Engagement Session : Delilah & David

I had the greatest opportunity to second shoot an engagement session for a good friend, Cendino Teme. This cute couple had their engagement session on South Beach Miami, Fl and the weather was PERFECT! They are set to get married this August and I know their wedding is going to be wonderful! Check out their session below!

This was my favorite part! Delilah and David love to DANCE and they were so cute moving to the smooth groves of R&B!:)

Love the shoes!
…and the dancing continues under the AMAZING light!…:)

The way Delilah and David look at each other truly shows how madly they are in love with each other…. ::swoon::

Yes, I am a sucker for love!:)

Love!!!!!

If you haven’t had the chance to visit Espanola Way on South Beach – you are missing out! This hidden gem has some of the greatest restaurants and shops! Be sure to visit the next time you are on South Beach! 

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Christy - They are so adorable together! Love those dancing shots in the light, and you know I love her yellow shoes! :)

Sweet and Savory ~ French Apple Tart Delight!

Ok ok ok… I know I am sooo guilty. This post was definitely delayed – but I will post on time this upcoming weekend! PROMISE!:)

I absolutely lovvvveee this recipe!!! French Apple Tart! The aromas from the apples was AMAZING!!!! Loved every moment baking this delicious desert! I got the receive from HERE and it didn’t disappoint! Check out the ingredients below:

For the Pastry:

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon sugar

12 tablespoons (11/2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, diced

1/2 cup ice water

For the Apples:

4 Granny Smith apples

1/2 cup sugar

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, small diced

For Jam/filling: 

1/2 cup apricot jelly or warm sieved apricot jam

2 tablespoons Calvados, rum, or water

The Final Product!!!!

You should definitely give this recipe a try!! If you have great recipes to share, send them my way! I would love to try!:)

 

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Tara - Mmmm! This makes me want to bake! And you know I don’t cook :)

Serena - This looks so delectable! =)

Engagement Party : Tanika & James

I had the opportunity to shoot an engagement party for Tanika and James. These two one of the sweetest couples I have ever met! They are so loved by their friends and family who came to celebrate their special night!  Here are some of my favorites from the night!

The engagement party took place at Lobby at Twelve 
The couple with James sister (left) and Tanika’s God-brother (right)
Loved Tanika’s dress!:)
Tanika thanking her mother
…and thanking her God-Brother who traveled from Miami to be with Tanika that night! Such a sweet surprise!
Thank you for allowing my to capture your special evening!  :)

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A Night with Jasmine Star!!

Words cannot express how excited I was to FINALLY Meet my Photography idol – Jasmine Star!!! She is the one person who I truly admire her humbleness and her willingness to give. She was so welcoming and warm-hearted and her personality is just as bright in person as it is in her blog! Oh how I love this girl — Can I get an AMEN!!??! (those that were there last night, knows what I am talking about!)

 

Some of the points I took away from The Fix:

“In order to change we MUST do it TOGETHER!”

“Influential artists thrive on each other”

“Once you make friends, everything will change”

“Go forth + Do : Sacrifice doesn’t guarantee success, it’s merely a prerequisite of success”

Action: Do the WORK. “Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.” – Peale

I made a New Year’s Resolution to meet her… and I finally did!! ::check!:: Here are some images I captured of the night!

JD is truly a sweet guy! Jasmine is one lucky girl!
Loved the venue – The Foundry at Puritan Mill!
Met some new friends at The Fix!!!:)
Ok – so anyone that knows me… KNOWS How emotional I am!!! I started speaking to Jasmine and I honestly don’t know how my words came out! Freaking out, I started tearing up because I was so happy to finally meet her… and she said “OMG, if you cry I will cry” so I said “ok I will hold it together “- we both took deep breath and smiled for the camera.

The set up for the evening…. I love it!
Reading a passage from Exposed – The Copycat
She is so gorgeous!!! 
Thank you Jasmine for such a wonderful evening! I have learned so much from you and will continue to strive to be the best that I can be! 

Another goal that I finally completed was to get business cards!!! These pretty babies came in just in time for The Fix! I ordered them through Moo.com and I absolutely love them!:) ::Check!::

 

 This year has been pretty amazing so far and I am loving every minute of it!

 

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Christy - Aww – you are so gorgeous in those pics! And now you’ve made me even more excited for The Fix in Chicago – next week! YEAH! :) xoxo!

Abbey - Aw Janelle!!!!! So glad you had a great time at the Fix. Well, I’m gonna get my “Fix on” this Friday night in the NYC!!! I can’t wait. I agree with Christy, you look fabulous in the pics….

Dana - it made my heart smile when I saw how HAPPY you were after meeting her!!! :) so glad we met & shared such an awesome experience! love your recap! :) xo,dana

Kimberly Murray - Janelle, how awesome is that to cross two things off your 101 in 1001 list?! I love how genuine your reaction was to meeting your idol. Great meeting you!

Amy Paulson - I am SO very glad that you were at the Fix! And that you made your New Year’s Resolution happen! Cannot wait to see the changes you make and the ways you will grow this year!