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Wedding Photographer Tips – Planning Your Family Formals

“Wedding Photographer Tips & Advice” is a small advice and tips series in which I discuss topics related to wedding day to benefit engaged couples!  How to plan your family formals shot list, one of the “favorite” portions of the day.  Enjoy! Family formals can often be a time consuming and stressful part of planning your wedding.  However, it will definitely pay off to put some thought and effort into the family formals shot list on your wedding day!  Yes it’s […]

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Key West & Hurricane Irma – The REAL story from Key West!

When you mention the Florida Keys, EVERYONE immediately says Key West.  For many the thought process of the Florida Keys being something completely separate from Key West doesn’t exist.   That carries over to the national media, and the misleading narrative continues.  Hurricane Irma did strike the Florida Keys & Key West.  Yes it had an impact, but from what the national news media tells you, it’s completely opposite to an extent. When the news of Hurricane Irma came, many […]

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Key West Wedding | Jackie & Paul | Freas Photography

A Key West wedding is a special day for all parties involved.  The bride and the groom start their new family in Key West, and the photographer is given all access to document their day.  These two were made for each other before they even met.  I met with them to discuss their Key West wedding months before the date, and getting to know them in that process was great!  They took the reigns themselves and planned it out.  They […]

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A New York Vacation for a Key West Wedding Photographer

Why would you go from Key West to New York to vacation?  Living in Paradise has its perks.  You always have sunshine, everyone is “usually” relaxed.  Its a tropical feeling! When you are a wedding photographer who lives in one of the biggest destination locations for weddings in the United States, you sometimes need a vacation from your vacation.  It was a busy year in Key West for weddings this year.  I shot 40+ weddings, gained many new friendships, and […]

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Boho Styled Key West Wedding at the Southernmost House in Key West, Florida

Usually I sit down and write 300 words that fit around a keyword that describes the day.  It gives me writer’s block.  Then one day you shoot a wedding, and the expressions of the day tell the story.  You don’t have to write a word, just use your eyes. That is exactly what Shelby and Jakes’s day was.  A setting of tropical elegance at the Southernmost House Hotel in Key West, Florida.   A Key West wedding in local flavor. […]

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Key West Engagement Photos | Casey & Mark

Engagement photos are a fun time for both the photographer and the couple.  You get to let loose, have no worries, and show why the two are meant for each other.  When a couple takes advantage of one of my wedding packages that includes an engagement session, it allows me to get to know them prior to the wedding. Casey and Mark are Florida Keys locals.  They are a fun loving couple who radiate happiness.  We met up early one […]

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Cindy & Tony | Marriott Beachside | Wedding Photographer Key West

Key West weddings are special for many reasons.  The atmosphere encourages fun times, the foliage of the environment creates beautiful backdrops, and the sunsets are magical.  It gives you the canvas to create images that outline your style as a wedding photographer Key West.  Couples are drawn to your work, and they want you to create lasting images, while not making it cookie cutter.  Thats the challenge I accepted when I became a wedding photographer in Key West. I have […]

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Wedding Etiquette for Guests – A Friendly Reminder

Wedding Etiquette Wedding Etiquette?  What’s that?  Lately there have been many images that I have seen from other wedding photographers floating around social media.  They all have one thing in common, CELL PHONES!  I too have had the same thing happen to me, and it’s been something that I have been thinking about quite a bit.  How to act at a wedding seems to of morphed into who can get the first photo of the bride posted to social media. […]

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Michelle & Jeff | Destination Wedding Photographer | Cosmos Club, DC Wedding

Living in Key West and being a destination wedding photographer, I am afforded the luxury of meeting people from all over the country and the world.   You photograph weddings that spawn other weddings, and you feel like you become part of a group of families.   It’s what being a destination wedding photographer is about.  Different destinations, different weddings, different scenery.  I met Michelle and Jeff while photographing their close friends Kate and Brian’s wedding in Key West.  We […]

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Key West Wedding Photographer – Samantha & Alex – Summer Fete in Key West

One thing that you will always notice in any blog post of mine, is that I speak from the heart.  I stress being a part of the family for the day. That way you will get wedding images that portray the true nature of your family.  I like to call it the “comfortability” factor.  Investing time in getting to know your wedding photographer and vice versa, is a crucial part of the success of your wedding photos.  Whether it be […]