How a Strippoli became Quick


Mr and Mrs Quick by Chip Bunnell Phtoography

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Last week, I had the true honor of photographing another super fun wedding couple on their special day! The simple words “I DO” turned a seemingly ordinary Saturday into the incredible day Ms. Strippoli became Mrs. Quick. Surrounded by a large gathering of family and friends, all watched as two families became one.

Julia and Troy looked nothing short of amazing! Julia, surrounded by her mother and 5 of her dearest friends, transformed from her normal radiant self into a truly stunning bride. There was much laughter as each person did their part to help Julia realize her dream day. Her young daughter and son, Tatiana and Jionni, were on hand to frequently steal the show with their innocent playfulness.

Julias Bridesmaids by Chip Bunnell PhotographyDorothy may have had her ruby slippers, but Julia had her own slippers that carried her down the aisle and later to the dance floor.

Julias Ruby Red Slippers by Chip Bunnell Photography

A touching moment for me was seeing Julia’s mother, Jodie, help Julia with the final details. Then mother Jodie simply paused to gaze upon the strong woman her once baby girl had become. What a privilege to witness this private moment.

Mother Daughter Moment by Chip Bunnell PhotographyAs for Troy, he was surrounded by five of his closest male family and friends. Each had their own personalities, but all shared a common bond of bold, boisterous fun. One thing was clear – they were all there to support Troy and ensure nothing went astray as he prepared to take his bride.

Troy and Groomsmen by Chip Bunnell PhotographAfter exchanging a poem that Troy wrote for Julia and then the touching, sentimental words Julia wanted Troy to hear, they each gladly said those two words that bonded them as one family.

Their Kiss by Chip Bunnell PhotographyFear not, for this is not the end of their story, but only the end of this part of the day. More details and images will be revealed in the coming days. Until then, please join me in offering a hearty congratulations to Julia and Troy, now known as Mr. and Mrs. Quick!

Ferraris in Palm Beach


Red Ferrari by Chip Bunnell Photography

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Ever since Thomas Magnum raced on to the small screen in his famous red 308, I have had a love, appreciation and admiration for the work of Enzo Ferrari and his team of master craftsmen. Yes, their automobiles will get you from point A to B, but it is much, much more than that. They get you there in uniquely Italian style and class! When you arrive, you have a mixed feeling of profound sadness that your drive is over, shaken with a heavy dose of excitement to share your rolling art with those that greet you. Even though each model would be a treat to own, there are still those that rise to the top in this elite class of motor-masterpieces. I was fortunate enough to witness this year’s gathering in person!

Each year, for 5 brief days, Ferrari owners from around the country and beyond, descend on Palm Beach to enjoy the Cavallino Classic. They bring their daily drivers as well as examples that only see the light of day once a year. Others, who only dream of owning a piece of rolling-art (that’s where I come in), are equally as welcome to look and take in the feel of track days as these remarkable machines carve the corners. Brand new models that have never been seen locally in person as well as historic, 1-of-a-kind Le Mans winners are lined up. No ropes or guards keep you away…only your respect creates a inpenetrable barrier refraining your touch of these truly beautiful creations.

This image shows one of the many rare treats we enjoyed on that sunny South Florida day. Even in the land of excessive wealth and high-priced toys, the fiery red marvels still turned every head and did not disappoint.

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