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I will wrap up this bridal series here.  Again, taking advantage of that beautiful golden natural light.. the results were exactly what we all were after! Model: @nidia.27 Bridal Salon: @bellissimabridaldesigns Dress Designer: @inmaculada__garcia Hair & Makeup: @idomakeup21 Production Assistant: @yolyyh17 Location: South Beach, Miami Gear used: @sunbounce_sunsniper @profotousa @canonusa @thinktankphoto #sunbounce #canoneosr at South Pointe Park

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After our shoot at the hotel, we decided to try another location just to mix things up a bit.  I don’t spend a lot of time in South Beach, so this was perfect!  For this shot, we used all natural light with the help of a medium reflector panel and it came out great!  I wanted a composition that included a bit of everything.. (sky, water, city, rocks, and palm tree) and I was able to accomplish just that in this frame. Model @nidia.27 Bridal Salon: @bellissimabridaldesigns Dress Designer: @casablancabridal Hair & Makeup: @idomakeup21 Production Assistant: @yolyyh17 Gear used: @sunbounce_sunsniper @profotousa @canonusa @thinktankphoto #sunbounce #canoneosr at South Pointe Park

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I have always wanted to get a nice shot at this hotel bar.  The funny thing about this shot (that you would never know), is that at the point of capture there was some crappy things on the TV’s behind her.. and I actually did not notice until I got home and processed the image.  So, I changed the channel LOL Model: @nidia.27 Bridal Salon: @bellissimabridaldesigns Dress Designer: @casablancabridal & @martinalianabridal Hair & Makeup: @idomakeup21 Production Assistant: @yolyyh17 Location: @hyattregencycoralgables Gear used: @sunbounce_sunsniper @profotousa @canonusa @thinktankphoto #bridalfashion at Hyatt Regency Coral Gables in Miami

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I have a thought.. Be a little more creative this year,  make a card vs. buying one.  Plan and cook a nice dinner in vs. “going out”. Forget the silly flowers and buy her something that makes her feel sexy (cloths, fragrance, shoes, lingerie etc). Keep the wine chilled, the bed warm and leave expectations at the door.  This is a sure way to have a “Tiger approved” V-day 😊 Happy Valentines Day! Model: @nidia.27 Bridal Salon: @bellissimabridaldesigns Dress Designer: @casablancabridal Hair & Makeup: @idomakeup21 Production Assistant: @yolyyh17 Location: @hyattregencycoralgables Gear used: @sunbounce_sunsniper @profotousa @canonusa @thinktankphoto #valentineideas #sexyvalentine at Hyatt Regency Coral Gables in Miami

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I really wanted to create some movement and genuine expression while on this shoot.  Also.. ANY excuse to show legs and heels.. I am always down for, you can count on that!  I really love this image because firstly, it shows exactly what I set out to do 😊  AND.. I love how simple it all came together.  This was nothing more than a huge reflector from across the pool deck.  This was BY FAR the smartest choice for a shot like this, because it allowed me to shoot at a VERY high frame rate to ENSURE I got “the shot” and the perfect moment.  This would have been almost impossible with strobes / flashes, and to be totally honest.. I think this looks waaaay better and super natural. I love this girl!  Nidia you are SUCH a natural! Thank you so much to my amazing team: Model: @nidia.27 Bridal Salon: @bellissimabridaldesigns Dress Designer: @casablancabridal Hair & Makeup: @idomakeup21 Production Assistant: @yolyyh17 Location: @hyattregencycoralgables Gear used: @sunbounce_sunsniper @profotousa @canonusa @thinktankphoto #sunbounce #canoneosr at Hyatt Regency Coral Gables in Miami

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One of the really nice things about the Hyatt in Coral Gables, is the fact that you can get radically different shots without moving to a new location.  Take this pool area for example… (see my last images), where I got shots with the pool and the building, and now I am using a section of the pool deck for more shots without having to leave the area.  This is very nice on the wedding day, when time is running tight and we want to ensure some verity in the shots taken.  This becomes a real value, and a big selling point for the hotel AND something I can promise no bride is going to think of on her own 😉 Lighting here was a simple 4x6 California Sunbounce Pro panel Model: @nidia.27 Bridal Salon: @bellissimabridaldesigns Dress Designer: @casablancabridal Hair & Makeup: @idomakeup21 Production Assistant: @yolyyh17 Location: @hyattregencycoralgables Gear used: @sunbounce_sunsniper @profotousa @canonusa @thinktankphoto at Hyatt Regency Coral Gables in Miami

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So, now the sun went away.. and I wanted to keep shooting.  I used the new Profoto B10’s (two of them) to take the following two images of my beyond stunning model Nidia. I used one light in a 2’ OCF beauty dish in close with no diffusion at all, this was the main light.  Then, I used a second light camera right with the OCF Magnum Reflector for a slight “kick” (more visible in the second image). I really love working with the Profoto system, and the B10’s are really perfect because they are so damn small and portable.  It’s nothing to quickly set them up and get the shot.  Then, if I want.. I can use my reflector panels for a totally different setup and look (which I did). So, I feel for now this is the best setup on location.  It’s that mix of natural light with strobe that I love, and want to continue to do more of…. I am addicted and California Sunbounce is now officially the 4th brand that I will promote because I love it. Model: @nidia.27 Bridal Salon: @bellissimabridaldesigns Dress Designer: @martinalianabridal Hair & Makeup: @idomakeup21 Production Assistant: @yolyyh17 Location: @hyattregencycoralgables Gear used: @sunbounce_sunsniper @profotousa @canonusa @thinktankphoto #profotob10 #powerofsmall at Hyatt Regency Coral Gables in Miami

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Sometimes the best shots come from the most simple of setups.  Swipe to see BTS video, as I use just one large reflector to create this image.  In the next post to follow this one, you will see the same model, the same location, yet it will be lit with two Profoto flashes.  The goal is to make them both blend together so that the image is not about the “lighting” but about getting a nice consistent result regardless of the lighting tools used. I think a lot of creatives get sooooo obsessed with “gear” and think they have to have everything to make amazing shots.  The truth is you don’t.  You just have to pay attention to the environment and make it work for you, which is exactly what we did here.  We literally put the camera down every time the sun went behind a cloud. A very special thanks to this incredibly talented team of professionals: Model: @nidia.27 Bridal Salon: @bellissimabridaldesigns Dress Designer: @martinalianabridal Hair & Makeup: @idomakeup21 Production Assistant: @yolyyh17 Location: @hyattregencycoralgables Gear used: @sunbounce_sunsniper @profotousa @canonusa @thinktankphoto #sunbounce #canoneosr at Hyatt Regency Coral Gables in Miami

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Swipe to see some BTS video!  This was a production collaboration shoot with some local vendors and this series is going to be incredible!  First let me talk about the amazing team.. Omar and his wife Maria own Bellissima Bridal in Coral Gables, FL and they are the sweetest people.  They not only provided the stunning wedding dresses, but also came out on location to assist with the shoot!  For hair & makeup I brought in my friend Rosa and she is one of the best I have ever worked with in South Florida.  I have known her for 8 years, and she even did my wife’s makeup for a shoot years ago.  When it came to a model, this is the part I was worried about.  I did not want to use a model that I have shot before (wanted fresh content), so I took a chance and did my own research.  I found Nidia and knew that she had the “look” we all were after for this project.  Everything from communicating with her, to working with her in the field was seamless.  I felt like I was back in Las Vegas working with the top pros.  Myself, Rosa, and Omar were all VERY impressed with her and her super easy going personality.  In fact, I loved her so much we are going to sit down and talk about the possibility of her coming with me to Paris this June for some fashion shoots.  In terms of the location, my friends over at the Hyatt offered up their beautiful hotel for some of the compositions and I am so grateful that they did.  They also treated our ENTIRE TEAM to an executive lunch after and was much appreciated!  Thank you all so so much, and get ready for several stunning images in the next few days!  BTW.. more shoots like this are on the way 😉 Model: @nidia.27 Bridal Salon: @bellissimabridaldesigns Dress Designer: @martinalianabridal Hair & Makeup: @idomakeup21 Production Assistant: @yolyyh17 Location: @hyattregencycoralgables Gear used: @sunbounce_sunsniper @profotousa @canonusa @thinktankphoto at Coral Gables, Florida

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The second outfit change during this amazing Indian wedding. We were just outside of New York City and the sun was going down. It was a nice time for some final shots before nightfall. at New York, New York

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After 5 days of non stop shooting, they became so much more than just clients. I love these two. Best experience ever! More Indian weddings please! 💖 at New York, New York

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Love these beautiful girls! I felt like I was in heaven 😇😁♥️ at New York, New York

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Used the very directional morning sun for some quick shots of my bride before the first look. This was taken at a park just outside of New York City. at New York, New York

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The Baraat... Such an amazing experience to not only witness, but to photograph!! at New York, New York

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Having too much fun with the groom to be on the wedding day!  There is nothing like the experience of the Indian wedding traditions to challenge you as a photographer.  Color, logistics, and timing are all key in getting the right moment!  Special thanks to my amazing assistant: @martaxperez at New York, New York

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It all starts with the henna party. What beautiful work for my bride to be! #indianhenna #indianweddings at New York, New York

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This wedding was such an amazing adventure!  The colors, the culture, the location(s) and of course my amazing clients who, could have had any photographer they wanted in NYC but choose to fly myself and my assistant from Miami.  It all started with an engagement session here in S.FL and we built a relationship and trust that could not be matched.  I am often asked “how”, and the truth is it has very little to do with photography and a whole lot to do with who you are, how you interact and the trust that you build with people.  This was an amazing 5 day event.. more to come 😊 #indianweddings #luxuryindianwedding at White Plains, New York

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Beautiful natural light late in the day at this luxury upstate New York estate. Here I have my bride and her bridesmaids all in the same shot. Rather than having them all pose together (which I also took) I wanted a more creative look and did this. It looks candid and staged all at the same time. 👌. #indianweddings #indianweddingdress at White Plains, New York

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