Being a wedding photographer is bitter-sweet. The down side is you don’t typically get to enjoy celebrations of your own: Weekends, birthdays, and even holidays are often booked up by weddings. But you know what? On the other hand I get to be there for people’s BEST days, and that’s such an incredible thing to share. Strangers treat you like a friend of the family and you’re there while they dance, sing, hug & love on each other. The energy is electric, the love palpable and sometimes I still can’t believe I get to do this for a living. So what did I do New Year’s Eve 2019? Well I partied wedding-style of course! I flew back to the first state that welcomed me and let me call it home: sunny & warm South Florida, to document Jenna & David’s lavish wedding. (I know what you’re thinking, I photographed a young Catherine Zeta-Jones ?) There were more tears and smiles than I could count, along with electric violin players, Brazilian dancers, and a… giant-disco-robot-man? Something like that. Whatever he was, he was awesome. The theme was, well, New Year’s Eve and balloons dropped at midnight. I don’t think I could do it justice so you take a look and tell me what you think 😉

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Music Credit: Everything by Everyone Moves Away. Licensed by Musicbed.

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Main Photographer  |  Laëtitia Donaghy
Second Photographer  |  Zulie Rego
Wedding Planner  |  Christine Janda Design and Events
Venue  |  The Addison, Boca Raton
Wedding Gown  |  Monique L’Huillier
Bridal Store  |  Ultimate Bride Chicago
After-Party Dress  |  Joy Cioci
Hair + Makeup  |  Divine Beauty Artists
Spray Tan  |  Luxe Mobile Airbrush Tanning
Florals  |  Christine Janda Design and Events
Stationery  |  L Brown Design Paperie
Officiant  |  Rabbi Jonathan Kaplan
Catering  |  The Addison, Boca Raton
Cake  |  Earth + Sugar
Music  |  Celebrity Entertainment
Ceremony + Cocktail Music  |  Masters Musicians Inc.
Entertainment + Dancers  |  Good Vibration Dancers
Photo Booth  |  Photog Booth
Transportation  |  Molly’s Trolleys

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Laëtitia Donaghy is a French-born, Chicago-based, international photographer focusing on weddings and elopements. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with a focus in Photography, and a minor in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University. She brings to her weddings and portraits her Fine Art training in order to bring forth the realness and emotion present, and showcase people’s relationships. Her focus is on preserving as much of the day as possible and keeping it as honest as possible. She travels the world for weddings and other assignments. She has been published on the web and in print.


“In every conceivable manner, family is the link to our past and the bridge to our future.”



That ending though! This is so epic! Everything is this wedding is perfect. You beautifully captured their love and relaxed feel in such an incredible space. Amazing.

The minute I saw that pink building I thought “I bet this is Florida” and I was right! Fellow Florida photographer here, and I have to say you captured the tropical beauty absolutely perfectly! I love the touch of elegance the gloves add to the bride’s look. How unique!

Haha, right! Florida is so recognizable. I no longer live there (I’m in Chicago now) but it was good to get a little warmth in the middle of the winter 🙂

These are beyond gorgeous- my jaw is literally on the floor with how perfect everything was from the couple to the venue and the images you got of it all! Love the pink backdrop for the first look, and the black bridesmaids dresses, and the night ceremony… sigh*. I could go on. Loved looking through these- awesome job!!

Oh my gosh, you are too sweet! Thank you so much!!! <3

I love the energy in this wedding! It feels SO ALIVE 🙂

You did an amazing job capturing this couple’s entire wedding story! Well done! And that party looked like it was nothing short of epic!

Thank you so much! And yes, so much fun!

Wow! The colors! The dress! The gloves! Everything about this is perfection. Nothing short of amazing happening here!

Wow this wedding was an epic, luxury affair! Her dress was just gorgeous and I loved the dancers at the end!

So much fun!! Whatever that giant robot man was, so cool! 😀

This may be one of the most epic wedding receptions I have ever seen! What a way to end such a beautiful day!

I know, right?!! The energy was electric!! Such a fun party!!