Santy Martinez - Miami Wedding Photographers: Blog http://www.santymartinez.com/blog en-us (C) Santy Martinez - Miami Wedding Photographers (Santy Martinez - Miami Wedding Photographers) Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:01:00 GMT Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:01:00 GMT http://www.santymartinez.com/img/s7/v163/u511127769-o822120923-50.jpg Santy Martinez - Miami Wedding Photographers: Blog http://www.santymartinez.com/blog 103 120 Morikami Japanese Gardens Engagement Session - Miami Wedding Photographers http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2017/9/miami-wedding-photographers-morikami-japanese-gardens-engagement-session

We have another fun engagement session featured for you today! Jocelyn and Andrew chose to do their shoot at the beautiful Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens located in Delray Beach, FL.   We love shooting at Morikami, with their lush landscaping and cool architectural details, it's a gorgeous backdrop for photographs. According to their website, Morikami’s gardens, named Roji-en: Garden of the Drops of Dew, were designed to be a living exhibit complementing the museum. It's designer Hoichi Kurisu sought to create a garden complex for the new millennium. Its six distinct gardens are inspired by, but are not replicas of, famous gardens of Japan. If you live in South Florida and have not visited, we highly recommend the trip to this hidden gem.  We were sure happy to drive up for this beautiful engagement session! These two are just the sweetest couple and were a joy to capture.

We met Jocelyn and Andrew over a year ago when they came to our Kendall studio. They came to us referred by a recent bride and groom whom we also had the pleasure of photographing their wedding. During our meeting, we got to know each other better and chatted about their future wedding day.  Fast forward to today, we are only a couple short weeks away to witnessing their vision for their big day transpire. It's sure to be an awesome event! We often get asked how soon is too soon to book your wedding photographer.  Our recommendation is to book us as soon as you secure the date with the venue.  We often, as in Jocelyn and Andrew's case, get booked up to a year in advance.  Contacting us as soon as possible will increase the chances we are available for your wedding date.  Not only will you secure us as your wedding photographers, it will also allow you to lock in the current pricing and take advantage of our different finance options.  Additionally, booking your photographer early will allow you plenty of time for an engagement session such as this one- these photos can be used for save-the-dates, the engagement party, bridal shower and/or sign-in book for the wedding.  Engagement sessions such as the one in this blog is a fun way to celebrate the love between the couple before they make it official - And Jocelyn and Andrew had tons of love to celebrate! 

Please enjoy the following images and don't hesitate to contact us with your inquiries!

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(Santy Martinez - Miami Wedding Photographers) gardens japanese martinez miami morikami museum photographers santy wedding http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2017/9/miami-wedding-photographers-morikami-japanese-gardens-engagement-session Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:59:50 GMT
Engagement Session - Vizcaya Museum and Gardens - Yadira + Ross http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2017/8/engagement-session-vizcaya-museum-and-gardens Miami Wedding Photographers - If happiness is being married to your best friend, then these two are setting themselves up for a lifetime of smiles! Yadira and Ross have a natural chemistry together and truly complement one another.

We had the honor of shooting their friends' wedding and now we have the distinct pleasure of preserving memories for them as well!  Their South Florida wedding is set for February and is sure to be an event to remember - however, we want to take a moment with this blog to celebrate this special time in their lives, that is, their engagement! 

Their engagement session took place in Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and at Key Biscayne - both picturesque locations in Miami.  These are popular spots to shoot at for a reason! Although we have worked at these locations countless times, they never get old! For example, we have a clear advantage at Vizcaya having the experience to maneuver around the property with ease - knowing all the best nooks to shoot at.  South Florida is hot, especially in the summertime, which is why it helps to be able to shoot efficiently while covering the most ground.  This is where knowing where to go comes in handy!  As with any place we have shot at many times, we always go in with the mentality that it is our client's first time taking photos there. We truly do our best in creating a unique experience for them. There are many reasons we can list as to why we love shooting at a new location - the obvious being that it is a new canvas for us to work with.  However, it does give the photographer an edge if they are familiar with the property. Having been in the photography business in Miami for almost ten years, we know a lot of these popular locations well! No matter how many times we shoot at a venue, the one thing that is guaranteed to always be unique is the couple- And Yadira and Ross certainly brought their own flair to their engagement shoot!

The engagement session was perfectly timed in the afternoon so that the natural light was just right.  As aforementioned, the second location of the shoot took place in Key Biscayne, overlooking the Miami skyline.  It was a great fit as Yadira and Ross looked amazingly classy in their attire which only accentuated their good looks.  It was a beautiful day and they were just so happy from start to finish.  We love keeping our couples smiling throughout the shoot - smiles always make for better photos! Being engaged is such a fun chapter in their love story that smiling just seems more natural than looking serious.  We hope you enjoy a peek at their engagement session and hope these pics make you smile too! Engagement Session Vizcaya MiamiEngagement Session Vizcaya Miami Engagement Session Vizcaya MiamiEngagement Session Vizcaya Miami Engagement Session Vizcaya MiamiEngagement Session Vizcaya Miami Engagement Session Vizcaya MiamiEngagement Session Vizcaya Miami Engagement Session Vizcaya MiamiEngagement Session Vizcaya Miami Engagement Session Vizcaya MiamiEngagement Session Vizcaya Miami Engagement Session Vizcaya MiamiEngagement Session Vizcaya Miami Engagement Session Vizcaya MiamiEngagement Session Vizcaya Miami Engagement Session Vizcaya MiamiEngagement Session Vizcaya Miami Engagement Session Vizcaya MiamiEngagement Session Vizcaya Miami Engagement Session Vizcaya MiamiEngagement Session Vizcaya Miami Engagement Session Vizcaya MiamiEngagement Session Vizcaya Miami Engagement Session Vizcaya MiamiEngagement Session Vizcaya Miami Engagement Session Vizcaya MiamiEngagement Session Vizcaya Miami Engagement Session Vizcaya MiamiEngagement Session Vizcaya Miami Engagement Session Vizcaya MiamiEngagement Session Vizcaya Miami

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(Santy Martinez - Miami Wedding Photographers) engagement gardens martinez miami museum photographers photography santy session vizcaya wedding http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2017/8/engagement-session-vizcaya-museum-and-gardens Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:05:17 GMT
Wedding First Miami Presbyterian Church | Alejandra + Anthony http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2017/8/wedding-first-miami-presbyterian-church Miami Wedding Photographers - As wedding photographers, we take our role as photojournalists pretty seriously.  We know that on wedding day, we are not only hired to take gorgeous portraits, but also to capture the events as they unfold naturally.  We are artistic storytellers.  Our hope is that our images may one day bring our clients back to the moment – as they happened.  And with so many special moments that occur during a wedding, our experience allows us to anticipate them.  Special moments like the ones on Alejandra and Anthony’s big day. 

As with most weddings, the event actually starts way before the guests arrive to the ceremony.  With a room full of bridesmaids and make-up artists on one end and groomsmen at the other, the bride and groom begin their day prepping for their big moment with friends and family by their side.  It’s the bride slipping into her white gown and the groom buttoning up, in this case, his uniform.  These moments are just as important for us to capture – it sets the stage for what’s to come.

Their friends and family gathered at First Miami Presbyterian Church in the heart of Downtown Miami to witness Alejandra and Anthony exchanging their vows.  It was full of traditions and sprinkled with personal touches – such as their vows.  The ceremony was simply perfect.  Accompanied by their military court, their exit from the church was nothing short of spectacular. 

After the ceremony, the couple allowed time for us to capture their wedding portraits.  This is perhaps one of the only times during the day where we, the photographers, give our couple direction on how to pose.  It’s not every day that couples are in front of a camera so it’s important that we make them feel comfortable and have a rhythm of poses so that the images look candid and happy.  Our goal is to keep our couples smiling so that we can deliver natural looking photographs that document the first day of their marriage.

Once we were done with portraits, their classic getaway car whisked Alejandra and Anthony just across the bridge to the beautiful Jungle Island where they continued the festivities.  There, we continued to catch those special moments – the first dance, the toasts, the dancing! All the elements that make their wedding story special… we were there with camera in hand. Please join us as we wish this special couple a lifetime of joy!

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Wedding at Douglas Entrance - Natalie and Ariel http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2017/7/wedding-at-douglas-entrance We, at Photography by Santy Martinez, are always thrilled to be able to shoot a wedding at the gorgeous Douglas Entrance in Coral Gables, FL.  Being Miami wedding photographers means we get to shoot at amazing locations, and this one is up there as one of our favorites for it's beautiful design and architecture.  With its stunning stairway leading up to the grand ballroom, this venue feels like it is straight out of a fairy tale book for Natalie and Ariel.

 

The day started at the Mayfair Hotel in Coconut Grove.  Watching Natalie get prepared for the big event surrounded by her bridesmaids, the moms and adorable flower girl was just the beginning and an event in itself. She was a stunning bride and we just knew Ariel would be blown away at her sight! Of course, Ariel cleaned up pretty nicely himself with a little help, and a lot of laughs, with his groomsmen. His grin showed his love for Natalie as they exchanged vows in an intimate setting surrounded by so many people that were wishing them a happily ever after.

 

Once they officially tied the knot, it wasn't long after the formal dances and delicious sit-down dinner that this husband and wife team showed their guests how to party! It was a night of endless dancing, smiles and celebration.  Natalie and Ariel also hired us for our fun photo-booth and their guests took advantage of all the props and unlimited printed photographs.  Not only was this a great way to get friends and family to act a little silly in front of the lens, it also made for a perfect party favor.  As an added bonus, the couple got a copy of all the digital images taken at the booth so that they could laugh along with their guests long after the party was over. 

 

We love happy people.  That is why we love shooting weddings.  It is weddings like Natalie and Ariel's that keep us motivated in continuously perfecting our craft.  We hope they enjoy reliving their big day through their wedding photos for years to come.  Join us as we wish them a lifetime of joy!

 

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Engagement Session Key Largo Florida - Jessica and Jesse http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2017/6/engagement-session-key-largo-florida Jessica and Jesse's Engagement Session

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When it comes to celebrating the most precious moments of your life, choosing the right location is extremely important.
Imagine a romantic evening with your significant other in a picture-perfect setting as the mesmerizing blue backdrop gradually melts into the marvelous hues of red and orange. That was just one of the reasons why the newly engaged couple, Jessica and Jesse, chose this magnificent boating dock in Key Largo, Florida as the site for their engagement photo shoot. The majestic ocean and the multi-hued sky provided a perfect backdrop for the delightful session.
 

How We Met

Jessica and Jesse have decided to go for a cool wedding in December, and were looking for a photographer to preserve the beautiful memories of their big day. This couple came to visit us at our Kendall studio back in January. They found us by the recommendation of Nicole of Nicole Joy Events. Nicole is great friend and no doubt one the top wedding planners in South Florida. A huge shout out to her for bringing this lovely couple into our lives. It is always a joy to work with her.  It was such a fun time chatting at the studio and we felt the instant connection. We are overjoyed that they are inviting us to be a part of the wonderful journey they are about to embark on.

 

A Little About The Couple

Living in Miami Jessica and Jesse’s fondness for boats led to the selection of this location. This venue holds a strong sentimental value for the couple. They frequently enjoy boat trips with family and friends to the beautiful sandbars around the Keys and beyond.

We also have to mention their love for the University of Miami Hurricanes!  These two bleed orange and green and know that it's All about the U! That being said, we couldn't continue taking photos without incorporating a little Hurricane pride.  It was only appropriate to bring a little of their personality into the shoot.  It brought a little extra fun to their session!
 
 

The Session

Jessica and Jesse are one of the most exciting couples we have worked with. The day of the session, we met the adventurous souls at Jesse's family home in Key Largo before we got on the boat and headed out to sea.   Complementing each other, the blue sky and the vast ocean gave us a perfect background to work with.  The couple had a brilliant time and they didn’t shy away from telling us their ideas for the shoot as well as giving us creative freedom.  The collaboration made it even more enjoyable for everyone present there that day. We love the way their personalities shine bright in each photo we clicked.

 

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The Keys boasts some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. This is why Jessica and Jessie chose to end their session at one of their favorite rendezvous, Snook’s Bayside Restaurant and Grand Tiki. This ocean-side restaurant offered front row seats.  So as the sun set on their soon-to-be new beginning in Key Largo, the gorgeous sky painted the perfect picture for an unforgettable end to a beautiful. The horizon provided just the right lighting, adding to the enchanting glow that was already present on their beautiful faces.

We are so pumped to shoot their wedding later this year! If this session was any indicator of the fun we will have, than we know it's going to be a blast.  We hope you enjoy their photos!

 
 
 
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Our little Savannah is ONE http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2017/5/our-little-savannah-is-one Our baby girl just turned one! To say that she brings joy and love into our lives is an understatement. We could never have imagined how this little human could change all of our lives in such a beautiful way.  The past year and nine months has sure been an adventure.  We would like to take some time to thank all of our friends, family, and clients who have supported us and have been part of Savannah's life!  For some of our clients, Savannah was at your wedding (in the belly) as Annie captured your big day.... for other clients, Savannah has given you her big grin at the studio as we capture your little ones too! Many of you have followed her #first365daysofSavannahMarie on Instagram and have not missed a day of her smiles! We would also like to send a special thank you to the doctors, nurses and all that were involved at South Miami Hospital  and South Miami OBGYN to bring our angel into this world.  You are all amazing! 
 
She touches our life in a positive way every day and we hope she has brought a little bit of sunshine to yours too! Please join us in wishing Savannah a happy first birthday! The following images are from the past year and nine months of her existence with Mommy, Daddy and big brother Bobby by her side ...and of course a little Disney here and there! Enjoy! 

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Engagement Session Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, FL | Yvette + Diego http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2017/5/engagement-session-hugh-taylor-birch-state-park-fl You will love this park engagement session!

We first learned about Yvette and Diego back in December when we were running our Complimentary Engagement Session contest.  We found out quickly that they have a strong network of friends and family. They received tons of votes daily! Although the outcome was not in their favor. We made sure to give perks and incentives to all of the couples.  Yvette and Diego luckily did not hesitate to use the perks.  We say lucky because it was really a delight to meet these two and we are really looking forward to their wedding.  Their wedding date is in November of this year (2017) and it was smart of them to book right away as it was the last Saturday in November we had available!

We have had too many sad encounters with couples who contact us for their wedding date and we are already booked.  We only shoot one wedding a day and limit the amount of weddings we shoot in the year in order to bring our clients the absolute best experience we can provide.  It is our goal to do this for each of our clients. It brings us so much joy to know that we will be able to offer this experience for Yvette and Diego.

Meet the Couple!

A little about the couple - Yvette recently moved back to South Florida after living in Atlanta, GA.  She is now continuing her career as a news producer at WPLG Channel 10.  Diego is a co-owner at Temple Street Eatery in Ft. Lauderdale where he is also chef.  As you scroll down you may notice Yvette brought her vintage typewriter and Diego brought his notepad of recipe ideas. We used these as props to express their interests.   Individually, these two are just cool, interesting people.  Together, they are the couple you want to hang out with and not want the evening to end!  There was so much laughter during their engagement session that we can only imagine how much fun these two must have on a daily basis.

Location!

Their session took place at the beautiful Hugh Birch Taylor State Park in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  This park offered a gorgeous backdrop for their photographs. This state park is an oasis of preserved tropical hammocks just steps from the buzz of Ft. Lauderdale Beach.  It is a perfect little escape for any nature lover or anyone just looking for a bit of tranquility.  It is always exciting to shoot in a new location. We were pleasantly surprised at all the pretty spots there were to shoot at this park. As lovely as the setting was, the focus of each session is always the couple.  Catching their personalities and love for each other in every image is the goal. It wasn’t too difficult to do during this engagement session as it is clear that Yvette and Diego are crazy about each other!

So Happy!

We are so grateful that they took the time to enter our contest and reach out to us to shoot their wedding.  As we just closed another contest, we have started communications with our most recent contestants that are also looking into locking in their wedding dates.  We can’t wait to learn more about them and capture their love story too!

We hope you enjoy the following preview of Yvette and Diego's engagement session as much as we enjoyed capturing them.

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(Santy Martinez - Miami Wedding Photographers) Birch Engagement FL Hugh Martinez Park Photography Santy Session State Taylor Wedding http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2017/5/engagement-session-hugh-taylor-birch-state-park-fl Wed, 17 May 2017 16:22:51 GMT
Miami Firefighter Engagement Session - Matheson Hammock Park http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2017/5/miami-firefighter-engagement-session-matheson-hammock-park Miami Wedding Photographers - We are really excited to share another engagement session with you today!  Meet Gennipher and Chris.  If you follow us on social media, you may remember their faces as they were one of the many couples that entered our annual Engagement Session contest during the Holidays.  We have been running this promotion every year since 2011 and it’s always a lot of fun!  This contest has allowed us to meet newly engaged couples.  We were incredibly humbled to see how many couples entered the contest and wanted to work with us…. but we will talk a little bit more about that later.

Shortly after they won the contest, Gennipher contacted us and we set up a meeting in our studio in West Kendall to go over the details of their engagement session.  We fell in love with them immediately! They came ready with ideas and tons of enthusiasm about their shoot.  We always advise couples to include their personalities into their sessions and these two have plenty of that!  We learned that Chris is a firefighter as well as an artist.  We also learned all about Gennipher’s adorable proposal and how their puppy, Hendrix, was an integral part of the master plan to woo her into saying yes!  We were given a task to incorporate all of these things into their session and, of course, we were up for it.

We have shot a good amount of firefighters’ engagement sessions and weddings and every time it’s been a blast. (Keeping an eye out for other firefighters pulling pranks the day of the shoot is always a fun!) It’s almost guaranteed to be a good time and this engagement session delivered.  We began the shoot at one of the City of Miami Firehouses that happens to also showcase Chris’s murals.  (As aforementioned, Chris is an artist and you may check out some of his impressive work at www.duwerks.com)

The firehouse was a fun place to break the ice and get to know Gennipher and Chris in front of the camera.  It didn’t take long at all before these two felt really comfortable - Gennipher looked absolutely stunning all dolled up by Chris’s side.  Chris brought all his firefighter gear and it was a great opportunity to have Gennipher wear it for some fun shots!  It was also a great time to introduce Hendrix in a couple of pictures.  After all, Hendrix was there from day one of their engagement!  He was perfectly behaved and was a cute addition to the shoot. Shortly after we took a ride to the beautiful Matheson Hammocks Park where we completed their session.

We are so excited for Gennipher and Chris. During our initial meeting about their engagement session we found out we had their wedding date available. This added excitement to the meeting and we couldn’t stop talking about their wedding day plans. Gennipher and Chris are having a destination wedding in the beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. They felt comfortable with us and with continued with the booking. We have experience traveling and covering events in Mexico among other destinations. There’s a good amount of couples nowadays that decide to go with a destination wedding but do not consider booking a photographer from the states. We highly recommended it! After the wedding, the only thing you keep is your memories and it is important to have someone close to home to contact and keep in touch during the process of receiving your images.

We are so happy that Chris and Gennipher entered our contest! We are also very happy to announce we have decided to open a new contest today!

Please use the link at the end of this blog post if you would like to enter or share with someone that might be interested in entering the contest. All details can be found in link.

I hope you enjoy this blog post as much as we enjoyed capturing the session!

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Wedding St Hugh Catholic Church - Rusty Pelican | Jessica + Danny http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2017/4/wedding-st-hugh-catholic-church-rusty-pelican Beautiful Wedding St Hugh Catholic Church

Spring has been a wonderful season for us at Photography by Santy Martinez and we are ready for more.  We have had the pleasure of capturing quite a few “I do’s” in the past few months including these two - Jessica + Danny.  We are pretty sure their friends and family would agree with us when we say - you really won’t find a cuter pair of newlyweds than these two! Let's find out more about this beautiful wedding St Hugh Catholic Church.

The Bride

Their wedding day began at The Ritz Carlton in Coconut Grove.  We love that this location provides the option of getting ready in a large meeting room with cozy couches and pretty décor rather than the bride's suite.  This is a great option for brides with a big group of bridesmaids as there is plenty of room for the girls to spread out as they wait for hair and make-up.  Jessica had quite a few bridesmaids along with moms and her adorable flower girls. The space worked out perfect. They were able to mingle over mimosas and giggle as they each got prepped to get in their gowns.  During this getting ready time, we were there to capture all the details - shoes, wedding dress, the rings - as well as the little moments of laughter in between!

The Groom

Let's not forget about the groom... Danny was having his own getting ready event at his suite.  The guys’ idea of getting ready is less of a production than the girls but just as noteworthy! Danny's groomsmen were making sure he was ready and looking sharp.

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That big moment took place at St Hugh Catholic Church in Coconut Grove.  We have captured countless weddings at St. Hugh and every time has been just as beautiful.  Jessica rolled up with her father in a white Rolls Royce as Danny anxiously waited inside.  In their case, they did not have a “first look” prior to the ceremony so this was going to be the first-time Danny would see his bride.  The moment did not disappoint as he could not hold back those happy tears and a result allowing is to create beautiful memories.

The Reception

After a beautiful ceremony and family portraits the couple allotted time for photos so we were able to take advantage of the gorgeous surroundings of the next destination - the Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne.  While guests arrived for cocktail hour, Jessica and Danny followed us around the property for some beautiful scenic shots before we took them into their ballroom for a photo with their décor and details.  What we most love about the Rusty Pelican - that Miami skyline view.  Visible from their reception space, we know that their guests enjoyed taking that view in!  Once portraits were complete, we allowed the story to unfold.  And we were there to witness and candidly capture all of those moments! 

We would like to thank Jessica and Danny for being part of our Spring line up of weddings! We send them all of our love and well wishes.  Please enjoy a sneak peek of the first day of their marriage.

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Photographers: Photography by Santy Martinez | Annie + Santy

Church: St. Hugh Catholic Church

Reception: The Rusty Pelican

Event Planner: Elite Planning Firm

DJ & Lighting: Event Factor

Videographer: Cutting Desk Productions

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Wedding Reviews Milestone - Photography by Santy Martinez http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2017/4/wedding-reviews-photography-santy-martinez

It’s only April 4th and this month is already bringing in great news!!! We just received The WeddingWire Rated™ 100 Review Club Award for Wedding Photographers in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach area.

The WeddingWire Rated program recognizes professional wedding photographers across the U.S. and abroad for commitment to providing quality service by allowing them to showcase different badges based on their number of wedding reviews. Photographers who make it into the 100 Review Club are part of an exclusive group of premium Pro Wedding Photographers who have worked hard to earn more than 100 wedding reviews while maintaining an average rating of 3.5 or higher.  We are always "shooting" for 5 stars and we are happy to report that we have consistently achieved it!

We would like to say THANK YOU to all the couples who have trusted us with their big day and have taken their time to review us on WeddingWire. As our clients know, we only capture one wedding a day in order to give you the boutique service you expect from us. That means reaching over 100 awesome reviews is an accomplishment we are proud of!

The reviews you write create consumer trust for our potential clients and allows us to continue to grow our small business. In fact, 72% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations. We are honored and happy to know that our services have given our clients great memories to cherish for a lifetime.

We take a lot of pride in what we do and the customer service we provide. This has allowed us to have a high average rating showing consistency in our work.

We also want to say thank you to WeddingWire for recognizing our accomplishment. We know there’s a good number of talented wedding photographers in South Florida and this recognition allows us to stand out a little bit more and we have our previous clients to thank for it.

As a member of WeddingWire, the world’s largest wedding review site with over one million reviews, Photography by Santy Martinez advancement to the Rated™ Black Level is considered the ultimate milestone, illustrating our business’ commitment to regularly providing quality service to our clients. As a WeddingWire Rated™ Black badge-holder, Photography by Santy Martinez has reached the highest level of achievement on WeddingWire.

We have won the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards recognize the top 5% of local wedding professionals on WeddingWire that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. Winners are selected solely based on reviews from newlyweds and are determined by a combination of excellence in four factors: overall rating, total number of reviews, review performance from the previous year, and consistency of reviews from year to year.

The combination of many years winning WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award has brought us to this new milestone. We want to thank our couples once again for trusting us and taking the time to put into words their gratitude with the amazing reviews they have been so kind to give us.

We are super excited on what this beautiful business of wedding photography has in store for us. We are looking forward to all the upcoming weddings for the rest of 2017 and the ones already booked for 2018. We promise to continue to provide top service and preserve your memories for years to come.

Here are just a few of the 100...

 

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Wedding at The Cooper Estate - Homestead - FL | Iris + Jasen http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2017/3/wedding-at-the-cooper-estate-homestead-fl-photography-by-santy-martinez We want to extend a huge congratulations to Iris + Jasen on their fabulous Cooper Estate Wedding in Homestead, FL.  We were simply blown away with how every detail of their wedding was planned to perfection.  They added just the right touches of elegance to enhance an already beautiful wedding venue.  Even with all of that planning, I don’t think either one of them could have anticipated just how happy they were from the beginning to the end of their day! 

We’d like to start by saying that we had been looking forward to Iris and Jasen’s wedding since the day we met with them in our Kendall studio.  We felt an instant connection with this couple and were so thankful to have the opportunity to capture their sweet story.  We were also excited to get to work once more at the Cooper Estate - one of the most intimate and lovely wedding venues in South FloridaCooper Estate is an ideal location to whisk your guests into a romantic state of mind.  They offer a gorgeous sunken grotto with a waterfall backdrop for the ceremony that is straight out of a fairy tale, an outdoor cocktail space surrounded by majestic trees and bistro lighting, and a rustic farmhouse that is exquisitely charming.  As always, the staff at the Cooper Estate did an incredible job with the event. 

The Cooper Estate boasts a lovely cottage on premise.  With a private bedroom decorated in the same rustic look the venue is known for - the cottage is a great option for the bride to get ready.  As photographers, we love shooting the detail shots and getting ready shots there as it offers a pretty backdrop for photographs.  This was exactly the case with Iris, who used the beautiful room to slip into her gown with the help of her bridesmaids.  There, she put on her shoes, earrings and touched up her makeup just before she prepared herself to walk down the aisle.  All the while, Jasen was anxiously waiting to see his bride!

Often times, the bride and groom decide to do a first look - this is when the couple sees each other prior to the ceremony.  Iris and Jasen decided not to do this and opted for a traditional first look instead - with a twist!  As guests gathered in the grotto, the bride and groom snuck away and had a little moment where they held hands - back to back with a wall dividing the two - no peeking! This was just about the moment Jasen lost it.  The happy tears flowed and we were just ecstatic to be able to witness it all with our lens.  This touch gave both of them the positive energy they both needed to get through the upcoming ceremony.

And what an emotion filled ceremony it was! Iris and Jasen’s love was so apparent.  When Iris started her path down the grotto steps, Jasen lost it once more.  In his defense, Iris could not control the happy tears either!  As previously mentioned, the ceremony setting at Cooper Estate looks like a picture in a storybook.  Guests feel like they are in a different world as they witness the exchange of vows.  With its waterfall trickling in the background and exotic plants peeking through the rocks, it is a picturesque and peaceful setting.  We love capturing weddings here for the simple fact that it makes for stunning photos.  It was the perfect spot for Iris and Jasen to say “I do”!

While their guests enjoyed cocktails, we were kept busy with the newlyweds capturing their portraits around the property.  One of our favorite spots for pics at the Cooper Estate is the front of the manor.  Those big wooden doors are everything! We also love taking the bride and groom into the reception space for the first time.  It is always a magical moment seeing their vision come together. All the vendors did a spectacular job and makes our job just a bit easier! We made sure to capture every detail so that it will never be forgotten.

The rest of the night was their story to tell.  We did not want to miss a beat -from the first dances to the cutting of the cake and all of the partying in between.  The DJ was awesome and knew just the right song to keep the dancing going.  Everyone was having an amazing time! The night ended with a sparkler exit as Iris and Jasen’s guest wished them a lifetime of happiness.  Please join us as we wish them the same!

Venue: The Cooper Estate

Hair and Make-up: Sissi Ceballo Make Up

Dj: SCJ Event

Videographer: Love Squared

Photographers: Santy and Annie

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Wedding at the Postcard Inn Beach Resort | Islamorada, FL | Desiree + Seth http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2017/3/wedding-at-the-postcard-inn-beach-resort-islamorada-fl We have shot so many gorgeous weddings back to back in the past few months that it was tough to choose one that was going to go up on the blog.  With the “chilly” weather in Miami today, it made us reminisce of a more tropical climate… and you don’t get more tropical than the Florida Keys!  So today we are taking the initiative to virtually transport you to a place synonymous with paradise - Islamorada, FL, with a glimpse at Desiree and Seth’s beautiful beach wedding.

We would like to start off by saying that Desiree and Seth are perhaps the sweetest people on the planet.  You may have seen their engagement session photos on the blog back in September.  We thought back then that they could not have looked any happier than they did the day of their engagement shoot - we were wrong! They outdid themselves on the day of their wedding with the biggest smiles we have ever seen! Their happiness just shone extra bright that day.

It all took place at The Postcard Inn located on Mile Marker 84 in Islamorada.  Many of their guests joined the couple in staying on property and partied together in anticipation of the big day.  This recently updated resort was perfect for their destination wedding that was not too far for these Miami locals but far away enough from the city to feel a world away!  Home to the world famous Tiki Bar, this oceanfront playground was simply fitting for such a fun couple to say their I Do’s.

We arrived to the venue early to catch all the preparation that went into their wedding day. This allowed us time to capture all of the details that make a wedding unique - the dress, the shoes, the gifts, etc.  Desiree was surrounded by her girls as she got primped and prepped while Seth hung out with his friends right before he got suited up.  We just love catching all these little moments! 

The ceremony was held ocean side - right on the beach.  Guests gathered as they witnessed the two tying the knot in the most beautiful way.  These two couldn’t keep their eyes off each other! Shortly after Desiree and Seth exchanged vows, we were there - list in hand, to document their formal family photos. Even their fur babies got in on the family shots!

The newlyweds were able to mingle with their guests at cocktail hour as the sun went down.  Dinner and speeches followed right before the party got started…and once it did, it was non-stop fun!  It was no wonder that with such an outgoing couple, they would have an equally fun bunch of friends and family.  They danced so much!  In addition, we set up our open-air Photo-Booth near the dance floor and it was a huge hit all night! There is something about handing someone a funky hat or a Super Mario Brother mask that transforms them! Everyone was getting in on our Photo-Booth and taking home a 4x6, high-resolution keepsake photograph.  It makes the perfect wedding favor and the best part with our booth, the photographs are unlimited so guests can come back for more photo fun and the bride and groom receive all the digital files.  This is awesome because they get to see all the fun (and sometimes crazy) photos their guests took home with them at their wedding.

Overall, the whole day was magical and we would love to be back at that beach just to do it all over again.  We hope that this blog brings you a little warmth on this “cold” Miami day (not to mention our Northern friends experiencing snow!)  Please join us as we send our best wishes to a lifetime of happiness for Desiree and Seth. Enjoy!

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Photographers: Santy + Annie

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Maternity Photography Session | Miami, Florida | Nina + Jonathan http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2017/3/maternity-photography-session-miami-florida We love shooting weddings and it’s a good thing we do because we have been busy capturing brides and grooms every weekend.  Every now and then, those brides and grooms contact us once again to capture a different milestone in their lives…. they are expecting a baby!  It’s hard for us to put into words the joy we feel when we get these calls.  We spend so much time with the couple on the day of their wedding, capturing their love and listening to the promises that they make to each other - it’s so exciting to see those promises fulfilled and that love literally growing in the form of a new baby!  This is exactly the case with Nina and Jonathan.

We shot Nina and Jonathan’s engagement session at Deering Estate followed by their wedding back in Fall of 2012.  Their ceremony was held at Plymouth Congregational Church in Coconut Grove and their reception at Comber Hall in Coral Gables.  Fast forward to 2017, we had the pleasure of capturing Nina and Jonathan once more in celebration of their pregnancy.

It was so wonderful seeing them again and at this point they were pros in front of the camera! We treat our couple’s maternity sessions similar to an engagement session in respect to the posing with the obvious addition of the beautiful baby bump. We want to highlight the love between the parents while also focusing on mom-to-be.

In their case, they chose to do their session outdoors as it was a beautiful South Florida day.  This time of year is nice, however, we do know that it can get pretty hot here in Miami – especially in the summer time.  This heat can be extra tough on expectant mothers.  This is why we do also offer sessions here at our studio where the climate is under our control and we can still produce beautiful images of your pregnancy.  Some of our clients have chosen to do both indoor and outdoor sessions which we happily do as well.  It’s such a miraculous time in your life to document! We try to make it easy for our clients to get it done.

Nina kept it classy with a “non-maternity” dress that still showed off her belly.  A good tip for any expectant mother when looking for a gown to take their maternity pictures in - look for a dress in the regular section! Often an empire waist dress or a loose fitting gown belted just under the bust will do the trick and look great in photos. If you feel uncomfortable it will show in photos so make sure whatever it is you choose to wear represents your style and feels good.  Nina looked fantastic and overall felt comfortable in her dress which kept her smiling! You could tell that Jonathan thought she looked radiant as well.

The session was overall fun and full of sweet moments.  We hope that Nina and Jonathan are going to be thrilled with their product.  They will be receiving all of their high resolution images from their shoot in an online gallery in both color and black in white.  We had a lot of fun taking photos during their shoot so they will be receiving a lot of images to share with friends and family … and one day, they will share them with their child!

Please join us in wishing Nina and Jonathan lots of luck as they continue to prepare for their baby’s arrival!

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Wedding at Secrets Playa Mujeres - Cancun - Mexico http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2017/2/wedding-at-secrets-playa-mujeres-cancun-mexico Back in September we blogged about Laura and Alex’s engagement session. If you recall, we mentioned how excited we were to travel with them to beautiful Cancun, Mexico to capture their destination wedding.  This wedding was going to be extra special for us as we had celebrated with Laura’s family in Cancun once before and we knew this reunion was going to be simply amazing - and it was!

Laura and Alex planned their wedding weekend at the Secrets Playa Mujeres.  This place was unreal!  They and their guests really indulged in everything this resort had to offer.  Being in the wedding industry, we get asked all of the time about the benefits of having a destination wedding and this place is a prime example of why a couple would choose to get married far from home.  From the delicious meals to the unlimited cocktails to the pristine, white-sand beach to the infinity pool overlooking the ocean, everything was on point.

Laura and Alex began their official celebration with the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding.  Being from Miami, they brought a little Cuban flair to Mexico with a live band playing salsa, signature mojitos and a mandatory lechon.  Family and friends danced the night away in preparation for the big day.

Wedding day preparation for Laura took place at the Secrets Playa Mujeres Spa where she and her girls were pampered.  Meanwhile, Alex spent the morning hanging out with his groomsmen in his suite steps away from the beach.  Each had a great time anticipating the big moment when they would see each other for the first time.  These two decided to take advantage of their beautiful surroundings and do a “first look”.  All the butterflies were fluttering as these two saw their soon-to-be spouses in their wedding best.  Laura was breathtaking in her wedding dress and Alex was looking sharp in his tux.  We had so much fun with these two walking around the property taking photos - all the while listening to the “ooohs” and “ahhhhs” from the resort guests as they wished them well.

Their ceremony took place at the resorts magnificent wedding gazebo right by the beach.  Friends and family joined the two in the exchanging of vows. As they walked back up the aisle as husband and wife, guests shook their personalized maracas that had been placed on every chair. Little details like this make the biggest difference sometimes!  While we finished up with family photos, the rest of the guests were escorted via golf carts to the cocktail hour and were treated to a live Mexican trio of musicians! Since we had finished all the portrait pics prior to ceremony, Laura and Alex were able to surprise their guests and join them at the cocktail hour.

The rest of the evening we were able to capture their story as it unfolded - from their perfectly choreographed first dance to the heartfelt speeches.  What a night!  Thank you Laura and Alex for trusting us with your precious memories… now can we please go back to Mexico and do it again!?

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Photographers: Santy and Annie - Photography by Santy Martinez

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Key Largo Wedding at Dream Bay Resort - Florida http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2017/2/key-largo-wedding-dream-bay-resort-florida How do you slow things down on your wedding day?  You head down south to the Florida Keys where it is mandatory to get a little sand in your toes and just lay back and savor the experience.  This is exactly what Natalie and Lenny did for their wedding celebration!  They planned an intimate Keys wedding in Key Largo that fully embraced the palm trees, seaside calm and overall island feel.  Their wedding was a mini vacation from the hustle and bustle of the main land where everyone involved was treated to an evening of love, laughter, great food/booze and dancing!

We loved everything about this wedding beginning with Natalie and Lenny.  Two amazing and selfless individuals - she is a nurse and he is a firefighter - we can’t think of a more deserving couple than these two.  The whole event was perfect from the moment we arrived at Dream Bay Resort where all the festivities took place.  Natalie and Lenny decided to do what many couples do in order to take advantage of the beautiful setting.  They had a first look right on the dock by the water (their fur baby even came along for the fun!)  She looked stunning in her simple yet chic wedding dress with flowers in her hair.  Let’s not forget about the groom - he totally pulled off the guayabera and khakis - the quintessential look for an island wedding. They both looked great and we were thrilled to catch the moment they saw each other for the first time!  It was so sweet and romantic.  Opting for the first look gave us the opportunity to take the couple around the property and capture the two of them before their guests arrived. 

The wedding ceremony was held under an arch overlooking the ocean.  And as the sun began to set, the two said their “I do’s” in a very intimate and personal ceremony surrounded by close friends and family.  With a list of family members in hand, we were able to quickly capture the formal family photos right before we whisked the couple away to take advantage of the beautiful sunset lighting.  This was the last time in the night we commanded their attention as the rest of the evening we were there to discreetly capture their story - And what a story!

When it comes to wedding photography, we are always in search of the perfect light.  Lighting situations are not always ideal so we need to think fast to compensate.  In this case, we were gifted with beautiful lighting from the bistro lights carefully hung over the dance floor.  The lighting coupled with the swaying palm trees framing the couple was a dream scenario for us to capture their first dance.  The scene was oh so romantic!

Following the toasts, guests got to enjoy a delicious, freshly prepared paella.  A signature sangria was all it took to give some guests the courage to dance the night away under the stars.  And as previously mentioned, a bit of sand between the toes was in order for Natalie and Lenny’s perfect beach wedding!  Please join us in wishing them a lifetime of joy.

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Venue: Dream bay Resort, Key Largo, Florida

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Wedding in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic | Destination Wedding Photographer http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2017/1/wedding-in-punta-cana-dominican-republic-Destination-Wedding-Photographer So many people dream of an island wedding - palm trees swaying in the wind, perfect blue skies, crystal clear water crashing on the shore of the finest white sand beach that toes have the pleasure of sinking into. For Karen and Manny, this dream became a reality on their wedding day in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.  The gorgeous setting coupled with the tremendous love they were surrounded with on their special weekend made this destination wedding one to remember… and we couldn’t have been happier to be there for them to capture all of their moments.

We have had the pleasure of capturing weddings all over the globe, but this was our first time visiting Punta Cana.  We learned quickly why it is such a popular destination to get married.  The resort, Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort, where it all took place was top-notch in all aspects.  The service, the food, the unlimited drinks by the pool bar - this place was amazing!  It was fun to see the bride and groom having a great time along with their guests as they anticipated the big event.

The preparation of the bride took place at the resort’s spa. Karen and her beautiful bridesmaids, who all donned the cutest matching robes, had their make-up and hair done, exchanged jokes and turned a traditional process into an experience to remember. The bride was simply stunning in her splendid wedding dress!

The groom, who got ready in his suite, and his groomsmen had an equally good time. They all looked very handsome. We even caught a glimpse of Manny flying his drone to catch some cool aerial shots of the island!  

The wedding ceremony was held under a beautiful gazebo overlooking the ocean.  Guests found their seats and the procession began.  The look on Manny’s face as he first saw his bride was priceless.  Escorted by her parents, she was followed by a trio of musicians as she walked up to her groom.  It was such a beautiful ceremony with so many personal touches that made it their own.

After the ceremony, we had just enough time to do formal family photos and then sneak the newlyweds away for a portrait session.  Words cannot express how much fun it was to photograph Karen and Manny - their love for each other was so evident that they made it easy for us to capture their happiness in photos.

Guests were then treated to a beautiful reception where they laughed, ate and danced the night away alongside the sweet couple.   Some of the more touching moments of the evening were during the toasts that provoked happy tears and joyous laughter from everyone in the room.  The couple really kept the festivities true to the destination – they served authentic Dominican fare and even had a local band that kept everyone on their feet!

Dear Karen and Manny, thank you for trusting us to capture the most memorable moments of your big day. We wish you endless happiness and a wonderful life together!

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Wedding Venue: Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort

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(Santy Martinez - Miami Wedding Photographers) Barcelo Bavaro Beach Cana Destination Dominican Photographer Punta Republic Resort Wedding by in martinez photography santy http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2017/1/wedding-in-punta-cana-dominican-republic-Destination-Wedding-Photographer Wed, 25 Jan 2017 20:23:53 GMT
Connor | Newborn | Miami Photographer | Photography by Santy Martinez http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2017/1/connor-newborn-miami-photographer-photography-by-santy-martinez Meet Connor! We were smitten when we found out that Carolina and Matthew were expecting a baby boy!  We captured their wedding back in October of 2014 which made it extra special to capture the new addition to their family.  Baby Connor was a joy here at our Kendall studioNewborn photography can be challenging at times, but this little boy made it seem easy.  Might we also add that he has the best head of hair we’ve ever seen!  Please take a moment to enjoy some of our favorite images from this families’ photo session.

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(Santy Martinez - Miami Wedding Photographers) Martinez Miami Newborn Photographer Photography Santy by http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2017/1/connor-newborn-miami-photographer-photography-by-santy-martinez Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:37:41 GMT
Sneak Peek: Wedding at St. Hugh Catholic Church with Reception at The Cruz Building http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2017/1/sneak-peek-wedding-at-st-hugh-catholic-church-with-reception-at-the-cruz-building Happy New Year!  Our first wedding of the year is officially in the books and it looks like 2017 is already off to a fantastic start. We couldn’t have asked for a more fun loving and easy going couple than Kassandra and Alex to get us motivated for an exciting year of capturing memories. It was such a pleasure to capture all of their moments - big and small - from their beautiful ceremony at St. Hugh Catholic Church to their reception at the beautiful Cruz Building in Coconut Grove. A dream wedding is an understatement - but we can’t think of a more deserving couple!

We can’t wait to share more images, but in the meantime, I hope you all enjoy this little teaser of their big day.  Cheers to the happy couple and cheers to an exciting New Year!

St. Hugh Catholic Church | The Cruz Building St. Hugh Catholic Church | The Cruz Building St. Hugh Catholic Church | The Cruz Building St. Hugh Catholic Church | The Cruz Building Happy New Year! Our first wedding of the year is officially in the books and it looks like 2017 is already off to a fantastic start. We couldn’t have asked for a more fun loving and easy going couple than Kassandra and Alex to get us motivated for an exciting year of capturing memories. A dream wedding is an understatement - but we can’t think of a more deserving couple! We can’t wait to deliver the whole gallery, but in the meantime, I hope you all enjoy this little teaser of their big day. Cheers to the happy couple and cheers to an exciting New Year! St. Hugh Catholic Church The Cruz Building St. Hugh Catholic Church The Cruz Building St. Hugh Catholic Church The Cruz Building St. Hugh Catholic Church The Cruz Building St. Hugh Catholic Church The Cruz Building St. Hugh Catholic Church The Cruz Building St. Hugh Catholic Church The Cruz Building

 

 

Church: St. Hugh Catholic Church

Venue: The Cruz Building

Make-up Artist: Color Me Flawless

Event Planner: The Event Studio Inc

Music & Lighting: Event Factor

Videographer: 5801 Wedding Cinema

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(Santy Martinez - Miami Wedding Photographers) building by catholic church cruz hugh martinez photography santy st the wedding http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2017/1/sneak-peek-wedding-at-st-hugh-catholic-church-with-reception-at-the-cruz-building Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:25:05 GMT
Quinces Photo Session at Walt Disney World | Quinceañera | Photography | Gabriella http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2016/12/quinces-photo-session-at-walt-disney-world-quinceanera-photography If you know us or follow us on Instagram, you know that we enjoy a trip or two to the happiest place on Earth.  We love visiting Walt Disney World so much that we even joined the Disney Vacation Club a few years back so that we could really take advantage of our visits by staying on property.  If we are not capturing other people’s happy moments, there is a good chance we are creating our own memories at Disney World!

This time of year is always busy for us at Photography by Santy Martinez and this wedding season has been no different.  With back to back wedding weekends, three of which were destination weddings, it has been hard for us to sneak a trip up to Orlando to visit our good pal Mickey! We love photography and we love Disney - so today’s blog highlights one of the times when both of those worlds collided!

Although many know us as wedding photographers, we do also provide all types of photography services for an array of occasions.  Often times we are contacted by former clients or word of mouth for sessions other than weddings.  These include - family portraits, maternity sessions, children and newborn photography.  We even have a fully equipped photography studio located in Kendall, FL that allows us to capture smiles rain or shine. This particular session, we were contacted via word of mouth by the mother of this beautiful Quinceañera to inquire whether we would do her daughter’s session at Disney World.  We of course said yes and were really excited about it despite knowing the challenges we would face at one of the busiest destinations in the world. With proper planning and the knowledge that we have of the Walt Disney Wold parks and resorts, we were able to deliver not only beautiful images of the Quinceañera but also an amazing experience. 

Saying that Gabriella loves Disney is an understatement.  Her family have been enjoying the perks of being Disney Vacation Club members since she was just a little girl.  That being said, it is not surprising that she chose to be a princess for the day to celebrate her fifteenth birthday/quinces.  The day of the shoot commenced at the Magic Kingdom followed by visiting two of her favorite resorts -Disney’s Saratoga Springs and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort.  We were so happy to have been there to help her dream become a reality!

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(Santy Martinez - Miami Wedding Photographers) Disney Photo Photography Quinceañera Quinces Session Walt World martinez santy http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2016/12/quinces-photo-session-at-walt-disney-world-quinceanera-photography Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:37:05 GMT
Slideshow | Engagement Session | Matheson Hammock Park | Photography by Santy Martinez http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2016/12/slideshow-engagement-session-matheson-hammock-park We would like to share with you a slideshow we put together for Gretel and Alex's engagement session that took place at one of South Florida's prettiest parks- Matheson Hammocks Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(Santy Martinez - Miami Wedding Photographers) Engagement Hammocks Matheson Park Session by martinez miami photographer photography santy wedding http://www.santymartinez.com/blog/2016/12/slideshow-engagement-session-matheson-hammock-park Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:32:35 GMT