Hey there babes! Looking for an incredible destination wedding photographer to check that vital category off your wedding vendor list? Then you’ve come to the right place!
Today we are so delighted to be introducing you to Daniela Villarreal – a romantic and genuine destination wedding photographer. She loves travelling, nature and interacting with new people, places, cultures. She truly tries to live her life to the fullest, and seriously adores capturing celebrations of love.
Her photography style is cinematic and moody, and captivating to say the least. So keep scrolling darlings, because this photographer is one that you definitely need to meet.
1. Tell us a little bit about your company.
2. How did you get into wedding photography specifically?
To be honest I wasn’t looking to be a wedding photographer. I can say weddings came to me by itself.
Since I was little I’ve always had a camera in my hand. I documented everything around (especially my friends and our adventures). At first I wanted to do fashion photography. I was living in NYC when I got my first professional camera, and I started to practice with the city, so I was really inspired by everything.
After my adventure in NYC, I went back to Mexico, and there I started to do anything involved in photography (I even did some concerts) but mostly, I was looking to do fashion. A friend contacted me after some months, and told me that she really liked my photos and that she wanted me to do her wedding. She already had a photographer but she wasn’t that happy with that decision (honestly I didn’t have any idea of how to document a wedding at that time), so since I am the kind of person who likes to try and learn everything, I said yes).
After the wedding she was really happy with my work, and she even did some big prints.
Some months later a friend of hers contacted me to cover her wedding. After that wedding (number 2) I discovered that I really enjoyed to document the magic behind weddings, and so here I am.
3. Describe your wedding photography style
4. What do you love the most about photographing destination weddings?
5. What are the most challenging aspects about shooting destination weddings?
6. What are some of your favorite locations that you have photographed a this far? Are there any new places that you would love to shoot on this year?
Some of my favorites:
– Edward James garden, xilitla, Mexico
– Chiapas, Mexico (nature is incredible here)
– Abbey de la Cambre, Brussels, Belgium
– An empty giant pool in a friends country house in Mexico (I always say the odder the better)
– Palma de Mallorca, Spain
– Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
New places I would love to shoot at soon:
– A wedding in a desert!
– UCCA dune art museum in northern China’s bay
– Cape Town, South Africa
– Madrid (happening this year!)