Month: September, 2011

The Perfect Proposal

September 21, 2011

I received a phone call from Adrian asking me to shoot his proposal to his girlfriend Latori. From day one, I was pretty impressed with the detailed planning that he put behind creating the perfect atmosphere to pop the question. I mean he left no stone unturned……from the angle of the sun to the birds singing the tune of their song. To begin with, he created the idea of proposing in the same spot where their sparks initially began to fly. He lured her to Barry University Campus under the facade that she was receiving a photo shoot for her birthday. During the first half of the shoot I was trying my hardest to not let the cat out of the bag. As the moment approached, I must admit I got a little nervous and almost dropped my camera….lol Needless to say, everything went according to plan. I was very honored to share their special moment. Congrats once again. P.S. Adrian will be the creative director for my big day when it’s my time…

Hope you enjoy the video of their special day :-)

27 Comments

  • Monique · Posted September 21, 2011 at 9:18 pm · Link · Reply

    Absolutely amazing!! Cendino you are blessed with such a talent, words honestly can’t describe!! Congrats to the lovely couple, the proposal was very romantic :-) )

  • Eboine · Posted September 21, 2011 at 9:28 pm · Link · Reply

    Awwwwww! My Friendsssss! Great Job Cendino & congrats again to Adrian and Latori.

  • Aline-Vanya · Posted September 21, 2011 at 10:25 pm · Link · Reply

    that was beautiful!

  • Latori · Posted September 21, 2011 at 10:32 pm · Link · Reply

    I can’t describe how much that day changed my life,in a instant I was the happiest girl in the world, and you capture it all!!! Wow! I can’t say thank you, thank you, thank you enough. Now I don’t only have the memories in my heart and mind but I can see pictures of them and EVEN watch a video of it all, what a true blessing! Your talent is remarkable. Thank you AGAIN AND AGAIN! …………
    also thanks to Monique for the congrats.

  • Brianna · Posted September 21, 2011 at 10:33 pm · Link · Reply

    The BEST I’ve seen yet!!!! This was a *tear dropper* frat! U did that!!! :) Congrats to the lovely couple!

  • Deidre · Posted September 21, 2011 at 11:22 pm · Link · Reply

    Gorgeous shots! Lovely proposal. Awesome pictures. Love it!

  • Jerre Norton · Posted September 21, 2011 at 11:40 pm · Link · Reply

    Im sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy for you two, my prayers are with you both.Welcome Latori to the family.love you both.

  • Shana Whittingham · Posted September 21, 2011 at 11:41 pm · Link · Reply

    Oh my goodness this was sooooo adorable .. and genius. Awwww put some of these men to shame. lol.

    Beautiful pics Dino!!

  • Rhonda · Posted September 21, 2011 at 11:42 pm · Link · Reply

    Video was a definite tearjerker!! Very BEAUTIFUL pictures. <3

  • J-Sweet · Posted September 22, 2011 at 12:20 am · Link · Reply

    You are the best Dino. Absolutely the best!

  • Callie · Posted September 22, 2011 at 12:37 am · Link · Reply

    I don’t know you guys at all but this was beautiful! Big ups to the preparation and of course this slide is Phenominal! Good luck to you guys! Marriage takes work, but oh the work is great!

  • Ty · Posted September 22, 2011 at 11:34 am · Link · Reply

    This was wonderful!!!! Great Job….A and Tori I could not be more happy for the two of you! Congrats again!

  • E Range · Posted September 23, 2011 at 12:35 pm · Link · Reply

    Cherish this moment for the rest of your lives…..good job Adrian and congrats to your beautiful Bride-to Be!!!

  • Grinette · Posted September 24, 2011 at 2:26 am · Link · Reply

    You are doing such a great job Dino and I could never be more proud of you following your passions and talents the way you have. Keep up the great work and continued success my dear.

  • JenBen · Posted September 27, 2011 at 8:03 pm · Link · Reply

    I can watch this video over and over and still not get enough of it. I absolutely love this couple n the way you told the whole story w/o the need for words. these images were very much alive n beaming with love and excitement. Congrats to the newly engaged couple! Congrats to u babe for continously challenging yourself to go to the next level.

  • Nicole · Posted October 6, 2011 at 5:02 pm · Link · Reply

    That was beautiful!What a magical moment captured, had my eyes water! I will definetly keep you in mind for any upcoming special events. God bless!

  • Orchestrated Occasions · Posted October 20, 2011 at 1:48 pm · Link · Reply

    Awwww… Props to the Adrian for his creativity! Thanks for sharing this special moment with us. Congratulations to you both! Cendino it was fabulous as always.

  • Atosha Barboza · Posted October 26, 2011 at 7:59 am · Link · Reply

    This was gorgeous! Congratulations Adrian & Latori!

  • Tasha · Posted November 2, 2011 at 10:16 pm · Link · Reply

    I absolutely loved it. It was gorgeous

  • Amazon · Posted November 16, 2011 at 10:21 am · Link · Reply

    This is beyond beautiful!!! It really had me teary eyed you can see the love between the two. The way you capture the story is so amazing.

  • Jessica · Posted November 22, 2011 at 12:21 am · Link · Reply

    Very! Very! Nice on both of you parts. I loved watching this and felt the love thru the very pics. Lovely job at capturing every piece of detail Cendino.

  • Rochelle · Posted November 29, 2011 at 11:47 pm · Link · Reply

    I am so happy you finally asked her Adrian. It was beautiful. God Bless. :)

  • La Nita · Posted December 7, 2011 at 9:25 am · Link · Reply

    What a way to capture such a priceless moment! The video was amazing! If a stranger saw that video, there is no doubt of your love for each other. Congrats!

  • Stuway · Posted March 2, 2012 at 6:52 pm · Link · Reply

    Very Touching Ya’ll!! Absoultely Beautiful!! Well done on the surprise and the Whole set-up Bruh!! GOTCHU TORI!! lol

  • Lorraine · Posted April 30, 2012 at 11:29 pm · Link · Reply

    Wow!!!!! cuzo (adrian)that was beautiful….tori congratulations sweetie i love you guys

  • stephanie I · Posted June 27, 2012 at 4:08 am · Link · Reply

    beautiful story, beautiful couple, beautiful engagement…BEAUTIFUL PICTURES!…definitely drew some tears out of me.

  • Zoe Gonzales-Rabathaly · Posted June 29, 2012 at 6:35 pm · Link · Reply

    This is so beautiful. Great job Adrian. Love is so beautiful.

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Gennarro & Monique Engagement

September 6, 2011

I’ve known Gennarro since the good ol’days in Tallasassee. Let start by saying that this engagement shoot was especially exciting because  I was there when Gennarro & Monique first met! Back to the story at hand….These two remind me of storybook romance.  He was the star football player and she was the prettiest girl in the school. With the help of Monique’s cousin, Yashica, I was able to bring their novel to life. They looked so good together that I shot the whole shoot with my eyes closed….lol  I couldn’t take a bad picture of them if I wanted to!   It was a pleasure shooting an old friend with his soon-to-be wife. I look forward to capturing the next chapter of their story during their wedding next summer.

16 Comments

  • JenBen · Posted September 6, 2011 at 9:52 pm · Link · Reply

    I loooooooooooooooooooove these pics Dino. from the unique backgrounds, to the way u captured the essence of their love, to the seamless story-telling transition…. u did an incredible job. They are a BEAUTIFUL couple but your touch definitely made their magic palpable:) can’t wait to see what’s next!

  • Beth K · Posted September 6, 2011 at 9:56 pm · Link · Reply

    Awww! My old Landis Hall buddy! Great pics of him and his beautiful bride!

  • Yashica · Posted September 7, 2011 at 8:19 am · Link · Reply

    Who is this Yashica that you speak of?! LOL! Aww man Dino you have the photographer’s eye! Thanks for making this day special for my family! Love ya darling!
    Shica

  • Tracy M · Posted September 7, 2011 at 9:27 am · Link · Reply

    Very nice!

  • Shaunte Reid · Posted September 7, 2011 at 9:46 am · Link · Reply

    These pictures are absolutely AMAZING!!! Cedino you’re right, its no way you could have taken a bad pic of them. #TEAMJACKSON Love you both! God Bless!

  • A. · Posted September 7, 2011 at 9:53 am · Link · Reply

    Dino, all of your pics are great! You definitely have the eye… Can you photoshop that bald dude out of the pics? LOL
    Congrats on the biz, Dino… Kepp up the good work. And definitely congrats to G-Jack and Monique!!!

  • Ivonne Lucia · Posted September 7, 2011 at 9:58 am · Link · Reply

    DINO!! This pics are absolutely gorgeous (as usual)! You really have an incredible talent!! Shout out to the izm, Gennarro! Congrats on the engagement and your gorgeous soon-to-be bride!

  • paula · Posted September 8, 2011 at 4:28 am · Link · Reply

    awesome

  • Dionne P. · Posted September 8, 2011 at 11:55 am · Link · Reply

    Monique simply beautiful! Congrats I wish you nothing but all the joy and love that God can shower down on you two. Flawless God Bless you and your hubby and family.

    DAP

  • Tamia Jones · Posted September 8, 2011 at 11:39 pm · Link · Reply

    Great Photographer & great couple… YAY I soo cant wait til 3/3/12 to share & witness yall big day….. Im most definitely #TEAM JACKSON# all the way…. Love You MO & GENNARO :-)

  • Ingrid · Posted September 13, 2011 at 12:15 pm · Link · Reply

    super cute dino!!!! love the details they both are beautiful couple! Congrads

  • ZeKayla · Posted September 21, 2011 at 3:55 pm · Link · Reply

    You’re doing a great job Dino :)

  • Rhonda · Posted September 21, 2011 at 11:44 pm · Link · Reply

    Your shoots continue to get better and better. CONGRATS to the beautiful couple!!

  • Kandice · Posted March 18, 2012 at 10:48 pm · Link · Reply

    I just stumbled across your blog – and your work is STUNNING!!!!! Seriously, amazing! I would love to pick your mind!

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