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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY WITH A RED WEDDING : STEPHANIE + DAVID

I couldn’t resist to share this beautiful red and white wedding for Valentine’s day :)

 

Stephanie and David’s Temple Beth Am Wedding:

Photographer: Lara Rios Fine Art Photography (Second shooting by my lovely Adeline)

Ceremony and reception: Temple Beth Am

Make up: Anais Guerra of Make up by Anais

Hair Stylist: Hair by Sissi Ceballo

Dress: Lazaro from Chic Parisien

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Flowers: Dalsimer Atlas

Catering: A Fare to Remember

Band: The Howard Stuart Band

 

 Miami Wedding Photographer – Fort Lauderdale Wedding Photographer – Palm Beach Wedding Photographer

selma - ok, this is my second entry.
i need to reiterate how wonderful and easy going you are as a photographer.
it was so nice knowing that you were the one capturing our memories, and i did not have to worry about telling someone to take a picture of this or that.
now i have over 1400 pictures to choose for my daughter’s album.
that should be a task, since most of the pictures are so good, and i can relive the night by each click on my computer.
again, thank you for your beautiful work.
you made us all extremely happy.
can’t wait for the final product: the gorgeous wedding album.
love
selma

Sunny li - Happy Valentines to you too!

Beautiful Wedding! Gorgeous Couple! Everything is so beautiful!!!

Thank you for sending the beautiful pictures to me.

CARO - Stunning as always :)

GISELA - Stunning couple, gorgeous bride and wedding altogether and Lara, I love your nails!!!!

ERVINO SOICHER - Teh wedding was superp, thedress and groom were fantastic and
Lara Rios,as made wonderful job, with nitid shots perfect
aligments . Quality perfect !!!

Andreina - IN LOVE WITH HER DRESS!!!! nuf said <3

Mariana Vitale - Lara you have such talent and an eye for photography, well it always helps that somehow your couples are so gorgeous :) she is so pretty!
Love, M.

Sandra Jimenez - Beautiful couple, beautiful wedding and beautiful pictures, as always Lara!
XOXO

Kate - Stunning, I love RED!!!!

Vivian Guerra - Happy Valentines to you too pretty lady :)

Selma - Love love love

Key Biscayne Lighthouse Engagement : Natalia & Jon

Sarah Street - Pretty as always! Love the ones with the light reflecting off the water behind them.

Aunt Jennifer - Lovely photographs, congratulations on your engagement. Will send you a telephone number for Uncle Mathew in St Lucia.

Aunty Kathy and family - Congrats to the lovely couple .All our love and best wishes.Aunty Kathy and familyxxxx

Aunty Paula - What A Happy couple . We wish you both well for the futureXXXX

Jennifer Franco - Stunning images, I really love your style! So fresh and fun.

Natalia - Thank you Lara!!! Amazing work! Love them!

Fabi - Oh! that place is so beautiful and the pictures are so pretty as usual

Alexandra - So Sweet :P

Vivian Guerra - Wow Lara I don’t know how you do it but somehow you capture the soul of your couples. Everything looks so natural and effortless!
Love always, XOXO
Vivi

Sandra - I Looove this shoot, what a good looking couple and the colors are amazing <3

Rusty Pelican Wedding : Jennifer & Charlie

Just a little sneak peek to get back in the blogging groove of 2012… Enjoy!!!

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Jennifer & Charlie’s Rusty Pelican Wedding Vendors:

Photographer: Lara Rios Fine Art Photography

Getting ready: Viceroy Hotel & Spa

Ceremony: Coral Gables Congregational Church

Reception & Catering: Rusty Pelican

Make up and Hair: Chantal Sauvignon-Soto

Hair Piece: Eva Hidalgo – Eva’s Bridal Headpieces

Coordinator: Carmen Becerra

Flowers: Nevot Flower Design

Band: Orquesta America

Linens: Leyani, Inc

Cake: Ana Paz Cakes

Adeline - Wow, wow, wow! These are just breathtaking!!!

Sandra Cardenas-Murdoch - Simply Gorgeous.

Johanna V. - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE… I can’t wait for you to cover my wedding!!!!!!! So excited <3

Andreina - Laraaaa I love these pictures, the colors are so soft and beautiful… Love the details, all the chairs, nice :)

Valeska - That picture of the bride with the buildings and the bay behind is truly breathtaking! All of them are :)
XOXO Love U my friend!!

Caro - L-O-V-E-L-Y!

Viviana Guerra - Lara these are STUNNING! Omg you keep surprising me with your talent :P

Jennie - Thank you, Lara! The pictures are AMAZING!

Timeless

Caro - What a gorgeous picture, so soft and beautiful. You always inspire me Lara!!!!!!!!
XOXO Carolina

Vivian Guerra - Breathtaking!

Susana M. - What a stunning image. Simple and evocative! LOVE

Vizcaya Museum Engagement : Sonia & Brian

I wanted to write something special in the spirit of Thanksgiving today. This year has been A-M-A-Z-I-N-G to me and a defining moment in my career in many ways. This November marks two years since I made the decision to become a wedding photographer and start a wonderful journey into the unknown. In the beginning everything seemed impossible, an unattainable dream but somehow – and almost like magic – everything always worked out for this to happen. I guess it was meant to be no matter what. There were times when I felt defeated but I never gave up and just like that all the doors started to open and all the opportunities presented themselves. It was God’s hand behind everything. Since the conception of the original idea I had to keep my daytime job and work endless nights and every weekend was tough. That was probably my biggest challenges of all. I knew I would learn, I knew I would get great clients, I knew I would find the initial investment to start up, but dealing with being tired and burned out all the time was very intense. During those times, I kept repeating in my mind a passage from the bible that says: “…if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” and that was the thought that kept me going during hard times – and it still does.

Have faith, just a little faith and BELIEVE YOU CAN. I think I have said this to myself every single day for the past 2 years. I’m convinced that the worst thing in life is not knowing what we want, not knowing our passion or discovering what motivates us and keeps us waking up early in the morning and keep us up all night. But once you discover what THAT is, all you need is a little faith and an immense amount of ACTION and DETERMINATION to materialize that dream and make it happen. I’m glad I found that passion and that I kept going to see it become a reality. I’m specially grateful because this past September I finally found the courage to leave my comfort zone, quit my job – which wasn’t just a job but a 15-year career in graphic & website design – to dedicate 100% to my wedding photography business. I felt it was the time and that I was ready and boy was I right… I will never look back and I’m so happy I feel God’s presence every day giving me the strength and the inspiration to continue to grow!!!

This closeness to God makes me realize even more and more every day what I’m grateful for in my life… My husband and my son are my biggest motivation, the loves of my life who make me laugh and let me BE just the way I am. I know LOVE thanks to them. I’m grateful because I still have my mom and dad alive, and because thanks to Skype I can see them every day :) I’m grateful for my two brothers, my sisters-in-law and all my wonderful nephews and niece, I love you all :) I’m grateful for be living in this wonderful time of communication and technology. My perfect cup of tea, well, coffee, yessss I’m grateful for Starbucks and Mac and Nikon… And to finish this GRATITUDE post that means so much to me, I want to say that I’m specially grateful for my friends, my fabulous clients – I have the most amazing brides ever – and the people I work with; the people that supports me and my career, my mentor, my second shooters, they’re all my close friends! I have a great team and I’m so happy and grateful for that.

If you have a dream, a little desire in your heart and don’t know how to make it happen, remember my story. Just a little faith and a ton of action and you’ll see it materialize in front of your eyes! DARE TO DREAM & TO BE SUCCESSFUL! Happy Thanksgiving everyone… Here’s a little preview of one of my best friend’s best friend, Sonia & Brian, a beautiful couple that is so special and sweet. I can’t wait to shoot their wedding in December! You guys are INCREDIBLE!!!!

With Love, LARA

Becca Borge - What a sweet post, Lara :) Thank you for sharing and beautiful engagement shoot!

Sonia - Love them all!! I’m so happy for you and I couldn’t be any happier with the pictures. Can’t wait for the wedding! Sara, I love you :) xoxoxoxo

Carola Guada - Me encanta tu historia y la forma como escribes Lara. Tus fotos ESPECTACULARES como siempre, sigue asi que ni el cielo es el limite para ti!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TQM tu amiga, Caro.

Amy - wow! how cool that you wrote this, as you know I’m going through something similar and you’re right: faith & Believe! That’s my foundation too… Thanks for sharing you inspire me ;) All the best and happy thanksgiving!

Vivian Guerra - Lara, I’ve been following your blog almost from day one. I have to say I’m amazed and inspired – always been – You have taken your craft to the next level every time. Congratulations and keep up the great work. XOXO

Sara Bell - and to my dearest Sonia, I treasure your friendship and love you to pieces as well and you are absolutely stunning in all of these pictures!!! xoxo

Sara Bell - my dearest Lara, you are truly an inspiration. I am in awe of your talent, I will forever treasure your friendship; I love you to pieces!! And I want you to know that one of the biggest reasons your pictures are sooo amazing, aside from your incredible talent and your gorgeous subjects of course, is because you emanate beauty from deep inside your heart and your soul and it is evident in every single shot!! Happy Thanksgiving my friend!! much love xoxo

Coral Gables Country Club : Giselle & Mathew

Sometimes I blog and sometimes I mega-blog… This is a MEGA POST for sure today! From the moment I met Mathew and Giselle I knew I was going to love being their wedding photographer! I had the feeling their wedding was going to be gorgeous but I had no idea it was going to be this STUNNING! From the very Hollywood Glam style that Giselle chose for her look to every little detail in the reception, everything was simply perfection. At Giselle and Mathew’s engagement session in Vizcaya I knew these two were going to be so photogenic and gorgeous that I couldn’t wait. Well the ceremony was beautiful and the reception so much fun, everybody was dancing and when the Brazilian dancers showed up for la hora loca the crowd went crazy! There are so many fun pictures – and I still haven’t even seen my second shooter’s images yet – but I had to keep it to a minimum… at least from my perspective of course :) I’m so grateful to have to opportunity to work with this entire loving family and such incredible team of vendors! I’m in love with all these pictures, I hope you love them too…

With Love, LARA

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Giselle and Mathew’s Coral Gables Country Club Wedding Vendors:

Photographer: Lara Rios Fine Art Photography

Getting ready bride & First Look: Biltmore Hotel

Ceremony, Reception & Catering: Coral Gables Country Club

Make up: My dear friend Maritza of Makeup by Marz

Hair Stylist: Sissi Ceballo of Hair by Sissi

Coordinator: Mercedes Dos Santos of Mekaso Creations

Flowers: Terra Flowers

Band: Junior’s Entertainment

D.J: George Ferrero

Decor & Lighting: Eventus Productions

Linens: A Touch of Class

Cake: Ana Paz Cakes

Grace - OMG, BREATHTAKING WOULD LOVE TO KNOW WHERE OU GOT THOSE SHOES, THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL

Nury Vidal Jacobsen - 5 Star Wedding!!! So Beautiful!! I would love to know about the Mother of the Groom Dress. I am shopping for my MOB dress and love this dress. Please respond. Thanks

selma - everything and everyone looks great at every picture.
love

selma - love.
everything and everyone looks great at all the pictures.

Pilar Garcia - WOW, the pictures are amazing. Everything looks so beautiful. All of them are worth keeping.

Tonia - Que belleza de novia y de boda. Felicitaciones!

Zandra Carolina Davis - Well, seriously just when I think I have seen your most beautiful wedding you continue to amazing me!

Jen - This is such a beautiful wedding. Looks like everyone had a great time and the bride is STUNNING, she looks like a model!!!

Maria Laura Martinez-Gill - Oh my gosh Lara, these photographs are absolutely incredible!! What a special wedding to be part of… Everything looked amazing, you are so very talented! Congratulations!!

Anais - This wedding is truly breathtaking… All the glam and bling-bling and Lara you captured it like nobody else would.
XOXO

Natasha G. - Absolutely and positively gorgeous, everything, the bride, the groom, the details, the venue, everything!!!!!!! Congrats!

Elizabeth - Oh! WOW she’s so glamorous and stunning, love her dress & shoes! I HEART!

Ximena Gamez-Gwen - Wow! I loved the pictures you got of this couple for their e-session, but these wedding pictures are amazing! I particularly love the first picture in B&W of her profile, it looks like an ad. Gorgeous!

Mimi Lopez - BREATHTAKING…

Susana - I think this is one of my favorite weddings that you’ve done! I love the way you tell a story with pictures! You’re the best.

Claudia Squadritto - I love that side picture of the bride going up the stairs with that green wall behind, so artistic, it seems like she’s somewhere in Mexico! Very COOL!

Megan - I just keep looking at them over and over. Sooooo L.O.V.E.L.Y.!!!

Rebeca Vitale - One of my favorite weddings so far. Beautiful work as always Lara…

amy - Oh my goodness. I am DYING over these pictures!

Carola Guevara - THIS IS SOOO BEAUTIFUL!! The hair, the dress, the makeup, the shoes, Oh my God, the shoes, the decoration… Everything is so beautiful!!

Paula - Love, Love, Love them ALL! What a gorgeous bride and great style…

Vivian Guerra - OMG Lara this is by far your best work! As you know I’ve been following your work since the beginning and I have to tell you it just keep getting better and better! You are Fabulous!

Sara Bell - Gorgeous Lara!! Absolutely stunning!!

Giselle - ohhhhh myyyy goshhhhhhhh!!!!!
I absolutely adore these pictures!!! You are crazy amazing!!!

Stephanie - Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow…
It’s all I’m saying :)
Steph