A Jacaranda Country Club Wedding: Sonia and Xavier

A Jacaranda Country Club Wedding: Sonia and Xavier

It started out with a heavy downpour. But as everyone was finishing up getting ready, Sonia and Xavier’s wedding day turned into clear and sunny skies. The perfect day for their Jacaranda Country Club wedding!

Prep Work!

Both the bride and the groom got ready just around the corner of Jacaranda, at the Sheraton Suites. When I arrived, the girls were in full celebration mode. Treats were scattered everywhere,  tempting me (because we all know I have a soft spot for the sweets)!

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It appeared that everyone had their role. A couple of bridesmaids were in charge of drinks, while some helped me with the detail shots as the others were getting hair and makeup done. Sonia and Xavier's Jacaranda Country Club wedding started out with good luck (aka rain) and then clean and sunny skies the rest of the day. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect celebration for two of the most lovely and deserving people. Sonia and Xavier's Jacaranda Country Club wedding started out with good luck (aka rain) and then clean and sunny skies the rest of the day. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect celebration for two of the most lovely and deserving people. Sonia and Xavier's Jacaranda Country Club wedding started out with good luck (aka rain) and then clean and sunny skies the rest of the day. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect celebration for two of the most lovely and deserving people. 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Sonia and Xavier's Jacaranda Country Club wedding started out with good luck (aka rain) and then clean and sunny skies the rest of the day. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect celebration for two of the most lovely and deserving people. Sonia and Xavier's Jacaranda Country Club wedding started out with good luck (aka rain) and then clean and sunny skies the rest of the day. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect celebration for two of the most lovely and deserving people. The boys were also in great spirits. Every wedding is different but it always appears that prep time is very similar. The ladies are running around, getting stuff done. The guys, on the other hand, tend to be laid-back, relaxed, and always with some drink in hand. In Xavier’s case, it was beer. That is, until they arrived at Jacaranda.Sonia and Xavier's Jacaranda Country Club wedding started out with good luck (aka rain) and then clean and sunny skies the rest of the day. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect celebration for two of the most lovely and deserving people. I love how my second photographer captured the below detail shots. A question I’m often asked is who shoots with me. It varies from wedding to wedding, but I always have a professional, highly-trained photographer who assists me. They own their own photography businesses but, like myself, will second shoot with other professionals when not already booked. This is a great opportunity for us to help each other out, and learn from each other. I love our little creative community here in South Florida!Sonia and Xavier's Jacaranda Country Club wedding started out with good luck (aka rain) and then clean and sunny skies the rest of the day. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect celebration for two of the most lovely and deserving people. Sonia and Xavier's Jacaranda Country Club wedding started out with good luck (aka rain) and then clean and sunny skies the rest of the day. 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The First Look

Any time the bride or groom sees the person they’re going to marry for the first time, it always brings tears to my eyes. This time was no different.

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After the first look and a few photos of the lovebirds, we reunited with the bridal party for some photos.

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Time to Say ‘I Do’

Because of the rain, Sonia and Xavier were forced to make an early morning decision to moved the ceremony indoors. But have no fear! Jacaranda Country Club is as beautiful inside as it is out.

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A little bustling action before being announced to their reception as ‘husband and wife.’Sonia and Xavier's Jacaranda Country Club wedding started out with good luck (aka rain) and then clean and sunny skies the rest of the day. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect celebration for two of the most lovely and deserving people. While we’re doing that, it’s cocktail hour and detail shots! We love photographing room and detail shots. Not only is the space and details gorgeous, but we recognize how important it is to document the vision you made a reality. I mean, Xavier and Sonia really put their hearts and hard work into this wedding day. And it really did turn out beautiful …Sonia and Xavier's Jacaranda Country Club wedding started out with good luck (aka rain) and then clean and sunny skies the rest of the day. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect celebration for two of the most lovely and deserving people. 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Okay, Let’s Get Down!

They made it to their reception!Sonia and Xavier's Jacaranda Country Club wedding started out with good luck (aka rain) and then clean and sunny skies the rest of the day. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect celebration for two of the most lovely and deserving people. Sonia and Xavier's Jacaranda Country Club wedding started out with good luck (aka rain) and then clean and sunny skies the rest of the day. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect celebration for two of the most lovely and deserving people. Sonia and Xavier's Jacaranda Country Club wedding started out with good luck (aka rain) and then clean and sunny skies the rest of the day. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect celebration for two of the most lovely and deserving people. Sonia and Xavier's Jacaranda Country Club wedding started out with good luck (aka rain) and then clean and sunny skies the rest of the day. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect celebration for two of the most lovely and deserving people. Sonia and Xavier's Jacaranda Country Club wedding started out with good luck (aka rain) and then clean and sunny skies the rest of the day. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect celebration for two of the most lovely and deserving people. Sonia and Xavier's Jacaranda Country Club wedding started out with good luck (aka rain) and then clean and sunny skies the rest of the day. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect celebration for two of the most lovely and deserving people. Aside from the first look, the parent dances also get me a bit emotional!Sonia and Xavier's Jacaranda Country Club wedding started out with good luck (aka rain) and then clean and sunny skies the rest of the day. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect celebration for two of the most lovely and deserving people. Sonia and Xavier's Jacaranda Country Club wedding started out with good luck (aka rain) and then clean and sunny skies the rest of the day. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect celebration for two of the most lovely and deserving people. Sonia and Xavier's Jacaranda Country Club wedding started out with good luck (aka rain) and then clean and sunny skies the rest of the day. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect celebration for two of the most lovely and deserving people. Sonia and Xavier's Jacaranda Country Club wedding started out with good luck (aka rain) and then clean and sunny skies the rest of the day. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect celebration for two of the most lovely and deserving people.

Cheers to the Happy Couple and then Get Down to Business

The toasts were a touch of sweet, a dash of personal, and completely filled with laughter!

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Wedding (Getting Ready) Venue: Sheraton Suites ♥ Wedding Ceremony and Reception: Jacaranda Country Club ♥  Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal Jewel Collection ♥ Groom’s Tuxedo: Men’s Wearhouse ♥ Officiant: Anna Patricia ♥ Catering Company: Jacaranda Country Club ♥ DJ: 84 West Studios ♥ Wedding Cake: Edible Arrangements


Want to see more of the lovely couple? Don’t miss out on their engagement session at Morikami!

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The Greatest Showman-Inspired Halloween Costume Session | Sugar Sand Park

The Greatest Showman-Inspired Halloween Costume Session

“Ladies and gents, this is the moment you’ve waited for …” The soundtrack and lyrics that get stuck in your head and you can’t help but sing aloud. The big movie of 2017: “The Greatest Showman.” And one of Avery’s favorite movies so when her mom, Modern Boca Mom, asked her what she wanted to be for Halloween, you can only guess what her answer was. Her answer leads us to this blog post: The Greatest Showman-inspired Halloween costume session.

Becoming Anne Wheeler from “The Greatest Showman”

Problem is, there isn’t a one-stop shop for an Anne Wheeler costume. Being the crafty lady that she is, Michelle (Modern Boca Mom) found a way! How did she do it? Check out her blog post and find out: DIY Greatest Showman Costume.

You fell in love with the movie and the songs. Why not go one step further and play the part? See our The Greatest Showman-inspired Halloween costume session at Sugar Sand Park, and how Modern Boca Mom worked her magic on this do-it-yourself Anne Wheeler costume. | Boca Raton Photographer

It’s All About Location, Location, Location

Florida is known for its tropical gardens, Spanish architecture, and beautiful beaches. It isn’t known for its circuses or carnival-like locations. So we brainstormed and Michelle found the perfect place:

Thank goodness for Sugar Sand Park! Their carousel was the perfect backdrop for this The Greatest Showman-inspired Halloween costume session.

The Greatest Showman

And what’s “The Greatest Showman” without the Greatest Showman himself? Mister Aden plays the part of P.T. Barnum, in his adorable costume found on eBay. Doesn’t he make for one irresistible Barnum and these two are quite the duo! We just let them be them and it couldn’t have turned out more perfect. The two played around and, since Avery knows the movie by heart, she came up with poses all by herself.

You fell in love with the movie and the songs. Why not go one step further and play the part? See our The Greatest Showman-inspired Halloween costume session at Sugar Sand Park, and how Modern Boca Mom worked her magic on this do-it-yourself Anne Wheeler costume. | Boca Raton PhotographerYou fell in love with the movie and the songs. Why not go one step further and play the part? See our The Greatest Showman-inspired Halloween costume session at Sugar Sand Park, and how Modern Boca Mom worked her magic on this do-it-yourself Anne Wheeler costume. | Boca Raton PhotographerYou fell in love with the movie and the songs. Why not go one step further and play the part? See our The Greatest Showman-inspired Halloween costume session at Sugar Sand Park, and how Modern Boca Mom worked her magic on this do-it-yourself Anne Wheeler costume. | Boca Raton PhotographerYou fell in love with the movie and the songs. Why not go one step further and play the part? See our The Greatest Showman-inspired Halloween costume session at Sugar Sand Park, and how Modern Boca Mom worked her magic on this do-it-yourself Anne Wheeler costume. | Boca Raton PhotographerYou fell in love with the movie and the songs. Why not go one step further and play the part? See our The Greatest Showman-inspired Halloween costume session at Sugar Sand Park, and how Modern Boca Mom worked her magic on this do-it-yourself Anne Wheeler costume. | Boca Raton PhotographerYou fell in love with the movie and the songs. Why not go one step further and play the part? See our The Greatest Showman-inspired Halloween costume session at Sugar Sand Park, and how Modern Boca Mom worked her magic on this do-it-yourself Anne Wheeler costume. | Boca Raton PhotographerYou fell in love with the movie and the songs. Why not go one step further and play the part? See our The Greatest Showman-inspired Halloween costume session at Sugar Sand Park, and how Modern Boca Mom worked her magic on this do-it-yourself Anne Wheeler costume. | Boca Raton PhotographerJust a boy and his friend, Mister Elephant.You fell in love with the movie and the songs. Why not go one step further and play the part? See our The Greatest Showman-inspired Halloween costume session at Sugar Sand Park, and how Modern Boca Mom worked her magic on this do-it-yourself Anne Wheeler costume. | Boca Raton PhotographerSidenote: the below pictures make Aden appear to be unsupervised; however, mom was hiding within arms reach. Children must be supervised on the carousel at all times.You fell in love with the movie and the songs. Why not go one step further and play the part? See our The Greatest Showman-inspired Halloween costume session at Sugar Sand Park, and how Modern Boca Mom worked her magic on this do-it-yourself Anne Wheeler costume. | Boca Raton Photographer You fell in love with the movie and the songs. Why not go one step further and play the part? See our The Greatest Showman-inspired Halloween costume session at Sugar Sand Park, and how Modern Boca Mom worked her magic on this do-it-yourself Anne Wheeler costume. | Boca Raton Photographer You fell in love with the movie and the songs. Why not go one step further and play the part? See our The Greatest Showman-inspired Halloween costume session at Sugar Sand Park, and how Modern Boca Mom worked her magic on this do-it-yourself Anne Wheeler costume. | Boca Raton PhotographerYou fell in love with the movie and the songs. Why not go one step further and play the part? See our The Greatest Showman-inspired Halloween costume session at Sugar Sand Park, and how Modern Boca Mom worked her magic on this do-it-yourself Anne Wheeler costume. | Boca Raton PhotographerYou fell in love with the movie and the songs. Why not go one step further and play the part? See our The Greatest Showman-inspired Halloween costume session at Sugar Sand Park, and how Modern Boca Mom worked her magic on this do-it-yourself Anne Wheeler costume. | Boca Raton PhotographerYou fell in love with the movie and the songs. Why not go one step further and play the part? See our The Greatest Showman-inspired Halloween costume session at Sugar Sand Park, and how Modern Boca Mom worked her magic on this do-it-yourself Anne Wheeler costume. | Boca Raton Photographer

Happy Halloween, my friends! 🎃


And what’s around the corner? The holidays🎄! It’s not too late to schedule your session for those lovely holiday cards. Reach out and let’s get it on our calendars!

Ashley and Eugene’s Jupiter Civic Center Wedding in Jupiter, Florida

Ashley and Eugene’s Jupiter Civic Center Wedding in Jupiter, Florida

Ashley and Eugene’s Jupiter Civic Center wedding in Jupiter, Florida perfectly represented who they are as people and as a couple. Being laid-back and low-key, they just wanted a chill party where everyone could celebrate their love with them. And this wedding was just that.

These two were married in private before planning their reception. Life blessed them with their baby girl so the party was put off for just a bit. But … finally …

Happy Wedding Day!

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Because Ashley and Eugene are already married and are also not big on tradition, they got ready together in the same room. And getting ready at the Jupiter Beach Resort couldn’t be more enjoyable with the view they had!

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Family Time!

Before the guests started to arrive, we needed to get the family photos out of the way. And what a beautiful family.

P.S. How gorgeous is that light coming in behind them?!Ashley and Eugene's Jupiter Civic Center wedding in Jupiter, Florida was perfection! Being such a laid-back, low-key couple, they just wanted a chill party where everyone could celebrate their love with them. And this wedding was just that. | Florida Wedding PhotographerAshley and Eugene's Jupiter Civic Center wedding in Jupiter, Florida was perfection! Being such a laid-back, low-key couple, they just wanted a chill party where everyone could celebrate their love with them. And this wedding was just that. | Florida Wedding PhotographerAshley and Eugene's Jupiter Civic Center wedding in Jupiter, Florida was perfection! Being such a laid-back, low-key couple, they just wanted a chill party where everyone could celebrate their love with them. And this wedding was just that. | Florida Wedding PhotographerWhat a beautiful couple and family they make!

(Still obsessing over the lighting, too 😂)Ashley and Eugene's Jupiter Civic Center wedding in Jupiter, Florida was perfection! Being such a laid-back, low-key couple, they just wanted a chill party where everyone could celebrate their love with them. And this wedding was just that. | Florida Wedding Photographer

Almost Party Time …

All of the decorations were designed, assembled, and made by the bride and her friends and family. They turned out beautiful!Ashley and Eugene's Jupiter Civic Center wedding in Jupiter, Florida was perfection! Being such a laid-back, low-key couple, they just wanted a chill party where everyone could celebrate their love with them. And this wedding was just that. | Florida Wedding PhotographerAshley and Eugene's Jupiter Civic Center wedding in Jupiter, Florida was perfection! Being such a laid-back, low-key couple, they just wanted a chill party where everyone could celebrate their love with them. And this wedding was just that. | Florida Wedding PhotographerMy mouth was watering as I took the below pictures. The smell of the cupcakes were oh-so-delicious and tempting!!!Ashley and Eugene's Jupiter Civic Center wedding in Jupiter, Florida was perfection! Being such a laid-back, low-key couple, they just wanted a chill party where everyone could celebrate their love with them. And this wedding was just that. | Florida Wedding PhotographerAshley and Eugene's Jupiter Civic Center wedding in Jupiter, Florida was perfection! Being such a laid-back, low-key couple, they just wanted a chill party where everyone could celebrate their love with them. And this wedding was just that. | Florida Wedding PhotographerThat rustic charm though 😍Ashley and Eugene's Jupiter Civic Center wedding in Jupiter, Florida was perfection! Being such a laid-back, low-key couple, they just wanted a chill party where everyone could celebrate their love with them. And this wedding was just that. | Florida Wedding PhotographerAshley and Eugene's Jupiter Civic Center wedding in Jupiter, Florida was perfection! Being such a laid-back, low-key couple, they just wanted a chill party where everyone could celebrate their love with them. And this wedding was just that. | Florida Wedding PhotographerAnd The Guests Have ArrivedAshley and Eugene's Jupiter Civic Center wedding in Jupiter, Florida was perfection! Being such a laid-back, low-key couple, they just wanted a chill party where everyone could celebrate their love with them. And this wedding was just that. | Florida Wedding PhotographerAshley and Eugene's Jupiter Civic Center wedding in Jupiter, Florida was perfection! Being such a laid-back, low-key couple, they just wanted a chill party where everyone could celebrate their love with them. And this wedding was just that. | Florida Wedding PhotographerAshley and Eugene's Jupiter Civic Center wedding in Jupiter, Florida was perfection! Being such a laid-back, low-key couple, they just wanted a chill party where everyone could celebrate their love with them. And this wedding was just that. | Florida Wedding PhotographerAshley and Eugene's Jupiter Civic Center wedding in Jupiter, Florida was perfection! Being such a laid-back, low-key couple, they just wanted a chill party where everyone could celebrate their love with them. And this wedding was just that. | Florida Wedding PhotographerFor those of you who don’t know, I love shoes, especially heels. And I couldn’t be more obsessed with Ashley’s wedding shoes. Badgley Mischka, you are amazing!Ashley and Eugene's Jupiter Civic Center wedding in Jupiter, Florida was perfection! Being such a laid-back, low-key couple, they just wanted a chill party where everyone could celebrate their love with them. And this wedding was just that. | Florida Wedding Photographer

True Love at Its Finest

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And boy, do they love to! What a party atmosphere! Between the awesome DJ, the bride and groom, and their guests, it was an epic party!

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And this wedding was just that. | Florida Wedding PhotographerAshley and Eugene's Jupiter Civic Center wedding in Jupiter, Florida was perfection! Being such a laid-back, low-key couple, they just wanted a chill party where everyone could celebrate their love with them. And this wedding was just that. | Florida Wedding PhotographerAshley and Eugene's Jupiter Civic Center wedding in Jupiter, Florida was perfection! Being such a laid-back, low-key couple, they just wanted a chill party where everyone could celebrate their love with them. And this wedding was just that. | Florida Wedding PhotographerAshley and Eugene's Jupiter Civic Center wedding in Jupiter, Florida was perfection! Being such a laid-back, low-key couple, they just wanted a chill party where everyone could celebrate their love with them. And this wedding was just that. | Florida Wedding PhotographerAshley and Eugene's Jupiter Civic Center wedding in Jupiter, Florida was perfection! 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Being such a laid-back, low-key couple, they just wanted a chill party where everyone could celebrate their love with them. And this wedding was just that. | Florida Wedding PhotographerAshley and Eugene's Jupiter Civic Center wedding in Jupiter, Florida was perfection! Being such a laid-back, low-key couple, they just wanted a chill party where everyone could celebrate their love with them. And this wedding was just that. | Florida Wedding PhotographerAshley and Eugene's Jupiter Civic Center wedding in Jupiter, Florida was perfection! Being such a laid-back, low-key couple, they just wanted a chill party where everyone could celebrate their love with them. And this wedding was just that. | Florida Wedding PhotographerAshley and Eugene's Jupiter Civic Center wedding in Jupiter, Florida was perfection! Being such a laid-back, low-key couple, they just wanted a chill party where everyone could celebrate their love with them. And this wedding was just that. | Florida Wedding PhotographerAshley and Eugene's Jupiter Civic Center wedding in Jupiter, Florida was perfection! Being such a laid-back, low-key couple, they just wanted a chill party where everyone could celebrate their love with them. And this wedding was just that. | Florida Wedding PhotographerYes, ladies and gentlemen, that is a man wearing a mustache suit. This guy changed three times, and this was by far the best!!! Ashley and Eugene's Jupiter Civic Center wedding in Jupiter, Florida was perfection! Being such a laid-back, low-key couple, they just wanted a chill party where everyone could celebrate their love with them. And this wedding was just that. | Florida Wedding PhotographerYou can’t end the night without that one song. The song that gets you. You know, the one that brings you all together and you belt out at the top of your lungs. Yeah, that one.

This is definitely my second most favorite part of the night. Who am I kidding? The whole night was just amazing!Ashley and Eugene's Jupiter Civic Center wedding in Jupiter, Florida was perfection! Being such a laid-back, low-key couple, they just wanted a chill party where everyone could celebrate their love with them. And this wedding was just that. | Florida Wedding Photographer

Congratulations, Ashley and Eugene. You are an amazing couple! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your day!

Wedding (Getting Ready) Venue: Jupiter Beach Resort ♥ Wedding Reception: Jupiter Civic Center ♥  Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka ♥ Catering Company: Joseph’s Market ♥ DJ and Photobooth: Full House Entertainment


Newly engaged? Let’s grab a cup of coffee or glass of wine and chat about your big day!

Kim and Allen’s Destination Engagement Session in West Palm Beach

A Destination Engagement Session in West Palm Beach

This destination engagement session in West Palm Beach is near and dear to my heart. Kim, the bride-to-be, is practically my sister. We met in the 7th grade while trying out for the track team, and have been best friends ever since. It’s been so long that I can’t even do the math any more 🤣

We were known as the girls who wouldn’t stop talking. Even during the track tryouts, the coach had to repeatedly tell us to focus on running, not talking. Classes were always interesting because we had each other. And we both did better in school because we competed with everything! Who had the better grades, the better test scores, the higher G.P.A.?

Watching her grow into this beautiful person, most caring 3rd grade teacher, and maintain the personality I have always loved, has been such an honor. And now I get to see her marry the man of her dreams!

Love Story

Because who doesn’t love a good love story?!

Kim was an anti-dater. Yes, you read that correct. She put off dating for years and years and years. Her work schedule was insane and when she wasn’t teaching, or going to school to further her education, she was being my fellow crazy, cat lady. Dating took too much time and too much work. She was already working (and studying) practically 20 hours a day. Who has time for anything else?

When Allen first met Kim, he was instantly hooked. But he couldn’t persuade her to go on a date. She thought when he asked her out that it was a joke.

Years went by. I believe three to be exact. Kim was still stuck in her crazy schedule and Allen had been dating someone else. However, as fate would have it, and thanks to Allen’s persistence (and many trips to her school to “visit a friend”), their paths crossed yet again, and Kim finally agreed to go on a date with him.

They’ve been in love and together ever since.

West Palm Beach

So, based on the above, you’ve probably figured out what these Virginians are doing down here in sunny Florida. Yup! To visit little, ol’ me. And for a tropical destination engagement session in West Palm Beach, of course!

Kim had viewed pictures of Worth Avenue and fell in love. **Allen, on the other hand, would have preferred to skip the session altogether and just wakeboard 😂 Not that those pictures wouldn’t have been epic, but those will have to wait for another day.**

After spending the afternoon with my girl, Fiorella, Kim was dolled up and ready to go! And what a fun session!

I love how the pictures really represent their personalities and relationship. Goofy, light-hearted, fun, and full of kisses … we wouldn’t have had it any other way!

Kim and Allen reside in Virginia but love to travel, so it only made sense that not only is their wedding in a tropical paradise (Dominican Republic), but they also wanted to have a destination engagement session in West Palm Beach.Kim and Allen reside in Virginia but love to travel, so it only made sense that not only is their wedding in a tropical paradise (Dominican Republic), but they also wanted to have a destination engagement session in West Palm Beach.Kim and Allen reside in Virginia but love to travel, so it only made sense that not only is their wedding in a tropical paradise (Dominican Republic), but they also wanted to have a destination engagement session in West Palm Beach.Kim and Allen reside in Virginia but love to travel, so it only made sense that not only is their wedding in a tropical paradise (Dominican Republic), but they also wanted to have a destination engagement session in West Palm Beach.Kim and Allen reside in Virginia but love to travel, so it only made sense that not only is their wedding in a tropical paradise (Dominican Republic), but they also wanted to have a destination engagement session in West Palm Beach.Kim and Allen reside in Virginia but love to travel, so it only made sense that not only is their wedding in a tropical paradise (Dominican Republic), but they also wanted to have a destination engagement session in West Palm Beach.Kim and Allen reside in Virginia but love to travel, so it only made sense that not only is their wedding in a tropical paradise (Dominican Republic), but they also wanted to have a destination engagement session in West Palm Beach.Kim and Allen reside in Virginia but love to travel, so it only made sense that not only is their wedding in a tropical paradise (Dominican Republic), but they also wanted to have a destination engagement session in West Palm Beach.Kim and Allen reside in Virginia but love to travel, so it only made sense that not only is their wedding in a tropical paradise (Dominican Republic), but they also wanted to have a destination engagement session in West Palm Beach.Kim and Allen reside in Virginia but love to travel, so it only made sense that not only is their wedding in a tropical paradise (Dominican Republic), but they also wanted to have a destination engagement session in West Palm Beach.Kim and Allen reside in Virginia but love to travel, so it only made sense that not only is their wedding in a tropical paradise (Dominican Republic), but they also wanted to have a destination engagement session in West Palm Beach.Kim and Allen reside in Virginia but love to travel, so it only made sense that not only is their wedding in a tropical paradise (Dominican Republic), but they also wanted to have a destination engagement session in West Palm Beach.Kim and Allen reside in Virginia but love to travel, so it only made sense that not only is their wedding in a tropical paradise (Dominican Republic), but they also wanted to have a destination engagement session in West Palm Beach.Kim and Allen reside in Virginia but love to travel, so it only made sense that not only is their wedding in a tropical paradise (Dominican Republic), but they also wanted to have a destination engagement session in West Palm Beach.Kim and Allen reside in Virginia but love to travel, so it only made sense that not only is their wedding in a tropical paradise (Dominican Republic), but they also wanted to have a destination engagement session in West Palm Beach.Kim and Allen reside in Virginia but love to travel, so it only made sense that not only is their wedding in a tropical paradise (Dominican Republic), but they also wanted to have a destination engagement session in West Palm Beach.Kim and Allen reside in Virginia but love to travel, so it only made sense that not only is their wedding in a tropical paradise (Dominican Republic), but they also wanted to have a destination engagement session in West Palm Beach.Kim and Allen reside in Virginia but love to travel, so it only made sense that not only is their wedding in a tropical paradise (Dominican Republic), but they also wanted to have a destination engagement session in West Palm Beach.Kim and Allen reside in Virginia but love to travel, so it only made sense that not only is their wedding in a tropical paradise (Dominican Republic), but they also wanted to have a destination engagement session in West Palm Beach.Kim and Allen reside in Virginia but love to travel, so it only made sense that not only is their wedding in a tropical paradise (Dominican Republic), but they also wanted to have a destination engagement session in West Palm Beach.

Engaged and want to share your love through photos? Let me help: contact me today and let’s discuss your vision!

 

 

Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer

Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer

Wedding planning is overwhelming, confusing, and stressful. I was a bride myself, and when I started planning my wedding, I had already been in the industry for over seven years. That still didn’t prepare me for everything that a wedding entails. Now, I can’t plan your wedding (but feel free to reach out because I know some bomb wedding planners who can); however, I have put together a list of questions to ask your wedding photographer. These questions will help you decide whether these photographers are a good fit for you and your wedding.

Side note: There are hundreds of questions to ask your wedding photographer. Looking at other articles, there are so many questions that I believe it is overwhelming (I’m saying ‘overwhelming’ a lot, but let’s be honest here, wedding planning can and normally is!) and intimidating. Not to mention, some of them are unnecessary.

 Wedding planning is overwhelming, confusing, and stressful. I was a bride myself, and when I started planning my wedding, I had already been in the industry for over seven years. That still didn't prepare me for everything that a wedding entails. Now, I can't plan your wedding ; however, I have put together a list of questions to ask your wedding photographer. These questions will help you decide whether these photographers are a good fit for you and your wedding.

Where to Begin

You’ve done your research. Instagram, Facebook, WeddingWire, The Knot, Pinterest … all have been studied. You’ve seen photos and photographers who you absolutely love. Ideas and details that have stood out, screamed out to you, and were totally speaking your language. Now what?!

Wedding planning is overwhelming, confusing, and stressful. I was a bride myself, and when I started planning my wedding, I had already been in the industry for over seven years. That still didn't prepare me for everything that a wedding entails. Now, I can't plan your wedding ; however, I have put together a list of questions to ask your wedding photographer. These questions will help you decide whether these photographers are a good fit for you and your wedding.

Well, first you need to know what you’re looking for. Ask yourself these questions:

  • What is more important to you: quality or quantity? Do you want amazing photos and are willing to spend some money? Or do you need to stay on a strict budget and are willing to sacrifice quality work for less quality? We all understand! Weddings are EXPENSIVE! So making a priority list is key. Where do you want to spend your money?

 

  • What is your budget for photography? And is it flexible?

 

 

  • What is your ideal wedding photography package? Does it includes prints, canvases, albums, just the digital negatives? Do you want an online gallery that you can share with your guests? How many hours of coverage do you need? How many locations will you want your photographer to visit? Some of these questions your photographer can help you with, as well.

 Wedding planning is overwhelming, confusing, and stressful. I was a bride myself, and when I started planning my wedding, I had already been in the industry for over seven years. That still didn't prepare me for everything that a wedding entails. Now, I can't plan your wedding ; however, I have put together a list of questions to ask your wedding photographer. These questions will help you decide whether these photographers are a good fit for you and your wedding.

Yay! Let’s Connect!

Congratulations! You’ve got your budget, priority list, wants and needs, and you’ve got your list of favorite photographers. It’s time to reach out! Whether you connect by phone, email, or go straight to scheduling a meeting, make sure you ask these preliminary questions. Some seem so “duh,” but a lot of times, those are the ones that are forgotten. The more detailed your inquiry, the better.

  • “Are you available on my wedding date?” Giving your wedding date is KEY! We need to know when you’re getting married so we can check our availability and make sure we’re free to celebrate with you!

 

  • “Do you have standard packages or are they personalized? If personalized, I would love to include …” And be specific! Give us your budget and your dream package, and let’s work together to see what we can come up with.

 

  • “What wedding photography experience do you have?” I have worked hard to get to where I am so I personally love this question. But the truth is, you want to know what kind of experience your wedding photographer has. How many weddings have they shot? Do they have an education in photography? Did they mentor under another photographer or second shoot for others? It’s crucial to know what experience your photographer has under their belt in order to gauge their quality and pricing.

 

  • IMPORTANT: ask to explore a FULL wedding gallery, from start to finish. We only put the best of the best on our sites … the work we personally love. You, our brides and grooms, should have access to a full wedding day gallery. This will allow you to see what that photographer is going to do for you. From getting ready shots, ceremony, and formal family photos to cocktail hour and reception. Is this how you want your wedding day to flow? And does it seem like the photographer knows how to work in different lighting situations (whether it’s the dark indoors, tons of bright and natural light, it’s pouring down rain, etc.)? I can’t stress this request enough.

 Wedding planning is overwhelming, confusing, and stressful. I was a bride myself, and when I started planning my wedding, I had already been in the industry for over seven years. That still didn't prepare me for everything that a wedding entails. Now, I can't plan your wedding ; however, I have put together a list of questions to ask your wedding photographer. These questions will help you decide whether these photographers are a good fit for you and your wedding.

  • “What is your retouching and editing process?” This is an important question simply because you want to know if your images will be edited in any way. It’s not common for a photographer to give you untouched, unedited, raw images but it’s not unheard of. Confirm that your images will be reviewed under a professional eye. This may mean the photos are color-corrected, cropped, and the contrast and saturation levels may be adjusted. Some photographers do a lot more editing than others. For example, I love my images to look more natural, so I may adjust some settings, like adding some contrast and bump up the colors a tad. But, for the most part, I mostly just focus on making sure the colors are normal, your skin looks like your skin (not purple or blue), and that the photo, overall, looks beautiful and frame-worthy. On the other hand, some photographers retouch every image, changing the sky to look more dramatic, making the blues look more blue, retouching your skin to make it look flawless (even when it already is). So when you ask this question, know in your mind what you’re looking for. Do you want drama and more cinematic-looking images? More natural? Or something in-between?

 

  • “This package says I get 300 images. Do I get to pick those 300 or do you choose them? And is that the final number?” This is such a common question and one that both of my best friends have asked me when I was trying to help them pick their wedding photographer. Ask! Don’t be shy! A lot of photographers, like myself, promise 300 images but often deliver more. When I go through the wedding pictures, I only keep the good ones. By good ones, I mean, are everyone’s         eyes open? Is anyone stuffing their mouths or in unflattering poses? Do I like the lighting or is there a similar picture that’s better? Are there too many duplicates of a similar picture? If I love 500 images, my couples will get all 500 images. I don’t necessarily stick with the number in their contract but I never go below the number I promised them. And I don’t want to stress my couples out. Going through 500+ images is daunting and (here’s the word again) overwhelming. Then having to pick out your 300 favorites?! Talk about stressful! So, I like to decrease that stress and just give them the 500 because I love them and I know they will, too. This results in my couples being happy, not having to rush and pick their favorites, and they can take their time going through their photos at their own pace.

 

  • Retainer! You’re investing a lot in your wedding so ask about the retainer. How much is the retainer to secure your wedding date? And, God forbid, what is the policy if he or she is unable to photograph your wedding? I know, we don’t want to think about that. As if you didn’t have enough to stress about! BUT, your photographer should have a good backup plan if he or she has an emergency and that should ease your nerves. For me, I have other professional photographers who would be able to step in for me if I happen to pass away suddenly (because, truth is, that’s the only way I will miss your wedding)!

 

  • “How long before I see my wedding pictures?” You’re excited! You can’t wait to see the photos! So why not ask the question? I know as a bride, I wasn’t about to wait a year to see my photos. Every photographer is different, but on average, I would say that you should see your wedding gallery within one to three months. My couples usually see theirs within four weeks. That being said, please keep in mind that it takes time for us to review your images, edit and process them, and we don’t want to rush the process. We want to give you the best, as much as you want to see the best.

Wedding planning is overwhelming, confusing, and stressful. I was a bride myself, and when I started planning my wedding, I had already been in the industry for over seven years. That still didn't prepare me for everything that a wedding entails. Now, I can't plan your wedding ; however, I have put together a list of questions to ask your wedding photographer. These questions will help you decide whether these photographers are a good fit for you and your wedding.

Get Personal!

You are celebrating your wedding day with this person. Get personal. Make sure your wedding photographer is a good fit for you and your fiance. Ask personal questions and just get to know each other.

The above are professional questions to ask your wedding photographer but don’t feel that you can’t ask more personal ones. I love getting to know my couples … their hobbies, likes and dislikes, favorite movies, etc. The more you are vibing and are comfortable with your photographer, the more at ease you’ll be on your wedding day.

Wedding planning is overwhelming, confusing, and stressful. I was a bride myself, and when I started planning my wedding, I had already been in the industry for over seven years. That still didn't prepare me for everything that a wedding entails. Now, I can't plan your wedding ; however, I have put together a list of questions to ask your wedding photographer. These questions will help you decide whether these photographers are a good fit for you and your wedding.


 

If you’re interested in getting to know me better and booking my wedding services, please reach out! I’d love to grab a cup of coffee, tea, or wine with you!