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  

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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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  

Seaside family shoot

Sunsets by the beach are always magical! The light can be pretty incredible and even if you only have around 40 minutes to shoot, you do your best to create some lifetime memories for your clients. Last Summer we tried to do just that when we meet Sara and her son Gustavo a little before sunset, hopefully when he grows up, he will be able to cherish these images as much as we and Sara do.

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

Greg Finck's Workshop

The 3rd edition of Greg Finck's Workshops is launching, today. Next years workshop will occur from May 1-4th 2017 in scenery Provence, so please make sure you check Greg's website or follow @gregfinckworkshops for more information.

In the meantime hop over to Style Me Pretty and see all the beauty Greg has captured last May, and scroll down on this post, for a peek at the behind the scenes.

We've been incredibly lucky and honored to be part of this one of a kind Workshop. To be able to work with this incredible team of vendors, we admire so much, and to spend a week at this venue, creating, sharing and learning is so much more that we expected when we started this adventure with Greg

We couldn't be more enthusiastic and of course, excited, with all the things we are preparing for next year's edition. Get ready to be inspired, to be challenged and to leave your comfort zone. I guess we will be seeing you in May!

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Creative team (global communication)

Greg Finck Workshops (Photography workshop by Greg Finck) I Overall planning and design Lavender & Rose Weddings I Overall Styling Sofia Ferreira, Brancoprata I Floral design Laetitia C. Fleurs d'Atelier I Fashion styling and dresses Rime Arodaky I Calligraphy Nice Plume Calligraphies I Graphic design Creme de Papier I Hair&Makeup Camille Bonardi I Caterer L'eveil des Papilles I Suits Rives Paris I Ribbons and linens Orchidée de Soie I Cake  T Bakes I Film lab Richard Photo Lab I Media curator Wedding Sparrow I Media curator Style Me Pretty Weddings I Videographer Pascal Dele Filmaker I Photographer André Teixeira, Brancoprata I Wedding Albums partner Kiss Books I Venue Les Domaines des Patras

 

Engagement session in beautiful Scotland

Kristal and Dish got married last year in Portugal, but a month prior to the wedding we went to Scotland for their engagement session! We started the day in Glasgow, where they first met and then drove to Loch Lomond! Stunning scenery and a beautiful Summer day made this day even more special!

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Film Photography: André Teixeira, Brancoprata  |  Film lab: Carmencita Film Lab 

Engagement shoot in Brazil

Last September we spent a weekend in a brazilian paradise called Trancoso, to shoot Carolina and Rolando's beautiful beach wedding! The day before the ceremony we walked around the Quadrado area for some engagement portraits with the couple! It was incredibly hot and sunny and we immediately fell in love with the local architecture! Every building in Trancoso is so colorful, the local stores are gorgeous and perfectly styled and everybody is so nice! No wonder so many people choose Trancoso for a destination wedding or just for a random holiday with family or friends! It's pure heaven!

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Film Photography: André Teixeira, Brancoprata  |  Film lab: Carmencita Film Lab 

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