August 24, 2014

It’s a boy!  Renee Oteri & Bracy Maynard are having a baby boy!!!!  Congratulations to the loving and amazing couple!  What a huge honor to be the one to make the formal announcement online!!!

I had the honor of documenting Renee & Bracy’s Sarasota wedding reception at the Hyatt Regency.  About 100 of their closest family and friends were in attendance.  Even several of Renee’s fellow Bachelor co-stars (Lauren, Clare, Alli, Chelsie & Cassandra) were there to have fun & party!

Renee was so calm and it definitely set the tone for the entire day.  They wanted nothing but a low key cocktail reception and just to spend time with everyone.  My favorite moment during the entire day was when Bracy was watching Renee get dressed and she was excited because her little bump was starting to show.  Bracy got so excited when he saw it.  He even said that he loves seeing the bump.  It made my heart melt into mush!

During the reception the happy parent’s-to-be made the announcement of the baby’s gender using confetti pops.  I don’t think anyone expected the confetti to be blue which made everyone even more excited.  Everyone was cheering, jumping up and down and laughing in pure joy.  Family members were hugging and in tears….it was beautiful.  It was such a fun way to announce their baby’s gender and everyone got to participate as well.

Renee & Bracy – What a fun party!  Thank you so much for choosing me to be your photographer.  It was huge honor and I’m so grateful.  I’ve loved you Renee since out first email and phone call.  I’m so glad we hit it off.  I loved being a part of your special night and announcement.  Everyone at your reception welcomed us with open arms like we’ve been part of family and friends for years.  Congratulations to you, Bracy & Ben!  I wish your family all the best!  I can’t wait to meet the little one!

Special thank you to Tom, Brenda & Brian!  Thank you for welcoming me.  It was such a pleasure and joy to have been a part of your family’s celebration.


Venue: Hyatt Regency Sarasota, Florida
Hair & Make-up by: Tommy Dasilva Salon & Spa
Wedding Rings: Classic Creations in Diamond & Gold
DJ/Saxophone: Boris N Sax