weddings + love stories

Spending time with Lindsay + Deche is like a breath of fresh air. Their love for each other is palpable, and their care and affection for the people around them– from their closest loved ones down to the service staff at their wedding venue– is kind and genuine. They laugh from the tips of their toes, crinkling their eyes and grinning for the whole world to see. Spending a day with them feels like we’re all…

We met up with Tara + Kevin at the Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale for their engagement session, and wow– that place is worth checking out! We were restricted to shooting in the gardens only, but that was no problem; we easily could have shot there for days on end. It’s amazing how this oasis of trees and quiet is tucked right between bustling city streets! This was our first time meeting Kevin and we immediately…

Meeting new clients for the first time at an engagement session is always fun; meeting them for a walk deep into the woods in Maryland is even better! We hiked hills, picked our way over a stream on mossy rocks, and climbed big boulders, winding up by a lovely lake just before sunset. Adventurous? Absolutely. We think you’re going to like Tara and Josh, and we can’t wait to join them for their wedding next month.

There is nothing like the early morning fog on a Vermont lake. Melissa knows this; she has spent most of her summers on this exact lake, Lake Morey, at a girls’ summer camp that feels like stepping off the whirling merry-go-round of daily modern life into a place where you can breathe, swim, read, hike, and learn. The kind of sleep-away camp you read about in novels or see in movies, but this camp is completely…

Morgan + Billy’s North Palm Beach wedding was held at the Lost Tree Club, a beautiful and isolated private community just steps from the ocean and the intracoastal waterway. The day began at a private home nearby where Morgan completed her preparations surrounded by her loving friends and family, and moved swiftly to their first look by the Lost Tree Beach Club, held during a few moments of mostly open skies before the heavier rains…

Watching people you’ve known since before you were an adult grow and discover new avenues of happiness is one of our greatest pleasures in life. Em’s good college friend Jason, whom she met as a fledgling freshman at the Savannah College of Art & Design, has had his share of craziness in the last decade; everything from recovering from Hurricane Sandy’s path of destruction to creating the tremendously popular Asbury Park Zombie Walk in New Jersey…

We’ve known Mike for what seems like forever. Part of the dedicated team of artists who create our Signature albums, we’ve been working with him remotely on our clients’ books and in person at industry tradeshows since 2011. Or maybe 2010. (See? It feels like forever. We can’t even remember.) Em and Britney, a fellow photographer who works out of Portland, Oregon, long ago decided that when Mike finally made things official with his stunning…

We’re back and blogging! So happy to be back in the office for a few minutes at a time, we’ve been running all over the country for the last few months. Thank you to all of our clients for your patience while we get your blog posts together, we know you want to share images with your friends, loved ones, and maybe those people from high school you didn’t really like but wouldn’t mind impressing…

A hot summer wedding in the Keys? Jenna + PJ managed to pull it off with elegance, keeping their guests cool with an indoor ceremony and reception at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo… while spending a bit of time with a cherry classic car outside for portraits. We were so happy to bear witness and document the range of emotions that flooded the entire day; from joyous laughter during the ceremony to family tears during…

As we’ve surely mentioned before, becoming friends with our clients is our normal routine. Not only does it make the wedding day more fun, it tends to make the images feel more intimate and connected when we’re already close with the people in them. Occasionally we’ll connect with a couple more strongly than we usually do, which is one of the best feelings in the world; this is how we feel about Sarah + Todd.…

We’ve been meaning to post this wonderful wedding for a while, but travel and our shooting schedule kept getting in the way! After the momentous news about the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality last month, we got an excited email from Lori + Sara encouraging us to post images from their wedding. Thanks for the prodding! We’re so happy for you and for everyone!  –Em + Steve Working with Lori + Sara on their wedding…

We’ve been finding more and more that the couples we work with are straight-up awesome. Tiffany + Jonathan are a particularly shining example of this trend; sweet, funny, and delightfully considerate of each other and the people around them. Their lovely wedding started with a perfectly bright and hot Florida day, with views from their rooms at the Hilton of the beach and ocean glittering in the sun. They found ways to weave family and friends into every…

We can’t help but grin every time we think of Angela + John. It doesn’t hurt that they have adorable cats [who made a cameo at their engagement session last fall], and that they’re some of the most laid-back and happy people we’ve ever known. Their wedding day was the epitome of relaxation; despite all the potential stressors of a day this complex, these two let everything just melt away while they laughed and enjoyed…

We often photograph weddings at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in West Palm Beach (as we will soon with Sarah + Todd’s upcoming day), but this was the first chance we’ve had to shoot an engagement session in this lush location. The day ended up being perfect for it; overcast skies with deep tree cover from the rare palms and jungle trees makes for a quiet beauty that isn’t always seen in our sunny state.…

One of the things we love about client referrals is that sometimes we recognize a few people at a wedding. Even better? When a bride of ours from a couple of years ago refers her brother and future sister-in-law and we recognize half of the family at the entire event. This would lead to a very relaxed feeling to the day in general, but Mindy + Anthony’s wedding was even smoother than we’d expected. The perfect…

One of the best things about our chosen path in photography is getting to meet new people and make new friends. You may recall Megan + Glen and their beautiful daughter Gabby from family portrait sessions we’ve published here; we actually met them at the wedding of their besties Nicole + Scott two years ago, and we were beyond thrilled when they asked us to be their photographers for their own wedding day. In what ended up…

And now for something completely different. As you may or may not have figured out already, we traveled for no reason other than fun and a love of adventure to Iceland last November. Why? Why not? It’s been on our bucket lists for years, and an insanely good deal on airfare and a hotel sealed the deal for us. While we eagerly awaited our departure date, Iceland seemed to pop up everywhere. Photographers we know…

Tiffany + Jonathan are the kind of clients who make us feel like this is the easiest job in the world. We get together for their engagement session in Jupiter: they laugh, chat, run around, cuddle, play, jump, laugh some more… and they look so effortlessly awesome the entire time. (To say that we had a great afternoon with them would be an understatement.) We are so looking forward to their wedding later this spring! Check out…

Christine + Diego’s wedding day was bright and beautiful; one of those days that reminds you of why everyone loves living in South Florida (especially in the winter). Their wedding day was filled with personal touches: from the Miami University campus chapel for their ceremony to the care they took to include their families’ diverse customs and heritages, each part of the day felt personal and inspired. The cocktail hour and reception were held beneath the soaring trees…

We are super excited to work with Lindsay + Deche on their wedding day; it already feels like we’re old friends, given how many times we’ve photographed their friends and classmates over the last few years. We got together with them while they were in town to shoot their engagement session, and we can’t get over how excited and happy they both look… basically all the time. We love that they personalized their session by…

Nicole + Weston’s wedding day was predicted to be a rainy one, but miraculously the rain held off until every guest was inside the brand new reception hall at the Jupiter Country Club in Jupiter, Florida. (On a side note, we love shooting everywhere our clients take us… but it’s kinda fun having only a five minute drive home at the end of a long party!) Nicole is an event planner, so every detail was planned perfectly,…

We met up with Mindy + Anthony at MacArthur Beach State Park on Singer Island for their engagement session recently, and the weather was absolutely beautiful! Anthony’s sister Cindy was one of our brides a couple of years ago, so technically we’d already met, but it was fun to spend some time together without the controlled chaos of a destination wedding distracting everyone! Mindy + Anthony’s love is touching, sweet, and obviously deeply seated, with the…

We met Brian earlier this summer in Quechee, Vermont when we overheard him mention that he was a wedding photographer along with his wife, Abi Elaine (check out their work here). We shamelessly admitted to eavesdropping, introduced ourselves, and secretly hoped we’d found new photographer buddies who live in Vermont (Em’s home state and one of our favorite places to shoot). We were so happy when they contacted us for new portraits of themselves as a…

    We’re so excited for Angela + John’s wedding next year! We met them for their engagement session in downtown West Palm Beach for a fun afternoon of wandering the waterfront and up Clematis Street, ending at their nearby home for a few shots with their fur-babies (we love sessions with cats!). Click below for some of our favorites from this session. Xoxo-Em + Steve

Lisa + Dave love a good party. Their relaxed wedding day was the perfect lead up to their reception, which felt like a warm gathering of fun friends and awesome relatives. We started in their neighborhood of Abacoa in Jupiter, headed down to the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens for the beautiful morning ceremony and portraits, and finished the day at the Abacoa Golf Club, just steps away from their home and the bar Dave owns, Das…

The summer weather in South Florida is wildly unpredictable. Generally one can expect it to be hot [obviously], but we sometimes have days of relentless sunshine followed by sudden torrential downpours. Or hurricanes. (We don’t get “drizzle”. If it’s raining, you’ll notice; it’s typically blowing sideways.) When we photograph weddings in the summer in Florida we tend to go with the philosophy of, “Hey. You’ll say vows! And we’ll take photos. We’ll play the rest…

Our 4th of July holiday weekend kicked off with Mai-Vi + Paul’s intimate wedding in Boca Raton on July 3rd. We were blown away by the relaxed atmosphere of the small group of relatives and close friends, and felt immediately welcome. Mai-Vi started her day by going on a “fun run” with her girls (“just ten miles”– wow!), and then settled into her air conditioned suite at the Boca Raton Resort + Club to get ready.…

A stormy day couldn’t keep Kaitlyn + Matt from beaming at each other last weekend! We joined these recent West Point grads for their wedding celebration along with friends and family from near and far. We met Kaitlyn and her mom in a Juno Beach parking lot while headed into another wedding last December, and have been so touched by the obvious care and emotion that they have put into this happy day (and getting to…

Andrea + Stephen found us because of networking, though in a very roundabout way. Em’s stepmother met a talented makeup artist in Burlington, Vermont a while back, and eventually we met Vivian Infantino in person while she was visiting family in Florida. We had yet to work together on a shoot, but kept meeting up for coffee (and eventually for some portraits of Vivian herself, in Hanover NH last summer). We were delighted when her nephew’s…

We first met local Florida girl Kaitlyn and her mother Karla, as we were pulling camera bags from our car before heading into a wedding reception last year. One of those moments of happy coincidence, Kaitlyn was recently engaged and they had just been talking about wedding photographers when they nearly tripped over us. We said a quick hello before going back to work and remember remarking how sweet they seemed, and how nice it…