Did you know we photograph more than just weddings? While engagement photos and weddings are our specialty, we are available for maternity sessions, anniversary photos, family photos, and more! Mariah and Alex's maternity session is on the blog today 💕 Click the link in our bio to check it out!
Okay, so this was a DREAM come true!! We’ve been having the most magical engagement sessions EVER lately, starting with Cheyenne and Nick, who included a horse in their session 😍 . When I (Micaela) was a kid, I was totally horse crazy!! All I read was the Pony Pals and the Saddle Club, and all I knew how to draw was horses! My obsession faded as I grew up without being around horses, and now as an adult I understand why owning a horse wasn’t a realistic goal for my family 🤣 But I still love them!! . This beautiful creature is Smokey, from our new fave venue, @cattleya_chapel 😍 When he wasn’t hamming it up for the camera, he was enjoying grazing that green grass! . Cheyenne and Nick, we love y’all already and can’t wait to chat and show you the rest of these on Tuesday!! 😍
This is an engagement session we will never forget! 🤗🌧 It absolutely POURED halfway through Valerie and Marcus’s engagement session, and we weren’t sure if we would be able to do their second outfit! Thankfully we were able to find a little shelter and stick it out until it stopped raining, because we got some ah-maaaaazing photos that we can’t wait to share 🙌🏻☺️ . The unpredictable Florida weather can be challenging for summer sessions, but to capture sweet photos like this, it’s always worth it!🥰 (Can’t wait to show you the rest at your reveal session tomorrow, @valxio and @marcus_sussman 😘)
We are so excited because we just started a new blog series to share our favorite vendors!! Today we are featuring our beautiful friend and past bride, Christal! 💕⠀ ⠀ Christal is the owner of Christal's Creations - she is a self-taught baker, and we are constantly in awe of the variety of amazing desserts she creates! 🍰⠀ ⠀ From cakes, to custom chocolate-covered Oreos, to dessert shooters, and everything in between, her beautiful treats can fill up your entire dessert table to make all your guests happy!⠀ ⠀ Read more about her and her work at the blog link in our bio, and don't forget to follow her on Instagram at @christals_creations! 🧁
It’s been raining so much lately, but that’s not stopping us from finally getting back behind our cameras! 🥰 This has been such a strange and wonderful year, and while the 2020 memes are funny, we are choosing to focus on all the good that has come out of it 💕 The flowers are blooming, our pineapples are ripening, our couples are loving each other, and people everywhere are standing up for what’s right! There are so many things to be thankful for, even when we go through seasons of challenge and growth! 🌸 What are you thankful for right now?
Micaela here, and my friends, I want to apologize. I am learning so much these days, and I am ashamed that I am so late to do so. Even though I have studied Black history in school and homeschool throughout almost my entire life, especially in recent years in university, I have always allowed my fear of conflict and of saying the wrong thing to get in the way of my speaking up against injustice. I’m not one to ever share my beliefs and feelings online, or even offline, and I’ve used my fear and my privilege as an excuse to remain silent. I thought that my loving actions towards all people, regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation, were enough. . I shared a quote in our stories yesterday about how “White feelings should never be held in higher regard than Black lives,” and this is the biggest truth that I am learning. . I am so sorry that I have let my feelings get in the way of speaking up. Inspired by @itstashhaynes (whose Instagram account has been an amazing resource to me these past few days), I want to make a series of commitments that apply not just to now, but to my entire life moving forward! . I commit to using my voice when I see racial injustices around me. I commit to no longer believing that simply refusing to participate is enough when my friends and family make racist comments. I commit to listening and learning about Black history and current BIPOC issues on my own now that I no longer have university classes to keep me accountable. I commit to accepting correction with humility when I make mistakes as I learn and grow. . And we are committing Chris and Micaela Photography to being a business that stands against racism, not just with silent love but with words to accompany our actions! The system NEEDS to change, and we stand with the Black community in fighting for Black lives and for equality! We love you, friends ❤️
We’ve been taking an extra long weekend, starting with a road trip to Tampa yesterday! 🚙 Chris’s brother’s family is moving, so we’re here to help them haul their stuff to the new place! 📦 🏡 🙌🏻 . The most fun part is that we get to see our baby nephew for the first time in foreeever!! We can’t believe he’s walking (well, practically running!) already! 🥰 . What are you doing this weekend? 🤗
How many hours of wedding photography do you actually need to have a relaxed wedding day? 💕 We're sharing our tips on the blog today! Link in bio to check it out! 🙌🏻⠀ ⠀ Vendors from this lovely wedding:⠀ Planning: @Gatherandbloomevents⠀ Photography: @chrisandmicaela⠀ Videography: @peachandorange⠀ Venue: @Thebetsyhotel⠀ Florals: @sofloweddings⠀ Cake: @ana_paz_cakes⠀ DJ: @dj_frankie_frezko⠀ Photobooth: @dippphotobooth⠀ Rentals: @atlaseventrental and @mivintage⠀ Signage: @mixedmediacollective
Want to see photos of an epic wedding day filled with smoke bombs, the sweetest first look ever, stormtrooper cufflinks, laugh-until-you-cry moments, and fireworks?! 🎆 Vicky and Manny's first wedding anniversary was this week, so their Arlington Estate wedding photos are on the blog!! Run, don't walk, to the link in our bio to check it out! 🙌🏻⠀ ⠀ Shout out to the amazing vendor team 💕⠀ ⠀ Planner: @eventsbyelena⠀ Venue: @thearlingtonestate⠀ Photographer: @chrisandmicaela⠀ Second shooter: @brittanydeannaphoto⠀ Videographer: @Meridiansonsfilm⠀ Calligraphy by the bride! @vtligraphy⠀ Dress: @avenue22bridal⠀ Shoes: @maisonvalentino⠀ Florist: @freysflowers⠀ Cake : @awesomeinabox⠀ Music: @BBblancevents⠀ Rentals: @southerncharmvintagerentals⠀ Beauty: @facesbynadeen⠀ Bride & Groom: @veetraann @sirbak3d