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About Us

Madalena and Marcelo Cohen are a Brazilian-Canadian couple team with creative minds and warm hearts based in Vancouver, British Columbia and travelling the world to shoot authentic weddings.

Wedding Experience

 

215

Weddings Photographed
(and counting…)

 

Places we'd love to shoot

Italy
Greece
Portugal
Banff, AB

Love stories around the globe

Vancouver, BC
Bordeaux, France
Palm Springs, CA
Oahu, Hawaii
São Paulo, Brazil
Okanagan, BC
New York, NY
Gambier Island, BC
Tulum, Mexico
Yosemite, CA
Pemberton, BC
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
Whistler, BC
Miami, FL
Winnipeg, MB
Chicago, IL
Victoria, BC
Florianópolis, Brazil

10+

Years of experience

 

Places we'd ALWAYS go back

Palm Springs, CA
France

 

Madalena

I was born in Brazil, where I spent my time eating guava, starfruit, tamarind direct from the tree and I used to swim with alligators. After living in D.C., London and Florianópolis, I moved to Sao Paulo, where I met Marcelo and graduated in Tourism and finished my post grad in Photography.

After six years working as a Photo Editor, I decided to follow my dreams and be a photographer. I started shooting for travel magazines, then families and, finally weddings. I attended workshops in France, Los Angeles, Recife, New York, Vancouver and Sao Paulo and I was Speaker at conferences in most of these cities, too. I have probably over a hundred photos published in a variety of magazines and blogs around the world.

Things I love the most photography is that I get to do what I love, that’s my favourite way to express myself, I also love the fact that me and my husband work together in the most special day of a couple’s lives.

“I found myself through my eyes and the world became an adventure!” Madalena Leles Cohen.

"You have special eyes", once said Amy Arbus.

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PHOTO AWARDS

INTERNATIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2018
EPIC LOCATION GALLERY - top 10 highest scores

  BC Wedding Awards
Best Engagement Photograph 2018

Finalist

SONY International Photo Contest 2005

1st place

BRASIL TELECOM 2008
1st place

O ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO
São Paulo 452 years
1st place

EXHIBITION

REFLEXOS DO BRASIL International Exhibition in Milan, Italy, at Palazzo Giureconsulti. April, 2013




AMOR
wedding photography exhibition in Winnipeg, MB.

SPEAKER AT

The Wanderers Community - 3rd edition - 2018

Photo Field Trip - 3rd edition - 2016


Photo Field Trip - 2nd edition - 2015

Feira Fotografar 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Fhox on the road 2015 - Recife, PE - Brazil

ACADEMIC DEGREE

SENAC - Postgraduate
Photography as Contemporary Art



University Anhembi Morumbi
Tourism



ICP New York
Wedding photography a different approach

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Marcelo

I was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. As a kid, I travelled the world! From Egypt to Switzerland, from Jamaica to Israel, I still love to travel with my own family! Before I fell in love with photography, I had a career in the corporate world as I owned a Brazilian Travel Agency for 14 years, it grew from 6 to over 100 employees through the years. Then, Madalena and I started shooting weddings together, as she needed an extra pair of eyes to help her out with her photography business, we then decided to follow our dream and move to Canada. My experience is now used to create and develop new arts and to keep the family's feet on the ground :)

I enjoy talking about technology and co-op's lifestyle, you can easily find me walking Bacon in Mount Pleasant, driving a Prius Modo around the Vancouver and riding a Mobi bike at the Seawall.

 
 

SPEAKER AT

The Wanderers Community - 3rd edition - 2018

Photo Field Trip - 3rd edition - 2016

Photo Field Trip - 2nd edition - 2015

Feira Fotografar 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Fhox on the road 2015 - Recife, PE - Brazil 

ACADEMIC DEGREE

University Anhembi Morumbi
sales and marketing management

University UNIP
Business Administration

 


Fun facts

We've met in a night club in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2005 and traveled to more than 20 countries together.

There is this fascination about weddings, we got married TWICE and we keep thinking about a third one.

 
 
Sambajoy - Madalena and Marcelo having fun!

Photo by Shari + Mike Photographers

 

Stuff we love

MADALENA

pugs
cacti
karaoke
tamarind
road trips
palm trees
(vegan) cake
classic chairs
avocado sushi
Amélie Poulain
True Crime podcast
everything midcentury
Wedding Photography
Bacon in his backpack

MARCELO

pugs
Paris
cooking
pistachio
Travelling
pumpkin seed
vegan carrot cake
Back to the Future
Economy podcasts
talking about Co-Op
working with my wife
Car share + bike share
Wedding Photography
watching storms with a cup of coffee