Beach Engagement Session With Kids

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If you’re one of the couples who tie the knot after having children, have you thought of how to make them part of your wedding or even your engagement session? I never talk about celebrity weddings on these pages, but “Brangelina’s” recent nuptials in Southern France are worth a mention, because Angelina Jolie’s wedding dress decorated with her children’s artwork is such a beautiful idea to me…

So this sweet beach shoot sent to me by my friends The Visual Partners couldn’t have come more timely, as it also features a couple with kids and they wanted to take them along for their e-session. They made a family day at the beach out of it, and old Volkswagen van, bikes and a guitar included. I just love how this turned out, don’t you?

 

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Photography: The Visual Partners
 

Flower crowns + A Sunset Vineyard Shoot

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Pretty much exactly one year ago I had the pleasure of styling a shoot for Spanish headpiece designer Beatriz Natmar. Beatriz specializes in flower accessories for brides and flower girls. She lovingly handcrafts all her pieces from scratch, every blossom and every detail. Her designs are labour-intensive works of art and I loved setting the stage to showcase their beauty.

Since we shot in a vineyard, I thought I’d complement the scene with a small cheese and wine arrangement. The wonderful photos are by Kissandchips Photography, whom I’ve worked with before and her patience, professionalism and photography skills amaze me every time again.

I hope you enjoy this shoot as much as we loved creating it!

 

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Oh, and if you speak Spanish, don’t miss this making-off of our shoot and interview with Beatriz Natmar, put together by the talented guys from Ensu:
 

 
Headpieces: Beatriz Natmar // Photography: Kissandchips Photography // Videography: Ensu – motion picture wedding films // Styling: Esther of Belle & Chic // Modelo: Natali

 

Amalfi Coast engagement with ranunculus

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No doubt, the amazing locations the Mediterranean has to offer is what makes it such a popular spot for honeymoons and destination weddings. Or, like in this case, engagement shoots. As if old church ruins weren’t enough, the hillside village of Pontone also boots a spectacular view of the Amalfi Coast. Frallalà Event Planner & Design added some posies and baby’s breath and created what I believe will be the sweetest memory for these two love birds!

 

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Design: Frallalà Event Planner & Design // Photographer: Claudia Lauretano of Frallalà Event Planner & Design // Location: Pontone (Scala), Amalfi Coast, Italy

 

Sicily Countryside Wedding Ideas

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Italian wedding photographer Stefano Santucci sent me this Sicily styled shoot that takes us from a rustic country wedding set up in a lemon grove to some moody fashion shots in what I believe is a barn… I love the groom’s eclectic outfit and the bride’s gorgeous lace peplum dress!

 

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From the creators of this shoot: “This project was inspired by Anna Fucà‘s designs. We decided to take the fashion shoot to Noto, Sicily in order to pay homage to the artistic and cultural beauty of Italy. Our male model, Sebastian, was wearing a Prince of Wales shirt combined with a micro-patterned Art Nouveau silk bow tie and the typical Sicilian coppla.”

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“The bride’s sheath dress is ivory chantilly lace and designed to create a perfect look for a wedding in the Sicilian countryside. The color is pale and soft, yet not too subdued,  perfect for a natural look, fresh but sophisticated.”

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Bride’s dress: Anna Fucà Atelier // Groom’s attire: Massimiliano Donnarumma di Otto Marchesi and Anna Fucà // Location: Villa Veste, Noto // Photography: Stefano Santucci Photography // Flowers and preparations: Italian Handmade Wedding Florence // Models: Anna Dionisio and Sebastiano Cascione // Make-up & hair: Giuseppina Narciso and Cristina Dorio of Il bello delle donne

 

A Beautiful Portugal Engagement

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I am not sure what I love most about this Portugal couple session. The amazingly soft light? The way Instante Fotografia captured the details of her wardrobe? The sweet couple that obviously is very much in love? I only know that I want to rush off and do another couple shoot myself, because this is engagement photography at it’s finest: Detailed yet natural and not over-propped. Visually interesting, but not artificial. Perfect.

By the way, I happen to know that the photographers themselves tied the knot this weekend, congratulations, Elsa and Rui!!

 

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Photography: Instante Fotografia