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Lia & Morgan are engaged! // Charleston Wedding Photographer

When Lia talks about her future with Morgan, she jokes, “Our kids are going to turn out like a piñata!” she says with a laugh.  ”Who knows what we’re gonna get.”  She’s referring to Morgan’s Irish background, and her Columbian roots.  Yet, despite the separate worlds they came from, it was their love of medicine and science that brought them together.  Along their path of pursuing med school and PA school, they met through mutual friends, and the past 3 years have been inseparable ever since.  During a trip to Asheville, Morgan then got down on one knee and asked Lia to be his wife.  Now planning an outdoor wedding in Greenville, SC, they are excited to see what the future holds, piñatas and all.

For their engagement session, this Tennessee couple met us half way in Charleston for some fun photos around Boone Hall Plantation and the downtown historic streets of Charleston.  Here’s some of our favorites below!

Be sure to “like” our Facebook page too to see a few more extras!

Christina BApril 22, 2012 - 9:25 pm

Love the photos–steamy romance in the Old South–nice to see couple’s photography show the sexy side of romance along with the sweet! Best wishes!! xoxo

Carla CastroApril 4, 2012 - 9:04 am

So prettyyy!!!!! Glad ur my sister:))) lol but these pictures are super beautiful:)

Linda paterninaApril 1, 2012 - 10:18 am

this is perfection! I love love ur pics! And yes moe and me need this to book then asap! They are so great ! I cant wait to be standing next to u in ur most important day! I love u guys

Quely FMarch 31, 2012 - 10:44 am

How romantic !!!! This is love painted all over the pictures. My dear friend, I am very happy for you. You both are beautiful persons inside and outside.

Moe SerranoMarch 31, 2012 - 10:32 am

Awesome! You both look great! Linda said that we had to book them too. Thanks lia! $$$$ :)

Dayana TourinoMarch 31, 2012 - 9:23 am

Lovely couple, all my best wishes to you. Great pics! Hugs n kisses!

tere vasquezMarch 31, 2012 - 8:02 am

Amazing pictures! The setting, the lighting, the couple! What a lovely couple you guys make!! Made in Colombia and made in the USA, it couldn’t be better!!!!!! Love you…………………

JessycaMarch 31, 2012 - 2:26 am

Amazing pictures, Lia! So very happy for you! :)

KarolMarch 31, 2012 - 12:46 am

Lia, you guys look absolutely gorgeous!!! Such a pretty couple!!! I wish the best of times still yet to come!!!
The pictures are stunning, congratulations, I’m so happy for you!!!

LaycieMarch 30, 2012 - 6:35 pm

Absolutely stunning photos of an amazing couple! Lia, that pink dress makes you GLOW! Well, I’m sure it’s Morgan making you glow, but the dress is still perfect! :) Can’t wait for the wedding pics!!!

MariaMarch 30, 2012 - 5:31 pm

GREAT pictures lady! Lovely couple! Best wishes to both of you!! XOXO

Judy LMarch 30, 2012 - 5:16 pm

Really fabulous pictures! Lia and Morgan look great and happy together. They look like professional models!

Just gorgeous!

Shara & Vinnie are married! // Villa By Barton G Miami Wedding Photographers

One thing that was said a lot during Shara & Vinnie’s celebration was, “You could never tell you guys have been together for 11 years, with the love you share, you act like you just started dating a few months ago.”  And it’s true.  Shara & Vinnie share such a beautiful affection for each other in the way he holds her close as if he never wants to let her go, and how she looks him in the eye telling him he’s the only one she’s ever wanted even 11 years later.

While originally meeting at NYU, and still living in New York, they wanted to have a destination wedding in Miami’s South Beach where their friends and family could have a fun celebration with them.  And these two know how to throw a great party!  Half way through the reception, they surprised their guests with Venetian masks and a sparkling Nebuchadnezzar size champagne bottle to pass around the dance floor of the Villa By Barton G, previous home to the distinguished fashion icon, Gianni Versace.

Stephen and I enjoyed traveling to Miami to shoot this wedding and getting to know Shara & Vinnie’s family and friends more personally as simply guests at their Italian rehearsal dinner the night before.  Here’s some of our favorite shots from their absolutely gorgeous South Beach day! And we’ll also be posting a few pics on our Facebook page, so be sure to “like” our page as well!

CEREMONY/RECEPTION/FLORIST/CATERER Villa By Barton G, Miami, FL  MAKE UP/HAIR: Miriam Behar DRESS: Lazaro SHOES: Christian Louboutin GROOM’S ATTIRE: Dolce & Gabbana DJ: Steve Powers CINEMATOGRAPHER: Fandango Films  INVITATIONS: East Six

We have been blessed to truly become great friends with this beautiful couple.  Thanks Shara & Vinnie for everything!  We love you guys!  :-)

A Love Story « toda new yorkJuly 25, 2012 - 11:41 am

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wedding videographer in ChicagoMay 22, 2012 - 8:25 am

This couple is so good-looking, its hard to take bad pictures of them. But, love the backgrounds and ideas behind your photos. Lovely wedding album.

Erin JohnsonApril 6, 2012 - 8:58 am

Wow!!! Stunning!

Sarah BayerApril 5, 2012 - 5:08 pm

Such a beautiful evening with an extraordinary couple! These photos capture the essence of their special day perfectly. They tell the story of their love and their breathtaking wedding in an exciting and beautiful way without missing a beat.

SharaApril 4, 2012 - 4:13 pm

I love you Scarlett & Stephen!!! We will forever cherish these amazingly beautiful photos…you two are spectacular. LOVE.

BenayApril 3, 2012 - 1:50 pm

The most beautiful pictures I’ve ever seen :)

Paige von SchreiberApril 2, 2012 - 9:52 am

You’re photos are amazing. You both are beaming with happiness! I wish you a lifetime of love!!!

xoxo

ErinApril 2, 2012 - 9:46 am

Love love love these photos! They really capture how truly happy (and gorgeous) Shara and Vinnie are! It’s so hard to pick a favorite, but I especially love the one where Vinnie sees Shara for the first time (he’s all scrunched!) and the one of them walking down the aisle after the ceremony with the rabbi celebrating in the background. Priceless!

LindseyApril 2, 2012 - 9:13 am

Scarlett & Stephen!!!! Words can not ever explain how thankful we all were to have you be a part in this very special wedding! From the moment Shara told us about you, we couldn’t wait to meet you in person! Thank you for taking the most incredible pictures and capturing such ah-mazing moments of my best friends special day :) xoxoxo – Lindsey

Miami Vizcaya Wedding Photographer // Amelia Island Ritz Carlton Wedding Photographer // Weddings Illustrated Magazine

It’s always fun to see our past weddings come alive again in wedding magazines and on wedding blogs.  We had two weddings featured recently with Weddings Illustrated Magazine, both in their magazine and on their blog.

First, Lauren & Marc’s gorgeous Miami Vizcaya wedding was featured in print in the magazine.

Then Suzanne & Matt’s Amelia Island Ritz Carlton wedding was showcased on their blog!

Miami Vizcaya Wedding Photographer // Grace Ormonde’s Wedding Style Magazine

Barrett & Jud had a gorgeous destination wedding in Miami, FL at the beautiful Vizcaya Museum & Gardens last year.  We were excited to have their wedding selected as a real wedding feature with one of our favorite luxury bridal magazines, Grace Ormonde’s Wedding Style.  Click here to view the showcase!

BrookeApril 1, 2012 - 2:56 am

Wow that’s awesome you guys, congratulations!!

Why you want to see October Baby on Friday.


Sometimes, a movie just… moves me.  I mean, sopping up tears with the greasy popcorn napkin kind of tears.  And it’s rare that a movie that makes me stream tears can also make me laugh out loud so hard I snort.  Yes, sometimes, a snort comes out.  Stephen and I were given the opportunity to see a sneak peek release of a new movie that I’m just gonna flat out tell you, you NEED to see on March 23.  It’s called October Baby, and it’s about a girl who in college finds out she adopted after a failed abortion attempt.  I know that’s a heavy topic usually reserved for political debates, but this movie showcases a tender journey that will completely make you cry and laugh all at the same time and heal places of your heart you didn’t even know were broken.  It’s more so a story about forgiveness.  It’s more so a story about unconditional love.  It’s more so a story about truth. It’s more so a story about miracles discovered right in front of you that you had no idea were miracles in the first place.

But when you go see it, I recommend you bring tissues so that you don’t have to wipe your tears on greasy popcorn napkins like I did.

Here’s the trailer and more goodies on the website:

Shelley ColsonMarch 23, 2012 - 11:35 am

Wow, the preview looks awesome…..and almost made me cry! Thanks for sharing this, Scarlett.