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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

Wednesday, May 10th 2017

Decadent Adornment.

Just landed in our inbox, a creative collaboration featuring some of our favorite designs by Melbourne-based Anna Campbell. Captured by LANE handpicked photographer Cinzia Bruschini, each shot is intoxicatingly atmospheric with decadent embellishment adorning gowns of silk, tulle skirts and intricate veils contrasted by the aging walls of London’s Asylum Chapel. With a dark, moody ambiance that has us dreaming of midnight ceremonies in overgrown chateaus, this is one collaboration we can’t get enough of.

Discover the full editorial and shop the collection on the Anna Campbell website, or get in touch with Cinzia Bruschini here

Friday, April 28th 2017

Slow Flowers.

As we look to floral trends, we find ourselves drawn to fluid installations and loose arrangements; bunches of blooms that appear freshly foraged, stems nonchalantly picked and effortlessly bundled. We dream of casual strolls through farms and fields, wildflowers found in hidden lanes, and roses that climb and wind over backyard fences.  

In reality, the blooms we all love often must be internationally sourced. Their life begins amidst chemicals and preservatives, before being flown hundreds or thousands of miles to a new destination. These are flowers bred for demand with affordability and longevity taking precedence over fragrance and structure.

And yet, the tides are changing. Across the industry, growers, suppliers and consumers are demanding a return to simplicity, sustainability, and floristry unfiltered.

This beautiful revolution continues to unfold this weekend in the hills of Tuscany. An abandoned Chianti structure will play host to some of Italy’s leading florists, its ageing walls transformed with wild florals in rambling sculptures. Photographed by LANE handpicked photographer Lelia Scarfiotti, Slow Flowers is a celebration of the local, and an ode to sustainability and community.

Using recovered blooms and excess cuttings, florists and guests will create their pieces, showcasing the inherent beauty in local produce and unexpected pairings.

See more of Lelia’s photography here or find out more about Slow Flowers on their website. For full coverage of the event, stay tuned, we’ll be bringing you images of our favorite creations in the coming days…

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Poetic Moments.

When choosing a wedding photographer, look for those who double as storytellers. Search for portfolios of images that work in cohesion, frames that melt effortlessly into the next to weave stories of wild romance and fortuitous love.

Quyn Duong is one to watch. Her portfolio unfolds like classic literature. Think moody frames in warm hues; shots that capture raw emotions and relive the most touching of moments. Duong uses cinematic lighting and atmospheric touches to explore the beauty in the simplicity of love, and romance in moments that go unnoticed. Highly regarded for her evocative shots and hypnotic frames, we're so excited to announce Quyn is lending her lens to weddings around New York City and abroad.

Handpicked by the LANE, discover Quyn’s portfolio and get in touch on her website.

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