Jessyka + Jesse | Tradition Town Hall

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Jessyka + Jesse | Tradition Town Hall

She was flooded with all kinds of emotions as she sat there to get the finishing touches done to her hair. She just couldn't wait to see him. The only person she wanted was him. The minute Jessyka saw her groom, Jesse at the end of the aisle, all of her jitters melted away. 

Jessyka and Jesse got married under a cloudy sky.  The tears flowed just as much as the rain poured. It was so emotional becuase, for Jessyka, she wasn't just saying her vows to Jesse, she was also saying her vows to his daughter, Jazz. Jazz was nine years old and the apple of his eye, and now, Jessyka's too.

My favorite thing about their wedding was how unique it was! Their theme was based off of comic book super hero's! The bridesmaids carried bouquets made out of comic book paper! How cool!

After their ceremony, we took a few portraits around the grounds. For a brief moment we got graced with beautiful sunlight that lent to wonderful backlit portraits. (My fav kind of light!)

Jessyka and Jesse, I wish you the very best! May your marriage be blessed with deep love and laughter!

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One of my favorite moments of the day was when Jessyka's father saw her for the first time. Best father-daughter first look ever!

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Vendors Who Helped Make This Day Amazing:

DRESS: David's Bridal

HAIR: Brianna Johnson, Miracle on 34th Street

MAKEUP: Alek Primm

VENUE: Tradition Town Hall

CAKE: Magnolia Cakes

PHOTOGRAPHER: Kristen Browning + Frank Donnino

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Kate + Shaun | Fort Pierce Wedding

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Kate + Shaun | Fort Pierce Wedding

Her dress fit her as though it was handmade just for her. She delicately grasped a handful of ruffles and gazed down as her sister helped her put on her shoes. A bit nervous, yes. But you couldn't tell. Kate gracefully prepared for one of the most important days of her life well poised and ready. 

Her groom got ready in a flash, as all guys do. He was just as nervous as she was. But Shaun had his brother to crack casual jokes and deflate any lingering nerves for him. Shaun was sharp as he was beaming. A few tears shed when his Mom pinned his boutineer in place. Such sweet moments.

More tears would be shed by Shaun as he first saw his bride coming down the aisle towards him. A bet had been made that Shaun would be the one to break down first, and he was. 

After their ceremony, we headed outside and spent some time getting some really beautiful bride and groom portraits. One of my favorite images was with Kate holding her bouquet. Her bouquet was one of the most unique arrangements ever! Beautiful red and green colors with lots of different textures. 

Kate and Shaun, thank you for giving me the privilege and honor of photographing your wedding day! Kristy and I had a blast and your wedding was beautiful!! 

Venors that helped make this day amazing:

DRESS: Morilee

MAKE UP: Kaitlyn Rice

FLOWERS: South Forty LTD

CHURCH: St. Anastasia Catholic Church

CAKE: Sunrise City Cafe

DJ: Traxx Entertainment

WEDDING COORDINATOR: Rachel Snyder

PHOTOGRAPHY: Kristen Browning Photography with second shooter Kristy Arias

 

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Sandi + Tyler | Vero Beach Wedding

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Sandi + Tyler | Vero Beach Wedding

 

Vero Beach, FL

This past Saturday, I had the honor of photographing Sandi and Tyler as they committed their lives together in marriage. Sandi was a beautiful bride! She wore an ornate beaded gown with a longggggg veil (I just loved it when brides wear long veils!). Before the ceremony, Sandi's sisters, her mom, and good friend helped her prep for her big day. My second shooter, Kristy, mentioned to me how relaxed they were. It was so true! 

On the way to their ceremony, we noticed a park with these beautiful live oaks that would be just perfect for bride and groom portraits. I didn't see anywhere to park but I was hoping we could take photos at that location afterwards. Sandi and Tyler's ceremony was held in a beautiful church with huge stain glass windows and super tall wood ceilings, it was beautiful!

After the ceremony was over, we all escaped to Riverside Park and photographed Sandi, Tyler and their bridal party. Then, we headed to the area with the gorgeous live oaks! We finished the rest of the portraits of Sandi and Tyler beneath the canopy of trees. This was my favorite part of the day. The light was SO glowy!! It was basically like every photographer's dream come true!

Sandi and Tyler, thank you again for the opportunity to photograph your wedding day! I am truly honored that I was chosen to document so many beautiful moments for you!

VENDORS WHO HELPED MAKE THIS DAY AMAZING INCLUDE:

CEREMONY: Holy Cross Catholic Church

RECEPTION: The Royal Ballroom

DRESS: Stella York from Elda's Bridal Boutique

HAIR: Energy Salon

MAKEUP: Maria Sommers

FLORALS: Lara Andrews

DJ: Class Act Productions

CATERER: Any Occasion Catering

CAKE: Sweet Creations

SECOND SHOOTER: Kristy Arias

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Casa Feliz Wedding | Lorena + Nathan

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Casa Feliz Wedding | Lorena + Nathan

 

Winter Park, FL

Wow! Where do I begin?! Nathan and Lorena's wedding at Casa Feliz was pure magic! Everything, and I mean everything, went perfectly. It is rare that you have a wedding where everything sticks according to the timeline. But, I think a lot of credit has to go to Lorena's wedding planner Carly. She was simply amazing at keeping everyone on track! Also, the team of vendors were great. The videographers worked so well with myself and my second shooter. It really pays to have a great team! 

Nathan and Lorena got married at the historic Casa Feliz home in Winter Park. It was my second time shooting a wedding there and it was just as fun the second time as it was the first. 

One of my favorite parts of the day was when Nathan saw Lorena for the first time. Their first look took place underneath the arch. As soon as Nathan turned around and saw his bride for the first time, his jaw dropped to the floor as he was amazed at her beauty. Both the videographers and I agree that that was one of the best first looks we have ever seen! Lorena looked stunning! She wore a beautiful lace embroidered dress with the prettiest Betsey Johnson shoes!!  

Their reception took place under a beautiful tent with a gorgeous chandelier and string lights. It was such a romantic reception! Their wedding planner, Carly, had them close their eyes and wait until they were under the tent to surprise them with the finished area. Nathan and Lorena were both amazed at how perfect everything came out. I was so happy for them! 

To Nathan and Lorena, thank you for giving me the HONOR of documenting your love story on your wedding day. I wish you many, many years of happiness together!!! 

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The Vendors that made this day beautiful include:

Venue: Casa Feliz

Shoes: Betsey Johnson

Hair + Makeup: Beautiful You Make Up (Karen Boni)

Dress: Maggie Sottero

Videographer: Corban & Mandy Young,

Second shooter: Vanessa Velez

DJ: Kristin Wilson, Our DJ Rocks

Florist: Sarah Leung, Flower Girl Designs

Planner: Carlisha Magnarella, A Rose Designs Events

Caterer: Marie Fattore, Arthur's Catering and Events

Cake: Nicole Giordano, Florida Sweets & Co

Wood Sign Decor: Andi Mejia

Officiant: Harry Rubi- Sensational Ceremonies

Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting

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Ashleigh + Ryan | House of Refuge Engagement Photos

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Ashleigh + Ryan | House of Refuge Engagement Photos

 

Hutchinson Island, FL

We couldn't have been any happier to have NO RAIN during our session! Ashleigh and Ryan's engagement session had already been postponed once before due to downpours. Finally, the day of our rescheduled session, the forecast called for 85% chance of rain! I just couldn't believe it! But I decided to wait it out and see what it would do. Sure enough, the later in the day it got, the chances of rain actually decreased. The fact that Ashleigh and Ryan were driving down from Melbourne, Fl meant that the weather just had to cooperate--thankfully, it did!

Our session was at House of Refuge in Stuart, Fl. I love shooting here. I never get tired of it! Ashleigh and Ryan arrived and they looked so cute! We started our session on the boardwalk and then moved to the beach. As soon as we walked over to the beach, we were greeted with the prettiest RAINBOW! Not only did the rain hold off, but we got a rainbow too! Bonus! Ashleigh and Ryan deserved it! I immediately positioned the couple on the rocks for a shot. It is rare that you get a rainbow in the sky in just the right place for an epic photo! Mission accomplished!

I left our session feeling so good about our time together. Ashleigh and Ryan are the sweetest couple, and I am not just saying that--they truly are good people! :) I am so happy to have the honor of photographing their wedding next year in Palm City, Fl!! 

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Meet Alaina | High School Senior

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Meet Alaina | High School Senior

First time I have ever photographed a HORSE on location! I just loved my senior session with Alaina...and George! Our senior session took place at the Rider's Edge Equestrian Center in Palm City. I arrived early in the morning and was hoping that the rain would hold off. Thankfully, it was sunny for us the whole time! 

Alaina is a senior at Jensen Beach High School and has been riding for about ten years. George has become one of the best parts of her day. He's as gentle as a puppy and even lets her give him kisses on the nose! Alaina, I had so much fun at our session! Thank you for allowing me to capture you in your element!

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Meet Brandon | High School Senior

 

I was so excited to get to have another high school senior in front of my camera this week! Meet Brandon! He is a senior at Community Christian Academy and aspires to go into film!! Our session was fun because he understood the importance of shooting in good light. And good light is just what we had! Thankfully the sun was out and gave us the lighting that I just love to shoot in! 

Here are a couple of my fave's from our session, enjoy!

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Jessica + Nicco | Intimate Wedding in Palm City

 

Palm City, FL

Oh, how I wished I could speak and understand the Italian language! Last Saturday, I had the privilege of documenting Jessica and Nicco's beautiful wedding. Nicco is from Italy and spoke his vows to Jessica in Italian. Not only that, but his brother and his best friends flew in from Italy and joined in the celebration as well, they gave toasts in Italian! 

Jessica was so beautiful! I was especially smitten with her vibrant bouquet! Their wedding was held in Palm City at Palm Cove Golf Club, it was the PERFECT location, a hidden gem! It's good to know that there are places like this in our community! At sunset we were blessed with some beautiful glowy light and snuck out for a few portraits. Here are a few of my favorites!

Jessica and Nicco, I wish you both the very best! Thank you for giving me the honor of documenting your day! 

*It's possible that some of Nicco's family might be reading this, so I went to Google Translate and had the above translated into Italian!* Enjoy!

In Italiano: "Oh, come volevo poter parlare e capire la lingua italiana! Sabato scorso ho avuto il privilegio di documentare il bel matrimonio di Jessica e Nicco. Nicco è dall'Italia e ha parlato i suoi voti a Jessica in italiano. Non solo, ma suo fratello ei suoi migliori amici partivano dall'Italia e si sono uniti anche nella celebrazione, hanno dato brindisi in italiano!

Jessica era così bello! Sono stato particolarmente colpito con il suo bouquet vibrante! Il loro matrimonio è stato tenuto a Palm City al Palm Cove Golf Club, era la posizione perfetta, un gioiello nascosto! È bene sapere che ci sono posti come questa nella nostra comunità! Al tramonto siamo stati benedetti con una bella luce splendida e snuck fuori per alcuni ritratti. Ecco alcuni dei miei preferiti!

Jessica e Nicco, vi auguro sia il meglio! Grazie per averci dato l'onore di documentare la tua giornata!"

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Baby Easton | 6 Months

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Baby Easton | 6 Months

6 Month Update

Happy half birthday, Easton! How are you 6 months old already?! I was telling Jeremy the other day how much he has grown from the time he was a teeny tiny 6lbs 11oz newborn until now, it’s amazing how quickly they grow!!

We are really enjoying this age right now. He is so much more interactive and is such a happy baby. One of his favorite things to do is “fly”. Jeremy will hold him on his belly and he will “fly” to me. It thrills him lol!

6 Month Milestones:

*Sleep training is complete! Easton is sleeping 11-12 hours a night! Naps have gotten a lot better. Every nap is not equal. Sometimes they will be an hour long and sometimes they will be two and a half hours long! We did hit a snag last week though. For a period of about five days, Easton’s naps were only 30-40 min long and he had a lot of crying around bedtime too. I attribute it to the developmental leap that he went through (Wonder Weeks App is so informative!). Now that the leap is over, sleep is a lot easier for him and we are taking our good naps again. 

*We started solids!! This is a super fun milestone! We are doing baby led weaning. BLW involves giving your baby soft foods in their whole form, so no puree’s. For example, you can give strips of pineapple, banana, avocado, melon. You can even give chicken, pork, beef patty strips, etc. As long as it is soft. BLW teaches the baby how to eat independently, and strengthens their hand/eye coordination as well as stimulates their senses. Baby can have as much or as little as they want (breastmilk is STILL the main source of nutrition). Foods that baby eats are just to compliment the breastmilk, they are not meant to take the place of breastmilk (that happens closer to a year old). What I really like about it is the fact that you can expose your baby a variety of foods and textures, which encourages them to be good eaters and expands their palate! There are foods that should be avoided until baby is one year, though. For more info, visit www.feedinglittles.com

*He sits up now!! One of the qualifications to starting solids was that Easton had to be able to sit up independently. And, because he was so eager to try food, I let him practice sitting up. It literally took one day of practice before he was doing it. I used my boppy pillow and put it at the small of his back to help give him support. Before I knew it he could do it all on his own.

*I think he will crawl this month! He’s got a lot of upper body strength and pushes himself up onto his hands. He will get his legs going a little bit but hasn't figured out how to get up onto all fours. If I put him down on his blanket he will “swim” around and roll from one end of the blanket to the other. 

*Easton weighs 16lbs already! It's amazing how much weight he has gained. Yet, another 2lbs in one month!! I'm so glad he got his tongue tie revised! I think it definitely helped.

*We took him to the park and sat him in the swing! He loved it! Daddy even took him down the slide! He wasn't too sure what to think of that, lol! 

*He’s been to the beach a few times, but isn't quite a fan of the water just yet. we are hoping his isn't a waterphobe like his four legged brother, Ollie. We want to keep exposing him to the water so he becomes comfortable with it though.

*We had our first ‘vacation’ away from home a couple of weeks ago. It wasn't a planned vacation, but rather an unexpected one. We had a leak in our home which destroyed the tile. As a result we had to get new floors installed which meant that we had to move almost everything out of our home and relocate to my Dad's house for a few days. Easton slept like a CHAMP in his pack and play. I was a nervous wreck as I thought he would not sleep in anywhere but his crib. He proved me wrong though!

Here are a few photos!

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Meet Jett | High School Senior Photos

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Meet Jett | High School Senior Photos

Coral Cove Beach, Jupiter FL

It's not every day that I get to photograph a model! For real, Jett was actually a model for H+M! I had a blast shooting, and editing!! His Mom contacted me a few weeks ago and wanted to set up a session. They live in Wellington, so we actually decided we would meet up in Jupiter, sort of a half way mark. Coral Cove Beach. Ahh, it's been such a long time since I shot there! Fun fact: I shot my very FIRST family session at this beach back in 2005. It was nice to go back and it definitely makes me want schedule more sessions there! 

I definitely photograph more senior girls than I do senior boys. But it's always a nice change to photograph a senior boy. Posing them is completely different than posing a girl! And for some reason or another, the boys just fall right into their pose naturally. I didn't have to give Jett much direction. With his background in modeling, all I had to do was shoot! :) Here are a few favorites!

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Meet Katie | High School Senior Photos

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Meet Katie | High School Senior Photos

I was so happy when Katie contacted me and wanted me to photograph her! She and I had met a few weeks back at the shoot that I did for All For Color, Prep Obsessed and Sloane Ranger. Katie was one of the seniors who participated in the shoot.

Katie is amazing, she goes to Martin County Highschool, class of 2018 and during the summer is working full-time with toddlers at a school. I know how challenging it can be to raise a baby, and this girl is with kids allllll day long. Bless her! :) She loves what she does though! AND, she has her OWN business making monograms! Busy lady! For a high school senior, she sure does knock me out of the water! 

I had so much fun photographing Katie at Indian Riverside Park. Her smile says it all; she is a bubbly, outgoing girl! And those blue eyes just POP in these images, don't you think?! 

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Baby Easton | 5 Months

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Baby Easton | 5 Months

5 months old

Our baby boy is 5 months old!! I cannot believe it! The time is FLYING! Where did the 4th month go? I actually did not write a 4 month blog post because, well, the 4th month was REALLY rough. And, I just did not have the time to write :( 

This is going to be a lengthy post because so much has happened since 3 months. 

Starting around 3 1/2 months, Easton really changed his sleeping patterns. He began to start “protesting” naps. He would CRY and fuss and it was SO hard to get him to sleep. Up until that point, he had been putting himself to sleep for naps and doing ok with it. He had never really made it past that 30 min nap mark, as he would only nap through one sleep cycle. But nonetheless, he would at least put himself to sleep. It got so bad that I had to start rocking him to sleep again for every nap (like we did when he was a newborn). Then it got to the point where I had to rock him CONTINUOUSLY or he would wake up. THEN he started protesting bedtime (which he never did before). Finally, he started waking up multiple times in the night. The cycle continued for weeks and it completely exhausted me.

On top of that, Easton’s feeding habits began to change as well. Turns out his latch was not great due to his tongue tie and he needed to have a revision. I was so glad that our pediatrician told us about this dentist who does laser frenectomy procedures. Easton tolerated it well, but the first couple of days after were hard. His feedings did not improve initially and his latch was still “off”. The after care was completely rigorous, but I was dedicated to the process of him properly healing. We got in contact with a wonderful lactation consultant and also began taking him to the pediatric chiropractor for adjustments. As of today, his latch is PERFECT and he has gained 2 POUNDS in one month!!! For anyone who has a baby with tongue tie and does not think that it is a big deal, please read this article—it explains EXACTLY what happened with Easton and I. And please peruse this website to learn more about tongue tie.

Next, his sleep. So remember how I had mentioned being exhausted from assisting him to sleep all the time? Well, it just so happened that around the same time that I felt myself coming to a breaking point of utter exhaustion, was the same time that this class came out by my favorite sleep consultant. I knew there had to be a change. I couldn't keep doing what I was doing spending hours in a dark room rocking him and going though a nightly battle with him falling asleep. I remember speaking with my friend about it and telling her that I just felt like I was “surviving and not thriving”. It was true, I was doing whatever I could just to survive. I was eating terrible because it was easy, and I was becoming so stressed and snippy! And, nobody wants that! 

After implementing the things that I learned in the sleep class, I am SO proud to say that Easton has improved SIGNIFICANTLY. Every night I put him down in the crib FULLY AWAKE and he falls asleep within 10 minutes with hardly any fussing. He sleeps for about 11.5-12 hours a night and usually wakes up once to eat, though sometimes he sleeps through. His naps are getting so much better and he is able to link his sleep cycles together so his naps are not ending after only 30 mins. They last anywhere from 1-2 hours now! :) And as for me? I am feeling like myself again. I am getting the rest that I need and am able to tackle the things around the house that I need to! I thank the Lord that He sustained me through Eastons 4th month! 


5 Month Milestones:

*He weighs 15.2 lbs!! He gained 2 lbs in ONE month after having his tongue tie surgery!

*Rolls from back to tummy and tummy to back

*Goes to bed at 7pm every night and sleeps till about 6:45am or 7:00am, usually gets onefeeding in the night.

*Puts himself to sleep!!!

*Naps are 1-2 hours long!

*Loves sleeping on his tummy

*Can sit up unassisted for a couple of seconds

*Can put his own pacifier in his mouth by himself (it’s so cute!!)

*Everything goes in the mouth

*Very interested in what we are eating, loves to suck on apple slices

*Giggles and laughs!

*He is starting to mimic us

*Smiles when he sees Ollie (oh and the other day I SWEAR he said “Ollie” lol!)

*Said “da da” ON FATHER’S DAY!! AND we got it all on video!!

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Brooke + Mitchell | Indian Riverside Park Wedding

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Brooke + Mitchell | Indian Riverside Park Wedding

Jensen Beach, FL

Of all the times that I have photographed at Indian Riverside Park, there have only been two incidents where I have caught it at golden hour, and this wedding was one of them! The park itself is beautiful, but that late afternoon sun just makes it even more magical! 

Brooke and Mitchell were so fortunate to have such a beautiful day for their coastal summer wedding. They lucked out with beautiful light for their bride and groom portraits! I could have shot portraits of them for hours on end!  I can’t say enough about how sweet Brooke is! She was one of the most laid back easy going brides ever! It’s no wonder Mitchell adores her!

Brooke and Mitchell, thank you so much for inviting me in to document your wedding day. You were both so generous to myself and Frank. I wish you a lifetime of happiness! 

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SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING VENDORS:

VENUE: Indian Riverside Park

DRESS: Mori Lee from Allettante Bellezza

DJ: DJ Towers

CATERER: Firehouse Catering

CAKE: Publix

PHOTOGRAPHY: Kristen Browning Photography and second shooter Frank Donnino

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Lisa + David | River Palms Cottages and Fish Camp

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Lisa + David | River Palms Cottages and Fish Camp

 

JENSEN BEACH, FL

Almost every day last week we had some kind of rain shower that left the air hot and humid. But on Saturday, we lucked out with a completely sunny summer day! Lisa and David got ready for their wedding at the River Palms Cottages, the same place that I was married at over five years ago! There ceremony was at Indian Riverside Park

I loved being a part of their wedding! Their wedding party was soooo amazing! Even one of Lisa's bridesmaids was a wedding coordinator, which was so awesome and helped make the day so smooth! One of my favorite parts of the day was Lisa and David's first look. Such genuine emotion! There is a black and white photo from this moment down below that I just adore!

Lisa and David, thank you SO much for inviting me to document your day! I wish you the BEST and a lifetime of happiness! 

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THE FOLLOWING VENDORS DID A FABULOUS JOB TO BRING THIS DAY TOGETHER:

VENUE: INDIAN RIVERSIDE PARK AND RIVER PALMS COTTAGES

HAIR: PATTY SNEIDER

MAKEUP: MARIA SOMMERS

DJ: EVAN NINE ENTERTAINMENT

CATERER: FIREHOUSE CATERING

CAKE: PUBLIX

PHOTOGRAPHY: KRISTEN BROWNING PHOTOGRAPHY AND SECOND SHOOTER KIMBERLY SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY

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Meet Baby Logan | Newborn Session

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Meet Baby Logan | Newborn Session

I've never been more excited to shoot newborns than I am now! Ever since I had a baby, I see newborn photography in a whole new way. The preciousness of life that you hold in your arms is something that stays with you and gives you a greater depth of appreciation for. 

Baby Logan is two weeks old, isn't he just adorable?! His mama and daddy are doing such a wonderful job with him! 

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Monica + Ryan | Maternity Photos

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Monica + Ryan | Maternity Photos

House of Refuge

Stuart, FL

Not only did I get the honor of photographing their engagement photos and wedding, I am now photographing their maternity session! I am overjoyed for my Monica and Ryan! They are due to welcome their baby girl this summer! It will be their first baby and I am so excited for them!

I talk to Monica all the time about my experience with pregnancy, delivery, and having a little baby, it's so fun to be going through this season of life with a friend! (I've known Monica since 7th grade!) 

Ryan and Monica's session was taken at The House of Refuge in Stuart. Monica wore some amazing outfits. My favorite was the cream colored off the shoulder long sleeved maxi dress, she looked so stunning in it!! 

These two are going to be wonderful parents and they will no doubt have a beautiful baby (I can't wait to see her!) Thank you to Monica and Ryan for giving me the privilege of documenting such a beautiful time in their marriage! :) 

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Fort Pierce Engagement Photos | Kate + Shaun

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Fort Pierce Engagement Photos | Kate + Shaun

Their affections for one another started in high school. And after five years of dating, Kate and Shaun decided to make it official and get engaged. These high school sweethearts will be married this November and I have the honor of documenting their day! 

We nearly had this beach all to ourselves for their engagement session! (How does that even happen?!) Kate and Shaun chose two outfits, one casual and one more dressy. I just love the contrast of colors they wore with their first outfit: Kate's raspberry colored lace top juxtaposed to Shaun's navy blue polo. And I just adored Kate's demin off the shoulder maxi dress she wore for her second outfit! Kate looked stunning! 

I cannot wait until their wedding! :-) 

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Delray Sands Resort Wedding | Ashley + Jason

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Delray Sands Resort Wedding | Ashley + Jason

Delray Beach, FL

What is interesting about Ashley and Jason's wedding is that they got married at the same resort that Ashley's family used to vacation at when she was a child! The Delray Sands Resort had the familiarity and sense of relaxation that Ashley was used to and it made for the perfect beach wedding venue! 

After DAYS of non stop rain, South Florida finally got a break and the sun decided to shine on the same day as Ashley and Jason's wedding. Had it been one day earlier, they would not have been able to have an outdoor wedding as they had hoped! I was so happy that their day was just what they wanted! 

Ashley and Jason, I wish  you the very best as you venture into your marriage together. It was an honor to serve you and document your wedding day! Thank you for the kindness that you showed to Amanda and I! May you have many happy years to come! 

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VENDORS THAT HELPED BRING THIS DAY TOGETHER:

VENUE: Delray Sands Beach Club

DRESS: Alfred Angelo

HAIR/MUA: Giselle Sanchez

FLORALS: Nature's Bouquet

DJ: Kenny Mondo

CAKE: Diva-Licious Cake House

OFFICIANT: Jhoxan Rodriguez

PHOTOGRAPHY: Kristen Browning Photography and second shooter Amanda Smith Photography


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Model Call | High School Seniors Girls!

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Model Call | High School Seniors Girls!

 

high school senior girls

Model Call!!

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For the last week or so I have been working behind the scenes and planning a super fun photo shoot for high school senior girls!

Today, I am excited to unveil it!

I have teamed up with All For Color ,  Sloane Ranger, AND Prep Obsessed to give TEN lucky high school seniors an exclusive offer to model their products and be featured on their social media and website! This will be a super fun photo shoot! 

*The Details* 

When: June 22, 2017 @ 5pm

Where: Downtown Stuart

Each senior will be styled by All For Color and Sloane Ranger and have 10-15 minutes in front of the camera. After the shoot you will receive a link to an online gallery to view your images (option to purchase images). In addition to that, I am giving away a $50 voucher to each senior that can go towards another shoot with me! If you are under the age of 18, your parent/guardian must sign a online model release.

If you are interested, fill out the questionnaire to enter! Space is VERY limited--only 10 spots available and you don’t want to miss out!

***ENTRYS ARE NOW CLOSED!***

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What I Love About Veils

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What I Love About Veils

 

What I love about veils is...everything! Nothing excites me more when my brides wear veils, the longer the veil, the better! (Ok, I get excited whenever we are offered cake at a reception too!) If you are a bride and you are on the fence as to weather or not you will wear a veil, I want to encourage you to just do it! You can always remove it later on in the day. But veils just add so much to the photographs.

Here's why I love 'em:

1. You can create beautiful bridal portraits

This photo below of Heather is breathtaking. I especially love the fact that the wind caught the veil, it gives the photo such a dreamy effect!  And it gives the hands something to do. "What do I do with my hands?!" I try to avoid stiff and overly posed images. I want my portraits to reflect the natural personality of my clients and I always want them to feel comfortable. Giving the hands something to do, like hold the veil, creates natural gesture and gorgeous portraits!

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2. Veils make excellent backdrops

One of the things I think looks so pretty is when bridal details are placed on top of the veils, or when the veils are gently draped over top of the details. It definitely adds a softness to the photo and gives it that bridal, wedding look (perfect for the album!)

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3. Stunning bride and groom portraits

I love romantic images, I am drawn to creating them on wedding days and the veil is one of the things that I use to evoke this feeling. Also, I just love the way they look draped across the frame of the photograph!

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