Wedding at The Cruz Building | Ana + Johannes

In the very heart of Coconut Grove, the Cruz Building is a tri-level venue that offered the glamorous back drop for Ana and Johannes’ wedding day.  From the grand staircase and the ornate iron worked balconies to the magnificent stained-glass windows and bright outdoor terrace, this place did not lack in elegance.  Ana and Johannes were able to really take advantage of all of the beauty that the Cruz Building had to offer by opting to do a First Look prior to their ceremony.  Every aspect of this wedding was romantic and simply extraordinary… just like the couple themselves!

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Venue: The Cruz Building | Photography by Santy Martinez – Lead Photographer: Santy Martinez, 2nd Photographer: Janina

Engagement session in Washington, D.C. | Lilian + Abdel

Living and working in Washington DC, Lilian and Abdel are both full of life and lust for travel and adventure. We started our day exploring the Georgetown neighborhood with its historic architecture and quaint shops.  This couple could not resist but stop at the famous Georgetown Cupcake for a sweet treat before we headed over to take a stroll at the park to admire the Fall foliage. No trip to DC would be complete without some sightseeing at the National Mall.  Not even the government shutdown could stop us from capturing this adorable couple in action at our nation’s capital!

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Sneak Peek: Wedding at the Coral Gables Congregational Church: Elyse + Rickie

Earlier today we blogged about Elyse and Rickie’s engagement session and we promised a sneak peek of their big day.  The wait is over! This couple truly enjoyed their wedding from their warm-hearted ceremony at Coral Gables Congregational Church to their stunning reception at Coral Gables Country Club.  It was truly a spectacular day that was simply a joy to capture!

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Church: Coral Gables Congregational Church, Reception Venue: Coral Gables Country Club, Lead Photographer: Santy Martinez, 2nd Photographer: Annie

South Florida Engagement Session: Elyse + Rickie

This engagement session was such a good time to shoot and it all had to do with this vivacious couple!  Elyse and Rickie commenced the day at the beautiful and historic Deering Estate and ended with some fun at the Firehouse where he works.  Please stay tuned later on today for a sneak peek of their wedding day which was equally as delightful to shoot.  In the meantime… enjoy their images!

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Sneak Peek: Wedding at Le Blanc Resort and Spa in Cancun, Mexico | Vanessa + Danny

Happy New Year!  As this is our first blog of 2014, we decided to kick it off with an exotic destination wedding teaser.  There are so many beautiful places in the world, yet, there is no mystery to why the Le Blanc Resort and Spa in Cancun, Mexico was the location of choice for Vanessa and Danny.  Please enjoy a sneak peek of this blissful couple’s stunning day!

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Venue: Le Blanc Resort and Spa, Lead Photographer: Santy Martinez, 2nd Shooter: Annie

Wedding at Comber Hall: Lakisha and Jhimmy | Coral Gables, Fl.

We dug a bit into our vault today for this featured wedding.  As you will see, however, it was well worth the wait!  Lakisha and Jhimmy were such a joy to shoot and we were lucky enough to capture their big day.  Their love for each other was complimented by the abundance of love that was present by their big family and amazing friends.  From  the moment she walked down the aisle at The First Presbyterian Church of Miami to the last dance at Comber Hall, this was truly a special day of love, laughter and overall fun!

Some couples simply do not want to stress about taking photos of the two of them on the day of their wedding so they opt for a post-session in order to get their formal photos.  Lakisha and Jhimmy took advantage of this option and the results are beautiful images that will hang on the walls of their home for a lifetime.

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Getting Ready Location:  Viceroy Hotel, Church: The First Presbyterian Church of Miami, Venue: Comber Hall, Post Session Location: Epic Hotel, Lead Photographer: Santy Martinez, Second Photographer: Janina

Wedding at Lyford Cay, Bahamas: Jill + Robbie | Destination Wedding Photographer

With another destination wedding on the horizon, it is natural for us to reminisce about the fantastic time we had shooting Jill and Robbie’s wedding weekend at the exclusive Lyford Cay Club in the Bahamas.  There is always something special when friends and family from each side meet in one magical place for the purpose of celebrating a beautiful union… and this group sure knew how to celebrate!  From the intimate ceremony by the breathtaking Bahamian shore to the contagious rhythms of the Junkanoo band, this wedding had it all!  Our team was more than delighted to capture each moment, from start to finish, of this spectacular event.  Enjoy the highlights!

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Wedding Venue: Lyford Cay Club, Event coordinator: Wildflowers, Lead Photographer: Santy Martinez, 2nd & 3rd Photographers: Annie & Janina