It doesn’t get tired seeing your name in real-life print! I am loving writing my monthly article for Photo Pro Magazine and being able to share some of my favourite photographers with the world. This month I not only shared a magazine with Katie Price who is on the front cover (she’s a big deal here in the UK – unfortunately!) but I was able to write about the amazing MangoRED. Long term readers of Rock n Roll Bride will know how fanatical I am about Ryan & Randall’s work. I love them! Ok…so, without further ado let’s get on with this show… Continue reading
When I was send these by Gracci of Pelaez Photography, my immediate thought they must be taken right out of the pages of a magazine. However on closer inspection (and reading – I always skip the text to begin with and head straight to the images!) I discovered, to my delight, that these were actually real life wedding photographs! How stylish, how retro, how…how… envious!
It is impossible to choose just one wedding from MangoRED to share with you so hold on to your pants, I’m about to embark on a MangoRED love fest!
This Filipino photographic duo have such a great ethos, I just have to share:
Our vision is based on principles of openness, directness, irreverence, democracy and a dislike of institutions and pretensions.
We’re always looking for the culturally relevant work and staying current with the hive mind. It’s intuitive, a lot of it. We think it’s just experiencing how far you can keep your mind open on a daily basis, and paying attention.
We’d like to describe our work as a tickle in your brain. .it’s not just the quality of the idea, it’s the quality of the execution, the finish. the unique spin in colors, the lines, perspective..when these elements align, they create a visual perfume.
We believe that no matter how monstrous your talent, no matter your adeptness with concepts, your adroitness with words, with pictures, no matter how much you have learned from all the creative masters who have gone before you, it will mean nothing – no, it will mean less than nothing – if you do not love your work with all its pain and glory. .every last sweet and sour moment of it – the late nights, the lost Sundays.
We love it all. Embrace it all. Suck it all in and let it shape and form us into something amazing, something with depth and breadth and subtle variations in texture and color, the likes of which we’ve never seen.
We love what we do..the highs and lows and weave it all into what we are, and what we are to become. Inspiring us to work harder and longer and smarter than we did the day before.
Now sit back, relax and enjoy this first set of engagements and wedding photographs… Bryan & Erika
Stay tuned for some more greatness – I promise, you won’t be disappointed. A HUGE thanks to Gracci for making me aware of this new mecca of wedding joy!
Photography: Made U Look Photography
This week has been a pretty exciting one. Gareth and I kicked it off by shooting with the wonderful babes at Things & Ink magazine who are running a feature on us. It was such a fun day and I can’t wait to see – and share – the results with you. We’re going to be in the next issue which is out in May so there’s really not too long to wait either! It was so lovely doing a shoot with Gareth (he’s never usually included in such things!) and to revisit some of the old haunts that we used to hang out when we first started dating.
Other than that I’ve been working non-stop on the next issue of my own magazine, collaborating with Folksy.com (you can see their feature on me here and my top picks from their website on their homepage today!) whilst also plugging away at couple of other exciting projects which I’m really not allowed to say anything about yet…Sorry, I know it’s really annoying when bloggers say that!
The countdown for my next trip to the US for The Blogcademy has also very much begun (49 sleeps and counting – OK that sounds like ages but I’m still checking off each day mkay!?) I can’t bloomin’ wait to be in New York again and to visit Minneapolis for the very first time!
Oh, and one of my best friends is getting married this weekend! I’m so excited to actually be a guest at a real life wedding rather than just seeing the photos afterwards. But gosh, what the hell do I wear?!? I might need to make a stop off at Topshop later today. Hum…
So, how has your week been?
Weddings and Weddingy Things
♥ Cute swinging 60s wedding
♥ Daaamn, these guys have style!
♥ Retro computer game save the date!
♥ Urban LA wedding
♥ Til death do us part engagement shoot
♥ Posh and playful Seattle wedding
♥ Boho Buckland House wedding
Photography: Lisa Devine Photography
One of the main reasons I love Filipino wedding photographers MangoRed so much is because their wedding photography is quite odd. In fact it’s darn right bizarre. It breaks boundaries that I didn’t even know existed, and it challenges my concept of what wedding photography even is. These images aren’t going to be for everyone. In fact I’d bet my entire sparkly handbag collection that some of you will not like them at all. But I bloody love them and their unapologetic weirdness. I’m inspired, intrigued and totally and utterly confused all at the same time. It’s pretty darn wonderful. And that’s before I even say anything about the actual wedding in the images – fake cotton wool clouds lining the aisle? OH MY GOD YES!
Ryan & Garovs’ wedding took place in Manila, The Phillipines. The ceremony was held at St. Alphonsus Mary de Liguori Parish and the reception at White Space, an event space in the city. “The first thing on our mind was that MangoRed had to shoot our wedding, or else we wouldn’t get married (this is what we actually told them!)” laughed the bride. “We mailed them right after we got engaged, and immediately booked the church and reception venues just so we could seal the deal and book the boys. We just couldn’t imagine our wedding in the hands of any other photographers!”
If you want to see photography that pushes boundaries then look no further than MangoRED. This Filipino duo have been pushing my buttons ever since I first discovered them waaaaay back at the beginning of 2009. Their work continues to inspire me to this day. Why? Because they’re continually pushing themselves to create. Their work has evolved – almost into a completely different beast – but the essence of unadulterated and unapologetic creativity has remained a constant.
Francis & Mayone’s engagement shoot is a collaboration of photography, collage and sketch. The mixed media approach adds a whole new dimension and evokes a different feeling than photography alone. I love how dark these shots are too. Yes, it’s shot on a beach but that doesn’t mean it should all be sunshine, deckchairs and candy floss.
FYI Some of the images after the ‘jump’ are potentially NSFW.
Photography Credit: via Lisa Harris Jewellery (new site launching early June – more of these on the blog soon!)
This week I was interviewed by Photo Night Live about my blogging workshops (via Skype – scary!) and it will be available for you to have a gander at, via their website, from 7pm (gmt) tomorrow. I have a horrible feeling I was talking at about 100 mph, but we’ll see when it’s published I guess! l’ll share the video on my blog (in the Green Room) on Monday as well because I’ll be launching my next workshop date at midday! Oooh I wonder where our sparkly pink tour bus will be taking us next?
So what have I been up to for the rest of the week? Well mainly researching Thursday Treats it would seem. Oh it’s a hard life!
♥ Can using different types of models benefit brands – a really interesting piece investigating the fashion industry’s obsession with only using young, skinny and (more often than not) white models and why this could be hindering sales.
♥ White on white beach wedding. Just stunning.
♥ Rainbow Parasol Wedding
♥ A pink house!
♥ Beautiful bridals
♥ Join Gala for her mega love fest!! Her radical self love webcasts are AWESOME and just what you need if you’ve been feeling down on yourself. I dare you not to feel empowered and positive after spending some time with Gala!
♥ Bohemian Romance In The Woods
♥ A Whimsical Vaudeville Wedding
♥ Zoe’s 10 things I love about Tokyo article makes me wanna go back so BAD!
♥ A blissful Stockholm cherry blossom wedding – love that pink dress!
Photography Credit: 2 Brides