Pedro&Rodrigo’s wedding has been hands down one of the most emotional wedding I’ve been given to photograph. The couple welcomed their guests between Lisbon and Sintra, in Portugal. The ceremony was held by a progressive priest, who had flown specifically from Brooklyn. This was immediately followed by a gorgeous welcome dinner at Palacio da Sao Vicente, an old covent in the very center of Lisbon. The second day was the wedding ceremony for a broader group of friends and family, held at glorious Penha Longa Resort, in Sintra.
The Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris is always a much expected moment. And what to say about this AW17/18 collection by Elie Saab? I was absolutely mesmerized by ‘A Tale of Fallen Kings‘ show. For Autumn/Winter 17/18, Elie Saab transports us into a world of medieval magnificence, as the Haute Couture collection captures the opulence and wild beauty of long forgotten times, and translates into it into fiercely elegant feminine silhouettes. I was particularly amazed by Chapter 3: The Rise of Warrior Queens, with colorful tribe princesses getting ready for war!
See more of this photoshoot on Style Me Pretty here.
This is Kristin & Brandon’s anniversary session at Red Rock Canyon, in the Nevada desert. Kristin & Brandon are a couple of wedding photographers from Orange County, and you will not contradict me on the fact that they both look like models! Kristin had a stunning Show Me Your MuMu dress, with neutral colors, that perfectly matched the overcast mood of the day. The day was very windy and cold, but we still had a great session, walking around the red rocks of that beautiful National Park!
A wedding is sometimes exposed to nature randomness. Jaecelle&Andrejs learned it the hard way, with their wedding venue being cancelled just two months before their wedding day. The pouring rains in Big Sur during the winter broke a bridge, and made their original venue (Paion Estate) inaccessible. That’s when Diane, from Big Sur Weddings, played her magic for an amazing Plan B. Jaecelle&Andrejs, both from California, ended up getting married at Rocky Point, before an alfresco dinner in the Carmel Valley, where we could all enjoy an amazing sunset.
Caitlin&Patrick live in Seattle. Patrick being from London, that’s where they had decided to tie the knot. I had met this sweet couple earlier last year for their wonderful engagement session in Joshua Tree National Park, with the company of their best furry friend Moxie. Caitlin&Patrick didn’t have a specific theme for their wedding and once they had picked the venue, they let the style kind of fall into place. Hedsor House is indeed the location where they shot most of the scenes of the tv show Downtown Abbey. So Caitlin&Patrick kept everything very elegant and classic. They had as many gold accents as possible, and kept the rest of the colors very moody and organic.
Today, I’m introducing a new section of the blog called ‘Honeymoon’. The purpose of this new category is to introduce you to some of my favorite locations around the world, that you might want to consider for honeymooning! We’re starting this trip with Tulum and the Nomade Hotel, which has been one of my favorite travel experience so far. This is the perfect getaway for a retreat, where you will be pampered at the rhythm of yoga classes, amazing vegan food, and holistic experiences within the hotel’s gratitude tent. This is a portrait session of my girlfriend Rime for a start.
From the moment Vitrie and Daniel became engaged, they dreamt of saying ‘I Do’ in a French château. The couple’s dreams became a reality when they became husband and wife at the spectacular Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte at sunset in the château’s gardens. From the outdoor ceremony, the couple celebrated with their loved ones in the central rotunda of the château where textured, rose quartz and serenity blue-hued arrangements filled the room. Lush and luxe, it was a day the newlyweds won’t soon forget.
The Provence lavender fields’ blossoming is quick but glorious. If you want to be sure to hit the best lavender fields, you need to be traveling to the South of France between June 15th and July 15th the latest. That’s the window that Alice&Inho had chosen to fly all the way from Seoul, Korea for their prewedding photoshoot. Alice had dedicated a lot of time preparing for her shoot, with an amazing wedding gown from Samuelle Couture, and a beautiful bouquet and flower crown by Laetitia C. Fleurs d’Atelier.