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Tuesday, November 28th 2017

"The Promised Space" by Styled By Her

When one of our favorite Sydney wedding stylists was being asked “what else is there?” by brides looking for alternatives to traditional floral covered arches and arbours, Corey was intrigued. And so, came the inspiration behind her latest styled shoot ‘The Promised Space’. Celebrating the raw textures and movements of fabrics in the sea breeze and the natural, undone romance of being by the water, this styled shoot came to life. 

"I had these frames made and fleshed it out with dried palm leaves, foraged black foliage, large brass bells and raw silk ribbon. I also wanted to do something different with the florals so I used only blacks and whites in the arrangements on the carved timber tables at the front of the aisle. I wanted to show brides that even black and white flowers can look soft and romantic and when paired with the white Indian grinder tables, crystal and quartz it can even have soul."

We caught up with Styled By Her to hear their tips for styling by the sea…

1. Check the tide charts

2. Think about the access and the distance to the aisle.

3. Some shade may be necessary depending on the time of the day

4. Take a rake, the beach in all it’s natural beauty usually has debris

View more of Styled By Her's portfolio on The LANE Directory or via her website

 

Styling, flowers, concept and direction: Styled by Her / Photographer: Love Sari / Dresses: L’eto Bridal / Model: Liv Siebel / H&MU: Blonde Rumour / Earrings: Love Marie Bridal Boutique

 

Friday, October 27th 2017

3 Tips For a Well-Lit Wedding by Quyn Duong

We love this photographer's artistic ability to naturally capture those fleeting moments of intimacy, joy and anticipation in her images. We caught up with Quyn Duong to discover her top 3 tips on wedding lighting…

"If you’re looking for moody, cinematic wedding photos, then lighting is everything. To capture this ambiance, you’ll want to choose a photographer who can master the perfect ratio of light and shadow in any space. These are my top tips on how to utilize lighting to create that romantic ambiance for your wedding!"

1. Look for directional lighting

It might sound counter intuitive, but rooms with less windows might actually help create a more dramatic vibe. A dark interior with just one wall of big windows will give you that beautiful, singular source of light that can be used as a dramatic side light or an ethereal back light.

2. Line the tables with candles

If there are enough candles on your tables illuminating your dinner guests, then your photographer will be able to photograph beautiful candids of your guests without the obtrusive use of flash, resulting in more natural moments. 

3. Hire a lighting designer

An often overlooked wedding vendor is the lighting designer. And since lighting will make or break the vibe of your wedding, a professional can help install the optimal lights to set the mood for your evening. Ask for warm exposed bulbs and stay far away from up lighting! 

View more of Quyn Duong's portfolio on The LANE Directory or via her website

Tuesday, August 8th 2017

3 Tips for Beautiful Wedding Photography by Bek Smith

A photographer we love for her moody frames that spill with emotion and draw your eye to tiny poetic details that might otherwise go unnoticed, we caught up with Bek Smith to discover her top 3 tips for beautiful wedding photography...

1. Let Go

Its been said a million times, but it truly is the best advice I ever had, and repeat it to every couple over and over... Let Go. Leave all your stress, worry and concerns at the door on the day. Let your suppliers and planners take over (that's their job) and enjoy what the day is all about: You and your loved ones. A glass of champagne is a necessity and taking a moment to yourself without the hair + makeup team, bridesmaids and Mothers. Take a walk or have a cup of tea by the window. Really simple but truly calming.

2. Focus on your partner

The best way to relax in front of the camera is to focus all your attention on your partner. Photographers will always give you some form of guidance or instruction, take this advice and then move on from there. Movement, real emotion and laughter are what we want to capture at the end of the day. The more you are yourselves, the better the photos.

3. Ask your guests to leave their iPhones behind

Technology is wonderful. But asking your guests to leave their phones, cameras (and iPads) at the door is one of the best things you can do during your ceremony. Encourage your guests to be 'in the moment' and let the professionals capture the magic as it unfolds.

View more of Bek Smith's portfolio on The LANE Directory or via her website 

Friday, July 28th 2017

Cosmos Photography Retreat.

Art is a reflection of the self. It is a tale of becoming and unbecoming, a map of our stories and an impression of our lives. Our craft mimics the murmurs of our hearts and the whispers of our souls, it traces our growth and our change, it is but an apologue of all that we have learnt and all that we are.

Unfolding this October in the Tuscan Hills, Cosmos is a four day retreat that invites photographers to grow, learn and explore their craft. Intimate and immersive, the gathering is a celebration of art and life, a dedication to the photographic process and all that it entails.

Led by LANE favorite Lelia Scarfiotti, the retreat offers opportunities for female photographers to grow as an individual and a business, through group learning, styled shoots and one-to-one feedback sessions from the likes of Bek Smith, Alli Oughtred, Miryana Slivenska and Alessandra Santini. We'll also be attending, and discussing all things Art Directing, Branding and offering advice for marketing your work. 

More than just conference or retreat, Cosmos is a creative pilgrimage, a collaboration between artists who appreciate the beauty in imperfection, the drama in simplicity, and the strength in growth.

Need to know:
Cosmos is a photography retreat for women taking place from October 29 to November 3, 2017. The event will unfold within the grounds of Castello di Spaltenna, an ancient monastery turned luxury hotel nestled in the heart of Tuscany.

Attendees will have the opportunitiy to participate in three days of technical and business advice to enhance your photography skills and elevate your business, three assisted styled-shoots to learn and build your portfolio, one-to-one reviews to evaluate your existing portfolio, your website and all images taken during the retreat.

The total cost of the event is 2500€ per person, which includes five nights accommodation and all meals throughout your stay.

Registration for the event is now open. More information can be found on the Cosmos website or through Lelia Scarfiotti

Monday, July 17th 2017

Nevenka's New Black Swan Collection.

We had the dreamy new Nevenka collection, Black Swan, in The LANE office this week, and fell in love with these ethereal pieces in weightless layeres of transparent lace and delicate tulle. For us, luxury is always about the little details and the poetry of Nevenka is in the way each gown falls, how fabrics feel against your skin, the intricacy of every lace panel, the delicacy of a ruffled neckline, and the story behind every stitch... sensory details that truly needs to be experienced in person. See and shop the full collection online

Friday, July 7th 2017

Seaside Spaces: Beachside Dojo Manly.

A dreamy afternoon spent at one of our fav Sydney haunts, Beachside Dojo Manly exploring their newly renovated beachside venue... a private event room with floor to ceiling glass bifold doors and sweeping views of Manly Beach, that open onto your own private split-level balcony. Finished in bleached timbers, raw textured wooden tables and white washed walls, it's the perfect blank canvas for weddings inspired by the rhythm of the sea. Head over to the Beachside Dojo website for more info. 

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