Posts Tagged: wedding photography
Tuesday, August 8th 2017
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.
Friday, July 28th 2017
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.
Wednesday, May 10th 2017
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.
Friday, April 28th 2017
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
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.
Tuesday, April 18th 2017
Of all the places we visit, there are some we never truly leave. Cities so magical and landscapes so enticing that our souls remain behind, a part of ourselves forever lost to the alchemy of the space.
This is the pull of the destination wedding, of places sourced from abroad, venues, cities and landscapes once visited. These are spaces that draw us back, structures that alight the senses and ease the mind, where we have travelled for miles to reach but feel resolutely at home.
New discovery Stefano Santucci captures escape like no other. His latest Real Wedding is an ode to the journey; a celebration of love set amongst Moroccan deserts and sunburnt riads. Capturing the romance in adventure and the allure of escape, Stefano has us dreaming of destination weddings in the most exotic of locations. Think pastel skies and desert plains, where canvas tents melt into the landscape as camels carry guests to a palm-fringed oasis…