Della Giustina’s Worth Avenue Family Session

The Della Giustina’s Worth Avenue Family Session

A Worth Avenue family session: the Della Giustinas are on a much-needed vacation. With Lindsay expecting their third child in October and Bill’s work schedule being hectic and having to travel often, they figured it was a perfect time for a family vacation.

Worth Avenue

This location is probably one of my favorites in the South Florida area. It offers the best of all worlds. You can take advantage of the beach: with the crystal blue water, small rock jetties, and soft sand. Not a beach person? Use its beautiful architecture as a backdrop! There’s the clock tower, unique walkways and alleys, and stunning staircases. And/or you can utilize the hidden gardens and greenery. Every time I go there, I always find a new spot to explore. What’s not to love about Worth Avenue?

Family Session Time

When on vacation, why not take advantage and get some updated pictures? That's what this family did ... they had fun with their Worth Avenue family session in West Palm Beach while on a much-needed family vacation.When on vacation, why not take advantage and get some updated pictures? That's what this family did ... they had fun with their Worth Avenue family session in West Palm Beach while on a much-needed family vacation.When on vacation, why not take advantage and get some updated pictures? That's what this family did ... they had fun with their Worth Avenue family session in West Palm Beach while on a much-needed family vacation.When on vacation, why not take advantage and get some updated pictures? That's what this family did ... they had fun with their Worth Avenue family session in West Palm Beach while on a much-needed family vacation.When on vacation, why not take advantage and get some updated pictures? That's what this family did ... they had fun with their Worth Avenue family session in West Palm Beach while on a much-needed family vacation.When on vacation, why not take advantage and get some updated pictures? That's what this family did ... they had fun with their Worth Avenue family session in West Palm Beach while on a much-needed family vacation.

What was meant to be a beach session, turned out not to be so. It just so happens that the Della Giustina children are not a fan of the sand! 🤣

No sand? No problem! We just continued our journey to one of my favorite hidden spots:

When on vacation, why not take advantage and get some updated pictures? That's what this family did ... they had fun with their Worth Avenue family session in West Palm Beach while on a much-needed family vacation.When on vacation, why not take advantage and get some updated pictures? That's what this family did ... they had fun with their Worth Avenue family session in West Palm Beach while on a much-needed family vacation.When on vacation, why not take advantage and get some updated pictures? That's what this family did ... they had fun with their Worth Avenue family session in West Palm Beach while on a much-needed family vacation.When on vacation, why not take advantage and get some updated pictures? That's what this family did ... they had fun with their Worth Avenue family session in West Palm Beach while on a much-needed family vacation.

No sand meant a happier family, bigger smiles, and play time!When on vacation, why not take advantage and get some updated pictures? That's what this family did ... they had fun with their Worth Avenue family session in West Palm Beach while on a much-needed family vacation.

Mom and Dad kissing?! Ewwwww 🤣When on vacation, why not take advantage and get some updated pictures? That's what this family did ... they had fun with their Worth Avenue family session in West Palm Beach while on a much-needed family vacation.This mommy-of-three-to-be is absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations, Lindsay! I hope I get the chance to meet him/her in the near future.When on vacation, why not take advantage and get some updated pictures? That's what this family did ... they had fun with their Worth Avenue family session in West Palm Beach while on a much-needed family vacation.

Playing a little game of peek-a-boo with baby:When on vacation, why not take advantage and get some updated pictures? That's what this family did ... they had fun with their Worth Avenue family session in West Palm Beach while on a much-needed family vacation.When on vacation, why not take advantage and get some updated pictures? That's what this family did ... they had fun with their Worth Avenue family session in West Palm Beach while on a much-needed family vacation.When on vacation, why not take advantage and get some updated pictures? That's what this family did ... they had fun with their Worth Avenue family session in West Palm Beach while on a much-needed family vacation.When on vacation, why not take advantage and get some updated pictures? That's what this family did ... they had fun with their Worth Avenue family session in West Palm Beach while on a much-needed family vacation.When on vacation, why not take advantage and get some updated pictures? That's what this family did ... they had fun with their Worth Avenue family session in West Palm Beach while on a much-needed family vacation.When on vacation, why not take advantage and get some updated pictures? That's what this family did ... they had fun with their Worth Avenue family session in West Palm Beach while on a much-needed family vacation.When on vacation, why not take advantage and get some updated pictures? That's what this family did ... they had fun with their Worth Avenue family session in West Palm Beach while on a much-needed family vacation.When on vacation, why not take advantage and get some updated pictures? That's what this family did ... they had fun with their Worth Avenue family session in West Palm Beach while on a much-needed family vacation.When on vacation, why not take advantage and get some updated pictures? That's what this family did ... they had fun with their Worth Avenue family session in West Palm Beach while on a much-needed family vacation.

How beautiful is this family’s Worth Avenue family session? 😍😍😍

Holidays and Holiday Cards

As the holidays are quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about updating those family portraits! Contact me and let’s schedule yours today!

Jennifer and Dre’s Tropical Fort Lauderdale Wedding

Jennifer and Dre’s Tropical Fort Lauderdale Wedding

High school sweethearts, Jennifer and Dre, have been waiting for this day for YEARS. Not many couples can say they made it through high school, college, long distance, and multiple moves still in love. It takes a strong couple, a strong love to overcome all the obstacles that life throws at you, and make it out stronger than ever. That’s exactly what Jenn and Dre did. There was nothing that could keep them apart. And now, they’re finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.

Bahia Mar

Planning your wedding in a separate state is no easy task (as they currently live in Connecticut to pursue their dream jobs). Lucky for Jenn and Dre, they are very familiar with Fort Lauderdale and Bahia Mar. Both originally from Fort Lauderdale, this location holds a special place in their hearts. “We fell in love with Bahia Mar after we saw the brick patio with the accompanying greenery and ocean views. There is also some sentimental value as well, as we had one of our very first dates on Fort Lauderdale beach, across A1A from the Bahia Mar.”

I love it when couples choose to get married at a venue that’s near and dear to them!

The Long-Awaited Wedding Day

The day is finally here! Walking into Jenn’s room, I knew it was going to be a very calm, relaxed day. It was peacefully quiet, with the girls getting their hair and makeup done … everyone just hanging out.

High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.

I had competition in the room with me. The flower girl was given a camera as a bridal party gift and she was snapping away! 😆High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.

Finally that time … to put on this gorgeous Maggie Sottero gown!High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.

Meanwhile, in the guys’ room …High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.

First Look

Dre and Jenn wanted to do the first look before heading down the aisle. I love first looks. Not only does it reduce stress and nervousness of walking down the aisle and seeing your significant other for the first time in front of MANY other people, but it also allows this moment to be intimate. It’s just the two of you. It’s your moment. Plus, it’s a photographer’s dream to have more time with the bride and groom. I love the option of having different lighting situations, before and after the ceremony.

In addition, it allows you to enjoy more time during cocktail hour and your reception!High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.

Dad even got a little sneak peek of his daughter before walking her down the aisle:High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.

Saying ‘I Do’

Jenn and Dre’s ceremony was personal and beautiful. Their good friend, Jenna, was their officiant and made sure to include the couples’ personal story throughout the ceremony. And those vows … WOW! They had everyone tearing up!High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.

Cocktail Hour

What’s a tropical wedding in Fort Lauderdale without a steel drum player???High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.

Portraits, Part 2

As mentioned before … I love to work in different lighting situations. The session we did before the ceremony had bright and warm light. Their session before and a little during cocktail hour was a lot cooler and cloudy but still absolutely stunning!High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.

Party Time!!!

How cute are these decorations? Can you say “tropical?” From bright, tropical flower centerpieces to the big Florida welcome sign, it was quite the tropical wedding in Fort Lauderdale!High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.

Helloooooo, cake!!! The buttercream work by We Take the Cake is flawless and I’m sure it tasted as yummy as it looked and smelled!!High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.

Introducing the new Mr. and Mrs.!!!High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.

 

High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.

After the toasts, a few of Dre’s family members took turns giving words of well-wishes.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.

And then there was cake … 🤤High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.

Let the party commence!High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.

“It’s great to be a Florida Gator.”High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.High school sweethearts, Jenn and Dre, are finally tying the knot and having their dream tropical Fort Lauderdale wedding at Bahia Mar.

Thank you so much for allowing me to celebrate your love and special day with you! Congratulations on your wedding and best wishes (and adventures)!!

Wedding Venue: Bahia Mar ♥ Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero ♥ Wedding Boutique: La Vie en Blanc ♥ Groom’s Tuxedo: Men’s Warehouse ♥ Officiant: Bride and Groom’s good friend, Jenna ♥ Florals: Floral Creations by Blanca ♥ DJ: Eddie B. and Company ♥ Wedding Cake: We Take the Cake ♥ Bride’s Hair and Make up: Divine Beauty Artists

Victoria’s Baby Bump Session

Victoria’s Baby Bump Session

This baby bump session was absolutely adorable! I first met the Feng family in 2017 when we did their family session at Red Reef Park. Now, 2 years later, they’re expecting their second child and couldn’t be more thrilled! Despite the restless and often uncomfortable nights, and their firstborn’s current only-child status, they are blissfully happy and counting down the days until they get to meet her.

Year of the Pig

Being Chinese, the Feng family celebrate the Chinese New Year and follow the Chinese zodiac. This year is the Year of the Pig. Because the newest addition to their family is going to be born in this year, it seemed only appropriate to include a pig in some of the pictures. Hence the cute, pink, bean bag-filled pig you see in the photos below.

Having this prop worked out perfectly, especially since big sister, Abby, is shy in front of the camera. Having the stuffed animal really opened her up, allowed her to have a bit of fun, and she loved showing the pig off to the camera!

Victoria's baby bump session at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton was absolutely adorable, featuring momma herself, daddy, and baby's older sister. I love how the excitement and happiness just radiated throughout the whole session ... exactly how every maternity session should be!

Big sister is already giving her baby sister love and kisses!!Victoria's baby bump session at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton was absolutely adorable, featuring momma herself, daddy, and baby's older sister. I love how the excitement and happiness just radiated throughout the whole session ... exactly how every maternity session should be!Victoria's baby bump session at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton was absolutely adorable, featuring momma herself, daddy, and baby's older sister. I love how the excitement and happiness just radiated throughout the whole session ... exactly how every maternity session should be!

Props: What to Bring, That is the Question

I love it when my families’ bring significant props, like a sonogram. Other great ideas to bring to your baby bump session aside from stuffed animals and sonograms: baby blocks that spell out your baby’s name, any toy or blanket that has been given as a gift and/or passed down from another family member, a cute pair of baby sneakers, and/or the cute onesie. Victoria's baby bump session at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton was absolutely adorable, featuring momma herself, daddy, and baby's older sister. I love how the excitement and happiness just radiated throughout the whole session ... exactly how every maternity session should be!Victoria's baby bump session at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton was absolutely adorable, featuring momma herself, daddy, and baby's older sister. I love how the excitement and happiness just radiated throughout the whole session ... exactly how every maternity session should be!Victoria's baby bump session at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton was absolutely adorable, featuring momma herself, daddy, and baby's older sister. I love how the excitement and happiness just radiated throughout the whole session ... exactly how every maternity session should be!Victoria's baby bump session at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton was absolutely adorable, featuring momma herself, daddy, and baby's older sister. I love how the excitement and happiness just radiated throughout the whole session ... exactly how every maternity session should be!Victoria's baby bump session at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton was absolutely adorable, featuring momma herself, daddy, and baby's older sister. I love how the excitement and happiness just radiated throughout the whole session ... exactly how every maternity session should be!Victoria's baby bump session at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton was absolutely adorable, featuring momma herself, daddy, and baby's older sister. I love how the excitement and happiness just radiated throughout the whole session ... exactly how every maternity session should be!Victoria's baby bump session at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton was absolutely adorable, featuring momma herself, daddy, and baby's older sister. I love how the excitement and happiness just radiated throughout the whole session ... exactly how every maternity session should be!Victoria's baby bump session at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton was absolutely adorable, featuring momma herself, daddy, and baby's older sister. I love how the excitement and happiness just radiated throughout the whole session ... exactly how every maternity session should be!Victoria's baby bump session at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton was absolutely adorable, featuring momma herself, daddy, and baby's older sister. I love how the excitement and happiness just radiated throughout the whole session ... exactly how every maternity session should be!

Big Sister

Abby is so excited to meet her little sister. She even plays doctor to see if she can hear her heart beat. I think this was my favorite part of the session … can this family BE any cuter (channeling in my inner Chandler from “Friends”)??Victoria's baby bump session at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton was absolutely adorable, featuring momma herself, daddy, and baby's older sister. I love how the excitement and happiness just radiated throughout the whole session ... exactly how every maternity session should be!Victoria's baby bump session at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton was absolutely adorable, featuring momma herself, daddy, and baby's older sister. I love how the excitement and happiness just radiated throughout the whole session ... exactly how every maternity session should be!

Congratulations to the newest addition to your family! I cannot wait to meet her!!

Alexandra and Joseph’s Bahia Mar Wedding

Because Who Doesn’t Love a Good Love Story …

Alexandra and Joseph’s Bahia Mar Wedding in Fort Lauderdale:

“On a seemingly ordinary day in July of 2017, Joe planned to take Alex out to dinner. She was naturally excited because she didn’t have to cook that night … and she was about to order the left side of the menu. But Joe, oddly enough, was acting excited about going out, too. He was even freaking out about what to wear. Anyone who knows Joe, knows that he never cares about what he wears. He wears the same outfit all the time!

So Alex became suspicious. She searched his pockets for a ring but found NOTHING. Joe, knowing his beloved so well, had a feeling she would do that. Because of this, he hid the ring in his waist band the entire time.

Once at the restaurant, Joe arranged the waitress to bring a bottle of champagne, two glasses, and a blue box. After hours of being cranky and nervous, he got down on one knee and asked Alex to spend the rest of her life with him. Or at least, she thinks that’s what he said … it was all a blur! They were both so happy and excited that they could hardly eat.

Post-dinner, Joe suggested they meet up with their parents. As they walked into the bar, the couple was greeted by the ENTIRE family and friends! Little did Alex know, Joe and Alex’s sister had arranged a surprise engagement party!”

All leading up to their Bahia Mar wedding on January 25th, 2019 …

Wedding Vision

I remember meeting Alex for the first time at Bahia Mar, almost exactly one year prior to the big day. She described herself as “type A” and knew exactly what her dream wedding looked like. Well, for a “type A” personality, she was super easy going with me (and the sweetest). As for her wedding vision, everything she described to me came to life on January 25th, down to the smallest details!

A Bahia Mar Wedding

Surrounded by ivory, champagne, and navy blue (not to mention their closest friends and family), Alexandra and Joseph’s Bahia Mar wedding was elegant, classy, timeless, and fun:

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It was such a perfect, beautiful, and sunny wedding day!Alexandra and Joseph's classic ivory and navy blue Bahia Mar Wedding in Fort LauderdaleAlexandra and Joseph's classic ivory and navy blue Bahia Mar Wedding in Fort LauderdaleAlexandra and Joseph's classic ivory and navy blue Bahia Mar Wedding in Fort Lauderdale

Probably one of my favorite wedding gowns to date! Alexandra said ‘yes to the dress’ to this stunning Allure gown that she found at Kleinfeld’s in NY:

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There are no words for this beauty …

Alexandra and Joseph's classic ivory and navy blue Bahia Mar Wedding in Fort Lauderdale

I love intimate moments like this … a first-look with the bride’s dad. I’m not crying … you’re crying!

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The groom looking quite dapper in his navy blue suit!

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Are these two not the cutest?!

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These two wanted their first look to be the traditional kind, when Joseph sees Alexandra for the first time walking down the aisle. I do believe that she took his breath away!

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And they are now HUSBAND AND WIFE!!

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Bahia Mar’s ballroom was transformed completely! With amber uplighting, beautiful high centerpieces with pearls hanging down, champagne-colored linen, and a customized gobo, it was literally exactly what I pictured when I first met with Alexandra and she was describing her wedding vision.

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After being introduced, Joseph and Alexandra went straight into their first dance. Which, by the way, was straight out of a fairy tale!

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A special dance for a very special uncle:

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Because family is everything:

Alexandra and Joseph's classic ivory and navy blue Bahia Mar Wedding in Fort Lauderdale

An Epic Reception

And let the fun and dancing commence!!!

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Congratulations to this beautiful couple on their new status of Mr. and Mrs.!!!💕

Wedding Venue: Bahia Mar ♥ Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal ♥ Wedding Boutique: Kleinfeld’s ♥ Groom’s Tuxedo: Jos A Bank ♥ Officiant: Ceremonies by Cynthia ♥ Florals: Plantation Florist ♥ DJ: Sound Events DJ ♥ Wedding Cake: Edda’s Cake Designs ♥ Bride’s Hair: Cousin ♥  Bridesmaids Hair: Fiorella Castro Hair ♥ Bride’s Makeup: Kate Blake Artistry

West Boca Family and Newborn Session

West Boca Family and Newborn Session

“What is your favorite thing to photograph?” This is one question that I get asked often, and my only response I can think of is “anything involving people.” My response used to be “weddings,” but when I limit myself to weddings, I am excluding all the amazing moments I have the opportunity to be a part of when working with other types of sessions. For example, this amazing West Boca family and newborn session with the Gonzalez family.

Family Photos

The Gonzalez family first reached out to me through their sister, and my friend, Ginna. They were in need of family portraits and had never had them done before. Never. A beautiful family like this one should never go un-photographed! And, after having their baby girl, they figured it was about time.

Life’s Little Moments

Being a part of such a momentous occasion: their first family portraits and photos for their baby girl’s newborn announcement … there’s no way to describe how amazing and blessed I feel.

Thank you to the Gonzalez family for being so amazing, fun-loving, photogenic, and just for allowing me to be a part of your family!

I absolutely adore this West Boca family and newborn session with the Macias Family. A sweet and fun-loving family who had never had their family pictures taken, were such a joy to work with!I absolutely adore this West Boca family and newborn session with the Macias Family. A sweet and fun-loving family who had never had their family pictures taken, were such a joy to work with!I absolutely adore this West Boca family and newborn session with the Macias Family. A sweet and fun-loving family who had never had their family pictures taken, were such a joy to work with!I absolutely adore this West Boca family and newborn session with the Macias Family. A sweet and fun-loving family who had never had their family pictures taken, were such a joy to work with!I absolutely adore this West Boca family and newborn session with the Macias Family. A sweet and fun-loving family who had never had their family pictures taken, were such a joy to work with!I absolutely adore this West Boca family and newborn session with the Macias Family. A sweet and fun-loving family who had never had their family pictures taken, were such a joy to work with!I absolutely adore this West Boca family and newborn session with the Macias Family. A sweet and fun-loving family who had never had their family pictures taken, were such a joy to work with!I absolutely adore this West Boca family and newborn session with the Macias Family. A sweet and fun-loving family who had never had their family pictures taken, were such a joy to work with!I absolutely adore this West Boca family and newborn session with the Macias Family. A sweet and fun-loving family who had never had their family pictures taken, were such a joy to work with!I absolutely adore this West Boca family and newborn session with the Macias Family. A sweet and fun-loving family who had never had their family pictures taken, were such a joy to work with!I absolutely adore this West Boca family and newborn session with the Macias Family. A sweet and fun-loving family who had never had their family pictures taken, were such a joy to work with!I absolutely adore this West Boca family and newborn session with the Macias Family. A sweet and fun-loving family who had never had their family pictures taken, were such a joy to work with!I absolutely adore this West Boca family and newborn session with the Macias Family. A sweet and fun-loving family who had never had their family pictures taken, were such a joy to work with!I absolutely adore this West Boca family and newborn session with the Macias Family. A sweet and fun-loving family who had never had their family pictures taken, were such a joy to work with!I absolutely adore this West Boca family and newborn session with the Macias Family. A sweet and fun-loving family who had never had their family pictures taken, were such a joy to work with!I absolutely adore this West Boca family and newborn session with the Macias Family. A sweet and fun-loving family who had never had their family pictures taken, were such a joy to work with!