michelle’s vintage parisian bridal shower – Portland Engagement Photographer

This sweet couple strikes again! Dan asked me to photograph his bride-to-be’s shower as a surprise for her. This was so much fun not only because it was a surprise – it was also the first time I photographed a bridal shower. It certainly was a perfect one. I have many favorite photos from this special day, but if I had to pick one to show you first – this is it!

The party was held in a home that was so full of character both inside and out. And the way the light filled the room all day was wonderful.

You already can tell by now that so much thought and dedication went into making Michelle’s bridal shower just perfect and brimming with charm.

All of the food you see was created by one of Michelle’s best friends, Heather. I was so truly impressed and astonished by everything she did, especially since she lives in another state! Incredible. Everything I tried was so good which reminds me, I need Heather at my baby shower one day. Michelle, can I borrow your friend please? : )

Many cute kiddos were at the party, so very darling.

Michelle and Dan – Engagement Session at Sundew Gardens

Before we get into these fun photos, meet the man who made it all possible: Tom Carey. He is behind an amazing operation here in Central Florida known as Sundew Gardens. You will be hard-pressed to meet someone who is more knowledgeable and passionate about natural, homegrown farming than Tom.

Tom graciously allowed us to come by and see his property, learn about the U-Pick gardening program and take photos of this rustic veggie loving couple: Michelle and Dan.