Rosie, plus Eric, plus baby makes three! I went to Rosie and Eric's home to capture the joy and excitement of their newest addition. Their cute fur babies joined in the fun and we ended the day at the beach with toes in the sand and lot's of laughs. You could feel the love between this mama and dad to be and I so loved witnessing how much fun they have together. There is nothing quite like the joy that a new baby brings. More to come from this beautiful family!
Love when I get to continue photographing the same family. I shot Angie's sister Arianna for her quinceanaera (sweet 15) back in 2009. Angie wanted a mix of traditional classic imagery with a fun modern twist for her quinceanaera photography session.
We started the day at the beautiful grounds of the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Angie chose to pair her gorgeous gown with a black masquerade mask and an oversized rose for a more theatrical look.
Next we headed to Mattheson Hammock Park where Angie chose a more casual look to reflect her personal style and a modern sophisticated look to end with. She also included her childhood pup who was as sweet as can be. I can't wait to see Angie and her sister again for all their future celebrations!
Meet adorable newborn Camden, the newest member of the Lockwood family. Since 2011 I have had the pleasure of traveling down to Key West to photograph the Lockwood family. It all began when Jessica was pregnant with their first son Kellen. From that maternity shoot followed by Kellen's 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year sessions, it has been so wonderful to see little Kellen grow.
When Jessica found out she was pregnant for the second time, I returned to Key West for Jessica's maternity session followed by Camden's newborn session. There is nothing like those newborn snuggles and we even had the opportunity to use a blanket that was specially made for Camden in this shoot.
Stay tuned on the blog to see the rest of Camden's first year.
Setting sail today with Anicia and Carlos. They wanted all the nautical vibes for their Miami engagement session and incorporated their love for the boat life. I naturally was all for this idea. We started off getting cozy in the cabin before enjoying the salty sea air. These two also chose outfits that were on point for the setting. All engaged couples take note, outfit changes are always a good idea. This sweet couple and sweet day will have you dreaming about an afternoon out at sea.
Lidi and Danny's Coral Gables County Club wedding brought on all the glam! Lidi was an absolute stunner in a Lazaro gown from Chic Parisien. Hair by Isaac Mesa and makeup by Isa Tundidor completed her stunning bridal look. From the beautiful ceremony at Plymouth Congregational Church to the wonderful reception, Leyani Wedding & Party Services made sure no detail was spared. Floral Design by Nevot Flower Designs, a gorgeous cake by Elegant Temptations, and music by EMG Entertainment Management Group, completed the A team of this wonderful celebration.
Meet the beautiful Serna family. First came love where I had the opportunity to capture their engagement session, then came marriage where I photographed their amazing wedding at the Four Seasons in Miami, and then came the baby in the baby carriage. There is nothing more precious than being part of watching a family grow and being part of all those amazing milestones. It was a gorgeous autumn day in NYC for this session and just wait until you see the most adorable baby girl who was just so expressive!
Meet the Koch family. The parents, Yasmin and Sean are actually divorced and came together so their sons, Mitchell and Tyler could have the memories of family portraits. Is there anything more amazing than that?! That is what I call a parenting win and it was an honor to capture this wonderful family at South Point. We started the day with some casual moments and ended with a sunset. I also incorporated Mitchell and Tyler's love for lacrosse and archery. One day they can look back and be reminded of their childhood dreams. There is nothing like capturing these ever important memories.
What the world needs now is love sweet love, and that is exactly what you are going to see with Ashley and Asmany's wedding portraits at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. I actually captured these post-wedding because sadly I was booked on the actual day. After having taken Ashley's sweet 15 photos, I was so looking forward to seeing her as a bride. I was truly honored that even after being booked for the wedding day Ashley wanted me to be part of the wedding some how and asked me to do both her bridal shower and these post-wedding portraits. It was a fairytale afternoon that could have easily been a styled shoot, because just look at how stunning and dapper this duo is. I am so thrilled I was able to capture their love.
Courtni and Jermaine's Westin Colonnade Coral Gables wedding was pink wedding dreams! With the help of event planning by A Man's Touch this classic and romantic day was brought to life. Courtni stunned in her Ysa Makino gown from Mia Bridal Couture with hair by Ebony Lickett and makeup by Staci Edwards. Beautiful pink and white blooms by Terra Flowers were the perfect touch to the reception along with a four tiered wedding cake beauty by Divine Delicacies. UBIS Music & Lighting had everyone on their dancing feet and created the wonderful ambiance. Another wonderful wedding in the books!
Cristina's senior portraits were at the beautiful Fairchild Garden. This location in one word is magical. Full of golden light and natural elements Cristina brought out her inner glam to the garden setting. We also stopped to admire the glass sculptures created by the artist Chihuly which
Elaine and Javier's Douglas Entrance Wedding in Coral Gables, FL was timeless. To make the magic happen, they worked with event planner Marylen Exposito and the result was a wedding day chock full of effortless romance. The day began at the Biltmore Hotel where Elaine had her hair done by Art of Hair by Claudia and beauty by Makeup Mob. When her exquisite gown from Ever After
There is nothing more momentous than being able to be part of seeing a family grow. Jessica had her maternity session in Key West, Florida and brought along her first, little Kellen. I had the opportunity to photograph Jessica for her first maternity session when she was pregnant with Kellen, and so thrilled she chose me again for soon-to-be baby Camden. It was a light filled day that started out casually and ended on the beach with a dash of glam. I can't wait to see this growing family again!
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.