We’re back and blogging! So happy to be back in the office for a few minutes at a time, we’ve been running all over the country for the last few months. Thank you to all of our clients for your patience while we get your blog posts together, we know you want to share images with your friends, loved ones, and maybe those people from high school you didn’t really like but wouldn’t mind impressing with your gorgeous faces. :-)

And on to Gina + Kyle! These two were made for each other; their life is sure to be the best party imaginable now that they’re together. While they now live in California, they’re familiar with the treacherous weather we often have in South Florida in July, and scheduled all of their events indoors. We lucked out, though: it was super hot, but not stormy! We managed to sneak away for portraits by a huge banyan tree near the Marriott and the afternoon sparkled like a firecracker. (Seriously, who needs fireworks with these two around?) Check out some of our many, many favorites below!


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  • Carra McFaddenOctober 9, 2015 - 8:19 pm

    I especially love the photo of mother and daughter holding hands. Lovely.

In case you hadn’t seen, life has been busy in Pogo land! We’ve been traveling like crazy, so our backlog of blogging shoots is piling up, but not to worry– Em will be back in Florida soon and updates will be flying at you. In the meantime, it’s September 10th already, which means it’s time for our third 10 on 10 post! (Not sure what I’m talking about? Click here to see the first month and learn a bit more about the 10 on 10 project, and click here to see last month’s post.)

We went to Quebec City for our fifth anniversary, almost on a whim; having never really looked into the place before, we wanted to see what this “almost European” city was like, so we booked a room at the famed Chateau Frontenac (which is seriously like a castle on a hill) and drove up from where we’d been staying in Vermont.

Before we go any further, please go check out the other talented photographers who are participating this month. (Go ahead, we’ll be right here for you when you come back.)

Back? Great! Check out a day in Quebec City with your two favorite Pogos. Warning: we’re a little cuddly. Also, I bent the rules a bit: these images are from a 24 hour period… just not all in one day. We slept in a bunch because that’s what we like to do on relaxing vacations, so I didn’t have a full day to use. :-) The first half are from August 13th, around Quebec City, and the last ones are from a visit to Chute Montmorency, which is an incredible waterfall just north of the city, complete with a suspension footbridge high above the falls. I included a bonus vertical Pogo Pano so you can see the view over the edge.
Our castle, Chateau Frontenac. While it could be said that this is a cheesy place to stay, we absolutely loved it. Teeny hotels and bed & breakfasts are great, but this place was grand and perfect for our stay in Quebec City.

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  • Lelia BartruffSeptember 11, 2015 - 11:13 am

    Of course you have to stay at a castle on a hill! If that is a choice anyway… I’m dying to see photos from Glacier!

Another month has flown by, and it’s time for my second 10 on 10 post! (Didn’t see last month’s? Click here to see it and learn a bit more about the 10 on 10 project.)

The images for this month’s post were so hard to narrow down. I spent three lovely days at Acadia National Park (we stayed at nearby Bar Harbor, Maine) with my dad and stepmom; having a full summer schedule I’ve barely had time to look at most of the images, but I picked through one of the days for a few shots that I love.

Before we go any further, please go check out the other talented photographers who are participating this month. (Go ahead, we’ll be right here for you when you come back.)

Back? Excellent! Check out a day in Acadia below. (Odds are good that I’ll post more from this trip some day!)

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  • Ted JeromeAugust 10, 2015 - 4:40 pm

    Wonderful, Em!

  • Sandy Sudlow ClarkeAugust 10, 2015 - 10:09 pm

    very nice.

  • Liselyn AdamsAugust 11, 2015 - 1:55 pm

    The feet! These are images that stick in the mind. Even the waffle.

  • Lynn SudlowAugust 16, 2015 - 2:14 pm

    Thanks for doing a wonderful photographic chronicle of a thoroughly enjoyable trip!

A hot summer wedding in the Keys? Jenna + PJ managed to pull it off with elegance, keeping their guests cool with an indoor ceremony and reception at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo… while spending a bit of time with a cherry classic car outside for portraits. We were so happy to bear witness and document the range of emotions that flooded the entire day; from joyous laughter during the ceremony to family tears during parent dances (and the surprise switchup that Jenna and her father sprung on everyone– though not us! Tell us your secrets!– during their dance was delightful). The band kept the dance floor packed with tunes ranging from old to brand new (Uptown Funk, anyone?), and the buzz of excitement for the newlyweds kept feet stomping and drinks flowing for hours.

Thank you to everyone for making us feel so welcome, and especially to Jenna + PJ for trusting us to capture the energy and feel of your day. We were so glad to be there with you! Click the image below to see many of our favorites. –Em + Steve

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  • Connie SierraAugust 24, 2015 - 12:37 am

    Absolutely gorgeous potraits
    Jenna and PJ
    You guys are a Stunning

As we’ve surely mentioned before, becoming friends with our clients is our normal routine. Not only does it make the wedding day more fun, it tends to make the images feel more intimate and connected when we’re already close with the people in them. Occasionally we’ll connect with a couple more strongly than we usually do, which is one of the best feelings in the world; this is how we feel about Sarah + Todd. But enough about us! Let’s chat about them.

Hailing from California and Florida, Sarah + Todd recently moved back to the Palm Beach area from New York to be closer to family, and also ended up moving their wedding from Brooklyn to the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, just a stone’s throw away from Todd’s parents’ home. Witnessing the depth of their feelings for each other and for their loved ones was touching; we loved seeing how much thought and care they put into making their day personal and meaningful, and the way they relaxed into their reception and party as soon as the ceremony ended. (A reception that had some awesomely exuberant dancing, somewhat overly exuberant cake feeding, and the rustling of the South Florida wind through the soaring palm trees and iconic brick sculptures of these beautiful gardens.) Check out some of our favorites below and leave some comment love for these guys. :-) xoxo– Em + Stevesarahtoddwed-01

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  • Sandy Sudlow ClarkeJuly 11, 2015 - 1:35 pm

    wonderful as usual

  • Lynn SudlowJuly 11, 2015 - 2:40 pm

    Lovely record of what looks like a wonderful day. Emily, Sarah rivals you for most pale and creamy skin!

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