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The Power of Truly Candid Photography

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The Power of Truly Candid Photography

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A South Florida wedding, or any wedding for that matter, contains a kind of compressed reality for the bride, groom, family, and friends. Everything is heightened—the joy, the pain, the laughter, the passionin a way that rarely occurs in your normal life. As a long-time documentary photographer, I have always loved capturing real people doing real things, and the platform of a wedding day couldn't be more perfect for this. 

Dozens, if not hundreds, of times on your wedding day, moments will happen that you want to remember forever. Sometimes it's a simple as a mother's hand on her son's shoulder or a look between the bride and groom just after they walk down the aisle. Our approach to your wedding photography is centered on these moments because they represent honestly and clearly what your wedding was like. It allows you to view a photograph and remember that exact moment, that feeling you had, in a way that a photograph of your flowers or place settings never can. 

But it isn't an easy task. It means hanging out, vigilant for the unexpected occurrence with a camera always at the ready for whatever happens. But this skill, developed as a news photographer and honed by a decade of long-form documentary work, is why I photograph anything. Henri Cartier-Bresson, the famous French photographer, famously called this "the decisive moment."   

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression.
— Henri Cartier-Bresson

We structure our work day around finding these slices in time which, while they may look ordinary to a neutral observer, represent something near and dear to our clients. It is not just the photographic element which inspires us, but the human element as well. 

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Laura + Alex: Stunning Coral Gables Wedding

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Laura + Alex: Stunning Coral Gables Wedding

Laura and Alexander tied the knot in a gorgeous Coral Gables landmark church, and the beauty and grandeur of the location only came close to matching the beauty and grace of the couple and their families. Laura was stunning in a light pink Vera Wang gown, while Alexander rocked a grey three-piece tux, also by Vera Wang. 

It was a true pleasure getting to know Laura, Alexander, and their families last weekend, and we wish the many years of wedded bliss! 

Special thanks to all the vendors who helped make this great day possible.

Ceremony Venue: Coral Gables Congregational Church

Reception Venue: Renaissance At the Gables

Hair/makeup: Makeup by Marz

Flowers/Cake: By Mother of Bride

Video: Frank Hernandez, Cutting Edge Productions

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Marriage: The Final Frontier

Marisa and Steve share not only a love of each other, but a love of space—the majestic beauty of the firmament. And their space-themed wedding showcased both space and science fiction, with hand-made centerpieces, space-themed table cards, and much more! This Delray Beach wedding at the Delray Beach Golf Club was fun, inventive, and absolutely beautiful! Congratulations to you both!

Special thanks to all the vendors who helped make this great day possible.

Venue: Delray Beach Golf Club

Coordinator: Zoie Burgess of Memories For You Events

Hair/makeup: Tami Donaldson of Hey Gorgeous Makeup

DJ: Brett Marks of Outrageous Entertainment 

Transportation: Molly's Trolleys

 

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Matthew + Dana: United by Love and Faith

Matthew and Dana's Ft. Lauderdale wedding brought style, elegance, and joy to a day that can only be described as amazing. Dana was stunning in her dress, and Matthew brought out some serious chops in a shawl collar white tuxedo…and no socks! It was a pleasure watching them tie the knot and helping to document their wedding day. 

Here's a quick look at this amazing South Florida wedding! 

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