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Erika and Connor's sunset proposal at the Worth Avenue Clock Tower.

Erika and Connor’s Palm Beach Proposal could not have gone off more perfectly. Visiting from New York, Connor had planned on proposing to Erika at the Worth Avenue Clock Tower on their last full day down here. However, he was getting nervous due to the almost never heard of Winter rain storms in Florida. It […]

Erika and Connor’s Palm Beach Proposal

Monica and Rish of Family Karma Proposal.

For those of you that have followed Monica Vaswani and Rish Karam on Bravo’s Family Karma Proposal, he asked, and she said “Yes”! Rish could not have picked out a more beautiful location to propose to Monica than the cloisters at Bethesda By The Sea Episcopal Church. I suspect that Monica knew something was up […]

Monica and Rish of Family Karma Proposal

My favorite couples have always been ones referred by my other amazing couples. So when Jacki and Cory reached and said, “Sophia and Bryan referred us.”, I already knew we were off to a good start. When planning their Thalatta Estate wedding, they wanted to make sure that the day and night would be all […]

Jacki and Cory’s Thalatta Estate Wedding

Kate and Ben’s Wedding at Pierre’s in Islamorada had everything. Fitted lace wedding dress, pant suit wedding dress, hand written vow books, flower girls and a flower dog, long flowing hair and a crown of beautiful flowers. It was both a reception as well as a dinner party designed so everyone had a view of the setting sun.

Kate and Ben’s Morada Bay Wedding

Tandis and Carter wanted the perfect little intimate ocean side wedding with just their closest family and friends. So Julia Timmins of Blue Water Water Weddings helped them plan just that.

Tandis and Carter’s Perfect Little Casa Morada Wedding

A Pirate Bride and Pizza closer. Close friends and family, the intimate and unique Drop Anchor Inn, full taco bar with meats by Erie Island Eats, Pirates and fresh New York style Pizza to end the night, how could you not love this wedding?

Kaitlin and Ben’s Drop Anchor Inn Wedding

We shot Sophia and Bryan’s engagement session in their two favorite places in Miami; their condo, and The Frost Science Museum.

Sophia and Bryan’s Frost Science Museum Engagement Session

I loved this wedding at the Redlands Koi Gardens! Not only is Lyndsey and Gabe awesome, but so are all their family and friends. I am not entirely sure I have openly laughed as much as I did during their reception.

Lyndsey and Gabe’s Redland’s Koi Garden Wedding

Abby and Rob’s engagement session at John Pennekamp Park in Key Largo, Florida Keys.

Abby and Rob’s Key Largo Engagement Session

Meeting Vicky, an executive at Conde Nast, and Hugo, Art Director for GQ Magazine. Not only did their Deering Estate wedding look like something out of one of their magazines, they could also be mistaken for models in their magazines. That is until you see the tears, the smiles and emotions and realize that these two are the real deal!

Vicky and Hugo’s Deering Estate Wedding