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Lauren’s apartment is her matchmaker.

One day Lauren and her roommate came home to find that it had been broken into. They were devastated. A lot of their belongings were gone and with it, their sense of safety. They called the cops and called a locksmith to come change their locks. When the cute, funny locksmith showed up, Lauren forgot why he was there in the first place. The sparks flew.

A bit later in that same apartment, that cute locksmith named Barel asked Lauren to be his wife.
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I had made plans to visit family in Costa Rica. A cousin was getting married and I was excited to be a guest at a wedding for once (hair done, dressed up and open bar please!)

That’s when fate brought Fanny, Augustin and I together.

We were going to be at the same place and the same time and they wanted to get married almost as bad as I wanted to document their elopement. There were going to be no fancy details or elegant venue. They simply wanted to pledge their love in a place that inspired them and reminded them of the grandness of their decision.

And so, on a rainy Sunday afternoon we drove up to the mountains and Augustin and Fanny exchanged vows on a road surrounded by the most magnificent trees.

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There’s something so incredibly romantic about a flowing dress and beautiful flowers.

Helen from Ever After Floral Designs and I believe there are many lovely ways to incorporate floral design into your wedding day look. A simple, yet well-crafted floral crown or perfectly placed flower on a veil can really add something special and romantic to a bride’s look. Helen designed all these amazing head pieces to inspire brides and bridesmaids with many floral possibilities. I’ve always been a sucker for the boho look and Helen and the girls pulled it off effortlessly.

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When I got the email that Melissa and Jake chose me to photograph their wedding, I was more than excited. I loved the vision for their wedding day and we bonded on our love of music and art.

The big day finally rolled around and it was such a lovely reflection of their families traditions as well as their own unique style. Little succulents for guests to take home? Yes! A traditional cake as well as a vegan side cake? please! Flower crown and oxfords for a church wedding? Double yes and double please.

As Melissa and Jake danced their first dance and husband and wife, I couldn’t help getting choked up as the lovely Melissa wiped her happy tears and handsome Jake tried to hold it together.

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