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The Brazilian Court - Palm Beach, FL
Thursday, January 26, 2012 | Wedding
Venue: The Brazilian Court
Ceremony: Holy Trinity Church
Event Coordination: It! Weddings & Events
Florist: Touch of paradise inc
Catering: Cafe Boulud
DJ: Liquid DJ
Monday, January 23, 2012 | Engagement
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 | My Style
I've often considered that maybe spending time on shooting the bride's ring may not be the best use of my time as weddings can get behind schedule. I recently changed my mind. My great grandmother was born in Key West in 1897 and in 1917 she was married there to my great grandfather. Today my grandmother wears that ring on her ring finger along with her own wedding band with the date of their wedding inscribed on the inside. The band isn't worth much but to our family it is so special. Last year I shot the ring and gave it out to our family as a gift. I realized then how special this very simple shot of her ring is to my family. I hope that every image that I shoot of the ring at each wedding one day becomes an heirloom for their children and grandchildren because, after all, there is only 1 ring.
Monday, January 2, 2012 | Wedding
This year was quite a year for my business and for our family. After having our first baby last year we decided 1 wasn't enough so we welcomed Brennan Maxwell into our world in August and only 14 months after his older brother was born. Our house is loud with two baby boys but we are loving it and learning to balance work and home life. At the beginning of the year my husband accepted a VP position at a political company doing what has always been his hobby. I'm so very proud of him and his ability to do something he loves and do it so well. I made the decision to really cut back on portrait work so I could stay at home and try this stay-at-home mom thing in the morning and then work in the afternoons. So far it's a balancing act but it's working out really well. I also traveled more for my business than I had in the years past and got to know some wonderful clients and industry professionals. I am so looking forward to photographing many of my client's friends in the upcoming year and working with a few coordinators I had the privilege of working with this year. To be able to do something that I love so much and to always find the challenge of improving my creative eye is such an incredible honor. I'm really looking forward to 2012 and a year full of meeting new people and traveling to more exciting places!
Monday, January 2, 2012 | My Style
It's not uncommon for potential brides to wonder if I do any formal family shots and my answer is absolutely. Family formals are incredibly important and even on the rare occasion when a bride asks if we could not do them I encourage her to do at least a few. But beyond the family formals I believe there is something even more important to remember on your wedding day and that is including those who are so incredibly special to you in the day beyond the formal groupings. When shooting a wedding my goal is to always focus on the relationships around the couple. By standing back and looking for them I can always find the quiet moments between a bride and her grandmother, bride and her mother, the groom and his father. While I believe the family formals are a must on the wedding day, I feel that capturing the natural relationships and interactions is the most important job I can have.
And many times it includes a dog as well....