yessy + dustin {engaged!}

So normally 90+ degree temperatures paired with viscous mosquitos and creepy alligators is not how we would like to spend our mornings… but throw in a cute and lovable couple like Yessy and Dustin and it’s right up our alley!

Yessy and Dustin chose to shoot their engagement session in the everglades at Shark Valley where they actually bike a 15 mile loop around the swampy nature preserve. Yessy was telling us how they even go at night when there’s no light but the moon and the occasional alligator eyes… no. thank. you.

It was such a rush b/c just walking along the path there were alligators within 4-5 feet of us AND they weren’t fenced in! Crazy! I’m not gonna lie, I was totally paranoid! I even yelled at Phillip for getting too close to one while trying to capture it’s photo. (I sounded like my mom)   :)
We ended up renting bikes because I was too scared to walk around for fear of them leaping out of the water and eating me — I wasn’t kidding about the paranoid thing.

Despite the heat, gigantic grasshoppers and fear of being lunch it was an awesome start to the day. I actually want to go back and bike the 15 mile loop!

Yessy and Dustin thanks for hanging out with us and braving the elements. We look forward to your wedding in November and thank you again for choosing us!

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  • Yessy - Love, love, LOVE how they came out! Thank you so much for giving us amazing photos!


  • Marty - Nice work Ashley & Phil! Looking forward to spending the day with everyone!ReplyCancel

  • Marta - I was FINALLY able to get in to see the picture…and I LOVE them! They’re beautiful as are both of you. Love you guys! <3ReplyCancel

  • Megan - LOVE these pictures! And that dress :)ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Karnes - Absolutely beautiful! Not sure I like you guys out at night with the ‘gators’, but I can see why you like going out there. Yessy…love, love, love your dress and love the hat! Dustin, it makes me tear up to see you all grown up into the man you’ve become. I know how proud your mom is of you and who can blame her. I’m so proud of you. Yessy, you are one lucky girl. Dustin, you have chosen well.

    Stay close to the Lord and He will guide you always. Much love and happiness to you both.


  • Michelle Guzman - What amazing talent. Your photos always make me happy. What a gorgeous engagement session. :)ReplyCancel

  • Solange - Wow! These are amazing! But they subjects are so easy to work with! (except maybe the gators) You two deserve the best!ReplyCancel

  • Brigitte - Dustin's Mom - I must say Yessy was so excited to have you take their photos and now I see why. Dustin and Yessy have such love between them and your photos have captured that love. I am excited to see my son take Yessy as his wife and the beautiful wedding pictures of their very special day. Many Thanks – BrigitteReplyCancel

  • Angela C - The field! The flowers! The light!ReplyCancel

  • Full Moon Farm, Medusa, NY - Tthese pictures represent beautifully why people look best in nature.ReplyCancel

  • mike - the pic with the red shoes just out of focus was great!ReplyCancel

  • Jonathan Cooper - freaking amazing shoot! not only are the photos incredible but the flow of the post, as well as the layout is superb!ReplyCancel

  • Isabel Morgan - What a lovely emotion I just experienced looking at amazing pictures of a beautiful and happy couple captured by the lens of a very talented photographer! Congratulations Dustin and Yessy.ReplyCancel

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