I can't think of a better way to start off a Thursday. I have been SO excited to share this Miami yacht wedding! Essence and Jamal were amazing clients, but more than that, they turned out to be such good friends! Ed and I could hang out with them all the time, and while we were in Miami, that's exactly what we did!

We recently spent an amazing four days in Miami with an awesome couple. One thing we love about destination weddings (other than traveling to new locations!) is getting to spend a little extra time with the bride and groom. We always include rehearsal coverage for our destination weddings. We're already there, and we figure the more photos the better!

Jordanna and Justin had a very emotional wedding, and that's what made it such a perfect day! Their friends and family came to watch them declare their love for each other, and to celebrate with them afterwards. Jordanna's father passed away last year, so she had her two brothers walk her down the isle instead. She carried her dad's portrait on her flowers, so he was close to her all day. Later, at the reception, instead of a father-daughter dance, she did a very tender brothers-sister dance. There wasn't a dry eye in the building (just wait until you see the photos)! And that's what wedding are all about - celebrating the ones you love, even if they can't be there.

This wedding already has such a special place in our hearts! The day was completely beautiful, from the preparation details to the huge magnolia garland curtain. But the one thing that most made the day so wonderful was the unique, AWESOME way that these two love! Laura and Evan are so in love, and you will soon see proof of that - it's impossible to miss. They put so much of themselves into their wedding, and that is what makes it an immediate favorite! It was a day full of heart, beauty, and personality!

I can't WAIT to share this wedding! It was a photographer's dream! Not only were the details on point (can you say blush wedding gown, gorgeous flowers, and traditional Norwegian wedding cake???), but Andrea was the perfect, beautiful bride. Photos were very important to her, and she made sure that we got all the time we needed to create some beautiful art! Oxford is such a cute little town, and the perfect spot for this Fall Plein Air wedding!

I can't believe it's taken me six years to write this post! The First Look is something I feel strongly about, and I should have written about it long ago. I'm making up for that with today's Wedding Tips photography installment. The First Look is an amazing part of the wedding day! If you aren’t sure about this new tradition, this post will explain why it is a romantic addition to your wedding day celebration that not only adds to the experience but also reduces stress.

We love it when our brides choose to have a bridal session! It's a photo session just for them, and a chance to get all dressed up and wear that wedding gown again. It's also a great way to test drive the hair and makeup styles you are planning for your wedding day. Wedding days fly by so fast, that we often don't have time for all the creative photos that we would like, and the bridal session is a great way around that!