Maury + Cara.

I will never forget the first time that I spoke with Cara (Cara is a designer and Maury is a video guy out in LA)...  she was planning a wedding across the country with her fiance Maury. We talked for a while about what she had in mind for her big day and I was sold...   Their destination wedding took place in a private backyard on a beautiful afternoon in San Marco, Florida.

Day of wedding coordination / decore: Coastal Celebrations
Floral: Conservatorie
Hair and makeup: Amanda Hopcraft

Kelly and Blake

Blake and Kelly can be described with one word: adventurous. My time spent photographing them was amazing and gave me a chance to combine both of my loves - water and photography :) 

Wedding coordinator - Budget Vows

Teach it Tuesday - the moment after the moment.

A little known trick that I use in my portrait and wedding photography is the "secret moment". It is one of my favorite things and a lot of people miss it. It is the very moment that occurs after an image is taken. That split second after the shutter when your subject thinks the photo has been taken and their guards drops down... what often shows through in that instant is something different and often amazing.

Here is a great portrait of my friends Liz, Joey and Stacey.

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And this is the moment right after... 

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To me, they are both good photos but the second photo captures something that I love... emotion, interaction, and best of all...honesty.