Tanya and Javier got married Saturday February 13, 2010 at the Palms Hotel and Spa. I have to say that Tanya and Javier are one my favorite couples to date. I can't even describe what it feels to have a couple just let you do whatever you want with them and give you support and full creative freedom. I arrived at Tanya's family apartment in downtown Miami and the place had an spectacular view. There were good spots for shots everywhere. I walked around and found the perfect spot for the dress shot by the pool. To get the shot I had to stand on top of a table on my tippy toes and loop a string from the hanger through a very small hole ten feet up in the air. After the ceremony Tanya and Javier took pictures and video for a good 45 minutes and then proceeded to stay alone with me for another 30 minutes. The coordinator was advising us that the reception was ready to start, but Javi and Tanya wanted to keep shooting until there was no light. We did, another shoot around 9pm as well with the photographer, Manolo Dorested, from InFocus photography. The man is a machine, fast, accurate and creative. He has a great eye for locations and moments, fixes the brides hair in a pinch and knows how to remove stains! I saw him do it all in a span of 4 hours. He is a Taurus like my second camera man and I, bulls were running the show. Javier and Tanya insisted that we eat from the guest buffet and made sure we ate at the same time as the guests, he even called us during dinner to make sure everything was good. After the wedding Javier invited us to go to the after party at the Fountainbleu Hotel. We hung out and smoked Cohibas. It felt like we were filming the wedding of a couple of old friends. A wedding like this is the reason I throw myself in the sand and work non-stop for twelve hours.

Vendors:

Cinematography: Free Mind Studios freemindstudios.com
Photography: Manolo Doreste/InFocus ifstudios.net
Makeup by: Zenab 305.322.4734
Hair by: Gregory White hairdragonsalon.com
wedding Coordinator: Justine Rojas fabulousfetesblog.com
DJ: Jorge Antonatos visiondjs.com
Cermony Music by: Celebration Musicians celebrationmusicians.com
Venue: The Palms Hotel
thepalmshotel.com

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