intimate portraits secrets sanctuary punta cana. {vanessa + josh }

June 6, 2012

Vanessa & Josh are fireworks.

Her headline on Match.com was “looking for a non-traditional canoe partner.” He replied. They moved in together 4 months later.

They are fantastically successful – Joshua is an Anesthesiologist and Vanessa is a self-employed financial & insurance producer; yet they are such a down-to-earth, fun, easygoing and openminded couple.

For these two, there’s never a dull moment. The short time we spent hanging out with them felt like a rollercoaster ride, with so many memorable stories, laughter and wine!

Secrets Sanctuary in Cap Cana was an amazing setting for their sexy engagement session. I want to thank them especially for allowing us to blog & share their Intimate Portraits images to inspire other couples. Rob & I often say that what we do for a living is ‘document love’ – these images are truly a testament to our vision.

Big thanks to the wedding planner Alexandra Valdez & her team for allowing us to use one of the most beautiful honeymoon suites in the whole resort!!

Vanessa & Josh – you guys are freaking amazing. We are SO pumped for your wedding next year! Vanessa – we’ll make sure you have gummy bears to last all day 🙂

Time to turn up the heat… 


Have you ever hung out with your lover like this?! I’ve made a mental note, that for sure 🙂

I finally figured out some sexy tricks with our equipment to make love look like this:

Last but not least, a sexy paparazzi moment after the sun has set.

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  1. laura zastrow

    June 6th, 2012 at 12:00

    goodness. i die. so amazing. <3

  2. Vanessa and Josh

    June 6th, 2012 at 18:24

    We are enamored with them- especially the awesome shots on the table with the really cool lighting! Josh’s favorite is the one of us in the tub where we look naked and I’m smiling at the camera. I can’t wait to get the CD of all of the photos, bc I know we had some naughty ones in the pool that aren’t meant for public consumption. Our least faves (where our faces did not cooperate) were: #3 (I look like I’m hissing at Josh!! BAHAHHAHAHA.), 4 (he’s squinting and I have a super fake smile on…. LOLOLOL) and approx 15, that you have “LOVE” above. That is my least favorite. I didn’t think we would see undies at all. I liked the allusion of nudity! I can’t wait to get the CD… there are already a handful I need to frame for our bedroom ASAP! So sexy. They will really spruce things up around here. SOOOOO much more fun than traditional engagement photos! I can’t wait for the wedding!!!! We have to come up with some fun ideas.

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