Oct 2013

Céline in NYC

Win a Photo Shoot in NYC!

Are you living in NYC or planning to be there between November 22th and December 7th? Then this contest is for you! French photographer Céline Hamelin is going to be there at these dates and will shoot one happy couple for absolutely nothing… And, this could be you!




This is how Céline Hamelin likes to describe her passion for photography.

Photography is for me a good way to exorcize this fear of time passing too fast :) With photography I’ve been travelling, dreaming, living and laughing for over 3 years now. Imagination, spontaneousness, some fun and a little bit of magic are the perfect ingredients for a perfect reportage. I like to feel an affinity for the couples I shoot… discover strange and unfamiliar worlds… I love to squeeze by and find the perfect timing!


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To participate…

  • • Name something you like about Céline Hamelin‘s work or You May French Kiss the Bride.
  • 2 • What’s your dream photo shoot (theme & place in NYC and surroundings)?
  • 3 • Supplicate us. :)

Of course, we’ll check how strong supporters of our work you are, so be sure to follow us on whatever social media platform you use, and you can already start leaving comments everywhere on both our blogs!

  • 4 • Send your answers to [email protected] before November 13th. You’ll hear from us in the following days!
Now go ahead, make us fall in love with you! PS: I know, the more people see this, the more participants there might be… However, we’ll be extra gentle to those of you who share this announcement, we promise!… ;)


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May 2013

Aileen + Harry

Rainy NYC Elopement

I’m sharing the first elopement on the blog today! This one took place in a city that I’d love to visit one day, New York City. It also shows that sometimes rain is just the perfect opportunity for very special photos. Photography credit: Jimena Roquero, spending half of her time in Spain, half of her time in NYC!



The wedding was on December 7, 2012 in New York City City Hall. From the bride:

My husband and I met in DC but we decided to travel to NYC for the wedding because it is one of my favorite cities. I moved away from NYC in 2003 and to this day still miss it dearly. We wanted the day to just be simple and just about us, so we didn’t tell anyone except for my girl friends who would be our witnesses. The day after, we surprised our family and friends with the news.


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Name one thing your regret…

I don’t regret anything, but I was sad that I had to put my Manolos in puddles of rain a few times.  :)




… And one thing you’re really happy about/ proud of.

Despite the shoes, I was really happy about the rain.  The city is so romantic in the rain!


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