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 right now. (Somebody, I need a hug!) Their wedding was on September 1st at Cypress Grove Estate House near Downtown Orlando. On that day, it felt like we were celebrating not only their love, but the end of an amazing summer. It was just the perfect time. Their wedding day was a wonderful way to begin a new month and open the pages of their fairytale. We did encounter a rainy Florida afternoon but it seemed to make the mood more magical and serene. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, I’m so overjoyed for you both and wish you boocoodles of happy!
The Details.. Dress: Sottero & Midgley / Shoes: Betsey Johnson / Rings: Kay Jewelers / Cakes: Publix Events / Catering: Big City Catering / DJ & Entertainment: Subsonic Event DJs / Venue: Cypress Grove Estate House
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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 back in London to show their family and friends. Their shoot was extremely fun, very colorful and vibrant, and most of all: full of Walt Disney World Magic! I also have to give major kudos to Mary because she handled many outfit changes for herself and her daughter. Not to mention acting as her daughter’s personal assistant and stylist. It was a very busy few hours and the results were completely worth the preparation!
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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. These ladies and gentlemen were such a great group to collaborate with and they all took some quite striking headshots. I also took some photos of model planes and awards around their offices. While editing those, some of the photos really looked great with monotone coloring which gave me a few ideas on some new branding styles for them which I hope they like. In the past I did a lot of graphic design work so when I have an opportunity to create an interesting visual statement using photos and text, I am a happy artist.
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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 at seven months, their daughter is going to be the most precious tiny thing. How exciting, life changing and dear. I feel that Rayan and Sheila’s photos show their love in such a beautiful light. Not only will they cherish these memories forever, but so will their daughter. That is one of the reasons I love maternity photography so much because I like to think about what the children will think about the photos one day. How amazed they’ll be to see such wonderful images of their parents! And to think they will look back on the photos time and time again. Then they’ll show the images to their own children one day. It’s a lifetime of love.
During Rayan and Sheila’s maternity session, some interesting things happened. First we found a yellow and pink rose that someone placed in the ground. It was a sweet surprise! Later the best part unfolded. There was a blue and black butterfly that kept fluttering around us. It would sometimes fly away from us but kept coming right back. That was a first during any of my photo sessions of the last few years! I tried to get a good picture of the butterfly with Sheila but he was a fast mover and I kept changing my settings to focus on her thinking the butterfly was gone. But I will show one of the pictures where the butterfly swooped in. How sweet that was. A special sign?
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