Years ago, when I first began working in Miami as a photo assistant I was introduced to the secluded beach paradise of the The Moorings Village in Islamorada. I spent many days working on it's beautiful beaches and it is always the first place that comes to mind when looking for the idyllic island backdrop. Together in collaboration with The Knot and the art direction of Joy Proctor Design I photographed this engagement editorial for the Special Edition Gay Weddings issue of The Knot. All about carefree romance, the lure of the ocean breeze and the smell of salt water in the air; this shoot reminds me once again of the magic and beauty in Islamorada. See the full editorial here + enjoy the trip to paradise....
Art Direction & Design: Joy Proctor Design // Fashion Stylist: Danny Santiago // Assistant Fashion Stylist: Desiree Di Tomaso // Location: The Moorings Village, Islamorada + Pierre's Restaurant // Grooming: Bo Satayakul using MAC Cosmetics and Privé // Invitation Suite: Lazaro Press // Models: Front Management // Processing & Scanning: Richard Photo Lab
Cinematography by MG Image.
In all the world, there is no
heart for me like yours.
In all the world, there is no
love for you like mine.
This shoot started as a spark of an idea a couple of years ago and remained dormant until the stars aligned and brought together the perfect team and the ideal publication to feature it. Together with Joy Proctor and The Knot we dreamt up a wedding celebration for two gentlemen beyond compare. The fashion styling genius of Danny Santiago brought their dapper personas to life and with our superb team we told the story of their organic black tie affair in Miami, Florida. We even had the pleasure to work with Kent (our rescue dog model) who at the time was up for adoption at the Humane Society of Greater Miami and has since been adopted! I am very honored to have this editorial featured in the The Knot Special LGBTQ Edition 2015 by Gay Weddings from The Knot. The issue is truly beautiful and I couldn't be more pleased to be featured amongst such wonderful couples and celebrations.
Our team flawlessly brought this shoot to life and I can't thank them enough for their
time & talents...
Art Direction & Design: Joy Proctor Design // Fashion Stylist: Danny Santiago // Assistant Fashion Stylist: Desiree Di Tomaso // Location: Private Residence, Miami // Grooming: Bo Satayakul using MAC Cosmetics and Privé // Floral Design: Ines Naftali Floral & Event Design // Cinematography: MG Image // Rentals: Unearthed Vintage // Invitation Suite, Menu & Runner: Paper Birch Designs // Calligraphy: Mon Voir // Decanters: Refinery Vintage Rentals // Tabletop: West Elm // Napkins: La Tavola Linen // Cake: Ana Paz Cakes // Vintage Car: Greg Poland // Dog Model: Kent of Humane Society of Greater Miami // Models: NEXT Models Miami // Processing & Scanning: Richard Photo Lab
See the entire issue here!
As I blow out a candle and welcome a new year I have never been more inspired or enlivened to see what the coming year will bring. Today, with you as a witness, I would like to make a pinky promise and to set an intention for the next 365 days...
This year I promise to live outside of my comfort zone; to challenge what I know as an artist; as a person; to say yes to new adventures; to give back; to share; to take a deep breath; to appreciate those who love me; to be kind; to be brave and above all, to live.
Thank you for joining me for the journey...
Image for the Astrology Edition of Flutter Magazine // Tabletop by Small Masterpiece
Thank you to all of the contributors...
Design + Styling: Joy Proctor // Floral Design: Amy Osaba Events // Hair + Makeup: Luna Bella Hair and Makeup // Jewelry: Sofia Kaman // Furniture: Found Vintage Rentals // Commissioned Cream Backdrop: Katherine Bell of The Habitat Factory // Cocktails + Recipes: Melissa Piña of Soiree Center // Tableware + China: Small Masterpiece // Cakes: Enjoy Cupcakes, Frost It Cupcakery, Bottega Louie, Lele Patisserie, M Cakes Sweets // Dresses: Lovely Bridal, Claire Pettibone, Elizabeth Dye, Chernaya Bridal House, Emily Riggs Bridal, Eugenia Couture // Groom's Attire: Tuxedo: J.Crew Ludlow Shawl-Collar Jacket, Shoes: Mercanti Fiorentini Suit: Yves Saint Laurent // Veil: Emily Riggs Bridal, Gossamer // Invitation Suites: Twinkle and Toast, Lazaro Press, Design House of Moira, Susan Silverberg, Kathleen Cooper Fine Papers, Poppy and Scooter, Minted, Written Word Calligraphy, Little Miss Press, Paper Birch Designs, Mon Voir // Models: NEXT Management LA // Film Processing & Scanning: Richard Photo Lab
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