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baiba in rock my wedding

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Mr & Mrs Smith’s honeymoon expert Baiba was featured in Rock My Wedding, advising brides on European honeymoons; Rachel shot her portrait.

“A beautiful part of Italy with some wonderful hotels is the north east. Start in Verona and stay at Palazzo Victoria with its award-winning restaurant: it’s a converted castle with huge open spaces, and the interior design is sumptuous but not overdone. Flights to Verona are great value, too, so it’s a good spot to choose if you want to save on travel and splurge on hotels. Spend a couple of nights there then head to Lido Palace on Lake Garda: interiors are grand but minimalist, with the whole focus on the view outside. It’s divine!”

Read the rest at Rock My Wedding

wedding bloggers at blakes

Mr & Mrs Smith had a little wedding blogger party, with the delightful Anna Richardson as hostess, at Blakes to talk honeymoon hotels… and Rachel shot some on-the-bed portraits:

 (©2014 Rachel Juarez-Carr/Countessian.com)

Anna Richardson

 (©2014 Rachel Juarez-Carr/Countessian.com)

Kim Herbing, The Wedding Community

 (©2014 Rachel Juarez-Carr/Countessian.com)

Emily Pettiford and Jess Turley, Bespoke Bride

 (©2014 Rachel Juarez-Carr/Countessian.com)

Claire Wilson, Mr & Mrs Smith

 (©2014 Rachel Juarez-Carr/Countessian.com)

Madévi Dailly, Face Goop

 (©2014 Rachel Juarez-Carr/Countessian.com)

Harriet Rouse, Love Scarlett

 (©2014 Rachel Juarez-Carr/Countessian.com)

Naoise McNally, One Fab Day

 (©2014 Rachel Juarez-Carr/Countessian.com)

Lily Telfer, Mr & Mrs Smith

 (©2014 Rachel Juarez-Carr/Countessian.com)

Francesca Cribb, Hitched

 (©2014 Rachel Juarez-Carr/Countessian.com)

Amma Adjubi-Archibald, Beyond Beyond

 (©2014 Rachel Juarez-Carr/Countessian.com)

Louise Beukes, B.Loved

 (©2014 Rachel Juarez-Carr/Countessian.com)

Juliet Kinsman, Mr & Mrs Smith

 (©2014 Rachel Juarez-Carr/Countessian.com)

Livi Cracknell, Guides for Brides

september pictures x vsco film: teresa

california girls: juanita + teresa (©2013 Rachel Juarez-Carr/Countessian.com)
I’ve been running pictures through each of the top-level presets in every VSCO Film packs: you can see this one’s tests below; it’s flower-headdressed-bride Teresa in Los Angeles. (There’s been no other processing done on these — I just applied the preset then hit “export”, whereas normally you’d of course do tons of other stuff, like taking down the orange in the skin tones, for starters.) It’s interesting to see the starting points for such a range of different looks.

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mosaics are fun

wedding photography mosaic

We updated our Twitter background for the first time in a million years. I’m not sure why we took so long getting around to it; making a wedding-y, family-y photo mosaic is gleefully fun. Hurrah.