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Behind the Scenes in 2014

December 31, 2014

Happy last day of 2014! Our year was full of incredible adventures and beautiful photographs! We started our year with beautiful weddings in Central Florida, lots of gorgeous engagement sessions in the summer, and spent the second half of the year shooting in New York. We navigated our way through Central Park, photographed in front of the NYC skyline at sunset, and froze our fingers during a winter wedding. SO many new experiences in 2014. Thank you to all of our 2014 clients. Thank you for inviting us to document these extremely important moments and for trusting us to provide you with beautiful images. We are honored to do this job. Before we ring in the new year, I wanted to reflect back on this past year and share some behind the scenes photos of Michelle Stoker Photography. Here’s a look back at David and I working in 2014…

Who knew that we’d be shooting in SNOW and on a NYC metro this year??

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Stoker Adventures from August to November!

November 17, 2014

You guys. It’s been more than three months since David and I left Florida! I’m experiencing COLD WEATHER all day, every day right now. It’s blowing my mind! Not hating it…. yet. We moved up to the NYC area in mid-August for David’s third rotation in his leadership program with Nielsen. We are so fortunate to be on this adventure and we have been taking advantage of being so close to so many beautiful sights. I wanted to share some of our highlights of trips, sight-seeing, and everyday living up here. We are here until the end of January and then back to Florida for two weeks and then our next adventure begins (and it’s a big one)!!!

*The photos below are all iPhone pictures — no fancy, professional pictures below. Just fun adventures. 🙂

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Enjoying an adult beverage at MCO waiting for my flight, reunion with my hubs at the Newark airport, SO many buttons in the elevator in our building!

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What’s in my shooting bag?

August 18, 2014

I was challenged by another photographer friend to share what’s in my shooting bag right now…so I pulled everything (well, the important things) out to show you! I recently purchased an Allison Jo Totes shooting bag and I love it! It’s a cute, solid purse with padded removable inside liners to protect my gear. This is the perfect bag for shooting engagement sessions, portraits, or just to carry my camera around for the day. It’s not the best wedding day bag because I can only hold one extra lens inside. It’s not quite big enough for all my wedding gear. I love how it comes with a padded strap attachment because that bag can get heavy!

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Announcement: We are MOVING!

July 1, 2014

From the very beginning of our photography business, we have served Central Florida: Orlando, Gainesville, and Tampa and we have LOVED it… but things are changing! We have the amazing opportunity to move and explore a new part of our country. We are so excited to announce that we are {temporarily} relocating to NEW YORK CITY! David’s job is moving us for 6 months from August 2014  – Janury 2015. We are SO excited to explore the Northeast, experience a fall and winter, take photographs in a new location, and meet new people. If you are in the New York City/New Jersey area soon, let me know and I would LOVE to meet up with you and take some photos! We are there for only a short time but we are hoping to photograph weddings and portrait sessions while we are there! Please spread the news that Michelle Stoker Photography is headed to the Big Apple!!!

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Behind the Scenes in 2013

January 4, 2014

2013 has been the best year for our photography business. We got to shoot beautiful weddings all over Central and South Florida. We met so many wonderful people and got to experience such intimate and lovely ceremonies. Thank you to our 2013 clients. Thank you for allowing us into your most special moments and trusting us to provide beautiful images. We are so excited for what 2014 will bring! Before we dig into the excitement of the new year, I wanted to reflect back on 2013 and share some behind the scenes photos of Michelle Stoker Photography. I think you’ll enjoy them. 😉 Here’s a look back at David and I working in 2013….

I always make sure that hair is in place!

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