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Jul 28, 2015

Key West Beach Rock The Dress Session

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It's no secret that one of my favorite things to photograph are Rock The Dress sessions, but it may not be for the reasons you would expect. A Rock The Dress session is a photo shoot sometime after a couple's wedding - it could be a day, week, month or year after. Really it can be whenever, wherever. It's a beautiful session where I have the freedom to photograph a couple when the sunlight is the most ideal, take our time with no schedule restrictions and select a perfect location.  
 
Some call it a "Trash the Dress" session, but because I know some of my bride's would prefer not to truly ruin their wedding gowns, I call it a "Rock the Dress" session! :) 
 
So why is this kind of session one of my favorite things to photograph? Well besides the reasons above, these unique sessions are a sweet symphony of love, candidness, and reminiscing. It's so beautiful to hear the couple remember the happiest day of their life and see the day through their eyes - the moments that moved them the most. The feelings they will never forget. All the tangible details that helped make their amazing wedding what it was - the flowers, the cake, the gown, the music - have all faded, but what remains are two people married and so deeply in love. The heart of their wedding wasn't about these details anyway, but about two souls coming together and being bonded forever as husband and wife.  
 
We photographed Kim and Mike's Rock the Dress session the day after Key West destination wedding earlier this month and it was everything and more. It was the day after their wedding, but even more importantly, it was the first full day of their marriage. Being able to photograph them on THAT special day was such an honor. And amazing. And beautiful. And moving. And did I say amazing?! Lucky for Chris and I, these two newlyweds were up for anything and down for whatever. With their first day of marriage, a breathtaking Key West sunset, and wading into the ocean, this session still leaves me swooning and daydreaming!! 
 
Here are just a few of my favorites from their beach Rock the Dress session! And to see their gorgeous wedding, feel free to click here.
Key West Beach Rock The Dress Session
Key West Casa Marina Destination Wedding | Kim & Mike
Jul 23, 2015

Key West Casa Marina Destination Wedding | Kim & Mike

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It's no surprise that this beautiful and fun loving couple had an equally beautiful and filled-to-the-brim fun destination wedding celebration! Kim and Mike tied the knot right along the shore in gorgeous Key West surrounded by their family and friends... Oh, and one more very important family member: their beloved pup Dexter! Anyone who knows Kim & Mike knows of their love for Dex and knows there was no way he wasn't going to walk down the aisle and be part of the celebration!  
 
The breathtaking Casa Marina Waldorf Astoria provided a gorgeous space for their nuptials and celebration! Glistening white sand, emerald palm trees, crystal waters, and bubbling champagne created a feast for their guests' every sense. It.was.perfection. Steel drum music and the sound of the water lapping against the shore filled the air and set the tone for what would be a magical night!  
 
But one of my absolute favorite moments from their day has to be when they walked out on the docks as husband and wife to take in the spectacular sunset that only Key West has. It was beautiful to watch everything else just fade away as the newlyweds stand the middle of the water. It was quiet, beautiful and a once in a lifetime moment to witness.  
 
Kim & Mike - We absolutely adore you two and feel deeply honored we could be there with you on your big day! Thank you for having us be a part of it and for showing and sharing this beautiful place with us!  
Jun 29, 2015

Aria Wedding | Tiffany & Jeremy

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There are amazing moments on a wedding day that despite any noise or surroundings that do exist, everything fades into the background. There is a beautiful silence that fills every corner of a moment and the surrounding walls and windows seem to dissolve into the beauty of what is taking place. These moments are ones that can't quite be described, but once you have witnessed them you realize how lucky you were to have done so. This quiet, surroundings-giving-way to the happy tears and time standing still happened during Tiffany and Jeremy's wedding when they saw one another for the first time during the First Look. It was a private intimate moment when the realization that they were about to marry their soul mate overflowed with joyful tears, I love yous, and a sweet embrace. And after what could have been a few minutes or an hour, sound began to seep back into the moment and the rain lightly tapping on the windows could be heard. You could hear the laughter of the bridal party in the distance and just like that time began again.  
 
Tiffany and Jeremy held hands in front of their loved ones gathered and spoke of their love and devotion to one another in a beautiful outdoor ceremony. The clouds and mist rolled in creating the literal expression that the happy couple was feeling - on cloud nine. The low clouds made it seem like they were being wed in the sky surrounded by gorgeous views and soft beautiful clouds. It was breathtaking! 
 
Tiffany & Jeremy - Thank you for allowing us to document the amazing moments of your wedding day and the beautiful love that you two have!
Aria Wedding | Tiffany & Jeremy
CT Waterview Wedding | Kristen & Matt
Jun 16, 2015

CT Waterview Wedding | Kristen & Matt

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From the moment I met Kristen and Matt, I just adored them. And then after their engagement session, I adored them even more! So it should come as no surprise I had been counting down the days until their wedding! I knew it was going to be an amazing, beautiful joyous occasion... and it was. Kristen and Matt are loved by so many people - how awesome it was to see them all come together to witness and celebrate the joining of these two as husband and wife.  
 
Kristen and Matt's wedding was perfection - the sun was shining all day and the dance floor was packed all night. And on that dance floor was a very special guest - Matt's 93 year old grandma. She was breaking it down, dancing with her grandsons with THE biggest smile on her face. The joy on her face was a perfect representation of the sheer happiness all of the family, friends and newlyweds felt that day. 
 
Kristen & Matt - We adore you two and what an honor it was to photograph your day. We are so grateful to have meet you both and to be a part of your special day!
Apr 27, 2015

Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club Wedding | Kira & Omari

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It was a night that neither one of them will forget as it was the beginning of their forever. Kira was planning a girls night out, but let's be honest - that's not how it ended up. And Omari, well he wasn't even supposed to go out that night but a friend convinced him to come out and celebrate another friend's birthday. It's what some may call fate or kismet. But whatever made their cross paths that night, it was the beginning of their beautiful love story. 
 
Fate or whatever it may have been, as soon as Omari saw Kira, he knew he just had to talk to her. He went up to her and said what any guy would have, "I saw you were looking at me..." LOL Love it. Kira then clarified that she was indeed NOT looking at him. And as Omari began to walk away in apparent defeat, she added, "but that doesn't mean I wouldn't..." They both smiled and began small talk. They talked the whole night and girls night out turned into a first date of sorts. The next day they met up and spent the whole day together. From that day on they were inseparable.  
 
The Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club was the perfect setting for their wedding celebration!! With the water sparkling, the sun shining and the champagne flowing, it was perfection. 
 
Kira & Omari - We are so honored to have captured this most amazing day in your love story! We wish you many more breathtaking moments and champagne popping occasions to come! Congrats again!
Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club Wedding | Kira & Omari
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