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From Franklyn and Cedric, the Photographer and Videographer: 

“Shadows and Lights was born from a vision of refinement and modernity. This styled shoot is carried out, with particular attention, to reveal the beauty that could be yours. A style that could suit brides-to-be from all over the world.
From Paris to New York, the artistic director and the photographer wanted you to be able to recognize yourself and fall under the spell of this sweet alchemy that combines strength and softness like an ode to your femininity. But also what we love you for, for all these facets you reveal day after day, simply because you are both light and sober. And such as your heart will surely be the day of your wedding. We wanted to represent all his feelings; those which pass through us for a moment, and those that remain more present. Passion, voluptuousness, joy, and above all, love – here is what we highlight and wish you.
Is it a coincidence or an intention? We have created this diversity with heart. We find it in the choice of styles, materials, wedding dresses. Here and there in this style, raw, refined and haute couture elements coexist. Isn’t this floral structure overlooking this minimalist table majestic?
We captured this so that you can celebrate your love by drawing inspiration from the spirit of this shooting. Be plural, be refined, be yourself, be a stylish, modern and timeless bride.”
Photographer: Franklyn K | Artistic Direction & Styling/Design: Madame Wedding Design | Videographer: Cedric Durand Film | Model: Cindy | Floral Design: Floraison Paris | Hair stylist: Ciara Coiffure | Makeup Artist: Beauty by Maeva |  | Assist Coordination: Un Jardin De Lumieres | Dresses: Mae Paris | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Stationery: Graphikk Art | Studio: Land of Dreams by Karine Mancet | Jewelry: Maison Sabben & Gemmyo | Table Top: Madame De La Maison |
Cake: Epices et Gormandises | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab & Fuji Film | @richardphotolab & fujifilm_profilm

 

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From Angela Lara, the Photographer:

“‘Cars are the sculptures of our everyday lives.’ – Chris Bangle

Modern cars have been the norm for so long that when we see an older model, it immediately catches our attention. This 1930 Cadillac is a classic addition to any engagement or wedding day and adds in a realistic touch of style.  All the enjoyment of the calm ocean breeze and a relaxing drive along the coast set the narrative to this fearless and polished session. Shot off the coast of Virginia, the soft beach tones complimented the unexpected antique model car. Designed with a sophisticated look with linen and cotton fabrics; this inspiration is simplicity with a breath of fresh air and a good storyline. Accenting all the looks with organic textures, rich tones and vivid lighting embodied the afternoon to an early evening event.”

Bride and Groom: Tess and Nick | Photographer: Angela Elise | Dress/Outfit Designer: Adorne Vintage | Bridal Earrings: Stil Works | Shoes: Gianni Bini | Videography: John Lara with Angela Elise Photography

From Andrew and Ada, the Photographers:

“We live in a world where time escapes us and the illusion is upon us that time is lapsing at a rapid speed. The inspiration behind this shoot is that love remains constant in a world that is changing at an increasing pace. Nothing in the world matters as time passes by, except the intimate moment when joining as man and wife. We wanted to create the feeling that the passing of time has slowed down and the moments are captured and filled with memories of joy and happiness. For this elopement, time was planned in a way that it was “frozen” in unforgettable intimate experiences for the couple. We were inspired by the quote, “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible”—When Harry Met Sally.

An elopement at the historic San Francisco City Hall was the sanctuary where vows were exchanged. Taylor escorted his bride in hand to the top of the 1915 beaux-arts staircase and as they exchanged their life long promises. Time stood still between them even though the world around them passed by.  As photographers, this was a really special shoot for us because Mary and Taylor were one of our first couples EVER! After all these years, we were so glad to create a special shoot for them that turned into a mini- vow renewal in one of California’s most beautiful cities.”

Bride and Groom: Mary and Taylor Sell | Photographer: Andrew and Ada Tran | Stylist/Planner: Erika Kobziak | Floral Designer: Twiggs Floral | Dress/Outfit Designer: Sarah Seven | Hair and Makeup Artist: Joey with Urban Beauty Loft | Venue: San Francisco City Hall | Stationary: Shelby Libbrecht Studios | Tuxedo: Celebrity Tux and Tails