August 24, 2017
Oh Lisbon! You were absolutely breathtaking. This was my first time visiting Lisbon, Portugal and we had the best day ever! I met with a fellow girlfriend who travelled to Portugal from Florida with her husband for a vacation a couple weeks ago. It was a crazy 36 hour trip to Lisbon just for their portrait session. My husband and I flew in from Scotland, where we were photographing a wedding the day before. Christina and Chris picked us up from our hotel near the airport and we toured the city. With a mix of portraits and sightseeing we had the best tour guides I could have asked for. We spent the morning walking the streets of central Lisbon before embarking on a crazy journey to Pene Palace. Who knew that this place would be such a workout! The palace and its gardens were stunning. However, the walk to get the palace was less then thrilling lol. It should say on the map or website that you should bring walking sticks and hiking shoes.
From the palace we enjoyed a scenic drive to a beautiful ocean view lookout point that I still can’t believe I actually visited. I felt like I was looking at a postcard. This view alone was worth the trip to Lisbon. After experiencing the lookout point we took a little drive back through the narrow streets of Lisbon to a quiet beach. This is where we finished our portrait session. The water was ice cold! I have no idea how people were swimming in it. The cliffs were so neat to see. I have never seen a more beautiful beach. Other than in the caribbean of course.
Overall, I can not thank Christina and Chris any more then I already have. It was a pleasure to get to spend the day with you in Portugal. Eating tarts, sipping coffee and enjoying some Big Macs and beer. Until next time friends!