Daniela and Franklin Wedding Photos Hotel Melia Caracas, Venezuela

On average I spent between 6 to 8 hours when photographing and event in the US.  It is hard work. You spend most of your time on your feet and you are constantly moving to capture the events as they unfold.  Having had several wedding under my belt, I felt fairly confident that I was going to be able to cover Daniela's and Franklin's wedding in Caracas. What I forgot is that photographing a wedding in Caracas is more than just hard work. It is a marathon.  The ceremony was fairly similar to what is done in the US; the reception or as it is called in Spanish La Fiesta is something completely different.  The party followed the ceremony and started at about 9:00 PM.  The regular party went on until about 1:30 AM.  Right after that came what it is called "La Hora Loca", the crazy hour. People wore funny hats or masks grabbed noise makers and went completely crazy. The Crazy hour became two and then three hours.  I took my last photo at about 4:30 AM. I had to grab Daniela and Franklin so we could have a photo of the two of them cutting the cake. Yes it was close to 5:00AM and the cake was still to be cut.  After my last photo I grabbed my gear and drove with my sister and her family home.  We were all exhausted and ready for a well deserved rest.  By the time we got home the sun was starting to rise.  This wedding brought back many old memories of many fiestas I went to while gowning up in Caracas. You can say that Venezuelans know how to party.    Daniela and Franklin, congratulations and wish the two of you nothing but the very best!