An adventurous Barcelona photo session in the mountains of Montserrat

Barcelona is one of my favourite cities in Europe. And it has been since I was 19! My first trip to the city was during my gap year, and I’ve returned many times to the city since then.


It has only been in recent years that I’ve made the effort to explore the region outside of Barcelona. Most recently, we made a trip to the area with two of our friends Tara and Steve from Tara Lilly Photography. The trip was incredible!


Since it was a given we would explore the city of Barcelona, we also wanted to see the area outside of the city. One day, we rented a car and drove to Montserrat. It’s a beautiful town in the mountains. We took some incredible photos that day!

Barcelona Photo Session




A few important things I learned while shooting in Montserrat are listed below. Since this was my first time photographing this area, I thought it would be helpful to share what I learned.


  1. Arrive early. Since the area gets busy, arriving early will help ensure you can experience Montserrat with fewer people. If I could re-do it all, I would go at sunrise. This would provide super dreamy light and less people!
  2. Hike the trails. There are SO many amazing areas to check out around Montserrat, so be sure to get out there and explore.
  3. Share the space. Montserrat gets super crowded, so be prepared to share the space with lots of tourists! The good thing is, there is plenty of space to take photos in. So you shouldn’t have too much trouble.


And so if you’re looking at visiting Montserrat, click here for some more info. Or if you’re looking for a photographer to capture your time in Barcelona, get in touch! I always love visiting the city (and the surrounding areas). And I’d love to capture this time of your life!

And so if you’re looking for a photographer for your wedding in Europe, get in touch

And since you’re here, you may also like these other couples sessions…

  • Christine Dopp
    Posted at 16:06h, 24 June Reply

    This location is AMAZING! I Want to go there right now!

  • Sienna
    Posted at 16:54h, 24 June Reply

    Those Barcelona views are insane! Thanks for including tips on shooting here, too!

  • Ursha
    Posted at 06:56h, 25 June Reply

    I love Montserrat! I was there a long time ago but you certainly brought back all the memories! I think you captured the views and the couple beautifully. And thank you for the photoshoot planning tips as well; the place must have gotten crowdier over the years.

  • Cara Salter
    Posted at 16:51h, 25 June Reply

    Wow i had NO idea Barcelona had these incredible spots. You absolutely nailed this session. Such a beautiful moment captured for this amazing couple.

  • Nikki
    Posted at 17:28h, 25 June Reply

    these are just so sweet! this location is gorgeous and her smile is just amazing! that wind too – so freaking perfect!

  • Heather
    Posted at 17:31h, 25 June Reply

    These are SO fun!!! I went to Spain once but never spent time in Barcelona. Thanks for the inspo!!! <3

  • Mikalynn Amos
    Posted at 19:36h, 25 June Reply

    Montserrat is one of my favorite places ever and I love how you captured the unique scenery 😍

  • Hector Javier
    Posted at 22:29h, 25 June Reply

    Wow! Gorgeous shoot!!! Those views are breathtaking, now I need to plan a trip to Barcelona 🙂 !!

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