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Steven & Timothy Wedding

Get ready for a major dose of awesome, people! About three weeks ago, I had the distinct honor of photographing Mr. Myers-Yawnick and Mr. Bosch who tied the knot at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden  in Miami, FL! Needless to say (I mean… just look at the pictures), this whole shebang was absolute perfection from the early morning to late at night.

These two are so clearly in love, you guys. I wish you could have been there for the ceremony, because the tears were definitely flowing, and they were definitely real. It’s moments like this when you step back and remind yourself just how special and inspiring this kind of love is. After the formal stuff, we all headed over to Delano South Beach Hotel for the reception to celebrate and, as you can see, Steven and Timothy have impeccable taste.

SIGH. Your love is giving us all so much to aspire to, you two. Congratulations again! 

Steven & Timothy wedding was featured on Equally Wed and Love Inc

https://equallywed.com/florida-botanical-garden-wedding/

https://loveincmag.com/steven-timothy-intimate-botanic-gardens-wedding/

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Marisa & Kyle Wedding

Heading to Living Sculpture Sanctuary for the Catalano & Christiansen wedding, I knew that it was going to be an extraordinarily special day. This gorgeous, incredibly in-love couple met 15 years ago and planned a sweet, intimate wedding shared between themselves and close family and friends. Walking in, I couldn’t help but notice the beautiful rustic decor right away, and more and more of those little details starting popping out.  And here we are, all this time later with a gorgeous wedding that’s exactly like how they planned, perfect in every way! I find that one of the best things about small weddings is that they lend themselves to especially tender moments. They also somehow feel a little more at ease, and that’s exactly what the vibe was on this beautiful day in April. I’ll leave you with a few more of my favorite moments from the day, and with a big congrats to the newlyweds! 

Marisa & Kyle wedding was published in Zola

http://www.zola.com/inspiration/weddings/marisa-kyle

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Jillian & Robert Engagement Session

You know what I’m afraid of? my camera not working, my local Starbucks closing shop, and zombie movies. You know what I’m NOT afraid of? PDA. In fact, I am all about it, especially when I’m photographing a gorgeous and super in-love couple like Jillian and Robert, who were constantly stealing kisses and wrapping themselves up in each other throughout our engagement session!

Our shoot started at Tree Tops Park a very intimate location. I love that I didn’t have to prompt them at all to lean in and get close, either. Can’t you feel that passion and heat through your screen? HOT HOT MUY CALIENTE!

I asked these two about their love story, and Jillian told me…

We met at the gym in November 2017, prior to that I had noticed Rob because he worked there. Every week when I went to Zumba class I would get excited to see him but never had the guts to go and talk to him. A friend of Jill's was a bit bolder than I am and went right up to him after class and told him she “lost her wallet" and to tell me if he finds it as she ran out the door. After we were introduced, Rob was smitten. He tried to play it cool by asking simple questions and the conversation ended organically. After I left, Rob told his co-worker that he just met his wife.

DANG! that is what I call serendipity!  Congratulations on getting hitch in the coming months, Jillian and Robert. May you forever have a relationship filled with passion and love!  

 

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Cassidy & William Engagement Session

In my 5 years as a photographer, I’ve been extremely lucky to get to work with all kinds of amazing human beings. As you’d expect, every couple is different from the next. Some are all about the PDA, some are all about keeping it sweet and romantic, and some people… well, some people are just downright hysterical!  Meet Cassidy and William, two of the goofiest & madly in love couple I’ve worked with in a really long time. The session took place at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, FL, which was a great backdrop for our the two of hours together. 

The entire time these two were cracking jokes and being playful, and I was there to catch it all on camera. I thought it was particularly funny when I told William to pose and he did the prom pose with Cassidy. Ha! 

I asked Cassidy & William to share their love story with me and this is what they said…

We originally met in high school, but we’re both dating other people. We reconnected again, the first time, through social media, Instagram. It was pretty much a fairytale and I think we both figured it was too good to be true. We however THANKFULLY reconnected again through Instagram and have been inseparable ever since. This past August we traveled to Germany, Northern Ireland and France. My first time outside the US ! He proposed at the Giant’s Causeway, in Northern Ireland, which is amazingly beautiful and forever will be one of my favorite places in the world. 

These two are officially tying the knot on October 18, 2018  at Secret Gardens of Miami,  its is going to be a very beautiful and unique wedding because the theme is Harry Potter! I can not wait to capture their love story. So wish them lots of luck! But really, with a relationship as lighthearted and fun as this one, I don’t think they’ll need any luck at all! 

P.S. There engagement session was also feature on Voyage MIA Magazine

 

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Mycka & Edwin Wedding

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There’s something about a classic, formal wedding inside of a church that gets me every time. It just feels so pure and cinematic. I love the pews, the pulpit, the architecture, and if I’m lucky the real life organ/stained glass windows/incredible art. Mycka and Edwin’s wedding ceremony took place at Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Miami, FL and they're wedding reception took place at a hidden gem in Homestead, FL called Secret Gardens of Miami

These two met at during high school years through a mutual friend. Edwin proposed to Mycka at Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira Church in Colombia and here we are looking at they're wedding photographs! Isn’t that the sweetest story?

About they're wedding day, Mycka said, “ I have found whom my soul loves.” How about that? 

You guys are going to rock this whole being married thing. Thanks for sharing your day with me!

Watch this beautiful slide show of Mycka & Edwin Happily Ever After...

Mycka & Edwin Wedding was published in Zola

http://www.zola.com/inspiration/weddings/mycka-edwin

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