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Groundbreaking, Earth Shattering Joy

Do I sound a bit OTT with that statement? You won’t think so when you hear this story and see these images. I am not an overly sentimental or gushy, girly girl when it comes to such things…however this story had really touched me.  It is quite simply a joy and an honour to showcase these for you.
As you all know, I am one of MangoRED‘s biggest fans. I (think) I was one of the first bloggers to feature them and I am certainly the first blogger to feature this set (as the gorgeous and amazingly talented brothers emailed me them for first dibs – woohoo!)

Danny & Dena chose to fly the Ryan & Randall all the way from The Philippines to shoot their Baltimore nuptials.
The MangoRED boys describe the circumstances leading up to them heading off to the US of A:
After a furious initial exchange of emails, Randall and I honestly thought it has all the makings of a prank. Ohhhhkaayy… let’s see…“Danny and Dena”..the names sounded overrrly twee. Plus, Dena’s letters were unusually giddy &  goading us into action..got us into thinking…alright…keep the cute coming… we’re not listening! haha. We’d chime in chorus…April fool’s!Who would travel halfway around the world to shoot a stranger’s wedding on ungodly April 1st? However with Dena’s emailing tenacity, it gradually dawned on us that this is happening for real, they are for real! Our hearts sunk and we suddenly found ourselves in stoned ruminations…errrr…..reveling in the waaaarm musical afterglow of the moment. We cant stop conjuring up images of syrupy country-music ballads and hovering butterflies. weeeeeee! Ice-cold America..i have asthma!

Fast forward to Towson Baltimore. Wedding day. I will not even attempt to put it into words. How can one describe episodes of…(warning: hokey lines ahead)… ” rise & fall of purpose and belief? “ or …. ” renewal of hope?”…. ” sustaining of faith? “. The testament to human resilience makes up for the absence of ornament. Everything was devoid of descriptive adjectives. For a moment, one can just forget about the ordinariness of life…

The newlyweds thanked MangoRED for not only photographing their day, but for allowing them to be themselves.  Isn’t that what a rock n roll wedding is all about people?!
Thank you for letting us be real and allowing us to share our story in it’s normal state. Errors, delays, nervousness, and pride with joy. The beauty is not in the garments nor the perfect setting or a perfect written vow. It is made of mistakes and quirky non-sense that seems to follow with smile made of eternity measures. Let us be the lead for what Grooms and Brides…perfection is not necessary, attempt is absolute.

I am literally blown away…

Credit: MangoRED

Edit: I have just realised Jason Magbanua shot their wedding video too..wowzer! (Jason, Pwwwwease send me the rest of their wedding in video form when you have it online!)

King Gimp: The Morning of the Wedding from Jason Magbanua on Vimeo.

Edit: Dino Lara was also their to capture the couple’s day…Below is a slideshow of his images, definately worth a watch

King Gimp – The Wedding from Dino Lara on Vimeo.

Pure Glamour

Fancy some glamourous old Hollywood style portraits? You got it!

Miller + Miller is a husband + wife wedding photography team of Ryan + Sarah Miller.  Our fashion-inspired, editorial style, high-impact, creative, and dramatic wedding photography has yet to transform the words of “unique wedding photography” in the Chicago area.  We thrive to make people say “wow” or “that looks like it should be in an editorial magazine”.  What’s our secret?  Passion, creativity and transferring our 18 years of experience as graphic designers with an artistic vision, over to the camera.  Additionally as avid lovers of the outdoors and architecture, we typically incorporate unique settings and light providing a “sense of place” and depth of field within the composition of our photos.  With each shoot we aim to provide “kick-ass photos” for our bride and grooms to show off to their family and friends.

Credit: Miller + Miller Photography