A simple and classic beach wedding is what a recent couple envisioned for their wedding that would officially make their little family of four into one. Nicole and Adam have been together for three years and it is so clear to anyone who meets them that they are devoted to each other and their family. Except when Adam goes to work, they are never apart and do everything together. They are each other’s best friend. “He is amazingly sweet and giving, a great father, a loving son, a great friend, there is never, ever a dull moment with him and he is hilarious and so smart and creative,” said Nicole, “and it doesn’t hurt he is easy on the eyes.” “She is the most beautiful, caring, funny and loving person/mother I have ever known,” Adam said about her.” I was so happy to be hand-chosen by this lovely family based on my creativity and passion for photography to be present at their wedding and to be the one to record it forever.
Adam proposed to Nicole on a trip to New York City on a horse and buggy ride around Central Park. She was shocked. He’d been able to keep the surprise from her the entire time and she has no idea that he’d been planning to propose. After that, all of the plans for their wedding came together while listening to music on their back porch. They wanted the beach – what better backdrop for a wedding than the Florida sunset? – and they wanted casual. They found their perfect location at Fred Howard County Park in Tarpon Springs. “It was perfect It felt like we had our own private island.” Continuing with the sun and sand theme, they honeymooned in Miami and the Bahamas.
It was wonderful for me to be a part of this family’s most special moment. It was more than a wedding; it was a merging of two families into one. Nicole and Adam became husband and wife, but also their sons became brothers. I strive to get to know my clients in order to bring out their personalities and also to learn about their incredible journeys. It’s heartwarming to me that I was able to give them photographs of an already memorable day that they are so proud of but also that these wonderful people count me now as a friend, not just a photographer.
No matter who you get to be your photographer for your special moments, remember that these are more than just pictures. These are memories. It’s important to get to know the photographer and for the photographer to get to know you. Find a photographer who matches you in style and personality.
I look forward to photographing Nicole and Adam and their family for many years to come. Best of luck to the two of you!