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!

Portland Engagement Photographer

March 12, 2014

Betty and Jay

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 […]

Portland Engagement Photographer

January 29, 2014

Christine and Brandin

winter park engagement photographer

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 […]

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November 21, 2013

Mandy and David

I was so glad to hear from Michelle a couple of weeks ago. She wanted to have fall and holiday themed family photos of herself, husband Renato and son Lucas. Even their pup Toby came along. We decided to take the photos in Winter Park and even though there happened to be a festival going […]

Portland Family Photographer

November 14, 2013

Parente Family

After every photo session I do, I get a wave of energy afterwards which lasts for hours. Sometimes I might have started the session a little tired from the day but as soon as I get going, I am in my zone. The power of love (am I hearing an echo of Celine Dion in […]

Events, Portland Family Photographer

November 12, 2013

Eileen and Brent

Don’t you love cute little toddlers wearing Mickey Mouse costumes? Or how about if they’re dressed as a tiny and too-cute-for-words sailor? You’ll have to thank the wonderful Goodman family for providing every dose of cuteness you’ll see below. The group was here on vacation during the absolute best time of year here in Florida, […]

Portland Family Photographer

November 8, 2013

Goodman Family

Here I’m sharing special photos of three cozy Schrode families who were together for some well deserved vacation time here in Orlando. We were hiding from the rain that day but Neal and Lindsey’s son James was definitely a barrel of sunshine throughout the entire session. He smiles, smiles, and smiles some more! He just […]

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November 7, 2013

Schrode Family

Angela and Mike are the sweetest and most fun couple! They were here in Orlando celebrating their four year anniversary and we met at Downtown Disney to take photos and take advantage of some autumn and Halloween scenery. That was very fitting since they both love Halloween. It’s actually Angela’s favorite holiday and they were […]

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November 6, 2013

Angela and Mike

I was so excited when I received an email from Hevin a few months ago about her upcoming trip to the Disney World Contemporary Resort. Hevin is a wedding planner at Story Weddings and Events in the Sherwood Park and Edmonton area of Alberta, Canada. So we were bonding immediately through our conversations. I learned […]

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November 4, 2013

Hevin and Kyril

Parents really have to trust their photographer. After all, they can’t see what kinds of faces their kids are making because they are on the other side of the camera with them. They are telling the kids to smile and trying their best to make sure they are doing a good job. But in the […]

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October 22, 2013

Harmon Family

Kim and David are such a sweet couple who became husband and wife at Kraft Azalea Garden in Winter Park on October 1st, 2013. I was honored to be their wedding photographer here in Orlando. We were emailing with each other since early spring and before I knew it, it was October and time for […]

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October 15, 2013

Kim and David

Thanks to the lovely Maureen of Gourmet Catering Orlando, I am part of an amazing team of Orlando wedding professionals who happen to all be ladies. It has been refreshing to get together and flex our girl power! For the month of October, we are all part of a display at Florida Federation of Garden […]

Events

October 2, 2013

Florida Federation of Garden Clubs

As a wedding photographer here in Orlando, I do visit the same ceremony venues more than once. However, I look at the events of each wedding day with a new pair of curious and creative eyes. I’m always chasing new angles, compelling scenes and natural light. And at the same time, I seek unique details, […]

Portland Wedding Photographer

September 17, 2013

Jack and Tina

Deena is so very special to me. I have known her sister Nathalie for over ten years and I feel like they are family. When I was asked to be the photographer for her big day, I was beyond honored and could not wait for the wedding. I am nearly crying as I type this […]

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September 3, 2013

Les and Deena

Mary and Melody are not only mother and daughter, they’re best friends who went on an amazing vacation here in Orlando. We took advantage of the beautiful grounds at their hotel, Waldorf Astoria of Orlando, and even took some fun shots in the hotel room. What wonderful memories these two will have when they are […]

Portland Family Photographer

September 2, 2013

Mary and Melody

While my main focus is always wedding photography here in the Orlando area, I love being able to do things outside of the norm to keep me on my toes! One of those chances came up when I received a request to photograph an insurance company in Lake Mary which works with pilots and aircraft. […]

Business Headshots

August 27, 2013

Avion Insurance Lake Mary

I cannot imagine being any luckier than this, right here and right now. I have the most thoughtful and sweet clients, whether for maternity or family portraits, or a complete wedding. Rayan and Sheila are just sweet and amazing people! They are expecting a little girl and judging by how Sheila’s tummy looks to me […]

Portland Maternity Photographer

August 6, 2013

Rayan and Sheila

I am so excited for this couple! For one, they are just the sweetest, so happily in love, and of course so excited for their bundles of joy to arrive. Yes, I said bundles. I haven’t had the opportunity to photograph newborn twins before but now the time has arrived: a boy and a girl […]

Portland Maternity Photographer

July 17, 2013

Sierra Family

It is a joy to photograph a family that is so full of laughter and smiles! Despite the rainy day we had, this group truly made my job easy. Raindrops during our session did not bring down their mood at all. We all kept laughing, posing, even jumping, until they had to run off to […]

Portland Family Photographer

July 16, 2013

Halverton Family

First, can I just say that Mandy has the most magical and bewitching eyes ever? Gorgeous! I swear they were the colors of the blue-green springs where we met for photos. So I can’t wait to take more beautiful portraits at her upcoming wedding this October. And David (her soon-to-be husband) looks a lot like […]

Portland Engagement Photographer

July 8, 2013

Mandy & David

Watch out world, you have two amazing parents coming your way! Amarilis and Marcos are some of the most kind and friendly people I’ve ever met. When I first met Amarilis, her smile was just bright and sweet. You instantly felt like you knew her already. I could also see how much patience she had […]

Portland Maternity Photographer

July 7, 2013

Amarilis & Marcos – Expecting Emma

Crazy about each other. Crazy about each other. Vanessa and Henry have a sugary sweet, glitter and sparkles, milky moonbeam love. Just looking at them while they are smiling at each other will make you happy.

Portland Wedding Photographer

June 9, 2013

Vanessa & Henry, MetroWest Golf Club Orlando Wedding, St. John Vianney Catholic Church

I really enjoyed photographing a Yelp event recently which surprisingly had a main focus on fitness and a secondary spotlight on food. That is pretty new for Elite Events and everyone really enjoyed it! Barre3 Winter Park is a unique fitness studio that really makes you feel like you are a super-fit ballerina in a […]

Events

June 4, 2013

Orlando Event Photographer – Yelp Orlando Elite Event – Barre3 Winter Park

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 […]

Portland Engagement Photographer

May 20, 2013

Orlando Engagement Photographer, Vanessa and Henry

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 […]

Portland Family Photographer

May 18, 2013

Apopka, High School Senior Photographer, Shelby 2013

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 […]

Portland Wedding Photographer

May 9, 2013

Christina and Andrew, Mission Inn Resort, Howey In The Hills Wedding

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 […]

Portland Family Photographer

May 7, 2013

Yang Family, Orlando Family Photographer, Mommy and Me, Daddy and Me

If you would like to contact me with any questions about this proposal or the yacht, please feel free to contact me using the Contact link in the top menu. I’d be happy to help. Thank you! I received an email months ago from Saneel who revealed an amazing plan. He wanted to surprise his […]

Portland Engagement Photographer

April 30, 2013

Surprise Engagement, Night Proposal, Disney Grand Floridian Grand Yacht 1

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. – Joyce Brothers

Portland Family Photographer

April 7, 2013

Coates Family, Orlando Family Vacation Photographer

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. – Richard Bach I love when familes get together in Orlando for a much needed vacation. Not only are they “away from it all” but they are getting away together. The Miller group was […]

Portland Family Photographer

March 15, 2013

Orlando Family Vacation Photographer, Floridays Resort

There are times when I receive requests to photograph a special portrait for a company or do event photography of some sort. I don’t post those types of photos often because I try to keep my site focused on weddings and family portraits. But I thought I’d post a few pictures today of a local […]

Business Headshots

March 15, 2013

Corporate Office Commercial Photographer, Orlando and Lake Mary

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. – Thomas Jefferson

Portland Family Photographer

February 28, 2013

The R Family – Kraft Azalea Winter Park Family Session

“Love is not an equation, it is not a contract, and it is not a happy ending. Love is the slate under the chalk, the ground that buildings rise, and the oxygen in the air. It is the place you come back to, no matter where you’re headed.” ― Jodi Picoult Simply, those words describe […]

Portland Engagement Photographer

February 12, 2013

Alicia and Kenny – Winter Park Engagement and Family Photographer

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery Ben surprised his love, Amber, by asking her to marry him just a few days ago. They set off sky lanterns first on a brisk evening in Mount Dora in the heart of December, […]

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December 23, 2012

Ben and Amber – Mount Dora Engagement Photographer

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” ― Robert A. Heinlein I think that quote fits this couple perfectly. They truly do everything to make each other happy! They did holiday photos with me last year (you can have a look at those photos right here) but this […]

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December 17, 2012

Walker Family – Apopka Couples and Family Photographer

What could be sweeter than the first Christmas with your new little one? Tiny sugar snowflakes on cupcakes don’t even make the cut! This family has a little bundle of joy this Christmas, still little I think, even though he is already seven months old. Savoring these moments with photos is always an amazing idea.

Portland Family Photographer

December 14, 2012

Avner Family – Oviedo Family Photographer

Shannon and Tom have to be one of the most adorable couples I have ever met. Their chemistry is through the roof! They needed photos for the holidays and I captured “winter” memories for them, Florida style, in the best ways I know how. From the Christmas lights to adding snow later in post-processing, Shannon […]

Portland Engagement Photographer, Portland Family Photographer

December 5, 2012

Their First Married Christmas – Orlando Couples Photographer

Just sharing a few photos of gorgeous Lisa who works in the skincare field. She does in fact have very beautiful skin! But even more noticeable was her beautiful and bright personality. I’m sure you see it shining in these shots. I love taking corporate shots outside. One reason: It’s just more fun than being […]

Business Headshots

December 5, 2012

Redefining Beauty In Orlando Corporate Headshots

Recently I donated a photography session to a local school in Apopka. A silent auction was held with products and services from local Apopka businesses to raise money for a teacher at the school.  The Acker Family made the winning bid and I finished their holiday portraits last week just in time for holiday card […]

Portland Family Photographer

December 5, 2012

Acker Family – Apopka Family Photographer

This beautiful family has many last names, so I decided to not list them all as the title of this post. To make things easier, let’s just call this family: the family of love. (I’m sure they’d like that!) This is the second time I have taken their photos. It’s amazing to do so because […]

Portland Family Photographer

December 5, 2012

Winter Park Family Photographer – Kraft Azalea Gardens

What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories. – George Eliot

Portland Family Photographer

December 5, 2012

Brown Family – Kissimmee Vacation Family Photographer

One of the best feelings a photographer can have is the moment when you realize you truly know a family. You’ve had a few sessions with them over the years and don’t need the GPS anymore to find their home. And you see their little ones grow and admire how different they have become each […]

Portland Family Photographer

November 5, 2012

Rebecca and Taya / Apopka Family Photographer

Location: Stoneybrook West Golf Club, Dress: , Rings: , Shoes: , Flowers: Peddles, Cake: Anna Cakes, Catering: John Michael Events, DJ: Soundwave Entertainment.

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June 12, 2012

Lindsey and Thomas / Stoneybrook West Orlando Wedding

Back when the Central Florida Fair was taking place, I met with Constance and Paul for a quick engagement session. Not only did we get to meet an adorable baby tiger, we also hung out with a camel and a pair of kangaroos. This was such a fun session and I hope to take photos […]

Portland Engagement Photographer

June 11, 2012

Constance, Paul and Tigers / Oh My! / Orlando Engagement Photography

Sunny Florida days and memories which will last a lifetime: that is what it’s all about. When I am editing family sessions like these, it makes me realize how everyone needs to take family photos on a regular basis with me. It’s just a good time and you will always love the results. It’s such […]

Portland Family Photographer

May 14, 2012

What Little Boys Are Made Of / Boca Raton Family Photographer

Location: The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne IW Phillips House, Dress: White by Vera Wang, Rings: Margarita Nido Stewart, Shoes: Antonio Milani, Coordinator: Sherri at Courtyard at Lake Lucerne, Flowers: Lee Forrest, Catering: Meiner’s Catering, Cupcakes: Yum Yum Cupcake Truck, DJ: Eugene Maldanado. I would have had my own wedding and reception at this venue if […]

Portland Wedding Photographer

April 29, 2012

Beth and Michael / Downtown Orlando Wedding / The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne

Location: Lake Mary Events Center, Dress: Rings: Shoes: Vera Wang, Coordinator: Sunsational Weddings, Flowers: Catering: John Michael Events, Cupcakes: Sweet by Holly, DJ: Soundwave Entertainment Photos coming soon. My first time shooting at the Lake Mary Events Center was a very enjoyable experience. This place really does have it all from a beautiful setting outside […]

Portland Wedding Photographer

April 29, 2012

Shelby and Kevin / Lake Mary Florida Wedding / Lake Mary Events Center Wedding