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Hayley + Nick’s beautiful wedding may have had a slightly drizzly start, but the warmth and affection from the people they surrounded themselves with kept smiles on everyone’s faces. We met Haley over a year ago around the corner from their wedding venue… while photographing a different wedding! Manchester, Vermont is a frequent destination for couples coming up from the New York City area, but Hayley and Nick are effectively locals, having a family home…

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…

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.…

Going into Alex + Jared’s Palm Beach destination wedding we knew that they were drawing people from all over the United States and beyond. Friends and family came from Boston, New Hampshire, California, and Alex’s grandparents flew from nearby (ha!) Romania. (They were a delight.) Some flew in for New Year’s Eve celebrations a few days before the big day, some flew in for the rehearsal, and some were delayed on their way back out…

Julissa + Rod wed before their closest family and friends at an intimate ceremony and reception in Palm Beach, at the Four Seasons Resort. Originally from Peru, Julissa’s friends and family traveled from destinations near and far, including a group of girls she has known since childhood who have all managed to stay in touch despite having scattered around the Americas in recent years. Seeing Rod’s face at their First Look was a high point…

We’re always so proud of Florida when the weather is perfect for couples who came from far away to get married here. Sunny weather, sparkling aqua water, a refreshing breeze… it’s like this so often I think we sometimes forget just how lovely it can be! The Pelican Grand Beach Resort is one of the few resorts along the Fort Lauderdale coast that’s actually right on the beach, and they take full advantage of their…

David + Lisa were married last weekend in a beautiful ceremony on the upstairs terrace at the Breakers’ Beach Club. Despite looming clouds and iffy weather, sunshine managed to break through for most of the afternoon and evening, giving a lovely golden glow to the day. David + Lisa were joined by their six children (can anyone say “Brady Bunch”??) as their wedding party, bringing an intimate and loving family feel to traditional wedding day…

Christina + Ryan (click to see their engagement session at the Jupiter lighthouse earlier this year) were married on the first of December, which unlike much of the country was actually a beautifully warm and sunny day. They both got ready at Frenchman’s Reserve with their best guys and gals, chose to see each other privately for their First Look, then headed to Saint Patrick Catholic Church down the road for the ceremony. Christina was…

Thanksgiving weekend is traditionally our weekend to skip town and celebrate both of our birthdays by hiding out somewhere and eating non-traditional food (like pizza and gallons of coffee). When Bobby + Bianca first asked us about shooting their wedding the Saturday of that weekend, we hesitated— but only for an instant. Their warm, enthusiastic personalities absolutely captivated us, as did their beautiful love story. We are so happy to say that their wedding was…

When we first met Sam + Angel, they told us about their love story; how they started as friends, but became so much more. When we photographed their engagement session in May (click here to see) we loved that they recreated their fateful first date, finishing up at Lulu, the restaurant where they realized they had something special. During that time we were also able to check out their wedding venue, just steps away from…