PHOTOGRAPHY

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MEET LARA

Welcome and thanks for stopping by my website, a place dedicated to celebrate people in love. I have been a wedding and portrait photographer since 2010 and creating timeless, beautiful and authentic pictures is what drives my passion.
My weddings are mainly in South Florida but I love destination weddings and we would be very happy to travel anywhere on the planet to photograph yours.
  
My approach to photography combines a mixture of fine art and documentary styles with a real love for natural lighting and simple composition. I truly believe that “classic” is always in style and my photographs are infused with a relaxed glamour and elegant intimate feel that is timeless. The focus is on the emotions in every situation to capture the real life moments, real laughs, real tears to tell a genuine and beautiful wedding day story. 

With Love, Lara


Hello and welcome to my website, a place to celebrate people in love. I have been a wedding and portrait photographer since 2010 and creating timeless, beautiful and authentic pictures is what drives my passion. My weddings are mainly in South Florida but I love destination weddings and we would be very happy to travel anywhere on the planet to photograph yours.
  
My approach to photography combines a mixture of fine art and documentary styles with a real love for natural lighting and simple composition. I truly believe that “classic” is always in style and my photographs are infused with a relaxed glamour and elegant intimate feel that is timeless. The focus is on the emotions in every situation to capture the real life moments, real laughs, real tears to tell a genuine and beautiful wedding day story. 

With Love, Lara


PEOPLE IN LOVE

A PLACE TO CELEBRATE

THE STUDIO

A key part to a successful wedding is planning and preparation, the same goes to wedding photography. I like to understand my client’s vision and to be involved in the designing process of the wedding. Working with your wedding designer and the rest of the team, we can create the wedding of your dreams and document it in a way that tells the story you always envisioned.

THE planning

Styling and photographing details is a very important part of my job and one I really enjoy. The details of your wedding complement the story and are a reflection of your personalities. I always like to understanding the couple’s style and vision. The day of the wedding I bring a styling kit prepared just for you that compliments and enhances your own personal details. The result is a collection of curated upscale and editorial style images that you will cherish forever.   

THE STYLING

Your wedding album is the only tangible that will hold all the memories from your wedding day. I have exclusively designed this new collection of fine art, storytelling and handcrafted albums. They're all custom made, flush mount and include the most elegant and beautiful line of cover styles, leathers and fine fabrics. This classic heirloom is the final piece of art that you’ll be taking home to relive your wedding day forever.

THE HEIRLOOM

My goal is to provide an elegant and beautiful approach to your wedding photography while having
a flawless experience in the process; from our initial conversation until the day I deliver your
wedding album. After that we’re friends forever :) we share a special bond, the memories of your wedding, a craft that I take very seriously and with enormous love and dedication. What I want for you is to look back at your wedding day and smile with joy remembering how much fun it was and what a great time we had capturing those amazing moments… 

THE EXPERIENCE

Styling and photographing details is a very important part of my job and one I really enjoy. The details of your wedding complement the story and are the reflection of your personalities. I always like to be prepared in advanced to understand the couple’s style, the vision, the colors, the elements of design, the textiles, the location, etc. so I can be prepared. The day of the wedding I bring a styling kit that compliments and enhances your own personal details, always keeping in my your design and original vision. The result is a collection of curated upscale and editorial style images that you will cherish forever.   

THE STYLING

A key part to a successful wedding is planning and preparation, the same goes to wedding photography. I like to understand my client’s vision and to be involved in the designing process of the wedding. Working with your wedding designer and the rest of the team, we can create the wedding of your dreams and document it in a way that tells the story you always envisioned. We will all work together in laying out a detailed timeline for the day of the wedding, always taking in consideration lighting and location to achieve the soft look and color palette you see throughout my portfolio.  

THE planning

My goal is to provide an elegant and beautiful approach to your wedding photography while having a flawless experience in the process; from our initial conversation until the day I deliver your wedding album. After that we’re friends forever :) we share a special bond, the memories of your wedding, a craft that I take very seriously and with enormous love and dedication.

What I want for you is to look back at your wedding day and smile with joy remembering how much fun it was and what a great time we had capturing those amazing moments… 

THE EXPERIENCE

Committed to documenting your

LOVE STORY

LOVE NOTES

During our wedding process, we learned how important the people around you will are. From the moment we met Lara, we knew she would be the best fit for our special day and she never let us down. From the engagement shoot, boudoir shoot and the wedding itself, nobody made us feel more comfortable than Lara. 

Her light personality and always smiling attitude made it so easy to work with her and definitely brought out the best in both of us. Lara is responsive, talented, punctual, helpful and a joy to be around. The best part is, after it was all over, the pictures turned out better than we ever could have expected. There is nobody else to consider when choosing a photographer for your special day, Lara is the best! Love 

Kira & Carlton

I can't say enough good things about Lara. She was our wedding photographer (and well as our engagement session photographer, and our rehearsal dinner photographer), and if I were doing it all over again, I would pick her every time. She's lovely, and friendly, and patient - and most importantly of all, a really talented photographer.

But her work speaks for itself. What you can't see in her photos is that she is a joy to work with. She is responsive and punctual, and she makes you comfortable in front of a lens - something that doesn't come naturally to all of us. I love the way that Lara captured and preserved our day, and I am grateful that I found her to do it! 

Anita & Javier

Lara is AMAZING! From the moment I first spoke to her on the phone, I knew she was the right choice. Her personality and her work speak for themselves, so we were ready to book before even meeting with her in person. She is not only an extremely talented photographer, but she knows the wedding industry in and out and had the answers to all of our questions, which only made the craziness of wedding planning that much easier. 

Throughout the entire process, from engagement pictures to wedding day, she was a dream to work with. She made the engagement shoot way more fun and easy than we ever imagined, quickly making us feel comfortable in front of the camera. On our wedding day, she already had a set plan of action in place to ensure that she captured all the most important moments, which they did seamlessly. In the end, the final product was absolutely beautiful, with her distinct natural style perfectly capturing our big day. I would recommend Lara in a heartbeat to anyone who is looking not only for a photographer, but for a friend throughout the process. 

Sophia & Anthony

From our initial meeting all the way through the weeks after our wedding day our experience with Lara Rios was professional, memorable, and a complete joy. Lara is talented, creative, down to earth, and an exceptional photographer. Every moment of our experience with her we could feel the love and passion that she has for her profession. She worked with such enthusiasm and embraced all of our ideas.

Lara captured all of the important pictures we wanted and numerous other pictures we would have never thought of. With her pictures, Lara helped us relive the entire day through our eyes and the eyes of our guests. She beautifully captured the most special day of our lives.

Gaby & Michael

My husband Eddy and I could not be more pleased to have Lara as our wedding photographer. When it was time to pick vendors for our wedding, Lara was actually my first choice (and the easiest!).
I think I actually pushed back my wedding day by one week just because she wasn’t available that weekend!

Anyway, not only is she an amazing and talented photographer, she has such a bubbly personality! She is always smiling, happy, perky, and adorable! She makes you feel so comfortable in those long, awkward “besito” engagement shoot/wedding day moments and makes them funny and fun!

One thing that stood Lara out from all the wedding photographer’s in this generation is her lighting. I mean, have you looked at her blog and website? The lighting is so soft and gentle and bright, it’s literally stunning! I am obsessed with how my engagement shoot and wedding day photos came out and I am so happy we chose LARA RIOS PHOTOGRAPHY. Thank you LARA!

Nicole & Eddie

My husband and I are incredibly grateful to have worked with Lara. From our planning sessions to our engagement shoot and wedding day, she exceeded our expectations. Lara embodies all of the qualities we hoped for in our wedding photographer: talented, patient, understanding, steadfast, personable, and, of course, a pleasure to be around.

It was impressive how quickly Lara came to know who we are individually and as a couple. She took the time to learn about our story, understand our body language, and personalities (this includes our families and guests!). She never hesitated to go at great lengths to get the perfect shot, and made sure you felt comfortable throughout the journey. 

Above all, she is a wonderful person and I am honored to call her friend. THANK YOU for capturing our forever in ways words simply cannot express. 

Carolina & Karol

Working with Lara was such a pleasure! She made a hectic day seem so relaxed. From the moment I met her she put me at ease. She was organized, extremely accommodating, and she knew exactly what we wanted. Nothing was too difficult for her to handle. Lara was so wonderful in capturing our special moments with our families. She went to our homes and made sure we had all of those memories to look back on. She coordinated everything amongst her team and made it so seamless for us!

Thank you, Lara for helping me create these beautiful memories and for putting together my album! It was such a pleasure working with you and I hope that I will see you soon in future events.

Ale & Ricky

Having Lara Rios as our photographer was an absolute must to make our wedding day perfect. Not only did she provide the most beautiful photos, but she was also one of my go to people to make sure that the day flowed perfectly. She calmed our nerves and made us feel so comfortable. Lara and her team captured the most precious memories of myself and my now husband. 

Many of the pictures that Lara has taken of us, from engagement photos to the wedding day absolutely took our breath away. Lara truly has a heart of gold and her photos reflect her love of photography. If only there was a way to have Lara photograph all of our families special moments. 
 
Leslie Lewis

From the moment I met with Lara I instantly knew she was my photographer. She was genuinely as excited about my wedding as I was and spoke about her craft with such passion, that I knew I was not going to be looking elsewhere. We decided that our engagement photo session was going to be on a sailboat and while at certain times it was a little challenging due to the waves and the wind, she made it happen. At no point during the planning process did she ever make me stressed or feel that she was not reachable.

 The day of my wedding came and she was on top of everything. Every single detail was photographed and there was not one moment that she did not capture. The engagement and wedding photos were amazing and I am so happy that I found her. It is because of Lara that I can always open up my wedding album and be instantly transported back to our wedding day. Every photo captured our emotion and happiness and I will forever be thankful to her for that.

Christina & Leo

I spent weeks on the computer trying to find a good photographer in the area, I was very particular about what I was looking for. Finally I stubbled upon Lara's website and instantly fell I love with her work, it was the way she used natural lighting, the softness of the images!

The day arrived and let me just say that getting ready for the shoot was quite a show! I spent what it seemed like hours trying to get ready and make fake eyelashes work, I had glue everywhere. The second Lara arrived, due to the lovely Florida humidity (being from Maine) my fiancé got a lovely bloody nose! So at this point I was holding back tears, so stressed! Every couple wants their engagement pictures to perfect. I thought when Lara met us, she would think we were a hot mess. But within minutes she made us feel right at home, had us laughing at ourselves, talking about how awesome the day was going to be, asked us all about our life, each other... We knew we were in good hands! 

If I could say anything about my session is that it was AMAZING, FUN, CARE FREE. by the end I felt like I knew Lara for years. She made us feel SO comfortable and made me feel absolutely beautiful! Me and my fiancé couldn't of had a better experience, I would recommend her to ANYONE. 

Kelly and Justin