On Sunday, October 7th, 2018, Andrew and I had the honor of capturing Marissa and Calvin’s dreamy Frenchman’s Forest Engagement session! Their session took place in the afternoon of that fall day. The light was peeking through the trees, and the quiet breeze swayed the tree ever so gracefully.
Marissa and Calvin are just about as sweet as it gets! I’ve known Marissa since she was a toddler, and capturing her happiness gave me such joy. To see her now—so in love and nothing but smiles—was a beautiful sight. Their love is a beautiful reflection of what a God-honoring relationship looks like.
Marissa and Calvin, thank you so much for making the trip down so we could capture your engagement photos! We had such a great time working with you both! We can’t wait to capture your big day!!
We started their session with some of my favorite shots! That light was so dreamy!! How stunning is her engagement ring!? Those curving trees!!
They are seriously the cutest!
The details that brought this Frenchman’s Forest Engagement session together:
West Palm Beach Vacation Portraits at the Hilton in Downtown West Palm Beach, Florida
A few weekends ago, my younger sister Alissa and her husband Gian-Paul came into town for the weekend. They decided to stay at the new Hilton in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida. On Saturday evening, after we had dinner, Alissa invited us to check out the Hilton with them. So we hung out in their room for a bit and then explored the Hotel.
As we were moseying around the gorgeous new Hilton, I had an idea. My sister had her hopes for a quick photoshoot while they were in town and the Hilton had so many cool features and spots for photos. That gave me an idea! I asked my sister if she wanted to do a shoot the next morning. She almost immediately said yes and naturally responded with “I even just got a new dress today at the mall!”
My sister’s shopping habits finally came in handy because she had just brought a great new dress that had a similar color palette as the hotel. Hues of gray and other neutrals blended so well with the surroundings. The Hilton had many modern touches, providing a truly unique setting.
The shoot began in the front lawn area of the Hilton where we captured some breezy wide portraits. Afterward, we made our way around the hotel eventually making our way to the pool area. The pool area had so many perfect spots for portraits. It ended up being where we spent the majority of our time.
Alissa & Gian-Paul, thank you for coming to visit and waking up early on your vacation for portraits! 🙂 See you soon!
Details about these West Palm Beach Vacation Portraits:
A Joyful Anniversary at the Morikami Museum and Garden in Delray Beach, Florida
On Sunday, March 13th, I had the pleasure of capturing Jennifer and Austin’s 2nd dating anniversary portraits at the incredible Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden in Delray Beach, Florida. This sweet session is full of captivating scenery, dreamy pastel colors, and an adorable couple. The breathtaking evergreen terrain was the perfect backdrop for this darling photo-shoot. Strolling along the serene Japanese garden with this lovely couple was the perfect way to spend my Sunday morning.
As we roamed along the peaceful garden, we chatted and they told their love story. Jennifer and Austin met at Palm Beach Atlantic University and began dating in 2014. Their relationship has blossomed over the past two years and they just celebrated their second anniversary on March 1st!
Sweet smiles, joyful laughs, and compassionate glances filled the frame of every photograph. This session was such a stunning one. Jennifer and Austin, thank you so much for choosing Andrew and I to capture your anniversary photos! It was such a pleasure working with you both! I hope to work with you again in the future! 🙂
Sweet genuine smiles.Giggles and laughs were so easy to come by with this couple! I loved that! One of my favorites. Love her peaceful gaze and his soft embrace. So sweet! Beautiful light! I love all the little waterfalls and rivers at the Morikami Museum! More sweet smiles and giggles. This little spot (I say little because there was literally only a few rocks for us to stand on) was so peaceful and magical. With a waterfall in the background and light pouring in thru the trees, it was truly enchanted. One of my favorites! I might have gotten a little too excited when I saw this spot!! Amazing spot right!?Love those sweet moments. Those sweet smiles. They finished their stunning shoot by ROCKING an amazing dip!
Beauty by VM | West Palm Beach Wedding Hair and Makeup
On Sunday, March 6th I had the pleasure of capturing the stunning ladies behind Beauty by VM, West Palm Beach wedding hair and makeup professionals. Beauty by VM is a premier on-site hair and makeup company servicing Palm Beach, St Lucie, Martin, Broward and Dade County in South Florida. They provide professional hair and makeup services that cater to your for your special events. Specializing in weddings, bachelorette parties, birthdays parties, and photo shoots. There are four very talented ladies that make up the Beauty by VM team. First and foremost you have, Veronica Lopez, she is the lead stylists and owner with over 8 years of experience. Secondly, you have the amazing, Melissa Montoya who is a partner and Lead Makeup artist. Thirdly, you have, Lina who is their hair expert & stylist with over three years experience. Last but not least, you have Krystal who is a self-taught artist that has always been interested in beauty and particularly interested in makeup and skincare. Together these ladies make up this amazing beauty team. They strive to not only make up look your best on the outside but strive to bring out the beauty on the inside. I had the pleasure of working with Melissa during my last styled shoot and I was so impressed with the quality of her work! Not only was the makeup and hairstyle flawless but also lasted the entire day! This made me oh so happy because I didn’t have to touch up anything while editing! It has been such a pleasure getting to know these ladies and working with them! Looking forward to working with them in the future!