I met Nancy more than three years ago when she was expecting little Audrey. It’s unfortunate to say that those years flew by and I just met Audrey for the first time! Nancy and Julio are expecting their second baby girl, Emelia. And if she is anything like Audrey, she will be the cutest, most curious little lady. Audrey is completely precious and adorable with the most beautiful eyes! I was so happy to see this family again and take photos in time for Nancy’s upcoming baby shower. We actually decided to take the photos at the very location we did her first maternity photos and I think it made it even more special.
Soon Hui and Shu Xian were married just last Sunday and then jumped right into the long flight process from Singapore to Orlando for their honeymoon. I knew from talking with them through email for months that they were such a special couple, just full of happiness! They were also very brave to schedule their photo session so soon after they just got settled in Orlando. Before our afternooon session they were at Disney Animal Kingdom for an entire day!
[pullquote width=”300″ float=”left”]I was proud of their energy and spirit – that is for sure! Jet lag or being tired didn’t stop them from having fun! [/pullquote]We had the photo session at Disney Boardwalk. We were rained on a bit, but the rain didn’t last long and made a beautiful rainbow, and there was the amazing light that pours through the sky right after a Florida afternoon rain. Soon Hui and Shu Xian, I hope the rest of your trip is memorable, exciting and full of magic! Click “more” to see a few of my favorite images from the session and one shot with the rainbow before it disappeared. Continue reading Soon Hui & Shu Xian
On the day that Shalaina and Victor were married, her smile just radiated for the entire day and evening. And the way he looked at her was so warmhearted and full of love. I just adore these two and the way they bring joy to everyone around them. I expected nothing less than a blissful day of smiles ever since I first met this couple for their engagement session.
[pullquote width=”300″ float=”left”]Their love is one to truly admire as they are so sweet and caring to one another. My favorite part of the day was their first dance. They were so relaxed as they laughed and whispered to each other.[/pullquote]
Speaking of smiles, Shalaina truly has one of the most amazing smiles of anyone on the planet. She also reminds me of a wildflower because her spirit is kind-hearted, so beautifully free and generous. I think we were very in tune with each other because she also happens to be a photographer! And Victor is so talented and such a true gentlemen. During the dance with his mother, he played a song which he produced and sang where he “proposed” with a gorgeous ring to his mom and asked her to be his mother forever. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house! And when Shalaina and Victor revealed surprise gifts to each other during their portraits, he gave Shalaina a personalized song to listen to and she gave him a special journal with letters to him. It was just perfection which you’ll see in all of the images below.
I loved the colors of purple, gray and orange throughout their wedding, and the decor and sweets at the reception. Everything just said “happy” from the banana pudding in oversized martini glasses to the popcorn boxes filled with treats at the candy buffet. Their wedding day will also be remembered for me as the time I became obsessed with Reese’s Fast Break candy bars. I probably ate twenty of those mini-sized bars during the course of the reception and funnily enough, just one piece of candy corn. Thank you for not only trusting me with this remarkable time in your lives, but for also letting an expecting mom near your candy buffet! Continue reading Shalaina and Victor
On this beautiful, sunny day, Chelsea and Jake sealed their life together among their sweet family and friends. Their wedding perfectly tied together so many romantic and vintage elements. Kim Coe Designs is always my favorite!
Ceremony: Orlando LDS Temple | Reception and Catering: Winter Park Racquet Club | Hair: Lauren Thompson, Studio 51 Salon | Makeup: Ana Wilt | Florals, Tables, Decor and Linens: Kim Coe Designs | DJ and Lighting: A Premier Entertainment | Photography: Love Light Lens | Invitations and Save the Dates: Whitney Printing | Cake: Chez Lael | Bride’s Dress: The Perfect Dress, Salt Lake City, Utah