Engagement, Miami

A Fairytale Engagement Session at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL

When Katie and Richard asked me to photograph their engagement session at Vizcaya, I swear, I did a little happy dance. Vizcaya is one of my favorite venues in all of South Florida and these lovebirds are, to date, one of the happiest, most in-love couples I’ve ever photographed.

The gardens provided the perfect background to document their fairytale love story, and Katie’s delicate white dress and flower crown completed the look …fit for a princess. Now let’s talk about her engagement ring, how exquisite is it? The deep blue sapphire stone makes a beautiful contrast against her skin tone, and likely is a reminder of her fiancé Richard who happens to be a sailor.

Wishing them a magical life together, and until the next garden-venture,

Diana

 

Location: Vizcaya

 

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Bride, Jupiter, Palm Beach, Wedding, Weddings

A Charming Wedding at Out of the Blue Waterfront, Jupiter, FL

Remember Lauren and Ed? I photographed their nautical-themed engagement session last year and was so excited when they contacted me to photograph their nuptials! Their wedding ceremony and reception took place at the lovely Out of the Blue Waterfront venue in Jupiter, FL. My favorite part of their big day? The first look which was emotional and romantic.

Once again, this charming couple worked their magic in front of my lens and their wedding photos are pure testament of the love between them.

I can’t thank them enough for allowing me the opportunity to capture such a beautiful love story!

Wishing them happiness as infinite as the ocean,

Diana

Vendors:

Location: Out of the Blue Waterfront

Hair and Make Up: AM Glam  

Entertainment: DJ Donny

Families, Maternity, Palm Beach

Bun In The Oven! Palm Beach Maternity Session

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing Debora and Dani’s maternity session {dad’s count too} and in a few days I’ll be photographing baby Leo. From bump to cradle, I’m so excited to capture the new addition to this beautiful family.

Join me in congratulating the happy parents and little Angelina who now is the big sister.

Until the next baby-bump-venture,

Diana

 

Bride, Fort Lauderdale, Weddings

A Timeless Wedding at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Some of you have been lucky to meet your soulmates early in your lives; others like me, have had to wait a little longer. That’s in short the story of Rita and Monty.

Rita has the most genuine smile I’ve ever seen, and Monty can’t keep his eyes off of her. Last Spring I had the pleasure of photographing their timeless love story at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society.  Their wedding celebration was flawless; with beautiful soft green and peach decorations and the cutest of wedding guests {see the ducklings making an entrance}.

We started the day with a heartfelt first look, one of my favorite moments of the night. Then they sealed their commitment in a ceremony filled with love. The night continued with first dances and toasts, and ended with everyone dancing around the newlyweds.

Rita and Monty’s wedding reminded me that the Universe’s timing is just perfect; when our hearts are ready and open, the right person walks right into our lives.

Wishing them a lifetime of happiness and until the next timeless–venture,

Diana

Vendors:

Location: Fort Lauderdale Historical Society

Hair and Make Up: Faceworks International  

Catering and Event Coordinator:  CA Catering 

Entertainment: Dr DJ Paulish Entertainment

Engagement

A Rustic Engagement Session For Nature Lovers in Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, FL

Do you know that feeling when you’ve found your person? Andrea and Tim certainly do.

Andrea and I met last year when I photographed one of her fur-kids, Rambo, so I couldn’t be happier when she called this year announcing her engagement.

Andrea and Tim couldn’t be more perfect for each other. They share a love of the outdoors that includes camping, fishing and hunting… you name the adventure, they do it together. So it was no surprise when they asked for an ‘Everglades feel’ for their engagement session and boy did we capture that. The entire session theme came together thanks to all the details Andrea put together, it doesn’t hurt that she is an event planner so I cannot wait to see what she does for her wedding.

Join me in congratulating this adventurous pair which I cannot wait to photograph again.

Until the next nature-venture,

Diana

Details of this session:

Location: Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Dress: Free People

Ring: CR Jewelers

Boots: French’s in Nashville

Engagement, Fort Lauderdale

Engagement Session at Las Olas Riverfront, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

What is sweeter than a couple in love? Well, nothing is, unless they bring bubbly and rosé to their engagement session. Also, the gazebos around Las Olas Riverfront are to die for and I can’t wait to be back.

Join me in congratulating Caitlin and James in their recent commitment. We had a blast during their Fort Lauderdale engagement photo session and I am beyond excited to share a bit of their gallery.

Until the next cheers-venture,

Diana

 

Beach, Families

Adorable Family Photo Session at Boca Inlet Beach, Boca Raton, FL

Last year I met this wonderful little family of three visiting from Vancouver, Canada; they were on a sunshine-state vacation celebrating Stephani and Sean’s wedding anniversary and Mila’s first time at the beach.

Mila is the most adorable baby I have met to date; she was all smiles after her nap and couldn’t keep her eyes from the embellishment on my sandals {young fashionista?}. We started our session at the luscious gardens and pavilion area at South Inlet Park, Boca Raton, where the light was soft and the breeze delightful.  After  a few shots by the pavilion we walked down to the beach using a pathway that was just perfect for photos.

We spent the rest of the afternoon by the shore photographing Stephanie and Sean’s love and Mila’s endless cuteness. I cannot thank them enough for allowing me to capture such a lovely family moment.

Until the next giggle-venture

Diana

 

 

 

Beach, Engagement

Nautical Themed Engagement Session. Lauren and Edward, Jupiter, FL.

Nothing warms my heart more than when couples choose intimate places to photograph their love story. Lauren and Edward had the pier in their Jupiter community as background for their engagement session; and it made all the sense in the world as next year they will be hosting a nautical wedding at Out of the Blue Waterfront in Jupiter, FL.

The second thing that absolutely speaks to me is when couples are so in love that you can feel it in the air. Lauren and Edward’s engagement session was effortless; I only had to say “Look at each other” and an abundance of smiles and sweetness would come flowing. They are both adorable, and tender with each other. I honestly have the best clients in the world, who, if you ask me,  might {secretly} be models.

Third are vintage engagement rings. Lauren’s ring had me at HELLO;  the elegance and timeless style is an eye catcher, every time  {maybe I should update my ring collection, being that it’s the holidays and all}.

After photos at the pier we headed to Jupiter Beach, where despite a rough tide and strong winds we managed to capture beautiful moments. I even succeeded {in post-production} at giving them a blue ocean to match their nautical wedding theme.

Wishing this loving pair a joyful life together, and until the next seaside-venture,

Diana

 

 

Bride, Weddings

Miami Tropical Wedding. Glenda and Alexander, Longan’s Place, Miami FL

These love birds tied the knot this year at Longan’s Place in Miami, FL. We had worked together before during their engagement session at Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, FL so I knew it’d be a fun day.

I met Glenda at her hotel room where she was getting ready surrounded by her family. We decided to do a first look with them because, let’s face it, what is sweeter than having grandma, mom, sister, aunt and cousins seeing you for the first time in a beautiful white dress?

After a few minutes of portraits with the bride, we headed to the ceremony site. Longan’s Place is the perfect venue to host a tropical themed wedding. Between the huts, the waterfall and endless palm trees you have found yourself in tropical paradise.

The ceremony was sweet, and Glenda and Alex couldn’t stop holding hands. Then, one of my favorite parts of the evening: portraits with the bride and groom in front of a grandiose Rolls Royce; our background, a gorgeous Florida sunset. After their first dance, it was time to let loose and celebrate with family and friends. The day went by surprisingly quick {possibly because of all the fun we had}.

Until the next tropical-paradise-wedding,

Diana

The creative team:

Dress and Veil Designer: David’s Bridal

Shoe Designer: Nina Shoes

Bride’s Jewelry: Givenchy fashion jewelry from Macy’s 

Ring Designer: Richard’s Jewelry

Hair: Noris, Bless U Beauty Studio

Make-up Artist:  Simonet Makeup

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: David’s Bridal

Men’s Wear: Tommy’s Tuxedos

Venue: Longan’s Place

Officiant: Padre Molina from El Rincon de San Lazaro

Videographer: 212 Media Productions

Entertainment: Hora Loca by Sunflower

Cake Designer: Ana Paz Cakes

Florist: Divine Creations by Judy Sun

Party Favors: Beau Cup