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Sofia & Andre’s Couple Shoot on the beach in Portugal.

Last month I flew out to Portugal to do a bridal shoot in Mafra at Quinta de Sant’Ana, styled by the very amazing Sofia from Branco Prata. I will hopefully be blogging some photos from this epic shoot in the next few months, but until then, I have lots of other Portuguese gorgeousness to share on the blog! One of those couples you can’t help but fall in love with from the word go, Sofia & Andre make up the magic that is Branco Prata, with styling by Sofia and photography by Andre. Not only are these two incredibly generous and fun to be around, but they are also head over heels in love with each other. The day after the styled shoot they kindly agreed to let me do a couple shoot for them on the beach a short drive from Ericeira where we were staying. The shoot was short and very sweet and I feel incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to capture these two creative souls on camera.

Here are a few of my favourites. Sofia & Andre, thank you so much for all your help & hard work on the styled shoot and for spending some time with me messing around on the beach. Enjoy your photos!


  • Delia - Lovely pics as always Anneli! I love the light!!!xReplyCancel

  • Gaby - SouthBound Bride - Love this! Such an awesome couple, and gorgeous pics Anneli!ReplyCancel

  • Wayne Marinovich - Lovely shoot Mrs M.

    Captured them beautifully.
    So thats what good light looks like.ReplyCancel

  • Alexander Leaman - Love these Anneli – gorgeous light which really seems to suit the couple – nice and warm and soft, they look really at ease with each other. I want to live on that beach, too!xReplyCancel

  • louise | b.loved - I’m such a big fan of Sophia & Andre’s work! They are such a lovely couple & you’ve captured their fun spirit so perfectly! Gorgeous set of images {and look at that gorgeous golden light!} xpReplyCancel

  • Raquel Coelho - I love it! Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • Joana - Love these two! Such a cute couple! André photographed my wedding back in May and I feel blessed to have had him by our side on that special day. Sofia is so gentle and fun to be with! They are truly a match made in heaven!ReplyCancel

    • Anneli - You were very lucky to have Andre as a photographer Joana! Thank you for the blog comment! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Margarida - These two are like family to me :-) and I love to see them like this <3ReplyCancel

    • Anneli - That’s really great! Thanks for the blog comment Margarida! xReplyCancel

  • Sofia - Thank you so, so much Anneli!!! Love the way you captured our true soul on these images ;) A simple thank you will never be enough for this!!! Will treasure these photos forever!!!!ReplyCancel

    • Anneli - Music to my ears! Thanks so much for the little message Sofia! xReplyCancel

  • Charlie - Anneli you are my new photography hero! Love these, so natural and light-filled. And your lovely couple seem so relaxed. Perfect work

    Charlie x xReplyCancel

  • The Editorial Wedding - The Biggest Lessons - CKB Wedding Photography Cheltenham - […] One inspiring story Anneli told me was that she is now securing more bookings for destination and international weddings.  For those of you that know me, this set off sparklers in my head as my dream is to shoot weddings in France & Italy (as well as the beautiful UK).  So I asked her how.  She made it seem so easy! She set up shoots in France and Portugal in addition to her gorgeous work from South Africa, got in touch with local stylists to collaborate with to make sure the shoots looked great, and booked a flight.  That’s pretty much it.  Regardless of details, the point is, she wanted this to happen, so she made it happen.  She didn’t wait around for the stylist to find her on twitter.  She didn’t wait until someone else offered her the chance to shoot in France.  She made these opportunities herself. And no, for those of you that are asking, it didn’t cost a lot.  At all.  (Though you weigh up the potential investment you are making in your business with things like this)!  Check out some of Anneli’s beautiful work overseas here- […]ReplyCancel

  • Joana & Carlos’ gorgeous golden hour wedding | b.loved weddings | UK Wedding Blog | Wedding Design & Styling - […] André and Sofia at Brancoprata!  It’s no secret how much I love these guys (check out this chic couple shoot by Anneli Marinovich featuring this stylish pair!).  Their work combines everything I love, […]ReplyCancel

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  • Gena D - Shoowee girl you rock – great shoot!ReplyCancel

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