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I am so proud of Ashley for graduating last week from UCF with a civil engineering degree. Ashley is blessed with brain and beauty, a rare gift indeed. She not only love attending UCF, she is on the rock climbing team. She is one of the best on the team and helped UCF advanced to nationals. This beauty will be traveling for a few months before settling down on a job. Congratulations to Ashley and wish her all the best in her professional career.
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One of the mom's from the Hagerty High School dance team contacted me about doing a photo session for her daughter's dance team. They needed the photos for a website and wanted the girls to have the same pose. This was an easy shoot for me. Afterwards, these two beauties stayed behind for a mini session. And here's some of my favorites from their session.
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Trisha and Dave have been married for 16 years and have two beautiful children. They didn't have a church wedding so for their vow renewal, they chose to have their ceremony at Altamonte Chapel. For the reception, we headed to Winter Garden and the Fantasy Banquet Hall was decked out in a beautiful, soft and glowing reception room. Trisha and her friends put it all together themselves and I was quite impressed! Their reception was amazing and it entailed multiple belly dancers. One of the dancers danced with a snake around her waist while balancing a sword on her head. Everyone was very entertained at the reception.
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Rustic theme engagement and weddings are very popular these days. Kelly and G had a rustic engagement session and they carried this theme into their wedding as well. We started the day at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Oviedo, Fl for their wedding ceremony. Kelly and her bridesmaids arrived in a limo and got dressed at the church. The ceremony was short and sweet with a traditional candle light ceremony. After that we headed to Winter Park Farmer's Market for the fun reception! The entire room, inside and out was decked out in a rustic theme. Since it was so hot, we opted to take a stroll to Park Ave for formal portraits of the bride and groom right before sunset when the weather is a bit cooler. Here's some photos from their special day.
Paradise Cove in Orlando, Florida is a little hidden oasis in the middle of Disney World area. I never knew tucked away but yet just next door to a very busy outlet that this is a little paradise in Orlando. This venue books very quickly for weddings and events! The huge lake is sandy on the shoreline to look very beachy so if you're looking for a beachy wedding, this is the place! Kayla and Thursday got married here an hr before sunset. The ceremony was outdoor right in front of the water and they guys arrive on a boat which is pretty cool! The reception is under a covered pavilion with string lights making it pretty romantic.
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Amy and her fiancé had an intimate wedding of about 30 people at the Bettye D Smith Cultural Arts Center in Sanford, Florida. I never knew this place existed. It's small, quaint and quiet. It is the perfect setting for any intimate event. The ceremony was held outside next to the building and the reception was indoor. There is a nice small park across the street and that was where we took all of the family and wedding party portraits. I love small, low key, intimate weddings because there is little to no stress when working an event like this. Below are some pictures of their wedding.
Orlando Wedding Portrait Photographer/ Oviedo 32765 Wedding & Engagement Photographer/Winter Park Wedding & Engagement Portrait Photographer/ Rollins College Weddings
Life passes by too quickly. I grew up with 6 cousins and we played together every day. Fast forward 30 yrs later and we are all getting married. My cousin Supao got married in Texas at a court house and he wanted formal wedding portraits. He drove his bride to Florida to see family and contacted me to shoot his wedding pictures. We chose to shoot at the beautiful Rollins College campus. The weather was gorgeous with a slight breeze and a beautiful sunset. We capture some gorgeous shots that I ended up editing over 65 photos in this session. Here's some samples...
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I have known these two love birds for over two years now and I have done three sessions with them so far. Dominque and Austin are having a destination wedding in Alexandria, New York. I am super excited to be photographing their wedding at a castle in the Fall. For their engagement session, they chose a nautical theme. The best location for a nautical theme is at Lake Monroe in Sanford, Florida. Austin wanted to incorporate his love for cars into the session so we included his Camaro in the session and got some cool shots! Check out some of their photos below.
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Most of my clients are female. It's not often I get to work with a male client. Josh is graduating next Thursday from UCF and his mom found me on Google. She scheduled Josh's graduation session for him and I'm thrilled to work with a male client! Posing guys are different than posing girls. Posing guys can be a little more challenging because there is only so many poses you can do with guys and still keep them looking masculine. I started Josh's session at the Reflection Pond at UCF's main campus. Shortly after we arrived, a few other photographers showed up with their clients. I love shooting in the morning because it's not as crowded as in the evening. We hit three of my favorite spots for this session. After the Reflection Pond we stroll our way to Student Union. I love shooting behind Student Union on the bridge because I can always find some shades there. Our last stop was at the Honors Building where there is a quiet and secluded area with a small koi pond and lots of bamboo plants. This is one of my secret spots I take clients to and be out of the crowd.
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I love both sunrise and sunset photos. Getting up at 5:00 A.M. to head to Daytona Beach for a sunrise session is a bit of a chore because of the one hour drive. However, it is all worth it to get some beautiful colors of the sunrise on the backdrop. The best part of shooting so early in the morning is that the beach is empty and quiet! On a clear day, Daytona Beach's sunrise is gorgeous. On this day, it was a little cloudy but the sun did peak through a little bit. Here's some photos of Darby, my Hagerty High School senior model.