On Sunday, March 12th, 2017, Andrew and I had the pleasure of capturing Kirsten and Joseph’s elegant Worth Avenue engagement shoot. We began our session in the Westward part of Worth Avenue and ended our session at the Palm Beach Clock Tower.
Kirsten and Joseph, it was truly our pleasure capturing your engagement photos! Andrew and I are so excited to be a part of your wedding day in November!
First, we started one street over from Worth Avenue where there is a gorgeous building with amazing detail! Kirsten, you are STUNNING!!Then a few shots in front of the Saks Fifth Avenue ivy wall. Afterward, we captured one of my favorite sets from their engagement session! The following photo isn’t generally a style I dabble in often, but this day I was feeling something different. I ended up being pretty happy with the result.
Then we captured a few classic photos with the iconic Palm Beach Clock Tower.
Details about this elegant Worth Avenue engagement:
On Sunday, February 12th, Andrew and I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with Alana and Dave capturing their Worth Avenue engagement photos. We enjoyed the breezy afternoon strolling the street getting to know them and chatting about their wedding! They will be tying the knot on April 21st, 2017 at the Addison in Boca Raton, Florida. Andrew and I are so excited to document their big day!
First, we started with some classic portraits under the dreamy archways of Worth Avenue. Then we captured some more romantic and lifestyle portraits in some of my favorite spots on the Island. Then it was time for some ring shots!
The watch in the photo below was a sweet gift from Alana to Dave. After capturing a few photos of her engagement ring Alana told me that the second ring she was wearing was given to her by Dave’s mother as an engagement gift! How sweet is that!? We had some fun capturing ring shots! The classic photo under the Palm Beach Clock Tower! One of my favorites from their session!
The details that brought these Worth Avenue engagement photos together:
On Friday, April 1st, I had the pleasure of capturing the joyful Mallare family in Palm Beach, Florida. It was a beautiful day; a cool breeze, fluffy clouds, and a stunning ocean view. It was the perfect backdrop for this lifestyle family photo shoot. They even brought their adorable pup, Jeter! Hope you enjoy this Palm Beach family portrait session!
On Saturday, August 2nd 2015, I had the incredible honor of photographing Marlene and Alexx as they renewed their vows in an intimate ceremony at the Clock Tower on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Florida. We began the day with a sweet first look in one of my favorite parts of Worth Avenue. Then we snapped a few sweet portraits before the ceremony began. The weather was stormy but cleared up just in time for the ceremony to start! There were so many tender and sweet moments during this day and I’m excited to share on the blog today!
Congratulations Marlene and Alexx! It was such an honor to document your day!
If there is one thing I love it’s capturing gorgeous families while enjoying their vacation! Capturing family memories is such an honor to me because these are the moments my clients will look back on and the photos I capture will become precious, tangible memories they will hold onto for many years to come.
These past few years I have noticed vacation photos are becoming more and more popular! Last year alone we captured over a half a dozen family vacation sessions! This year we are hoping to exceed last year and we are off to a great start!
On January 20th, 2018, we had the honor of capturing these family vacation portraits in Palm Beach, Florida. This was our first session of the year! It was a very cloudy and windy day but the lighting was gorgeous! Early that day there was a Trump protest but by the afternoon there was hardly anyone on the beach!
It was such a pleasure working with this sweet family! We hope they enjoy their family portraits for many years to come!
The details that brought these Family Vacation Portraits in Palm Beach:
He got down on one knee and popped the big question at the Breakers in Palm Beach the day before their engagement shoot. They were still on cloud 9 and beaming with joy. Her dream was to be proposed to in Palm Beach–a place she often visited with her family. Although she had her suspicions when the question was asked, it came as a wonderful surprise. She had the man of her dreams, a gorgeous ring on her finger and had packed her favorite Lilly Pulitzer dress! She was ready for her next surprise!
Stephanie’s parents contacted us a few weeks prior to their trip to Palm Beach from Chicago. They told me the plan and how they wanted to surprise Stephanie with her dream engagement shoot in Palm Beach the day after the proposal!
Stephanie’s mom, Lori, even wrote a personalized poem that she framed and gave to Stephanie after the proposal to tell her about her second surprise—her dream engagement shoot!
It was such a pleasure working with this happy couple! It was such an honor to capture their Palm Beach destination engagement photos!
Stephanie and Brandon,
Andrew and I wish you all the best as you begin this wonderful new season of life! We hope you enjoy looking back on your engagement photos for many years to come!
We started with a few quick portraits in the colorful Worth Avenue! Then we made our way to the Worth Avenue Clock Tower! The main spot Stephanie always dreamt of having her engagement photos captured at! When I saw Stephanie’s ring I was in awe. It was one gorgeous ring. Then she told me that her uncle was the owner of Astrein’s Creative Jewelers and designed her incredible ring for Brandon to give to her! How sweet is that!? The framed photo her parents gave her after the proposal to tell her about her engagement shoot with us! Then it was time for a few classic beach photos! Then we finished up their Palm Beach destination engagement shoot with a few more photos in front of the Worth Avenue Clock Tower!
The details that brought this Palm Beach Destination Engagement together:
A Romantic Palm Beach Engagement on Worth Avenue & the beach
On Sunday, June 12th, I had the pleasure of capturing Georgette and Omar’s Worth Avenue, Palm Beach engagement portrait session! It was a gorgeous spring day and for some reason, Worth Avenue wasn’t busy at all. We strolled the colorful streets and made our way to some of the best spots.
During the first half of the shoot, we were in one particular spot that was quite private and romantic (so we thought) so I decided to start moving them into a more romantic pose. Well right as my couple was falling into the pose, we hear a screech and then clapping from above. Mind you, there was also an echo, so when I heard it coming from right above me I jumped and screamed as well, then my couple (who were forehead to forehead) jumped as well not knowing what had just happened. Shortly after the initial shock, we realized the lady in the apartment above us had seen their cuteness and couldn’t help but scream! We laughed and it made for some great shots!
Later the sweet lady let us take some photos in the front part of her home and they came out absolutely gorgeous! After exploring Worth Avenue, we headed to the beach! Georgette changed into a stunning coral flowy dress that really popped against the dreamy Palm Beach backdrop. Their engagement session was full of laughter, colorful sights and so many adorable moments.
Georgette and Omar, you are such a beautiful couple both inside and out! It was an absolute honor capturing your Palm Beach engagement photos! Thank you for allowing Andrew and I the pleasure of being a part of this special time. I hope your destination wedding is amazing and everything you hope for! Best wishes!
This is was right before the surprise of the lady startling us….That produced these smiles…Then the lady who startled us let us take some photos in front of her home! Andrew (my husband and second shooter) actually shot alongside me during part of this shoot and captured the closer shots in this set! These two were rockstars when is came to posing! Before we even moved into the second part of the shoot we had already started advanced posing! Absolutely love the colors in this set of images! Love coral and green together! Those were pretty much my wedding colors! 😉How cute are they!?
A Cinderella-Inspired Fairytale Wedding in Palm Beach, Florida
Every once in a while in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale.
On Saturday, April 16th, Carrie and Matt, said, “I do”, surrounded by family and friends at the United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida. Every aspect of their wedding day hinted at a cherished childhood fairytale story, Cinderella. This Cinderella-inspired fairytale wedding had many simple and personal touches that made this day a beautiful representation of the love Carrie and Matt share.
Carrie incorporated many details that brought the magical fairytale story to life. Details like, Cinderella’s glass slippers, a “Once upon a time” storybook, a fairytale princess tiara and the perfect Prince Charming to complete her fairytale wedding. Shades of blue and purple added a bright pop of color to her bouquet. But by far the most magical detail was the radiating joy and love that was overflowing from the couple on their big day!
During the ceremony, Carrie and Matt read each other the most beautiful personalized vows and then took a few moments to do a foot washing. Their ceremony was so personal and special in so many ways. After the ceremony, their families met at Renato’s on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Florida for an intimate lunch reception. After the reception, my second shooter/husband, Andrew, and I strolled the streets of Worth Avenue with the bride and groom capturing romantic lifestyle wedding portraits. This diverse street gave us numerous portrait locations to capture elegant wedding portraits.
From Matt and Carrie’s, Fairytale Engagement portrait shoot to Carrie’s elegant Tea Party Bridal Shower every pre-wedding celebration has been magical. I am so honored to share their wedding with you today! I hope you enjoy their love story below! I also hope you will share in their celebration by commenting and congratulating them at the end of this post! Thank you, enjoy!
Once upon a time, there was a girl who had always dreamt of her fairytale wedding but more importantly, her prince charming. Little did she know, that the love story she had always hoped for would one day turn into a real-life fairytale.
I have had the pleasure of knowing both Carrie and Matt for nearly 20 years! Carrie and I met at church when we were about 4 years old. We stayed close friend all throughout middle school, high school and college. Carrie was one of the bridesmaids in my wedding and has been a true friend throughout our friendship.
Matt and I met in the 2nd grade. Matt was always very shy and quiet but both of our moms were the “classroom moms” and so we had that popularity status in common. Growing up, Matt also attended the same church Carrie and I attended, however, these future love birds never officially met because Matt kept to himself.
Throughout high school, I invited Matt to our youth group but it wasn’t until a few years later, once we were all in college, that Matt decided to finally hang out with us. During that night at our college group Matt and Carrie officially met for the first time. They were both 18, had never been in a relationship before and neither one of them had any idea what was in store for them.
One night we all went out bowling and I remember seeing Carrie and Matt together and thinking they would be so cute together! So, of course, I had to tell Carrie what I just thought of! She chuckled and replied, “Nahhh!” But I knew something would bloom there! Carrie had the outgoing personality to uncover Matt’s funny side, they were both raised in the church with similar backgrounds and they were both blonde and blue eyed! So, of course, they would be perfect together! 😉
A few weeks later, they ran into each other at the gym and then started exercising together. Shortly after, Matt admitted that he wasn’t there to exercise; he wanted to spend time with her. They began hanging out and a friendship bloomed into a relationship. During their relationship, they have taken the Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace course to get out of debt and have been baptized together. Some of their favorite moments have been during their many trips to Disney and when they visited Colorado to be a part of a TV show!
On November 15th, 2015; Matt Wynn asked Carrie to be his wife. He had secretly contacted their church and arranged a plan to get Carrie on stage. Matt told her the pastor wanted them to talk to the congregation about both of their jobs and how they differed from one another. He was very persistent that she agree to go on stage, which made her pretty curious due to the fact that he normally would hate to be in the limelight. Carrie rehearsed her lines many times so she wouldn’t mess up. When Sunday came around, they were welcomed on stage and said their lines as rehearsed but after, when she thought they were finished, the Pastor turned to Carrie and said, “Now, we did not have you both come on stage this morning to talk about your jobs, or about being on TV. I believe Matt has something he wants to ask you.” Matt turned to her and got down on one knee as he began pouring his heart out to Carrie. She immediately threw her hands over her mouth in shock as she realized what was happening. Then he asked the big question, “Carrie, will you marry me?” She nodded her head and exclaimed, “YES!”, 0.5 seconds later! She was completely overjoyed!
Their story began in 2010, and after almost 6-years of being together, they have truly demonstrated what a faithful, God-honoring relationship looks like. Through many trials and difficult times they both supported not only each other but also each other’s families. I know God brought them together for many reasons and I cannot wait to see what else He has in store for them!
Carrie and Matt, I am beyond excited for you both! It was such an honor to document your big day and to stand by you as you step into your “Happily Ever After”. May God continue to richly bless your lives for many years to come!
The creative team that brought this fairytale wedding together: