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Oh, the cold. I hate it. I’ve been too accustomed to the Miami weather that anytime it dips below 75, I run for my cardigans.

With that said, you can just imagine the experience it was to photograph Stuart and Melanie in windy 30 degree D.C. How do people survive up there? But man, oh man. We had the best light and Mel and Stuart were total troopers all afternoon. They even helped me keep my weak, Floridian hands warm while I shot.

I had such a great time with them and I can’t wait to document their wedding day later this year.
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Not many brides get pooped on on their wedding days by a free-flowing bird and laugh it off as amazingly as Emily did. I think that’s the perfect moment to describe Chris and Emily’s wedding day; funny, laid-back and memorable.

We spent all afternoon driving around Duval street taking photos in pretty nooks and crannies. When we arrived to their ceremony and Emily walked down the aisle with her dad, not an eye was dry,  not even mine.  Their vows were sweet and funny, just like them. And when they started the party under the big trees and bistro lights, all of Key West joined in the festivities (seriously! People were dancing on the sidewalk).

It was the perfect wedding for me to end my 2014 and I’m sooo excited to finally share Emily and Chris’ wedding day.

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Mike is a meticulous person. He’s been my first groom to carry a lint roller! (so smart, by the way). He was very involved in making sure the wedding day went as smoothly as possible. Angela is a laid-back person. She knows that Mike will take care of things and enjoy doing so. Individually they are so collected and cool.

Until they are together, that is.

Angela’s giddiness as she walked towards Mike for their first look was tangible and when Mike turned and saw her, he couldn’t help being overwhelmed by emotion. My cool and collected couple were suddenly giddy, emotional teenagers in love. Mike even surprised Angela (and us!) with a song he wrote himself that played as they left their ceremony.

It was such a pleasure to celebrate their wedding day with them.

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Venue: The Deering Estate | Florals: Julia Rohde Designs | Catering: Chef Lars | Wedding dress: Kitty Chen | DJ: Party Pros 

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