It is always a challenge to write my next introduction, I’ll have to admit it just this once. (I know to one of my lovely fans, Suli, this may come as a surprise.) And when I think about what to write about Mandy and David, there are a lot of memories and feelings about the moments we shared while capturing very special photographs. It’s hard to get my thoughts flowing in the right order at the keyboard. After meeting them for their engagement session, I felt like I knew them already. I was so comfortable around them and their easy going demeanor. And after their wedding, I knew just how to describe them. They are both old souls. As they read this, I am pretty sure they’ll think I’m right. Their love for one another is so enduring, trusting and true. The fleeting currents and trends of the present-day escape them and they stay genuine. Always the same, true to themselves and now true to each other.
As I photographed their wedding day, my aim was to stay simple and meaningful, to preserve each moment as if it was a dream. For some of their images I created a look comparable to film to hopefully touch their hearts a little bit more. The settings at Albin Polasek Museum and Gardens in Winter Park provided the perfect atmosphere for their wedding ceremony and reception. And the weather was so beautiful that day – it felt signed, sealed and hand-delivered. Mandy and David, you deserved every bit of beautiful on October 20, 2013. I hope you cherish these images.
Wedding Dress – David’s Bridal / Shoes – Nine West / Bridal Clip –VelvetOwl / Jewelry – Macy’s / Wedding Rings – Jared / Tent – Nelson’s Tent & Events / Officiant – Jaron Millan / Music – DJ Crazy E / Cake and Cupcakes – Yum Yum Cupcake Truck / Flowers – Cheryl’s Distinctive Creations / Catering – Chef Scott’s Creative Catering