Fort Lauderdale Couples Photoshoot: Ariel and Charlie

Fort Lauderdale Couples Photoshoot

Ariel and Charlie’s Fort Lauderdale couples photoshoot was a ton of fun! Visiting from Kentucky with Ariel’s family, these two are celebrating their senior year of high school. While enjoying much-needed time off, they figured they’d document their first vacation together. Ariel is no stranger to modeling and being in front of the camera, but they have never had a session together.

Time and Place

We decided to do their Fort Lauderdale couples photoshoot on the beach at sunrise, when it is less hot and humid. Choosing a location was easy since they were staying at a local hotel on the beach. We utilized the hotel gardens, as well as the beach itself.

Love Told in Photos

This Fort Lauderdale Couples Photoshoot on the beach with Ariel and Charlie was so much fun. This Kentucky-based couple was on a much-needed vacation with Ariel's family to celebrate their senior year of high school. Their first session together as a couple, we had a great time!This Fort Lauderdale Couples Photoshoot on the beach with Ariel and Charlie was so much fun. This Kentucky-based couple was on a much-needed vacation with Ariel's family to celebrate their senior year of high school. Their first session together as a couple, we had a great time!This Fort Lauderdale Couples Photoshoot on the beach with Ariel and Charlie was so much fun. This Kentucky-based couple was on a much-needed vacation with Ariel's family to celebrate their senior year of high school. Their first session together as a couple, we had a great time!This Fort Lauderdale Couples Photoshoot on the beach with Ariel and Charlie was so much fun. This Kentucky-based couple was on a much-needed vacation with Ariel's family to celebrate their senior year of high school. Their first session together as a couple, we had a great time!This Fort Lauderdale Couples Photoshoot on the beach with Ariel and Charlie was so much fun. This Kentucky-based couple was on a much-needed vacation with Ariel's family to celebrate their senior year of high school. Their first session together as a couple, we had a great time!This Fort Lauderdale Couples Photoshoot on the beach with Ariel and Charlie was so much fun. This Kentucky-based couple was on a much-needed vacation with Ariel's family to celebrate their senior year of high school. Their first session together as a couple, we had a great time!This Fort Lauderdale Couples Photoshoot on the beach with Ariel and Charlie was so much fun. This Kentucky-based couple was on a much-needed vacation with Ariel's family to celebrate their senior year of high school. Their first session together as a couple, we had a great time!This Fort Lauderdale Couples Photoshoot on the beach with Ariel and Charlie was so much fun. This Kentucky-based couple was on a much-needed vacation with Ariel's family to celebrate their senior year of high school. Their first session together as a couple, we had a great time!This Fort Lauderdale Couples Photoshoot on the beach with Ariel and Charlie was so much fun. This Kentucky-based couple was on a much-needed vacation with Ariel's family to celebrate their senior year of high school. Their first session together as a couple, we had a great time!This Fort Lauderdale Couples Photoshoot on the beach with Ariel and Charlie was so much fun. This Kentucky-based couple was on a much-needed vacation with Ariel's family to celebrate their senior year of high school. Their first session together as a couple, we had a great time!This Fort Lauderdale Couples Photoshoot on the beach with Ariel and Charlie was so much fun. This Kentucky-based couple was on a much-needed vacation with Ariel's family to celebrate their senior year of high school. Their first session together as a couple, we had a great time!This Fort Lauderdale Couples Photoshoot on the beach with Ariel and Charlie was so much fun. This Kentucky-based couple was on a much-needed vacation with Ariel's family to celebrate their senior year of high school. Their first session together as a couple, we had a great time!This Fort Lauderdale Couples Photoshoot on the beach with Ariel and Charlie was so much fun. This Kentucky-based couple was on a much-needed vacation with Ariel's family to celebrate their senior year of high school. Their first session together as a couple, we had a great time!

Our session ended with a few individual senior pictures, for yearbook and graduation announcements.This Fort Lauderdale Couples Photoshoot on the beach with Ariel and Charlie was so much fun. This Kentucky-based couple was on a much-needed vacation with Ariel's family to celebrate their senior year of high school. Their first session together as a couple, we had a great time!This Fort Lauderdale Couples Photoshoot on the beach with Ariel and Charlie was so much fun. This Kentucky-based couple was on a much-needed vacation with Ariel's family to celebrate their senior year of high school. Their first session together as a couple, we had a great time!

Congratulations on your graduation and thank you both for allowing me to document your time together here in Florida!


Going on vacation, planning a family reunion, or need updated pictures? I’d love to schedule your session!!!

Florida Senior Pictures

South Florida Senior Pictures

Back when I was graduating, senior pictures were done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward, forced, and impersonal. I felt that my photos looked stiff but that’s how we did it back in the day. We didn’t know any better. So ‘awkward’ was the standard.

Now, senior pictures have been taken to a whole new level. Schools still offer in-studio, backdrop-included graduation photos. But when you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different.

Remember, this is YOUR day

It’s your big moment to shine and to proudly show off all the work you’ve accomplished. This is something you want to remember forever.

Professional photographers bring experience to the table, knowing how to work their camera, choosing the best locations to shoot, composing a beautiful photo, and posing you. But more importantly, we want you to have fun and for your personality to shine! A portrait is not a true portrait if it doesn’t look like you.

Tips for Choosing The Right Photographer

Senior pictures are a big deal! So make sure you choose the right photographer for you. Here are a few questions to ask yourself as you’re picking one:

  • Do you love their photography and editing style? Look at their website and Instagram to make sure you like what you see (colors, editing style, etc.)!
  • Does their pricing fit into your budget? Professional photographers can cost between $200-$500 per session. Pricing is based on experience, quality, and time. Photographers don’t just take photos, we also consult, have open communication, give tips on preparing for your session, as well as edit the photos so they are perfect for you to display and share!
  • If you have time, give the photographers a call! Speaking with them on the phone will give you an idea as to their personality and if theirs is a good fit. You want to feel comfortable with your photographer. The more comfortable you are with them, the more fun you’ll have and the more you will feel comfortable being you.

Florida Senior Pictures

Although 2020 hasn’t been the most ideal year for graduates (with the COVID-19 causing a cancellation or delay in their ceremonies), these grads killed it and are on their way to new and exciting adventures! Let’s give them (and all grads) some recognition and a big ‘congratulations’!!!

Charlotte

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School graduate

**Can I just say how much I love her first outfit? Being a huge fan of Lilly Pulitzer myself, I was so excited when she walked up wearing it. Plus, how lovely do the vibrant colors look against the neutral colored sand, gorgeous blue water, and all the greenery?!**

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Haley

Vista Del Lago High School graduate (attending Lynn University in the Fall)

Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!

Samantha

Florida Atlantic University graduate

Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!

I’m a huge fan of champagne-popping! Champagne can be expensive, and drinking in public is illegal, so another option is sparkling cider, especially if you’re tempted to drink it!

Want to know how to make the champagne pop and spray? These tips are described by CyclingTips.

1. Pre-shake champagne bottle before attempting to open.   Shake vigorously in a vertical motion.  Note the PRO stance.  Hunched forward, one foot back for balance, baseball cap on straight.

2. Once champagne is cocked and loaded, it’s time to open.  Note the little metal wire  around the cork .  You need to twist this wire in a counter-clockwise motion to unwind it from the cork.

3. Once you get the wire off the cork, it’s time to get the cork itself off.  This is another tricky part, but with proper technique it can be very elegant.    To get the cork off, hold the bottle in one hand and the thumb of the other hand pressing on the cork.  Press upwards, away from the bottle and the pressure should release the cork 15 meters into the air.  I know…the PROs make it look easier that it actually is…

4. Once the cork is off you NEED to create more pressure by blocking the bottle opening with your thumb so the champagne actually sprays out of the bottle.  Continue shaking while spraying.

Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!

If you have access to your cap and gown, bring it!!! Aside from the graduation ceremony, you will probably never see it again so take photos with it on and/or use it as a prop! Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!

Like Samantha, your Florida senior pictures are a perfect opportunity to update your Facebook and LinkedIn profiles. It’s important to look professional!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!

Confetti is also a great prop to use, and so much fun! However, please keep in mind that we want to respect and take care of our world. I recommend checking out Ecofetti and these biodegradable confetti.Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!

Kendra

Nova Southeastern University graduate

Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!Senior photos used to only be done in a studio with fake props. They felt awkward and forced. When you work with a professional photographer, you will find the experience is way different. I take Florida senior pictures and my focus is for you to have fun and to show your personality so your photos look like you!

Graduating or in need of a fun portrait session that allow your personality to shine? I’d love to chat about your vision and how we can bring it to life!

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa-Marie and Jim’s Fort Lauderdale Beach Elopement

Fort Lauderdale Beach Elopement

Lisa-Marie and Jim’s Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple’s elopement.

And in just a few months, Lisa-Marie and Jim will celebrate their wedding reception in France with their children and family and friends.

Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.

After they said their “I do’s,” we headed over to their hotel for some photos. Unfortunately, when the sun came up, it became unbearably hot and they needed some air conditioning! That’s Florida in July for ya!

Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.

Looking to get married or elope in the South Florida area? Sweet Memories Photography has packages to accommodate weddings of all sizes!

An Addison Wedding in Boca Raton: Nicki and Charlie

An Addison Wedding in Boca Raton: Nicki and Charlie

Nicki and Charlie’s Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, “every moment was amazing!”

Because I think that every love story should be told by the couple themselves …

How they met: ‘We both work for the school district so everyone assumes we met through work, but we actually met online. We exchanged numbers right away and had our first date a couple of days later at Yardhouse in Mizner Park.”

Wedding Planning

Their top priorities when planning their wedding were “photography, videography, and catering. Photo and video were our most important because we wanted to remember the day forever. We also love food and knew that the food would really set the tone for the whole night.”

Nicki states, “I’m a really organized person. I LOVE event planning. I did the entire wedding on my own with no wedding planner! Online timelines were used to help keep me on track. I also had a binder to keep brochures, contracts, inspiration pictures, etc. all together. We chose the venue, then picked colors that I knew wouldn’t clash. The colors were inspiration for everything else.”

She “found a lot of ideas on Pinterest. The Pinterest boards were used so I could save my ideas. It also helped to do a lot of crafting myself so that I could make an invite board, a place card board, a centerpiece board, a guest book board, etc. exactly how I pictured them!”

Getting Ready and the Wedding Venue

Nicki and Charlie got ready at an air bnb in Delray Beach before heading over to celebrate their Addison wedding in Boca Raton.

Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!"

Charlie says, “every moment was amazing, but the first look stuck out because it was raining. I had to hold the umbrella, and it felt very crazy and chaotic until I got to see Nicki. It was a really emotional moment.”Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!"

The Addison Wedding in Boca Raton

“The Addison is absolutely stunning and the food there is the absolute best. It’s also walking distance to where we first met which made it feel so special. We even got to drive past where we had our first date as we were heading to the wedding!”Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!"

The bride is “super crafty and made almost everything for the decorations that didn’t come from the florist – the programs, place cards, all the signs, even my veil!”Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!"

Nicki remembers “standing inside with my mom as my bridesmaids walked down the aisle. The doors closed and I heard Charlie’s piano song start playing. I almost lost it right there. It all felt so insanely overwhelming. Right then, I remember turning to one of the staff and saying ‘Is this happening? Is this really it?’ Once those doors opened and I saw Charlie … it was the best moment of my life.”

“Charlie is an amazing pianist, so I surprised Charlie by walking down the aisle to a song he wrote and recorded for me when we first started dating.”

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Event Planner: Grace Eurglunes with the Addison ♥ Bride’s Hair and Make up: Glamtourage ♥ Wedding Dress: Stella York ♥ Wedding Boutique: Bellissima Bride ♥ Groom’s Tuxedo: Joseph A. Bank ♥ Florals: Dalsimer Atlas Floral and Event ♥ Wedding Venue: The Addison ♥ Officiant: Robert Sohne ♥  DJ: Elite Entertainment ♥ Wedding Cake: Two Fat Cookies ♥ Photography: Sweet Memories Photography ♥ Videographer: Lotus 7 Films

Red Reef Beach Maternity Session: Crystal and Ryan

Crystal and Ryan’s Beach Maternity Session

These proud parents-to-be are expecting their first baby and it’s a girl! To celebrate and commemorate the big news, we headed over to Red Reef Park in Boca Raton for their beach maternity session.

Crystal and Ryan are expecting their first baby and it's a girl! To celebrate and commemorate the big news, we headed over to Red Reef Park in Boca Raton for their beach maternity session.Crystal and Ryan are expecting their first baby and it's a girl! To celebrate and commemorate the big news, we headed over to Red Reef Park in Boca Raton for their beach maternity session.Crystal and Ryan are expecting their first baby and it's a girl! To celebrate and commemorate the big news, we headed over to Red Reef Park in Boca Raton for their beach maternity session.Crystal and Ryan are expecting their first baby and it's a girl! To celebrate and commemorate the big news, we headed over to Red Reef Park in Boca Raton for their beach maternity session.Crystal and Ryan are expecting their first baby and it's a girl! To celebrate and commemorate the big news, we headed over to Red Reef Park in Boca Raton for their beach maternity session.Crystal and Ryan are expecting their first baby and it's a girl! To celebrate and commemorate the big news, we headed over to Red Reef Park in Boca Raton for their beach maternity session.Crystal and Ryan are expecting their first baby and it's a girl! To celebrate and commemorate the big news, we headed over to Red Reef Park in Boca Raton for their beach maternity session.Crystal and Ryan are expecting their first baby and it's a girl! To celebrate and commemorate the big news, we headed over to Red Reef Park in Boca Raton for their beach maternity session.Crystal and Ryan are expecting their first baby and it's a girl! To celebrate and commemorate the big news, we headed over to Red Reef Park in Boca Raton for their beach maternity session.Crystal and Ryan are expecting their first baby and it's a girl! To celebrate and commemorate the big news, we headed over to Red Reef Park in Boca Raton for their beach maternity session.Crystal and Ryan are expecting their first baby and it's a girl! To celebrate and commemorate the big news, we headed over to Red Reef Park in Boca Raton for their beach maternity session.Crystal and Ryan are expecting their first baby and it's a girl! To celebrate and commemorate the big news, we headed over to Red Reef Park in Boca Raton for their beach maternity session.

Tips for scheduling and planning your maternity session:

  • Schedule your session for when you’re about 30 weeks pregnant. This is usually the best time. Your baby bump should be pronounced and beautiful to photograph, but you’re not feeling too heavy and uncomfortable.
  • Don’t wear anything too tight before your session. You don’t want elastic, bra, or any strange mark imprints on your body.
  • When choosing an outfit, stick with neutral colors. I normally recommend pastels because they photograph beautiful and soft. Dresses are highly recommended. Don’t have one? No problem! You can rent on from Rent the Runway or Mama Bump Rentals. Avoid crazy patterns. Also, coordinate colors with your significant other. I never recommend doing the matchy-matchy thing (same exact colors) but complimentary colors look perfect in photos!
  • On the day-of, pamper yourself. You deserve it! Get a manicure in South Florida are Kate Blake Artistry and Fiorella Castro Hair. I have used them on so many occasions, not just for myself, but for my clients as well!
  • Bring props! The most popular ones are sonograms, baby clothes and shoes, banners or chalkboards with the due date, letter blocks that spell out the baby’s name, and, of course, the family’s furbaby(ies). Need ideas? Check out Pinterest!
  • Most importantly, invest in a photographer! Figure out the photography style that speaks most to you and find a quality photographer that’s right for you! iPhones are great (for traveling or casual photos) but a professional photographer knows how to use their professional equipment. They will not only be able to capture amazing photos of you, but will help pose you, the props, your pets, and/or significant other. Trust me, don’t go through the planning and money (to rent a dress, buy props, pamper yourself) and not invest in a photographer.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out! I’m happy to help and/or schedule your maternity session!