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One month ago, we had our toes in the sand as we celebrated the beautiful Turks and Caicos destination wedding of Meagan & Steven! We always love the intimacy of destination weddings, as the guests are usually the closest friends and family of the couple. After spending a few days with everyone, we always feel like we are part of the family, too!

Since family is so important to Meagan & Steven, they found several ways to honor the memory of their fathers and include them in the wedding. It was so touching! Even thinking about it now makes me want to cry. That’s what makes this couple so special. The love they feel for each other and for their family is so strong that it spreads love to everyone around them.

After a beautiful ceremony, everyone enjoyed dinner with a view of the ocean as the sun set on the horizon. The sky was a stunning illumination of color changing from a soft purple and gray haze to a blazing yellow and orange to a bold blue. Throughout dinner, there were speeches and conversations among the tables. The intimate setting of dinner was replaced by dancing the night away at the reception. Everyone had a great time, but most of all you could see that Meagan & Steven took a few moments to hold each other close and stand back and watch, forever framing that special day in their minds.

Despite the very busy day, Meagan & Steven agreed to some quiet moments around the resort before retiring to the honeymoon suite. As much as they adore their family and friends, you can tell that they also treasure their quiet moments together. We couldn’t have asked for a better couple or a more beautiful wedding to end our photography career on, and we look forward to watching Meagan & Steven’s love (and family) continue to grow! Congratulations to you both! :)

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We just got back from a fabulous weekend with Meagan & Steven for their destination wedding at Beaches Turks and Caicos! What a gorgeous place to say “I Do!” As I sort through hundreds of photos, I wanted to share just a few sneak peeks from their wedding! It was hard to choose (and even after writing this I still added ANOTHER one). There’s a lot more to come, but I hope you enjoy this little preview! Congrats Meagan & Steven!

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In September, we traveled to New York for Carolyn & Cristofer’s beautiful wedding at the Surf Club on the Sound in New Rochelle. It was such a heartfelt day with laughter and happy tears. Our exquisite bride Carolyn did two first looks. First, she shared a first look with her father at the top of a grand staircase, presenting him with a sweet handkerchief to say how much he means to her. Then she walked down the staircase to see the other man who means the most in her life, her very-soon-to-be husband Cris.

Friends and family gathered outside to witness Carolyn & Cris saying “I do” with a breathtaking view of the sound behind them. They were so excited that the day was finally here that they couldn’t quite get the words out. There were a couple moments that caused them both to stop and just laugh. I love when a wedding doesn’t stick to the script and has candid moments like this. These are some of my favorite images from their ceremony.

That evening, everyone enjoyed a gorgeous reception with tons of dancing! I think it’s safe to say everyone had a great time, and these two deserved to have such a beautiful wedding to begin their lives together! Congratulations Carolyn & Cris!

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I don’t know if it gets much more beautiful than this! We traveled literally from coast to coast to document Carolyn & Cristofer’s beautiful wedding at the Surf Club on the Sound in New Rochelle, NY. It was such a gorgeous setting for their wedding, and even though it wasn’t a small wedding it still felt very intimate. They both come from large families, and it really felt like two families joining as one. That’s what a wedding should be! No detail was overlooked, and it all came together beautifully! But the most beautiful of all were the bride and groom. I mean… could they be any cuter? They are so great together, and you can see how happy they are to be husband and wife at last! It was hard to choose photos for the sneak peek, so I hope you don’t mind that I have more than usual! More coming soon!

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It’s hard to believe that a month ago we were hanging out with Meagan & Steven for their engagement photos in Washington DC, enjoying the beautiful cherry blossoms around the District! It was pretty much a perfect weekend with sunny skies, warm weather and the peak of cherry blossom season! They also brought along their little loves Lola and Dodge, who help complete their sweet little family! We can’t wait for their destination wedding later this year, and we’re so glad that we got a chance to meet up with them before the big day! Aren’t they so adorable together?!

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We had a blast last weekend enjoying the beautiful Cherry Blossom Festival, but the highlight of our trip was meeting up with Meagan & Steven and their sweet pups Lola and Dodge for their engagement photos in Washington DC! There was an abundance of blossoms and cuteness going on! Here’s a little preview!

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Earlier this month, Brianna & Donnie’s beautiful wedding at the Jacksonville Golf and Country Club was featured in the “I Do, I Do” section of the Florida Times-Union! Their fun and quirky Zelda-themed wedding caught the attention of the writer of the column, and it certainly was one of the cutest themes we’ve ever seen at a wedding! Congrats again to Brianna & Donnie!

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!! I had to share one of my favorite sessions on happy-heart-super-duper-love-day – Crystal and Carl’s engagement photos in Cocoa Beach! Sure, I may be biased because it’s my best friend with the love of his life, but I just think that these two are a perfect example of what “happy and in love” looks like! I hope they inspire you to laugh with your sweetheart on this special holiday celebrating L-O-V-E!

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Now that Stephanie & Erik have returned from their amazing honeymoon in London and Paris, I am so excited to share their beautiful wedding at The Addison in Boca Raton! This was our first wedding of the 2014 season, and what a beautiful way to start the year! My nickname for Stephanie is Sparkle, and I think you’ll see why! Not only are there some fabulous bling details at this wedding, but their intimate evening candlelight ceremony was so romantic and moving! And then there is the reception, with more sparkles and pink pretties all around! Such a beautiful fairytale wedding! I had a wonderful time celebrating with them at this stunning south Florida wedding! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Sparkle!


Venue | The Addison Boca Raton
Makeup/Hair | Jordan
Airbrush Tanning | Perfect Glow Mobile Airbrush Tanning
Ceremony Music | The Elegant Harp
Cake Designer | Johnson’s Custom Cakes
Floral Designer | Orange Blossoms Florals
DJ | Doubleshot Entertainment
Lighting Design | Effects Lights and Sound, Inc.

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I am super excited about this blog post because these two are very near and dear to my heart! Carl is my bestest friend, and after more than 20 years of friendship he’s more like family to me. So when he (finally lol) proposed to his girlfriend Crystal over the holidays, I couldn’t have been happier! I was so excited to get to see them on my recent trip to Florida, and we took a drive out to nearby Cocoa Beach for their engagement photos! Engagement photos! Not just a portrait session this time!! It makes me so excited to say that!

Congratulations Carl & Crystal! So happy for you both and we can’t wait for the wedding!!

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