During their entire engagement session around Dinky Dock and Rollins College in Winter Park, Caitlin and Anthony were just glowing. Non-stop smiles, non-stop giggling and kisses. They were so much fun to photograph! We took pictures around every corner and every turn, they were up for anything! One of the best parts of the session was at Dinky Dock when two ducks were constantly following them around. They even ended up in a picture perfect moment, swimming behind Caitlin and Anthony as they were standing in the water holding each other. I told these two that they’ll need something duck themed for their wedding or for their home!
Betty and Jay are just too adorable and fun, I literally could not stop taking their photos! This usually happens each time I do an engagement session but we were seriously running out of sunlight!
When I meet my clients in person for the first time after talking with them through email, sometimes in a span of over a year or more, it’s always such a great moment. Not only am I excited to get out and take some brand new photos, but I am thrilled just to finally meet my couples or families! So spending time with Christine and Brandin for their engagement session in Winter Park recently was just as awesome as I knew it would be. These two are so in love and completely adorable. All they need is each other. Whether they are laughing and giggling away, or enjoying a quiet moment together, they are forever inseparable and that is such a special relationship to have.
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What an amazing afternoon we had with such a rewarding outcome – a collection of very beautiful engagement photos! Christine and Brandin, I can’t wait to see you both very soon![/pullquote]
As with any session, especially if you haven’t had a photo session with a photographer before, the first ten minutes or so can honestly feel a little awkward. I always find myself telling my clients about this. For example, you might not know how you would like to pose, or when to look at the camera and when not to, but you just need to get warmed up first. Soon enough you are practically dancing around and that is exactly what happened with Christine and Brandon. In no time at all, the three of us were skipping around the Rollins College campus in a happy, photo-taking adventure, racing against the clouds and chasing the sun.
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