weddings

Marjorie & Aaron Elopement

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” – Nora Ephron

Intimate weddings and elopements have an inherent charm I just can’t get enough of. There’s something so striped back about elopements. It really is all about the couple, the love, and what’s truly important to them. Aaron and Marjorie’s day was exactly that and more.

They met at CrossFit in Lakeland. Not your typical meet cute! Aaron normally worked out in the evenings and Marjorie in the morning. Aaron decided to visit Crossfit one morning and there was Marjorie - needless to say, Aaron started attending a lot more morning classes!
Aaron proposed to his beloved Marjorie during sunset at the lake where they had their first date. And that brings us to today. A stunning intimate wedding ceremony in the Flamingo Gardens in Miami.

Marjorie and Aaron said their I do’s in a beautiful settings at the botanical garden. Just the two of them, the celebrant and their son, this elopement is one I will always remember. Marjorie looked truly wonderful in her elegant gown, only needing minimal accessories she chose the most beautiful earrings and her bouquet was the finishing touch to her stunning bridal look. The ceremony was so beautiful and filled lots of love and some happy tears. It was truly my honour to document every moment of it. Whilst capturing the intimate moments, we were blessed with the most beautiful natural light, adding to the atmospheric pictures.

You will see for yourself in the photos, so much love and emotion from these two and the photoshoot was so much fun!

Aaron and Marjorie, thank you for letting me capture these moments for you. I wish you all the love in the world as you go forward as husband and wife.

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Patricia & Kevin Wedding

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”  1 Corinthians 13:4-8a. Patricia and Kevin met through a co worker, who happened to be Patricia's best’s friends sister.  He is captivated by her carefree personality, as well as her sarcasm!  She adores his integrity and knows he will always be a provider and protector of his family.  Patricia said “ When we met and got to know each other we both knew we were blessed to find one another.” He's everything she needed and she's everything he needed. From the first look to their fun exit, this was such a beautiful day.  Patricia looked exquisite and took Kevin’s breath away at their first look.  The only thing I love more than a romantic first look moment is a teary groom!  The outdoor space for the ceremony at the Secret Woods Nature Center looked so magical with all the little details all dressed up for Patricia and Kevin's big day!  The day ran seamlessly with the lovebirds smiling the whole way through.  They said their I do’s in front of their closest friends and family and started their married life with a great big party!  Their day was filled with so much love, lots of laughter and a few happy tears!  Congratulations Patricia and Kevin, I am honored that you chose me to be a part of you're amazing day.  I wish you all the happiness in the world as you start you life together as husband and wife. 

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Jennyfer & Jose Wedding

Jennyfer & Jose’s love story began on 2016 when they encountered each others profiles on an online dating site... yes, they did!!!. After exchanging few texts, they agreed to meet in person... literally three days after the first text. Time flew that night, they were talking & laughing for hours, the chemistry was definitely there between them. Then, the time to say goodbye came, it was there when they knew that they needed to see each other again very soon... and the rest is history, Jose proposed on their one year anniversary in a helicopter!! How romantic is that! So that leads us to today. When I arrived to the bride and her posse, they were calm and relaxed. They were sipping on something pink and bubbly. Jennyfer was getting the finishing touches to her makeup and hair and adding those all important sparkling accessories to complete her stunning bridal look. Everyone was speechless. Jose, his best man and groomsmen were just as chilled and ready for the day to begin. Looking very dapper I might add!

Their first look was filled with so much emotion that I have to admit I even felt tears welling up.

The ceremony was at the beautiful St. Raymond of Peñafort Catholic Church and as I expected full of smiles, colour and love. The procession of bridesmaids and groomsmen beamed with pride at being part of Jose and Jennyffers big day. The adorable flower girl and page boy nearly stole the show with their unbelievable cutest. But the guest all fell silent as Jennyfer made her entrance and walking toward her hubby to be.

The entire ceremony was beautiful from start to finish. And I happily captured all the smiles, the laughs and the loving looks between them. And the moment they had their first kiss as husband and wife was delicate and wonderful. The reception decor was decadent and classy and I loved photography all of the gorgeous details they had painstakingly picked out for their special day. When I left they were dancing the night away. Their first as husband and wife. Congratulations Jennyffer and Jose, thank you for asking me to be part of your amazing day.

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Pauline & Brian Wedding

“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” Max Muller

Pauline and Brian met at a charity event. When Pauline walked in, she immediately noticed a very, very handsome man. They were introduced and in just a few moments they were both smitten. The rest, as they say, is history!

They got engaged on a trip to Boston. Brian said he wanted to look at the boats in the harbor and she really wanted to go to see the penguins. With a stunning waterfront view and some sea lions as onlookers, Brian slipped a ring on her finger and said, "Would you rather see the penguins or be Mrs. Brian Chippendale Gale?" She did both. Such a cute story! And that brings us here to today's amazing wedding at The Addison. This exquisite venue is considered one of the most important pieces of architecture in South Florida. And I totally understand why. Settled near the gorgeous beaches of Palm Beach County this venue is unique among Boca Raton wedding venues. I just love it!

I always love to capture the wedding preparations. Lots of fun, a little nerves and a lots of laughter. Pauline is a beautiful bride and her squad of bridesmaids looked amazing in green. Brian and his crew of groomsmen looked very much the part in their crisp white shirts and waistcoats (and crazy yellow socks!) Oh, and the bride wore sneakers! How cool is that!? From their excited first look right through to the sparkler of a wedding exit, this day was one of fun, laughter and so much love. My day was filled with romantic captures and lots of sillyness on the side.

Congratulations Brian and Pauline! It was my honor to be a part of your special day and capture all of the beautiful moments as you start your journey as husband and wife.

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1st look at The Addison
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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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Erica & James Engagement Session

That particular moment in which virtually every person wish to experience, that point when your fiancé gets ready to settle down and takes you to the altar. In this case, Erica and James did it! They made it together after several romantic experiences which they have had. In this case, James took the bold step in planning a surprise proposal to Erica in London.

James proposed to Erica in London at the Shakespeare theatre and there was a photographer hiding in the midst capturing those priceless moments when James asked Erica for her hand in marriage. Erica & James  wanted to do their engagement pictures at Wynwood, FL because this is precisely the place where they had their 1st date; isn’t that so sweet? Where they both shared their life experiences and created a bond that attracted them to one another. And like how the old saying goes "The rest is history!"

Erica stated that she loves James because he is optimistic, kind-hearted, generous, honest, dedicated, and logical. She also explained that out of all of James’s abilities, her favorite is James ability always to see the positive in every situation “He helps me laugh and forgive when times are difficult and keeps me positive. He brings joy and balance wherever he goes.” She said. 

The location which they had used happened to have a creative and delightful setting, and definitely, that was all that you'd need in the ideal background for a paramount engagement session. Erica and James were beautifully dressed; with James looking GQ in his causal outfit and Erica looking sexy and sensational. 

It was a sweet experience as the camera lights went on and pictures were taken. James and Erica’s relationship would be a blissful one. We wish them the best! I can't wait for November when they say "I DO"

Erica & James Engagement Session was featured on Lets Bee Together…

http://letsbeetogether.com/where-our-love-story-started-erica-james/

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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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Patricia & Kevin Engagement Session

Hello friends, meet Patricia & Kevin, when I first met them at our photography consultation I knew at that very moment we were a good fit! I asked them a series of question but my favorite question I love to ask my couples is how they met... it never fails when a couple talks about their love story there is always a twinkle in their eyes and a huge grin from ear to ear. So here is Patricia & Kevin love story; They met through a co-worker at Kevin's job. The co-worker happened to be her best friends sister. She sent her a message asking if she wanted to meet someone and sent her his number. They went on their first date and you know how the saying goes " The rest is history" I remember Patricia telling me "We both truly believe God sent us to each other. We were both single a very long time... Praying for our soulmate. When we met and got to know each other we both knew we were blessed to find one another. He's everything she needed and she's everything he needed. Real Love is truly is all in God's time." 

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