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Erica Melissa  Photographer of the romantic + wildly in L O V E 🌿 ↠Destination Weddings + FL ☾ Boss Mom celebrating life with coffee & cuddles | ↡ Esther 4:14

First Day of Fall 🍁 and I am so here for it! It’s my absolute favorite season...the leaves, the bonfires, football, sweaters... all of it! So to celebrate- I just booked my flights...as I must leave my beloved Miami to actually experience it! Lol
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Chattanooga I will see you soon! November 2 & 3 we will be making some fun memories so message me to book your fall sessions so we can catch up and chat about the details!
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Tag a friend who may wanna join in and if you guys book, there will be an extra gift in it for you both🧡
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#frommiamiwithlove #chattanoogaphotographer
#destinationfamilyphotographer

Happy Friday 🌿 I’m excited to share a few of my faves that i love to follow!
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@bellabelleshoes 💕 For my Brides and wedding vendors! If you want to get lost in a sea of dreams, Aka pretty pumps & ballet slippers perfect for your wedding day, this ones for you! I would style and photograph them every day if I could.
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@giadespo 🍭 Seriously the sweetest! But more than that she’s a blast to watch and always giving out some amazing and practical makeup tips that even I can follow! *Yay!
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@lunablumar 🖤 “Kindness over everything” is their thing and I Kinda love it! (See what i did there 😜) They have the cutest tees & other merchandise with a rockin’ message! Best part a portion of all profits goes to providing educational opportunities for girls in the USA and in developing countries through their educational non-profit, Sowing Seeds of Love.
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Those are my peeps for #followfriday so go on and head to their pages for some inspo & support and then share one of your faves for me to follow below!!! 👇🏽#communityovercompetition #risingtidesociety ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ps! These two and all their magic are up on the blog in case you missed it! (Link in bio)

:: In both the chaos and stillness He fiercely pursues my wild heart:: 🌿 #grace

This 🌿 is an absolute gift. It’s insane to see how our journeys mold who we become.
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When I first started, photography was something I just did for fun. I enjoyed photographing everything. Then when I started my family it became this sweet celebration of all the joys and milestones.
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When I went through loss, it transitioned to an outward expression of hope as I coped with my grief. To then turn back into a deeper meaning and celebration of life! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I don’t take what I do for granted. If you ever wondered why I’m obnoxiously happy when I get to share what I do, or excited to learn more about you, your fiancé or your family...it’s because my journey has showed me the value of a photograph. ♥️
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I value YOUR story and I want it written in every image captured so that when you hold those sweet pictures in your hand you can look at those memories and see not just a pretty picture, but you can say- this is us..this is a piece of our story. Priceless 🌿 #collectmoments
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Vendor Credits:
Photography: @ericamelissa_
Cinematographer: @bricksgroup
Calligraphy | Design : @Tintaypulso
2nd Photgrapher: @maria_cordovaphotography
Bridal Gown: @laboudesigns
Floral: @flowerfanaticmiami
Hair & MUA: @esteembylala
Grooms Attire: @bananarepublic
Cake: @cotacakes
Bride- @andreapalisanog
Groom: Mattias

I ♥️ these guys! Both my boys woke up this morning begging to not go to school! We are only a month in, not to mention, they are in VPK and 2nd grade! 👀
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Alijah went as far as asking to be homeschooled. 🙅🏽‍♀️ God bless my home school mommas. While I’ve considered it....I am pretty sure he has the wrong idea about what that would look like. Lol 😆
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Therefore, this mornings research is now on articles about motivating kids for school. Mom Tips welcome🤗 🙏🏽💕👇🏽 #mombosslife

Soaring into Monday like this! Talk about magic. When birds crash my shoot... I ain’t mad at em’!
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Latte on deck and editing so much pretty🌿 I may have a full day with a very long “ To Do” list...but can I encourage you with one thing?!
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Find your #joyinthejourney • Prioritize your list, break it down, give yourself brain breaks and then get back to it and boss it up!
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I’ll be sharing some Boss Mom tips on my stories today so stay tuned to that (it’ll apply even if you don’t have littles😜)!
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It’s a good day to have a good day!

::When you start to feel like things should have been better this year, remember the mountains and valleys that got you here. They are not accidents and those moments weren’t in vain. You are not the same.
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You have grown and you are growing.
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You are breathing.
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You are living.
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You are wrapped in endless
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boundless
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grace...
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and things will get better.
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There is more to you than yesterday:: 🌿 M. Harper
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#sundaymotivation #gracewins

Mornings should always feel like this! These two are like sunshine in a bottle!☀️
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I’m so excited to announce our Annual Fall Mini Session dates for all our sweet families!
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Naples/Ft. Myers, FL - Oct. 20
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Miami, FL - October 26 & 27
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Chattanooga, TN - Nov 2 & 3
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Tag a friend you know would love some family pictures! Every referral who books will receive a little extra surprise gift!
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Stay tuned to Insta stories for more deets and email me to book your spot! #collectmoments

Lace + pearls 🌿 ... and all the little things that make my heart soar ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
By @laboudesigns

H e l l o • F r i d a y 🌿
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So many new and beautiful faces around here so I figured I’d say Hiii & show you a little of my crazy!
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It’s Friday introductions so let’s be friends...Introduce yourself, tell me something I couldn’t or wouldn’t know! If we’ve been friends for a while 👉🏽I wanna hear from you too!
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So here are some details about me…
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My Name Is: Erica
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College: BA Psychology & I have a MS Industrial Organizational Psychology ⌨️👊🏽 (PS-Go knights! @ucf.edu 🙌🏽) My Job: To photograph love stories in all their sweet & wild ways 💕...weddings, families + your pup, etc! Fun things you don’t always see that I do- branding, sports and commercial work. 👊🏽
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My favorite food: 🌮 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My current read: The Luxe Novel (just finished!) So any new suggestions are welcomed!
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Favorite drink: Water, Coffee, or a martini (Not all at once 😜)
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Surprise me with: A hand written card or ice cream and we will be friends forever. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My love language: Physical touch {hello, I’m a hugger} and words of affirmation(...hence the hand written cards 💌)
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My heroes: Jesus + My parents + My T3 ♥️
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Fun Fact: I used to manage a law firm 💼 (and loved it) before I opened up my photography business. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My next traveling adventures: Atlanta, Tennessee, New Jersey ✈️📷
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Share your below 👇🏽#fridayintroductions

🌿 My heart lives for this. The sublime details. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Design & Planning: @haloeventdesign
Photography: @ericamelissa_
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Model: @lukewarmeric85
Model: @bodybululu
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Bridal Dress: @aandbe_bridalshop @madewithlovebridal
Cake/Sweets: @sweetguiltbyangelica
Catering: @yummychori
Cinematographer: @bricksgroup
Calligraphy | Invitation Suite: @inkpushco
Floral Design: @simpleflorals
Grooms Attire: @mygroomsroom @thelapelproject
H&MUA: @giadespo
Jewelry: @liaterni
Lighting: @eventfactor
Furniture Rentals: @elementsandaccents
Shoes: @bellabelleshoes
Tableware: @themixdish
Table Arbor Rental: @smartbitestogo
Venue: @spanishmonastery
Ribbon: @thepoetryofsilk

::You are my home and my adventure all at once:: 🌿
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Sneak peek of today’s engagement session with @krystal_d91 & @danny_15 💛 #collectmoments #adventurouslovestories

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