Miami Firefighter Engagement Session - Matheson Hammock Park

We are really excited to share another engagement session with you today!  Meet Gennipher and Chris.  If you follow us on social media, you may remember their faces as they were one of the many couples that entered our annual Engagement Session contest during the Holidays.  We have been running this promotion every year since 2011 and it’s always a lot of fun!  This contest has allowed us to meet newly engaged couples.  We were incredibly humbled to see how many couples entered the contest and wanted to work with us…. but we will talk a little bit more about that later.

Shortly after they won the contest, Gennipher contacted us and we set up a meeting in our studio in West Kendall to go over the details of their engagement session.  We fell in love with them immediately! They came ready with ideas and tons of enthusiasm about their shoot.  We always advise couples to include their personalities into their sessions and these two have plenty of that!  We learned that Chris is a firefighter as well as an artist.  We also learned all about Gennipher’s adorable proposal and how their puppy, Hendrix, was an integral part of the master plan to woo her into saying yes!  We were given a task to incorporate all of these things into their session and, of course, we were up for it.

We have shot a good amount of firefighters’ engagement sessions and weddings and every time it’s been a blast. (Keeping an eye out for other firefighters pulling pranks the day of the shoot is always a fun!) It’s almost guaranteed to be a good time and this engagement session delivered.  We began the shoot at one of the City of Miami Firehouses that happens to also showcase Chris’s murals.  (As aforementioned, Chris is an artist and you may check out some of his impressive work at

The firehouse was a fun place to break the ice and get to know Gennipher and Chris in front of the camera.  It didn’t take long at all before these two felt really comfortable - Gennipher looked absolutely stunning all dolled up by Chris’s side.  Chris brought all his firefighter gear and it was a great opportunity to have Gennipher wear it for some fun shots!  It was also a great time to introduce Hendrix in a couple of pictures.  After all, Hendrix was there from day one of their engagement!  He was perfectly behaved and was a cute addition to the shoot. Shortly after we took a ride to the beautiful Matheson Hammocks Park where we completed their session.

We are so excited for Gennipher and Chris. During our initial meeting about their engagement session we found out we had their wedding date available. This added excitement to the meeting and we couldn’t stop talking about their wedding day plans. Gennipher and Chris are having a destination wedding in the beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. They felt comfortable with us and with continued with the booking. We have experience traveling and covering events in Mexico among other destinations. There’s a good amount of couples nowadays that decide to go with a destination wedding but do not consider booking a photographer from the states. We highly recommended it! After the wedding, the only thing you keep is your memories and it is important to have someone close to home to contact and keep in touch during the process of receiving your images.

We are so happy that Chris and Gennipher entered our contest! We are also very happy to announce we have decided to open a new contest today!

Please use the link at the end of this blog post if you would like to enter or share with someone that might be interested in entering the contest. All details can be found in link.

I hope you enjoy this blog post as much as we enjoyed capturing the session!