Thursday, 20 August 2015

You've Got The Love...

A footballer and a model. Sounds familiar, right? Money, bling, flash, and all the stereotypes that come with the 'label'. But Erin and Fabio's story goes way deeper, beyond any of the surface view that most people think that they see. When people are in the public eye in any sense, it's funny to me that we suddenly think we 'know' them or that we can pass judgement on any part of their life. We all know everything about them, right?

Wrong. Erin and Fab take stereotypes and turn them on their head. What they have is simple, and so very pure. It is young love in absolute transcendency. There is no show and no pretence, no entitlement and no dissimulation, just authentic love and admiration for each other. They have the kind of joy in each other's presence where they can simply glance at each for a brief moment in any situation, and a silly smile comes over both their faces. They are truly, madly, deeply in love with each other's souls, and for us to be able to capture that, is magical.

So forget about stereotypes, shed all those predetermined views, and just watch this story unfold as we did. It is a story about a beautiful girl with a huge heart from Liverpool, and fun loving local boy from Bologna who laid eyes on each other just once... and knew straight away that they were destined to be together.



Nick x

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Alright, OK!

This has been a pretty big week for us - we have a campaign for Sweaty Betty coming out, AND we have a feature in one of the UK's largest weekly magazines, OK!

OK! Magazine feature - Model Erin O'Neill and Premiership Footballer Fabio Borini wedding by STUDIO 1208

OK! Magazine feature - Model Erin O'Neill and Premiership Footballer Fabio Borini wedding by STUDIO 1208

OK! Magazine feature - Model Erin O'Neill and Premiership Footballer Fabio Borini wedding by STUDIO 1208

In June, we went on location in Tuscany, Italy to shoot Fabio and Erin's wedding at the exclusive Castello di Casole. Erin is a gorgeous model, and Fabio is a bad ass Premiership Footballer, and together, they are two of the most down to Earth, nice people you could meet. We wanted to share their feature with you, as well as the images that are in the feature, so that you could get a better look. It was an absolutely stunning day, and these two are so beautiful together! They also donated the fee for the magazine feature to charity, as well as in lieu of gifts, asked their guests to make a donation to charity as well. Seriously, such good people! They raised over £15,000.00 for Anthony Nolan, a charity that helps find donors for those with blood cancer.

OK! Magazine feature - Model Erin O'Neill and Premiership Footballer Fabio Borini wedding by STUDIO 1208

OK! Magazine feature - Model Erin O'Neill and Premiership Footballer Fabio Borini wedding by STUDIO 1208

OK! Magazine feature - Model Erin O'Neill and Premiership Footballer Fabio Borini wedding by STUDIO 1208

OK! Magazine feature - Model Erin O'Neill and Premiership Footballer Fabio Borini wedding by STUDIO 1208

OK! Magazine feature - Model Erin O'Neill and Premiership Footballer Fabio Borini wedding by STUDIO 1208

OK! Magazine feature - Model Erin O'Neill and Premiership Footballer Fabio Borini wedding by STUDIO 1208

OK! Magazine feature - Model Erin O'Neill and Premiership Footballer Fabio Borini wedding by STUDIO 1208

OK! Magazine feature - Model Erin O'Neill and Premiership Footballer Fabio Borini wedding by STUDIO 1208


We also brought out some of our friends to help us capture the day, and we couldn't have done it without them! Thank you Jess and Adam - we share this feature with you both!

xx
Maria

Friday, 31 July 2015

These Days...

It is always a pretty big honour to shoot another photographer's wedding, because I think that it is kind of the ultimate in peer acknowledgement. When the other half of the couple has also been a feature writer for Wedding Ideas magazine, someone who has seen literally HUNDREDS of weddings and photographers, well that is even more special to think that they would trust us to shoot their day.

We actually knew "Matt and Alice" before they were... well, Matt and Alice. Before they had even exchanged a banter ridden email about bicycles, or met up in the unequivocal 'Mecca' of love, Crewe Railway station.... We knew them, separately. I bet there is actually very few people at this wedding that can say that!

We knew Matt when he was just a young, single, oatcake eating photographer, working out of Staffordshire. We knew Alice as the accomplished features writer for real weddings at Wedding Ideas Magazine, where we had our work featured. It has been amazing for us to watch these two fall in love... and then to get to tell the story too?! Epic.

So here goes - tears, laughter, fantastic hats, cute dogs, fairground games, bikes, some yellow trousers and a whole lot of love... and don't let the fact that Matt supports Stoke City FC ruin this trailer for you either.



Nick xx

Friday, 10 July 2015

Shia says.... "DO IT"


Thank you to everyone who has already entered our contest to win FREE wedding photo and video so far! We are loving your entries and photos! So to confirm....This is real life. Its actually happening. One lucky couple is going to win US at their wedding! You only pay for travel and associated costs. Our fee.... IS NOTHING!


To help you (make you enter!) we thought we should try and answer some of the doubts you may have with the help of Shia Leboeuf's forceful shouty voice. Full rules at the bottom of this post....





Here are the rules!

1. Go and follow us on Instagram @STUDIO1208 and @WhatWouldJacksonDo. (the competition is only running on there, so you have to do this to qualify!)

2. First, share our competition picture to your Instagram (you will find this on our Instagram)! Tag us in it and hashtag it #HookUpWithStudio1208

3. Post a rad picture of yourselves or the couple you are entering for.... Tag us in it and hashtag it #HookUpWithStudio1208

4. In the comment, tell us about the wedding, the location, your/their story, and most importantly, WHY we should pick you/them. The more we know, the better!

5. You can enter as many times as you want. Get creative!

6. You must be getting married in 2016

7. The entrants must be real, the stories you tell us must be real, and they must really be getting married.

8. And you must be awesome, and love us and our work. #duh

Monday, 29 June 2015

Did I Find You Or You Find Me...

Sunny and Wally's gorgeous outdoor wedding at Malibu Rocky Oaks photo by STUDIO 1208

I die when I think that these two might not have had this film, and I thank God that they do. Sometimes still images just don't tell the story as beautifully and thoroughly as a film does. Sure, you can cover every single detail, document every second of the day - capturing real, beautiful moments, but I swear, nothing moves me like hearing their voices and the music, and watching the motion of it all. The human energy and excitement that a split second sometimes can't give you. All this said from a still photographer... Now don't worry, their wedding photos are totally amazeballs, but damn, this film is just EPIC!

Sunny and Wally are fucking awesome. I just don't even know how else to say it - I thought about how I could get the same sentiment across without upsetting my dad, but it just couldn't give the same impact. Sorry dad, but they are. I am so glad that they are in our lives, and so glad that we get to see another couple of rad people when we go to LA to see our crew - they are totally our crew now, and I love that.

Their wedding was incredible - in Malibu, on a helipad looking over the entire canyon. Her dress...her shoes #dropsthemic Everything was beautiful, everything was fun, and full of joy and absolute sincerity. I am so excited to share this film with everyone, especially Jeremy Seney. So go get yourself a drink, sit down, relax, and be in awe of these beautiful people!

To view, just type 'studio 1208' into the box below

xx
Maria