15 Moments That'll Make You Smile — Yearly Review: Best of 2017


With the coming of the new year and end of the busy wedding season comes lots of emotions, but most of all satisfaction. There's no other way to say it: 2017 was the year of badass weddings and couples. Thank you to all of the amazing people who trusted me to photograph their love and memorialize the best day of their lives. I cannot wait to see what the new year has to offer (shoutout to all of my '18 couples 💖), but for now let's take a look back on my favorite shots. Get ready to smile, laugh, and cry some happy tears through these best moments of 2017 — grab your tissues and scroll on down!


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01. This slick af move during the first dance.

Kristi and David — Oak Hudson Estate

02. These ladies popping the champagne

Jocelyne and Austen — Pompano Beach Marriott

03. This romantic af proposal at the Skylark.

Victoria and Dan — The Skylark New York

04. The most beautiful sunset ceremony there ever was.

Julia and Israel — The Lake House Inn

05. The first time I witnessed the hora (and survived).

Julia and Israel — The Lake House Inn

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06. THIS DRESS. Need I say more?

Second Shot for Sara Wight — Vizcaya Museum

07. This DREAMY staircase entrance.

Jessica and Ricardo — The Vineyards at Aquebogue

08. This rainy ceremony dedicated to all LGBTQ activists that made it possible.

Chaz and Grant — Maple Shade Farm

09. And this incredible impromptu photoshoot during cocktail hour.

Chaz and Grant — Maple Shade Farm

10. This (blinding) biodegradeable confetti exit.

Will and Renee — Grand Oaks Manor

11. This really bad attempt at a group jump shot.

Yan and James — Fitzcarraldo


12. When the New York Botanical Gardens turned into a winter wonderland.

Second Shot for The Hons — NYBG

13. The goodest good boy, Franklin getting kisses.

Graham and Charlotte — Downtown Orlando

14. Also, Franklin and Henry hanging out before the shoot.

Graham and Charlotte — Downtown Orlando


15. And, the most epic shot of guests dancing in the rain. #YOLO

Connor and Steven — Sydonie Mansion

Emely Taveras

Wedding, destination, and fine art film photographer serving the tri-state area and rest of the world.