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Cailen+Sean; day after!

Are you ready??? Seriously, between Cailen looking like a hot version of a disney princess, and Sean, with his crooked Irish grin looking like Prince Charming, here in a fairy tale castle, you can bet that I didn’t let them get away with out a serious day after session. Huz and I thought for some time where we should do it. Perhaps we should find some village in mountains from middle ages, but once we arrived at this spectacular house, all the ideas I had seemed to settle on the antique furniture, paintings, and 70 acre property (manicured, and un-manicured!). I was without my camera at the very moment, but suffice it to say that the first moment I reached the gardens behind the chateau I saw a deer approaching fruit trees, and the land was so clear and wide, that it ran for a time before it found cover in the woods. It was magical. Magical in a way this place is magical. And every one knew it. Everyone was talking about it. It was a magical wedding, in a magical place.

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Both shots from this post was taken by Cailen, the first was for this shot.

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Cailen was so awesome to let me style her for this portion of the shoot! The dress she’s wearing is mine, I got it in Portland last summer. It’s a vintage Hawaiian dress from the 50’s, and never been worn (except by me, and now Cailen!). Oh, those are my shoes to. I lament sometimes about my big feet, but it was so awesome that Cailen and I are the same size so I could dress her up! And the black veil is one of Dorene’s, from Ashley and Andy’s shoot. I SO LOVE it when brides let me dress them up with all my pretty things I have infrequent opportunities to wear!!

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It’s like Pride and Prejudice!

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Great images! Especially like the one of the bride and groom on the stairs. Good job.

[…] fairy princess and all. This was shot by one of my all time favorite photographers, the lovely Punam Bean, and I was completely smitten with these photos. The couple is drop dead gorgeous, and they were in […]

Wow, Punam, those are truly inspired. And I love your dress!!!

Wow. Totally amazing!! What an awesome place, people and pictures! I love that she let you dress her up, what a great bride. Lovin’ the bathtub shots, the lighting looked gorgeous.

Kirstin @ Weddings Unveiled

Gorgeous. I love the images of the bride in the bathtub!

Hey Muriel! It’s no processing, it’s film!

Punam, these are fantastic! What a beautiful location!!! I love what you’re doing with your processing lately, it’s gorgeous!

nina

okay…woah, what a gorgeous couple + unbelievable setting. I don’t know how you didn’t just hide in a closet there and stay forever…that window in the first pic is dope! Also nice styling skills, you should dress people up more often.

Oh me oh my, what a sublime setting. Do you think they’d let me move in?
Awesome photos, undoubtedly.

holy cow AA-mazing!!! love it Punam!!!

oh these are incredible & beautiful….

Haha! Thanks for all the well wishes friends! I’m so glad I can share my enthusiasm in pictures!

i just cursed out loud because these images are soooooo beautiful. lol. you are one talented photographer. i love how you capture EVERYTHING. and the colors blow me away. i’m speechless. just beautiful.

oh me! you were not lying when you said this place was whimsical and fantastic! These are beautiful miss Punam!

these are so incredibly lovely!

it did remind me of Pride and Prejudice! you should have made Sean come out of a lake, a la Mr. Darcy :-)

PUNAM!!!! These are AMAZING!!!! Like straight up Vanity Fair shit! You know what, seriously send it to them….you killed it girl!

LOVEe

Julianne

Gorgeous!! Had to get off my iPhone and look at them on my big screen. Right out of Masterpiece Theater!

absolutely, positively, amazingly ENCHANTING! LOVE IT, and I am blown away by the details and color and light and…

These are gorgeous!

Cailen + Sean; France Destination Wedding!

This was like the wedding I imagined for myself after watching Disney movies as a child. It was one for the storybooks, set in a private chateau in Le Grand Lucé, in the Loire Valley of France.

I feel so lucky that Cailen and Sean found me floating around the internets. It’s such a true blessing when I get to work with a couple so kind and loving. The relationship Cailen has with her siblings is enviable. Her brother had so much to say in his toast that he wrote her a book. Her little sister clung to her side as Cailen prepared for her right of passage. At one point, they lay on the bed, gazing at each other with marvel, saying I love you. I mean, wow. Just being around that kind of love is eye opening. And that’s to say nothing yet of Cailen and Sean.

I love my job because it is pure joy. I get to be around all these amazing people with amazing relationships, and I get to tell their amazing stories. Sean came to America from Ireland on a track scholarship. It was on college track that he met Cailen, and these years later they look at each other like they each are the luckiest people around.

Also, the Mayor of the town donated all the flowers for the wedding! How insanely awesome is that?? Cailen and SeanCailen and SeanCailen and SeanCailen and SeanCailen and SeanCailen and SeanCailen and SeanCailen and Sean

Yup. That’s the place!

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That’s Husbone in the back helping out with getting ready! He’s very helpful!

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The traditional French Wedding Cake was SO delicious! As was everything else we ate!!

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Adriana

Amazing. I love the photos. Lindo!!!!!!!!

As the cold chicago days press on I come to your site to look at our pics and it makes me so happy! Thank you for these memories Punam and Andrew.

Oh wow!!! This is so gorgeous!!! I’ve just discovered your work (I’m French!) and I love it!! Beautiful photos!

Elegant, natural and positively superb imagery!

beautiful photos – such great colors and depth. well done!

MARY CORRIGAN

WHAT A SUPERB JOB ! YOU TWO HAVE ENORMOUS STYLE AND SENSITIVITY! I HAVE SENT YOUR BLURB TO FRIENDS , ALL OF WHOM ARE ENORMOUSLY IMPRESSED WITH YOUR WORK!

What an amazing location to get married at!! And sensational photos as always! You have such a talent!

Nili

Hard not to smile just looking back on that day. I love you both, what truly phenomenal photos!

Niki

Wow, they look like a Hollywood couple! So elegant and gorgeous. Just when I think you’re unable to outdo yourself, Punam, you prove me wrong! Everything is so beautifully captured…no one could have done better. Kudos, you are a freaking genius!

Mike and Karen Pearson (O'Sullivan)

Dear Sean and Cailen,
Congratulations !!
You are both so beautiful. It was quite emotional looking through your wedding pics.
And made me so proud to be related to Sean – Richard is my cousin.
My mom is Kitty’s sister. Richard is her newphew.

If you ever come to South Africa, PLEASE contact us.
Both Gill, my sster, and I are in the hospitality industry. Gill and her partner Gideon own a stunningly beautiful guest house on the whale watching coast near Cape Town http://www.clifflodge.co.za
My husband Mike, and I have just completed the development of a Luxury Tened Safari Camp near Port Elizabeth, http://www.sibuya.co.za and are partners in and run a Luxury Tented Safari Lodge near the Kruger Park. We are going to be living there from January 2010.
Come and visit ! We would love to host you. xxxx

Wow Punam! What a beautiful wedding and what a great opportunity for you! You so rock!

Oh my … sooo beautiful. What a truly amazing place to get married… and such lovely photos as always!

Too amazing for words! I could not imagine such a perfect French wedding captured in a more perfect way. Each image is full of emotion, beauty, and the most gorgeous color! They make me want to hop on a plane to France RIGHT NOW!

Monique Lowe

WOW- very dreamy….

So beautiful!!! Love the post work.

I’m completely breathless! Such stunning photos!

Kirstin @ Weddings Unveiled

How gorgeous!

These are pretty much insane. Excuse me while I clean up the puddle of drool in front of my computer screen.

What a dream wedding! So lovely, romantic, and elegant all at the same time. I’m jealous of being able to shoot in France! You did a wonderful job, as always.

WOW!! What a beautiful couple and wedding and you captured it all in some amazing photos! Love your work!

What a magical wedding! Truly a storybook event. You captured some amazing moments.

Steve Birnbaum

Most amazing couple, wedding, and fortunately…incredible photos to preserve the perfect day!

So beautiful!!! and so freakin’ jealous you shot a wedding in France..insane!!!

andrea

WOW. Spectacular photographs of a spectacular wedding. You are amazing. I love the b&w of the bride and groom through the veil, so classic.

wow! amazing!

This was one classy home run and they picked the BEST photographer to do the job beautifully.

I’ve been following your blog for a few months and I just wanted to say how much I truly enjoy your photos. You are so inspiring and are just awesome at what you do. Thanks for inspiring me every day.

Sean

Brilliant stuff Punam. We are so happy with everything and had such an amazing time being with you and husband.

Ummm…. AMAZING!

Nothing short of spectacular- a fairy tale for sure!

wow, wow, wow!

Dana

the b&w of the bride & groom is Iconic!

Amazing photos, totally stunning couple!!!!!!You did a wonderful work!

Betty + Kent; day after (and a little engagement, too!)

Betty and Kent became some of my favorite people after just a couple of minutes. Since they live in the far off land of Honolulu, we had no choice but to do the engagement session the day before the wedding. I love the Big Island, and with the jetlag I couldn’t sleep after 5am and drove around the whole island scouting for 6 hours before we finally met up! After finding so many great locations, it turns out that the best part of shooting the day after session was at Puakea Ranch.

This was the day before.

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This was the day after. HOW COOL IS THIS BATHROOM!!!

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Guro

I love to see your pictuers. They are beautiful, and it’s so nice to see the variation in people and locations. Lovelly! Thank you.

Punam, love your adventurous spirit and blog… these photos are beautiful, and that location is aaaaamaaaazinnnnggg!

Gotta love a bride that wears cowboy boots. Love the photos under the giant tree.

How absolutely beautiful and stunning! Especially love the ones under that magical twisty tree, the ones below those in the field, and the one where she’s holding her pearls. They just take my breath away!

her boots are kissass!

Goosebumps !!
Love it where she holds the necklace and the boots are awesome !!

Great work !!

Wes