Joana & Rúben: At the old mine

We were searching for the perfect couple to shoot in an abandoned mine we’ve known some time ago. We wanted to be like this: dark, dusty, raw, dry.

Joana and Rúben took the challenge.

What we’ve learned from them: “Be different. Be passionate. Be good. Find your style. Find yourself.”

(By the way, please search for “Son of Ink” and check their amazing talent)

Sara & André: pre wedding photo session at Monchique, Algarve

A Sara e o André são eternos românticos apaixonados. Sonham com o seu casamento há muito tempo e desde que os conhecemos, que já prepararam um contentor de coisas idealizadas e handmade para completar da melhor forma o seu grande dia. Será basicamente um casamento feito à sua medida, com muito esforço para que resulte na perfeição.

Entre tanta azáfama, fizemos com eles uma pausa para fotografar um passeio até Monchique, terra com muito significado para eles e bonita demais para se fotografar lá! Já não foi a nossa primeira vez lá... mas vale sempre a pena subir e descer até encontrar os melhores cenários desta bonita serra algarvia. E para quem ainda não viu a vista da Fóia e o seu pôr-do-sol: porque esperam?

Sara and André are true romantic lovers. Since we met them, they dream with their wedding , and already have prepared a big truck full of handmade stuff for the big day. It will be a very personalized DIY wedding  and they are putting so much effort on that to become perfect.

Meanwhile, they made a stop with us for a walk at Monchique, a spot full of meaning to them, and so beautiful to photograph. It wasn't our first time there, going up and down deep into this forest, but always worth it. If you've never been there, enjoying Foia's mountain view and the magnificent sunset there: what are you waiting for?

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!

A super cute family session in Quinta do Lago, Faro, Portugal

Yes, the wedding season has begun. Meanwhile we could't deny Tatiana request: "let's do another session! This time we have our little girl and another belly!".

It's the other side of Lapela work. We love to photograph happy families and their free interaction. It's like photograph love in pure form. Looks simple but it's not. Specially when we have a non stop child!