When I think about couples sessions in Puerto Rico, Old San Juan is and always will be the first place that comes to mind. Classic, iconic, romantic, casual… it can be anything and everything you are looking for in an engagement session.
But there are things to keep in mind if this is the place that speaks to your soul:
It gets crowded
Particularly during the weekend Old San Juan is a tourist and local favorite spot for entertainment. It gets specially crowded on weekends when the cruises are making a stop.
It can get very hot
Think of bringing plenty of water to keep yourselves hydrated. Be prepared with a towel to dry off sweat, an extra pair of shoes or sandals for walking, makeup for retouch during the session, and an umbrella in case it rains.
There’s a lot of walking
Once again I reiterate bring comfy shoes! Explore on Google images or Instagram your top locations and share them with your photographer. But don’t stress about where to go, leave that to us. We’ve been there plenty of times. It’s just great to get an idea of what you prefer.
Some spots like Castillo San Cristobal and El Morro require special permits that need to be obtained in advanced.
Coffee or beer?
If you are a coffee, beer or wine aficionado, there are some cute local spots that can be incorporated into your engagement photos. Don’t be afraid to share that info with your photographer. Candid pictures while you are interacting are my favorite!
I know you have probably seen amazing sunset pictures at Old San Juan. Sadly, this doesn’t happen all the time. But, if this is something you are looking forward to, it’s important that we plan the schedule accordingly. There’s no twilight in Puerto Rico, thus timing is crucial when we want to capture sunset pictures.
If you are ready to book your engagement session at Old San Juan reach me out! I would love to capture your story.
We had so much fun doing our engagement photo-shoot with Nilka! She took us to beautiful spots around San Juan and put us right at ease with her sense of humor and professional yet easy-going approach. Nilka is an incredibly talented photographer! We were amazed by the final photos, which she sent to us earlier than expected. Highly recommend!