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Frendell & Chantal Surprised Vow Renewal

Frendell flew from Canada into Fort Lauderdale for their anniversary cruise. Little did his wife Chantal know that he was going to surprise her with a surprised wedding vow renewal on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Thanks with the help of Rachel the Officiant from That Wedding Lady she pulled the whole plan together and had me capture the priceless moments. Exactly 10 years ago Frendell married his best friend & soul mate Chantal.  It was one of the happiest days in his life.  Just like other couples, they had their ups and downs, shared some laughs, shed some tears, and in recent years even gone through a major storm in their relationship, putting their marriage to an absolute test.  But like Frendell stated, "We're still here and a stronger couple than ever before. As we celebrated our 10th year anniversary, I'm reminded of how truly blessed I am to have my wife in my life and how good God truly is.  It sounds cliché, but really there's no such thing as a perfect marriage, a perfect relationship, or a perfect partner.  But if you place God in the middle of your relationship, stay in faith, and choose to LOVE, then there will be perfect moments. God has not only guided, provided, and blessed our marriage and family, but He continues to fulfill his promise and see us through in whatever life throws at us."  Their vow renewal marks a new chapter in their relationship and his thankful for his wife and kids.  Frendell has reaffirmed his love himself to his beautiful wife. Chantal is the constant in his life and his committed to her and only her for the rest of his days. I'm thrilled and excited to see what God has in store for them!  Cheers to life and many more anniversaries for Frendell & Chantal!

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Carla & Pablo Engagement Session

When Carla and Pablo reached out to me to schedule their upcoming engagement session, it was a no-brainer for where we would go. I mean, what better location than Matheson Hammock Park in Miami, FL, the perfect place for beautiful sunset pictures!

“Pablo and I met in 2006 when we were both ballkids at the Miami Open (called the Nasdaq back then). We ran into each other almost a year later and after some myspace stalking (from Pablo’s part!) we started talking and dating at age 17. It’s been over 11 years since and after many adventures together we’re so excited to be getting married in December! ,” says Carla. Isn’t that the sweetest, most perfect best thing you’ve ever heard? I just love a good love story…

I think my favorite part about this shoot was when Pablo thought I was changing my lens so he was just in the moment with Carla talking and laughing and I am clicking away capturing those candid moments without them knowing. Naturally, I had to photograph that little moment! These two love birds are getting married in a few months and I cannot wait be there for their special day. Good luck on all the planning, you guys, and thanks for letting me be a part of this journey toward your marriage!

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Alina & Levy Post Wedding Pictures

I’m still on a major high from shooting Alina and Lev at their destination photo session in tropical, sunny Miami Beach, FL. Talk about a gorgeous place – and gorgeous people – to photograph! For the shoot, we spent most of our time at South Pointe Park, which offered the perfect backdrop for their pictures. 

Don’t you just love her dress? And how about their expressions when they look at each one another? I could seriously feel the love radiating off these two, who met 5 years ago in Russia. So why were we in Miami, FL, you ask? Well, Alina said “We decided to have our wedding in Russia in the winter - after all, all weddings are in summer, and we wanted to show off. The wedding was in February, there was a lot of snow and the place where we celebrated looked like a fairy tale. We decided to spend the honeymoon in America, where we were lucky to get visas. We planned a very big trip: New York, Orlando parks, Miami beaches, Los Angeles, casinos and shows of Las Vegas - all this we had to see and experience. Someone said that we had a tour like rock star :)  The idea of a photo shooting in Miami appeared, because we already had winter wedding photos, but we really wanted summer ones as well and Miami Beach looked perfect for that. Actually Lev is not a fan of taking pictures, but for me he was ready for a photo shoot. Jennifer Cortiella was advised to us by our acquaintances as a professional photographer who can take care of us. We looked through her portfolio and  liked the photos posted on her website so we contacted her. We were lucky and Jennifer had free hours for our photo session - on the beach of South Park in Miami Beach at dawn. I had not hoped that we could find a good photographer a couple of days before the day of photo-shoot, so I was very pleased with the opportunity. In the morning of that day, we gave Lev a big mug of hot coffee and went to the beach, where we had a wonderful few hours in the company of Jennifer, walking and fooling around while she was taking pictures. Within a week our photos were ready - high-quality, beautiful. Our dream has come true, now we have winter wedding photos, and summer – seriously, do you know anyone has done that before? :) Well, even if somebody did, we are still the happiest in the world, because we are together and we love each other very much. And these wonderful photos will stay with us forever as memories of the beautiful honeymoon spent in America”.

Alina & Levy post wedding pictures were featured on Aisle Memories

https://www.aislememories.com/?post_type=post&p=14623

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Pauline & Brian Engagement Session

Welcome to Pauline & Brain Engagement Session! 

Pauline & Brain met at a charity event for United Way. They were both immediately drawn to each other! And you will see that love throughout their engagement pictures! One of my favorite sessions Pauline & Brain were such an outgoing couple, filled with love, joy and laughter! One of their favorite thing to do as a couple they love going to the beach so of course when they told me  that they wanted their engagement session at the beach!

They didn't have to ask me twice to head to Coral Cove Park (Tequesta) my happy place for an engagement shoot! That’s where I photographed Pauline and Brian, and it was an absolute dream session in every way. We headed to the shore at around 6:00 pm just when the sun was setting, which made the light especially golden, soft, rich, and the ocean waters a deep blue color.

I have no doubts that it’s going to be a beautiful day full of sunshine, love and joy on their wedding day! 

Without further ado I introduce you to Pauline & Brain Engagement Session!

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Jennyffer & José Engagement Session

You don’t have to ask me twice to head to the airport called Signature Flight Support PBI and the beach my happy places for an engagement shoot! That’s where I photographed Jennyfer and Jose, and it was an absolute dream session in every way.  Jennyfer & Jose wore matching outfits that said Mr. & Mrs. and used a vintage letter J marquee because they are known as the “J’s” their 2nd outfit change Jennifer wore the most beautiful flowing floral printed dress that she look absolutely incredible in, and Jose looked so handsome in his suit which blended into the scenery perfectly!

They also wanted to do sunset pictures so we headed to the shore at around 5:00 pm just when the sun was setting which made the light especially golden, soft and rich, and the Coral Cove Park waters a deep blue rich turquoise that appears shimmery

I love hearing couples love story! So when I first met them over a cup of coffee at Starbucks they shared with me how they met and it went a little something like this…

Our love story began on August, 2016 when we, fortunately, encountered our profiles on an online dating site... yes, we did!!!. After exchanging few texts, we agreed to meet in person... literally three (3) days after the first text. We met after work at The Pub. Jose was sitting at the bar, waiting... (could you guess which J was pretty anxious?)  then I arrived, and we really felt at ease after our introduction. At some point, early in the conversation, we said: "I am from Venezuela, and I am from Puerto Rico"... from that moment, we knew that we would get along like "Arepa con Bacalao" (a Puerto Rican song that fuses two (2) distinctive dishes from our countries "Borinquezolano style") Time flew that night, we were talking & laughing for hours, the chemistry was definitely there between us. Then, the time to say goodbye came, it was there when I knew, and He knew that we needed to see each other again very soon... and the rest, as they say, (no matter how cheesy it is)  is history!! 

Every time I read their love story it put’s a smile on my face. For they're wedding day in October these two lovebirds are heading to St. Raymond Church for their ceremony and then La Jolla Ballroom for the reception. I have no doubts that it’s going to be a beautiful day full of sunshine, love and joy! 

 

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