Simple and laid-back family shoot

Last Summer we had the privilege of shooting Pedro Bento's beautiful family. At the time they were expecting their second child, so you could feel the excitement and joy in the air! It was such a  wonderful afternoon. Pedro, Paula and their daughter are quite spontaneous, funny and super relaxed, so they made the job really easy. It's always an honor to be chosen to take photos of a family, help them with their future memories and make sure that certain moments in life become unforgettable, but when one of the people hiring you is actually a professional photographer, the responsibility sets in because you know the expectations are always high!

Anyway, here are a few photos of that afternoon together with this lovely family, we hope you love them as much as we do. And a massive thank you to Pedro Bento's family for allowing us to capture them!

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Photography André Teixeira, Brancoprata  |  Film Lab Carmencita Film Lab  

Editorial at Palácio do Bolhão, Porto II

On our last post we shared images of an editorial at Palácio do Bolhão, and at the time of the shoot, designer Gio Rodrigues, sent us two wedding dresses. We thought it was only fair to share the photos of the other dress that we ended up not using for the Magnolia Rouge's submission. This dress was absolutely stunning, the fabric had an heavy but extremely rich texture and paired perfectly with the simplicity of the veil.

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Photographer André Teixeira, BRANCOPRATA Creative direction & florals Sofia Ferreira, BRANCOPRATA Videographer THE AMAZING RABBIT Film lab CARMENCITA FILM LAB Dinnerware & silverware EMPATIAS Fashion designer Diana Vinha , PRETTY EXQUISITE /Make-up Marlene Vinha, PRETTY EXQUISITE Cake designer & production managerT BAKES Wedding dress GIO RODRIGUES Hair Alexandre Ribeiro, DIFF HAIR DESIGNERS Venue PALÁCIO DO BOLHÃO

Editorial at Palácio do Bolhão, Porto

For this editorial we choose a soft colour palette to complement the decadent look and highlight the beautiful PALÁCIO DO BOLHÃO backdrop. Considered one of the most notable buildings of the Portuguese architecture of the nineteenth century, the palace was built in 1844 by Antonio de Sousa Guimarães, one of the richest merchants in the country. The palace expressed the political and financial strength of the proud city's bourgeoisie of the nineteenth century, and currently it's the home to Academia Contemporanea do Espectáculo, a art school and Theatre. The building's architecture, the various golden details and painted ceilings match perfectly our abundant flowers yet enhance the simplicity and elegance of our bride. And that jaw dropping fireplace, was the perfect setting to display the stunning cakes designed by TBakes, specially for this editorial. Finally, this shoot would not be possible without the help and goodwill of ACE, that allow us to shoot at the stunning Palácio do Bolhão, right in the heart of our city!

You can see more on this editorial on Magnolia Rouge.

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Photographer André Teixeira, BRANCOPRATA Creative direction & florals Sofia Ferreira, BRANCOPRATA Videographer THE AMAZING RABBIT Film lab CARMENCITA FILM LAB Dinnerware & silverware EMPATIAS Fashion designer Diana Vinha , PRETTY EXQUISITE /Make-up Marlene Vinha, PRETTY EXQUISITE Cake designer & production manager T BAKES Wedding dress GIO RODRIGUES Hair Alexandre Ribeiro, DIFF HAIR DESIGNERS Venue PALÁCIO DO BOLHÃO

Featured on Style Me Pretty

So honored to have this beautiful Californian wedding featured on Style me Pretty front page. See the full feature here.

Photography: Brancoprata | Videography: Robert Michael Films | Event Planning: Twine Events | Floral Design: Of The Flowers | Wedding Dress: Custom | DJ: Dart Collective | Officiant: Rev. John Moore | Venue: Sanata Anita Gardens | Deserts: Fantasy Frostings | Film Lab: Carmencita Film Lab | Rentals:Archive Rentals | Rentals : Dish Wish | Strings: Angelica Strings

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Luminous engagement session by the sea

The Northern Portuguese coast will surprise you by its beautiful landscape, where the plateaus, valleys and mountain ranges are joined with a never ending sea. The whole coastline from Porto to the Spanish border consists of golden, sandy beaches, many virtually deserted which means it's the perfect setting for an engagement session.  Inland there are mountains and deep rivers which have cut their way through creating spectacular gorges, and flowing in the Atlantic Ocean. During Summertime, the light is so perfect, so golden that many couples choose this perfect setting for their engagement session. And if you don't believe me, just make sure to see the images below. A massive thank you to Ana and Paulo, for allowing us to immortalize their time together before their wedding day.

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Inspired gatherings IV

Leftovers are great to test a few techniques and ideas when it comes to flowers! Our studio is becoming more and more a laboratory, a place where we experiment various concepts before we present them to our clients! And let us be honest, it's a great opportunity to snap a few photos to share!

Film Photography: André Teixeira, Brancoprata  |  Floral design: Sofia Ferreira, Brancoprata  |  Film lab: Carmencita Film Lab

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Maternity shoot in the wild

Happy New Year! We wish you infinite happiness and joy for 2017 and we hope to see you here many, many times! Our main goal for this year is to continue to design, style and capture unique moments in a distinctive way... and we cannot wait to get started. Cheers!!

Photography André Teixeira, Brancoprata  |  Film Lab Carmencita Film Lab  

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Italy

In 2016, two of our destination weddings were in Italy, a country that is very dear to our hearts! The people, the food, the scenery... we love it all. From Sirmione, one of the best holiday destinations from around Lake di Garda (the largest lake in Italy) to Verona and Brescia, we rented a car and went everywhere!  

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Photography André Teixeira, Brancoprata  |  Film Lab Carmencita Film Lab