Posted on April 26, 2017
Spring has been a wonderful season for us at Photography by Santy Martinez and we are ready for more. We have had the pleasure of capturing quite a few “I do’s” in the past few months including these two – Jessica + Danny. We are pretty sure their friends and family would agree with us when we say – you really won’t find a cuter pair of newlyweds than these two! Let’s find out more about this beautiful wedding St Hugh Catholic Church.
Their wedding day began at The Ritz Carlton in Coconut Grove. We love that this location provides the option of getting ready in a large meeting room with cozy couches and pretty décor rather than the bride’s suite. This is a great option for brides with a big group of bridesmaids as there is plenty of room for the girls to spread out as they wait for hair and make-up. Jessica had quite a few bridesmaids along with moms and her adorable flower girls. The space worked out perfect. They were able to mingle over mimosas and giggle as they each got prepped to get in their gowns. During this getting ready time, we were there to capture all the details – shoes, wedding dress, the rings – as well as the little moments of laughter in between!
Let’s not forget about the groom… Danny was having his own getting ready event at his suite. The guys’ idea of getting ready is less of a production than the girls but just as noteworthy! Danny’s groomsmen were making sure he was ready and looking sharp.
That big moment took place at St. Hugh Catholic Church in Coconut Grove. We have captured countless weddings at St. Hugh and every time has been just as beautiful. Jessica rolled up with her father in a white Rolls Royce as Danny anxiously waited inside. In their case, they did not have a “first look” prior to the ceremony so this was going to be the first-time Danny would see his bride. The moment did not disappoint as he could not hold back those happy tears and a result allowing is to create beautiful memories.
After a beautiful ceremony and family portraits the couple allotted time for photos so we were able to take advantage of the gorgeous surroundings of the next destination – the Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne. While guests arrived for cocktail hour, Jessica and Danny followed us around the property for some beautiful scenic shots before we took them into their ballroom for a photo with their décor and details. What we most love about the Rusty Pelican – that Miami skyline view. Visible from their reception space, we know that their guests enjoyed taking that view in! Once portraits were complete, we allowed the story to unfold. And we were there to witness and candidly capture all of those moments!
We would like to thank Jessica and Danny for being part of our Spring line up of weddings! We send them all of our love and well wishes. Please enjoy a sneak peek of the first day of their marriage.
Wedding in St Hugh Catholic Church and Reception at the Rusty Pelican – Miami Wedding Photographers
Posted on April 4, 2017
It’s only April 4th and this month is already bringing in great news!!! We just received The WeddingWire Rated™ 100 Review Club Award for Wedding Photographers in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach area.
The WeddingWire Rated program recognizes professional wedding photographers across the U.S. and abroad for commitment to providing quality service by allowing them to showcase different badges based on their number of wedding reviews. Photographers who make it into the 100 Review Club are part of an exclusive group of premium Pro Wedding Photographers who have worked hard to earn more than 100 wedding reviews while maintaining an average rating of 3.5 or higher. We are always “shooting” for 5 stars and we are happy to report that we have consistently achieved it!
We would like to say THANK YOU to all the couples who have trusted us with their big day and have taken their time to review us on WeddingWire. As our clients know, we only capture one wedding a day in order to give you the boutique service you expect from us. That means reaching over 100 awesome reviews is an accomplishment we are proud of!
The reviews you write create consumer trust for our potential clients and allows us to continue to grow our small business. In fact, 72% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations. We are honored and happy to know that our services have given our clients great memories to cherish for a lifetime.
We take a lot of pride in what we do and the customer service we provide. This has allowed us to have a high average rating showing consistency in our work.
We also want to say thank you to WeddingWire for recognizing our accomplishment. We know there’s a good number of talented wedding photographers in South Florida and this recognition allows us to stand out a little bit more and we have our previous clients to thank for it.
As a member of WeddingWire, the world’s largest wedding review site with over one million reviews, Photography by Santy Martinez advancement to the Rated™ Black Level is considered the ultimate milestone, illustrating our business’ commitment to regularly providing quality service to our clients. As a WeddingWire Rated™ Black badge-holder, Photography by Santy Martinez has reached the highest level of achievement on WeddingWire.
We have won the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards recognize the top 5% of local wedding professionals on WeddingWire that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. Winners are selected solely based on reviews from newlyweds and are determined by a combination of excellence in four factors: overall rating, total number of reviews, review performance from the previous year, and consistency of reviews from year to year.
The combination of many years winning WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award has brought us to this new milestone. We want to thank our couples once again for trusting us and taking the time to put into words their gratitude with the amazing reviews they have been so kind to give us.
We are super excited on what this beautiful business of wedding photography has in store for us. We are looking forward to all the upcoming weddings for the rest of 2017 and the ones already booked for 2018. We promise to continue to provide top service and preserve your memories for years to come.