Photography by Steve O'Donnell » Clermont and Orlando award winning professional wedding, portrait, senior and family photographer serving central FL

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Shannon and Ryan are from New Hampshire.  Their relationship started out as high school sweethearts and they slightly parted  after high school as Ryan joined the coast guard and Shannon continued onto college.  A few years later they rekindled their relationship and two years later Ryan proposed  to Shannon during the pinning of her nursing school graduation.  Shannon contacted me because they wanted to have their engagement shoot here in FL at Disney’s boardwalk while they were on vacation.  They plan to have their fairytale wedding complete with bagpipes overlooking the Harbor in Gloucester MA.  We met at  sunrise in the lobby of Disney’s Beach Club Resort and got straight to shooting on the boardwalk while the sun rose on a beautiful and brisk November morning.  Shannon is a nurse, Ryan now works in law enforcement….and they are obviously madly in love._MG_4560

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Set underneath the beautiful oak trees at Lakeside Inn in Mt. Dora, Florida, Amy and Kevin tied the knot Oct. 4th, 2014.  On their day Florida’s first “cold front” blew in (by Florida standards that is when the northern air blows upon us and sweeps the humidity out of the air) and made for perfect comfortable and clear skies.  Amy and Kevin’s day was filled with joy, sweet moments, and tons of emotion.  Later in the evening they celebrated with friends and family under a massive tent accented with beautiful fall colors, which also happened to be the same colors of Amy’s alma mater Florida State University.  Hmmmmm…..coincidence maybe?  Once again the folks at Tillman Theatre of Clermont FL provided the wedding videography for their day.  Flowers and wedding planning provided by Events by Miss Daisy of Leesburg.

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Bride to be Stephanie will soon be marrying the man of her dreams this November and I will have the honor of documenting her wedding at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort at Clearwater Beach Florida.  Stephanie had her hair and makeup test run with the talented Summer Posey with Beauty Bullies in mid August.  Although Stephanie and fiance’ Jon had already had their engagement photos taken we thought why not take advantage of the opportunity and do a quick portrait session with Stephanie at nearby Lake Eola.  She is just stunning and a natural in front of the camera.  I can’t wait for Stephanie and Jon’s wedding day to arrive.

Make up and Style: Summer Posey @ Beauty Bullies

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Yep!  You read that correctly….I said Zoo!  The Brevard Zoo in Melbourne Fl to be exact.  There were many things about Brittany and Jethro’s wedding that would bring a smile to anyone’s face, but most of all the love they shared on their wedding day is what made me smile the most.  Brittany and Jethro decided to have a first look ceremony in nearby Wickham Park which also included a very cool vintage pickup truck.  The love and laughter they share is quite evident in the images captured on their wedding day. Warning……many images ahead!  It was just too excellent to not over share.  Be sure to catch their teaser wedding video shot by the talented folks at Tillman Theatre at the end of the post.

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  • Toni Tillman - Gah, it’s so cool to see your pictures after we shoot a wedding together! It’s like, hey that looks familiar!! These are so awesome! I love the one where Brittany is smiling when she’s standing at the alter with her dad and Jethro, what a sweet moment!! Well, love them all, obviously, but that one was like woah! Nailed it! 🙂ReplyCancel

In just two short weeks Amy and Kevin will be tying the knot at the beautiful Lakeside Inn located in Mt. Dora.  Back in December 2013 after having the honor of being chosen as their wedding photographer I shot their save the date engagement session in Harry P. Leu Gardens where Kevin proposed to Amy.  They requested that I not post too many photos of their session at first in order to keep them a secret as they wanted them to be a surprise for their save the date invitations.  Now that we are getting really close to their wedding day I can finally share their fun session with the rest of you.  Notice the clock behind them?  The time is 10:04, which happens to be their wedding date.  Pretty slick huh?  Be sure to view the rest of this post to see their engagement video announcement shot by the talented folks at Tillman Theatre.

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