Surprise Engagement Proposal, Miami Beach, FL

Each time when someone asks me what do I like to photograph the most, my answer is everything from the Love Department. Those types of photo sessions bring happy tears to my Couple and my own vision is often blurry as well… haha do you know where can I make a complaint? 😉 More seriously, those are real and breathtaking emotions that’s why I am truly blessed and honored to capture it all.

This Surprisal Engagement Proposal took place in Miami Beach, FL. It was a unique session for me too, because the first time in my photography career I took with me to the beach my Mom and a friend of mine. They stayed away keeping a safe distance and recorded a backstage video.

Photo sessions like that require a lot of planning, where do I start?! But the funniest thing about it is the fact I have to become a quite convincing actress and lie at the beginning to the future Fiancée (sorry!)…

Are you planning to propose to your Girlfriend in front of a camera and have this awesome souvenir for many years to come? Let me know and we will plan it together, to the point she will need to say YES!

Congratulations to wonderful people Kasie (sorry for lying) and Caleb (thank you for the trust!)

I am so happy for both of you!

 

Happy #WorldOceansDay Miami!

 

Location: Miami Beach, FL.

Photography: Miami, FL, Houston TX, and Poland.

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The Bridal Glam

We planned a glam bridal photo session, then the snowstorm hit. I reveal even more this was the only day when it snowed during the whole winter in Poland. Can you imagine? Only for one day!? The next morning everything was melted. Most importantly snowstorm did not ruin our spirits. I was extremely happy for such rough weather conditions… but hey, I guess it wasn’t about me, fully dressed up in a long winter jacket and boots I got from Canada.

Shout out to our fearless Bride, dressed in a beautiful vintage wedding dress with transparent sleeves, what gave the feeling ‘without sleeves; and bare feet wearing high heels. On top of everything you could hear me saying during the shoot ‘Can you pretend like it is freezing cold?’ 😉

We took pictures in front of an abandoned house, luckily the door entrance was under a small roof which gave kind of a safe place to hide from the snow.

Model: Yuliia Rudenko juliiarudenko

Makeup: Dorota Olkowska  BellbeMakeup

Hairstyle: Dorota Olkowska BellbeMakeup

Vintage Wedding Dress & Veil & Shoes:  comes from my private collection, all for sale 😉

Location: Warsaw, Poland

 

Wedding Photography: Miami, FL, Houston TX, Poland, and anywhere where you say “I do!”.

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40th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY OF MY PARENTS

I am proud to show you some part of a very personal photoshoot,

the 40th Wedding Anniversary of my Parents.

I had the honor to photograph many Couples on their Wedding Anniversaries, from the very 1st all the way to the 50th. Each time it was different, sometimes it was a photo session of the Two of Them, sometimes it was a Surprise Wedding Anniversary for Her (yeah, all prepared by Him) or as a Surprise to all attending Guests (yeah, they were told it is a Birthday Party), but quite often it looked like a second Wedding, with a Wedding Dress, flowers, guests, venue rental with dinner, music, and an Official in order to renew the vowes. Therefore this contagious happiness, tears of joy and celebration of LOVE brought me finally into an idea of doing it for my own Parents!

It was the longest planned photoshoot in my life! Why? Because I know what kind of props my Parents still own from their Wedding and I wanted to use it all in order to bring back some memories but also to recreate a Wedding photograph they took in a studio (but this will be in another post).  So don’t ask how many dusty boxes we had to open to find it all. I also created some props myself.

Real props used (for a photo session part two) from a Wedding Day:

Wedding Rings, an Engagement Ring, a Wedding Invitation, a crystal carafe (wedding gift), and a few Wedding pictures from a studio.

Props made or founded by me:

The gold champagne bottle, flowers (I recreated Wedding Bouquet), the suitcase with pictures, books and a wall calendar from the year they said ‘I do!’, a basket with fruits and strawberries, big ball, little fireworks and smoke flares.

What went wrong?

In a field, we were surrounded by hundreds of mosquitos. That is why we did not take many planned pictures… so we had to finish the photo session in the garden. It was chaotic, you can’t imagine! Dad wasn’t thrilled 😉 Haha!

Facts:

This is a second part of the photo session, the first part was taken in By Niki Photography Studio, where I recreated Wedding photographs taken 40 years earlier.

We did it a few months after the actual Wedding Anniversary day.

 

I encourage you to gift your Parents / Grandparents with such a priceless photo session. Already married? Great, plan it to yourself!

Trust me this is worth the effort and so much fun, look at my Dad with smoke flare! Ha ha! 😉

 

This is absolutely the best Family Souvenir we have.

 

Here you can see a First Wedding Anniversary of one lovely Couple, it is always such a LOVE Celebration and it doesn’t matter if this is a First or a 40th.

First Wedding Anniversary

And They Lived Happily Ever After… Paper Wedding Anniversary

 

Stylization: By Niki

Makeup:  BellbeMakeup

Hairstyle: BellbeMakeup

Huge THANK YOU to BellbeMakeup!

Location: Mazovian, Poland

 

Wedding Photography: Miami, FL, Houston TX, Poland and anywhere where you say “I do!”.

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Wedding Preparations

Oh, Preparations… I guess the very first time I decided to dedicate the whole post only for Wedding Preparations. But seriously, can you blame me? Honestly, I have a few types that I wish to print out in a big size.

Wedding Dress: Viola Piekut

Wedding Rings: W.Kruk

Wedding Jewelry: Swarovski

   Wedding Shoes: Kazar

Congratulation to the Newlyweds!

Wedding Location: Warsaw, Poland

 

Wedding Photographer: Miami, FL, Houston TX, Poland and anywhere where you say “I do!”.

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And They Lived Happily Ever After… Paper Wedding Anniversary

Above photographs were taken for the 1st Paper Wedding Anniversary with stunning couple Dana and Taylor.
It was actually a great idea for the photo session and an amazing occasion to wear a Wedding Dress again. However selected pictures don’t show it all, you just have to believe me.
Location: Hermann Park, Houston, TX.
Oh, and THEY Lived Happily Ever After!

 

Wedding Photographer: Miami, FL, Houston TX, Poland and anywhere where you say “I do!”.

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Bridal Portraits

Bridal Portraits is an absolute MUST HAVE in my photography dictionary. After looking at all of those images above, don’t you agree? There are two methods of doing that kind of sessions, the most popular is Bridal Portrait Session planned days or even months ahead of a Wedding Day. Later on, most of Brides decide on having printed canvas, photo album or a slight show during Wedding Day as a surprise for guests and Husband. Advantages are endless for this photography sessions from testing wedding makeup, hairstyle, fitting dress and having pictures taken in a beautiful location of your choice etc.

Therefore I introduced long time ago Bridal Portraits for all destination Weddings, taken on a Wedding Day. I believe each Bride deserves having that kind of pictures. That is why I try to generate (sometimes even I beg!) for 20 up to 30 minutes with Bride and Groom only, on a Wedding Day. In a meantime, I shoot my Couple together as well Bride and Groom separately. We do it before or after the Ceremony. However my focus remains mostly on a Bride, don’t blame me, please!

In Bridal Portraits taken above, we had approximately mentioned time-frame for pictures to take. Straight after Ceremony, we rushed to the nearest park. And those are the results. Right now I am in a process of designing high-end Wedding Photo Album, follow my Instagram to see how it goes! Wedding Date June 16th, 2018. Amazing Bride: Milena.

Wedding Photographer: Miami, FL, Houston TX and anywhere where you say “I do!”.

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Station 3 Wedding, J’ai & Stephen

J’ai and Stephen get married in a historic fire station. However, very unique one. The city and state recognize Station 3 as a historic landmark. Built in 1903, Station 3 was one of Houston’s original fire stations and it is located directly outside of downtown.  The original bricks, wood floors, and intricate hand carved exterior stonework all add to its timeless beauty and charm.  The last thing to do was just to say “I do!”. I have to admit Stephen was right, I did not know either that happiness was spelled with three letters and an apostrophe 😉

 

Wedding Photographer: Miami, FL, Houston TX and anywhere where you say “I do!”.

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April 8th, 2018

James L. Knight International Center

400 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131, USA

The Moody Mansion Wedding, Galveston Island, Texas

 

I think part of them knew the second they saw each other that this would happen… It must be the inexplicable feeling that is coming along with it. And we call it LOVE.

Once upon a time a few Weddings ago Trisha and Charles said their “I dos” in this beautiful historic mansion in heart of Galveston Island, Texas. After my arrival at the Moody Mansion, I took Bride’s and Groom’s portraits first my favorite part I guess, later on, I photographed as well Bridesmaids and Groomsmen. After Ceremony Trisha and Charles literally got the Wings of Happiness and danced/flew away from the aisle. Since Wedding Venue is located few steps away from the beach, guests could change uncomfortable shoes and dance in black or white flip-flops.

Wedding Location: The Moody Mansion, Galveston Island, Texas, U.S.A

Wedding Photographer: Miami, FL, Houston TX and Europe

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Meet me personally at Great Bridal Expo in Miami, FL.

April 8th, 2018

James L. Knight International Center

400 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131, USA