Our beautiful and awesome friends (oh right, they’re also clients!) Cheryl + Derek are bringing a new life into their home and the world… and we can’t wait to meet her. We found a secluded beach for some celebratory portraits, and Cheryl was her usual gorgeous self, rocking her new status as momma, while Derek’s antics cracked us all up. (Yes, you’re gorgeous too, Derek.) Thanks to these sweet people for trusting us to document your growing family! We’re SO EXCITED for them. Check out some favorites below!
Spending time with Lindsay + Deche is like a breath of fresh air. Their love for each other is palpable, and their care and affection for the people around them– from their closest loved ones down to the service staff at their wedding venue– is kind and genuine. They laugh from the tips of their toes, crinkling their eyes and grinning for the whole world to see. Spending a day with them feels like we’re all on a grand adventure together, and we’re certain everyone who knows them feels the same way! (Oh, and check out three cameo appearances throughout the wedding day…)
Lindsay + Deche’s wedding day was sunny and beautiful; Old Palm Golf Club put on a beautiful party, and served as the backdrop for the entire day, providing beautiful spaces for portraits and first look alike. We had the pleasure of working with Keith from Steadfast Weddings (our all-time favorite videographer), and we all sailed through the day together without a hiccup. Thank you to everyone for making the wedding so wonderful and fun, and our biggest hugs for this very, very happy couple. We love you guys. xoxo– Em + Steve
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Megan, Glen, and Gabby. These three have been in our lives for a few years now, and every time we see them we’re left smiling and content. Watching Gabby grow from a toddling baby to a cute little girl has been a pretty magical experience; in this past year alone we’ve seen her develop from a shy flower girl at Megan + Glen’s wedding into this friendly and outgoing kiddo. (And every time she says our names we light up and think, “She remembers us!”)
This year’s “birthday” session for Gabby was moved away from her actual birthday in August (too sticky!) to a lovely day in November at the Morikami Museum in Boca Raton. What a perfect spot for a family session! Gabby’s grandparents joined us for the shoot; we love seeing their faces light up when she’s around. Check out a few of our favorites below!
We met up with Tara + Kevin at the Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale for their engagement session, and wow– that place is worth checking out! We were restricted to shooting in the gardens only, but that was no problem; we easily could have shot there for days on end. It’s amazing how this oasis of trees and quiet is tucked right between bustling city streets!
This was our first time meeting Kevin and we immediately liked him; these two are perfectly matched! Playful, adorable, and always ready for a laugh, couples like Tara + Kevin make our job feel easy. After wandering the gardens for the afternoon there was a quick costume change followed by a stroll to the nearby beach, where we caught the last bit of daylight on this overcast day. Who needs sunshine when you have these two lighting up each shot? Check out our favorites below… we’ll be back with these two later this year for their (sure-to-be) amazingly fun wedding. xoxo– Em + Steve
In one of those wild coincidences, I planned a trip back to Vermont the same weekend that Jessica + David took their kiddos up for a family visit. Raw weather and a distinct lack of sunshine made for something of a challenge (this part of New England doesn’t often have snow so early in the season, so things mostly just look dead and trampled), but Jessica suggested some of Dartmouth’s campus, as the students were off for break. Perfect! The big windows in Hopkins Center let in gorgeous indirect light, and the shiny new sculpture outside the Black Family Arts Center proved too tempting for small hands and feet, and became a delightful jungle gym. Despite claims that they might never cooperate, a few well timed fish faces got a laugh or two, and the best part of being so small is the uncanny ability to ignore any and all commands to behave… which might be why sessions like this make me laugh and love kids for being kids. Thank you to this family for once again opening your afternoon to my lens; seeing your children get bigger and capturing their personalities is one of my favorites things. xoxo–Em