Dreaming and Living

“Here’s to freedom, cheers to art. Here’s to having an excellent adventure and may the stopping never start.” Jason Mraz.

Stefanie Kapra Fine Art Destination Wedding Film Photographer - Europe and worldwide
Here is to following my dreams and to returning to the place where I said “yes – I do” nearly six years ago, here is to getting inspired, to meeting wonderful new people and to making new friends. Here is to enjoying love, wine and great food. Here is to celebrating life and to visiting with family.
Follow me on Facebook and Instagram to see what I am up to whilst away. I cannot wait to share many magical images when I return.
Photo above: Contax 645, Fuji 400H taken in Newport, RI

High school seniors in black + white

Today, the sun may not rise. But even if it rains - You and I will dance. No one can stop us. Live – simply live. Keep on ’til the light of day.  Keep on dancing in the rain… (Lyrics from Ruth Lorenzo – Dancing in the rain)

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Many many thanks to Kayla, Lindsay and Carley for being such good sports and for coming out to dance in the rain with me. You girls rock. Also, many many thanks to the entire team for making this shoot so much fun and so gorgeous!

Hair and Make up by Larissa Lake Make-up Artists and Co – and her team | Styling by Nicole W. | Clothing provided by: Anthology | Film developed and scanned by Steve at Photo Impact.

Rain Dance – Seniors on Film

On some days, you just have to dance in the rain – and be ok with it.

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Hair and Make up by Larissa Lake Make-up Artists and Co – and her team  | Styling by Nicole W. | Clothing provided by: Anthology | Film developed and scanned by Steve at Photo Impact.

Full session coming soon…

 

Anna + Sam

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All film developed and scanned by Steve at Photo Impact Imaging in California.

Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Brides Dress: Danielle Craprese Kleinfeld Bridal | Bridesmaids dresses: The Dessy Group | Grooms suit: Hugo Boss | Grooms Shoes: Cole Haan | Groomsmen outfits: Calvin Klein Suit and Tie | Band: Marcus Reid Band with Hank Lane | Catering: Stephen Starr Events | Florist: Forever in Bloom | Decor: DIY | Hair: Rachelle Hawkins | Make-up: Makeup By Diana Manzanares | Invitations: Custom Invitations by Spark Letter Press by Judy Design Paulen Designs | Menus: Wedding Paper Divas | Venue: Stone Mill at NY Botanical Gardens.

Congratulations Anna and Sam! It was a pleasure getting to know you and we feel honored we got to photograph your beautiful wedding day on film. May the sun always shine in your face and may you continue to write the sweetest notes, letters and love statements to one another. Your wedding vows in the rose garden were beautiful and so special. Wishing you lots of love and happiness always!

 

 

Zoe + K.C. – Rowayton beach wedding

“When I first saw you I fell in love and you smiled because you knew.” – William Shakespeare

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I am in love with this organic beach wedding of Zoe and K.C., the fun tie-dye bridesmaids dresses and table clothes, Zoe’s beautiful smile, K.C. gentle and kind personality and the wonderful upbeat and happy atmosphere  that surrounded us all day long. Zoe and K.C. – I am wishing you both a marriage filled with love, laughter, happiness and sunshine – may you keep smiling at each other ever day the same way you did on your beautiful wedding day. Many thanks to the incredible vendors: florist bouquet and boutonnieres : Ann from Dirt Floral | Flower decor: A flower fall | Bride’s Hair: Gin Hollingsworth from Devachan Salon | Make-up: Olga Khizver | bride’s dress: Nicole Miller | bride’s shoes: Loeffler Randall | bridesmaids dresses: love shack fancy | grooms suit: custom by a friend | Event planner: Rebecca at Copper Cricket Events | Cake: Dough and Co | Band: The Sweet Beats Band | Ceremony location: Rocky Point Park Rowayton, CT | Reception venue and catering: Tokeneke Club | Assistant: Erica | Second Shooter: Ivan

 

Ashley + Tim

All I need to be happy is sand under my feet, wind in my hair, salt on my skin and you by my side… forever and ever!

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Ashley and Tim are some of the most easy going and laid back people I have ever met – and their love for one another is more than obvious – just look how they gaze at each other!

They love the water, sailing and beaches, and enjoy good seafood, times spent with friends and live music. When planning their wedding, they combined all these elements and passions perfectly – making it an authentic and fun experience for all their guests. Tim had re-build a beautiful old wooden sail boat – which they sailed of in at the end of the night. One of the many highlights of their wedding celebration was the original lobster bake – which was a true experience for everyone.

Ashley and Tim, may you enjoy many great adventures together – and may the wind, water and sails bring you to many amazing places. Congratulations!!

Florist for boutonnieres: South County Flowers (Nancy Viseth) – she also provided flowers for bouquets from her flower farm | Band: Shine Band | Caterer: Compton Clambakes | Beer/wine provider: Grapes and Gourmet | Bride’s wedding dress: Andria Bird Bride | Venue: Fort Getty Pavilion | Hair: Cathryn Jamieson Salon and Spa | Groom’s Suit and Tie: The Royal Male, Newport, RI  | Rings: Deep River Designs (Russell and Lisa)  Russell cast custom wedding bands for bride and groom, using the gold from the groom’s grandparents’ wedding bands | Decor: (Lighting, farm tables, candle lantern, etc) Exquisite Events Narragansett, RI  (Kelli DuBeau) | rentals: Rentals Unlimited | Bar: Premier Bar Service

Ashley + Tim – Jamestown RI Beach Wedding – Preview

“All I need to be happy is sand under my feet, wind in my hair, salt on my skin and you by my side… forever and ever!”

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Congratulations Ashley and Tim!

Emilia

Welcome Emilia!

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A few weeks ago I was lucky to have a chance to capture a few moments of my friends Tim and Steph and their baby daughter Emilia. This young family is so full of love – it’s a pleasure to watch them. Congratulations Steph and Tim – may you always be as happy and so in love as you were during our mini lifestyle session.

All photos captured with my Contax 645 film camera – developed and scanned by Photo Impact.

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Sam + Chava – Hacienda wedding Mexico

Enjoy some deliciousness from a beautiful day with Sam + Chava in Quintana Roo, Mexico.

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Thank you to the amazing team around Jose for making this happen. You guys are more than amazing!!

Workshop: Jose Villa Workshop | Design and Styling: Lisa Vorce  | Design, Styling, Floral and Cake: Mindy Rice | Cinematographer: Joel Serrato | Painter and Inspirational Speaker: Karina Puente | Hair and Make up: Mar of Team Hair and Makeup  | Models: Citro Modelos and Amy and Erich Mcvey | Gown: Claire Pettibone | Styling: Mitra Hosseini | Workshop Assistants: Lacie Hansen and Nancy Villa | Location: Hacienda El Carmen | Table Linens: La Tavola Linens  | Tabletop Glassware, Plates and Utensils: Casa de Perrin | Paper: Wiley Valentine Paper | Invite: Papel Paper and Press | Calligraphy: Purabelle Calligraphy | Calligraphy for welcome cards: Chelsea Petaja and Julie Song Ink

welcome spring

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Wishing everyone a fabulous and sunny spring day!