Day in The Life | Monique & Gus at Home

Day in the Life sessions don't have to include children - adults that sometimes act like children is just as sweet.

Monique and Gus are fellow creatives, and owners of Only One Mark, a custom stationery company in Miami, and are new homeowners. Monique reached out to me to photograph a typical "morning in the life" to document this time in their lives. Oh, and go ahead and write this down - Publix "Hispanic Cheese Bread." Dip it in your coffee. Your welcome. (Bonus points for Law & Order) 

I love that Monique brought out the UNO cards during their session. Monique gifts a pack of UNO cards to her clients and suggests her couples make a date night out of it - no talking about the wedding. And of course their own personal stack is a deck of Marvel characters...

We ended their session thumbing through their wedding photos. Monique mentioned it wasn't as "fancy" as wedding albums today, but it was still pretty awesome to watch them flip through those 4x6s and relive their day. Photos are important, even if they're just small prints in a slip album. Just look at their faces if you need proof. 

Here are some of my favorites from their breezy Sunday morning... 

 

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Ingrid & Edouige | Wedding at The Palms Hotel & Spa

Ingrid & Edouige's destination wedding at the Palms Hotel & Spa was an absolute dream. (With Miami wedding planner Soco Alicea behind the wheel, I wouldn't expect anything less) Family and friends traveled from all over the world, including Haiti, Canada, and Madagascar. And while there may have been some language barriers, (ever try to photograph speeches entirely in French and try to anticipate the laughter?) it really is true - love is the universal language. 

Ingrid & Edouige opted for a first look, which was so sweet because you could literally see her groom's shoulders relax as she tapped him to turn around. And yes, even though they had JUST seen each other, Edouige cried as his bride walked down the aisle. (All those that say first looks take away the emotion of the ceremony - your argument is invalid.) 

Here are a few of my favorites from their day... 

Venue | The Palms Hotel & Spa

Wedding Planner | Soco Alicea

Florals | Ala Flowers

Hair & Makeup Artistry | Naivi Hernandez of Just Naivi

Gown Designer | Elodie Nirlo

Photo Booth | Juju Booth

 

Sayuri & Julian | Bamboo Gallery Wedding

Weddings are a big deal. 

It's not that I don't agree, I mean I make my living off weddings. So long as people are getting married, I'm happy. But I can't help but think that maybe weddings are getting more glory than the actual marriage. What I love most about Sayuri & Julian is that they are constantly talking about their marriage - not just their wedding day. And if their marriage is even just half as beautiful as their wedding, they're in good shape. 

Sayuri & Julian's wedding day had a number of highlights - from private moments with her parents, to quiet prayers, the Chick-fil-A cow (yes, for REALS) to an amazing hora loca and mid-reception rain shower... Here are a few of my favorites from their Bamboo Gallery wedding... 

Ceremony & Reception Venue | The Bamboo Gallery

Planner | Jessica's Events

Hair & Makeup Artistry | Tania Santana

Cake | Divine Delicacies

Hora Loca | Black & Wine Events