“Home is where love resides, memories are created, friends always belong, and laughter never ends.” I always say when your comfortable, it makes for really great photographs. So what better place to feel comfortable and get crazy amazing engagement photos than to have your engagement photoshoot in your home. That's what Gaby and Michael decided to do and you are in for a treat. These guys are beyond cute and their little french bulldog, (name), almost stole the show with his adorable Christmas jumper. Gaby and Kevin met at her sister's wedding and romance blossomed from there. Gabriela says about the proposal "This year, we went for a road trip through Arizona. We made a pit stop in Scottsdale, where Michael requested we climb Camelback mountain again. When we got a nice landing, we sat to watch the sunset. He told me he wanted to spend his life with me, read me a letter he had written to my mom , and then proposed. It was so beautiful.” “She is the love of my life” says Michael. These guys were so much fun to shoot. So relaxed, so fun and so ridiculously smitten with each other. Check out the photos and see for yourself how absolutely crazy cute these guys are. As it was coming up to Christmas we went for a cozy theme shoot. Guest starring their other family member, their gorgeous dog. This soon to be Mr and Mrs are so relaxed and so in love and we really had so much fun at the shoot. They were so comfortable in front of the camera, really showing their personalities with a little silliness included and it made for amazing photos. Check out the photographs to see for yourself.
Lorelei & James were in downtown Miami for an LCD Soundsystem concert, on a perfect October night, As they walked to the venue, he stopped, told her how much he loved her, got down on one knee, and proposed. It was incredibly sweet and he nailed it with her stunning sapphire engagement ring! Of course she said yes. James and Lorelei met on a dating app and it turned into a lifelong love!. They bonded over many things and one of those was a love of food. In their own words they call themselves “Champion Eaters”. When I asked them to describe each other in 5 words I genuinely teared up. Lorelei said strong, intelligent, well spoken, kind, and hilarious. James said articulate, graceful, wise, hilarious, and The One. If this is not a match made in Heaven then I don’t know what is.
They rock up to the shoot at Miami Beach looking how any engaged couple should, happy, stylish and full of mischief. It is a beautiful thing to document the love between two people. I could sense that James and Lorelei were going to be so much fun to shoot and they did not disappoint. It is crystal clear from the outset that these guys are smitten and as I spend more time with them, I can’t help but be excited for they're wedding photography in December. I love their style, how they snuggle and fit perfectly, the easy loving way they both look at each other.
Being a Miami based wedding photographer I never tire of the amazing locations available for shoots. As we walked through Española Way & Southpoint Park they are natural and very comfortable in front of the camera. The light was dreamy and as we made it to the beach they had nailed all the shots. Throughout the shoot they were laughing and smiling. (Making my job a dream.) Their genuine affection comes across beautiful and effortless in every shot. If you don't believe me then check out the photos for yourself.
They were also featured on How he Asked by The Knot…
One of the best things about my job is that I do not encounter the same day twice. And that’s just how I like it. New people, new places and so much more in between. It definitely keeps it interesting. When it comes to shooting engagement sessions it never ceases to amaze me, how you can tell people are made for each other! Just to look at two people and think “wow, they are perfect together!” Whether it’s the way they look at each other, the subtle ways they find to always touch each other or the way the bounce off each other with wit and fun. Nichole & Lovel are all those things and more! Nichole describes him as giving, considerate, sensitive, silly, and patient. And Lovel describes her as beautiful, funny, smart, caring, intriguing. They met when a friend of Nichole’s was introducing her to a group of her friends and in walks Lovel. They hit it off straight away and knew they wanted to get to know each other more. The rest, as they say, is history! They have been together and apart for a total of 25 years! Crazy in love is how you would describe it. We did their engagement shoot at a beautiful enchanted park in Davie with so many locations to choose from. It truly is a wondrous place to explore. The light on the day made my job a dream. And just as I suspected it was so much fun. As Nichole says “He’s stuck with me!” And he couldn’t be happier about it. Nichole and Lovel, thank you for letting me capture your true love, I wish you nothing but the best for your life that lies ahead.
Nichole & Lovel Engagement Session was featured on Black Nuptials & How He Asked By The Knot…
Bright colors, towering buildings, and the buzz of The Miami Design District – that’s what we had in store for us throughout Choumate and Berthony vibrant engagement session back in July. Choumate and Berthony met in 2005, it was love at first sight according to Berthony. The beautiful bride to be Choumate shared with that Berthony proposed on December 31 one minute before midnight, and asked her to promise him that they will see a lifetime together. Choumate said, He actually proposed after having a late snack at Denny’s! Berthony is an Artist so what a perfect location to do a photo session in the heart of Miami Art District. We hit the bustling streets of Miami, FL and I am so excited that we were able to use notable Art Murals as a backdrop, along with another notable structure, such as the art murals located at the Wynwood Walls! These two were full of energy, and I love that they wore classy outfits to the session. It was the perfect complement to the colorful, electric art backgrounds we were working with throughout the shoot. Choumate and Berthony told me that they were shy and nervous and had never taken professional pictures. Yeah Right! These two love birds were rockstars during their photo session that I nickname them my GQ models. Just look at that chemistry, those colors & their expressions! These two are going to be so much fun to photograph on their wedding day in October! Can’t wait!
Choumate & Berthony engagement session was featured on Brides & Weddings Magazine
*singing* It’s the final countdown… to my preview of Gloria and German’s recent engagement session! And in case you couldn’t tell from the pictures I’m about to show you, these two lovebirds are ALL about Soccer and Rustic. Can you guess how they spend their Saturday nights in the soccer season? That’s right – tailgating, chowing down on soccer themed finger foods with friends, and cheering for their favorite soccer teams. Naturally, she wore a soccer jersey and a rustic outfit to fit their wedding theme, he wore the same outfits and we headed to Amelia Earhart Park - Miami-Dade County in FL.
I asked Gloria how she met German and your going to laugh and say awww! Gloria said, “Every Monday we would play soccer with a group of friends at a local park. We met through soccer and hated each other at first but after we got to know each other, we fell in love.”
The big day is right around the corner and I think I might have a couple good gift ideas for anyone who’s shopping for these two. A pair of tickets to their favorite soccer games? A signed jersey they can frame and hang in the house? A gift card to a local sports bar? or a sport themed dish towels? I’m too good at this…
Good luck on the big day, you two! I know it’ll be a blast for you and your guests!
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!
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!
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!