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Gilles Family – Maternity, New Born, Family Photography [Miami-Fort Lauderdale]


Monica and Marlon have known each other since high school but the thought of dating Marlon never crossed Monica’s mind; little did she know he always had his eyes on her. After high school the two kept in touch with one another as friends over the years. Monica went away to University of Florida for college and Marlon became a fire fighter/paramedic; a that career led him to reside Naples. The two would see each other on the rare occasion when both were  in Ft. Lauderdale and group reunions were planned or just by accidentally bumping into each other. Monica finished up college and moved back home and unbeknownst to her, Marlon had moved back to Ft. Lauderdale as well.

It  wasn’t until early 2010 did things begin to change between the two. A mutual friend was planning a summer birthday cruise in which they both were planning on going on; Monica was put in charge of collecting deposit money for a small group of friends that were going. One night Marlon met Monica for drinks and to give her his deposit money; neither one expected to be there for hours as they caught up with each other. They went out on a couple of “chaperoned” dates as Marlon would call them and then progressed to one-on-one dates. Realizing that their friendship was blossoming into something much more; they decided to take a leap out on faith and officially became a couple in April 2010.

A little less than a year later, Marlon proposed to Monica on her birthday and planned a surprise birthday party for all of their friends and family to share in the celebration with them.  The two supported one another in all they did; they even enrolled in nursing school together and became each other’s biggest competitor and motivator. On June 23, 2012; the two were married and the day couldn’t have been more perfect. Nothing but love filled the air during their golf course ceremony and country club reception!

Now we all know that the very moment you get married, people begin to ask when the babies are coming. Marlon and Monica both decided that they would hold off on the babies until they finished nursing school and secured jobs. They both graduated with honors in July 2013 and both started nursing jobs by August 2013. So now they decided it was time to add to their family and welcome a new life whom they can share all their love with.

First comes love, then comes marriage, and now they are happily and anxiously awaiting the baby carriage…baby girl Gilles is due to arrive April 3, 2014!


Praise Report:

They are both grateful that some of the most important moments of their lives were captured in photos taken by photographer AJ Shorter. He was there for the engagement/birthday party, their wedding, and now maternity pictures and they look forward to him taking family photos once their little bundle of joy arrives and for any other special moments that may arise in the future. There is never a doubt that the photographs taken by AJ will be nothing less than perfection. His level of professionalism, kindness, and willingness to help with ideas and easing one’s nerves are just a few of the qualities that led the couple to choose AJ for their photography needs; not to mention the fact that he is undeniably talented with the camera but that goes without saying, just take a look at his photo galleries!


April 11, 2014 - 8:38 am

micheline reid - Just beautiful .. i love it.. wish I done it.. Monica is my cousin and I am over the moon happy for her and her husband and baby London. Beautiful story. Wish them a lifetime of happiness!

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