Jun 2013

Carol + Felipe

Super Fun Wedding by the Sea in Brazil

In countries where the weather is hot during almost the entire year, the tradition is to have a ceremony at the beginning of the night (and then the party afterwards). Besides the fact that we Europeans would die to have a nice weather for our wedding day (I guess we all want what we don’t have!), I see two main drawbacks. First, you’re loosing some precious hours not being at your wedding: take two weddings, one with a ceremony at 2 or 3pm, and the other one with a ceremony at 9pm; that’s a 6 or 7 hours difference because obviously you’ll go to bed at the same time anyway. And when I see that one of the top answers I get to the question “Name one thing you regret” is “That it went so quickly”, I think that tradition is once again worth being questioned. Second, no need to be photographer to know that natural light is better than flash light; by not having your whole wedding during the night, you’ll end up with MUCH better pictures and memories of the day. Fact.

Last—if the above arguments didn’t convince you—when you actually live in a country like Brazil, you can go for a wedding like Carol and Felipe’s – I actually happen to know Brazil and had the pleasure to spend a few days in Paraty; believe me, this place is a little piece of paradise and those two just took advantage of everything it has to offer! PS: their ceremony was at 11am. :-) Photography by Gustavo Marialva.



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May 2013

Anja + Andrej

Fun Photo Session with the Craziest Couple (Includes Water Jumps)

I love photography, I love to see two beautifully in love persons on pictures, see them kiss and hug, feel the tenderness that can exist between them… you know? But sometimes, sometimes, I just need to see something else, something punchy! So that, when there’s both, that just makes a happy Joana. :-) Photography by Samo Rovan.



Anja and Andrej had been together for 12 years when they thought maybe it was about time to get some pictures of them two – did I mention Andrej is a photographer himself? So, they decided to go with their friend Samo, but that’s not the reason they chose him.

With me also being a photographer and friends with Samo for several years, we both knew no one was better for the job. I won’t say he is “the best” wedding photographer in Slovenia and surroundings, because work like this can hardly be measured in any way, but his work surely is of the most genuine, innovative and kinda non-intervene feel there is. His photographs stand out among 10 or 1000 others and that’s a privilege I like to often remind him of.


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Apr 2013

Teele + Mart

A Yellow Deep-Dyed Wedding Dress and a Gigantic Letter

I know I shouldn’t be saying that yet, but this wedding is totally making it to my best of 2013 selection. You know that sensation, when you get goosebumps, start feeling a lump in your throat and then stupidly want to cry a little bit? Well I felt that. Three times. First when I saw the post on Stina’s blog, second when she allowed me to blog it, and then finally when I was preparing this post. Not that it’s particularly emotional, it’s just goddamn beautiful! Ready for another incredible series of pictures by Stina Kase?



The wedding happened on July, 7th 2012, in Tallinn Old Town (on the roof of the Estonian Maritime Museum “Paks Margareta”) and then later at the coastal village “Salmistu”, both located in Estonia. Believe it or not, this is a DIY wedding; everything, from the concept to the smallest detail—check out this deep-dyed dress and those badges on the tables with the names of all the guests—were thought by the bride and the groom. Huge congrats to them for doing so well, for the consistency and for their choices of location (venue is definitely everything). Anyone planning her wedding right now: flight these guys out of Estonia to do it for you. And tell them to bring Stina with them. :)


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 Regarding the wedding, name one thing you regret…

Everything went well, but we forgot small vodka glasses, so who wanted to drink vodka, had to drink it from wine glasses. :)


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

We are proud that our guests have good memories and stories from that day.


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More pics on the photographer’s blog here.

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