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Miami Beach Wedding Photographer - The Forge Wedding

Couture Bridal Photography is the most preferred Miami Beach Wedding Photographer serving South Beach, North Miami Beach, The Florida Keys and Destinations Worldwide


Joanne and Alaine chose Alfredo Valentine and his Couture Bridal Photography team to capture her wedding day at the Forge Restaurant in Miami Beach, Florida. The Forge, located at 432 W 41st St, Miami Beach, FL 33140 is one of the premiere luxury eateries in Miami Beach Florida. Joanne had chosen the Marriott Stanton South Beach Hotel, as her getting ready location before her ceremony and reception at The Forge.  

The wedding day started by meeting Joanne and her family at the Stanton South Beach Hotel. We began the wedding day story by taking Joannes wedding dress and shoes to different locations throughout the Hotel to photograph. I used a combination of on-camera flash, off-camera flash and video light along with natural light to properly light her dress and shoes throughout the photography process. We then returned to her hotel room where we captured some of the getting ready, make-up touch up and last minute wedding day preparations before heading to the Forge Restaurant a short distance away in Miami Beach.

The team and I arrived at the Forge restaurant where we met with Alaine to create some getting ready photos of him. His groom prep was done at a location that didn't allow us to capture his formal getting ready photo session, but Alaine opted to do some images with his best man and of himself in the Wine Cellar at The Forge. The wine cellar at The forge is quite an experience. Its soft incandescent lighting, natural wood tones and ambiance provided the perfect location for groom wedding portraits and later couples wedding portraits. 

The wedding started with Alaine making his way to the front of the room as family and friends watched with his mother. I photographed the ceremony area floral and decorating provided by Petal Productions of Miami, Florida. Joanne made her entry with her brother giving her away. I captured several images as she made her way to Alaine and the minister, as well as capturing Alaine's reaction to seeing Joanne in her beautiful Wedding dress. 

The ceremony was a short affair with a wine ceremony before an exchange of personally written wedding vows and rings. Joanne and Alaine shared a romantic first kiss and a receded to a backroom to share each others company and sign marriage certificates before their wedding portrait session. 

The Bridal portrait session was set up to take place within the wine cellar of the Forge Restaurant. The lighting and tight spaces made it essential to use color corrected video light for the soft moody and warm incandescent lighting throughout the cellar. I positioned and posed Joanne and Alaine in various areas and created a fun atmosphere for them to feel as is they were playing rather than posing for wedding portraits. They had fun and with minimal time and direction we were able to capture wedding portrait images that fell more into a fine art wedding photography style. 

Leading to the conclusion of Joanne & Alaines Miami Beach Wedding day at the Forge Restaurant, we made our way back to the ceremony room where the room was converted to a reception. The room was designed with candle lighting, uplighting and strategically placed seating. I photographed the wedding speeches by Joannes brother and sister before capturing a few last minute images of Joanne and Alaine at their sweetheart table. 

Couture Bridal Photography is a South Florida based Wedding Photography studio specializing in artistic documentary Wedding Photography. We offer the best wedding photography pricing, packages and experience throughout Miami Beach, Miami, the Florida Keys, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Palm Beach, Jupiter and destinations worldwide. 


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