Jeannie and John's Bill Baggs State Park engagement pictures in Key Biscayne, Florida were just the sweetest. Surrounded in this beautiful setting that lead us to a lighthouse on the beach filled with that amazing natural light, two outfit changes, and the sweetest pup you ever laid eyes on, this day was pure magic. Nothing was more magical than the obvious chemistry that resonated from Jeannie and John. Go pour through the moments and all that newly engaged charm.
This little beauty celebrated her first communion and lucky for me, I was asked to document the moment. I met Elle at the J. Fritz and Frances Gordon Park for her very own portrait session. The light was perfect and Elle looked angelic in that golden light. With her rosary and mini bible in hand, we strolled the beautiful natural grounds. Loved being able to capture this moment for Elle and her family.
There is no buddy like a brother! Brayden and Ashby's photo session at Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park is proof. These two were as adorable as they come. The brotherly bond they have was such a joy to capture. Brayden being the eldest was full of little man cool factor. With that long hair and acing the posing, we may have a little model in the making. Ashby was all about playtime and following his big brother's lead. Another milestone in the books. I am so grateful for being able to see these little one's grow and capture these moments for them and their families.
What arrived in this beautiful wooden box was the most unexpected surprise, I could have ever imagined. The knot sent this incredible gift along with a note letting me know that I had made The Knot Wed100 List which is their “100 Most Inspiring People of 2017”!! It was a jaw dropper moment. A moment that is equivalent to winning an Oscar in the wedding industry. I am immensely humbled and honored.
The pink bottle of One Hope Chardonnay wine could not have been a more perfect celebratory gift. Not only was this gift package so thoughtful, I love that it came from One Hope wine, where every bottle purchased gives back to an array of charities.
I am so blessed and grateful to be on this list, but to also be in such amazing company. It is a really incredible site to see everyone's success, to celebrate those successes with them, and above all to rise together. A big congratulations to all the wonderful wedding pros who made the list, cheers!
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Eva and Alex's Miami Biltmore Hotel wedding was chock full of beautiful classic details and Jewish traditions. This stunning venue made their day perfect from start to finish with the ceremony, reception and also the outstanding catering. We started the day getting ready at one of the hotel's wonderful rooms where Eva slipped into one beauty of a Hailey Page gown. Her rose, ranunculus and pink orchid bouquet by Parish Designs was a dream as was all the floral design. Bridesmaids bouquets, ceremony decor, reception centerpieces, it was pretty blooms on pretty blooms at every corner. After guests enjoyed the spectacular lawn views from the ceremony, quite the party ensued with DJ Ubi Music. It was a day full of so much love from beginning to end.
Shine bright like a diamond! In this case, like Lanie. We took advantage of the golden light and headed to South Beach and South Pointe Park to capture Lanie's senior portraits. A beauty inside and out. Her hair, makeup, red lip and manicure to match were perfect for the occasion. It is a special milestone to be able to look back and remember the journey just before adulthood. That time where truly the world is your oyster. I can't wait to see what Lanie's bright future brings.
Cynthia and Alex's Villa Woodbine wedding was romance meets a dash of glam in a beautiful outdoor setting. Blush and pops of pink could be found in the beautiful floral design by Posh Weddings and Events. Of course the beauty that no one could take their eyes off of including Alex, was Cynthia. With hair and makeup by Sissi Ceballos, Cynthia was beaming with bridal beauty. Dancing by Vision DJs and a night ending with a romantic three tiered cake by Cloud 9 topped the evening with a perfect ending. It was an honor to document Cynthia and Aelx's love.
A few days before Devin and Drew said 'I Do' I met with them to capture their Hollywood Beach engagement session right by their beautiful wedding venue, Margaritaville. At first glance, these two look like models and the makings of one sexy and romantic styled shoot. Their love is as real as it get's and capturing their engagement photos was just the icing on the cake building up to the big day. Spending time with my couples beforehand is always a treat. Devin and Drew wanted to focus on a relaxed urban, beach feel and we could not have had a more perfect vibe then Hollywood Beach to achieve that. It was a perfect afternoon with this soon-to-be Mr and Mrs.
Krizia and Mac's Ronald W Shane Center Miami wedding was beautifully classic. The day started with getting ready followed by a first look before the ceremony at St. John's on the Lake. Krizia was all elegance and wore a gorgeous pair of Badgley Mischka wedding shoes as her something blue. I loved that we had so much time for the first look and the wedding portraits. Those moments are precious and always lead to making sure the rest of the day is just as relaxed without having to rush any of the photography.
From the ceremony to the reception Krizia and Mac's love resonated. It wasn't just the love they had for each other, it was also the love from their family and friends. The night was filled with tears, laughter, cake, dancing, and all the joyous moments that make a wedding so special. Enjoy seeing this love fest.
For your Monday motivation meet nine month old's Jorge and Isabella. These sweet boy/girl twins joined me with their beautiful mama at the Granda Golf Course in Coral Gables for an afternoon of play and sunshine. We hear it all the time, they grow up so fast. That is what makes having the opportunity to capture these precious moments that much more meaningful. How on point are their outfits?! I love how these two had coordinating outfit choices and had not one, but two different outfit changes. It was sweet to see their bond as well as their individuality and ending with some fun with mom. I am looking forward to seeing these two darlings again and capturing more milestones and memories.
Lianna and Kevin's Miami engagement photos were the perfect mix of sweet and casual. We strolled beautiful Matheson Hammock Park stopping for a moment to play in the leaves and have their fur baby join in on the fun. Between that newly engaged glow and those smiles, there was a lot of love present during this session. How about the way Kevin looks at Lianna? It was even more heart melting in person. We ended the session with one perfect sunset. Did I ever mention how much I love my couples and what I do?! I can never get enough of being part of witnessing such amazing love stories.
Laura and Mark's Westin Colonnade wedding in Coral Gables was timeless and classic. They chose a sophisticated white and black color palette perfect for this regal venue. There was laughter, tears (look for that special moment during the ceremony) and above all a day that resonated with so much love.
Getting ready with the ladies was quite the celebration. I will never complain when being showered with bubbly. My kind of crew. Once Laura was ready, we found just the spot for the first look. Mark had all eyes on his bride as did everyone that saw her, she was a vision in that gown holding a long stemmed white calla lily bouquet.
From ceremony to reception this wedding day was filled with style. I loved every second of it and thrilled to have been part of capturing the start of Laura and Mark's happily ever after.
There is something incredibly special about being able to be part of a family over the years and watching them grow. I met with the Chamizo family for their session at their beautiful home and every time I can hardly believe how much the kids have grown. The Chamizo family has entrusted me with capturing their growing family for eight years now. We had fun in the sun and ended the afternoon with baby Seanna, who naturally being the baby of the family stole the show complete with a cake smash. I am so looking forward to the years to come with this wonderful family!
Devin and Drew brought out all the glam for their Margaritaville Beach Resort Wedding. Their on site event planner Rebecca Stromberg was there every step of the way to make sure from getting ready to the reception that this day was flawless. Jaws dropped all around when Drew put on her Eve of Milady gown from Bridals by Lori paired with a pair of Jimmy Choos. She looked stunning along with beauty to match by Studio Elle Beauty Salon who came just for the occasion from Alabama.
Floral design by Pistils & Petals, a delicious cake by We Take The Cake, and an amazing dance party from EMG Entertainment, created the perfect glamourous and eclectic celebration. Laughter, tears, an amazing family, wonderful friends and so much love made this wedding day such a wonderful event to be a part of.
Nicole and Frank were beaming for their Miami engagement photos. From start to finish Nicole had that bride-to-be glow, and there was that newly engaged chemistry between these two that resulted in some very sweet moments. We started out the day at South Pointe Park followed by a stroll and some twirling at Española Way and ending at South Beach with the perfect sunset. It was a love filled day with two really wonderful people.
Ready for some Monday cuteness? The Fernandez boys came to visit at the studio for a sweet session. From the outfit choices to the drum session what is not to love about these two. It was an afternoon where we got to see two personalities shine through and some wonderful brotherly love. Not to mention the music session, as these two jammed out I captured their inquisitiveness and love for music. There really is nothing like seeing the love of two brothers together and I can't wait to see these little men grow up.
Lauren and Bo's Epic Hotel wedding in Miami was the perfect blend of classic meets modern. I started the morning with the bride and her wonderful entourage who also got ready at the Epic Hotel. Jaws dropped when Lauren put on her Inbal Dror gown from Chic Parisien with beautiful hair and makeup by Karla Lola. Did I ever mention how much I adore a first look? Spending time with Lauren and Bo before their 'I Do's around the gorgeous grounds of the hotel made for some wonderful moments between this bride and groom.
From the ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church of Miami back to the Epic Hotel for the reception, no detail was overlooked in the event planning by Eric Trelles of ET Events. The floral design by EC Florals brought some vibrant color against the black color palette that was perfection for this modern setting. A spectacular cake by Cakes by Edda was truly the icing on the cake to this celebration followed by a dance party that kept everyone on their dancing feet with music by Event Factor.
Get a glimpse into this wonderful wedding day and watch the highlight film by Artistry Films.
Moody skies, plenty of laughs and smiles Lauren and Kyle's South Beach engagement photos were a mix of love and style. I love when my couples truly get lost in the moment. I am just there for the journey and along the way I get to capture those memorable candid moments. Lauren and Kyle were naturals, and their chemistry was undeniable. We ended on the perfect note, with the most stunning sunset at South Pointe Park. Enjoy this evening filled with pure, adoring love.
As seen on Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, this Versace Mansion wedding inspiration was also aptly titled Versace Vixen. We did this styled shoot at The Villa Casa Casuarina, the former Versace Mansion in Miami. It's luxury meets sexy as we started the day with some stunning lingerie by La Perla and a vintage fur stole with our gorgeous bride and groom models from MP Mega Miami Models.
Classic meets elegant and modern, styling by Lina Rodriguez and Haute Marche created a few different looks to inspire. Gowns by Chernaya Bridal and J Del Olmo, Shoes by Guiseppe Zanotti, beautiful accessories by Maria Elena, and rings by Dadlani Jewels. Deborah Conception created hair and makeup looks to match and the results were a dream. I can't forget about the groom who was dapperly dressed in Miguel Wilson.
Gilded Group turned the space into an opulent day dripping with red roses along with, rentals from Atlas Party Rentals, stunning chair back covers from Nuage Designs, specialty chairs from M The Collection, regal paper design by Ceci Johnson and incredible lighting my Maxon Events. The suspended wedding cake by ET Cakes was truly the icing on the cake for this styled day.
This shoot is all luxury, fashion, and style brought together by an incredible team of creatives. Truly a breathtaking collaboration and I for one cannot wait to come back and capture a wedding at this amazing Miami wedding venue.
I spent a sweet, sunshine filled afternoon with this handsome little man. Louis rocked his white overalls with a polo and without. It was all play and his curiosity of the world around him was the sweetest thing to see. From exploring a baseball, the blades of grass and the pathway beneath him, nothing stopped Louis's inquisitiveness. And just look at those lashes. One of the best things about capturing a child is their uncanny ability to just be in the moment. More days like this, please.