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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THE WEDDING TEAM
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
Want to see more work? Peruse the blog, or check out my portfolio.
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.”
– ALEX HALEY