Miami Engagement Photos | Carmen and Michael

I will never tire of getting lost at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens for an engagement session. Carmen and Michael’s love took center stage as we explored and the light beams joined us in the gardens. Their chemistry was palpable, and Carmen looked ever so dreamy dressed in powder blue. After a stroll we stopped and popped the champagne! Before heading off to a second location we headed for the Vizcaya’s water views and took in the gorgeous setting. For part two Carmen and Michael changed into a dressier look and we walked Brickell, stopping for portraits and of course to have fun. It was a romantic filled day and I can’t wait to share the wedding day!

Delano Hotel Beach Ceremony | The Hudgins

The Hudgins nuptials at Delano Hotel in South Beach are about to inspire you to have an intimate getaway ceremony. Their day took an elegant and minimalist vibe, where their boys (ranging from 9-16) from previous marriages were the only guests. Reverend Eddie Rodriguez officiated with just the ocean as the backdrop and an abundance of love present. After the ceremony, together with their new blended family, we did portraits right on the beach. These two will be heading home to Georgia where an at home celebration will follow. A huge congratulations to the Hudgins and their new family!

Maternity Shoot | Vivian and John

Vivian and John wanted to welcome their first in style! After talking about themes for their shoot, we headed to the Everglades and decided to go for a more editorial approach. Yes to all the fashion vibes! Vivian was definitely glowing and rocked the bump like no other. I loved that this mom and dad to be brought there edgy side and didn’t hold back. This little one has some parents with serious cool factor and I for one predict a little fashionista in the making. It was wonderful to be able to document this time for Vivian and John. I can’t wait to meet their newest addition.

Villa Woodbine Wedding | Erica and Donovan

Erica and Donovan brought together their families and friends for a celebration in Coral Gables where their love just resonated. There was one wedding detail that we had the pleasure to be a part of. We helped the bride and groom create a custom domino table that displayed the Cuban and Haitian Flag, representing both their families. It was fun to see guests enjoying it at the reception. From a tear filled ceremony to a reception full to the brim with elegant details, everything about this day reflected Erica and Donovan. For the reception the groom played the piano and his father accompanied him on the guitar while they serenaded the bride and the guests. It was such a special touch to the day. These two are simply head over heels in love! It was such a joy to be able to capture that love.

Getting Ready + Reception: Villa Woodbine
Ceremony: Coral Gables Congregational Church
Florist: Andres Aguilar Designs
Bridal Shop: Coral Gables Bridal
Makeup Artist: Ashley Askers
Hairstylist: Hi’chi’s Hair Studio
Caterer: Bill Hansen Catering
Cake: Edda’s Cake Designs

First Communion Pictures in Miami | Davi and Fausti

I met these two best friends, Davi and Fausti at St. John Neumann Catholic School for their First Communion pictures. How sweet is it that they wanted to have their session together! I have been capturing Fausti and his family every year for their holiday pictures since 2011. Click here to see their latest family session. Davi and Fausti looked dapper and were excellent models for the camera. We had a mix of both serene pensive moments and of course we added in some fun. I hope to see these two together again in the future!

Ritz Carlton Bal Harbor Wedding | Kristin and Rob

If there ever was a perfect day it was Kristin and Rob’s Ritz Carlton Bal Harbor wedding. A wedding day where coastal met modern and there was just an abundance of love. Event planner Ralph Stavali from Party Deco Inc. made this day uniquely Kristin and Rob. A color palette of blues, modern details, and an intimate poolside ceremony followed by an exquisite dining experience for guests, it was all just perfection. Enjoy these two sweet lovers!

Venue: Ritz Carlton Bal Harbor
Event Planner: Ralph Stavali, Party Deco Inc.
Make up artist: Erica Scheller
Bridal Shop/ Designer: Custom Madison James / Lillian Lottie Couture, Scottsdale AZ
Music: Mark Gallo, Scratch Music
Invitations: Studio Rose Printing and Design

Surprise Proposal in Miami | Jeysa and Sean

There is nothing quite like a surprise proposal. I love capturing such a momentous moment. Sean contacted me to photograph him getting down on one knee and asking Jeysa to be his forever. This proposal was even more special because Jeysa is a long time friend and colleague in the wedding industry. Sean went with the romantic vibes, choosing to ask Jeysa to marry him out on a boat over looking Downtown Miami. I hid in the cabin and captured the moment followed by Jeysa spotting me right after saying yes. It was perfect and the sweetest thing to witness and photograph! A celebration ensued complete with some portraits and ending with bubbly. Are you thinking of doing a surprise proposal? I would love nothing more then to be there to capture it.

The Sundy House Wedding Delray Beach | Jeanette and Dre

I have been friends with the bride Jeanette and her sister, who was also the maid of honor, for years. That made capturing this day for Jeanette all the more special. In case you didn’t get a chance, click here to look back at Jeanette and Dre’s sweet engagement session.

It was a day filled with love and so much emotion from beginning to end. The Sundy House is a beautiful inn that feels like a tropical paradise. Jeanette along with her sister, has been a principal dancer for numerous ballet companies. Her poise and grace dressed in a Sarah Seven gown from Lovely Bride reflect the ballerina in her. The first look was one of the sweetest moments, and the rest of the day could be described as laid back elegance. Family and friends surrounded these two with the utmost love and that made for an infinitely beautiful wedding.

Ceremony + Reception: The Sundy House
Floral Design: Adriana Piedrahita
Bridal Shop + Designer: Lovely Bride, Sarah Seven
Hair + Makeup: Julie Iturrey, Color Me Flawless
Cake: Zoey Wexler, Two Fat Cookies
Music: Eduardo Macadar, Emac Music / DJ David Sky
Ceremony Musician: Annalisa Underhay, The Elegant Harp
Officiant: Christy Nones McKenzie
Invitations: Amir Zolfaghari / Minuteman Press
Videographer: Alejandro Gonzalevez

Miami Family Portraits | Dimare Family

I was joined by three generations of the Dimare Family at Mattheson Hammock Park for a family session. All dressed in white Mr and Mrs. Dimare, their four daughters with their families and all ten grand children seamlessly got together in this beautiful green setting. Talk about an amazing gene pool! Not only did I get to capture the entire family together, I loved that I also had the chance to work with each daughter and their families. I love seeing this family and watching them grow!

If your thinking about having a family session now is the time! Just in time for the holidays call to book now.

Wedding at EAST Miami | Justin and Felipe

Justin and Felipe was my first wedding at The EAST, Miami. Their love, laughter and impeccable style along with the help of their event planner Jorge Richa, created a stunning wedding day! Inspired by EAST, the wedding design was a mixture of modern, masculine with classic touches. Terra Flowers created a dreamy all white floral design that perfectly paired against the black color palette. Wait until you see the grey marbled three tiered cake by Elegant Temptations! There is just so much to love about this day. 

Accommodations, Ceremony, Reception + Catering: EAST, Miami | Event Planner: Jorge Richa | Galdron | Officiant: Peggy Lewis {pmlcelebrant@aol.com) | Florist: Terra Flowers Miami | Cake: Elegant Temptations | Music: DJ Hana

Miami Engagement Photos | Thalia and Michael

 

Thalia and Michael's Miami engagement photos started at the beautiful grounds of Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. The perfect location for their glam couple side. There was no shortage of sweetness and smiles while we strolled the gardens. After fun at Vizcaya we headed to Wynwood for a more laid back vibe and taking in some beautiful mural art work that were perfect backdrops. We saved the best for last, an explosion of Holi powder in downtown Miami! An engagement session has never been so fun! 

Villa Woodbine Wedding | Valerie and Ralf

Valerie and Ralf's Villa Woodbine wedding had all the elements for wedding perfection. This loved filled day had all the classic elegance and Valerie stunned in her bridal beauty, Ralf you are the luckiest man (he is well aware). From the romantic petal covered aisle, to the blush tones, an out door reception filled with string lights and candles, this wedding day was filled with romantic vibes. Of course Ralf and Valerie promising forever and bringing all their nearest and dearest to celebrate tops every wedding detail.


Ceremony + Reception: Villa Woodbine | Florist: Julia Rohde Designs | Hair + Makeup: Gloria Pelo | Invitations: BasicInvites.com | Caterer: Bill Hansen Catering | DJ/Music: LR Entertainment

Miami Communion Photography | Mia

This little dancer had her First Communion portraits at Deering Estate in Miami. It was a joy to capture such a special time in Mia's life and this wonderful milestone. Deering was the perfect backdrop with it's beautiful grounds and all that greenery. Mia was a natural in this setting. Her green eyes lit up against the backdrop and they took in all that wonderful light. It was an angelic afternoon to say the least and we even managed to include a ballet moment. 
 

Edition Hotel Wedding | Lauren and Kyle

Lauren and Kyle's Edition Hotel wedding was wedding perfection! Thanks to event planner Michelle Sarason this modern meets elegance celebration is just brimming with beauty. Avant Gardens pulled out all the stops for the floral design that so perfectly paired with the elegant decor! Lauren was a vision dressed in lace from the bridal boutique Ever After with a lovely hair down style by Lorraine Peralta and delicate makeup by BJ Simmons. It was a day filled with so much love, but above all it was a reflection of Lauren and Kyle coming together as one.
 

Ceremony + Reception: Edition Hotel | Catering + Desserts: Edition Hotel | Event Planner: Michelle Sarason | Cantor: Temple Beth Am | Florist: Avant Gardens | Gown Boutique: Ever After | Make Up Artist: BJ Simmons | Hair Stylist: Lorraine Peralta | DJ/Music: Danny Stern | Videographer: Pinwheel Film Co. | Invitations: Shelley Tunis

Miami Engagement Photos | Shavest and Lee

Love on love on love and so much style is what you are about to witness in Shavest and Lee's Miami engagement session. It was a sunlit day as we strolled the gardens of Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. The mix of chemistry and their laid back disposition, made the camera just adore these two, not to mention Shavest's gorgeous smile. For the second part of this engagement shoot Shavest and Lee stepped it up a notch changing into a dressier look. These babes walked around hand in hand in the Brickell area of downtown Miami which is close to where they will be saying 'i do'. Stay tuned for the big day!

Four Seasons Hotel Miami Wedding | Arelis and Alexis

Arelis and Alexis's Four Seasons Hotel Miami wedding was a fairytale day. It had all the details flawlessly planned by Marylen Exposito along with stunning florals by Gilded Group and regal invites to match by The Invitation Stand. Arelis donned a Zuhair Murad gown from Ever After that transformed from ceremony to reception, it was stunning! Paired with Jimmy Choo wedding shoes, a Maria Elena Headpiece, and makeup by Marz, Arelis looked like a princess. This magical day unfolded with a ceremony at St. Jude Greek Melkite Catholic Church where the newlyweds were whisked away in a vintage car by Aralimo.  Music by Al-Vento Entertainment and Event Factor, along with an elegant four tiered wedding cake from ET Cakes, were the perfect ending to this day. See the love and emotion by clicking here and watching the video by Diego Pocovi.

Maternity Photography Miami | Ana and Eric

Bringing so much sweetness to your Wednesday with Ana and Eric's maternity session. Ana totally rocked the bump and it was even more darling to see how loving Eric was. As a tribute to Gabriela, the parents-to-be wore pink and blue converse and brought a long the cutest baby size pair for their little one. Another very important family member joined them, their fur baby dachshund Lola. We can't wait to share more milestones from this beautiful growing family!

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Wedding | Ariel and Chris

Ariel and Chris's Vizcaya Museum and Gardens wedding felt like a destination wedding in Italy. With a Rosa Clara gown and florals by Ever After, this wedding was bound for gorgeousness. Ariel got ready at the Intercontinental Downtown Miami and as you will see, there was no shortage of bridal beauty on this wedding day. Officiated by Rabbi Michael Raab the ceremony was simply stunning in decor and full of memorable moments. After 'I do', there was dining from Bill Hansen Catering, romantic ambiance with lighting and production by Evoga Events and some really incredible dancing to the rhythms of AA Musicians. Simply a really beautiful day that a little less then a year later would result in Ariel and Chris returning to the Vizcaya for their maternity session. Stay tuned for this bride and groom's transformation to parents to be!
 

Miami Engagement Photos | Jeanette and Dre

Happy 4th America! Today I am sharing the engagement photos of my long time friend Jeanette. I was over the moon when she asked me to capture her and Dre's engagement session. We started the day at their apartment. The place they share together that is filled with images of their adventures and meaningful treasures. They got to be their authentic in love selves relaxed on the couch with wine. Something they share together as a couple. They changed outfits and we headed to the Espanola Way in South Beach where Dre brought his guitar and even serenaded his bride to be (swoon). As evening came Jeanette and Dre changed one more time into another relaxed outfit and we ended the day with some playfullness at South Pointe Park and the beautiful Pier. It was a perfect day. 

The Deering Estate Wedding | Darlene and Raymond

 

Darlene and Raymond's The Deering Estate wedding was a classic celebration flawlessly planned by Island Life Events, the prettiest florals by Pistils and Petals and lovely paper details by House and Paper. The day started with getting ready at the beautiful Biltmore Coral Gables. Darlene sipped on bubbly, cheered with her best girls while getting hair and makeup by All About You By DC and Deborah Concepcion, before getting into her stunning gown from Ever After. We strolled the immaculate grounds at the Biltmore for some bridal portraits before Darlene was whisked off in a classic car from Majestic Limo. When the time came for the ceremony officiated by Reverend Eddie Rodriguez, Darlene's son escorted her down the aisle where an emotional Raymond waited for his bride. After the love filled ceremony guests dined to catering and cake by Bill Hansen, and danced the night away under string lights to the sounds of Sound Fun Party DJs. Enjoy seeing this heartfelt day.