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Olivia & Dany | The Engagement | Clearwater Beach, FL

I am still reviewing this day and all the happiness I soaked in along with the sun on Clearwater Beach! These two are pure inspiration, in their love for each other, the support of their families and in their faith.

Olivia is currently finishing her residency in FL while Dany works on Wall Street. As far apart as they are physically, they are completely connected in mind and heart. Watching them snuggle, dance and walk together on the beach was so sweet. It seemed as if they were the only two there.

We began the day with the traditional engagement ceremony at their church, St Mary & St. Mina in Clearwater. It was incredible! I am used to being relegated to the back or a balcony during church sacraments, constantly vying for a new angle. However, here, it was a breath of fresh air! I started with my long lens down in the pews until a sweet future bridesmaid clued me in that I could go up on the alter! Pure glee as I traded out my 70-200mm for my 35mm and was able to get incredible details I am usually not privy to. The atmosphere was one of pure joy and celebration. Kids were welcomed to join their fathers on the alter and to help set up for the ceremony. The uluations were exuberant, with the joy resounding from all corners of the church!

After Olivia and Dany became officially engaged, we headed over to Clearwater Beach for some gorgeous portraits before their reception. I know the perfect spot on the usually packed beach for a few stolen moments. Between the dunes, we created beautiful, natural moments that showcased their love and connection. One perfect moment led to another and all too soon our time was up.

Then, we met up with their closest family and friends at Marina Cantina where the delicious food, stunning desserts and chic decor perfectly complimented the sunset views. Olivia even surprised Dany with a Harry Potter themed groom’s cake! As if I couldn’t love this couple anymore, they are HP fans.

To say I’m excited for their 2018 wedding is a total understatement! It’ll be absolutely amazing! Thank you both for having me capture your incredible moments.

Ceremony: St. Mary & St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church | Clearwater, FL

Reception: Marina Cantina | Clearwater Beach, FL

Floral Design: Gabro Event Services | Tampa, FL

Cake: Juicy Factory | Clearwater, FL

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