This summer, I had the pleasure to connect with the photographer Yeray Cruz on Instagram. Little did I know at the time but this connection would grow into a beautiful friendship and many creative collaborations.
About Yeray Cruz
Yeray Cruz is based in Tenerife and specialises in wedding and family photography. His work struck a chord with me thanks to his use of natural light and his talent for capturing a whole world of emotion into just one image. As a storyteller, I am attracted to the compelling visual narrative that Yeray creates with his work. You can really get a sense of the moment captured just by quickly glancing at one of his photos. And of course, his carefully curated feed provides a huge dose of hope for the soul for days when life seems to be dragging you down.
My Life on Film
Since life feels like it travels at 120km/hr these days with no sign of slowing down, I reached out to Yeray Cruz to capture a snapshot of life. In Tenerife, especially in summer, we are graced with the most magnificent nature. There are endless photo spots to choose from but one of my favourite places on the island is Hacienda Cristoforo, my home away from home. It only felt natural to choose this location as my background for the photos and who better to share the moment with than my partner Carlos, his daughter Aura and our fur babies, Amor and Frida.
Behind the Scenes
The idea behind the shoot was to capture a fresh image for my website photos. But, I also wanted to enjoy our first photoshoot as a family. Yeray Cruz combined these two themes effortlessly. His professionalism and kind nature put us all at ease and the two shoots blended seamlessly together. The time flew by so quickly. What was supposed to be a couple of hours, turned into a whole afternoon of fun. I really could not recommend the experience more. It was magical. Here are some of my favourite shots from our time together…