Laurie + Ian: Hendry House Engagement Session

This engagement session was one of my favorites to date with a pretty fabulous couple. From the champagne picnic, a bicycle built for two, and an incredibly gorgeous couple…I was in engagement session heaven!! Laurie and Ian are high school sweethearts who have been dating for 9 years and in 145 days they become husband and wife! Thrilled to capture it all later this year when they get married at the beautiful White Orchid at Oasis!
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Ritz Carlton Resort, Naples, Florida Wedding: Christopher + Carrie

Somtimes with destination weddings, we aren’t able to meet in person with the bride and groom until the day of their wedding. And to be honest, this can be so incredibly nervewracking. It’s like a blind date with people you’re/we’re spending the whole day with. Thankfully, it’s always been just fine, but I don’t think the nerves of the unknown first meeting will ever go away. The best though is when you show up, meet the bride and they make you feel like you’ve known her a lifetime the second you walk in the room. This is how it was with Carrie. My sister second shot this wedding with me and I think she must have said 5 times, “I think you’re the nicest bride I’ve ever met!” (disclaimer: we have awesome, amazing and fabulous brides, so this is quite the compliment).
Carrie and Chris’ Ritz Carlton Beach Resort wedding was a perfect way to end our March weddings and we couldn’t imagine a better couple or more perfect day.
Carrie and Chris, thank you so much for allowing us to capture your beautiful day. We wish you two a lifetime of fun, happiness and the most wonderful of marriages!
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brittany + tyler: labelle engagement session

My favorite kind of brides are those who completely trust me, without reservation, and allow me to capture their day or their session, fully relying on me to tell their story through my lens. I think it’s so important that whoever you choose to capture your day is someone you fully trust. Someone that provides ease in knowing that you’ve hired the right person for you and they will undoubtedly be able to capture photographs that you will cherish forever. And I’m always so, so thankful when brides relinquish the control and just let me do my thing.
This was Brittany…and of course, Tyler too. :) Brittany was basically an open book and had no hesitation, letting me know she completely trusted me and she was completely willing for whatever the session held. We had such a great time roaming through Labelle (this little town gets me every.single.time.) and both B+T did so fabulous for the camera. Pretty excited to work with this couple again later this year for their wedding!

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The Today Show!!!

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This past weekend we were so, so thrilled to get word the Today Show had published one of our recent weddings that took place at the Edison Ford Winter Estates! Talk about jaw dropping when I typed in today.com, and right there under Matt Lauer’s face (well, you get the idea) is a photo of Morgan and Dominic featuring their Real Wedding!

Just a little sidenote…my sister and I are HUGE fans. In fact, it’s not uncommon for our morning texting to consist of “watch at 7:12″, or “did you see________”. If we were in NYC (hopefully one day), we would absolutely be the crazy people up in the middle of the night to get our spot on the plaza, of course, signs in hand. Sometimes, I think it may have a little bit to do with the fact that Matt Lauer reminds both of us of our dad.

Anyway, thank you so much to the Today Show for selecting this wedding. Also, huge thanks to Hope Artistry, Tori Weatherford, the Derek Trenholm Band and Fort Myers Floral Artistry for everything they did to make my job easy.

Go read the article HERE. I promise, it’s an incredible love story and a must read!!!