May 17, 2018 / cindybthymius

My Madrid, Spain Engagement Session

Back in March, I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Spain with my son’s soccer club (Germantown Legends).  While this post won’t be about the amazing soccer experiences, trainings, coaching sessions with world renowned professional soccer clubs/coaches, I am exceedingly overwhelmed that he had the soccer experience of a lifetime while over there.

Well, while we were planning this trip here in Memphis, I began to dream a little.  “What if”  What if I could have a photo session while in Spain?  I began to communicate with our travel agent, who was talking with our soccer coordinator over in Spain.  Turns out Pablo knew this amazingly adorable couple who needed engagement photos.

Pablo put me in touch with Jesus and Irene.  Since I wasn’t really familiar with the area, Jesus said he knew just the spot to take the photos.  Turns our location will be at a park in the back of the Royal Palace of Madrid.  Ok, yes, I just typed that.

Transportation isn’t the easiest of things to navigate overseas, especially when I don’t know any Spanish (shame on me).  So, our charter bus made a stop on the way back from the boys’ training session and dropped little ole me at one of the malls closest to the park.  I meet Jesus and Irene for the first time, and it felt like we were old friends.

We walk to the public park behind the Royal Palace of Madrid (yes, I just love typing it).  It’s virtually deserted.  None of the tourists know about it, and we practically had the entire park to ourselves.  It was wonderful.  At one point during the session, I almost needed to pinch myself.  I AM TAKING ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS IN MADRID, SPAIN!!!!!!!

Well, if you know photographers, we get excited, and love to go places that just scream to be photographed.  There was a small chain blocking this beautiful mossy step area that I wanted Jesus and Irene to be photographed.  We had only been there 10 seconds when a palace guard came cruising around and talking excitedly in Spanish.  I was clueless, of course, but Jesus handled it.  I was glad I didn’t get fined or arrested.  ha ha

I absolutely enjoyed every single moment of photographing Jesus and Irene, and I think they should have me back over to photograph the wedding, don’t you.  Just kidding, only a little.

Jesus and Irene, thank you for making my dreams of becoming an international photographer come true. You have such kind, sweet souls, and it’s a blessing to know you.  I wish you all the best in love and life!

Blessings and Peace,


Thought for the day:

Psalm 33:12

What joy for the nation whose God is the Lord, whose people he has chosen as his inheritance.