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new year, new challenges, new goals

For the last 3 years, we completely changed our attention away from the blog... ok, we finally said it! With all the "new" social media platforms available these days it's getting more difficult to find the will to stop by and update the blog! And to be honest with you we weren't planning on post anything today but we thought it would be a great way to start 2019.

We are currently working on a new website, and althought we still love the aesthetic of this one, we feel it is time for a change! We have many goals for 2019 and one of them is to focus more on our floral design services... people always assume we are only a wedding photography studio, when Brancoprata is SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT! This being said, it is time to show case more about the aesthetic of our work, the wedding we design and shoot, the campaigns we've been working on, the One to Ones we've been doing for the last 3 years... it's a long list of projects that need to see day light and we feel the new website will truly help us with that! 

So, stick around, it's going to be a hell of a ride!

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Photography: André Teixeira, Brancoprata | Creative Direction: Sofia Ferreira, Brancoprata | Make up: Marlene Vinha, Pretty Exquisite Image Consulting | Hair design:Alexandre Ribeiro, Diff Hairdesigners | Fashion Styling: Diana Vinha, Pretty Exquisite Image Consulting | Dresses: L'Arca | Videography: Fábio Coelho The Amazing Rabbit | Architecture: PF Architecture Studio | Interior Design: Rute Moreda | Cookies: Tânia Sérgio, T Bakes  | Details: Mercado Loft Store  | Model: Clara R, We Are Models
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featured style me pretty I

Our latest feature on Style Me Pretty is out and we coundl't be more happy! This brand editorial for Senhora da Guia Cascais Boutique Hotel is without a doubt, one of our favorite so far! There's always something so rewarding and exciting when you are working to promote a brand or a venue, specially when the end result is a true reflection of our client's aesthetic ! Check out the full feature here and enjoy.

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Creative direction, styling and flowers: Sofia Ferreira, Brancoprata | Photography André Teixeira, Brancoprata|  Wedding Dress Jurgita Bridal | Shoes Bella Belle Shoes | Stationery Nice Plume | Rentals Parque da Penha | Film Lab Carmencita Film Lab | Make up artist Andy Dyo | Hair Designer Raquel Raposo Hair design | Cake Designer  Sweet Stylist - Weddings Cake Artist | Assistant to floral design: Decorelle | Venue Senhora da Guia Cascais Boutique Hotel | Planning Destination Weddings in Portugal

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featured: magnolia rouge, intimate destination wedding in the south of portugal

So happy and honored to finally share the wedding of Klaudia and Ricardo in Algarve, last year! A small and intimate wedding, that was a true reflection of the couples personalities and sense of style Make sure you stop by Magnolia Rouge for the full feature!

featured: magnolia rouge,  INTIMATE DESTINATION WEDDING IN THE SOUTH OF PORTUGAL

BRANCOPRATA BRANCOPRATA CASA VELHA PANO PRA MANGAS BIANCA PEREIRA | Hair designer Tanya HairstylistGIANVITO ROSSI THE CAKE SHOP| Grooms attire ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA | Jewellery OSCAR DE LA RENTA & TIFFANY'S | Bridal dress SARAH JANKS | Band SAVIO ARAÙJO & ANDRÉ SARBIB
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editorial ambivalence by brancoprata

For this photography essay, our starting point was the word “ambivalence” and the meaning behind it. So what’s the definition of this word and why do we feel so drawn to it? In a very basic way, ambivalence is the coexistence within an individual of positive and negative feelings towards the same action. Like everything in life, it’s normal to have mixed reactions about everything – even marriage!

We wanted a raw, honest exercise on a relationship between two people: true feelings that overcome the flaws; heartfelt words spoken that make you forget everything else; and, the acknowledgement that perfection is tangible only when you realize that your strength is built on the good and the bad. We wanted our images to focus on the couple and the space – the actions and movements between the two and their reactions to the scene.

We chose a simple and discreet environment with unpretentious details so the couple stood out. With this type of focus in life, it allows us to realize that indecision or uncertainty are also part of the path to reach a joyful outcome!

 

This editorial was featured on Once Wed, make sure you follow this link to see the full feature.

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Photographer: André Teixeira Brancoprata  |Creative director & Floral Designer: Sofia Ferreira Brancoprata | Dress: Otaduy | Make Up: Marlene Vinha with Pretty Exquisite | Hair: Alexandre Ribeiro with Diff Hairdesigners | Venue: Casa Bom Fim Heritage House & Garden | Fashion Styling: Diana Vinha with Pretty Exquisite |Videography:  Fábio Coelho with The Amazing Rabbit | Cake & Cookies: Tânia Sérgio with T Bakes | Models: Best Models Agency | Rentals: Parque da Penha | Jewelry: Mesh |  Photo Lab: Richard Photo Lab

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destination wedding in a old monastery

Sharing this beautiful wedding on our journal today, make sure you read what our couple had to say and please check the full feature on Magnolia Rouge.

"We ended up meeting an old friend who was living in the U.K. at the time, but visiting Lisbon, for dinner on New Year’s Eve, and then we went and watched the fireworks over the river. While the trip was just for a few days, we absolutely fell in love with the city and country. We especially loved the people – the whole country seemed so low-key and relaxed, and we found the city pleasant and welcoming.

When we began looking for locations for the wedding, we knew that we wanted to do a destination wedding. Portugal immediately came to mind and we initially thought that Lisbon would be perfect – we felt confident with fond memories of the wonderful time we had over New Years that we could find an amazing venue and really show our friends and family a beautiful time. 

When we started looking for venues in Portugal, it was important that the features represented both our interests: architecture and history. We wanted a venue that was unique, with old architecture, big, oversized, and represented the culture of Portugal, but with current and new amenities for our guests. We originally considered the Lisbon area, however so happy we expanded and considering other venues around the entire country. At the POUSADA MOSTEIRO DE AMARES, we found everything we wanted. The original design and architecture of the building were beautiful which resulted in a breathtaking setting for our wedding day, but also for the days leading up to our big day. An old monastery beautifully converted into a hotel, all the rooms and amenities were modern however, and would make our guests comfortable."

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Brancoprata The Wedding Company Pousada Mosteiro de Amares | Cake design: T Bakes | Film Lab: Carmencita Film Lab 

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