Pre-wedding photo shoot in Paris

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MISSÃO MUNDO IN BARCELONA

PHOTO SHOOTING IN BARCELONA

 

In May of 2015 I photographed Carol and Marcos while they were honeymooning in Paris, and besides shooting some gorgeous photos, we had a lovely afternoon with lots of interesting conversations.

Over the past 3 years we remained in touch via social networks, and in November of 2016 they first told me about their new project called MISSÃO MUNDO. This social project was born to transform lives with simple gestures. With their backpacks on, and plenty of good energy, Carol and Marcos set off on their social and cultural adventure around the globe. For the next  2 years the couple will pass through all the continents, doing volunteer work, conducting social projects, giving humanitarian relief and promoting cultural exchange in each country. They will visit 43 countries! Truly inspiring work that touches me every time I watch their videos.
Beginning of March 2018 I saw an Instagram post of theirs that said they would be in Barcelona for a few days. Coincidentally I was planning a mini trip in March too, and was myself considering Barcelona, a city that I know well and love. After checking and rechecking my schedule, and some intense ticket searching, I was able to plan my entire trip just 3 days before going! I contacted Carol and Marcos to let them know I would be in town and would love to catch up, and we planned to meet up for some photos and some sight seeing.
We met in front of the beautiful Sagrada Familia cathedral, and it was wonderful to see them again, and hard to believe we hadn’t seen each other in 3 years!
We spent two days exploring the city, taking photos in every charming and historic place we could find. We laughed a lot, and shared stories about our lives.
I hope to meet up with them again soon, maybe in another country!
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SNOWY FAMILY SESSION PARIS

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SNOWY ANNIVERSARY SESSION IN PARIS

MAY & HUGO

For the past two years we have had little to no snow in Paris. When it did snow it was only for five minutes, and always in December or January. Today, February the 5th, the day began with a beautiful sunrise, followed by a cloudy sky and the weather getting colder by the minute because of the wind! As I photographed the second client of the day I mentioned that Paris was expecting heavy snowfall over the next few days, and commented on how much I was looking forward to it as I had never done a photo shoot in the snow before.

About 10 minutes into the shoot it began snowing lightly and we were ecstatic! After a couple of shots at the Eiffel Tower we headed to a café to warm up, and then took the subway to the gardens of the Palais Royal. As we emerged from the station we saw the snow had become so intense that the city was all covered in white, and looking so much more romantic! It was so much fun shooting in the snow that we didn’t even feel the cold!

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Elopement in Paris – Larissa & Gustavo

Elopement in Paris

She could not imagine that at 15 she had already found the love of her life, and that ten years later she would be marrying him in Paris.

 

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PARIS PROPOSAL – ROBERT & MEGAN

Robert contacted me only one month before his trip to Paris explaining that he wanted to have a photo shoot with his girlfriend, Megan. He intended to ask her to marry him during the photo shoot. While we were organizing the details for the big day Robert felt Megan was suspecting that he´d propose.

That was when Rob sent me another email with the idea of photographing the proposal one day before the official photo shoot under the condition that I stay hidden while he asked her to marry him. I could only appear after the YES, with kisses and hugs, and present myself as the next day´s photographer!

During the month of preparations, I sent him many suggestions of places, maps and video tutorials of specifically where I would hide and the exact place where he should be to propose.

His idea was to tell Megan that they should go for a walk on the margins of the Seine River to take some pictures of the city and selfies before dinner.

I spent most of the time hidden behind a tree taking candid shots and a few times I pretended I was a tourist in case she saw me.

I must confess that taking photographs of a proposal as if I was a paparazzi made me feel a surge of adrenaline. I felt immensely happy for the importance of the moment, knowing that these pictures will be hugely significant in the couple´s life.

Rob took around 15 minutes pretending he was there to take pictures of the view until he kneeled down with the wedding ring in his hand and popped the big question.

I waited a few minutes and began walking in the couple´s direction taking photos of Megan´s delight… At first, she thought I was just a tourist, but then Rob said, “She´s Gabi, our photographer for tomorrow and she photographed everything!!!”

Megan was paralyzed, for about 2 seconds, finding it hard to believe that I´d taken photos of this unique moment in their lives, then she gave me a big hug with a huge smile on her face.

We took some more photos on Alexander III bridge and the next day we had the official photo shoot in different areas of Paris!

Rob and Megan, I wish you both much more love!

 

 

 

 

 

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PROPOSAL IN PARIS – JONATHAN & MARISSA

PROPOSAL IN PARIS

 In February 2016, Jonathan got to know my WORK on Instagram and contacted me to shoot his marriage proposal during his trip to Paris. But there was one condition: I had to be hidden during the proposal and only show up after he told his fiancée the story about how he hired a photographer who shot all the emotion in that moment and that she would have an Engagement Session in Paris.
 We spent all these months organizing where I could be hidden and the exact place where they should be so that she couldn’t see me and I could have a good view of the couple.  I always send many tips about this kind of photography, like, for example, on which side he has to stay, how long he should wait until the proposal, to be careful not to let her hair hide her face, etc., because I can not interfere In the moment.
As this moment, asking his girlfriend to be the woman of his life, is so expected and important in a man’s life, as soon as Jonathan arrived in the place we arranged, he took only a selfie and got to his knees to propose to Marissa. Her surprise was so intense that she could not stop the tears of joy and her happiness was all over her face. 
Jonathan, thank you so much for trusting my work on such a unique day. I wish much more love to both of you.

 

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DESTINATION WEDDING TUSCANY – NAIANA & FELIPE

DESTINATION WEDDING IN CASTIGLIONCELLO – TUSCANY

Taking pictures of Destination wedding always inspires me and makes me so happy. Because I love to travel to new places and I love knowing that the trip is to photograph one of the most important moments for the couple and their respective families.
Naiana, the bride, made contact over 18 months ago, by recommendation of another client, whose wedding I photographed in Paris, in 2012. 
She chose Tuscany, in Italy, for being a country where she lived for 2 years and a place that she loves very much. The city where the wedding would be held is named CASTIGLIONCELLO and the hotel picked for reception and hosting had a wonderful view to Liguria sea.
During all this time before the wedding, we exchanged many e-mails and phone calls, talking about photo inspirations, decor, tips to have a successful wedding, and also some suppliers, like makeup artist and video maker that I recommended, for being professionals who I trust deeply.
 We traveled to Italy a day before the wedding and luckily we stayed in the same hotel as the guests and couple. We had planned on taking an informal photo shoot to enjoy that beautiful scenery with sunset and because the forecast for the wedding was 90% chance of rain.
She was so sad in knowing that it would be raining on her big day, that she took the makeup artist idea and decided to make her first bride look the day before and make a lot of photos. The sunset was really breathtaking.
Next morning, the sky was already dark and everyone expected a gray and rainy day. But the unexpected happened!!!! There was a very strong and sudden wind that changed that calm sea into big waves and altered the forecast completely. I’m sure that the relative’s and our positive energy brought that up. 
Naiana and Felipe’s day was full of emotions, joyful tears, love letter from the groom, beautiful words from the bride during dinner and love among all guests and family. 
Na and Fe, I would like to thank all the attention and care that you and your family had with my crew and me.
Much more love to you.

 
Fotografar Destination weddings sempre me inspiram e me deixam super feliz, pelo fato que amo viajar para lugares novos e saber que esta viagem será para fotografar um dos momentos mais importantes do casal e suas respectivas famílias.
A noiva Naiana fez seu primeiro contato ha mais de 1 ano e meio atrás, por recomendação de uma cliente que eu fotografei o casamento em Paris em 2012.
Ela escolheu a região da Toscana, na Itália, por ser um país que ela viveu por 2 anos e tem um sentimento de amor muito grande por este local. A cidade do casamento se chama CASTIGLIONCELLO, e o hotel escolhido para a recepção e hostedagem tinha uma vista maravilhosa para o mar da Liguria.
Durante todo este tempo antes do casamento, trocamos muitas mensagens via email e telefone com inspirações de fotografia, decoração, dicas para ter um casamento de sucesso além de alguns fornecedores (vendors), como maquiador e videomaker que eu recomendei para ela, por ser profissionais que eu confio muito.
Viajamos para Itália 1 dia antes do casamento e por sorte ficamos no mesmo hotel dos noivos e convidados. Tínhamos planejado fazer um ensaio informal do casal para aproveitar aquela paisagem maravilhosa com o pôr do sol e pelo motivo que no dia do casamento a previsÀo era de 90% de chuva.
Ela estava tão triste em saber que no seu grande dia iria chover, que topou o idéia da maquiadora e fazer o first look com o vestido de noiva no dia anterior e aproveitar para fazer muitas fotos. Realmente o fim de tarde foi de tirar o folego.
Na manhã seguinte o céu estava bem escuro e todos já esperando um dia chuvoso e cinzento. Mas o inesperado aconteceu!!!!  Começou uma ventania tão forte que fez aquele mar tranquilo ficar com ondas enormes e mudar completamente a previsão. Tenho ceteza que a enerfgia positiva de todos os familiares e nossa também, fez com que isso acontecesse.
O dia da Naiana e Felipe foi realmente repleto de emoções, lágrimas de alegria, carta de declaração de amor do noivo, palavras lindas da noiva durante o jantar e muita felicidade e amor entre todos os convidados e familiares.
Naiana e Felipe, gostaria de agradecer a tenção e carinho que vocês e sua família tiveram comigo e minha equipe.
Muito mais amor pra vocês.

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ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN PARIS – GUNES & LEVENT


This very stylish and lovely couple, came from Turkey, to stay only one day in Paris to do their engagement session. I feel very honored and extremely happy to be chosen for this and many other couples from different countries, to shoot very special moments in their lives.

Gunes and Levent, thank you so much for the great confidence in my work and the great time we spent together.

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LOVE SESSION IN PARIS- CAROL & ERNESTO

LOVE SESSION IN PARIS – CAROL & ERNESTO

Some months ago, I received an e-mail from a very talented photographer from Brazil, Carolina Pessoa, saying that she would come to Paris with her husband and that she would like me to take pictures of them, in a very laid-back way.
 
I felt happy and truly honored to be chosen, but there is a huge amount of responsibility in photographing someone who is also a photographer.
 
After many messages with clothing ideas, places and how she wanted the pictures to be, the day to meet them in the hotel came and the connection with Carol and Ernesto was immediate. And even before I started shooting their pictures, I already knew they would be incredible.
 
 Besides being a strongly bonded couple and very much in love, we had so much fun during the photo shoot. Of course, Carol and I talked a lot about photography and about our days as professionals in this field. These two lovebirds conquered my heart and we became friends. Such a pity that your time in Paris was so short. I hope to see you both again very soon.  

Há alguns meses atrás, recebi um email de uma fotógrafa super talentosa do Brasil, Carolina Pessoa, falando que viria para Paris com o seu marido e que gostaria muito que eu fotografasse eles de uma forma bem descontraída.
Me senti muito feliz e honrada com por ela ter me escolhido, mas a responsabilidade de fotografar alguém da mesma profissão que a sua é sempre muito grande.
Depois de muitas mensagens com ideias de roupas, locais e como ela gostaria das fotos, chegou o dia que fui encontrar eles no hotel e a empatia com a Carol e o Ernesto foi imediata. E mesmo antes de começar a fotografá los, eu já sabia que as fotos seriam incríveis.
 Além do casal estar super conectado e com muito amor,  nos divertimos muito durante as fotos. Claro que eu e a Carol conversamos muito sobre fotografia e nosso dia a dia como fotógrafas. Este dois pombinhos conquistaram meu coração e nasceu uma nova amizade. Pena que sua estadia em Paris foi super rápida. Mas espero rever vocês dois novamente muito em breve.

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ELOPEMENT IN PARIS – JULIA & DUDU

ELOPEMENT IN PARIS

Almost one year ago, Julia sent me an e-mail saying that she already was following me on Instagram, that in 2016 she was about to make her dream of visiting Paris come true and she would like me to take pictures of her symbolic wedding only for the two of them, having the Eiffel Tower as a background.

What they didn’t expect was Dudu’s parents coming as a surprise to Paris to share this unique moment.

The couple’s emotion during the exchange of vows  was infecting. I was moved by every tear they wiped off  each other’s faces. The shine as they exchanged looks and the happiness expressed in their broad smiles made this an unforgettable special day.
Much more love Julia and Dudu
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LOVE SESSION IN PARIS – CLAIRE & UGO

ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN PARIS

This LOVE  session in Paris had a beautiful soft light in early spring and a young couple madly in love with each other.

Esta sessão de casal em Paris teve uma luz linda e suave de início da primavera e um jovem casal completamente apaixonado um pelo outro.

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PEDIDO DE CASAMENTO EM PARIS – LAURA & EDUARDO

PEDIDO DE CASAMENTO EM PARIS

Contratar uma fotógrafa Brasileira em Paris para fazer um ensaio romântico e no final das fotos ser surpreendida com um pedido de casamento e um anel feito sob medida por uma designer amiga do casal, é algo que me emociona muito e foi preciso eu conter as lágrimas de tão lindo que foi este momento.

A Laura me contactou para fazermos as fotos e já tinha me falado que o Edu não queria muitos cliques na Torre Eiffel… mas que ela fazia muita questão, nem que fossem algumas imagens. Mas o que ela nem imaginava era que o Edu tinha me enviado escondido para fazer esta viagem à Paris muito especial.

No email ele me perguntou se eu poderia ajudá-lo a organizar toda a logística entre o ensaio e o pedido de casamento sem que ela desconfiasse de nada.

Foi então que sugeri a ele que fizéssemos no final do ensaio, assim seria “a princípio” como eu combinei  com a Laura. Então começamos a fotografar no Palais Royal, depois Trocadero- Torre Eiffel e no final falei para eles que conhecia uma rua bem vazia perto de onde estávamos e que poderíamos aproveitar para fazer algumas fotos… pois tinha uma vista linda da Torre. Fizemos mais algumas fotos e no final falei para ela ficar de costas, para eu fazer uma foto do casal olhando a paisagem… Foi então que quando ela se virou, o Edu já estava ajoelhado fazendo um pedido de casamento mais lindo e romântico de todos, que além no casal de emocionar de tanta felicidade, eu e minha assistente também tivemos que enxugar as lágrimas.

A conexão que eu tive com este casal foi tanta, que no dia seguinte fomos almoçar em um dos meus restaurante preferidos de Paris.

Muitas felicidades La e Edu!!!

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  • Luciana

    Olá! Lindo seu trabalho!!!!!!! Edu me mandou seu blog e estou encantada!!! Fui eu quem fiz a aliança de noivado!!!! Que momento único!!!!!!
    Você tem fotos do anel?!
    Se tiver tem como me enviar? Se não peço para o Edu!
    Beijos Luciana Gresse BarrellaReplyCancel

  • Laura Campos

    Incrível como não me canso de ver estas fotos!
    Um momento único que ficará eternamente registrado em minha memória e graças a Gabi em lindas imagens!
    De fato passou de fotógrafa para amiga!
    Qualquer agradecimento não será suficiente!ReplyCancel

  • Giselia Netto

    PARABÉNS!!!
    QUE DEUS ABENÇOE ESTÁ UNIÃO!
    Felicidades…ReplyCancel

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