Emily Bronte wrote, “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” That quote defines Vanessa and Henry. From the first time I met Vanessa to talk about her wedding, I knew she was a kind and warm soul. So sweet and just so real. She spoke so highly of Henry and her eyes just glowed with happiness. They were set to be married in little over a month, but she still wanted to do an engagement session. So we scheduled it two weeks before the wedding. When I met Henry for the engagement photos, it was also very clear that he was also such a warm soul. I guess what I’m saying is, these two are soulful through and through. They have so much love for each other. I can’t wait for their wedding at the end of the month!
Gorgeous Shelby is graduating this year from Little Red Schoolhouse in Zellwood. Her parents are so sweet and very proud of her. She is the baby of the family and this big step into adulthood is always a very emotional time for any family. I was so happy to take meaningful photographs of her to remember this time in her life. There were so many beautiful shots it was hard to pick a few to show here!
I am always deeply honored to be a part of all the weddings I photograph. However, Christina and Andrew’s wedding was extra special because I have known Christina for over three years. When I first moved my business into professional mode, she was one of the brave ones who let me take pictures of her for my new portfolio. Since I was a “stranger” offering a photo session for free, we met at a park for the photos. We have reflected on that time and laughed because she brought not one, but two friends along in case I was a weirdo! But in all seriousness, Christina and I have came a long way since then. I left my first career to become a full-time photographer, my marriage is more magical each day, and I now have an amazing eight-month old son. And as I write this, she has married the love of her life and today is actually the last day at her first serious job. Christina will be starting a new adventure at another company. This year has held so many defining moments for her and Andy. Life is always changing in the blink of an eye and taking her wedding photos was near and dear to me.
Celina and Danny are the wonderful parents of sweet Tristan. He loves to eat veggie straws (especially the yellow ones) and likes exploring nature more than looking at the camera. Hey, it’s a life stage! But I think our hard work paid off and we have a lot of precious images. They wanted to have new family portraits taken at sunset in a picturesque setting. We went to one of my favorite field locations on a surprisingly chilly May evening and took advantage of the beautiful weather.