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Posted on May 14, 2018


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Saying I Do at the EAU

Posted on May 9, 2018

BELOW: Jeffrey and Gabrielle standing at the beach stair case. Located right on the beach, it's so easy for the photographer to take the bride and groom our side for a short toe's in the sand photo shoot.


When it comes to Florida weddings there’s an exhausting list of to-dos a couple must check off in preparation for the big day. Arguably, one of the most important steps is choosing a venue. How do you even begin planning a wedding if you don’t know where the event will take place? The venue sets the tone for almost every aspect of that magical evening. It dictates your theme, color choices, party activities, guest list, travel expenses, and so much more. After all, you can’t have a beach wedding in the middle of the Rocky Mountains. When it comes to choosing a venue, there is one feature that is consistently overlooked; the venue is the backdrop for every photo you’ll frame and hang in your home together.

BELOW: Facing west, the setting South Florida sun lit up the Eau Hotel's pool water sprayers helping to create this dramatic photograph.


As an experienced South Florida photographer, I have worked several venues across the state and the EAU Palm Beach, formerly the Ritz Carlton Palm Beach, is simply stunning. Nestled against the Atlantic Ocean it’s the perfect wedding venue for locals and out of towners hoping for an elegant night along the beach. The EAU Palm Beach offers over two dozen back drops for saying, “I do!” Hosting a long guest list? The Grand Ballroom at the EAU Palm Beach offers at amazing backdrop of six, yes six, Austrian crystal chandeliers that give your portraits that extra sparkle. Hoping to say your vows with the waves crashing in the background? They have a beautiful courtyard that offers a beach front escape for you and your guests to pose in front of.

BELOW: One of my favorite shots at the Eau. The open area located between 2 ballrooms was the perfect place for this staged ring bearer photo.


Maybe you’re looking for something more intimate and romantic to solidify your future together. The EAU Palm Beach’s Spa Garden offers a wall of twinkling lights and waterfalls that is sure to wow your guests both at the wedding and for years to come. The EAU offers a variety of event spaces for every bride. This Forbes Five Star hotel and spa is sure to impress your guests and provide them with the vacation of a life time. There is no doubt that your wedding will be the talk of the century.

BELOW: Flying groomsmen. Josh (The Groom) and his best man do the high jump on the lawn behind the hotel.


The EAU offers catering, flowers, music, officiants, luxe accommodations, and a gorgeous suite for the newlyweds to end the night. With spaces for your rehearsal dinner, reception, and brunch the next morning this venue is the perfect choice to experience your happily ever after.

BELOW: Ballroom table decor in the main ballroom.


Photography is a very important aspect of a wedding, arguably the second most important next to the venue. Choosing a photographer can be difficult, after all, you want the photos of you and your loved ones to be memorable and timeless. As a photographer it is our job but also our passion to capture these once-in-a-lifetime moments for our clients. I started my business in 1993 but I have been a photographer for well over thirty years. My experience has taken me all over the world from Hollywood to France to the Caribbean Islands and the EAU is one of the best wedding venues money can buy. Back in 2011 I helped Chris and Jenny start their lives together at The EAU Palm Beach Resort and was able to witness first hand the magic the venue bestows upon it’s guest.


Later in 2015, I captured stunning images of Jeffrey and Gabrielle as they celebrated their new marriage in this breathtaking event space which was a real treat considering the engagement shoot I did with them the year prior in the same location. As a photographer, when we experience venues like this one we are immediately drawn to their ability to turn a photo into a masterpiece.

BELOW: Jennifer can't believe how beautiful her wedding reception ballroom looks!


It’s truly amazing how what lies in the background can change the tone of what is displayed in the foreground. I can only hope to return to the EAU and photograph another happy couple hoping to start their lives together in the best way I know how, with a camera.

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