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Shinjuku-Gyoen Sakura Engagement Photography – Ami & Yasuhiro

May 25, 2015
25 May 2015

“It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.” ~ William Carlos Williams   

A sakura drenched way to start the week, as we relive spring while we head firmly into summer. Just before their beautiful April wedding we had a whirlwind 30 minutes together under the blossoms to celebrate life & love…Ami & Yasuhiro it was all a dream, with the blossoms a spectacular prelude for everything to come… Read more

Guam Engagement Photography – Mary & Ray

May 4, 2015
04 May 2015

“Hu guiaya hao” ~ I love you  – in Chamorro…

Summer dreaming… as we feature the pre-show to our recent beautiful Guam wedding. A windswept engagement session off the beaten island track – high in the southern rolling hills, down on secluded beaches & finishing in our very favorite coconut tree grove. A sprinkling of rain to start an epic few days with Mary & Ray in the Mariana Islands… we had so been waiting for this… all colliding here for the celebrations on this island they call home. It was beyond an honor to be asked to document their very special celebrations and just the perfect chance to connect before the big day… romantic & real & drenched in fun & love… all things perfectly Guam. Read more

Kyoto Pre-Wedding : Yajie & Ananth

May 3, 2015
03 May 2015

Even in Kyoto-
hearing the cuckoo’s cry-
I long for Kyoto. ~Basho

Happy Golden Week!! We are just back to Tokyo again after a whirlwind 4 months…what an amazing ride 2015 has been as we’ve had the privilege of being part of so many extraordinary stories…And here’s a beautiful Pre-Wedding…again from one of our favorites soul places…Kyoto. Spring in the air and love just about everywhere as we had an epic experience all over the city. With Yajie & Ananth. Featuring 5 dress changes, truly reflecting their story & heritage. It was such a joy planning all this. From a very, very early morning in the iconic bamboo groves of Arashiyama (= NO PEOPLE!!) to those quintessential Gion cobbled streets, shrines, temples and a very unexpected chance to photograph in an historic Ryokan…It was a dream day for all us, so much laughter & fun…with some magical rain to end. Just the kind of finale we adore. Many thanks to our lovely 37 Frames support team (associate photographer Yoshiro Hirose, fabulous Hair & Make-up by Aya & MK Taxi for literally getting us all over the ancient captial). And our wonderful couple Yajie & Ananth. We always say we are only ever as good as our clients & you were both exceptional. We are wishing you much, much happiness as your love story continues… Read more

A Tokyo Honeymoon : Lou & Jono

April 25, 2015
25 Apr 2015

“Mine is the night, with all her stars”. ~ Edward Young

From Weddings, to blossoms & back again…we’ve been so fortunate to meet some incredible people on this journey. And we just love it when we all connect online then collide in person. And it all just beautifully clicks!! And with some people you just know it will be so special before we even meet. Today we’re showcasing Jono & Lou in town from Malaysia celebrating their honeymoon. Right at the end of the year when Tokyo is a mass of lights & love. We took on the city and had a ball together in some of our favorite places – icons & quiet backstreets. With the last of Autumn’s glow and avenues of illumination to revel in…a fabulous way to spend a night in Tokyo with just such a gorgeous couple… Read more

Kyoto Engagement & Pre-Wedding : Pirjo & Vladimir

April 14, 2015
14 Apr 2015

“In springtime, love is carried on the breeze. Watch out for flying passion or kisses whizzing by your head.” – Emma Racine deFleur

What a whirlwind Spring so far, that has quite literally taken us all over this beautiful world. We finally find ourselves back in Tokyo. Taking time to breathe in the last of the blossoms before we head off again this weekend…for a very special wedding. So just the perfect time to get back to our blog and share some of our recent (and not so recent…haha….we have so many stories still to feature from 2014…) But fast forward to early Spring this March, in one of our soul places…Kyoto. Just before the blossoms and the teaming crowds. We connected with Pirjo & Vladimir. Celebrating their love from Finland to Japan and all points in between…We had a gorgeous afternoon together in pockets of sun. From some of our favorite back streets to icons. A love affair remembered amid an extraordinary backdrop (and just a few early blossoms for luck). Wishing you both much love & happiness & endless travels together… Read more

San Francisco Engagement Photography – Doris & Yi-Ren

February 25, 2015
25 Feb 2015

“My San Francisco on her seven hills is smiling, beside an opalescent sunset sea.” ~ George Caldwell, 1919

We’re back in the US again for work… and beyond excited for WPPI to start later this week. The very perfect time to share a recent Engagement Session from beautifully iconic San Francisco. One of the very best things when flying in for our destination weddings and engagements is what we always say… seeing the way people love and celebrate around the world. But it’s also the endlessly stunning backdrops that keep us inspired and constantly creatively stimulated. And San Francisco always, always delivers…endless inspiration everywhere you look. We are so thrilled to be part of telling Doris & Yi-Ren’s Wedding Story later this year. Our day together was just so very SF, taking in some of the City by the Bay’s most favorite & loved locations, a world away from their busy, busy lives & just the loveliest opportunity to have time together before their spectacular day. From cable cars, to stunning views, gorgeous golden hour and lighting up the night – the day & their love story just unfolded so effortlessly. Throw in some extraordinary hot chocolates at the end and we were beyond hooked! Read more

I LOVE Tokyo – Tina & Steve

December 16, 2014
16 Dec 2014

“Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses.” ~ Lao Tzu

A beautifully fun & fabulous way to start the week starring Tina & Steve. A November romp through Tokyo where there gorgeous story started once upon a time…before their epic wedding this past weekend in Taiwan (CONGRATULATIONS!!!!).We couldn’t have been more excited to connect & plan. So when the day finally arrived it was bliss from start to sparkly finish as we took on the city together. Embracing the modern, the old & all that is this incredible town. Retracing where they first met at Aoyama Gakuin, their favorite Tokyo hangouts, visiting icons & just celebrating this most darling couple – so meant to be, so in love & total, hopeless soulmates. We were completely overwhelmed by their delightful hearts & spirit (& LOVED all the family support!!!). And when that Red Dress came out in the middle of Ginza, we were all spellbound & it was traffic stopping for sure. Big sigh….But more that it was real & heartfelt & absolutely playful – just so THEM. A perfect I Love Tokyo experience… Read more

Guam Engagement Photographers : Vany & Brian

November 21, 2014
21 Nov 2014

“If you want to know how much I love you,count the waves”. ~ Anonymous

Sometimes people come along that leave you spellbound & speechless With a kindness & warmth that is so overwhelmingly unexpected & real. Making us even more grateful for this amazing creative life & journey. Meet Vany & Brian. We just connected via email. They booked us from Shanghai for their intimate Guam wedding, a couple of emails & one skype and we collided in the western Pacific. It was just so easy & beautiful, effortless in every sense & we can never thank them enough for such a moving experience as their entire family just embraced us. We will feature their magical (rainy) wedding soon. But before then we had a little time the morning before for a quick windswept Engagement Shoot – on the island, stormy & dramatic skies, tropical gardens, rocky outposts & sandy beaches just the perfect backdrops to celebrate this long-time love story… Read more

Japan Wedding Photography : A 10-year Tokyo Anniversary…

June 26, 2014
26 Jun 2014

“Love is like a friendship caught on fire.” ~ Jeremy Taylor

An anniversary love story to get lost in today…beautifully celebrated in Tokyo. A dress that still fits perfectly & time to reconnect and reflect on 10 magical years together. As a couple again…the family at home. Just them. In a place poignant & meaningful, a brief escape. Eyes only for each other, even with the maddening crowds of Tokyo in Spring, we just adored our time with this lovely, lovely couple. We had a fabulous time all over the city from day to night, visiting icons & finding secluded locations, all fused with endless laughter!! Blossoms to bright lights & romance ramped up…it was such a delight to witness this kind of relationship & be part of remembering another milestone in their spectacular love story… Read more

37 Frames : A Tokyo Post-Bridal…in 3 beautiful acts…

June 24, 2014
24 Jun 2014

“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” ~ Stephanie Perkins

A beautiful love story already in the making to feature today. A Post-Wedding experience scheduled a few years after the big date. The perfect time to fall in love all over again, wear the dress one more time and continue telling the story in the photos they dreamed of. And what better time to do it than in the heart of Spring. Rabia & Phillip, stole our hearts as they took on Tokyo in a trio of acts. With that stunning gown, under tunnels of blossoms, it was time to reconnect again and just take time to be together. Then criss-crossing across town to where they live, work & play. Their neighborhood, in their town. It was a beautifully casual & lovely afternoon aglow with gorgeous light, before the finale high above the city…The perfect ending to another day in their spectacular story… Read more