Time seems to fly even faster even before you could finish spelling a-n-n-i-v-e-r-s-a-r-y. The pages of the year book flipped one more year and this time we decided to mark the 8th anniversary of our marriage in our most loved continent – South America.

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Lights, Camera, Rio-Action! 8th Anniversary Lookbook The bridge over Guanabara Bay connecting Rio with Niteroi, cross the bridge when it comes!

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In 2014, we explored like voracious voyagers around Peru and Argentina. One visit to this amazing continent can never quench our thirst so this time we made an extensive plan to immerse ourselves in Brazil and Chile. Starting with the boisterous beaches of Rio to the secluded shores of the Ilha Grande, we went as far as Paraty to the West to absorb as of much of Brazil as possible.

Later in Chile, we savoured every moment in Santiago and went on to be mesmerised by the Maipo Valley, Valparaiso & Vina del Mar. But the icing on the cake was the magical trip to the Easter Island which remains as the jewel in the crown of our colourful voyage experiences. We believe as a principle that we should travel as far as possible from home-base, while as long as our bodies support us. And a place as far and as hard to reach as the Easter Islands – was the perfect place to allure our travel bones.

Rio de Janeiro was a city like no other where the Cariocas (the residents of Rio) rise every day before the sun does. And the place where they continue to run, have fun, play, dine and dance even long after the sun goes down. We got in to the tune of things in Rio as soon as we could. We went out to jog in the fresh air along the Ipanema Beach every morning, became beach bums in Copacabana, ran and jumped off the cliff to fly like a bird doing hang gliding and climbed up Corcovado to be in the footsteps of the vigilante and benevolent Christ the Redeemer.

Lights, Camera, Rio-Action! 8th Anniversary Lookbook Sunset as seen from Niteroi, when the crimson signals that its time for the Sun to take a nap

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Lights, Camera, Rio-Action! 8th Anniversary Lookbook When your silhouettes make the shape of a heart, you know you were made for each other

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Lights, Camera, Rio-Action! 8th Anniversary Lookbook The Sugarloaf Mountain during the sunset seen from the other side of the Bay

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Lights, Camera, Rio-Action! 8th Anniversary Lookbook And we walked hand in hand during the twilight, knowing the sunrise is not far away

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Lights, Camera, Rio-Action! 8th Anniversary Lookbook There was the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain, there was the branch of a tree, and there was us

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Lights, Camera, Rio-Action! 8th Anniversary Lookbook Five fingers of the hand are not the same, but with the right partner, the heart starts beating Lights, Camera, Rio-Action! 8th Anniversary Lookbook Will this sunset bring shame to Adobe Photoshopt and Lightroom?

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Lights, Camera, Rio-Action! 8th Anniversary Lookbook The sad moon is whispering to the leaves that she doesn’t have glorious sunsets, only eclipses!

In this bustling city teeming and beaming with life, sunshine and energy, no wonder we were looking for the best pair of hands to capture our moments with equal life, love and creativity. We were elated to have met Sergio, the master photographer and his skilful partner in the form of his own son – Filippe. The duo made sure that the moments captured in camera in delightful locations inside and around Rio were a testament not only to what Rio has to offer to guests who come to see but also to the principles and preferences we have in life as a couple. This was an interesting challenge to address and we believe Sergio had wonderfully done justice to both the requirements.

The location of this shoot was in Niteroi, in the outskirts of Rio. For the first look, a pontoon was found over the Guanabara Bay where some local lads were busy diving, fishing and just having fun. Sergio knew well how to make a tasty lemonade when what was available were only lemons. He allured the local kids to be part of the photographs by just being themselves. The prospect seemed too much to resist for the kids who happily agreed to be part of the frame along with the protagonists. After a few clicks, Sergio politely requested them to step aside to clear the frame for the guests to Brazil i.e. us. Without any resistance or sulk, the boys swiftly moved aside.

The Master Sergio not only knew well how to control the dials and parameters of his camera but also he knew very well how to manage subjects around by convincing the lads to be part of the photos initially and convincing them equally to step aside soon after.

We went from port to port, we stood out while the world continued with its day to day banalities. While some were busy with conversations and some were busy with mundane tasks, we stood hand in hand in the midst of the passing time.

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We saw the monuments from all angles and all distances possible. When we were together, even the silhouettes created shapes of love. We twirled; we swirled to spin around from one location to another, from one get-up to another. We danced, we took stance and we got into trance as the sun set on us.

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The Christ the Redeemer creates a ‘make believe’ sight when the clouds touches Jesus’ feet

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We were always ‘two steps behind’ of each other, like a shadow never leaves its body. As long as there will be light, there will be shadows which are inseparable.

Lights, Camera, Rio-Action! 8th Anniversary Lookbook “Walk away if you want to….I will be two steps behind (Def Leppard)”

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Lights, Camera, Rio-Action! 8th Anniversary Lookbook We not only have a shoulder but a full back to lean on (each other)

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Lights, Camera, Rio-Action! 8th Anniversary Lookbook Cactus hurts, but laughters heal, don’t hug a cactus, hug the person you love

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Lights, Camera, Rio-Action! 8th Anniversary Lookbook The perfect Gillette shaving advertisement moment – the Best A Man Can Get

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The ships took us from shore to shore as we explored. We ran away from each other and towards each other, but not to lose sight of each other.

Lights, Camera, Rio-Action! 8th Anniversary Lookbook When the sun actually sets in Rio, the Night Gods take over

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caption Some Titanics sink, some reach the shore, some only watch movies, some want in life more!

The moments captured here were a perfect way to draw the concluding curtain to our wonderful discovery of Rio de Janeiro to mark the 8th anniversary of our marriage.

Lights, Camera, Rio-Action! 8th Anniversary Lookbook Have you reached the shore yet? Or we go from shore to shore, wave by wave? Lights, Camera, Rio-Action! 8th Anniversary Lookbook “You and me we could light up the sky, if you stay by my side, we can rule the world” (Take That)

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We are eternally grateful to Sergio Ronaldo Fotografias who are also found on Facebook and Instagram. Sergio not only has magic hands behind the lenses, but his creativity and innovation to see beauty even in mundane settings is a rare quality which we really enjoyed. Filippe was the best Client Relations Manager as not only he was holding the flash as per his father’s instructions, but he was also holding our hands to climb up and down the stairs, anything to make us happy and at ease. Sergio and Filippe also seemed to be happy with us with our poses, expressions and stances so much so that they passed on the compliments that we were “already a couple model, knowing how to face the camera“.

Lights, Camera, Rio-Action! 8th Anniversary Lookbook We had to take things in our own hands, otherwise we could not run away from Traditions!

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Watch this space in the coming months where we will continue with our wanderlust in and around Europe, Far East and Central America and share with you amazing photos and writings to keep inspiring you.

Tanusree’s Wardrobe:

Studio 75 Goldie Strapless Maxi Dress in Barbados Cherry

H&M Halter Neck High-Low Dress

Blue Beaded Gown from India (Shopped from Janpath, New Delhi altered to my size)

Dune Shoes

TK Maxx Silver Sequins Clutch

Primark Rectangle Box Clutch (In-store)

Asos Arm Leafy Cuff & Head Band

River Island High Arm Band

Shehzaad’s Wardrobe:

Hugo Boss Suit (Black)

Hugo Boss Suit (Ash-Blue)

Charles Tyrwhitt White Shirt

Ray-ban Sunnies

Aldo Shoes

Zara Tartan Bow Tie

Zara Mocassin

The North Face Tee

H&M Shorts

 

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Tanu, I have always appreciated your efforts and dedication for every shot and your creativity to present the places you visited..they all are certainly worthwhile it’s amazing how you pay attention to every detail. Your bright and cheerful face is an inspiration! And I am delighted to say you are the perfect blend of beauty and intelligence however, it will not be fair to give you all credit I also wanted to appreciate the partner you have! You both make a perfect couple, your love and understanding reflects in the pictures you had together. You are blessed indeed and wish you much happiness in all that you persue.

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Thank you Neha for coming on to the blog to share your kind words with us. We are blessed to have known you!

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