I have seen so many couples get engaged in the past few months, and when the conversations sparks up they almost always tell me they don’t know where to start planning! I went ahead and asked four amazing wedding planners in our South Florida area and they gave me some of their best tips to get the ‘ball rolling’ for wedding planning to share with you all!
Dearest Jessica + Travis — Capturing your love was such a heart warming experience — Standing in front of you.. Watching you love on each other, watching you go into a space where only the two of you exist is truly magical!
Wedding days are usually a little stressful, much like roller coasters have their ups and downs, and are definitely almost never perfect— Zuleica’s + Julian’s wedding day was nothing shy of perfect. I honestly believe that God himself aligned the moon, stars and everything else for this very special day.
From the getting ready to the last dance, this wedding day was full of unforgettable moments that I could tell (from behind my lense ) where being enjoyed and taking in truly. I will never grow tired of feeling pure gratefulness to have the privilege of getting behind my camera and witnessing the beginning of incredible and unique love stories such as Zuly’s & Julians!
Carla + Jordan were the winners of our Feb LOVE giveaway & it couldn’t have been more awesome to connect with her, Jordan & Snoopy! The day started early with hair done by Weddings By Demy ! Then Evelyn finished glamming up Carla by slayinnnggg her makeup! Araya Makeup Artistry — Carla — You are so beautiful inside and out! Kindness pours out of you so naturally!
I LOVEEEEEE Elopements!! When Joy reached out to me I was over the moon to know she was eloping with Diego & traveling a bit up north was definitely a win-win for everyone!
Joy, you are truly a ray of Sunshine!! Thank you soooo much for being sweet, kind and very caring at all times! You were one of the coolest brides I have had this year! I wish you & Diego many years of pure bliss, and unity in our savior Christ Jesus! Thank you for having me on your wedding day! I loved your family and your baby Rio! <3 Please give him a huge bear hug & treat for me — He was the best-best man EVERRR!!! :D
Have you been to New York Yet? This place makes me fall in love with it every single time I go — The Times Square Strip, Broadway, the smell of hustle in the air— That pizza that tastes out of this world from that little Italian pizzeria in the corner and the fact that the city never really sleeps —LOVE IT!
Oh boy... Where do I begin... I love the story of how this wonderful couple came to be an #AVCOUPLES because this story started about 12 years ago. Marly and I met through a mutual friend back in high school -- We kept in touch through wonderful social media and a few months ago I got a call from sweet Zuleica -- Marly's younger sister!!-- She wanted to book me for her WEDDING!
If you are wondering why Evelyns makeup is sooooo flawless you must know it is because..... She is a makeup artist!! & she is one of the GREAT ones!! She is soooo much fun, funny and just a beautiful and powerful woman if you ask me!
A couple of months ago I did an engagement giveaway! I wanted to give back to all of those couples who follow, all the people that support me and love my art! Anywho-- enough about me Grace + Christopher were the lucky winners of this giveaway and boy oh boy was I glad they did! When I called them to talk about their story and plan their engagement session, I was blown away by their story-- Their love story has it all --
When you think about a baby shower, you usually picture a huge party at a nice hotel in Miami beach like the Eden Roc or a very beautiful and vintage place like the Coral Gables Woman's Club- But this one was in a new and super HOT place in Miami Beach
Jocelyn and James! Where can I begin -- I know Jocelyn from a while back -- We connected immediately over the phone -- Jocelyn is also a creative so we just talked about all wedding things photography and video related as well as her upcoming wedding -- She is a very sweet girl, she is a dreamer and a doer too! I was so excited when she told me she was having a DIY wedding!
This weekend it's mothers day as you all know and are probably preparing gifts, a lunch or a dinner for that special gentle warrior woman in your life. My mother is in Colombia this year, and she will be spending it with her mom! What a privilege-- (My grandma on the left photo above.) This post might make you cry a little... So grab some tissues and perhaps a glass of water before you continue reading.
I have known Aly for about four years. She was 15 then- She is now 19-- Her maturity, wisdom are just as her beauty -- COMPLETELY RARE! Aly loves photos, and she wanted to do a photo sesh in the iconic and unique Museum of Ice Cream here in Miami Fl, before they closed. She knew only I would capture her true personality and make her feel comfortable in front of the camera! I am so happy people feel this way around me -- Just priceless <3
I have known Diego for a few years now.... I always knew he would find a gem for a wife & when he told me he was getting married -- I couldn't have been happier for him! Diego and Kat had a beautiful friendship that blossomed into-- you guessed it... L O V E! They met at church through mutual friends and what was an awesome friendship, took them straight to the altar!
Tien + Will --- This is a couple that is just melts my heart -- When I think of relationship goals these two come to mind! From before we start shooting our session they are laughing, playing with each other and just seeing plain awesome! This wintery - love session is one of my favorites. I dont know if its the fact that I just love this couple, or maybe this magical place in New York...
Its been a minute since I post a blog here -- Engagements, Weddings, Family time, & the Holidays really ate up most of my time! But it is a new year & I want to share my #wordoftheyear with all of you before I start sharing with you more love stories--
DEERING BAY YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB | CORAL GABLES, FL
I had the privilege of being both a bridesmaid and a photographer for this wedding. The task was not easy but it was worth it. This years most romantic wedding definitely goes off to this beautiful couple, whose love is felt, and its scent brings a sweet aroma into any room as they both walk in -- looking into each others eyes as if no one else exists.
I have definitely been enjoying the holiday season -- To me, mid November is holiday season... I start lighting up cinnamon candles, getting ready to do my black-friday online shopping but most importantly I get ready to splurge on quality time with my family! Sure --
Almost always immediately after we get engaged we start dreaming about our wedding, planning every detail, song, and all the other things in between, but when the day of the wedding comes around we often forget the little things that make our truly and uniquely ours-- What I mean by this is we forget to bring our favorite perfume, or leave at home the box in which we carry the rings.
Many years ago Carla had a hidden dream. One that she would only utter in prayer, behind closed doors where only God could hear her. A man after Gods own heart and her own -- Ruben came into her life over six years ago and they have been inseparable since then. Ruben is a man of peculiar character -
I remember when I was younger I used to dream about growing up and growing out blonde hair just like my Barbie doll -- I could feel my eye color slowly changing to blue -- Right when I was about 15 years old I realized I was stuck with light brown eyes, and dark brown hair. I felt average. Nothing about me would really stand out -- Or so I thought! .....
Boy oh boy -- Did this wedding make me cry! (All happy tears I assure you...) Diana, Nelson and I met up last year for their engagement in New York -- We had a great time during our session and immediately connected -- They wanted me to do their wedding and I was thrilled!