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Oleg and Olga // Miami Beach city hall elopement

When it came time to get married, Oleg and Olga decided to come over to Miami for a mini-vacation/elopement instead of going back home to Russia. They were currently living in Nicaragua and couldn’t imagine going somewhere cold for their nuptials. They wanted warmth, fun and color which Miami provides in full. 

We met at the lovely old city hall in Miami Beach where the calm, cool and collected couple waited patiently for their number to be called. Between stolen glances and shy smiles, they both walked to the ceremony room in the back of the building and shared vows to one another. The officiant and I gave a joyful holler as they kissed behind Olga’s bouquet, which she had made just minutes before saying “I do”. 

They ran off to their car and we met again in Vizcaya Gardens.

As Oleg and Olga stole a few more glances and shy smiles, we made some pretty photographs.

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Favorites of 2013

Happy new year, everyone!

Can you believe it’s already 2014? The days are long, but the years fly by, amiriiiiight?? I decided to take today to reflect on the last year and make a post about my favorite photos from this last year.
It proved to be quite the challenge. All the photos I make with my couples are like my children. How do you tell some that you love them more than others?

I finally decided that instead of driving myself crazy choosing the most technically proficient photos or the most epic ones, I should focus on the photos that make me feel. The photos that as I made them made me teary-eyed, made me laugh or made me giddy with excitement. Photos that embodied my lovely couples, their relationship and the love they share with one another.

So below you’ll find photos that may not necessarily be the most perfect of frames, but they are the ones that, to this day, make me smile. They are photos filled with passion, with emotion, with special details that have important meaning to my couples and most importantly, photos that remind me how incredibly blessed I am to be allowed to document such a special day.

I am so thankful these folks chose me to be a part of their day and I can’t wait to meet all the lovely couples that 2014 will bring. A huge thank you to Ena, my amazing second photographer for being a part of these stories and to Shipra for letting me tag along to one of the weddings you’ll see below. Cheers!

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Rafael and Alicia // Casa Reta wedding

Rafael and Alicia are the coolest.

We met at a Panera and instead of a regular business meeting, it was more like catching up with friends. They shared how they met at work and how Rafael swept Alicia off her feet. How they are both passionate about travel and exploration which only strengthened their bond. I was enchanted by their stories of their adventures and how they even climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro together. Like I said, they are just the coolest.

They wanted to share their wedding day with their closest family and friends and wanted it to feel like a big ol’ family reunion. Despite some wedding day showers, the day went by exactly how they pictured it. Just two adventurous souls starting their most exciting adventure yet.

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  • December 11, 2013 - 12:41 pm

    Alicia - Thank you Merari, I love all the pictures.

  • December 11, 2013 - 8:34 pm

    Marays - Beautiful pictures. Congratulations on your wedding!!!!!

  • April 1, 2014 - 9:03 am

    Reta Grant - Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos. They are a lovely couple and we wish them much happiness.