November can’t come soon enough for these two romantics. They left their west coast of Florida to come join me one sunny morning for a sunrise session at the beach… and it was so worth the drive. Often times we cross our fingers and hope that we will have a pretty display of light during our portrait sessions. This time around for Rosemary and Alex, it had to be a sunny day. You may recall their faces from their previous engagement session ( click here ) in Lover’s Key had an overcast day. Rose had envisioned the sun glow so badly that she decided to book another session and this time around, we had the perfect light she wanted.
Hi there friends! I hope you all are keeping safe as we await hurricane Irma. Whether you are staying in your homes or have evacuated to the nearby states for safety, you are all in my prayers. As for us, we have made all the necessary preparations to protect our home and our family and can’t wait for this storm to pass. Our weekend sessions were postponed and hopefully we will be able to continue with next week’s plans. Since the storm warning has kept us bunkered home, I have had time to catch up with my editing and would love to share with you my latest family beach session. This sweet mom contacted me all the way from Texas about having a session while they were on vacation here in South Florida.
There are times when everything that makes up a session comes together so perfectly. Beautiful couple, gorgeous gown, sunny morning, cool weather, and a romantic location… a photographer’s dream I tell you! Right before we headed to Costa Rica I had the privilege of shooting this sweet couple’s bridal portraits. We had just one day to make it happen, come rain or shine and our weather forecast was NOT looking good at all. But since I’m a firm believer that our weather in South Florida is so bipolar that even at times when we have a 90% prediction of sunshine you’ll be surprised with the occasional rain shower, we proceeded with our session. To our delight, the morning couldn’t of been more picture-perfect.
High school sweetheart stories are amongst my absolute favorite love tales of all time. My next couple have more memories to share of the time they were together than recollection of before that time. After five years of being together, Damian planned a dream proposal for Juliet. He brought her to Bill Baggs State Park and had already decorated all the steps up the lighthouse with pictures of them through the years. I could only imagine the anticipation Juliet must of felt to reach the top awaiting the big moment. Once they reached the balcony, in the tightest of spaces, Damian asked her the one question she knew she would automatically say yes to. And as if that wasn’t enough of a grand idea,
It had been several ‘years’ since I had last photographed a session in the beautiful Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Such a popular place amongst photographers here in Miami for all but me. (Giving you all hints and coughs here.) Needless to say when our friends, Carlos & Daimy chose this as the location for their first year anniversary bridal portraits I was beyond excited. The luscious curated gardens and vintage European architecture makes it seem as if we have taken a trip overseas to the countryside of Italy. Hanging out with them on the hottest day of the summer, through the mini rain storm and the seas of people that happened to be also visiting that day was one for the books of sessions that despite it all ‘we made it happen’.