Last January we went on this crazy adventure with our dear friend Greg Finck, and we spent a week in Asia (Macao first and then Tokyo) to work on an brand editorial for Sheraton Asia! We did the creative direction, styling and flowers for the two stories that Greg shoot, and it was probably one of the most challenging weeks of our lives! But lets leave all that to another blogpost!
Last November we went to Torroella di Montgrí, near Barcelona, to speak and do a workshop during Traveling Light, where more than 80 photographers from all over the world came to meet, share and learn from each other while disconnecting from the day a day life, and you can see more of this experience here.
For us, it was the perfect ending for and incredible year filled with many new challenges, outstanding moments and unforgetable memories. Traveling Light was a magical moment for all who attended, you could see the excitement in the air and we will never forget this week at Cinema Montgrí, where Albert Roig and his team where able to create an one of a time event!
During one of the days, we held a workshop, where we had the chance to speak and sshare our creative process when we design and shoot editorial work. For this workshop we prepared a story that we are sharing today. Each image portrays a significant moment in our plot. Our storyline is about a woman searching for her freedom, after feeling trapped into a routine.
We can't thank enough our incredible team, who made this possible under crazy conditions: Diva Borrelli Make Up Artist (a true angel walking the Earth), Canigueral Mesas con Esencia, Otaduy and Natalia.
Film Photography: André Teixeira, Branco Prata | Creative direction & styling: Sofia Ferreira, Branco Prata | Make up & Hair: Diva Borrelli Make Up Artist | Dress: Otaduy | Table tops: Canigueral Mesas con Esencia | Model: Natalia| Film Lab: Carmencita Film Lab
engagement session in barcelona
The Gothic Quarter encompasses the oldest parts of the city of Barcelona, and includes the remains of the city's Roman wall, several notable medieval landmarks and also, it was the perfect setting for Arielle and Jeff's engagement session! They will be married in Spain next May, and one thing we know for sure... this wedding is going to be incredible, just look at these smiles.
new york by brancoprata
New York is probably one of our favorite places in the whole world. We love the energy, the craziness, the vibe of the city, and we always feel excited and inspired, everytime we go there! In 2017 we visit NY twice, back in May, while doing a wedding in DC and last month, for Bridal Fashion week!
Because we always have a busy schedule everytime we visit, we never take time to walk around like turists, so it's not always easy to have time to shoot. Last month André was able to capture a few images of New York, and I think it's easy to see a common theme, the existing textures of the local architecture, shoot with 35mm.
traveling light & a workshop
Today's post is dedicated to those who, like us, work on this glorious thing called wedding industry! For the last couple of years we all been seeing numerous workshops, conferences, webinars, etc... tools that can help us evolve and improve our crafts. Either you're a photographer, a stylist, a floral designer, etc... these days there's so much information and great opportunities to learn, share your ideas and grow!
Traveling Light will be perfect for you! 10 conferences with film photographers and also various Workshops, including our very own workshop (a first for us, actually!!) where we will be talking about 3 main subjects, that have a tremendous importance in our personal lives:
Understanding the importance of unveiling your own brand’s DNA.
To help you get out of your comfort zone, and get inspired by everything that surrounds you.
To ensure a high level of personal satisfaction and professional fulfillment over the years.
For a long time we struggled with balance between personal life and a professional career and we then discover that when we acknowledge and learn to balance these 3 things, we found happiness and fulfilment! So we hope to see you there in November when we will be able to talk a lot more about this and also, style and shoot during Traveling Light! Don't forget to check their website today and learn more about this wonderful opportunity to meet like minded people, and those who can inspire you and help you move forward!
Photographer André Teixeira from BRANCOPRATA | Creative direction & styling Sofia Ferreira from BRANCOPRATA | Lab Carmencita Film Lab | Videographer THE AMAZING RABBIT | Film lab CARMENCITA FILM LAB | Fashion styling Diana Vinha,Make-up Marlene Vinha, PRETTY EXQUISITE | Make-up Marlene Vinha, PRETTY EXQUISITE | Cake designer & production manager T BAKES | Wedding dresses Rute Moreda, Otaduy and Gio Rodrigues | Hair Alexandre Ribeiro, DIFF HAIR DESIGNERS | Jewels Monseo