Engagement Session at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, FL | Yvette + Diego

You will love this park engagement session!

We first learned about Yvette and Diego back in December when we were running our Complimentary Engagement Session contest.  We found out quickly that they have a strong network of friends and family. They received tons of votes daily! Although the outcome was not in their favor. We made sure to give perks and incentives to all of the couples.  Yvette and Diego luckily did not hesitate to use the perks.  We say lucky because it was really a delight to meet these two and we are really looking forward to their wedding.  Their wedding date is in November of this year (2017) and it was smart of them to book right away as it was the last Saturday in November we had available!

We have had too many sad encounters with couples who contact us for their wedding date and we are already booked.  We only shoot one wedding a day and limit the amount of weddings we shoot in the year in order to bring our clients the absolute best experience we can provide.  It is our goal to do this for each of our clients. It brings us so much joy to know that we will be able to offer this experience for Yvette and Diego.

Meet the Couple!

A little about the couple – Yvette recently moved back to South Florida after living in Atlanta, GA.  She is now continuing her career as a news producer at WPLG Channel 10.  Diego is a co-owner at Temple Street Eatery in Ft. Lauderdale where he is also chef.  As you scroll down you may notice Yvette brought her vintage typewriter and Diego brought his notepad of recipe ideas. We used these as props to express their interests.   Individually, these two are just cool, interesting people.  Together, they are the couple you want to hang out with and not want the evening to end!  There was so much laughter during their engagement session that we can only imagine how much fun these two must have on a daily basis.

Location!

Their session took place at the beautiful Hugh Birch Taylor State Park in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  This park offered a gorgeous backdrop for their photographs. This state park is an oasis of preserved tropical hammocks just steps from the buzz of Ft. Lauderdale Beach.  It is a perfect little escape for any nature lover or anyone just looking for a bit of tranquility.  It is always exciting to shoot in a new location. We were pleasantly surprised at all the pretty spots there were to shoot at this park. As lovely as the setting was, the focus of each session is always the couple.  Catching their personalities and love for each other in every image is the goal. It wasn’t too difficult to do during this engagement session as it is clear that Yvette and Diego are crazy about each other!

So Happy!

We are so grateful that they took the time to enter our contest and reach out to us to shoot their wedding.  As we just closed another contest, we have started communications with our most recent contestants that are also looking into locking in their wedding dates.  We can’t wait to learn more about them and capture their love story too!

We hope you enjoy the following preview of Yvette and Diego’s engagement session as much as we enjoyed capturing them.

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Miami Firefighter Engagement Session – Matheson Hammock Park

Miami Firefighter Engagement Session – We are really excited to share another engagement session with you today!  Meet Gennipher and Chris.  If you follow us on social media, you may remember their faces as they were one of the many couples that entered our annual Engagement Session contest during the Holidays.  We have been running this promotion every year since 2011 and it’s always a lot of fun!  This contest has allowed us to meet newly engaged couples.  We were incredibly humbled to see how many couples entered the contest and wanted to work with us…. but we will talk a little bit more about that later.

Shortly after they won the contest, Gennipher contacted us and we set up a meeting in our studio in West Kendall to go over the details of their engagement session.  We fell in love with them immediately! They came ready with ideas and tons of enthusiasm about their shoot.  We always advise couples to include their personalities into their sessions and these two have plenty of that!  We learned that Chris is a firefighter as well as an artist.  We also learned all about Gennipher’s adorable proposal and how their puppy, Hendrix, was an integral part of the master plan to woo her into saying yes!  We were given a task to incorporate all of these things into their session and, of course, we were up for it.

We have shot a good amount of firefighters’ engagement sessions and weddings and every time it’s been a blast. (Keeping an eye out for other firefighters pulling pranks the day of the shoot is always a fun!) It’s almost guaranteed to be a good time and this engagement session delivered.  We began the shoot at one of the City of Miami Firehouses that happens to also showcase Chris’s murals.  (As aforementioned, Chris is an artist and you may check out some of his impressive work at www.duwerks.com)

The firehouse was a fun place to break the ice and get to know Gennipher and Chris in front of the camera.  It didn’t take long at all before these two felt really comfortable – Gennipher looked absolutely stunning all dolled up by Chris’s side.  Chris brought all his firefighter gear and it was a great opportunity to have Gennipher wear it for some fun shots!  It was also a great time to introduce Hendrix in a couple of pictures.  After all, Hendrix was there from day one of their engagement!  He was perfectly behaved and was a cute addition to the shoot. Shortly after we took a ride to the beautiful Matheson Hammocks Park where we completed their session.

We are so excited for Gennipher and Chris. During our initial meeting about their engagement session we found out we had their wedding date available. This added excitement to the meeting and we couldn’t stop talking about their wedding day plans. Gennipher and Chris are having a destination wedding in the beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. They felt comfortable with us and with continued with the booking. We have experience traveling and covering events in Mexico among other destinations. There’s a good amount of couples nowadays that decide to go with a destination wedding but do not consider booking a photographer from the states. We highly recommended it! After the wedding, the only thing you keep is your memories and it is important to have someone close to home to contact and keep in touch during the process of receiving your images.

We are so happy that Chris and Gennipher entered our contest! We are also very happy to announce we have decided to open a new contest today!

Please use the link at the end of this blog post if you would like to enter or share with someone that might be interested in entering the contest. All details can be found in link.

I hope you enjoy this blog post as much as we enjoyed capturing the session!

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Enter Our Engagement Session Contest!

Contest - May 2017