Posted on March 20, 2018
We had a great time getting to know Inely and Isaiah at their engagement session at Matheson Hammock Park in Coral Gables. We would like to share a little bit about their love story below along with a fun sneak peek from their photo shoot. We can’t wait to capture their wedding in March of next year – we just know it’s going to be as amazing as they are!
In the Spring of 2009, Inely and Isaiah met on a rainy day at the University of Florida. Isaiah was pledging Delta Sigma Pi where Inely was already a member. As a part of the pledging process, Isaiah had to interview every member so he kindly asked Inely all of the questions. Shortly after that day, they began to spend more time together, but never thought anything of it. In fact, Isaiah had bet Inely that he did not want to date anyone in college. Inely bet against him. Little did she know that she was the person who was going to cause Isaiah to lose that bet on October 13, 2009 when Isaiah asked her to be his girlfriend. They loved spending time together, but they really fell in love on the Spanish Steps in Rome when studying abroad the summer of 2010. From that moment, they both knew that what they had was for a lifetime.
In September of 2017, Inely and Isaiah were on their annual European trip visiting Dublin, London, and Amsterdam. While in Dublin, they went to a small coastal fishing village named Howth which has the closest cliffs to Dublin. Inely and Isaiah first walked around the fishing village and then decided to walk the cliffs to take in the nature. The hike was 6 kilometers and was strenuous since it was extremely steep and windy. Through the walk, they could barely talk to each other because the wind was so strong. They would often lose their balance when taking a step. After about an hour and a half, they finally reached the top of the cliff. Isaiah said “Hey, do you want to stop and sit on this rock to take in the views?” So they walked down towards the rock and while heading down, Isaiah slips and falls on his butt. He then gets up and helps Inely down. As they try to sit on the rock, Isaiah slips and falls once more and they both laugh hysterically. They started talking about their adventures, how much they love travelling, and how beautiful the view was. Then Isaiah said, “I want to be doing this with you for the rest of my life.” At that point he got down on one knee and asked Inely to marry him. So romantic!
Posted on March 14, 2018
Engagement sessions are always a lot of fun! They allow us to get to know the couple in a relaxed setting without the restraints of the wedding day timeline. The engagement session also provides the soon-to-be bride and groom a platform to show off their personalities while getting used to being the center of attention in front of the camera. When choosing a location, we like to suggest that it reflect the couple in some way. For Andrea and Harold that meant finding a beautiful locale in the new city they now call home – Tampa Bay, FL.
Andrea and Harold contacted us this past December for their wedding in Miami that will take place the following December of 2018. We were so happy that we were available for their date! They met us at our South Miami office and it was an instant connection. Although Miami is their hometown, they have since moved to Florida’s west coast. When they suggested that they would like to do their engagement session in the Tampa Bay Area, it was a no brainer for us since we are always looking for a reason to travel. In this case, we were able to travel and visit family of our own so it was a win/win!
They chose the Florida Botanical Gardens in St. Petersburg near the Tampa Bay area. This place is truly a hidden gem! It boasts over 100 sun-kissed acres filled with more than twenty-five gardens and display areas with an array of tropical plants – from fruits to herbs to hibiscus and bromeliads. It was simply a stunning backdrop to photograph this awesome couple. We had so much fun! We can’t wait to shoot their wedding back in Miami at the end of this year. We hope you enjoy this little teaser from their engagement shoot!
Posted on June 1, 2017
We are so pumped to shoot their wedding later this year! If this session was any indicator of the fun we will have, than we know it’s going to be a blast. We hope you enjoy their photos!
Posted on May 17, 2017
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.
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.
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!
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.
Posted on May 11, 2017
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!
Posted on December 15, 2015
Coconut Grove Engagement Session – An engagement session should be a reflection of how the couple enjoys their time together. In Melissa and Leandro’s case, they have so much fun working out together that it only seemed natural that we capture them in action. Their love for Crossfit and each other is evident in these playful photos! They even brought their furry friend along for the fun!
Later that day, we headed to beautiful Coconut Grove for an afternoon stroll. It was a perfect way to end the day. We are so excited for their wedding this coming weekend. Please join us as we congratulate them and wish them a lifetime of happiness!
Coconut Grove Engagement Session
Posted on December 9, 2015
Vizcaya Engagement Session – Laura and Jorge are getting hitched this weekend! In honor of their upcoming nuptials we would like to share a few images from their engagement session. We had so much fun capturing their smiles and laughter at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens before we ventured off to Key Biscayne. Although the weather decided to shift on us towards the end of the day, we managed to get some awesome shots of this beautiful couple despite the unpredictable Miami weather!