Wedding photographers often have a signature style. Whether it’s a liking for black and white photography, the use of a particular camera, or the love of capturing candid moments. Pablo Laguia combines delicate and classical shots with light aesthetics to create fairytale-like storylines in every one of his albums.
Pablo is known all over the world and has been featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, Conde Nast Traveler, and Rangefinder Mag. In 2017, he was named in the Top 30 Rangefinder Rising Stars of Wedding Photography. Couples love the delicate simplicity of his photography and the beautiful stories he tells through his lens.
Starting in the wedding industry
I have always been influenced by photography because of my father’s passion for it. So, I started studying and working on my photography from a very young age, motivated by my love for it. After a while, I decided to set up my own studio and now I work with my wife Ana.
The truth is that Ana and I find inspiration in the little things. Just a simple walk around the city is perfect for us to find inspiration and discover new ideas. On the other hand, we also try to see a lot of art. Art always fascinates me and makes me motivated to try to give it a twist to adapt it to the world of wedding photography.
Working with his wife Ana
Ana is the perfect compliment to my work. Coming from the fashion industry, she always has another point of view and that makes it super enriching to work with her. And if you add all of that to the fact that we get to travel around the world together, it's the perfect work scenario.
Using natural sunlight
Sunlight brings naturalness and delicacy. Natural light is magical and with it, we try to create a visual legacy that lasts over time. We want our couples to be able to recognize themselves as they were on their special day when the years have gone by and they are reminiscing about their wedding.
Making a beautiful wedding album
Beauty is very subjective. We focus on capturing the essence of the people we photograph, so we always try to create images that perfectly match the character of the couple and also the beautiful surroundings that they chose for their wedding.
Admiring other photographers
We admire a lot of people. I think that right now, the wedding photography industry is in a great phase, creatively. There are a lot of people doing amazing things and that's great both for ourselves and for the industry more generally.
Bucket-list wedding destinations
Of course, there are so many amazing places in the world that I could make a big, almost never-ending list. We would love to have the opportunity to shoot a wedding in Kenya or India. I think they are both magical places to celebrate a wedding and present photographers with great possibilities to be creative.
Posed vs spontaneous pictures
I like spontaneous photos but with a careful aesthetic. The truth is that it all depends on the moment that is being photographed.
Capturing the story of the bride and groom
We try to make it a very natural process. The first thing we do is communicate with the couple and see what they expect from their photographs. After that, we try to familiarize ourselves with the way they see life, what they like and what motivates them. Only then would we be ready to tell their story from our point of view and craft their wedding story.