Wedding at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort | Elle + Dan

Who wants to get married in paradise?  This couple certainly did as they came all the way from Pennsylvania for their destination wedding  at the Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort in sunny South Florida.  Join us in congratulating Elle + Dan with a sneak peek of their big day!

Venue: Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Lead Photographer: Santy Martinez, 2nd Photographer: Janina


Wedding at Villa Woodbine | Tanya + Mark | Photography by Santy Martinez

There is something magical about weddings! It marks the beginning of a new chapter of a love story and Tanya + Mark’s story is a beautiful one to tell!  Their wedding took place in the lovely Villa Woodbine located in historic Coconut Grove, FL.  The venue was simply the perfect setting for this special couple to say their “I do’s” in the company of their family and friends. Every meaningful detail was beautifully curated to perfection!  Their day unfolded like a dream, both rustic and romantic.  The bond between the two of them is undeniably strong and is reflected in the following images. Congratulations, Tanya and Mark, on your new adventure!

Venue: Villa Woodbine, Lead Photographer: Santy Martinez, 2nd Photographer: Annie


Wedding Featured in The Knot | Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fl

We were thrilled when The Knot notified us about featuring Julie + Jorge’s stunning wedding that we captured in Ocean Reef, Key Largo, FL this past January.  Their big day was so beautifully executed down to every last detail.  We are happy to know that the imagery of their wedding will now serve as inspiration to other brides!     

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Engagement Session | Miami, Fl. | Stephanie + Hector | Photography by Santy Martinez

It was a gorgeous day to spend out on the baseball field giving this outgoing couple the chance to let loose and allow their personalities to shine.  Hector’s passion for his fiancé, Stephanie, (and baseball!) made this the perfect location to start their shoot.  Their session wouldn’t be complete without showing their chic side with a stroll through downtown Miami.  We love the elegance and sophistication of their look!  Stephanie and Hector proved that engagement sessions can be both fun as well as glamorous! We hope you enjoy the following images as much as we enjoyed capturing them.

Make up artist: Your Face by Grace, Photographer: Santy Martinez


Grand Canyon, Sedona and Hawaii | Vacation | Photography by Santy Martinez

As we plan for our upcoming travels this July, we can’t help but look back at the fun we had on our 2014 family summer vacation. With stops at the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and Hawaii, it was one of those trips you hoped would not come to an end!

We began our adventure visiting one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the world, Grand Canyon National Park!  There was something incredibly peaceful about looking out at the  beauty and the vastness of the canyon. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon is roughly 4 to 6 million years old: Standing there and sharing this experience with loved ones as they take it all in for the first time is indescribable and priceless!

Our trip in Arizona did not stop there.  We set south to Sedona through the visually-stimulating Red Rock country and past the most stunning towering rocks.  We felt like we were in an old-time western movie!  This place is a landscape photographers dream!  Every twist and turn of the road provided jaw dropping views.  We really enjoyed hiking through the trails and exploring the area.

Leaving the beauty of Arizona behind was a difficult task made easier when you know that you are headed towards paradise.  Next stop: Hawaii!  The island of Oahu is home of some of the most gorgeous beaches on the planet.  Our first night was spent overlooking the surfers on Waikiki Beach and in no time at all we were into the Aloha spirit! 

The remainder of our Hawaiian getaway, we stayed at Disney’s Aulani Resort.  We were not disappointed!  This place had something for everyone in our party from young to old.  From big water slides,  the lazy river and the luau, all the way down to the tiniest hidden Mickey detail, everything about Aulani felt magical.  Bobby did not want to leave the resort and mom loved it!

Our trip to Hawaii wouldn’t be complete without exploring the island.  We climbed the top of Diamond Head, we visited the Pearl Harbor memorial, took a tour around Kualoa Ranch, and of course had to have some shaved ice on the North Shore.  Needless to say, everyone had an amazing time!

Grand Canyon, Sedona and Hawaii | Vacation | Photography by Santy Martinez