Wow! This one I’m bout to share with you all is just fantastic. It was just a wonderful Sunday for Sonia & Carlos. Along with Videographer Al Woodard we set things off at the Hall of Springs with Carlos, his family and his boys. Shortly thereafter Sonia arrived wearing her white wedding gown. It was time for their first look and it was a great one. I don’t know who was more excited during the first look and from that point on the smiles never stopped. We did a bunch of photos in their American clothing. Then Sonia and Carlos changed into their Indian clothing and we took some more awesome photos! I just loved the second set of clothing. Sonia’s Sari was so colorful and had some beautiful detail. Before we knew it the Baraat ceremony was about to begin. Now I never photographed one of these but let me tell you it was so fun! A big cargo van sets off this huge procession with some awesome Indian music. Most familiar to me was the song Beware by Panjabi MC with Jay Z. I almost put down my camera and got down with everyone! So this procession has some drums and a lot of dancing while Carlos follows at the end on a white horse. Eventually we made our way around to the front of the Hall of Springs where both families meet to welcome Carlos. There are some exchanges of garlands, food and Carlos had to give Sonia’s sister a gift. Once the gift was accepted the doors were open and it was time for the ceremony. But before the ceremony the guests watched a same day edit of Al Woodard’s first look footage. It was very cool and I’m sure it will be on his blog very soon. The ceremony was beautiful thanks to David Michael Schmidt of Renaissance Floral Design. I really loved that red draping too! After their ceremony it was back into the tuxedo for Carlos but Sonia had another colorful ensemble waiting on a hanger. We snuck out and took some more images in that good good light while their guests were entertained to not only to pretty awesome tango dancers but some Indian entertainment as well. Throughout the night the Elario Photo Booth was hopping which you’ll see below. On a level of 1-10 I give this wedding a 12! It was such a great party, well done guys! Congratulations to the Dr.’s and we thank you both for having us capture your big day. This was really a great experience! I hope this blog post reaches you in Caneel Bay!


Carlos and his boys. How hot are those scarfs?

Buddy up gentlemen!

First look!

I love this shot.

This one too!

Such a sweet moment.

Rock star wedding gifts. Rolexs!! But wow look at Sonia’s bling!

The henna was so cool. I think this stuff is just so beautiful and the detail is always amazing.

I turned around and caught Sonia just standing here so relaxed.

Aren’t they just an awesome looking couple?

Little moments like this are what I love about my job!

And b&w’s like this are my fav.

One more of Sonia because she’s just super beautiful.

Love. The. Color.

The detail, the shoe’s…

Then it was upstairs for Sonia and her family. This is known as the Valaikappu or the Bangle Ceremony.

This might be one of my favorites from the whole wedding.

And I was downstairs with Carlos for the beginning of the Baraat Ceremony.

Carlos was like a pro up there with Sonia’s little nephew. Love the head of hair on that kid!

How perfect was this day?

Waiting for Carlos.

Carlos is acting like he has no gift.

How could any woman not accept this?

The details were amazing.

Love this shot!

Such a cute little moment right here.

No shoe’s on for the ceremony.. Sonia’s shoes were pretty awesome. I knew when I took this I had a winner.


Pretty nice reception details. Again by Renaissance

First dance.. tango style. They killed it. The room went crazy.

Oh yeah!

Would you like some butter with that light? Yes, yes I would. k thanks!

My facebook teaser.

So romantic.

Carlos makes Sonia laugh and smile all the time. He is quite a funny funny man.

The Elario Photo Booth… off. the. hook.

The shot on the bottom is a straight up winner. That totally nailed their personality. Carlos goofing and Sonia just watching and thinking he’s a nut. I love it. Congrats Guys!!

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  1. These are amazing photos…incredible way to capture such an amazing day! CONGRATS! Love you both!

  2. Sonia & Carlos….Congratulations! Virginia sent me the link…….beautiful day, beautiful pictures, beautiful people!! Enjoy life together; you deserve it. Love & Hugs coming your way! Come visit me in California……

  3. The details are endless, the colors are gorgeous… amazingly stunning…all of it!

  4. Absolutely beautiful pictures. Thank you so much for all your work. You have captured all the beauty and happiness of this fabulous day. We are all so happy!!!!!

  5. Such fantastic photos! What’s even better than seeing these phenomenal pictures… is knowing that they are of a FABULOUS couple AND taken by two photographers whose personalities are as GREAT as their work! Major props to the Elarios and Congratulations to Carlos and Sonia. What a fun wedding!


  7. The wedding was so elegant and you both make such a wonderful couple. I was impressed that every detail was covered and it is a wedding I will never forget. The best part was seeing the heartfelt joy on both of your faces, and the joy that witnessing true love brought to all family and friends who shared in your special moment. I felt honored to be included. Here’s to years of blissful moments together. Nancy Muztafago

  8. AWESOME!!! Each time I see another blog post, I get more and more excited for my wedding!! 🙂 You truly have a talent in capturing the most beautiful moments. Congrats to Sonia and Carlos and great job guys!!

  9. JOE,
    NIce Job, You know I was crazy not having my camera onsite for this wedding. You did an awesome job Capturing my room design, Flowers, Aisle runner, our arrangements, the incredible candelabras we had on every table, the brides bouquet, and the tricked out Mandop we created for Sonia and Carlos, you even got noce shots of my chandeliers and those famous Delano couches we used for your wedding too….Great job as always, and the bride and groom a thrilled with your work too.
    David Michael Schmidt

  10. JP!!! Incredible, incredible work!!!! These pictures go above and beyond what we ever expected! It is unbelievable how you and your Father can capture the day from the exact perspective of the Bride and Groom. How do you do it??!!! I woke up the morning of the wedding and said….I can’t wait to see JP, Joe and Al!!! My Mom said..what about Carlos??!! Oh yeah…Carlos too!!!! It is because you and your Father become such an integral process of the wedding and really create that excitment in capturing the day’s special moments for the Bride and Groom. Fabulous work!!! Also a great job capturing David’s details!!! We had so much fun on our Wedding Day!!! We loved working with you and can’t wait to work with you both again for future family events!!!

  11. I remember this couple’s engagement shot from November, right? They were the ones who didn’t have a bling shot because the ring ceremony was going to be later right? (Checking past blogs… yep!!!) Damn I’m good 🙂

    This was well worth the wait in so many regards – as if the HOS could be made even more beautiful – well there you have it. And the couple – what sweet moments, Sonia is just beautiful and Carlos looked so happy in every picture – just how it should be. The colors and traditions were so well captured – OH and their dance – verrrrry nice. Looks like a wonderful day for this bride and groom, and I wish you guys the happiest future together! Having trouble choosing favorites, they are all so wonderful (awesome photo booth btw too) 🙂


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