Kissmile – Toni & Corey

The first time I saw them was in a crowded room through the viewfinder on my camera. They were snuggled up nose to nose kissmiling.

I totally just made up that word.

But you know when you are smiling so big and the kiss can’t wait -soooo it ends up in a delicious half smile, half kiss kinda thing?! A kissmile.

I remember grinning behind my camera when I noticed that they didn’t really dance during the slow songs…they pretty much just giggled, hugged and kissed while trying to dance.

Distractions…can be quite lovely at times.

The exact same scenario would play out with the same couple at two more weddings that I had the privilege to document.

When we finally met –  I felt that I was already privy to their world and how they loved.


Hands down the best part of my job is seeing the intricate and unique webs that are weaved together when people love. Like a snowflake or a fingerprint it is entirely different for each and every couple. The only thing I know for certain that we all share about love is it’s happiness and the contentment it brings.

Love is something that cannot be accomplished with words alone. For me, I have to see it, feel it, and live it, to believe it.

I have been in Toni and Corey’s company enough now to know that seeing is believing when you witness their love.

Here’s hoping that when we are looking through the viewfinder of life…we don’t just see the single frame…but rather the whole picture.


Where it all began for Toni and Corey…



The happy couple…



 I love how they smile at each other…






I feel a kissmile comin’ on…








Hello there pretty girl!



 I like when locations have character…



 A sliver of moonlight at the end of a sunset…



The last few minutes before the sun said goodnight…



Thank you Toni and Corey for being SO fabulous. I’m thrilled at the opportunity to document your happy day!


A huge thank you to my past brides, Jill and Carolyn for being a part of the reason Toni and Corey came my way!


Before you go, leave your thoughts below!

  1. joy balletti

    September 25th, 2012 at 11:44 am

    The pictures are just beautiful. You definitely captured their love!! Can’t wait for the wedding pictures.

  2. carolyn

    September 25th, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! Amazing pictures! Love you guys

  3. Bernadette Spina

    September 25th, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    What fabulous photos! You can see how happy and in love they are in every one. I loved the little video you did. Can’t stop watching it!!!

  4. Jill B

    September 25th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Love them!! 🙂 great pics!

  5. Jac

    September 25th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    You two! Ahh!! So precious 🙂 I am cannot wait for the wedding! I am so glad I can share your special day ! I love you both 🙂

  6. Angela Burzotta

    September 25th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    The pictures are beautiful! You can see how much you love each other. My compliments to the
    photographer. You did a wonderful job, but your subjects made it so easy! Can’t wait for the
    wedding pictures! Love you guys..keep smiling!!

  7. Mary Tabone

    September 25th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Dear Stacey-you did it again…you captured the love and happiness of yet another amazing couple in color & black & white! Love that sunset picture! Congrats to Toni & Corey on their engagement! Toni, your smile says it all! Much happiness always- The Tabones

  8. lisa platti-fiorentine

    September 26th, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Absolutely beautiful!!! You truly captured the love of this wonderful young couple!! Im so happy for them!!!!

  9. Kaitlyn

    September 26th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Not only your pictures, but the words said are gorgeous! I am so happy you found such an amazing photographer that can already see the love we have for years..
    Can’t wait for the real beginning at the wedding!

  10. Louise Letterel

    September 26th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    The pictures are beautiful and so is the “bride-to-be” !!!! Much love and many good wishes xx

  11. Audra

    September 26th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    These pictures are amazing! Cheers to the beautiful couple <3

  12. Beth LaFantano

    September 26th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    So happy for you both. Love the photos.

  13. sabina bathija

    September 27th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    I love these pictures!! I’m so happy for you two, finally its all coming together where you’ll be together forever! I’m so excited I can be a part of this experience. Yay Toni & Corey!!! 🙂

  14. Rich and Laura

    September 27th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Great pictures! We’re so happy for you and excited to be a part of your special day.

  15. Aunt Kathy & Uncle Chuck

    September 28th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    What great pictures of you both & 🙂
    We wish you all the best life has to offer
    Xoxo enjoy every minute

  16. Christine Kasper

    September 28th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    The pictures are wonderful! You guys look amazing! Cant wait for the wedding!

  17. Kyle

    September 28th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    The pictures look great! Can’t wait to see you guys!

  18. Corey

    September 28th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Wonderful pics Stacey! Thank you so much!

  19. Jeanne Bonelli

    October 3rd, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    You are a true artist, Stacey. The pictures are so natural and beautiful, and your words are so heartfelt. Can’t wait for the wedding pictures.

  20. Stacey

    October 3rd, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Thank you Mrs. Bonelli for leaving such a sweet comment. I’m SO excited to be working with your daughter and future son-in-law! The wedding will be here before we know it! S : )

  21. Mom and Dad C

    October 5th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Stacey you did a great job capturing these special moments not only in the photos but in the captions as well!
    Love the photos, you both look great!
    Can’t wait for July 26th 2013……………I couldn’t be happier for both of you……………..
    Love always Mom and Dad C.

  22. Stacey

    October 6th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Thanks SO much for stopping in to have a look around and leave a comment! I’m excited for the big day as well! S : )

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