Melissa and Jorge are engaged — fun engagement pictures

Hello bloggers…

Today I bring you some fun and different pictures from Melissa and Jorge.  They’ll be getting married later on this year and wanted to take some shots for the Save The Date cards.  Here are some of my favorite shots.

alainm_mj_0003

one of my favorite shots of the day taken in the Yoga studio.  3 different reflections from the mirrors around them made this shot.

alainm_mj_0005

alainm_mj_00021 alainm_mj_00061

alainm_mj_00071

alainm_mj_00081

alainm_mj_00111

Now here’s a funny story from that day.  We had a “special” bottle of champagne that they wanted to use for some photos.  I suggested to shake it so I could capture the whole “explosion” in the shot, and after 30 solid seconds of shaking that bottle…well, see for yourself what happened…

alainm_mj_0069_1 alainm_mj_0069

No explosion at all, but I kept shooting and I got this awesome expression of Jorge…He’s totally thinking WTF?????

alainm_mj_0071

We all liked this image so much that it changed the entire vision for the Save the Date cards we were going to create for them…

Here’s what we created instead.

frontcentered1

I love moments like these.  It was freezing out on that beach and Melissa’s nose was already turning purple, but this made it all worth it.

Keep it locked here for more soon…

Natasha and Steven’s Engagement Video

Hello bloggers…

Once again I had the opportunity to play with the video capabilities of our SLR cameras to create something fun and unique for my clients.  Before you read any further, please note that we DO NOT do wedding videography.  There are many top cinematographers that I can recommend for that, just let me know if you need that.  Nevertheless, we met with Natasha and Steven and they really wanted to do something unique that told their true story.  Everything that you’ll see in this video is exactly how things happened and where they happened (except the chauffeur, who happens to be Steven’s brother, lol).  Time was a very important factor, since they only had one day to shoot.  The story was written the night before, and shot over 8 hours the next day, and my AMAZING assistant edited the entire thing the next day.

The video was played at the wedding at the Mandarin Oriental supervised by my amazing team (Thank you Jose, JP and Kevin) and by Forever Events.  Killer pictures are coming soon.  For now, enjoy the video.

Natasha & Steven from Alain Martinez on Vimeo.

I hope you enjoyed the video as much as they guest did.  Keep it locked here for more soon…

Suzanne and David are hitched — congrats.

Hello bloggers…

Today I bring you some fun pictures from Suzanne and David’s beautiful wedding.  These two have an awesome connection and love for each other, which is very evident in the photos and in the Rock The Dress session.  Here are a few vitals: Venue: Eden Roc, Musicians: AA Musicians, Photography: Alain Martinez Photography, Event Planning: TC Event Design.  Here are a few of my favorite shots.

A huge thank you to Jose Rivera and David Acuna for taking some amazing photos at this wedding…

alainm_sd_0373alainm_sd_0298

alainm_sd_0325 alainm_sd_1300-2

alainm_sd_0366

alainm_sd_0627

alainm_sd_0637

alainm_sd_0652

alainm_sd_0697 alainm_sd_0707

alainm_sd_0716

alainm_sd_0433

alainm_sd_0443

alainm_sd_0452

alainm_sd_0459

alainm_sd_0913

alainm_sd_0926

alainm_sd_0956

alainm_sd_0967

alainm_sd_0983

alainm_sd_1033

alainm_sd_1048

alainm_sd_1070

alainm_sd_1142

alainm_sd_1237

Here are some of the Rock The Dress pictures

alainm_sd_1303 alainm_sd_1308

alainm_sd_1301-2

alainm_sd_1305

alainm_sd_1307

alainm_sd_1309

alainm_sd_1311

alainm_sd_1312

alainm_sd_1313 alainm_sd_1314-2

alainm_sd_1316

alainm_sd_1315-2

I hope you all enjoy these images as much as we enjoyed shooting them.  Keep it locked here for more soon…

Veronica and Joseph are hitched — congrats!

Hello bloggers…

Today I bring you some images from Veronica and Joseph’s wedding. It was a pleasure working with Vero and Joseph and all the vendors involved.  Here are some vitals: Epix (click here to see), Church: St. Patrick’s, Reception: The Conrad, Event Planning: Alice K Villar, Photography: Alain Martinez Photography.

A big thank you to Rodrigo Valera for coming out and shooting this event with me.  Thanks a bunch man.

Here are a few of my favorite shots.

alainm_vj_0100

alainm_vj_0106

alainm_vj_0120

alainm_vj_0135

alainm_vj_0140

alainm_vj_0142 alainm_vj_0144

alainm_vj_0190

alainm_vj_0219

alainm_vj_0233

This is what I love about this church, every time the bride walks down the isle, some dust or something seems to fall from the ceiling and it always lands in your eyes.  The taller the guy, the quicker the dust gets to him, so Joseph being 6.4 got the dust real quick.  lol.

jojocrying-001

alainm_vj_0313

alainm_vj_0338

alainm_vj_0380

alainm_vj_0393

alainm_vj_0424-2 alainm_vj_0497

Some details…

details1

A very emotional dance with her grandpa.

alainm_vj_0533

alainm_vj_0561

alainm_vj_0564

a surprise dance with her mom which was very nice.

alainm_vj_0647

alainm_vj_0764

I hope you like these few pictures.  We can only put so many on the blog.  More soon.  Keep it locked here for more…

It was a true pleasure shooting such a beautiful event.  We can’t wait to deliver the rest.

Tina and Dhru are engaged — congrats

Hello bloggers…

Today I bring you some of Tina and Dhru’s engagements shots.  Tina and Dhru wanted a location that matched the Bollywood theme so we did it at the Gusman Theater in Downtown Miami.  I think we couldn’t have picked a better location.  The colors, the lighting, the architecture, everything was lovely.  Here are a few of my favorite shots…

alainm_td_0001 alainm_td_0002-1

My favorite shot of the day below…

alainm_td_00004

alainm_td_0005

alainm_td_0006

alainm_td_0003

alainm_td_0008

For something a bit creative and out of the box, I took several pictures of them throughout the theater and merged them all into one picture.  Check out the end result.

untitled_panorama1

Since I’m known for putting my brides’ lives at risk, I couldn’t resit to take a few shots in the middle of street.

alainm_td_0009

alainm_td_0010

I hope you like the shots.  I’m really looking forward to this Bollywood wedding.  Keep it locked here for more soon…