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A heart whose love is innocent.

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Photographed at the most recent Michael and Carina Workshop we hosted for photographers from around the world, this bridal portrait session was rooted in the authenticity of a real wedding day: with a period of preparation, portraits, a lovely tablescape for celebrating, and an evening gown that flowed with energy. We specifically took inspiration from English poetry of the early Romantic period: 'She Walks in Beauty' by Lord Byron and 'She Was a Phantom of Delight' by William Wadsworth. Each piece, from the rings by Susie Saltzman to the jewelry and headpieces by Liv Hart, was carefully selected to echo this idealized statement of grace found in these poems. We ended the bridal portrait session in a meadow as our bride and groom ran into the distance, embracing and happy, a vision of the ideal world weddings aspire to represent. To see more images from another recent workshop, click here.

Registration for our next workshop which will be held November 6-9th, 2017 in Charleston, SC is open now. To inquire, click here. 

   

Credits:

Styling and Creative Direction: East Made Event Co. 

Florals: La Fleur Du Jour

Hair & Makeup: Emily Artistry

Rings: Susie Saltzman

Headpieces and Earrings: Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart

Gowns: Carol Hannah Bridal

Veil: Girl with a Serious Dream

Calligraphy: Signora e Mare

Cake: Catherine George Cakes

Rentals: White Glove Rentals

Ring Dishes: Marbella Dish

Models: Victoria with Modelogic Wilhelmina & Daijreous of Liquid Talent

Venue: Retreat at Cool Spring

Film development lab: Richard Photo Lab

As seen on STYLE ME PRETTY.

   

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“Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.”

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It was our honor to host this inspirational editorial shoot at our first international workshop in Italy. Our many thanks especially to Federica Beni for the styling and coordination. As seen on WEDDING SPARROW.

"RICORDARE," or, "REMINISCIENT."

 

Photography & Workshop Hosting: Michael & Carina Photography | Design and Planning: Honey & Cinnamon | Florist: ISA Events | Venue: The Villa Centofinestre | Model Agency: 4 Upper Models | Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist: Stella Mongodi of Organic Brides | Bridal Gown(s): Claire Pettibone | Veil & Headpieces: Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart | Jewelry: Susie Saltzman | Lingerie & Robes: Girl with A Serious Dream | Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Tara Spencer | Film Lab Sponsor: Richard Photo Lab | Ribbon: Orchidee de Soie | Menswear: Luca Paolo Rossi | Dinnerware: Guidi Lenci

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Tenderness knows no bounds.

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The second of three photoshoots hosted at our most recent fine art photography workshop in Italy, photographed entirely on Fuji400h film and developed by Richard Photo Lab, as seen on WEDDING SPARROW.

Photography & Workshop Hosting: Michael & Carina Photography | Design and Planning: Honey & Cinnamon | Florist: ISA Events | Venue: The Villa Centofinestre | Model Agency: 4 Upper Models | Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist: Stella Mongodi of Organic Brides | Bridal Gown(s): Claire Pettibone | Veil & Headpieces: Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart | Jewelry: Susie Saltzman  | Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Tara Spencer | Film Lab Sponsor: Richard Photo Lab | Ribbon: Orchidee de Soie |

 

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Exploring new horizons with like-minded creatives.

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We are beyond excited to announce dates for our next workshop, our first international photography workshop, "Horizons" or "Orrizonti." We fell in love with this region in the summer of 2015.

From August 28th - 31st, 2016, we are returning together with local Italian wedding planner & stylist Federica Beni of Honey & Cinnamon the Wedding Sparrow Team, and several other carefully chosen artists. Photographers from across the world are cordially invited to join us for an inclusive multi-day retreat + workshop in the rolling hills of Italy's Marche Region. We have rented out an entire villa to share with our attendees just outside of Ancona, where we will have time for our welcome dinner, classes, & intensive Q & A sessions. The workshop will feature several highly curated styled shoots with professional models and photographers will be free to submit images for publication.

Is this right for you? 

This workshop is for photographers who have been in business 1+ years, and have a good grasp on the basics of photography. If you are interested in photographing in one of Europe's most beautiful regions, connecting with your dream client, refining your brand, getting your work published, building lasting friendships in the industry, shooting FILM or simply shooting abroad, this workshop is for you! Finally, this is a workshop for photographers interested in PRACTICAL advice. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to contact us!

Review: "Remember in college when you’d sign up for that class that sounded so interesting? You’d show up the first day, sit through the class and think, “Wow. This is going to kill me.” But if you think back to that interesting college class, you showed up every day, you paid attention, and you became knowledgeable and awesome at a new trade. That’s what this workshop did for us. We had the opportunity to push our limits. Try new film stocks. Shoot indoors. Shoot boudoir. Play with fire (literally). We left the workshop feeling stretched, excited and new….which is exactly what we were looking for. Weddings are our business. And sometimes they can really take a lot out of you; you can easily feel rusty and creatively empty. This workshop was our opportunity to play, practice and create. We left... with a renewed spirit and a ravished creative appetite." -The Happy Bloom

For more information regarding lodging availability, travel advice, and investment, write us at info@michaelandcarina.com or visit our workshop website.

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We have been so overwhelmed by the positive responses to our announcement of TRANSITIONS! We have teamed up with our excellent stylist team, Wit Weddings, to give away one seat to The Little Workshop, which will be held November 7th & 8th 2015 in Stony Creek, Virginia! This “scholarship” will include the opportunity to learn […]

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We have been so overwhelmed by the positive responses to our announcement of TRANSITIONS! We have teamed up with our excellent stylist team, Wit Weddings, to give away one seat to The Little Workshop, which will be held November 7th & 8th 2015 in Stony Creek, Virginia!

This "scholarship" will include the opportunity to learn with other photographers, both experienced and new, to take part in several meticulously crafted styled shoots, and to engage in hands-on, practical learning with Michael and Carina Photography.

Giveaway Rules:

1. Reshare this photo on Instagram (also found below) with the tags @michaelandcarina, #thelittleworkshop & #michaelandcarinaphotography 2. Using the Rafflecopter app below, invite your friends to enter in the contest! You also have the option to share via Twitter, etc. which increases your chances of winning. 3. Post a comment on this blog post linking to your Instagram account and let us know why you would like to win a seat, or what you would hope most to take away from the workshop! Note: The prize is non-transferable & not redeemable for its cash value. Travel & lodging for the workshop are not included.

One winner will be selected at random and the winner will be announced Friday, July 17th!

For more information regarding The Little Workshop, click here. For more information regarding this giveaway, please contact us at info@michaelandcarina.com.

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