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Lorelei & James Wedding

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you

courage.” – Lao Tzu

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”. Lorelei loves that James is strong, intelligent, well spoken, kind, and hilarious. James adores her and says she is articulate, graceful, wise, hilarious, and The One. If this is not a match made in then I don’t know what is.

I love being based in Miami. I never tire of the amazing locations available for shoots as a photographer. At Flamingo Gardens there are acres of botanical gardens creating the picture perfect wedding setting and basically a photographers ideal location. And this is the place that Lorelei and James have chosen for their special day. When I arrive to the house, Lorelei is being well looked after by her girl squad. Lots of giggles, some bubbly and everyone can’t stop smiling. (Another reason I love my job - capturing the moments).

The final touches are added, shoes and jewels and Lorelei is off to meet her husband to be for their first look. I adore first looks, the anticipation, excitement, nerves, it’s so amazing to watch and to capture. As she walks up behind him, James cannot wait to turn around and gaze on his bride to be, but he has to wait. Once he turns they both stare into each others eyes! That is the definition of the look of love! ( Eeeeeek, it makes me excited all over again just looking through the photos.)

Lorelei and James said their vows and dedicate their lives to each other in front of family and friends. An emotion filled ceremony followed by a super-fun filled reception. A truly beautiful day from start to finish.

Congratulations James and Lorelei. May your married life be filled with all the joy and happiness. I am honored to have been part of your special day.

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Libia & Kevin Wedding

“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

These guys were friends for 2 years before they started dating. Libia adores Kevin’s honesty, kindness, charm, good looks and cheerfulness. Kevin loves Libia because she is strong, beautfiul, lively, brave and annoying! They really are a match made in heaven. The Ancient Spanish Monastery is the location for today's wedding. The garden are such a magical setting for a wedding and the reception was held in the stunning Cloisters that surround an open courtyard to the gardens. To say that this is a dream location to shoot, is an understatement.

Their first look was filled with excitement and happy tears. And can we just take a moment to pay homage to Libia’s stunning floral headdress!! Amazing! These two are just adorable and so in love. It makes my job the best thing ever. This adorable couple honestly didn’t stop smiling the entire day. And who could blame them! Libia’s crew of bridesmaids looked stunning in pink and all of Kevin’s groomsmen were looking very dapper in their crisp white shirts and suspenders. Surrounded by their closest family and friends, Libia and Kevin, say their vows in the stunning gardens of the monastery. And every inch of this location makes the most amazing backdrop for their photos. The whole day was filled with fun and lots of happy tears. I left the newly married couple to dance the night away with all their guests. After they had cut the cake of course.

I loved this wedding. Kevin and Libia I wish you all the happiness in the world as you start your life together, now as husband and wife. It was truly an honor to be part of your special day.

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Victoria & Juan Wedding

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” Dr Seuss

When I first shot with Juan and Victoria for their engagement shoot I could tell straight away that their wedding day was going to be filled with so much love and fun. Afterall, on their one year anniversary Juan planned a game for her; he spread some clues that lead to each other with beautiful messages and memories. The last one, lead to her Dad who drove to an undisclosed location, when she walked in Juan was singing a song he wrote her. After the song he got down on one knee and proposed to a cheering group of family & friends. It was the sweetest thing.

So their special day was just as I had expected. Victoria’s mom played a big part in the the decoration ideas for her daughter's wedding which made it all even more special. And while her mom couldn’t make the wedding, she was there by facetime to see her gorgeous girl marry the man of her dreams. Every little detail was planned out to perfection. From the stunning floral invitations,

The Living Sculpture Sanctuary magical energy is the perfect place to celebrate a wedding. The living Sculpture Sanctuary is a hidden gem, a retreat from the hustle of South Florida. Built by hand, it is a stunning place with gentle water falls, bonsai and koi ponds that emerge from its lush setting in centuries old live oak trees. A photographers dream! In a super romantic move, Juan sang his bride to be down the aisle. And as the sun went down, they said their vows in front of their closest family and friends. And the photos truly speak for themselves. The loved up couple, the stunning backdrop and the love a support from their guests made it a most beautiful day to capture. The gardens at night added extra sparkle to the photographs. And the happy couple made an equally glittering exit through a tunnel of sparklers!

Thank you Victoria and Juan for having me be a part of your special day. I wish you all the love and happiness for your future together.

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Nichole & Lovel Engagement Session

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…

https://blacknuptials.com/?post_type=post&p=35557

http://howheasked.com/nichole-and-lovel/

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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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