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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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Kerry & James Wedding

It was a day filled with so much love, laughter and a few (happy) tears. I was privileged to document every minute of they're amazing day. James and Kerrie to meet in grad school while finishing their abroad program in China. When they returned from China they ended up working together for a year where they became inseparable friends. A year and a half later they fell in love and they soon realized they were destined to be together forever...that those years of friendship were only meant to prepare them for the closeness they’ll create in the years to come. And if you were to listen to James and Kerrie talk about their love of each other, their family, kids and friends, you would hear their genuine passion. Most of all they just love making everyone happy. The girls house was a hive of activity with everyone buzzing in and out and around about. Kerrie and her ladies were so much fun to photograph in the morning. The girls were knockouts in they're amazing bridesmaid dresses. James & the boys looked very dapper in their bow ties! And everyone held their breath when the stunning bride made her entrance. The ceremony was beautiful and the church just stunning. The elaborate stain glass window made the perfect backdrop for photos. Every details of this day was exquisite the flowers, the colors and oh my.. That wedding cake! Kerrie and James, thank you for the honor of being welcomed into your home and families. Your day was beyond perfect and I wish you nothing but the best as you carve a path that’s entirely your own. I left the newly married couple as they spent the night dancing their feet off, enjoying bubbly, and making memories with their closest friends...

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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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