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Wences + Katie = 4Ever

Wences & Katie had the perfect April day for their wedding.  They had their wedding ceremony at Our Lady Of Hope & their reception was held at the Lakeside Center in Port Orange.  I was so honored to have been chosen once again as the family’s photographer.  I photographed Katie’s sister’s wedding a little over a year ago, and will look forward to photographing Katie’s twin sister’s wedding – whenever that day arrives.  Such a sweet family!!!     Enjoy a few of their highlights from their wedding memories…

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Shores Resort & Spa Wedding Daytona Beach

Patty & Marcelo was every photographers dream couple!  Good lookin’, very sweet & obviously in love with each other.  We began our wedding coverage with their Engagement session.  Our original plan was to go to Ormond Memorial Gardens, a gorgeous botanical garden located in Ormond Beach, and do some environmental portraits.  However, the day they had committed for the shoot the rain prohibited that from happening.  Okay, on to Plan B;  time for me to create the same look within the comforts of my Studio.  We placed them on my bridge prop with a green-screen behind them.  After just a few snaps they saw the image they loved!  Later, I clipped them out along with the bridge & dropped them onto one of my botanical garden background images I have stocked just for such occasions.  While we were at it, we shot a gorgeously intimate hi-key image that they ended up liking more than the “traditional” portrait.  Sometimes we don’t know what we want till we see it…

The Wedding Day went without a hitch.  Me & my other 2 Photographers, along with Jan my Lead Videographer for 13 years,  started at The Shores Resort & Spa to begin our pre-ceremony coverage.  Ramy & I were with Patty while Chris was photographing Marcelo.  Next, we all connected at the Church of the Epiphany in Port Orange for their ceremony.  After portraits, we headed to The Shores Resort & Spa for the reception.  The Atlantic Room was beautifully decorated by Rachael Kasie Designs and the couple’s wedding cake was flawlessly designed by The Pastry Studio.  It’s always a great idea to surround yourselves with actual Wedding Professionals!  Marcelo & Patty did and their day was just Picture Perfect!  Congrats you two!!!

Patricia - Hi Michael,

Marcelo and I are impressed and flattered by all the beautiful comments and pictures you added on your website.

We are extremely happy and pleased with the services you have provided. You have definitely exceeded our expectations. All your staff is very professional and they are always willing to help 🙂

Thank you for making our special day an unforgettable one!!!

With love,

Marcelo & Patty

admin - You two were so much fun to work with! Congrats on a beautiful wedding & a lifetime of Love!!

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White-Room-Wedding St. Augustine, Florida Gary & Kamilah

“God gave me you”

Not only are Gary and Kamilah a fun and loving couple, but their deep roots in faith ultimately bonded them together on March 17,2013. Close friends and family gathered at The White Room, nestled in historic St. Augustine to celebrate Gary and Kamilah’s marriage. The White Room‘s rooftop overlooked the St. Augustine bridge and it was a gorgeous sight! The rain prevented us from photographing more outside, but I captured some great wedding shots pre-ceremony and at the reception. Did I mention this family can dance? Oh my goodness, I had so much fun photographing the dancing. Big thanks to Shannon Walters, Event Coordinator from The White Room and Steve Werther, couture cinematographer for Michael’s Photography & Video.

~ Erika Rech is one of the Lead Photographers on staff at Michael’s Photography & Video

 

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Corporate-publicity-portraits for Security First Insurance Ormond Beach, Florida

I’ve photographed long-standing corporate client Senator Locke Burt, owner of Security First Insurance, for more than a decade.  Fundraisers at his home, to corporate publicity portraits of all of their staff.   This is a snapshot of their website.  I actually brought my lights & background to their Ormond Beach location & photographed everyone in one day of shooting.

corporate-head-shots

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Flagler Beach church wedding ceremony Sunset Harbor reception

Michael & Suzanne called my studio from their home in Nebraska in a panic!  They couldn’t reach the wedding photographer they found on-line & their wedding was just 2 weeks away.  Fortunately, they called Carley Rodriguez, Wedding & Event Manager at Sunset Harbor Yacht Club and said – “HELP”!!    She quickly recommended them to call Michael’s Photography & Video.  I took her call & worked out all of the details needed for us to cover their event.  Everything went beautifully…  Lead Photography Erika Rech captured these gorgeous images for our bride & groom.  The bride & groom reviewed us on WeddingWire with the following:

Michael and his staff were so great! I had been burned by another photographer 4 weeks before my wedding and was so worried that I wouldn’t be able to find anyone because I was planning my wedding long distance from Nebraska. Michael personally called me and worked out a plan. I had two photographers (including Michael) and my pictures are fabulous! It was a wonderful experience, they really cared and took care of me. I highly recommend this company

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