outdoor portraits

One of our favorite South Florida wedding venues is the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. The unique surroundings, the opportunity for varied and natural portraits, and the modern, outdoor ceremony and reception locations are perfectly suited for our style of photography. Jackie + Sean chose to have their wedding ceremony and celebration at the Morikami after getting ready at Jackie’s childhood home and a nearby hotel. The day started off threatening and rainy, with sudden…

Our beautiful and awesome friends (oh right, they’re also clients!) Cheryl + Derek are bringing a new life into their home and the world… and we can’t wait to meet her. We found a secluded beach for some celebratory portraits, and Cheryl was her usual gorgeous self, rocking her new status as momma, while Derek’s antics cracked us all up. (Yes, you’re gorgeous too, Derek.) Thanks to these sweet people for trusting us to document…

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…

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…

Several years ago we did portraits with Mary and her daughters as a gift for her husband; now there’s a granddaughter to photograph too. (Isn’t Delia adorable? She has her momma Kim’s sassy attitude, but don’t let on that you find her funny…) We went to a local park to take advantage of the Floridian wilderness during the holidays; check out our favorites from their mini-session below.

We love our wedding clients. We really do. We end up becoming good friends with many, and stay in touch with nearly everyone after the wedding day. But sometimes there are clients who we instantly bond with from the moment we meet, and look forward to every time we see them from that point forward. Nicole + Scott (engagement, wedding, day after session) are the kind of people who make you grin the second you see them.…

We joined Lauren + Brett and their adorable almost-one-year-old Zach at the Morikami Japanese Gardens for their family portraits earlier this month. What a perfectly beautiful day for outdoor portraits! The sun was shining almost as brightly as Zach’s winning smile. We wandered the gardens slowly, taking our time throughout the afternoon to capture casual family interactions as well as some classic portraits. (And we seriously can’t get over Zach’s face in the lead photo;…

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…

Jessica + David were married at the B’nai Torah in Boca Raton, surrounded by friends and family from around the world (including a special guest who attended via video chat). From the first moment we set foot inside Jessica’s parents’ lovely home through to the last moment when we hugged the newlyweds goodbye, we felt welcomed into their family and like we were a part of their wedding day. (It’s days like this that make…

Every time we photograph Miss Kylar Rose we are reminded of how time must be speeding up; she’s turning into a young lady so quickly. (See her 3 Year Session and 2 Year Session) We love the many faces of Kylar Rose, but especially the way she can stare straight through you. Not only will she be a beautiful woman when she grows up, but she’s already showing signs of strength and independence, just like…

Jessica + David are one of those couples who have infectious laughs. One of them smirks, the other giggles; the next thing you know, we’re all laughing. They also have the unusual ability to relax and interact with each other naturally with cameras aimed at them, something we usually have to coach… and this they’ll probably deny. We loved their story: the quintessential families meeting at the club, “Your nephew would LOVE my granddaughter!”, which…

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…

We met Julissa + Rod on the golf courses of PGA National earlier this week. We shoot near golf courses often for weddings, but this was the first time in a while we’d had the pleasure of a couple of hours driving around in carts, looking for pretty spots… what a great afternoon! The weather was perfect; warm, but not too hot, and a refreshing breeze blowing across the links. We were thrilled with how…

We’re coming up on Terra + Scott’s third anniversary, and we’re finally meeting baby Georgia! Terra and Georgia met with Emily for a mini session with Terra’s sister Taylor, their parents (Terri + Tom), and grandparents (Bert + Emma) in the park. The weather was gorgeous, and Georgia is quite the little peach! (Have you ever seen eyes like that?? They are NOT Photoshopped!) We’re so happy to see this family grow, and can’t wait…

This session means a lot to us… Jeremiah and Steve have known each other since high school, a friendship that has stayed steady despite crazy work schedules and growing families (need an AC guy? Jeremiah is the best. Leave a comment for contact info!). Jeremiah + Ashley’s wedding was one of the only ones we’ve attended (since we usually shoot them!), and we’ve been trying to get them in front of our lenses since we found…

Alright, so we weren’t quite finished with Nicole + Scott (if you haven’t seen their wedding post, click here to check it out). The day after their wedding we took some time to wander around Naples in more casual clothing (Nicole had a reception dress she never had a chance to wear… perfect!). As much fun as we always have during the nerves-stretched-tight excitement of wedding days, day after sessions have an amazing feeling of…

We love what we do. We honestly feel that we have the best job in the world; we meet great people and get to be creative during an incredibly beautiful and emotional time in their lives. Overall we tend to book clients who we’d be friends with, so we’re generally really happy campers! Then once in a while we get a couple like Nicole + Scott who make us remember just how lucky we are.…

There’s something to be said for waiting a long time before you get married. Teresa and Brent have been together longer than the Pogos have known each other, have a settled routine in their lives with their daughter, and go about their daily lives just… living. Maybe you’ve heard that after a few years romance and love can get put on the back burner, and maybe that’s true for some people. Teresa and Brent blew…

We knew from the moment we met Melanie + Alex that they were going to have a fun wedding… and we probably should have guessed after shooting their engagement session that they were going to look amazing as bride and groom! After a really rainy week everyone was relieved to see the forecast for Saturday; sunny and dry. It was hot (this is Florida, after all), but a refreshing breeze kept the temperature at bay.…

We joined Cindy + Alan for their weekend of wedding celebrations in Key West. The weather was warm, but a refreshingly brisk breeze held a hint of fall, even in this beach setting. Cindy got ready at the Hyatt before their waterfront ceremony, where close friends and family gathered and Alan’s daughter and son served as maid of honor and best man. After portraits around the Hyatt property, everyone waved goodbye to Cindy + Alan…

There’s nothing quite like the hush of a sleepy Sunday afternoon in an elegant Southern city. Tina + Angelo donned their wedding clothes again for a relaxed day after session with us in Charleston, the festivities of the night before fading to a happy memory. We love sessions like this… everyone is tired, but the afterglow of the wedding still hangs in the air. Seeing the gentle touch of love between a new husband +…

An event eleven years in the making (which is conveniently their hashtag: #11yearsinthemaking), Tina + Angelo officially tied the knot last Saturday in sparklingly beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. This was a true destination wedding; not a single guest or family member was a local (even we came from Florida!). Charleston is a very special place for Tina + Angelo, as he spent his formative years at the prestigious Citadel, and after years of spending time…

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…

What a perfect seaside wedding! We joined Ali + Chris for their wedding ceremony and celebration at the Vero Beach Hotel + Spa, where they tied the knot surrounded by family and friends. The day was hot (September in Florida tends to be!), but things cooled off a bit as the evening went on, with the ocean breeze blowing in from the water just steps away. We loved all the personal touches this happy couple…

We are always so thrilled to see our clients’ lives together develop beyond the wedding day; while we all tend to see most of the day to day changes of our friends through Facebook and emails, there’s something really satisfying about seeing someone in person after a long time apart. This was absolutely the case with Molly and Gordon, who we joined for an anniversary session about a year after their wedding last August (actually,…

Julie + Brian planned one of the most laid back, relaxing weddings we’ve been to… but how could it be anything but relaxing at a beautiful resort in the US Virgin Islands? We joined the happy couple and a small group of close family and friends for a weekend celebration of Julie + Brian’s love and marriage at the Sugar Bay Resort + Spa on St. Thomas. The weather looked threatening leading up to the…

Jessica and David were among my first clients, way back before Pogo Photo, before Steve, before Florida, in the early years of my college studies at SCAD. I met Jessica years before that, when she was directing local plays in Vermont and cast me as Celia in As You Like It (and we both discovered that acting—and memorizing lines—were not my strong points, though it was a fun experience). Far, far away, Jessica met David…

Melanie + Alex joined us for their engagement session at Dubois Park last week and absolutely rocked their session. We’re super excited to be there for their wedding this fall! Click below for more of our favorites, and click here to be notified when the rest of the images are available in their gallery.

We got together with Tiffany + Mike for a Day After Session in Jupiter last week (sometimes we do these on the literal day after the wedding; usually they’re later unless it’s a destination wedding!). Didn’t Tiffany look stunning back in her dress?? We loved that she was adventurous enough to climb a tree (and that her firefighter husband was able to lift her up there like it was nothing… gotta love those strong rescuers!).…

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