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The Many Specialties of Professional Photographers

If someone tells you they’re a photographer, you probably have a mental image formed by a previous interaction at a wedding, or perhaps with your mom at last year’s family portrait session. But did you know there are actually many specialties in the field of photography that most don’t realize? Here we’ll explore their differences and why you might hire one or the other based on your need and personality.

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Why I Gift Studio Portraits with Some Wedding Packages

With every wedding or event package, I include some sort of Bonus….a gift of my choosing that I think adds just a little extra something to say “Thank You”. One of those bonuses is a Bridal Beauty Session, where we capture contemporary women’s portraits in the studio on a date separate from the wedding. Learn more about my “why”, and the reasons why I encourage you to take advantage of it.

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Magaly & Ryan | Pier House Resort Key West Wedding

​Ryan and Magaly met while he was working as a bartender. He had been serving drinks all night and before you know it, they were making conversation about how to properly pronounce Magaly's name ("muh-gal-ee"). At the end of the night, he walked her to her car, they exchanged numbers and were inseparable ever since!

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So Many Ways to Get Wedding Photos in a Fortress!

It would be tempting to think that photographers on a small island would quickly tap out on ideas when they shoot at a location like Fort Zachary Taylor’s historic civil war fortress all the time, but necessity is the mother of invention, and when your job is to continually innovate and push yourself to the next level, you have no choice BUT to be creative!

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Denise & Paul | Hyatt Centric Key West Resort Wedding

When Denise and Paul reached out to me about their upcoming wedding at Hyatt Centric Resort in Key West, I knew it was going to be a beautiful event. It was planned as an elegant and family-filled affair with their children and closest friends, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico as the iconic Key West sunset created a perfect backdrop for their big day.

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Best Tips for a Beautiful Bridal Portrait

After getting every hair into place, slipping on the dress that was truly "the one", and matching it with the perfect shoes, you want to take a few minutes on your wedding day to let your photographer capture some stunning bridal portraits of you. Gone are the days of stuffy poses and dead stares.  Today's bridal portraits are fresh, romantic, and sometimes even a little sexy.

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Couple Kicks Off Custom "Happy Ever After" in Key West Engagement Session

Dionicia and Derrick celebrated their recent engagement with a trip to Key West.  Arriving with custom shirts expressing their "Happily Ever Moite" (Derrick's last name) hashtag, and Dionicia's awesome #Feyonce shirt (a play on her newly engaged status while channeling that inner-Beyonce all powerful women have inside them!) :D.

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Lashawn & Kent | Omni Amelia Island Wedding | Fernandina Beach, Florida

When LaShawn and Kent came to Key West for their Engagement Shoot, we instantly connected. It was then my joy to travel to Amelia Island with them for their wedding day, where they celebrated with close friends and family at the Omni Resort, exchanging their vows on the soft Fernandina Beach white sands, with the peaceful view of the Atlantic Ocean as their backdrop.

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Nick and Alyssa - A Proposal in Paradise

As far as Alyssa was aware, it was to be only a beautiful trip to Key West, Florida.  But what she didn't know was that her boyfriend Nick had been secretly planning a very big day.   Under the blue skies of paradise with the sound of the ocean in the distance, Nick popped the question and Alyssa said yes!

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