I am still SWOONING over this insanely beautiful engagement session at Wekiva Springs State Park last night! Wekiva is one of my favorite parks to camp, hike, and explore with my one year old, and I've been waiting for the right couple that would be down for a hike (and maybe some bug bites? Sorry about that, Teddy!) and then Morgan contacted me about capturing her upcoming wedding on New Years Eve - and as it turns out, they were that couple for me! You guys, this cute as can be couple grew up in the same town their whole lives and went to all the same schools - although it wasn't until Morgan was a senior in High School and Teddy was a Freshman in College finally linked up during a game of hide-and-seek (I know, could this be more of a fairy tale? I think not.) and have been together for EIGHT YEARS since! Teddy is in Officer Training School for the Air Force and so we squeezed in their engagement session on one of his quick trips home and it was everything I had hoped a session at Wekiva would be like, and more.Read More
When I first met Mandy (way back in my freshman at College days...), I couldn't help but think immediately that she was one of the sweetest people I had ever met! Fast forward a decade and this lovely lady is getting hitched! She and Jimmy met up with me at Dubois Park in Jupiter, Florida, for a gorgeous sunset engagement session that was filled with good, old fashioned, fun! I can't wait for their wedding in August!Read More
If you haven't figured out yet that I absolutely LOVE love, you're about to. At a recent Bridal shower for a good friend and favorite client, Brittaney, I struck up a conversation with said clients sister's (Chelsea) girlfriend (Christina) (are ya following me, here?) only to find out she was planning on proposing to her girlfriend! I pounced immediately and we began discussing strategy with Chelsea standing only feet away! Good thing she was so distracted doing the whole sister thing that she didn't hear us planning her dream proposal! Christina and I met in advance to decide where she should actually do the popping of the question and to scout out a good hiding place for me.
And then today finally arrived! The day we've been scheming about (oh, and for the record, Brittaney and basically everyone Chelsea knew this was happening... except her, of course!)! I donned on all black and took my place in the bushes and then thought to myself "oh, shit! what if someone sees me and decides to confront me right as Christina is proposing?!". Luckily no one did such a thing and our plan went off without a glitch! I was so honored to be there for this moment in their lives! Wonderfully for me, Christina even shared the champagne that she brought to celebrate with!Read More
I loved Kristina from the moment I met her - it was the way that she swindled a restaurant into serving her a mimosa when they supposedly didn't serve alcohol. Or, maybe it was the way that she was sweet to everyone and basically everything she said was hilarious. Maybe I can't pinpoint the exact reason I loved Kristina from the beginning, but I distinctly remember telling my boyfriend later "Chris is an idiot. Why hasn't he proposed to her, yet? She's AWESOME."
Well, Chris wised up and dropped down on one knee at the tail end of last year! When she mentioned taking the engagement photos at the state fair, I thought to myself "how so very perfect for them!" because in my head, this is a couple who is always laughing and having fun - and that, is exactly how I wanted to capture their engagement: as a joyous occasion. We spent the afternoon darting in and out of rides, indulging on ice cream and corn, and playing like big 'ol children. The result are these FABULOUS lifestyle engagement photos at the Florida State Fair.Read More
Nikki and Andy are one of my favorite couples on earth - not only is Andy hilarious and fun to be around, Nikki is the sweetest and cutest girl, ever. She's as equally beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. I squealed with joy when I heard they were engaged and did a backflip in my mind when she told me she wanted ME to take their photos! I knew that I wanted to showcase them the way I always saw them: happy, laughing, and madly in love. I cannot wait to see this gorgeous bride on their wedding day! (Andy, too. I'm sure he'll look dashing.)Read More
When I met Alex and Larry for their consultation for their upcoming wedding in April, the first thing I noticed was how comfortable they were with one another. They made each other completely happy. When Alex was telling me how much she loved the "Old Florida" feel, we all agreed that there was no better place to capture that than the beautiful downtown of Cocoa Beach, Florida. We spent a breezy afternoon chasing the bright colored walls and finished off with a frolick in the water! Fun Fact: Larry totally shoved Alex into the ocean on their second date - it was only fair we soaked him on the engagement session :) Can't wait for their wedding in a few months!Read More