We appreciate the rare beauty of the subtle, of the non-obvious. Federico Garcia Lorca defined poetry as the union of two words that one never supposed could belong together and yet, together, they naturally form some sort of mystery. This definition fits very well with our philosophy. We do not seek isolated “poetic” images; we look for that union of certain images that endows our stories with mystery and magic.
When passion and friendship come together… magic happens. That’s what made the team of Dos Más En La Mesa, a collective of photographers (mostly women) who have been working for more than 6 years in the photography industry. Their hallmark is characterized by a documentary style that places the appreciation of art at the highest level, achieving a visual legacy that transcends time, space and the traditional proposal to create, with the help of each wedding, a gallery starring moments and emotions.
Their arrival to the wedding industry happened like many other stories: “One of our best friends was getting married and asked us to photograph her wedding. As we didn’t want to do it wrong, we wrote to an established photographer to let us shoot with her so we could learn from the best”, says Andrea, part of the Dos Más En La Mesa team. From that moment on, this creative team has taken on the task of looking beyond weddings to integrate a proposal that results in a new language of communication through photography.
The closeness, of course, has not been the result of chance, but from that moment in which they needed to choose a name. “We wanted a name that was easy to remember and not directly related to weddings, since we also want to do other types of work”, they told us in an interview. The goal has been achieved to perfection, and one of the hallmarks that distinguishes their work is the accumulation of references that come from all kinds of disciplines and art forms.
According to the Dos Más En La Mesa team, what has clearly differentiated their work from the rest is precisely the following, “look for inspiration outside this industry: go to museums, spend long hours studying the classics”. Of course, in the midst of the technological era, social networks have been fundamental to influence and continue with a clear positioning in weddings and outside the bridal world (even if they end up imitating their style). “Whenever we are asked for advice, we end up saying the same thing: the most important thing to start with is to find a voice, stop worrying about what people will say. As long as you are governed by the number of likes your photos get, it will be very difficult for you to actually add value to it”.
Similar to the same search they carry out in art, distinction and uniqueness have been a fundamental part of their work. The routine in their creative process is a clear example of how to find routes that enhance the special touches of their photographs; likewise, the search for images, texts and pictures of inspiration are also part of his aesthetic language, “we also spend countless hours analyzing our photos and looking for new possibilities… the truth is that each time we study less and less and we think more about being ourselves… about being freer”.
With these values in mind, this team who claim to be lovers of Italian art prefer celebrations in which couples are given absolute freedom to take pictures: “small weddings, but with a personal and relaxed style”. Their objective is clear and is based, above all, on creating their own rules in order to, primarily, continue enjoying their work. To this end, “discovering John Dolan’s work marked a before and after for us. With him we learned to be free. It is fundamental to start creating”.
And since photography is based on communication, Dos Más En La Mesa believes that the best thing is for the bride and groom to create a connection with their photographer: “If the photographer feels valued, he or she will also feel very free to photograph. That trust will be reflected in the photographs they receive.”
Among poetic, semi-silent images in which light and movement play an important role, Dos Más En La Mesa brings a new formula to the table to appreciate wedding photography without falling into the same old formulas. And, as they suggest, “we like to think that from time to time our images are born free, but we certainly always pursue their longevity”.