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Luciana & João: Isle of Skye - Scotland

A história que vos mostramos de seguida é uma aventura que marca o nosso primeiro trabalho fora do país.

O desafio foi proposto pelos nossos amigos Luciana e João. O plano deles passaria por casar num destino fora de Portugal, de forma bem diferente de qualquer outro casamento que já fotografámos. Desta vez seriam apenas eles os dois e nós (posteriormente juntar-se-ia também o Joel da Palma no filme) . Pensaram trocar votos e alianças num sítio icónico, rodeados apenas pela mais bela paisagem e silêncio que caracteriza a Ilha de Skye na Escócia.

Sem encenações. Estas imagens são reais, com um casal real, com sentimentos reais. Esta viagem será para sempre uma das experiências mais incríveis que teremos graças à fotografia. É entrar na vida de duas pessoas e permanecer com elas e com estas memórias.


The story we are about to tell you was an adventure that marked our first gig outside of the country.

We were put up to the challenge by our friends Luciana and João, whose plan was to marry in a destination outside of Portugal in a very different venue we had ever photographed. It would be only us and them, although posteriorly, Joel da Palma came on board as a videographer. They thought about exchanging vows and wedding rings in an iconic place, surrounded by the purest silence and the gorgeous landscapes of the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

So without any rehearsals or preparation, what you are about to see are images of a real couple on real emotions. And this trip will be one of the most incredible experiences that we had as wedding photographers. It was indeed to entrail ourselves into the memory of these two persons and to stay with them forever.

 

Please, check the video below by Joel da Palma.

L&J elopement - Isle of Skye | Scotland

Charlotte & Ryan destination wedding at Caldas de Monchique, Algarve

Although we know that the south of Portugal is known for its beautiful beaches, there’s much more to offer. Near Monchique, in the countryside, there’s a little oasis called Caldas. That was the place where Charlotte & Ryan choose to get married.

There were tears, joy, fun, laughter… there was a band, festoon lights and a barbecue… and of course… there was also a very happy marriage!

Do scroll down please.

Visiting Portugal: a family vacation in Lagos, Algarve

Portugal and Algarve are trendy now. We're happy with that.

We love welcome people visiting our country, our cities, our beaches. The cherry on the top of the cake, is by living here, to be part of some of this people holidays.

Ronald is also a photographer in Washington DC, US. He founded us on Instagram and asked if we could register some of their family time visiting Algarve. They wanted to have some pictures taken in a typical portuguese beach town and after on a beautiful beach. So, this time the choice was Lagos. We had a great time together. Their little boy help us a lot playing all around. We end up in Camilo beach, just for us! 

Hope this brings a fresh summer vibe we're missing already!

Let it snow

A nossa estreia. A primeira vez que a Lapela foi fotografar fora do país.

Não resistimos ao convite do Nuno e da Inês para irmos ter com eles a Londres e lá passarmos juntos um fim de semana, na cidade que os acolheu acabadinhos de sair da faculdade. Pudemos conhecer também Cambridge, onde visitámos as suas famosas universidades e os canais. Para além disso fomos brindados com a "besta de leste"... basicamente frio, frio, e mais frio, que apesar de ter atrapalhado um pouco os planos, acabou por nos brindar com a neve! ai a neve!! (o Miguel cumpriu o seu sonho de menino).

Em breve eles estarão novamente por terras algarvias, para comemorar o seu SIM com a família e amigos, certamente num clima bem mais ameno.

Enfim... vejam e pronto. Façam play.


Our very first time we went shoot abroad.

We couldn't resist the invitation by Nuno and Inês to fly to UK and spend a weekend in the city that received  them right after they finish college. They guide us to London and Cambridge where we could see the famous universities and the canals. We were blessed by lots of cold weather that turn things a bit difficult, but fortunately we had snow instead of rain. 

Soon they'll be in their homeland: Algarve - Portugal to say YES in front of their families and friends. For sure in a warmer day.

Have a look. Play the song.