Are you ready for a story about how these two put together a GORGEOUS wedding in less than 24 hours?? Maria and Clay got engaged over the summer and had been planning an intimate, destination wedding in Italy for just the two of them in November. Maria bought a Monique Lhuillier dress from The Collection Bridal in Winter Park and sparkly Badgley Mischka heels, Clay picked out a handsome suit, they got all the details in order, and it was finally time to pack their bags for their big trip. On the way to the airport on Thursday, they got a call about a family emergency and had to immediately cancel their flights. They turned their car around and headed back home to be with their family. Fortunately, everything with their family turned out ok and even though they weren’t in Italy, they were still together. They decided that they still wanted to get married on Saturday. Maria and Clay started texting and calling people to try to arrange a ceremony for the next day. When Maria texted me and shared their story, my heart broke for them and I was so eager to help! I taught Kindergarten with Maria last school year and I knew that she deserved the wedding of her dreams. She is the sweetest!! When I arrived at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, I was so impressed with Maria and Jenna, the thoughtful on-site coordinators, who made sure everything was perfect for the ceremony. Maria transformed into a beautiful bride with the help of the on-site hair and makeup artist and carried a white rose bouquet crafted by a florist near her mom’s house. After searching online, they found a wonderful officiant to perform their ceremony. The details of their impromptu wedding came together quickly. These newlyweds may not have gotten married on the Almafi Coast but they did become husband and wife in the town that Maria grew up and in a private ceremony with just the two of them. It was perfect. I’m so honored to have photographed this special event and to have witnessed their wedding! So excited for you two and all that’s to come!!
Paige and Tim win for being the couple that I have photographed the most and I love it!! Paige, one of my best friends from college, and Tim are one of my favorite couples. Ever. I remember the days of photographing their one year anniversary in St. Augustine and taking photos for their pregnancy announcement and then both Briana’s and Jacob’s newborn sessions. I love doing life with them. We met up with them at the adorable downtown Winter Garden for their 2017 family portraits. Despite the rain, they did great and were all smiles!!
Check out Paige’s Two Peas shop on Etsy – she is so creative and talented!! We looove the custom growth chart she made for James that’s hanging up in his nursery!
I am so excited to share Shea and Don’s maternity session from this past weekend in Orlando! These two are expecting their first baby next month, a little girl named Finley! I met Shea during my sophomore year of college through our sorority and it was such a treat to get to see her again, meet her new hubby, and photograph this special time in their life! So excited for you, Shea! You are glowing!!
I loved getting to see Kristin and Kevin again for their Fall mini/maternity session! We photographed their gorgeous beach wedding at the Sirata Resort in St. Pete in February of 2016 and now, they are expecting their first baby! Kristin is growing a precious little girl and is totally rocking her belly bump! I can already tell these two are going to be the best parents. I can’t wait to meet baby Charlotte when she makes her arrival in December!
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Jennifer and I have been friends for over 14 years! We met in early high school and have been doing life together ever since: sleepovers, working on our high school yearbooks, applying to college, going to UCF and getting lost on the huge campus together, countless texts (even before unlimited data and getting in trouble for going way over our limit.. ha!), getting engaged to our Davids, weddings, and having babies! Jennifer and David had their precious son two and a half years ago and they just welcomed their sweet little girl earlier this month. Instead of still rocking that gorgeous belly bump, Jen is now holding her sweet newborn! I got to capture their growing family while we were in Cape Coral for a weekend trip a few weeks ago. Jennifer, thank you for all of your support and love as I’ve ventured into my own journey as a mom. You have the most encouraging words and always share in our excitement. I love doing life with you and I can’t wait to meet baby Reese!