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Romantic Sailboat Engagement Session : Christina & Leo

The places and the experiences that my photography world takes me are so amazing. Today I’m sharing this oh-so-romantic engagement session sailing the peaceful waters of Coconut Grove Bay in Miami. I couldn’t have asked for more, a beautiful couple, a spectacular vintage sailboat in a fresh December afternoon, the lighting was spectacular and even the captain was the best! We had such a nice time creating these moments and I just LOVE the romantic and soft look we’ve got! Thank you Sissi Ceballo for making Christina look even more beautiful, I can’t wait to see you all on their wedding day!

With Love, Lara

 

 

 

Sophie P. - Wow these are so beautiful. The colors and the light so nice!

Angela - Shoots by the water are the best! ;) She’s really pretty <3

Carolina Mesa - Absolutely breathtaking, OMG These are a dream

Boca Beach Resort & Spa Wedding : Caitlin & Chris

I think you could define the words classy, timeless and elegance by looking at Caitlin and Christopher’s wedding photographs. It was the most perfectly flawless wedding I’ve ever covered. and it’s probably because it was planned by the amazingly talented Liz & Lex Events! Caitlin wore a stunning blush wedding gown and heels by Monique Lhuillier that I couldn’t get enough of. And I couldn’t have thought of a better backdrop for such a wedding than the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Florida. The different tones of ivory for the flowers and the gold accents gave this romantic night the final perfect touch of elegance and glitz. Photographing this wedding was a delightful experience because not only everything was so beautiful and tastefully done but because working close to Caitlin and Christopher’s families was my absolute pleasure! I hope you enjoy looking at these as much as I enjoyed capturing them!

You can see more pictures of this wedding featured at Elizabeth Ann Designs! Thank you for the honor!

With Love, Lara

Caitlin and Christopher’s Wedding Details:

Photographer: Lara Rios Fine Art Photography

Wedding Ceremony:  Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church

Wedding Reception: Boca Beach Resort

Flowers and Linens: Xquisite Events

Day-of Coordination – Liz and Lex Events

Favors – Macarons

Videography – Reinhardt Productions

DJ – Mike Sipe Entertainment, Events & Productions

Transportation – Molly’s Trolley’s

Hair and Makeup – Team Beauti

Bridesmaids Dresses – Amsale

Bridesmaids Shoes – Steve Madden

Gown – Monique Lhuillier from The Collection Bridal

Jewelry – Maria Elena Headpieces

Bride’s Shoes – Monique Lhuillier

Suit – Alton Lane

Tie – Carrot & Gibbs

Groom’s Shoes – Ted Baker

Groomsmen Suits – Calvin Klein

Cake Topper – BHLDN

Caroline Ojeda - This wedding is sooooooooo beautiful! Just love your work so much. Outstanding wedding photography!

Denise Harris - LOVE! Everything is gorgeous! You got an eye for details. So bright and vivid =)

Carol Feldman - Simply classy and elegant. Nice

Rebecca Colmenares - That dress is absolutely gorgeous, the color is perfect. I love your work, I follow you on Instagram!

Vivian - What a beautiful work Lara, as usual :)

Anais & Omar’s Engagement

So this week is the turn of one of ours to tie the knot. And when I say “one of ours” I refer to my dear friend from this amazing wedding industry, make up artist extraordinaire, Anais Guerra! I’ve known Anais from the very beginning of my photography career and have crossed paths with her many times :) Now she’s the one sitting on the makeup chair and I am extremely happy, honored and excited to be documenting her wedding with soulmate and best friend, Omar Babun! I’ve seen them for a while the way you do it these days, through Facebook of course, and I had the feeling he was the one, haha, I don’t know why :) Let me tell you, I know about these things :-) Anais and Omar are one of the good ones ;-) After spending an afternoon of photos, laughs, hugs, walking, climbing, and even negotiating with spiders & other creatures, I know these two are perfect for each other! I’m sure this weekend is going to be a great celebration with a looot of people super happy to see them commit to each other.

I wish you both a lifetime of happiness and love (and many more kids) I can’t wait for Saturday! XOXO

With Love, Lara

Anais Outfit is by Sabby Girl, Miami

 

Caroline Ojeda - These pictures are amazing too, Wow! Gorgeous couple

Samanta - Perfection!

Boho Road Trip – Cory, Lisa & Cooper Plus One

I don’t even know where to start writing this post today. I first met Cory at Orange Theory Fitness a while back, he was one of my instructors and I hated him so bad, LOL (Seriously Cory but you know I love you now, hahaha) Anyway, his tough love made me get in the best shape of my life and after a while I kind of started liking him a little bit more… Ok fine A LOT more, except for running with incline days, those days I still don’t like him at all! Then I met Lisa, Cory’s LOVE and better half, who is that kind of person that you instantly like no matter what… They’re truly a perfect match! Well, fast forward to this past December when I wanted to give them a special “Thank You” photo shoot gift for helping me achieve my fitness goals, and so we started planning what became one of the most fun projects I’ve done lately. It was one of those dreams that you start building from scratch, all of the pieces start falling into place and all the right people show up to make it happen. Out of all the many incredibly wonderful things that happened while planning this photo shoot, it was to learn that Lisa and Cory are actually expecting a baby this coming August, a miracle baby that against all medical odds decided to make his appearance on this world! I am BEYOND happy and excited for them and can’t wait to start taking pictures of that baby-belly soon! I hope you all enjoy this ride to Boho Road Trip and wish the couple many more blessings in their lifetime together.

With Love, Lara

THANKS TO THIS INCREDIBLE TEAM THAT BROUGHT THIS IDEA TO LIFE:

CONCEPT, STYLING AND PHOTOGRAPHY: Lara Rios Photography

FLOWERS: The uber, out-of-this-world-talented Angel Rodriguez of RodriStudio

HAIR AND MAKEUP: My girl Selena of Makeup by Marz

1968 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER: The muscle man with the muscle car, Patrick Trepanier, THANKS again and again!

CLOTHING: Swell

JEWELRY: Swell, TJ Maxx, Lucky Brand, Forever 21, Vintage

ACCENTS: TJ Maxx, Pier 1, Vintage

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Sarah - Such a fun shoot! Very pretty!

Adeline - Ahh! Lara! These are beautiful <3 I love the colors!

Roxy - Stunning

Vanessa - Lara Wow this shoot has your name all over, specially the jewelry, hahaha! I LOOOOOVE IT ALL AND EACH SINGLE PICTURE!!!!!!!!

Sheryl Sanchez - Wow…what a beautiful ’70s throwback. Beautiful photos, beautiful couple!

Paul Kissinger - Stunning images!!! Simply awesome and the couple, plus one looks so very happy!!!!

Jules Greenaway - WOW Lara, these are just amazing!! And your words at the beginning made me cry!! But what doesn’t these days w/my lil one arriving in 2wks. time!! By the way, I’m the very pregnant one from OT… Hope you’ll wanna do pics of my lil angel & some family ones, cause you are so very talented!!

Ashley Mitchell - All of these are so beautiful but the first picture really took my breath away, it’s like you’re entering an enchanted forest or something. Love their outfits and the jewelry Oh my!!!!!

Federico Armas - Impeccable work Lara, the composition and lighting is amazing. I hope I can shoot like you one day. I admire your work big time.

Catalina - Lara when I get married you’re going to be my photographer. I was talking to Xime the other day about that, I just need to find a boyfriend. Can you help me with that too? LOL

Daniela Lopez - I’M IN LOOOOVE

Valerie - These are simply breathtaking. Lara you’re the most incredibly talented photographer I’ve ever met. Out of all my great wedding decisions, hiring you was by far the best. We totally love you! :)

Tania Harris - Wow, wow, wow! Love it <3

Diego C. - That orange car is so cool, it’s perfect with the whole thing :) Nice job Lara.
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Karen Strauss - I’m speechless, this is so beautiful. Congratulations to the couple

Gianni - What a beautiful setting – love the trees and the light and all the props and boho feel is stunning! XO

Nicole M. - Your ability to perfectly compose a photo… and pose a couple… and capture their essence is amazing. Love this!

Jamie Aquino - love these! they look like such a real couple lovin life! All the style and the colors and that bohemian look is incredible. Love it, Love it!

Stephanie - Truly stunning photos as always Lara, you sure have an eye for this =)

Vivian Guerra - I have no words, Perfection! Spectacular Lara!

Bonnet House Museum Wedding : Meredith & Richard

Today’s blog is super special because this family is very dear to my heart. Bruce, the father of the bride, was my son’s tutor and he made such a positive impact on my son’s life and academics that I will always be grateful. And of course, when I met his beautiful daughter, Meredith, I knew we were going to click right away! Working with these two families was really awesome and what can I say, when your bride and groom look this good it’s really impossible creating bad pictures. We had a really great time and everything was flawless!

Meredith and Richard’s wedding day took place in two different locations. First, the ceremony was at the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens in Fort Lauderdale Beach. Now, if you’re looking for a true Florida style venue this is the place to go. The colors, the vegetation, the flowers, the artwork all over, the lighting, everything in this place screams tropical destination wedding, it’s simply beautiful and very Fort Lauderdale. Then, to keep their guests entertained, the reception was at Pier Sixty-Six, a circular restaurant on top of the building, with panoramic views, and it rotates 360 degrees to show the beautiful marinas, the inter-coastal and skyline of Fort Lauderdale. It’s really spectacular! Please enjoy this little wedding story.

With Love, Lara

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Meredith and Richard’s Wedding Vendors:

Photographer: Lara Rios Fine Art Photography

Thanks to my wonderful friend and second shooter Andreina of Creativa Photo!

Wedding Ceremony: Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

Wedding Reception: Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six

Bride’s Gown Designer: Pronovias

Groom’s suit Designer: Vera Wang

Bridesmaids Dresses: Bhldn

Groomsmen Suits: Vera Wang

Hair and Makeup: F2F Studios

Florist: Tony O Events

Catering/Linens: Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six

Cake: Susie’s Scrumptious Sweets

DJ: Patrick Manfredi

Transportation: Millenium Limo

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Catalina - Gorgeous wedding Lara, the dress is to die for :)

Vivian Guerra - Perfect from beginning to end. What a beautiful bride and groom :)

The Raleigh Hotel South Beach Wedding : Glorie & Arturo

When I first met Glorie and Arturo I knew theirs was going to be a dream wedding to photograph, but when I met Glorie at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church to preview the site I almost died. Speaking of perfect location for a catholic wedding. This church is surrounded by the most gorgeous jungle-like garden where Glorie and Arturo decided to celebrate their ceremony. It was just perfect and when I can spend an hour with the bride and groom taking their portraits in such a beautiful place, it was truly a dream come true. The reception was equally amazing. They chose The Raleigh hotel in South Beach and the style was also a tropical outdoor paradise, so South Beach. I’m super excited to be sharing another one of my all-time favorite weddings everrrr!

With Love, Lara

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Glorie & Arturo’s Raleigh Hotel Wedding Vendors:

Photographer: Lara Rios Fine Art Photography

Wedding Ceremony: St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

Wedding Reception: The Raleigh Hotel South Beach

Hairstylist & Make up: Josie Miller

Catering: Restaurant Michael Schwartz – Raleigh Hotel

Production and Reception Florist: Le Basque Catering

Bouquets: Kitanim

DJ: DJ Shlomi Cohen

Invitations: That Invitation Place

Videographer: Delio Photo Studio

Photo Booth: Capture POD Professional Photo Booths

Transportation: Meilan

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Stacy Squires Photography - wonderful wonderful photos

Denver Photographer - Beautiful series! I especially love the environmental portraits of the bride and groom. So pretty!

Caro S. - Esas niñas del cortejo son una BELLEZA! Me muero con los detalles, divinas tus fotos como siempre Lara <3

Kate - Magnificent*** Love love love the details shots and table design. You continue to inspire me, always =)

Vivian Guerra - Simply perfect, absolutely stunning, all of them!
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Palm Beach Engagement Session : Carolina & Stephen

As most of you already know, I’m a major slacker when it comes to keep this blog up to date in the middle of wedding season. But this engagement session in Palm Beach I had to share. When Carolina told me we would be taking her engagement pictures around Tiffany, Gucci and Chanel I said count me in. We spent an afternoon of clicks and quick window shopping and since these two are so totally into each other my job was a breeze. Of course when it came to select the images for this post I took the entire afternoon, not an easy task. I can even imagine how gorgeous Carolina and Stephen are going to look on their wedding day this September. Have fun and enjoy!

With Love, Lara

Jennifer - Wow what a beautiful couple! Looks like true love. That green dress is perfect and hes a hunk. These photos are incredible… Lara you have a special talent. Never stop!

Katie - Seriously gorgeous! I absolutely freaking LOVE it. Where is this, such a beautiful location!!

Fabiola Jimenez - Demasiado espectaculares los dos, parece que los hubieran sacado de una revista! Hermosas todas las fotos Lara, tu trabajo es impecable, te juro! XOXO, Fabi :)

Michele A. - Such an inspiration! what a lovely engagement session, I want one just like this =)

Kristina - Oh my goodness, how cute are they! I love their outfits, that green dress is so so nice! <3

Vivian Guerra - Wow this is so glamorous and dreamy, I love it!

Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove Wedding : Kristine & Jorge

Kristine and JJ’s wedding was truly amazing. First of all, she had two Monique Lhuillier wedding gowns, not one, TWO! There was a mix of sweet & sexy with a touch of chic! And although this blog post was supossed to be a little preview, it ended up a little bit longer than expected. I still haven’t seen all of the pictures but while I finish, here’s a little taste for the bride and groom whom I know are super excited to see them. I hope you love them too!!!

With Love, Lara

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Kristine & Jorge’s Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove Wedding Vendors:

Photographer: Lara Rios Fine Art Photography

Videography: Merge-Social

Bride & Groom’s Getting Ready Location: Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove

Wedding Ceremony: The Church of the Little Flower, Coral Gables

Wedding Reception: Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove

Bride’s Gown: Monique Lhuillier

Hairstylist & Make up: Makeup by Marz

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Ashley J. - Wow! You captured their wedding in such a beautiful way! I love her second look, so glamorous :)

Amanda - Simply Beautiful!

Vivian Guerra - I absolutely love this wedding, all of it, she is stunning and the 2 dresses are gorgeous. Beautiful Lara.

Jillian Tree - Gorgeous pictures!! Love the stationary pic, sleeping ringbearer & flower girl (so cute!!), the cake & her hair accessory at the end! <3