August 7, 2014

A Very Special Forty Year Wedding Anniversary Shoot

Four whole decades ago a free-spirited, vivacious, crazy-haired young lady met a highly intelligent, courageous, soccer-enthusiast young man and there was instant chemistry. They talked, they connected, they fell in-love...and they married.

Two incredibly interesting, yet distinct personalities united their lives to pursue common goals, find true happiness through  faith and then eventually have and raise three little girls.

These two people are my parents.

 My mentors. My heroes. My friends.

My sisters and I cannot be prouder to call these two beautiful people our parents, to have inherited their strength, devotion and characters.

To know that despite life's many great challenges, obstacles, growing pains, wonderful moments and tragic ones, their bond has grown stronger, their love deeper - their faith in God, unbreakable.

A photo session to commemorate this most special occasion was a priority for me. I found it so fitting that my gorgeous knock-out mother donned a ruby dress. After all, traditionally the forty year anniversary is represented by the Ruby. 

Enjoy Forty Years of True Love....

You can't deny the love....

The true, unconditional, stronger-as-time-passes type of love...

Stay tuned for more recent photo sessions and a long post dedicated to the renovations at Chateau C'est La Vie.

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June 20, 2014

An Idyllic Island Wedding...

As promised, here it is... The full blog post with some of my favorite moments and takes of this memorable, beautiful day of love, passion and commitment, set in the magnificent island of Puerto Rico...

Take a journey with me and enjoy...

Because E is a personal friend, it was such an honor to be hired to capture this amazing day, may E and M have an eternity of hapiness!!!

With my Second shooter, and sould mate, aka the "hubs." Together we make the C'est La Vie Photography Team.

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Many more exciting photography and design projects to come!

June 5, 2014

An Island "Love Story" Engagement Session...

Hi guys! I'm back from my destination engagement and wedding session in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. It is not called La Isla del Encanto (the island of enchantment) for anything. Truly a gorgeous, lush setting and an even lovelier, livelier people. My most recent clients E and M, also happen to be beloved friends, which made it even more of an absolute pleasure for me to have captured the undeniable hapiness and passion both of these love birds emitted from their beings.

We started off with the engagement session, or "Love Story" as it is called there, with the Jardin Botanico de Caguas as our background, a place the couple chose. However, as with any shoot - the possibility of things not always working out as planned -  exists.   When we arrived to the Botanical Gardens we were told it was closed to the public because they were setting up for a special private event. Bummer.

 This set-back fortunately did not deter me - the photog -  nor this enamored couple. Especially when I realized  the outskirts of the property had more than enough beautiful and interesting natural settings for me to work with.

You can see for yourself with the following takes....

I then had the absolute immense priviledge to capture their gorgeous wedding day. Below a sneak peak. Stay tuned for a full post dedicated to the happy new couple and their memorable day!