Mariela is family, so when her and Tony got engaged, it was a no brainer for us to photograph their engagement session. It’s always nice to get to work with family because there is an unspoken level of trust going into the session. We knew we didn’t have to worry about styling because Mariela always makes sure they both look their best. We mean, do you see that yellow dress she was wearing? It was perfect! On the flipside, she let us do our thing without any hesitation or questions. We were happily surprised at the end of their session when Mariela asked us if they could get in the water. We said “Heck Yeah!” because an opportunity like that doesn’t come around often. Unfortunately they weren’t able to go all the way in the water because the lifeguards on duty were kicking everyone out. Major bummer. We still made the best of it while they got their feet wet, because they looked so romantic and so happy. But, we’re still waiting for the day for one of our couples to just jump in the water. Any takers?! We’re so happy with how the gallery turned out and we had such a fun evening laughing with Mariela & Tony.