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Iceland Pre-wedding & Engagement Story – Siew & Dex

May 7, 2017
07 May 2017

“All is full of love”… ~ Bjork

An epic, once-in-a-lifetime journey to share today. One that stretches from Japan to Malaysia to the icy fairytale realm that is Iceland. An every kind of weather & season Story. With a truly beautiful couple, inside & out. We first met among the flower fields of Hokkaido in the height of summer (will share that chapter soon!!). Endless rows of lavender & blooms were our playground. There’s nowhere quite like Hokkaido for majestic beauty. It was a dream day that none of us wanted to let go of for sure… so the idea was pitched to continue the story & plan a Pre-Wedding Adventure… somewhere, anywhere in the world. Siew & Dex  narrowed  it down to 3 locations… Iceland eventually won (was there really any other choice…). And it was every adjective, superlative, and more. A truly stunning country, the most perfect of backdrops simply everywhere, around each & every corner. Made all the more special traipsing through moss, waterfalls, glaciers, lakes and a search for the elusive, magical Northern Lights. And we experienced it all, in all kinds of weather (4 seasons, 1 minute). And our incredible team fought through every challenge,  embraced every opportunity and soaked in life & light & love. It was beautifully real & romantic & we all pushed to the limit…but it was so worth it. We could go on and on and on…it was truly that breathtaking & life-changing. And for sure it will not be our last visit (we’re heading back again later this year)… We are Iceland dreaming until then…For now we’ll let the photos tell the story, perhaps in a more eloquent, way than we ever could…Siew & Dex, wishing you a lifetime of love & happiness, that permeates any kind of cold!! With LOVE always…

 

PS: Only 13 albums from around the world were awarded in the Engagement Category at the prestigious 2017 WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) Print, Album & Filmaking Competition in Last Vegas this year from thousands of entries across all genres … and we were super honored to receive 2 of those Engagement Album awards. One of them for Siew & Dex’s beautiful Icelandic Engagement story. You can see the album at the end of this blog post.  Thank you WPPI … and THANK YOU Siew & Dex.  Always telling life’s most beautiful stories… Read more

Tokyo Station Engagement

April 11, 2017
11 Apr 2017

“…beauty is a light in the heart.” ~ Kahlil Gibran

Happy Spring! We’re back to our beloved blog and have literally sooooo much to share. We’re drenched in blossoms right now (& rain), so be ready for some Sakura overload & lots of news & updates in the coming days/weeks/months. But for today we take a trip in the sun from a beautiful, very-very Tokyo Engagement. Stepping out just before their lovely Summer Wedding. It was stunning light and an equally gorgeous couple, natural, uber stylish, just soooo them. A quintessential 37 Frames story, enveloped in 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.

(See more of Lia’s fabulous designs at Tokyo Kaleidoscope ) Read more

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 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

A Los Angeles Engagement Story

March 28, 2016
28 Mar 2016

“For the entire world, Los Angeles is a city of dreams…” Barry Sanders

While Spring explodes around us right now in Tokyo we’re still California dreaming of a perfect LA kind of day. Which was just the setting for this lovely March Engagement Session. Late Winter sunshine, a beautiful couple and a day drenched in story and falling in love some more. All ahead of their gorgeous Napa Wedding this June. LA has it all, the most perfect canvas…From that iconic UCLA campus, to the glorious Arboretum…Santa Monica & the beach beckons anytime, but made more spectacular in the afternoon light, with a finale under those amazing lamps. A most perfect prelude…and we are star struck for more… Read more

A Kyoto Pre-Wedding & Engagement Story

March 20, 2016
20 Mar 2016

“Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.”
– E.E. Cummings

An epic, Japanesque Pre-Wedding to start 2016… in again, one of our very favorite places… Kyoto is always calling. This time in winter. And for sure it was freezing… but love & laughter kept us all more than warm. From the ever peaceful zen bamboo forest to the quintessential backstreets. It’s the perfect place to roam, get lost and found & fall in love even more. A story that writes itself, made even more special with just the most beautiful couple. With those stunning gowns, an iconic garden, streams of light, early blossoms and all the moments in between, it had everything a wedding story prelude needs…

Photographed by Tracey & Dee. Second-shooter, Yoshihiro Hirose.  Hair & Make-up by Misako Deegan. 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