Lauren & Lucas: Estero, Florida Engagement Session

I started emailing with Lauren a few weeks ago and I knew instantly I wanted to shoot her wedding. All because of a few smiley faces and a handful of exclamation marks. I totally love when brides, friends and people in general, include ” : ) ” and ” !!! ” when writing to me, and Lauren never held any of them back. My sister totally makes fun of me for me but I feel like texts and emails need some sort of face and/or exclamation to go along with the message, so people know how to perceive it. If someone said “I really like your dress.” or “I really like your dress!! : )”, the latter seems so much more positive to me.  Call me crazy, annoying or cheesy, but I’m pretty much a professional photographer, smiley face freak (sparingly, of course). : )

Anyway, these smiley faces and exclamation marks carried over to our meeting. As soon as I met Lauren and Lucas, I could feel the excitement, joy and giddiness as we discussed their wedding and recent engagement. They simply radiate love and I am completely honored and excited that they have chosen me to capture every ounce of it.

Lauren and Lucas, I had a blast with the two of you!! I hope you have started to recover from the hundreds of mosquito bites you went home with after our shoot.  You guys did fantastic and I hope as you scroll down, you feel that each and every bite was well worth it.  I seriously cannot wait for your big day next June!

(Sidenote: One of the first things Lauren told me at this shoot was that she can’t do a serious pose. I’m pretty sure you can never utter those words again, my friend, because you totally pull off the “I’m am IN LOVE with my fiance” serious pose. And, it’s pretty darn STUNNING.)

The next two are some of my absolute favorites from the shoot…


Oh, backlighting, how I love you…

Seriously? I can hardly handle your amazingness, guys!

Who says engagement sessions aren’t fun? 

3 Responses to Lauren & Lucas: Estero, Florida Engagement Session
  1. Cindy St.John
    July 21, 2011 | 10:09 pm

    The pictures are beautiful!!!! What a gorgeous couple. It’s obvious they are very much in love. Congratulations!!!

  2. Trisha Fitzgerald
    July 22, 2011 | 3:21 pm

    I’m so glad you got Lucus to loosen up, He is so handsome when he SMILES! Beautiful photos thanks,Noni for sharing!

  3. Lisa Caprio
    July 31, 2011 | 11:10 pm

    wait a second, is this the same young woman who shows up at my home every weekday morning at 7am???and plays with my kids all day???hello, you look amazing. And Luke looks just as good. You knock my socks off girl!

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