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Royal Pita Maha Bali Destination Wedding, Ubud

August 7, 2016
07 Aug 2016

“Wild horses couldn’t drag me away…” ~ The Rolling Stones

A truly beautiful & epic Bali destination wedding today. A very special celebration we had all been waiting for, especially after the Pre-wedding experience. The wedding story was steeped in culture, gorgeous design, much, much LOVE and one amazing party. The stage couldn’t have been more striking, amid the stunning grounds of the Royal Pita Maha Hotel. Dramatic cliffs & breathtaking jungle views, collided with a perfect tranquil riverside setting in the heart of Bali – Ubud. Lia & Aron, we would have gone anywhere for this, but that you chose Bali ended up being utterly, totally extra-ordinary. It was a perfect storm of planning & vision. Handmade by the bride herself; her gorgeous wedding dress, the darling bridesmaid dresses, the groom, groomsmen, bridesman bowties & pocket squares were all lovingly handcrafted from vintage Japanese kimonos sourced specifically for the special day (you can see much, much more & even order a gown HERE from her bespoke label Tokyo Kaleidoscope.) It was a dream, infused with Japan, a common denominator for them, us and many guests. Then throw in the setting, the bridal party, bridesmaids (with the most fabulous bridesman EVER!!), groomsmen, the vows, the walk down, the walk up, the parade, the kecak performance, the firewalkers and then that most-amazing reception venue – The Temple…it was one gasp after another. And one most fabulous reception (with a killer soundtrack), the very best people, a dance floor that is still on fire, a moving lantern release and a send-off literally no-one wanted to leave… It was all this & more, best told in images enveloped in love…

Many thanks to the stellar team at Botanica Weddings who were an absolute dream to work with!!

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Stunning Summer Silverado Resort Wedding, Napa

July 27, 2016
27 Jul 2016

“Soon it got dusk, a grapy dusk, a purple dusk over tangerine groves and long melon fields; the sun the color of pressed grapes, slashed with burgandy red, the fields the color of love and Spanish mysteries.” ~ Jack Kerouac, On the Road

California dreaming as we feature a stunning summer destination wedding. Our very favorite kind & our biggest joy. We never quite know where we will end up next & were beyond thrilled that our canvas for this celebration would be the one and only iconic Napa Valley. Filled with vineyards & spectacular scenery, simply beautiful people & that stunning, stunning late June light. The kind where sunset lingers & dancing under a twilight blue sky is essential. It couldn’t be any more us. Truly. This story was beautiful & love-filled from the very, very start.

We spanned the state with this gorgeous couple, with an LA engagement and the northern Cali finale. Soul mates for sure. We adored every minute & moment. This was one wedding under the stars, where family & friends (both two & four-legged) collided in an intimate and moving, show-stopping & fabulously fun affair. Starring an exquisite bridal party, that breathtaking bride, a couture custom gown & suit, with a little bridal boudoir, darling florals, those 2 cakes, Abbey the some-what reluctant ring-bearer, a first-dance to swoon over, Sprinkles Cupcakes (LOVE!!!) & dancing, dancing, dancing. Add in a stellar team, passionately curated by the lovely Nicol at LLB and we will be California dreaming endlessly…

To our wonderful couple…your wedding was a vision – start to finish. And we so loved being part of your beautiful story & adventure & getting to know you both, so very accomplished & so inspiring. Thank you for being so amazing, well, to just be with. We are so happy for you both and cannot wait for what comes next… Much love always… Read more

Bali Engagement Photography – Leanne & Aron

July 18, 2016
18 Jul 2016

“When I follow my heart I wake up in Bali…”

We simply couldn’t resist posting this beautiful feature today… We have so much to share but this story has so many chapters we just couldn’t wait. Bali…sigh…we are just back from a magical experience, with just the loveliest couple & their people. Wait til you see the wedding… it’s coming. We promise. It was everything & more than we could imagine. But before the big day we took a few hours to explore Ubud, the heart of the island, brimming with culture & so much soul. From sublime waterfalls, to the iconic rice terraces, to tranquil walks down palm lined back roads & the most incredible of wedding venues, an epic canvas to get lost in. Bali has it all. And coconuts & cocktails, which is just about all we need. Then you throw in a stunning bride & all her incredible designs and it is truly a playground. Lia & Aron thank you for such a love-filled, fun-filled, step-filled frolic. You are so stuck with us. Another prelude to your most amazing tale… Wild, wild horses, couldn’t drag us away.

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Karuizawa Destination Wedding, Nagano

July 3, 2016
03 Jul 2016

“And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.” ~ The Chaos Of Stars

A very special wedding to share today. We knew this would be truly something. One we had all been dreaming of, waiting for since their wondrous Tokyo Engagement Session last year. A sprinkling of rain showered us then, and it followed as the wedding day started. Lanie & Howel chose Karuizawa as their stunning destination wedding location. Set amid a canvas of dazzling green & lush forrests, it was the very perfect setting for this love story, with family & friends flying in from all over the world to celebrate. Add a dream team of vendors and it truly was the very happiest of days. Stunning gowns, gorgeous people, a fabulous church and a beautiful reception venue creekside. Karuizawa was our playground and it all unfolded with much emotion & so much love. From the anticipation of getting ready, to the moving ceremony, beautiful styling & details, a lovely bridal party, a truly amazing video reveal from the awesomely talented team at Mayo 7, the very best bouquet toss game, all that sake, first dances galore and a dance party everyone is probably still recovering from. It was all that a destination wedding should be…the coming together of your people, all in the name of love. And we so loved that documenting it all & the photography was such a priority. So very perfect for us. Lanie & Howel, thank you truly for everything, for being so wonderful, open & honestly simply wonderful to work with. A dream for us. Much, much love & happiness to you both always… Read more

Additional 2016 Hokkaido Pre-Wedding Dates!

May 10, 2016
10 May 2016

We’re in full production mode this month as we get ready for a beautifully busy Summer of Love Stories. And we just cannot wait. Our stories are taking us world wide and as always Japan-wise, from Bali, to Turkey, to the US and back again. In between we are happy, due to demand, to open some additional HOKKAIDO dates to our 2016 Pre-Wedding Schedule. July 25-20 is already fully booked, so we have NEW extra dates July 18-22 & September 7-11…Half day or Full day experiences available, including Hair & Make-up, 2 Master Photographers & transportation on the day (plus the option for a 2 day-shoot, which is perfect for this location).

Please inquire to dee@37framesphotography.com asap for all the details. These last spaces will go fast. Hokkaido is absolutely stunning… Ablaze with spectacular natural scenery, incredible blooms, peaks & valleys galore. The very perfect canvas for all love stories & we cannot wait to tell yours.

Hokkaido 2016

Email dee@37framesphotography.com to register your interest. More info can be found at our dedicated Pre-Wedding website.

Have a fabulous week & here’s to summer dreaming…

A Tokyo Wedding Story…

May 4, 2016
04 May 2016

“Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.” – Lilly Pulitzer

Japan in any season is sublime…but there’s something about the seasons within the seasons that is just so spectacular. And one of our favorites… is the season of green…when nature explodes in the freshest of colors, one of our very favorite palettes. So it was the most beautiful backdrop for this lovely post-wedding story. In a quintessential Japanese garden, with bridges, teahouses, sweet nooks & cranny’s, some last blooms and all that green…A very special Tokyo morning together with a deluge of rain at the end, a wonderful team, a darling couple and stunning kimonos, so overwhelming beautiful. The very best way to start a honeymoon and a lifetime of love, happiness & stories… Read more

A Tokyo Spring Engagement Story

April 26, 2016
26 Apr 2016

“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” ~ David Viscott

Love & the blossoms. Our very favorite time of year for a Spring Engagement Story. And when all the elements collide it’s something truly special & once-in-a-lifetime. And with early spring blossoms in bloom, in almost every hue, it was a perfect day…Taking in Tokyo, taking in Spring, taking in love & life…Thank you Laura & Jason for a beautiful experience so full of love & laughter and a beautiful finale right in the heart of town. Much love to you both for your upcoming wedding & beyond… Read more

Kyoto Pre-Wedding & Engagement Photographers : A Sakura Love Story

April 17, 2016
17 Apr 2016

“Every spring is the only spring — a perpetual astonishment.” ~ Ellis Peters

Kyoto. Spring. Blossoms. Sakura. Breathtaking. A sublime canvas for a Pre-Wedding Story. And it truly was a remarkable day, so long in the planning with the loveliest, most darling couple. We are truly so lucky to connect with such a beautiful people… It was a spectacular start with a sprinkling of rain. Kyoto sparkled in the early, early morning. And from then we were all awash all day, with blossoms simply everywhere we went. It doesn’t get more Spring than this, more iconic, more Japan, more drenched in blossoms and love and simply joy. It was endless smiles and happiness all day from our fabulous team. And even with the tremendous crowds (which believe us were there in droves…) Claire & Kenneth were in their own world. A day just for them, from gowns, to kimono, to twilight in the backstreets, in the floating world with blossoms that Kyoto reveals for just the shortest, sweetest time… Read more

Kyoto Wedding Photographers : A Kyoto Spring Wedding

April 15, 2016
15 Apr 2016

“Even in Kyoto…I long for Kyoto”. ~ Basho

Kyoto…a breathtakingly beautiful city, drenched in history, a soul place for sure and at this time of year ablaze with blossoms, blossoms, blossoms. So it was truly the perfect backdrop for this stunning destination wedding which first started with an Engagement Story. A wedding where family, friends & loved ones from all over the world came together to celebrate. Amazingly enough no one from Kyoto. Which made it even more special. A hidden venue, tucked away in the heart of the city, in the shadow of pagodas, shrines and early blooms. It was stunning from start to finish, the gown, the florals, that bridal party…with just the loveliest couple, a dream to be part of their story. So much love, so much heart, so much soul, so very Kyoto. Read more

Kyoto Engagement Photographers : A Spring Story

April 14, 2016
14 Apr 2016

“Between our two lives there is also the life of the cherry blossom.” ~ Matsuo Basho
Kyoto is always unforgettable and takes you someplace else, lost in time and history and story. And it’s always, always the perfect canvas for a love story. Perhaps none more lovely than this one. It started with an Engagement Session amid the icons – bamboo grooves, centuries old structures & those delicate blossoms just here for the shortest, sweetest time. Time together before the wedding the very next day which we’ll feature soon – a truly spectacular affair – in this ever remarkable world… Read more