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Junebug Weddings Photographer Spotlight Interview with 37 Frames

May 1, 2014
01 May 2014

After a magical once-in-a-lifetime Hawaii experience we are back to Japan with some lovely news to share & so much coming up. We were delighted to be interviewed recently for Junebug Weddings Photographer Spotlight Feature. Such an honor as we always love showcasing Japan. The post was published yesterday and can be viewed here along with images curated by the Junebug editors of our gorgeous couples. So happy so many were presented. Much more to come…wishing everyone a fabulous week!! Read more

Happy Birthday Dee!

April 3, 2014
03 Apr 2014

“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.” ― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez  (not saying you’re old… just borrowing this from Megan x)

With love from your family and friends around the world. Happy Birthday DEE!!  (And there were a couple of last minute dances sent from the UK and the US late last night… I promise they’ll be added later).  “A huge heart and gorgeous smile” to quote your FB timeline … and the most generous and talented person I know.  With love and hugs always xoxo Read more

Happy New Year…WPPI 2014, a Winner, NYC here we come & more…

January 27, 2014
27 Jan 2014

Once upon a time we used to blog…

We’re back!!! After a sweet hiatus we’re saying Happy New YEAR at least for a few more days!!! And we’re back into life, work & planning another extraordinary year. So much to share with a ridiculous amount of posts from last year which will all feature in the coming days, weeks, months. We start with the announcement of our WPPI 2014 Master Class!! It’s our favorite week of the year and we’re so thrilled to have an opportunity to present our 37 Frames Master Class, Sunday March 2nd, 3pm-5pm in LAS VEGAS! Read more

On being thankful…a 37 Frames Fabulous Giveaway & Black Friday Collections…

November 29, 2013
29 Nov 2013

So very thankful. That is all. It’s been an overwhelming beautifully & busy year, with no signs of letting up just yet and we have had the honor to be part of telling so many stories. So in the spirit of the season we just truly wanted to say Thank YOU. To our gorgeous clients, friends & family. Thank YOU. And we felt it was just the right time for a FABULOUS 37 Frames Giveaway. Just leave a little comment under this Blog post and on December 20th we will randomly draw a winner for either a Full Day in the Life or Tokyo by Night Collection, valued at ¥225,000. The lucky winner can chose!!! The Collections include a 3 hour photo experience, all the images, the DVD Slideshow & one of our signature Fine-Art Albums (20 pages).  We simply cannot wait to be part of this story!! Thank YOU! Thank YOU to our beautiful 37 Frames network. Just leave a comment below, on the blog, that’s it!!

In further homage we embarked on creating a collage of 2013 & the amazing people we’ve encountered in front of our cameras…then once we realized (in the wee hours of the morning) our sessions numbered in the high hundreds…we reevaluated…and went just for a fraction. Here are a very few highlights…PLUS once you get to the end our BLACK FRIDAY COLLECTIONS!!! Read more

Tokyo Wedding Photographers : Manoir D’Inno Wedding Omotesando – Kumi & Hajime

October 25, 2013
25 Oct 2013

“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” ~ Zelda Fitgerald

An elegant & oh-so-lovely wedding to feature today. In a secret garden. In October. In the heart of Tokyo with that magnificent iconic, symbolic tree… At the Manoir D’Inno Omotesando. And with a couple we absolutely adored from the start of our story together. Who crafted their dream wedding & celebration in their own signature style. A wonderful diversion from the more mainstream Japanese approach. So just the perfect match for us. It was all just beautiful… from the Sangria & striped straws of the welcome cocktails, to that garden styling… sigh… then there was that heavenly gown, his tuxedo (couldn’t be any more our style…) and the perfect bridal party, just so full of love & hope & joy for these 2 soul mates. Then there were all the details… the divine food & wine with an artisan touch, family & friends from all over the world, those incredible florals, the lights, the Jimmy Choos… love… the sweet touches and the party to end all parties on the 51st floor of the Roppongi Hills Club. Floating high above the city for a celebration that will be long remembered even after all that tequila… and the salsa dancers, the belly dancer and some outrageously fun & fantastic dancing by everyone…We think we remember a Beat It dance-off somewhere in there. Maybe…

We were so touched & honored to be involved and the memories & poignancy of this day will linger…It was a celebration with some seriously fabulous highlights… amazing FUN… so away we go and dance through them again & again… Read more

Destination Photographers : The San Francisco Sessions – On Kite Hill…

October 2, 2013
02 Oct 2013

“San Francisco is poetry. Even the hills rhyme.” ~ Pat Montandon

The end of the year hurtles towards us while we rewind a bit today, back San Francisco way…high on a hill with a stunning view, in an all-time favorite city with a very special family we have this Tokyo grapevine to thank for. Again. And Again. Our second time to photograph them in this, the City by the Bay. This time in and around their beautiful, designer dream home. Such a warm, happy welcome. Outside & later inside. With that view, just up the path. On Kite Hill. And some quite fabulous gale force wind to contend. A reunion with Tanner, a very favorite canine family member and it was a session to remember…With some lovely & cozy moments indoors at the end, with books and a send off in Dad’s shoes… Time (and that wind) stand still for a while, defiant in the face of the unrelenting pace of life. 6 months on and we are right back in San Fran. Read more

37 Frames : The Paris Sessions – Bonjour again…

September 12, 2013
12 Sep 2013

“A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.” – Thomas Jefferson

Ahhh…Paris… The city of LOVE. There’s nowhere quite like it in the world. And we fell in love a little more over summer when we had the chance to photograph again one of our most favorites families. It’s official. We’re never quite sure where we’ll meet them next. And we adore that and the amazing people they have connected us to. From Tokyo to Paris, the world is indeed beautifully, wonderfully, thankfully small. And for our 4th experience together they simply sparkled under a brilliant blue French sky and the tremendous noon fountains at the Trocadero. A perfect way to celebrate mums’s birthday, with that most iconic of towers as the one and only backdrop. Another chapter in their gorgeous family story of unbridled energy, joy, milestones and love.  It was tres magnifique…and we cannot wait for wherever we collide next… Read more

Destination Photographers : The UK & Europe 2013 Photo Sessions

May 8, 2013
08 May 2013

The UK & Europe Photo Stories

June 21-July 22, 2013

Photography Sessions by appointment

We are delighted to announce our 37 Frames Schedule & Collections for our upcoming UK & Europe Summer Photography Sessions 2013. From red buses and Big Ben to the Trevi Fountain and gelatos, emerald greens and the Unesco mysteries of the north, canals, icons, and cities of love, medieval towns and so much more. Be a part of the 37 Frames Summer European love stories.

We are Europe-bound for fabulous wedding/love stories over the summer (London, Ireland and Italy), an engagement in Paris with a wedding photography conference to finish it all off  in Amsterdam. In between we are able to open limited appointments for any local special friends/clients who might want a 37 Frames experience. Families, couples, friends – all are welcome. We are so excited about our locations – from iconic, to off the track, they are all sublime (particularly the stunning Dark Hedges in Ireland…) Why not plan a vac-cay around our dates and make a story within story!! To reserve a session & experience (all at our regular Japan pricing…) with us please email dee@37framesphotography.com as soon as possible. Mini-Sessions, Full Session Experiences, Pre-Wedding Collections & Custom Collections available at most locations. Please inquire. Strictly Limited Appointments available and some dates are almost full.

June 21 – London
June 22 – London
June 23 – London
June 26 – Rome
June 30 – Florence
July 8 – Pienza/Cortona
July 11 – Dark Hedges (Near Armoy Northern Ireland)
July 12 – Giant’s Causeway (Northern Ireland)
July 14 – Dublin – Temple Bar
July 19 – Amsterdam
July 21 – Paris
July 22 – Paris

More information is available HERE.

For reservations please contact dee@37framesphotography.com

We so look forward to seeing you wherever our stories collide…

Warmly,
Tracey & Dee x x Read more

37 Frames : The Grandmother’s Obi…

April 2, 2013
02 Apr 2013

“Don’t live down to expectations.  Go out there and do something remarkable.”  ~ Wendy Wasserstein

What we absolutely love about this Japan life is never knowing what’s next…With the constant always being the people and their story. So here is another diversion today. A Coming of Age tale. Seijin-no-hi her way. For someone very, very, very special. Mio. We have known her since she was 9 (which makes us older than we think and happily in denial). We’ve watched her grow into the beautiful, dynamic, charismatic person she is, inside and out. Seeing her take on the world, and all that she will do, accomplish and the many people she will touch is & will continue to be dazzling. So when she asked if we could do her coming-of-age photos, there was absolutely no question. Wearing her Grandmother’s Obi (with her gran present) it was a debut of color, love and laughter. Her time in the spotlight. Literally. Our locations brimming, glistening with simply amazing light, it couldn’t have been anymore her or us. And the perfect milestone from which to springboard as she shines her light on the world… Read more

Destination Wedding Photographers : Cortnie & Matthew – Little Cove Noosa

November 30, 2012
30 Nov 2012

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

Today’s feature is a little about us and of course A LOT about them. It’s about waiting and that good things do happen in the course of time. It’s about love, the beach & sunshine, what it means to come home and be surrounded by the unconditional love of family & friends, culminating in an epically fabulous wedding week. Cortnie & Matt, we had been sooooo waiting…And for us it was our first trip home in almost 2 years, post earthquake. So it was always going to be emotionally charged, hopelessly special and the perfect way to celebrate – a whole week together for Trace’s youngest brothers’ destination wedding in Noosa. Sure at a mad time of year… but a perfect escape. Yes, we’d been waiting and when we couldn’t wait any longer we were planning and dreaming of toes in the sand, family time and how to document it all. A world away from our kimonos, shrines, rigid rules and timelines. Our gift to them, we couldn’t not do it. And when the wait was up it was of course over in a flash. A beautiful blur of stunning white gowns, breathtaking scenery, laughter still echoing, Pat Benatar tributes at the surf club, bridesmaids dancing in the sunset, evenings that melted into mornings, groomsmen (pretty much) under control, hammocks, and early spring days at the coast. It was about taking time to celebrate – really celebrate and feel connected after the past 2 years in flux. And to be creative, working with and in the elements (wind, free-flowing bubbles ALL WEEK & yes, relatives…) being out of the regular comfort zone and to keep pushing ourselves. The beach, cocktails, fishing off the back deck, time with the godsons, some geocaching and catch-ups late into the night all helped…

And honestly how we wish we were there right now – away from the depths of editingeditingediting, the end of the year push, isolation, the inbox and seemingly impossible deadlines & requests. Was it really well more than a month ago? So we click our sparkly heels (which we throw off once we’re down on the beach) and say “there’s no place like Little Cove”. And there truly, truly isn’t. And we’re transported back to that magical, dreamy day just before Cortnie emerged from a rainforest of sunbeams to find her Matt right there waiting…

All roads led to Little Cove & a gorgeous love affair so very meant to be. So on with the show… It lasted a week, the best way to do a wedding. Everyone is there and present. Away from daily life. With one goal in mind… cel-er-brate-good-times-come-on… So naturally several thousand images taken… and we have tried our very best to edit…hopelessly of course… We’ll save the oodles of family photos for our Fine Art Books, currently a duo series (The Week of the Wedding & The Wedding). And once we come up for air after we’ll feature some highlights of the pre-wedding story… But for now it’s back to the Big Day… Read more