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:
On Saturday the 23rd of September, Andrew and I had the pleasure of capturing Katie and Ryan’s engagement at the Breakers Palm Beach! Their session was filled with elegant scenes on this gorgeous day! These two high school sweethearts will be tying the knot on May 19th, 2018 at the Breakers West! We are so excited to document their gorgeous day!
Katie & Ryan, thank you for choosing us to be your wedding photographers! We are looking forward to your wedding day and hope you enjoy your engagement photos!
We began our session on the lush green golf course at the Breakers! Those happy smiles! Then we walked over to the courtyard and captured a few portraits in front of the fountain! The light was SO DREAMY!!
Then we did a few more in front of the grand fountain in front of the Breakers Palm Beach resort! Because their engagement at the Breakers Palm Beach wouldn’t be complete without a few shots in this amazing spot! I love this spot!
Then we headed to the beach right before sunset. Ryan gave Katie his great grandmother’s gorgeous heirloom ring! It is incredible!! The beach was so dreamy that evening. A few rain clouds were coming in creating a soft sky and cool breeze! Katie’s, Lilly Pulitzer dress was flowing so perfectly in the wind! I love how soft and peaceful the beach looks on a cloudy day. Katie’s amazing engagement ring again! One of my favorite photos! I love how you can almost feel the breeze flowing and their sweet love! Then our session came to an end with some sweet and fun moments!
The details that brought this Engagement at the Breakers Palm Beach together:
On Saturday, September 2nd, Andrew and I had the pleasure of capturing Kyle’s Jupiter senior portrait at Dubois Park. Kyle’s session took place on a gorgeous South Florida day.
Blue skies, teal waves, and tall palm trees filled the scene of these Florida-style senior portraits. Dubois Park was the perfect backdrop for this Jupiter shoot! If you love dreamy South Florida scenes, you’ll love this session!
Kyle, thank you for allowing us to capture your High-School Senior portraits at Dubois Park! We wish you the best Senior year and a bright future! Enjoy your senior portraits!
We started our session at the Pioneer House at Dubois Park in Jupiter, Florida. The Pioneer House makes a great spot for portraits! Then we walked east, capturing photos along the way. Some of my favorite shots! The light was gorgeous that day!! Then we captured a few photos along Jupiter’s rocky inlet. Such a great spot for portraits during the late afternoon! Afterward, we moved towards the beach for some dreamy photos in the sand. Because lifeguard stands make a great portrait spot… Then we captured a few more portraits along the Eastern part of the rocky Jupiter inlet. Some more favorites! As the sky became more and more golden we headed west. This is one of my favorite scenes at sunset! Palm trees, sail boats and golden hour—Perfection. Then we captured a few more portraits in one of my favorite spot in the park! That perfect golden light! We ended our session on the docks at the Dubois Park marina. The Jupiter Lighthouse is a gorgeous sight at sunset!
The details that brought these Jupiter Senior Portraits at Dubois Park together:
25th Wedding Anniversary Family Portraits in Palm Beach, Florida
On Sunday, August 6th, 2017, Andrew and I had the pleasure of documenting Priscilla and Esteban’s 25th wedding anniversary family portraits! Priscilla was referred to us by Danielle whose photos we had taken the week before! When Priscilla and I chatted for the first time she told me about her idea of doing an elegant family portrait shoot in honor of her and Esteban’s 25th wedding anniversary!
We then chatted about outfits and locations. She described their outfits and explained how she wanted an elegant location. One of the first places that came to mind was Bethesda by the Sea! The second look was still elegant but was going to be a bit more casual. We quickly began talking about The Flagler Museum, and The Palm Beach Lake Trail right next door! And just like that, the locations were set!
The session started at Bethesda by the Sea where we capture their more formal portraits. Their elegant attire fit perfectly with the venue and couldn’t have been any more perfect! When it was time to head to the second location they changed into their second outfits which incorporated more colors that really popped against the grand Flagler Museum gate. As if their session couldn’t get any better they also brought their ADORABLE poodle, named Penny who was also dressed to impress–pearl necklace and all!
Priscilla and Esteban, thank you for allowing us the honor of documenting such a wonderful milestone in your love story. It was truly a pleasure meeting you and your family! We hope to work with you again in the future!
The Flagler Museum & The Palm Beach Lake Trail
The details that brought these 25th wedding anniversary family portraits together:
On July 25th, we had the pleasure of documenting some Singer Island lifestyle family portraits and some senior portraits as well! Half the session was dedicated to family vacation portraits and the other to Alison for her high school senior portraits! Their session took place at Ocean Reef Park and Beach in Singer Island.
Alison’s High-School Senior Portraits
We started the session by capturing Alison’s Singer Island destination senior portraits! The weather was gorgeous and there were just enough clouds to create perfect lighting!
Alison wore a gorgeous black dress that really stood out against the pastel background.
Then we just changed views and this is what happened… Magic! These were my favorite shots from her session! Then we captured a few more by the water! How gorgeous is this scene!?!
Family Beach Portraits
Then it was time for some Singer Island lifestyle family portraits! They are such a great family and it was such a pleasure working with them!
We started on the upper deck before heading down to the beach! Then we got our toes in the sand for a few dreamy golden-hour family portraits! Ocean Reef Beach never disappoints! Just a few more portraits of mom and dad! Some of my favorites! Just because candids are my favorite.When I asked them to pause and look at me, this is what I got… 🙂 Fun photo to end their fun session!
The details about these Singer Island Lifestyle Family Portraits:
South Florida Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island
On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017, we had the pleasure of capturing some family portraits of the Parks family while vacationing in South Florida! Their South Florida family vacation portraits took place on a bit of a stormy day at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island. The Weather Channel said there would be clear skies but storm clouds were definitely coming. This weather, however, made for some amazing beach photos! The light was incredible and this may be my favorite family portrait shoot to date!
We started our session with a few portraits on the boardwalk that leads to Ocean Reef Beach. Then we walked down to the beach for a few more portraits in this rustic beach scene. How cute is he!? Walks on the beach with mommy and daddy.
So much love! One of my favorites! Those curls and that smile. Such a cutie pie. Because riding on daddy shoulders is the best. Another plus of having a portrait session on a stormy week day… the beach was completely empty! Then we captured a few more family portraits by the coral rocks on Ocean Reef Beach! This is my favorite part of this beach! Discovering the beach. Experiencing feet sinking in the sand!The best option to get your foot out of the sand? Sit in the wet sand and pull it out! 😉“Mommy, what is this stuff and why won’t it come off?” He didn’t want to let go of mommy! Because mommy and daddy always deserve a few portraits of just them together! Ocean Reef Beach was absolutely gorgeous this day! Snuggles with mommy! Laughing with daddy! We ended our session with giggles and smiles!
The details that brought these South Florida Family Vacation Portraits together:
Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island
On Friday, July 14th, we had the pleasure of capturing some vacation portraits for a darling family! Their session took place at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island. Part of the family lives in Texas and the other in Ohio but they decided to meet in South Florida to share a family vacation! They stayed at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa which is actually right next door to Ocean Reef Park! We had a wonderful time working with this family and we hope you enjoy their tropical South Florida portrait session!
First, we started with some portraits on the deck before heading to the beach! Grandparents with their five grandchildren!A funny photo per the kid’s request! 😉
Then we walked down to the beach for some coastal family portraits! Those precious smiles! Brother sister hugs!These two cuties were too precious for words! What a gorgeous family, right!?
We ended our session with one last group family portrait by the shoreline!
The details from this family vacation shoot on Singer Island:
On June 12th, 2017, Andrew and I had the pleasure of documenting Daniela and Renzo’s dreamy Boca Raton engagement shoot at Mizner Park and Florida Atlantic University. Boca Raton played a special part in their love story — how precious it was to capture their love, where it all began.
About their engagement session:
Where do I begin with these two!? Simply stated: their session was an absolute dream — and yes, that is an understatement. They mastered my “Four Core” poses within seconds. They made lifts and dips look effortless! I must say I was impressed when Renzo cleared out his pockets before I had a chance to remind him. What a detailed groom-to-be who took the initiative and time to read through my Wedding Guide ebook!
Daniela and Renzo’s engagement session began in the iconic center of Mizner Park. Their session took place on a breezy cloudy evening, which is my favorite! Lighting is so important, and we definitely had our pick of the most glorious, even light. The grand fountain in the center of Mizner Park created the perfect statement of a backdrop to document their love.
Where it all began…
Campus romance was in the air when Renzo and Daniela attended Flordia Atlantic University. So, of course it was very fitting to return to the very place where they met and fell in love! What added even more fun and love to their session? Their energetic, joy-filled pup Chuck, a chocolate lab. (What’s up, Chuck!) He was beyond adorable and posed so well for me!
Daniela and Renzo, it truly was a pleasure capturing your story. Thank you so much for choosing us to document your engagement photos! This engagement shoot — the fun, the love, and the effortless romance in spades — makes us all the more excited for what your wedding day will bring.
The details that brought this Boca Raton engagement together:
On Sunday, May 7th, 2017, Andrew and I had the pleasure of capturing Sarah & Tio’s Wynwood Walls Anniversary shoot in Miami, Florida! You may remember Sarah & Tio because we also captured their wedding in January of 2016. It was so fun chatting up as we strolled through Miami’s Art District!
Sarah and Tio both love color! If you remember their wedding you probably remember the colors! Their Croquet Wedding was filled with colorful flowers and gorgeous details. It quickly became one of my favorite weddings that year! So when it came to their 1-year anniversary portraits they naturally decided on a magically colorful place–Wynwood.
When Sarah told me they wanted their photos done at Wynwood walls I was instantly thrilled, for multiple reasons. The main reason was because I knew they would feel happy and at-home in such a brightly colored place! I love when my clients choose a location that they truly love or where they have spent time together. They always look and feel so relaxed in a place they love! And I love relaxed and happy clients!
Sarah and Tio also brought along their adorable pug, Sofia! She posed and looked at the camera when I called her name! Andrew also had fun hanging out with her while I capture shots of just Sarah and Tio!
Sarah & Tio, thank you so much for choosing us again! We love working with you both and we can’t wait to do this again next year! Here’s to many more years of marriage bliss!
We started the shoot in front of one of my favorite walls! Sarah & Tio wore the PERFECT colors! They matched so well with many different walls! When I saw this spot I got really excited! These colors were gorgeous and matched what they were wearing perfectly! Meet Sofia the pug! Loved the colors in this spot!
Details about this Wynwood Walls Anniversary Portraits Shoot:
Senior Portraits at Frenchman’s Forest in Palm Beach Garden, Florida
On April 25th, I had the pleasure of capturing Madison’s senior portraits at Frenchman’s Forest in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Madison had her heart set on having a whimsical session in the woods. But, as we all know, the woods can be hard to come by in Florida. After searching and searching she came across a gem in the middle of Palm Beach Gardens. I had never even heard of the park. But she found the spot she was searching for! And, boy! Was it worth the search!
Our session started in this perfect location with the sun peeking through the surrounding trees. Madison stood out so beautifully against this lush backdrop with her gorgeous hair and her lovely smile. She wore a deep purple dress that blended so well with the location. And she added her cowgirl boots to the mix to give a touch of her style.
I first met Madison many years ago at our church when she was just a little one! I remember her sweet little face in children’s choir when I was helping to lead the group. It is hard to believe that she is graduating High School already! As we were walking during her session she told me about her goals and plans. I am so proud of the strong, driven, and smart, young lady she has become!
The light was amazing!! These are some of my favorite shots from the whole session! Frenchman’s Forest was such a great location choice!
The details from this Senior Portrait shoot at Frenchman’s Forest: