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Tokyo Engagement Photography – Lanie & Howel

September 21, 2015
21 Sep 2015

“Fog is rain that whispers.” ~ Olivia Dresher

This was one of those experiences where there’s magic. Due to our schedule & theirs we only had one day as a window to plan Lanie & Howel’s Tokyo Engagement session, ahead of their Kariuzawa destination wedding next year. One day. Between us arriving in Tokyo from one of our destination weddings and them having to leave Tokyo to fly home. And while we LOVE the rain when it comes right at the end of a wedding or session (for some sparkle!!), we don’t love torrential downpours as much – for both our gear & client comfort. But we just had one afternoon. Morning was fine – yay! And then the rain came, and came and came. And we met under dark swollen skies but somehow we all knew it would be ok. We were all ready and would embrace anything. Yet miraculously the rain eased (a little) just after we started and the day gave us mist and sprinkles of light. We had the spectacular grounds of one of our favourite historic shrines to ourselves. To explore, to fall in love a bit more, to relish in life & nature and to tell a simply beautiful love story with two gorgeous people – inside and out. And if that wasn’t enough we coupled it with an evening finale in Ginza and a chance encounter with a Crystal exhibition… Another magical day in Tokyo.

Lanie & Howel asked for a more commercial style shoot rather than our more well known emotional, photojournalistic style (with a fashion edge). We all met the challenge and had an amazing afternoon playing and experimenting with new looks and styles while keeping to our 37 Frames roots in light and color. Always light and color. Lanie & Howel, thank you truly for going with all our ideas and being so fearless/stunning all day. You were spectacular to work with and we simply cannot wait for what’s next… Read more

Japan Engagement Photography – I Love Tokyo

September 19, 2015
19 Sep 2015

“Love passionately, adventure often…” ~ Unknown

We love Tokyo. It’s a given. So when our clients select our ‘I Iove Tokyo’ experience we know it’s going to be one fabulous collaboration. Here’s a little peek into a late Spring session with a gorgeous couple in town from Estonia. From referential Japan, to secluded, intimate moments, the city sparked from day to night. Which ended in the pulse of Tokyo, that most famous crossing and all the mish-mash of backstreets we adore, with, yes, just a little splash of color and a whole lot of LOVE… Read more

Tokyo Japan Engagement Photos : Shinjuku

September 18, 2015
18 Sep 2015

“Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.” ~ Japanese Proverb

A quintessential Tokyo Engagement Session to feature today. Summertime, in the city. Shinjuku, a vibrant hub, with dazzling contrasts. The very perfect playground for our gorgeous couple (and Pro-baseball player as well) to tell their Tokyo Story. From the treasured National Park and all her pockets of beauty to bustling crossings, subways & cluttered, secret lane-ways. It was a session filled with love, laughter, discovery and all things only-in-Japan. Just the way we adore it… Read more

Tokyo Engagement & Pre-Wedding – Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

August 18, 2015
18 Aug 2015

“Love is the shortest distance between hearts.” ~ Anonymous

Tokyo. It became their half way meeting point. When their relationship was so very long distance. So it was the perfect place, the only place to revel & celebrate in their love story before their wedding next year. It was an absolute delight to take on the city with Fei & Lawrence. Just so beautiful as we explored Tokyo in the summer & that gorgeous summer light. From parks & promenades to moments on the train, remembering all those hellos & just as many goodbyes. And most importantly what it took to get here. And then we took on the night, with Fei absolutely stunning in that spectacular gown – starting at the beautiful Mandarin Oriental Tokyo. The glittering streets of Nihonbashi never looked more magical. We wish you both endless more days together as happy as this one & can’t thank you enough for such a wonderful, love-filled experience. Read more

Hong Kong Four Seasons Wedding – KC & Josh

August 11, 2015
11 Aug 2015

“You can leave Hong Kong, but it will never leave you.” ~ Nury Vittachi

It’s been a remarkable year with so many incredible stories & weddings. And so many amazing locations. We are never sure where we will end up next. We have simply loved all our destination weddings so far, none more so than our recent July adventure in Hong Kong. What a city. What a vibe. We simply adore it. So when KC & Josh connected with us to be part of documenting their celebration we absolutely couldn’t wait. Their love of photography so very perfect for us. It was a quintessential Chinese celebration with all the elegant touches, all the trimmings, the moments, the customs & just so much love. A stunning Hong Kong Four Seasons wedding. It was epic, from the traditional groom pick-up & hilarious games & tea ceremonies, to the darling bridal party, KC’s 5 stunning gowns (YES FIVE!!!), she was a vision all day. So breathtakingly beautiful…Then there was a magic first dance, endless surprises, the remarkable details (that marquee & backdrop) & a magnificent Chinese banquet. Add in Josh’s amazing videos, world class latin dancing, all the moments & more dancing and it was simply a joy the entire whirlwind day…Thank you truly for this extraordinary experience. It was a story for the ages…with a truly fabulous couple. We remain spellbound!! Read more

Andaz Toranomon Hills Wedding – Kana & You

August 6, 2015
06 Aug 2015

Summer night –
even the stars
are whispering to each other.
~ Isaa


Tokyo. We’ve said it before and we know for sure it won’t be the last time…there’s no other city quite like it. And when you have a Tokyo Wedding, there’s no place quite like the Andaz Tokyo to have it. Floating high above the city…it’s completely a dream. The city on show, in Summer… the perfect backdrop for Kana & You. It was a gorgeous celebration from their elegant ceremony on the 52nd floor Chapel, to their forest inspired reception in the Tokyo Studio. Stunning styling, those incredible shoes, a darling gown, perfect details, and then there was Kana’s custom kimono. So incredible. And You. With the beer service (via backpack!!)…just so much fun. Which all culminated with the happiest Nijikai on top of Tokyo and a breathtaking sunset finale (& Kana just a vision in her dress and those blue shoes…)…Thank you truly for such a fabulous day…we so loved being part of your story, such a special, beautiful experience. We are wishing you both a lifetime of endless love & happiness…

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37 Frames – Tokyo Summer Wedding

August 5, 2015
05 Aug 2015

“Because it’s summer and the memories are just waiting to happen.” ~ Unknown

A lovely Tokyo Wedding, in the heart of Summer to feature today. Photographed by our 37 Frames Team (this time Dee & Yoshihiro). A gorgeous day, under the bluest sky, with icons on show at one of our favorite venues, the Tokyo American Club. A joyful day from start to finish, it was a delight to share in Mari & Taichi’s story. Surrounded by family & friends, their terrace ceremony was so full of love, throw in a reception with a jazz band, delightful first dances, a roast beef “cake”, jujitsu (really) and bowling to end…it was a fabulous party and just so them. And we couldn’t have loved it anymore! Read more

Itsukushima Shrine Miyajima Wedding – Eri & Akihiro

August 3, 2015
03 Aug 2015

“Every Summer has a story.” ~ Unknown

A beautifully quintessential Japanese Wedding to feature today. From one of our very favorites places, Miyajima. A fairytale island with a UNESCO Shrine. The very perfect place for Eri & Akihiro to start their Wedding Story (part 2 will be in Tokyo in September & we simply cannot wait). Miyajima was all about Japan. Something we adore so much. The traditions, the culture, the customs, the love & warmth & hospitality. And those stunning Kimonos…we are always a little spellbound that we have wandered into this world. And this fascination is never lost on us. So when Eri & Akihiro asked us to document their day on the island we simply couldn’t wait. Throw in the ferry ride, the deer, the rickshaw (note – we didn’t have our own -haha- so ran next to, behind, in front of the bride & groom’s all day!), Itsukushima Shrine, that iconic floating gate, the tourist hoards, the formality, refinery, elegance and an intimate reception with dear family & friends and it was a magic, magic day. Start to finish, with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to light up the Tori enveloped with love. Eri & Akihiro, thank you truly for such an extraordinary experience…We are thrilled there is more to come! Read more

Villa Amor Wedding – Sayulita, Mexico : Sabrina & Rick (Part 2)

July 31, 2015
31 Jul 2015

“Sentir el amor de la gente que amamos es el fuego que alimenta nuestra vida.”

“To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life.” ~ Pablo Neruda

It’s been a month of dreams, incredible destinations and so many magical moments. Hard to believe we made it to the end…almost…we never want July to end…So we finally have time to share some of our very, very favorite stories. It all started in breathtaking Mexico. On an idyllic sliver of beach, with endless sunsets and some of the most beautiful people on the planet. Sabrina & Rick, there are no words for how special you both are and how real, emotional and simply beautiful your celebration was. We all felt it. Overflowing with love, laughter, color, light, connection and maybe more than one margarita. It couldn’t be anymore us. It was a true celebration of family, people & total soul mates…and we would go anywhere to do it all again and again…(post-wedding session somewhere – anywhere fabulous is definitely on the cards…). It was spectacular… a whirlwind day, as it always is…throw in the heat, the love, the details, that dress, those shoes, the first look, the awesome bridal party, the champagne uncorking (haha), the stairs, the villa, the views, that moving ceremony, a sunset beyond words, a reception under the stars, the colors…again, tea-lights in trees, made-to-order churros, breathtaking first dances, tequila shots (& shots & shots) and remarkable dance moves…and it was some epic, once-in-a-lifetime party (that may or may not have ended in the pool)… Certainly a blueprint for what lays ahead, firmly entrenched in just so much amor. A beautifully overwhelming experience, we can never thank you both enough for.  (And many, many thanks to the stellar team at Sayulita Mexico Weddings by Karen Ruezga & the lovely Villa Amor for all your support). It was a love story for the ages…we are still Mexico dreaming… Read more

Villa Amor Wedding – Sayulita, Mexico : Sabrina & Rick (Part 1)

July 17, 2015
17 Jul 2015

“Yo tengo esa costumbre de pensar en ti, cuando hablan de amor.”

“I have this habit of thinking of you, when they talk about love.” ~ Unknown

July has been one of our most magical and busiest months ever…and it all started in Mexico. Hola! A land far, far away with the most incredible couple Sabrina & Rick, their amazing “people” and the kind of destination wedding we dream about in a Villa of Love. Really. Sayulita, a darling seaside village, was the perfect setting for their July 4th wedding. Heat and all. And so the day before we explored the streets, taking in the morning together. Time to just to be…to wander, to reflect, to take in the moments, the colors & light & to fall in love a little bit more. And of course to get completely drenched on a hidden beach waiting just for us. It was the perfect prelude for everything to come, ending the day with a fabulous rehearsal dinner under the stars, memories we will not soon forget & endlessly breathtaking sunsets. Just the most beautiful, beautiful people, who came to us from more beautiful people. We remain humbled and in awe how the world connects us. And that we get to tell these kind of stories & see how people live, love & celebrate is never, ever lost on us. So many new amigos, so much amor… Read more