One of the biggest attractions of Barcelona is undeniably the Sagrada Familia … and there’s a reason for that!
It is a majestic work-in-progress, designed by Antoni Gaudí, a spectacular monument to his art and his faith. Naturally, it provides a wonderful backdrop for any photographic session. A few words to the wise, however:
If what you choose is a pre-wedding (or post-wedding) two-hour session, we’ll be taking photos outside, with the Sagrada Familia behind you.
Also, we must remember to take the time into account. As you can imagine, this is a popular place, and we need to be able to make you two the protagonists by avoiding the crowds.
We’ll only be shooting there for around 20 minutes, because longer than that might prove to be uncomfortable for you. It’s hot much of the year, it’s busy, and tourists tend to gawk and point if we linger.
This is not to discourage you in any way – the Sagrada Familia is a perfect place to either start or finish your pre-wedding photo session, which will include another location.
Here’s the example of a beautiful couple who started their pre-wedding photo session at the Sagrada Familia. Then headed to the Gothic Quarter for an interesting variety of delightful backgrounds.
Another reason to choose the Sagrada Familia is that there are several vantage points from where we can get fabulous photos of the happy couple standing before the whole, unique basilica. This is harder to achieve. Sometimes impossible. Like with other emblematic treasures of Barcelona. The Pedrera, for example, is an singular architectural wonder, but its location does not lend itself to photographing its entirety in a pre-wedding portrait that highlights you on your important day .
And here’s a suggestion for anyone who wants to see the interior of the Sagrada Familia: Be sure to get your tickets online and avoid the queue, which can snake around the block at almost any time of the year. Online tickets give you a specific time to enter. Keep in mind that the busses start arriving around 10:30, so if you want to take in the splendour – and that’s no exaggeration – get there right after breakfast.