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Wedding #3 of 2016…February 21st, 2016.    Jaclyn and Kyle’s wedding is one that I will always remember.  Some weddings stick in your head more than others for one reason or another.  I can’t necessarily point my finger at one specific reason, but maybe it was the combination of the entire day.  They are a fun couple for sure….maybe it was because Kyle made his grand entrance on a boat.  Though it wasn’t too funny at the time….my second photographer Wesley was out on that boat with the Kyle and his groomsman for about an hour because there was a delay setting up the venue.  They were literally floating around on the lake for quite some time.  Maybe it was their guests as they were equally fun to spend the day with.  Maybe it was the beautiful day that made for perfect images.  Who knows….but thinking back on it now…..I really miss the day I got to spend with them.

As always…..enjoy the image overload of their spectacular wedding day that took place in Paradise Cove at Buena Vista Watersports in Orlando FL.

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January 18th, 2016…Wedding #2 of 2016.  Kelly and William, another couple who had everything planned, even their honeymoon, yet were still on their search for the right wedding photographer.  One of the nicest, kindest couples I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.  Their wedding ceremony took place at Woodlands Lutheran Church in Montverde FL were they not only married, but brought two amazing families together.  After the ceremony they decided to have their reception and one last hurrah in Kelly’s home that was completely emptied as she was in the process of selling it.  They transformed her home with dining tables and chairs, turned the kitchen into a bar, and the backyard into an outdoor reception area complete with one last fire in the fire pit.  What a beautiful day it was.

I hope you enjoy this image overloaded post of their wonderful wedding day!

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Lake Hiawatha Preserve wedding Clermont FL

Sometimes the smallest of weddings are the ones that are the most heartfelt and intimate.

Guy and Shellesa contacted me only a few weeks before their wedding date of Jan. 2nd 2016.  They had everything planned but only remaining item left was the right photographer to document their special wedding day.  Us wedding photographers sometimes get unusual request, and most of the time our job is to remind clients that some requests just aren’t realistic or may turn out completely different than what some brides and grooms invision.  “Thanks Pinterest”.

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John and Brenda’s small intimate wedding, held at the Church of Freedom in Kissimmee FL., was my last wedding of 2015 and took place on Dec. 26th.   John and Brenda’s original plan was to head over to nearby Celebration for a few golden hour sunset portraits of just the two of them immediately following their family formals in the church.  As weddings sometimes go a little later than expected and as fate would have it, the skies were overcast and filled with cloud cover and there was no sunset to be had.  By the time we finished navigating the busy streets of Celebration and found parking the sun had set and night time had fallen.  We were now shooting their portraits in the dark.  No natural light?  No problem!   We carried on…nabbed a few killer portraits in the dark.  Brenda and John were so cool and down to earth, and they weren’t afraid to risk getting wet in the local splash pad fountain.  Just FYI….I’m the one who got wet.

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Waterfront Inn Weddings

Captains Log – November 25th…..yes I am still attempting to get caught up here with adding 2015 Weddings to the blog.  Haha!

Jim and Fanta got married at the beautiful Waterfront Inn located in The Villages the day following Thanksgiving.   Yes I would rather be shooting a wedding than fighting the Black Friday crowds…..and come on….who wouldn’t.  Usually I get to meet my clients and discuss their wedding day way before the day comes.  This time was a bit different as Jim and Fanta were from Michigan and getting married here in Florida.  They only requested me for 4 hours as their wedding was a small intimate affair but arriving an hour early allowed me to get a few more details than was originally requested.  When I arrived I found the groom….finally introducing myself face to face after many calls and emails….shook hands…and got to work.  The bride had already slipped into her dress by the time I knocked on her bridal quarters doors…but I managed to squeeze in a few prep shots which I loved.  They had a great late afternoon ceremony, complete with a rainbow , followed by a wonderful dinner, dancing, and one of the funniest best man speeches I’ve had ever heard.   Oh, and the bride’s mother had some great incognito cellphone videography skills throughout the entire ceremony…but I managed to catch her!

Venue: The Waterfront Inn

Wedding Planner: Events by Miss Daisy’s

Floral Designer: Miss Daisy’s Flowers

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