2013 was a full year. So full, that we had this urge to take a break from all what is known for a while, to go to the other end of the world, to experience, to create, to find and to renew ourselves. So here we are, back from our month of peace, looking back at 2013, maybe later than we should have, but definitely with new eyes.
2013 was a year of traveling and intense work. We’ve photographed in over 25 cities in 7 countries and got to understand a little bit more of what this world really is. Dragos had his driver’s licence taken once again, for the fourth year in a row. I think that’s a sign that we drove way too much. Or that we tried too often to be in two places at the same time. Or maybe that we just have to buy a scooter.
We’re grateful for getting to photograph creative and innovative people, for seeing real stories unfold. No, I’m not talking about the wedding day stories, but about all things that make two people become one. The stories that come from the depths of the human soul. We witnessed the fact that love does not give up. Love fights. Love wins.
“Frodo: I can’t do this, Sam.
Sam: I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer.
Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folks in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.
Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?
Sam: That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.”
(J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers)
RO Primul lucru care îmi vine în minte când mă gândesc la luna octombrie e culoarea sa. Răsăritul se întinde până la apus şi scaldă totul în lumină. În octombrie oamenii sunt coloraţi în degradé şi miros a dimineţi răcoroase cu ceai cald, a galben şi a ploaie. În octombrie nu ai cum să nu te îndrăgosteşti. Criss şi Theo s-au îndrăgostit. Iar dragostea mută oamenii peste mări şi ţări, făcându-i să aibă nu doar capul în nori, ci şi rădăcinile în Cer.
Venue: Vila Maneti, Palombara, Rome
Hair stylist: Dani Putineanu
Make-up artist: Mihaela Damean
Bride’s dress: Nava Bride
Groom’s suit: Zara Man
Flowers: La Fioreria di Pittis, Stravaganza
EN We love Salzburg not only for being the setting where The Sound of Music was lived & filmed, but for really being alive with the sound of music. Salzburg is living history in the heart of the Alps. And how could one not fall in love in this old fortress, walking in the rain hand in hand, while someone plays Mozart at a piano nearby?