'Photography is to place head heart and eye along the same line of sight'. Henri Cartier-Bresson
I started wedding photography when I finished my Arts degree. I understood that seeing photography as an art was fundamental to evolve. I was happily surprised by seeing that wedding photography had turned into photojournalism and artistic photography, and the freedom to develop a unique, different and original view. There was a huge difference from my parents wedding photos to what you could do now.
Throughout more than two years I smoothed my technique, sensitivity and trustworthy as a photographer learning and working with the best ones. I learnt that composition and the technique knowledge were important, but the major thing is to know how to read between the lines that the moment gives you. Once I felt I needed to go independent I decided to create my own brand. Monica del Agua was born to create beauty and magic in those moments that are worth memorizing.
Little by little my view changed and my soul expanded towards others’ feelings. I realized that in order to photograph something, I have to sense it intensely. For this, I needed to be more sensible on what surrounds me. Due to this I can offer different wedding photos and original albums.
At the same time Adrian, my personal and professional partner, and I got engaged and a million questions with no answer about marriage showed up. That was when we decided to find out the answers for ourselves and started a new documentary about wedding rituals around the world, Worlds and Weddings. We investigated how in other cultures and societies from every corner of the world, marriage is a very extended social institution. Why do we get married? What pushes us together, men or women, young or old? What is the bond which transcends this union before others we love?
We are still doing different researches through different cultures. However, one thing is for sure, after getting married I am certain that it is an institution made totally for love, unity transcends individuality. The ones that get engaged do not overshadow but improve their singularity. Without a doubt, to me, it is an opportunity to grow and mature your own freedom, with company.
From Monica del Agua, we are happy that you found love and took a step towards this union. We would love to help you immortalize this incredible day in original and unforgettable wedding photos.