He had everything planned in his mind. During a trip to Europe, Mike would take Courtney to Bruges, this very romantic town in Belgium. He would take her to this beautiful lake, that he saw on a picture, get down on his knee and propose to her! Courtney had no idea he had an engagement ring for 8 days inside of his pocket and her answer…of course, was YES!

About one year and a half later they flew from the States to get married in Baden-Baden, Germany, to honor Mike’s heritage. It was a very intimate wedding, every single detail was carefully planned and the emotions were flowing through the air!

I’m so honored that I was a tiny part in their story! Courtney hired me through email without even talking to me on the phone! Thank you Courtney and Mike, for trusting me and my work on your special day. I hope you like the pictures! 🙂


  • Aminat

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These pictures are amazing!!! Congratulations to them! You are coming with me when I go to the states, and you WILL be our one and only photographer for our “future wedding”:)


    • lima.caroline


      Thanks! 🙂
      hahahahahaha! Of course I will be your wedding photographer!!!!! 🙂


  • Sandra

    You did it again, another brilliant shoot. What a lovely couple, so simple but elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Very nice job, Carol. These photos are very beautiful! I really like the skin tones very soft and subtle.ReplyCancel

  • Very beautiful, Carol. Lovely romantic images!!! Nice work indeed!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • lima.caroline

    Thank you guys for all the comments! It means a lot to me! 🙂


  • Mama Sween

    What beautiful photos. You both look so happy and in love. Wishing you all the best. Can’t wait to see more pictures, hear abut the trip. Enjoy every minute.ReplyCancel

When Jordan stepped into Natalie’s coffee shop, he couldn’t imagine his life would change forever. He saw this beautiful girl with amazing emerald eyes…they exchanged a few words and he kept going there every single day because of her. After a few weeks, he decided to ask her out, he went to the coffee shop twice that day, because the first time he couldn’t work up the nerve to do it!

After a while they realized they couldn’t live without each other and started talking about getting married…now is the best part…she said she wanted him to meet her family in the US before getting engaged. So, without her knowing about it, he started to talk to her father on Skype and since he would be in the US, he went to visit her family by himself to get to know them better! Well, I have to say something :-)…if a guy goes to the home of his girlfriend’s family by himself to get to know them because it is important to her, he definitely found the LOVE OF HIS LIFE! And by the way she looks at him, she has found her soul mate too!

And I’m glad to be a small part of this story! 🙂 The day was beautiful at Schloss Rheinfelfs, St. Goar!

Carol 🙂

  • I loved! look the flowers, her eyes! the castle!
    beautiful day and colors!ReplyCancel

  • Margaret

    Oh Carol, you did such an amazing job. I love every single photo! Beautiful work.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra

    Well done, you’re a clever girl. This couple look so good together and are very photogenic.ReplyCancel

  • Carol! I wish SoCal had more historic places. the composition of these images are gorgeous!!! My favorites are the when Natalie and Jordon are laying on the grass–the image just pops!ReplyCancel

  • Dear Caroline – I think you really accomplish what you set out to do – capturing the emotions of this couple. Very well done!!! The technical part you have handled quite well – exposure, selective focus, rimlighting and such. And the compositions are great. You also have plenty of creative variety in your poses and images in general. And you have chosen some picturesque locations to complement this lovely couple. But most importantly you have captured the expressions of this couple’s relationship really well! Not forced, but very natural looking. They are ender but playful. Certainly joyful, and very much in love.
    If this is your starting place, (or your first engagement shoot) you can be confident that you will do very well indeed. Great job, Caroline – I would hire you in a heartbeat!
    And congrats to this lovely couple on their journey of love.

    Good luck to you, Caroline, in your very bright future! – JimReplyCancel

  • Beautiful!! I love those trees OMG and my fav is the black and white in the cave looking thing. Great work.ReplyCancel

  • I stumbled on your blog today and this shoot is absolutely inspiring: I love the last three photos here: awesome perspectives.ReplyCancel

  • Love this shoot! Too bad their wearing matching clothes in the beginning 🙂 but the pictures are fantastic! Where can I get flower fields like that? I love your perspective in each picture, very natural, candid, and beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • yes! yes! a beautiful story is captured here in amazing images bringing justice to a lovely couple.ReplyCancel

This last weekend was so special for me, I got to shoot the wedding of my Brazilian friend Fabiana and her Portuguese, now husband, Artur!

When she said she would get married during the winter I thought “Oh my God, how is a winter wedding???” I mean, lots of snow on the ground, high hills, dresses with coats…well, this is my warm weather Brazilian mind thinking! and these past few days the only thing on my mind is the weather! 🙂

From what I could see, who said that a winter wedding can’t be fun?!?!?! It was a lot of fun, people from all over… Brazilians, Portuguese, Germans, Italians, etc! Lot’s of food, music, cute kids and happiness!

Since the “making of” Fabiana was getting all emotional every time she started talking about her day, and of course every time her eyes filled with tears, mine did too…I know how special this day was for her! She met a very special person and she deserves all of this!

Here it is, a bit of the wedding day! 🙂

I hope you like it! See you next year!


  • HAHAHHAHA ADOREI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Cara que linda ela na neve! Devia estar freezing inseide the dress! Muito boa a história no final, cadê a foto do seu drunk husband? 😛 e que coisa maisss cute ela parar para ajeitar o brinquedo!!!
    Caroooolll, adorei as fotos, o texto, as sacadas e, meu deus, que foto LINDA dela grávida em contra luz!!! AMEI!

    Carol 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Margaret

    Carol, these are so beautiful! Brought tears to my eyes!! She will charish these for ever! I just love them!ReplyCancel


    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, a neve compos toda a beleza da foto… lindissimas… vc tá arrebentando heim amiga… parabéns…ReplyCancel

  • Monica

    Beautiful photos.. you are fantastic photographer …….. Divinas las fotos.ReplyCancel

  • Rose Mae da Noiva


    as fotos estao maravilhosas e o carinho que eu senti quando vi, foi indescritivel. Voce me fez chorar de novo, de emocao, de alegria, de amor, de felicidade………. eu sabia que voce iria nos fazer recordar cada minuto desse casamento, pro resta das nossas vidas……… Muito obrigada!!! Voce é iluminada mesmo!!! Vou estar sempre mandando vibracoes positivas e de muito amor para voce ta??? Nao tenho e nao necessita mais palavras para te agradecer……….

    Mil Beijocas


  • luiza Reis

    Parabéns!!!Tudo lindo e com detalhes especiais…ReplyCancel

  • gabriela

    A neve veio como uma benção no seu casamento e a sua fotografa conseguiu captar toda essa magia da neve, da sua gravidez e da sua alegria em estar na compania das pessoas que te amam e que vc ama…. Parabens …lindo trabalho….ReplyCancel

  • Comecar meu dia com fotos tao lindas e com tanta emocao deve ter um significado. Carol as fotos estao maravilhosas. Parabéns pl seu trabalho primoroso!!!

    Fabi, felicidades a vc querida!

    Feliz Natal meninasReplyCancel

  • Marcela

    Carol, suas fotos são belíssimas! adorei sua hostória, vc tem um olhar incrível! Parabéns e desde já te adicionei ao meu reader! 🙂

Do you know those places where the weather is perfect!?!? Well, the northeast of Brazil is one of them! It is close to The Ecuador, it is warm all year long and the winter is known as the rainy season, where the only difference from the summer is the fact that rains a lot! 🙂  I swear to God, I could close my eyes right now and imagine myself getting a tan at the beach and drinking a cold beer…but my reality is very different…my husband is outside shoveling the snow from behind my car, this way I don’t get stuck tomorrow morning! Nice husband! I cook, he shoves the snow! Sometimes only! 🙂

Back to my warm weather thoughts,  I was extremely happy to be Carolina Pires second photographer at the Northeast of my country, right on the furthest east area of South America! The day was beautiful and the bride and groom, Isabelle and Franklin, couldn’t be more nice! They have this kind of super cute accent, like everybody from this part of Brazil! By the way, it is amazing how friendly people from this area are!!!

It was a beautiful wedding and I hope you can see this through my eyes! More of this wedding at Carolina Pires blog!

Casamento na Pousada Vila dos Ventos.

  • Margaret

    Oh honey, once again you have out done yourself. Really amazing! What a beautiful wedding and your photos really capture it.ReplyCancel


    lindas fotos, arrasou!!!


  • Adorei sua companhia lá, as fotos estão lindas!!

  • Que lindas fotos =)
    E que lugar MARAVILHOSO esse heim =) tô encantada !!

  • Sarah Reis da Silva

    Hi there, I came accross your web page and totally love your photos? WOuld like to know the venue where these couple got married and are you located in this area for something alike?



  • Dalida

    Qual o nome desse lugar onde ela casou?
    É um hotel?