Hi there friends! I am so excited about starting to shoot all of my 2018 brides’ engagement sessions. Its a sneak peek of what awaits next year as their special wedding days arrive. This next preview is of one of my new favorite places to shoot, Robbins Lodge Park. Keylen and Gio were the sweetest to work with as we explored the park together. Dressed to impress, I photographed them during the loveliest of afternoons. When they mentioned they had brought a colored smoke bomb along I was so thrilled since I had never used one before. I’m so happy about all of these. Keylen was killing it in her red dress! I hope you all love them as much as I do!
When classic Caribbean combinations come together: pineapple and rum, lime and coke, and a Cuban with a cigar – you know this is 100% the kind of session you can expect to see in Miami’s Calle Ocho. Even if we wouldn’t of been there for the sake of taking pictures, you can witness a similar scene: grandpa sitting at Domino Park with cigar in hand battling out his afternoon domino game. Tourist walking the streets and sitting in the restaurant bars with mojitos and pina coladas taking in the warm weather and let’s not forget that after dessert a meal isn’t complete without your shot of ‘cafecito’. Julie and Mike decided to play homage to their roots and plan a session that highlighted the cultural things they love.
I was so pleasantly surprised to see that good ‘ol Matheson Hammock Park had survived hurricane Irma during this past session. Although the beach area of the park is still closed and if you happen to wander on a weekend you’ll have a guard escort you out – on a Monday afternoon the following couple and I enjoyed the park to ourselves. It felt like it had been such a long time I had shot there from the streak I had been experiencing in the summer and honestly, I missed it. Those spanish moss covered trees are so memorable. Alyssa and Lorenzo won’t be tying the knot until 2019 but celebrating early engagement pictures is my favorite way to welcome this fall weather.
This coming week I will have the pleasure of hanging out with this lovely couple once again not for another portrait session, but for their wedding! Last minute engagement sessions are still the perfect way to loosen up and become comfortable in front of the camera before the big day. Monica and Dayron enjoyed a perfect sunrise at the beach followed by a bit of exploring at Greynolds Park. Very soon their long distance dating days will be a thing of the past and Monica will no longer feel as if FaceTime is her best friend. That long awaited day is almost here and I am looking forward to celebrating it to the fullest with you. Be sure to check out their video teaser put together by the folks at Films by JNL.
Good morning friends! In just a couple of weeks I will be meeting with my next couple again… but not just for any session it will be their wedding day! These Naples locals will be getting hitched in Miami and it was only fitting we had their engagement session here as well. On a perfect summery afternoon in September we explored South Pointe Park in South Beach. It had been a while since I had scheduled an afternoon session at the beach since most of my beach sessions are all at sunrise. The park was filled with families gathering, tourists and other couples exploring as well. Such a pretty day was meant to be enjoyed outdoors. I’m so happy they chose me to document their special day because they are absolutely the cutest.