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Lost in Translation Inspired, Park Hyatt Tokyo Wedding

November 12, 2015
12 Nov 2015

“We were together. I forget the rest.” ~ Walt Whitman

A stunning wedding to feature today. As simple and as everything as that. From our first planning meeting months ago in Tokyo we knew this wedding would be epic. A beautiful couple, who knew what they wanted, from another equally beautiful couple who also never compromised & whose wedding we were so honored to be part of a few years ago. We love it when it all comes full circle. And feel like our clients are also our people… Rena & Ged, your celebration was beyond fabulous. In the perfect quintessential Tokyo Hotel…the one and only Park Hyatt. The Lost in Translation theme was perfectly translated…from the breathtaking details, those remarkable florals, that Oscar de la Renta gown, the clutch (omg) & darling bridesmaids we adore. A church filled with candles, a blessing direct from the Pope and all the moments in between. Plus a brief chance to photograph in the iconic New York Bar, after much, much negotiation…and the shortest window of time…It all came together to weave a love story 52 floors up, floating over the city where family & friends from literally all over the world collided. With a dance party to end all others. That honestly is probably still going on…somewhere. And yes, an ice luge, LIT Signature cocktails, and more dancing, planking featured quite a lot by the end & first dance to swoon over. A spectacular start to begin an equally amazing life together…Lost in love always… Read more

Hong Kong Engagement – KC & Josh

November 11, 2015
11 Nov 2015

“The drama, the charm and the beauty of Hong Kong is all here-just as is its breathless energy.” ~ Nury Vittachi

We are firmly in Japan for the last couple of weeks left in 2015 & fully into our peak Fall season. Such a stunning time of year here. While Fall explodes around us we venture back to Summer in Hong Kong and a quick Engagement Session just before KC & Josh’s epic Four Season’s Hong Kong Wedding. We had just a little time together before the main event to take in the spectacular city views that are just sooooo HK, get lost in the hustle and bustle and then go round and round and round for a shot we conceptualized together…Such a beautiful experience with equally beautiful people. Thank you truly for just going with everything…it’s a night we won’t soon forget… To love and iconic Ferris Wheels… Read more

Share the Light, Japan 2016

November 10, 2015
10 Nov 2015

We are so excited to announce Canon Explorer of Light and one of the worlds top Celebrity Wedding Photographers BOB DAVIS is coming to Japan for a One-day Tokyo Seminar and 2 intimate Workshops (Tokyo & Kyoto) Jan 2016. 37 Frames is thrilled to present this opportunity with wonderful support from our friends at Fundy Software Inc & Asukabook. This will be a rare to chance to learn amazing lighting techniques from Bob here in Japan, as well as gain tremendous Wedding inspiration ready for Wedding Season 2016 & beyond. Everyone is welcome to share in this fabulous event, with Japanese translation of course!!

Reservations are now open with a DISCOUNTED EARLY BOOKING RATE until NOVEMBER 30th. We would LOVE it if our wonderful Japanese photographer friends could share this within your networks…so looking forward to see you all!! For any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us:

All the details & registration can be found HERE.



Share the Light Update! Tokyo Workshop January 20 (with Bob & Dawn Davis | Photography & Design & 37 Frames) is now SOLD OUT. Thank YOU so much! Still a few remaining places for Kyoto January 22, so please get in fast. The Tokyo Seminar on January 19 still has seats!!  So excited to see everyone!!! Read more

Okinawa Pre-wedding & Engagement Photography

November 9, 2015
09 Nov 2015

“As the ocean is never full of water, so is the heart never full of love.” ~ Unknown

Japan is a land of contrasts. From iconic mountains, to the concrete, extraordinary cities with so many pockets of beauty. We adore it all. The spectacular forests, the cultural assets, the coastlines, the nature & UNESCO sites…But there’s one place we are always waiting to get back to & we haven’t explored nearly enough…Okinawa. It has it all…more or less. Pristine beaches, vibrant culture and stunning natural beauty. So it was such a joy to be part of Akane & Kiyo’s Pre-wedding Story in preparation for their beautiful upcoming November Wedding (we are truly excited for!!). While Tokyo endured incredible deluges, we had nothing but blue skies down south…Palm trees in the breeze and an azure sea…We had a fabulous day together. As is often the case in Okinawa Bridal companies plan the wedding attire part of the day & there can be many restrictions on bringing in outside photographers, but this company kindly allowed us to come in to photograph as well (& we are so grateful). We did have to work around their photographer (great guy but of course not ideal), and their plan (no control of location or timing), but that makes it all even more of a challenge. And despite this we all had a wonderful time, working the light, going rogue when we could (the company kindly let us run away here & there) and making the very most of our time together to tell a story of soulmates with a love of the sea. Akane & Kiyo, thank you truly for an exquisite trip & a darling chapter in your story. We simply cannot wait for what’s next…

We are still Okinawa dreaming… happily we will return several times in 2016 as part of our Pre-Wedding Schedule (all the info is HERE). Until then just like they say down south…we will…’go & come back’ (行じ、めんしぇーびり). Read more

Manoir D’Inno Wedding Tokyo

October 28, 2015
28 Oct 2015

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin

A lovely Tokyo Celebration to feature today after their beautiful, traditional Miyajima Wedding back in July. With Wedding Season so very, very here it was the happiest start to September for us to see Eri & Akihiro again, a simply extraordinary couple. To continue being part of their story, so filled with light, love & stunning details, it was a fitting finale to the start of their life together. Beautifully casual & relaxed in the heart of the city at a favorite venue Manoir D’Inno. There was incredible food, that iconic tree, the garden drenched in gold as the sun set, that gorgeous gown, an intimate & moving reception surrounded by closest friends & family, candles galore and the city by night to get lost in and fall in love some more… Read more

Tokyo By Night – Engagement Photography

October 27, 2015
27 Oct 2015

“Open your heart and take us in,
Love — love and me.”
~W.E. Henley

An early Fall Tokyo Story to share today. One of our favorite kinds of experiences, an iconic “I Love Tokyo” Session. And we truly do love this chaotic, breathless, bustling canvas that is Tokyo. The perfect playground to get lost in. And we love it even more when our clients opt to take on the city from day to night. Featuring quiet moments to fall in love some more, combined with the hustle & bustle of the magnificent urban sprawl, the dazzling bright lights, referential signage and all those moments in between, which make Japan, well…so very Japan. Such a beautiful warm day, with a truly lovely couple. Stopping traffic in that stunning hot pink Cheongsam. It was a joy from start to finish, amid skylines & drenched in sunbeams with an evening finale under the train tracks… Read more

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee Wedding – Georgia

October 21, 2015
21 Oct 2015

Justice Anthony Kennedy Opinion, OBERGEFELL V HODGES

First Reading

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.

As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions.

They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”

It is so ordered. Read more

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