Why we are Miami Photographers
“Other than my wife and son, the one thing I would run back into my burning house for are my photo albums” - Bryan
Picture this, what if I were to tell you that one day you would never get to see one of the people whom you love the most in this life again.
When I was twenty five my dad passed away unexpectedly and I quickly realized that the only way I would ever get to see him again was through photographs. Pictures of him and I are few and far between as I spent a big portion of my life without him so most of them are from when I was a kid. I treasure those photos as if they were the last physical thing on earth to help me remember the relationship I had with my dad. The only only way I have ever been able to share with my son Ethan who his other grandfather was and what he looked like has been through those photographs of him.
I (Bryan) have only seen a handful of photos from my parents wedding. Nat on the other hand, has seen dozens of images from her parents' wedding. She has a big beautiful album to look through and see all the emotions, love, joy and special events that happened on the day of her parents' wedding.
Wedding photos are significant to more than just the bride and groom. They are important to their parents, the siblings, the best friends, and the future kids, grandkids and great grandkids. So, if you were to ask me, "Why do you shoot weddings and engagements," I would respond with this...
"We shoot weddings and engagements not only for the bride and groom, but for their parents, their siblings, and their future children. We shoot to capture memories knowing that they will live on for years, decades and potentially centuries. We shoot to freeze time, a moment that will never happen exactly the same again in your lifetime, and place it in a frame for you to see. As if it were a window that you can look into from the outside and see a memory, part of your life, your friends, your parents or even great grandparents lives, and experience it for yourself all over again. We won't remember everything that we experience, but we can be reminded by the photographs. We shoot to serve the couple we are with, to give them a fun and personal experience. We shoot for the family that loves the bride and groom and for the family that is yet to come. We shoot to remember, to share, and to serve."
This is why we shoot. A decade after shooting our first wedding, we never thought we would be where we are today with a full time wedding photography business. We have met some really amazing couples along the way whom we feel like we have known our entire lives. To us, it's the people we connect with that make it all worth it!
-Nat & Bryan
We believe that you are not on this planet by chance and that you did not meet your best friend who you are about to embark on a lifelong journey with by coincidence. You are both completely worth everything to each other and to at least someone else on this planet. You are completely loved by your family and friends. They want to celebrate your love and your union with you. We want you to enjoy your wedding journey from the very start so that you can focus on each other wholly and genuinely.
So you got engaged to the love of your life, your best friend, the one person on this planet who you can't picture yourself without for the rest of your life. First of all "Congratulations!" From the bottom of our hearts we couldn't be happier for you and your fiancé. The next few months will be one the most exciting times of your lives as a couple.
By now you may have settled on the perfect venues for your ceremony where you will say your vows to each other in front of your family and your closest friends and the spot where you will celebrate that love and union of your two families by hosting the most amazing party of your lives.
We are all in on the belief that weddings are a really big deal. The following are three core values that define our approach to each wedding that we are entrusted to document.
For the past ten years we have been incredibly honored by hundreds of couples who have trusted onto us the privilege of documenting their weddings. To be allowed to enter into their inner circle of family and most trusted friends to do what we were put on this planet to do is our absolute greatest joy in life. Photography is one of the more important decisions to consider when starting the wedding planning process. It truly is the only aspect of the wedding that is an investment. We strongly believe that your memories and photos are all that you will have many years after your wedding to remember how your family began, memories can fade but photos are forever with us to remind us of the past.
Your wedding album will be passed on to your families future generations to enjoy, and reminisce on the day you celebrated your love and commitment to each other. Finding a photographer is about finding art work you feel connected to but more importantly, finding someone whose personality and core values align with yours. For us, weddings are an opportunity to visually document memories and to ultimately tell a story that is truly unique to you as individuals. Real connection to our couples inspires our style and the relationships built between our couples and us are directly reflected in our photographs. Photography and relationships with genuine people are our passion and being able to combine the two makes us love what we do more and more everyday.
Relationships and trust are what has helped us capture the images you see throughout our site. We photograph wedding days as they unfold naturally, without being intrusive as we want your images to be representative of what happened on your wedding day not what we wanted to recreate for our own artistic reasons. Our approach is very personal, photo-journalistic and discreet. Our goal with every wedding is to not only capture beautiful artistic portraits of you, but mostly to photograph the real moments you share with each other, your family, and friends. To document what the world looked like on your wedding day as your two families come together to celebrate you.
We begin every relationship with a meeting, preferably in person at our Miami office, or through a Skype or Facetime video conference to talk about your vision for your wedding day and to get to know each other better. We want you to be confident that we are the right photographers for you. In our meeting, we will share our price guide with you and we will walk you through all of the details together to make sure any and all of your questions are answered thoroughly. If you value, trust, invest and believe in our relationship, we promise we will create something extraordinary together that you will cherish for a lifetime.
We are forever grateful and humbled by the hundreds of amazing couples who have trusted and invited us to tell the story of how their two families became one. We would definitely not be here without each and every one of them. In February of 2010 our family grew by two feet as we welcomed our son Ethan to the world. He would become our greatest accomplishment and source of joy in our lives.
We can't wait to continue on our journey with you and your family.
-Nat & Bryan