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Aloha, Maui!

Jim and Ashley took us on a tropical adventure during their gorgeous wedding week in Maui, Hawaii.  The beginning of our expedition found us trekking through the Road to Hana. Stocked up with snacks, beers and sunscreen, we hopped into a convertible Mustang and soaked in the sights on our way to photograph their engagement session at the Twin Falls. No amount of mosquitoes and cold mountain water could stop us from getting the perfect pictures, and Ashley and Jim did a wonderful job at being our models for the day!

The day of the wedding was picture perfect. The bridal party was donned in their pineapple “Aloha Beaches” tank tops. Getting Ashley ready was a group effort, all the girls helped her into her Morilee Bridal gown. While in a nearby room the groomsmen relaxed with beers and BigAl’ the Giant Inflatable Alligator. The bride and groom had a super adorable first look which was followed by a sunset ceremony on the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa lawn in Kaanapali. The pineapple theme was fun and bright, the reception was a blast, and I won’t ever forget those hilarious and touching speeches.

“Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind- or forgotten.”
Mahalo to the newly weds and their family and friends. We honestly felt like we were indeed part of your family. It was so lovely to meet all of Ashley and Jim’s loved ones!

We are so excited to show everyone a sneak peak of Chris and Jen’s wedding this past weekend. Julie was flown out to Tallahassee, Florida to photograph their big day. The bridal party gathered at Lichgate on High Road to get ready in the English Tudor-style cottage. The girls sipped on mimosas, while the guys brandished weapons given to them as groomsmen gifts. The ceremony under the live oak tree was stunning and magical. They tied the knot with a handfasting, symbolically binding them together in their declaration of unity. Afterwards, the reception was held at the University Center Club at FSU.

This wedding was especially emotional and heartwarming to me because I have known Jen since we were in our high school band together. It was wonderful to see you and your family again, meet your new wonderful husband, your awesome friends and your new family. It was such a delight to photograph you all and to be there for your very special day.  I am so very happy for the both of you. Congratulations, and may your future years together be a-mei-zing! 😉

Wow! How time flies. I’ve known Laura for years now, actually. We first met when I photographed the Bat Mitzvah of her sister Julie Berke and I was ecstatic when they approached us about shooting her wedding.

We started off with some shots of Ari and Laura getting ready at the Waterstone Resort in Boca Raton. From there, we met up at Temple B’nai Torah for their ceremony and party.

Leeor Rozner from LR Entertainment was in charge of keeping the guests on the dance floor and he did an awesome job. I got to work with Andrew the videographer from 5801 Productions for the first time and it was a pleasure working with him. Make sure to check them out! All the decor and flowers were put together by Thomas Clarke. The bride’s makeup was done by Kiss This Makeup

What a great 4th of July weekend! Julie and I were in St. Augustine, FL  photographing an amazing destination wedding. We have actually known Ben and Amabel for quite a while and we were so excited to photograph their fantastic day. Long ago I photographed Ben’s sister’s wedding and that’s how Ben first met me. He then referred me to his now brother in law who had us photograph his wedding in Eleuthera (click here to see that one). That’s three weddings so far! Julie and I feel like we’re part of their family. 🙂

The day started at the Casa Monica Hotel where we photographed both Ben and Amabel as they got ready for their big day. Their ceremony took place at the beautiful Memorial Presbyterian Church and was led by Reverand Amy Lehr Camp. After the ceremony they hopped on their carriage and were taken back to the Casa Monica Hotel for their fun and emotional party. It was definitely a fun night!

Lindsay Ohlin from Costal Celebrations kept everything going perfectly smooth and she was awesome to work with. I truly recommend her to anyone who’s having an event in the St. Augustine area.

I hope everyone enjoys the photos!