miami engagement photographer

Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Stephanie & Ricardo

Tell us how you first met? who what when where why? give us the dirty details.

We met a week before my 18th birthday. We met at Hooters and we exchanged phone numbers. As soon as he found out I wasn't 18 he refused to speak to me until my birthday. On my birthday he came to see me with a huge Hello  Kitty stuffed animal and he came to see me at work every day after that....

When did you know he/she was the one? Was there something he/she did?, etc.

I knew he was the one when we would go to Walmart at 3-4am to grocery shop and it was just a ton of fun. He made simple little things a ton of fun. 

I knew she was the one when I realized there was no one more fun than her.

Tell us about the proposal. (Did you see it coming, how long was it in the planning?, how did you feel? nervous, excited, freaking out?)

I honestly had no clue. I always wanted to go to ZWF Miami, he asked me randomly to take a day off the week of my birthday to go and that alone was amazing to me. When we get there he surprised me with the tiger encounter which meant one on one time with some baby tigers. I cried without knowing that wasn't even the real surprise. During the encounter he proposed and caught me completely off guard. 

Tell us the one thing you love most about each other.

I love how laid back his personality is. He just has so much faith that everything will be fine and turn out the way it's suppose to.

I love that I can spend the whole day entertained with her talking, doing nothing and it never gets old. 

If you feel comfortable, share with us something silly or quirky the other person does.

He makes jingles for almost everything. 

She has special dances for her favorite foods. 

Besides getting married - what was the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day?

Having all of our family and friends in one room. It's something we always wanted to do but couldn't make it happen.

If you were to recommend us to your best friend, what would you say?

My best friend already wants to book you guys. She loved your attention to detail, how fun you guys were and none the less your work. 

Funny or Memorable Moments while working with Lenny & Melissa?

It was fun to watch Melissa make Rich laugh. 

Looking back, is there any one piece of advice that you would give to couples who are getting married?

Don't lose track of what the wedding day is really about. Everyone is there to celebrate you both and nothing else really matters once that day comes. 

Natalie & Josh Hugh Taylor State Park Engagement Photos

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What do you like about working with Lenny & Melissa?

They made us feel incredibly comfortable and relaxed.  We were laughing the entire time!

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Funny or memorable moments during your engagement session?

Our funny and memorable moments are probably not blog appropriate...Josh's solution to climbing up to sit on the tree branch that turned out to be a lot higher than we originally thought, learning how to turtle, Lenny's comment about butt plugs and singing the deliverance banjo song, seeing how alike Josh and Melissa are, Lenny and Josh getting ready for their very own photo session with their initials carved in the tree,  and getting kicked out of every single place that we went!  

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What were you most anxious, nervous or fearful about prior to your session and what was the outcome?

Natalie:  Having professional makeup done prior to the photo shoot...I was happy I took Melissa's advice and tried it!

Josh: The unknown, having never done a photo shoot before...but we had a blast!

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What was your favorite part of your engagement session with Lenny & Melissa?

All of the above...literally!  

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Do you feel more relaxed and prepared for your wedding photos after your engagement session? Tell us all about it

Definitely!  We are both very comfortable working with Lenny and Melissa and appreciate that they understand us and our personalities.  

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What do you think future clients should know about the experience you've had with us?

Lenny and Melissa are so caring truly love what they do.  They will make you feel beautiful and comfortable. They'll keep surprising you along the way.  You'll have so much fun with the process!  

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Is there anything else you would like to add?

Lenny and Melissa have already gone out of their way to go above and beyond for us, and make our experience very special.  We can't wait to crack open a bottle of champagne and look at the pictures!!! :)

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Vizcaya Engagement Photos

Nicole & Mark

Vizcaya Engagement Photos

What specifically was your favorite part about your engagement session with Lenny & Melissa?

Going into our shoot we were both pretty nervous, as we’ve never had professional pictures done. Lenny & Melissa cracked jokes the whole time and made us feel so comfortable. Their attention to detail was incredible! They knew exactly what shots would work before we got there.

Funny or memorable moments during your engagement session?

Lenny was in the process of getting a really cool wind blown shot. Only problem was the wind was also taking my dress with it! Melissa crouched down and held my dress down so we could get an amazing picture! #commitment

What were you most anxious, nervous or fearful about prior to your session and what was the outcome?
We both felt we would look awkward and uncomfortable in the pictures and it was making us super anxious. The second we took our first picture, we calmed down and they were better than we could have imagined!

Do you feel more relaxed and prepared for your wedding photos after your engagement session?
We would highly recommend anyone doing a shoot with their photographer before the wedding. After our engagements shoot with Lenny & Melissa, it does not feel like we have the people we hired coming to take pictures, it feels like friends!

What do you think our future clients should know about the experience you had with us?
We heard about Lenny & Melissa through my cousin. She got married in August 2015. The day was beautiful but she did not have much to show for it as her photographer soon disappeared. It turned out more than 20 brides had gotten scammed by this photographer. The brides went to the news for help. Help arrived in the form of Lenny & Melissa! They saw the story online and soon reached out to the brides to see if they could be of assistance. My cousin soon had a beautiful album to remember her wedding day. She passed along their info and we knew we had to pay it forward by meeting with them. We instantly connected and knew they would be a great fit. We did not even meet with anyone else after them. Anyone that could do such an amazing deed was someone we wanted to work with! The photos they take are unique and dramatic. Their attention to detail is incomparable. They are quick to respond and accommodating to my crazy bride questions! We cannot wait to see the amazing memories they capture on our wedding day.

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