A couple of weeks ago I photographed my first ever destination wedding in Puerto Rico! Derek officiated the ceremony and the couple generously invited Julian to attend their wedding so we could make a giant family trip out of it. It was the farthest the three of us have ever traveled together and from it I learned to appreciate the bond traveling as a family gives us. We spent many days just relaxing at the beach and the hotel pool. I didn’t take my gear out for much as I was to nervous something might happen to it before the wedding, but I did bring it out for our stroll along the streets of Old San Juan and our visit to the Castillo de san Cristoball fort. I couldn’t resist capturing all the colors and views the old city had to offer. The arches and vibrancy were so fun to experience. Even Julian (not a walker at all) liked looking around and he LOVED running around the fort, which was the must beautiful fort I’ve ever seen. The smooth lines, arches and neutral colors were a break from all the busyness of the nearby streets.
We started by asking our cab driver to drop us of at the Plaza Colon. There were plenty of restaurants and shops right there and it was easy to navigate the rest of Old San Juan with the Plaza as our center. We could see the streets to one side and the fort to the other. There were also tons of cabs lined up there so making our way back to the hotel was really easy. There are two forts in Old San Juan. The one that was closest to us, Castillo de San Cristoball was right across the street from the quarter. The second, San Felipe del Morro Fortress was about a mile down the road. We didn’t make it there, but there is a free trolly that will bring you there. We had an amazing adventure and I’d love to one day return back to all that color! Here are some pictures from our time exploring Old San Juan! I feel like I could fall asleep if I look at this picture long enough. It feels that tranquil! Happy Tuesday!