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MangoRED

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!

Credit: MangoRED

DollFace

Is this the greatest name for a company ever!? It conjures such cute, girly, pink ‘n glittery images in your head…but then when you check out their work – bam! you realise how wrong you were!

Siobhan & Darah are the photographers behind the modern, edgy, urban lens’.  Based in Philadelphia, they pride themselves on taking a fashiony, editorial approach to wedding photography, resulting in some pretty amazing images!  No one could accuse these guys of churning out the norm.

 Landa and Jeremy were the perfect couple for the girls to shoot – they wanted wedding photographs that were edgy and sexy, and isn’t that exactly what they got?!  I am in love with the Bridesmaids in particular – the mismatched black dresses are just one of my all time favourite bridesmaid dress choices!  Flattering and sexy, what’s not to love?

Credit: DollFace Studio

New Visions

Gracci from Pelaez Photography sent me some of her new fantastic engagement photographs a while ago, and I have been so busy I have only just been able to get around to posting them! Naughty blogger…

Gracci said to me:
We’re glad you liked the new engagement photos.  We hope the rest of our clients would be up for more.  We’re still in the process of defining our style and we really hope to find the right clients who are a perfect match to our visions of how to portray romance and glamour in contemporary art form.

I certainly love these…ahh the lighting!

Credit: Pelaez Photography

Honolulu Trashed

I have an actual problem..it’s 8.30am and this is my third post of the day!  I am definitely addicted to blogahol…

These new trash the dress photographs by Red Heart Photo are too good to wait for though.  Taken in Honolulu, Jessica & Derek actually won this awesome shoot…how lucky are they?!
On another note, I really love Jessica’s swallow tat!

Credit: Red Heart Photo

One Week To Go!

I know I keep banging on about this, but I actually don’t care as I know someone will be kicking themselves if they miss out on this amazing free wedding photography contest.  You have exactly a week to finalise your entries and get them to me.  I will be (trying!) to pick a winner soon after the closing date – there have been some great ones so far! 
Clicky clicky clicky!

Just another little gorgeous and inspiring image to keep you going for now..

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Credit: Red Heart Photo

So, What Happens Next?

For most of you, your wedding and impending marriage is probably the biggest, most life changing thing you have ever done right?  But what happens next?
I’m not talking about the post-wedding depression you might read about elsewhere, but the question that will crop up as soon as you become a Mrs (or Mr!) “So, will we be hearing the pitter patter of teeny tiny feet soon?”

As a newlywed myself (can I still be considered a newlywed after nearly a year!?) I get this question constantly..which is fine, it’s to be expected, but I’m 25 for goodness sake…and I just bought a very fast car (hehe I had to get that one in there!) which although it is roomy is probably not the most suitable form of transport for a child…and I’m all about my cat, Akira right now.

There is loads out there on the world wide web about babies and all the jazz…probably as much as, if not more than stuff about weddings.  Yet, as with weddings, you very rarely hear from the man’s perspective.  However Marcus is trying to change that.  He has just started a blog called Terrified Dad – what a brilliant name!  Want to read all about how scary babies are? Well head right over there!

Seriously, babies do terrifyme, and don’t get me started on the whole pregnancy thing…so just to lighten the load I thought I’d better illustrate this post with a the most non-scary photograph I could find..balloons!

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Credit:  Ophelia Photography