Posts Tagged ‘sunset’

you make me smile. | Engagement Photography | Tallahassee, FL

July 21st, 2014

We met Michelle and Charlie as the sun was going down on an ever-so-hot summer evening in July. This couple is very special to us, as they are officially the first couple that neither Jacqueline nor myself knew either the bride or the groom before this session. Before this historic landmark in our company’s brief […]

 

We met Michelle and Charlie as the sun was going down on an ever-so-hot summer evening in July. This couple is very special to us, as they are officially the first couple that neither Jacqueline nor myself knew either the bride or the groom before this session. Before this historic landmark in our company’s brief history we have had at least a friend-of-a-friend introduction. As we love getting to know our sweet couples, we asked how these two met. Michelle replied, “We walked down the aisle together at a mutual friends’ wedding.” Jacqueline and I stole a look at one another, relaying with our eyes the mutual agreement of this romantic and truly charming introduction.

The idea for the session was to walk around downtown Tallahassee and stop here and there as we went, to capture a unique and contemporary feel for this lovely engagement session. The result is full of color and textures and such unique locations. Of course, this pales in comparison to love and endearment we see between Michelle and Charlie. I love how Charlie makes Michelle smile. In almost every image you can see this sweet smile—not only on her lips, but in her eyes as well.

As we are walking along, Michelle casually states that she may have an idea for a location, one that she had not previously relayed to us. As we waited with anxious ears, she continues, “I work at the capitol and we could use the 22nd floor if you would like.” We tried to contain our excitement, but I still think a squeal might have escaped my lips. We couldn’t believe the amazing views the tippy top of the capitol building held.

Both Michelle and Charlie graduated from FAMU–Florida A&M University. We had talked about including the campus somehow in their images but the locations didn’t fit with the style they had wanted. BUT we love how this turned out. These two high above and their alma mater far below. It could not have been more perfect.

The day was soon approaching it’s spectacular finale as we completed our circle of downtown. We absolutely adore the sweet and lovely Michelle and Charlie. We will be bringing you more amazing pictures soon…as we will be capturing their wedding day as well! Eeepp!
Thank you both so much for allowing us to photograph these amazing moments. We are truly blessed and honored.

You can see even more images of this darling couple here.

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Haro Wedding | Hillsboro Lighthouse | South Florida Wedding Photography

May 12th, 2014

All little girls grow up dreaming of their wedding day. Some more than others, but still the same, you have an idea or two before you ever get the proposal. Living in Florida the dream day is usually imagined with blue waters, white sand, a crisp sky, a colorful sunset and the picture perfect moment. […]

 

All little girls grow up dreaming of their wedding day. Some more than others, but still the same, you have an idea or two before you ever get the proposal. Living in Florida the dream day is usually imagined with blue waters, white sand, a crisp sky, a colorful sunset and the picture perfect moment. The Haro wedding checked all the boxes and then some. Mother Nature dealt us quite the hand this beautiful Saturday… except maybe the wind.

We could have done with a little less hurricane-force gusts that day, although when you are looking through the following images you will have no idea that we were battling it. The wind is definitely something most people do not think about when planning any sort of outdoor event. It sneaks up on you the moment of the big day and suddenly you are concerned about this particular force that you hadn’t even known was charted on your weather app. But I digress.

We arrived on the shores of Hillsboro beach, at the very point where there sits a lighthouse. Lighthouses are particular meaningful to Lisa and Kenny as they promised they would wed each other in front of one. <3 As our groom is a member of the United States Coast Guard, the house guarding the coastal shores also serves as a protecting beacon and symbol. We would like to take a small moment and thank both Kenny and Lisa; Kenny, thank you for serving our country and for the personal sacrifices you make to keep us all safe.


This very special day was filled with so many smiles, so much color, and many, many cheers. As we gazed back at this absolutely perfect day for Lisa and Kenny we both couldn’t help but smile to ourselves. These two are so in love and so perfect for each other. They truly are meant to share their lives together.

Happy Wedding Day Lisa and Kenny! Enjoy!

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Remotti Wedding | Casa Marina: a Waldorf Astoria Resort | Key West, FL

June 3rd, 2013

It seems the modern bride wants to capture the ever romantic sunset ceremony for her wedding day. And why not? The background shimmers in magnificent colors, blending with the white sand. The music is a soft hum of waves petting the shore. A breathtaking, soul soothing ground on which to intertwine two lives. Add Key […]

 

It seems the modern bride wants to capture the ever romantic sunset ceremony for her wedding day. And why not? The background shimmers in magnificent colors, blending with the white sand. The music is a soft hum of waves petting the shore. A breathtaking, soul soothing ground on which to intertwine two lives. Add Key West to that mixture and you have Giovanni and Liz’s incredible wedding.

The Casa Marina sits behind the busy Duval street, tucked neatly next to the shoreline. It boasts deep wood tones and white walls and enough windows so you never loose sight of the blue water. Simple, understated (but in a good way) and glamour only a Waldorf could pull off.

Yes. Those are TOMS wedding shoes.

The handsome Giovanni as he dons his wedding day attire. Quiet, and oh so fond of his Liz, Gio, gracefully puts on his vest and jacket. His eyes escape the room and travel to the very spot that he will be meeting his bride shortly.

Meanwhile, in the bride’s chambers, utter chaos and beautification has fully commenced. Liz compliments Gio perfectly, as she brings such an amazing energy to every person and place she encounters.

Beautiful Bride.

Liz and Giovanni were open to a first look, as they would be seeing each other before the ceremony. We found a quiet area, towards the back of Casa Marina, and fell in love with the architecture. It served as the perfect backdrop to the beautiful and emotional moment of seeing your love for the first time.

There are simply no words for this image. The thoughts that must be running through his mind are to personal and beautiful to pen to paper.

He turns and wants nothing but for her to be in his arms.

As we promised, a perfect setting for the perfect beach wedding. Slight shade for the guests, and an affluence of beautiful stimuli…oh and a violinist. Can it get more perfect?

A tender moment between father and son, shortly before the ceremony begins.

The bride chose to have both her father and step-father walk her down the aisle. There were no attendants, no bridal party. Simple. Bride and Groom.

An emotional response as they gaze at each other once again, in the last moment they will be single. From hence forth they shall follow a religious ceremony to bind them as husband and wife.

Father of the Groom hands his son the wedding bands.

You may kiss the bride.

All the guests gather for champagne and chatter as soon as the ceremony ends. The signing of the marriage license and many congraulatory hugs and kisses are in order.

The creative session was spent along the shore. The neighboring resort held a gorgeous pier over the water’s edge. Liz simply had to have a few images taken there! Once we saw the amazing structure we of course agreed readily. We then trickled down to the sandy shore where there was a beautiful tree providing much needed shade.

The classic shot in front of the Casa Marina.

Mr. and Mrs. were welcomed into their reception with a standing crowd of close friends and family. There was only one dance that night, a sweet tune translating all the wonderful characteristics of Giovanni and Liz’s relationship. They smiled and laughed amongst each other, and the end of the music met with an unexpected dip. :) The rest of the evening was one of pure enjoyment and celebration. The dance floor was never empty and the room was filled to the brim with smiles.

As Giovanni is quite the musician, he had to finish the night with his guitar in hand, his band playing with him, and his bride rocking beside him.

Of course, this did not stop us from stealing the couple for one last shot outside the Casa Marina. The darkness and the lights changed the look of the beautiful resort. We wanted to capture their last dance in this quiet, gorgeous place. Thank you Giovanni and Liz, we had a grand adventure with you both and cannot wait til the next one!

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“etude of the sun”

May 12th, 2010

I’ve recently become enamored by the light [or lack thereof] emitted during sunsets. Its illustrious shadows tiptoeing and sliding away like dancing apparitions upon every item they caress. And while these dark shapes are only half of what makes photographing sunsets intriguing, the whimsy thus materializes in their mirror image. The eruption of hues displayed […]

 


I’ve recently become enamored by the light [or lack thereof] emitted during sunsets. Its illustrious shadows tiptoeing and sliding away like dancing apparitions upon every item they caress. And while these dark shapes are only half of what makes photographing sunsets intriguing, the whimsy thus materializes in their mirror image. The eruption of hues displayed from the spectrum of colors are distinctive, a work of art so delicious you could imagine was finger painted with tubs of sorbet. Images come to life in light of day’s end.

It inevitably vanishes but I continue to wait for the hour when I can gather my gear and pursue this beautiful phenomenon. I’ve become entranced, my heart slows to a steady rhythmic tempo and my finger relaxes over the shutter as I share in the marvel of nature. It is captivating and exhilarating to witness the blazing glow of the sun as it lays itself to sleep below the horizon, while we here on Earth continue to rotate and life awaits a new dawn.

Pondering, stewing in thoughts of visual renderings time and again contemplating how best to capture the object of my attention under such circumstances, I’m affixed. The sinking sun will whisk away the occurrences of the day and in its grasp we release the ecstasy and melancholy to begin anew.

Suddenly darkness creeps in and around me, an all-encompassing veil with its promises of the magic that a new evening brings. Yet, those lovely ideas of rendering creativity through this intense composition allow me to rest soothingly. For the summer sun will continue to blaze and restore the sky with another piece of fine art for me to capture.

Adieu, soleil.