Joe and Mariana escape the cold weather in Kentucky, visited us, and got their anniversary photos done while enjoying the weather in FL before they went to Disneyworld in Orlando for one week!


from Mariana & Joe


Tell us about how you met and all about the proposal!

We met in 2013 through a mutual friend. We became friends but didn’t really start hanging out until December’s 2015. We began dating shortly after and were engaged on July 8, 2016. I knew Joe was proposing soon, as we had talked about marriage extensively, but I had no idea when he would do it. We had a nice dinner planned, but I wasn’t expecting anything. At the end of our dinner Joe stood up and started reaching for his pocket and pulled out a ring, and I was in shock!


What has brought you closer this year?

Last year I was stuck in a job that I wasn’t passionate about, and Joe supported me through the entire thing. He was my cheerleader when I began searching fo a job that I could actually make my career. It was stressful during that time, but I had Joe with me every step of the way which made things easier, and also brought us closer together. And when I finally got a great job, we were both able to celebrate that.


What is your favorite memory of this years together?

One of our favorite memories is of our honeymoon. We traveled to California and drove down the coast, which was incredible. It was amazing being newly married and being able to take a great trip together.


What do you like best about being married?

Being able to come home to my best friend every night by far!


For you, what are the most important elements for a successful marriage?

My grandparents’ advice to us at our wedding was to always put Jesus first, and I think that’s the most important element of a successful marriage. Along with that, truly listening to each other and putting them first is important.


What advice can you give to newlyweds?

Soak in all the firsts together, even the little moments!


What’s one piece of advice you would give to other couples for the session?

Just relax and enjoy each other’s presence, as it’ll make your pictures look that much more natural!


Happy Anniversary Mariana & Joe! Congratulations on your first year spent together as husband and wife. May your life continue to be filled with love, respect, and happiness!





It was the perfect fall weather for the Maroons wedding, the calm ocean and blue skies served as beautiful backdrop for their intimate beach wedding in Clearwater Beach, FL


They came all the way from Maine to celebrate their special day with their loved ones and their son who is the light of their lives. Erin looked absolutely beautiful in her Casablanca gown from the White Closet Bridal in Tampa. Donna Lucier with Beautiful & Blessed Beginnings created her romantic garden bouquet and officiated their union, bestowing a blessing on them both. 


Congratulations Erin and Jared, may this day be only the beginning of a lifetime of love and happiness as you begin your exciting journey as husband and wife!


We had beautiful soft and golden light, we heard the soft melody of the ocean, everything was perfect for this romantic sunset wedding on the Gulf Coast of Florida!


Together, holding hands and walking on the beach as husband and wife, it is simply priceless! <3 


Photography : Carography Studios

Planning | Florals | Officiate Services : Beautiful & Blessed Beginnings

Bridal Boutique & Gown : The white Closet Bridal

Gown Designer : Casa Blanca Bridal


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I would love to share the beautiful photos from Rebecca and Jonah proposal from last week! Jo contacted me a few weeks ago and told me he was going to propose to his sweetheart, then the planning started! I got together with my sweet friend and calligrapher artist Josefina from Love Offering and told her I wanted to create something very special for them, my Mom created and designed Becca's bouquet! 

Click play below to watch the engagement story!


The big day arrived and I met Jo at the park. Jo asked a mutual friend to make up a photography project.  She asked Becca if there was a park around town that Becca liked.  Becca suggested Peterson Park because it has become a very special place for her and Jo where they have celebrated their anniversaries. Jo told her earlier that day that he wanted to take her out on a date.  This was his perfect excuse to get her dressed up!


Becca arrived at the park, completely unaware. I was hanging around with Mom and we were hiding from Becca so she would not see me with my big camera! It would have ruined his surprise! Jo and Becca met and they started talking.


Becca was very surprised yet still completely unaware of Jo's intentions. He began talking with her about their relationship and how God has brought them closer together.  At the perfect time, he got down on one knee, and he asked her to marry him and spend the rest of her life with him!  Of course, she said YES, and I was there able to capture this incredible moment between this beautiful couple. 

I am so in love with this woman. You have my whole heart Becca and I promise forever to you. Scott is going to look so good on you!
— Jonah
Last night, in the park that has become so important to us, Jo asked me to marry him. It was the most romantic moment and I couldn’t stop crying happy tears. Of course, I said yes to spend forever with this amazing man! He has shown me what true kindness looks like and encourages me to follow after Jesus every day. I can’t wait to share many more memories with you gorgeous!
— Rebecca

Becca and Jo, Congratulations on your engagement! You make a wonderful couple. Wishing that this be just the start of a long and wonderful journey!

1 Corinthians 13:13 - And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.


Photography | Planning | Florals Carography Studios

Calligrapher Artist Love Offering


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Love. A simple monosyllabic word that is so easy to pronounce. Yet, those who have experienced this powerful emotion, in all its glory would know, that love is something that has the ability to turn the world on its head. All love stories are unique and endearing, but this particular one is nothing short of a beautiful fairytale. However, interestingly enough, this fairytale didn’t end in marriage; rather it was marriage that really kick-started a lifetime of togetherness between Josh and Annie.

2016, was the year when the two souls of Josh and Annie became one. However now, a year later, things are just as amazing between the couple. When they pledge to be by each other’s side in sickness and in health, they really did mean it. The beautiful anniversary pictures captured at the dessert are so much more than just beautiful, they are tender and so very romantic.! The picturesque surroundings always serve as a beautiful backdrop drop.

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Las Vegas, Anniversary Photos

Las Vegas, Anniversary Photos


In this technological world, where different people make use of their gadgets for all the wrong reasons, for Josh and Annie; it was technology that helped bring them together. It was on a dating app where the both of them ‘met’ each other and things just took off from there. Most people use distance as an excuse for not being faithful to one another, but by making a long-distance relationship work so effortlessly, the story of this couple is nothing short of inspiring.

Las Vegas Wedding Photography

Las Vegas Wedding Photography


Josh popped the question at the Vietnam airport, just before returning home, after enjoying a brief vacation with Annie. On saying yes to his romantic proposal, Annie truly made Josh the happiest man in the world!

Therefore, by sailing through all kinds of problems this couple showed to the world, that if you really want something, you need to do everything in your power to turn that dream into a reality. You must give love a chance, be open to new experiences and never be afraid of taking risks. Josh and Annie embraced life and made the best of all their circumstances. Every picture bears testimony to the fact that things like real love really does exist!


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It was a pleasure meeting Vy and James, hearing about their love story and of course photographing their engagement session in Sausalito, I fell in love with this place, Sausalito is just a ferry ride across the bay and the stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the skyline of San Francisco are spectacular! It is one of the most romantic places in San Francisco for engagement photography.

Vy and James got engaged in March and have been together for 3 years, they will be getting married later this year in the fall and will be celebrating their wedding with close family and friends. When I asked Vy, what was the best thing about being engaged she said, now they feel more responsible about their relationship.

They are an incredible couple together, they are so focused on each other and now have the best gift that life has to offer, their love for each other.Congratulations on your engagement! You make a perfect couple.

Just look at the slideshow below and see how real and beautiful is their Love for each other. Thank you guys for allowing me to photograph who you really are as a couple!

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Sausalito Engagement Photography

Sausalito Engagement Photography

.Sausalito Engagement Photography

.Sausalito Engagement Photography

Sausalito it is such a charming little place and definitely was the perfect location for their engagement session, it is incredibly photogenic and I can not wait to go back for more engagement sessions in San Francisco.

San Francisco Engagement Photos

San Francisco Engagement Photos

Cheers to a future of love, commitment and happiness!

Carolina did an awesome job on our engagement photo shoot. She knows how to capture very little moment which bring out the spirit of the photos which was exactly what we wanted. She is also wonderful person to work with. We love our pictures and definitely recommend.
— Vy Huynh