Day in the Life | Gigi, Danny, & Kane

Five-ish years ago, I was the light holding, dress fluffing assistant at Gigi's wedding. Since then, we've our Facebook friendship grew into a working relationship, (and amazing friendship, but lets not get sappy. I do love this girl though.) as Gigi is a fantastic wedding photographer and second shooter/associate for Sonju Photography. So I jumped at the chance to shoot a Day in the Life session for her family. Kane just turned two, and I was SO EXCITED to finally meet the little man I've been following on Instagram (#teambabysquishy y'all) 

Driving to Gigi's home, I must've powered through three separate rain storms. I actually thought about pulling over and waiting it out (which is major, because this is Florida, we should be used to the rain) or even cancelling the session because it was so nasty out. But the beauty of in-home documentary sessions is that you don't have to worry about the weather, and rescheduling would have gone against everything these sessions are meant to be - about documenting the every day life AT HOME. Rain or Shine. 

I knocked on the door and Kane greeted me with a stare. I don't speak much Spanish, unless I'm IN Spain, so the only way Kane and I could really communicate was through body language and well, staring. And he stared me down for a solid 15 minutes. Side eye. More staring. Looking to mom and dad for reassurance... It was the ultimate challenge - photograph Kane and his relationship with Gigi and Danny, and do so without really talking to him and while stuck indoors. 

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

Here are a few of my favorites from their DITL session... (Not feeling "scrolly" today? Click play for a sweet slideshow of highlights from their day!) 


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Juan & Debra | Wedding at The Addison

Earth Day, 2017. A partly cloudy, slightly breezy, gorgeous day for a brunchy wedding. Juan and Debra's wedding at the Addison was a beautiful event filled with family, friends, and the prettiest details thanks to some of South Florida's best wedding vendors. 

Rev. Eddie Rodriguez officiated, and asked guests to put away their phones and cameras for the ceremony. Of course, we photographers love this, but it also created an amazing moment where Juan and Debra walked down the aisle together and were welcomed with applause from their guests. I literally got goosebumps as they walked through the banyan trees... 

After a short cocktail hour in the courtyard (hello mimosas and cheeses!) Juan and Debra celebrated in delicious natural light - seriously, such a treat to photograph a reception in natty light! And their sparkler exit - just as beautiful. Here are some of my favorites from their day... 

Thanks so much for trusting me to document your wedding day, Debra and Juan! 

And huge thanks to these vendors for their part in making their day even more magical: 

Venue | The Addison 

Officiant | Rev. Eddie Rodriguez

Florals | Dalsimer Atlas 

DJ | Vision DJs 

Signs & Calligraphy | Pluma Fina

Photo Booth | Juju Booth 

 

Jomary & Kristina | Wedding at Lavan Event Venue

Love is love is love is love.

Kristina and Jomary's wedding was nothing short of a fairy tale. The brides got ready at the Hollywood Boardwalk Beach Resort, and said "I do" (after a quick rain delay) at Lavan Events. Here are a few of my favorites from their day: 

Jomary & Kristina - thank you so much for trusting me to document your day! And yes, you're stuck with me forever, too.

Big thanks to these vendors for helping make their day magical: 

Getting Ready | Boardwalk Beach Resort

Hair | Ashly's Hands

MUA | Ade Casteneda

MUA | Kristina & Nicolle Glam

Venue | Lavan Event Venue

Jomary's Gown | Lauderdale Bride

Florals | Maison Francis 

Hand-Lettered Signs | Wynwood Sign Painting

DJ | DJ Michael Berrios

Photo Booth | Juju Booth