for sharing your beautiful photos of this wonderful day, and congratulations Isabel and Denis! Happy wedding planning. :)

Photographer: Lounge Fotografia (Portugal)
Locations: Aveiro, Costa Nova

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5 Comments

  1. Thank you Cynthia for this featured! It turns out lovely
    All the best

  2. You’re very welcome Luis! Thank you for sending this lovely e session my way! :)

  3. Thank you Cynthia for the lovely comments and this great website and thank you Luis and Marta from Lounge Fotografia for the amazing shots :)

  4. You’re very welcome Denis! So glad you like it. Luis & Marta did an excellent job with your e-session! :)

  5. This shoot is so romantic! I really love all the little details such as the signs saying novia and novio, also the guitar in the woods. Perfect!

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