After being together for six years, Jose and Victor chose to have an intimate rooftop south beach wedding at Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel. Both originally from Mexico, their day was modern, with tropical touches, and the kind of details that make up a very dapper celebration. Jose and Victor’s wedding day vision was beautifully executed by Nicole Hernandez of STARR Catering Group, and I knew when I saw their Cartier wedding bands, this day would be nothing short of stylish. I was right. Wishing these two all the happiness in the world!
Meet Katie and her absolutely adorable family! Katie is a friendor “friend/fellow vendor” from the wedding industry. She is the CEO and girl boss behind Unearthed Vintage, a vintage rental company for weddings and events. Wait until you see all the cuteness that is her son Sawyer James and handsome husband Jovan, who also is a founder of Unearthed Vintage and a designer on the team. I met up with these sweet three at Matheson Hammock Park for a playful afternoon. Families take note, when you are your most relaxed selves and have fun, the camera just soaks it all up! I hope this darling family will look back on this day as fondly as I do for year’s to come!
Get ready for all the cuteness that is three month old Isabel and her beautiful family! This sweet girl came to the studio with her mom and dad for one adorable session. There is nothing better than those sweet baby rolls and a sleeping newborn. Isabel made herself right at home and loved the camera as much as it loved her. We ended with Isabel taking a nap and getting cozy. It was just the sweetest. I can’t wait to capture more of this beautiful growing family!
Sasha and Patrick’s Miami engagement photos were full of that newly engaged glow. They laughed, smiled, danced, and there was no shortage of those adoring looks. We strolled through the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and then Wynwood, ending the session at The Penthouse at Riverside Wharf, in Downtown Miami. The panoramic views of downtown and the city at night were stunning. It is always fun to be able to shoot in different locations and see those personalities shine through. From the tranquil gardens to the colorful muriel's there was a lot of eye candy. Of course none more captivating then Sasha and Patrick and spending a loved filled afternoon with them.
Since 2008 I have been capturing Sabrina and her family. Family portraits, her and her brother’s communion, her baby sister’s baptism, and now the opportunity to capture Sabrina at one of the best time’s in her life. The bond she has with her little sister is just heart melting, and after hanging out with her favorite little person, we went off to do some of Sabrina’s favorite things. There was holi powder, an under water session, a stroll on the beach and ending her portraits with a a dash of glam after sunset. It is amazing to see this young lady grow up and be part of capturing all of life’s milestones for this wonderful family.
Carmen and Michael’s wedding at The Edition, was classic elegance with the best kind of love over load. From Carmen getting ready, her bridesmaids seeing her for the first time, the walk down the aisle and Michael’s seeing his bride for the first time, their was no shortage of wonderful moments. There was also no shortage of stunning details planned by Marylen Exposito and beautiful florals by Ines Naftali, including a reception floral wall that was pure magic. Prepare to fall in love with this day!
Planner: Marylen Exposito
Ceremony: St. Bonaventure Catholic Church
Reception, Catering + Cake: The Miami Beach Edition
Floral Design: Ines Naftali
Invitations: Sincerely Yours Diane
Dress: Stella York
Hair + Makeup: Marz
DJ: Sarz Entertainment
Videographer: Pin Wheel Film Company
Transportation: Larry's Limos
The Knot Pro
I am so excited to announce that I have been selected as a Knot Educator for the Photographers category in 2019. This is such an honor and I am incredibly humbled by the opportunity. The Knot Pro selected this year’s educators as a way to help the wedding industry connect and find more resources to connect with their ideal couples. The mission is all about local wedding community development! I am thrilled to be able to share my experiences and connect with all you wonderful wedding pros. Stay tuned for webinars, some speaking engagement and lot’s more!
I am in amazing company. Click here to meet all the incredible new educators in The Knot Pro 2019!
How sweet it is to be 15! I met Nicole at Playa Largo Resort & Spa where she also had her sweet 15 celebration to capture some fun portraits of this birthday milestone. In case you missed Nicole’s Quinceanera, click here. From princess, to goddess, to glam and beachside, Nicole embraced having fun with a variety of different looks. Oh those dresses! One was more beautiful then the next. A floral swing, a horse, a teepee floral setup, were just some of the few amazing props of the day. This day was all the more special because it was uniquely Nicole. We did all the things she loves and I just let her be in her element. I hope she looks back on these portraits fondly. I can’t wait to see what the future brings for you Nicole!
Meet the Messianu Family, Liz, Luis and their adorable daughter, Carolina. Their family session took place at their beautiful home, where there was no shortage of gorgeous settings to capture all the sweetness. Carolina was as cute as can be. Not only was this little beauty loving the camera as much as the camera was loving her, she also has a very special feature. Carolina has Heterochromia iridum, giving her two stunningly different colored eyes. This family of three could easily win for most stylish! I am looking forward to capturing more memories of these three.
Nicole and Francisco came from Long Island for their classic meets elegance, destination wedding at the historic Fontaineblue Miami Beach. From their moving ceremony, to a night full of dancing, this day was brimming with love. There was also no shortage of stylish details with planning and florals executed by Alore Event Firm. Nicole was an absolute bridal vision and Francisco was equally as dapper. Don’t we just get the best looking couples? They are just as beautiful inside and out. Wishing this dreamy couple a very happily ever after!
Ceremony: St. Frances De Sales | Reception, Catering + Cake: Fontaineblue Miami Beach | Planner + Floral Design: Alore Event Firm | Videographer: Delight Media | Makeup Artist /Hair: Hair by Arlene Cabrera | Bridal Shop/ Designer: Pronovias NYC | DJ: Event Factor | Invitations: The Wedding Company | Transportation: Ara Limo | Hora Loca Dancers: Circx | Linens: Over the Top | Lighting: Edlen Electrical
You only turn 15 once! Nicole’s quinceanera was celebrated in style and to commemorate her joy for life. We started the day with getting ready and the sweetest moments with her mom and dad. The sweet fifteen party followed at the Playa Largo Hotel & Spa, in Coral Gables. From blue, to pretty in pink to ending the night with sparkle and shine, Nicole’s many dresses were stunning. The ballroom was transformed dripping in florals, pink accents, a gorgeous cake, and dancing the night away. Above all, it was an honor to be present to capture this milestone for Nicole and witness so much love from this beautiful family.
Christina and Francisco’s Coral Gables Colonnade wedding was filled to the brim with classic elegance. Marylen Exposito Weddings beautifully planned every detail from the gorgeous church ceremony at the Coral Gables Congregational Church to the elegant reception transformed with linens by Leyani Wedding & Party Services. Christina definitely had that bridal glow dressed in a gown from Bjou Bridal and hair and makeup by Marz Makeup & Hair. Guests were treated to a night of dancing by DJ Ubi’s Music & Lighting and ending the night with a wonderful cake by Elegant Temptations Cakes. The amazing vendor team also included invitations by The Invitation Stand and video by Pinweel Film Company. Wishing these two a very happy ever after!
Meet adorable newborn Gabriella! This baby girl is the first child of Ana and Eric, click here to look back at their sweet maternity session. This beauty is also now a sister to Ana and Eric’s fur baby dachshund Lola, who also appeared in their maternity photos. There is just nothing like baby toes and hands, those cheeks and all the newborn features. Gabriella made herself right at home at the studio and wait until you see her outfits. I will leave you with all this newborn sweetness, the perfect mid-week pick me up.
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!
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!
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.
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
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!
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
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.