Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Janet's Vintage Bridal Session | Orlando Florida

I just want to let you know how painfully brutal it was to hold on to Janet's Bridal Session images for two and a half months without showing them off!!! With her wedding taking place this past weekend in St. Petersburg, I am now delighted to present the new Mrs. Jacobs and her beautiful blush pink Monique Lhuillier gown! It was such a pleasure to visit her in Orlando and be one of the first to see her in full wedding day attire. Facing 30 degree temperatures we somehow managed to pull a beautifully romantic bridal shoot! Be on the lookout for the wedding post coming soon . . . Enjoy!

The Train Station
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The Gardens
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I loved shooting amongst all the citrus Trees! Very Florida!

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The shot is so Romeo and Juliette!

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Will + Jessica | Engagement Session

Honestly people, did you really think I would miss posting some photos on Valentine's Day? Bananas! :)

I would love to introduce Jessica and Will! And yes . . . they really are this beautiful, really really this in love, they are honestly getting married and no I did not hire them from a modeling firm to make me look good! They picked me!!!!! :) I can't wait to shoot their wedding in Destin! If the pictures from their engagement session were not enough to show you how head over heels in love these two kids are then I would be glad to share from a list of experiences I've personally had with them! However, I well let Will and Jessica describe their relationship in their own words . . .

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Also introducing . . . Bailey (The Princess Doberman)
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This picture makes me blush!

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I love this picture for simple fact that they didn't even know I was taking it. I told them I was testing my lighting :)

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I want to take this picture and wrap it around me. I stop on it every time.

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happy.

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Where did you meet? Bellevue WA April 2007

What did you do for your first date? (Jessica) I surprised Will with going go cart racing! *Funny Story: On that date I was dressed in a nice sundress that tied at the neck( I know it’s not the best outfit for go cart racing but a girl has got to look pretty on the first date). When we got done racing I didn’t notice that the strap holding my dress up had broken. I walk over to Will to talk but he has the strangest look on his face - as if he doesn’t know what to say. Finally after stumbling over a few words he informed me that my dress was no longer covering my top half (luckily I was wearing a bra)!!! I wanted to die of embarrassment at that moment but it was a good ice breaker! LOL!

What characteristic do you love most about each other? (Will) There’s too many to pick from: her caring nature, her heart of gold and her optimism. (Jess) His chivalry mixed with his southern charm . . . how when we’re together he acts like a kid again. He is the best part of me.

Pet names? Baby love, Momma love

Things You Enjoy Doing Together: Anything and everything

How did Will propose? (Jess) Its pretty much the best story ever! He surprised me with a trip to Puerto Vallarta for our anniversary and we stayed at a five star, all inclusive resort. On the day of our anniversary Will took me down to the beach so we could watch the sunset. After an hour or so we headed back up to the room to order room services (or so I thought). As I enter our room I notice that candles are lit everywhere and there is a rose petal path leading to the bed and to the balcony where a romantic dinner was set for two. Five course meal prepared, we sat under the stars and enjoyed service from our personal waiter. Only the salad made it to the table before Will dropped to one knee and asked me to marry him!!!!! It was the perfect start to our fairytale!

If your relationship was a song . . . Forever and Ever, Amen by Randy Travis



♥HAPPY HEART DAY EVERYONE!♥

Daddy's Valentine | Father-Daughter Dance

I do not make many personal posts but I just wanted to share a few candids of my niece from Saturday. My brother took his daughter (Braylie 3yrs) to the father/daughter dance in Bainbridge at the Firehouse gallery! She was so excited and I could not pass up the opportunity to see her off to her first dance! Tear! When I got there, she was stalling in the bathtub but it didn't take her long to take interest in me playing with her toys. She actually made me sit in her bathroom while Ann blew out her hair because I believe she thought I was actually going to take one of her toys home with me! After playing for a bit she got in her red dress and red shoes - she sure was something special! Of course we (the females) were making a huge deal out of it but it was just too cute for words. After shyly showing off her date night attire the daddy and his valentine posed for a few quick pics before walking to the dance. Most of you know that you can never get enough pictures of your young ones but I swear that I would have given my big toe just to have gotten a few more. The thought even passed my mind to sneak into dance and shoot from a back corner with 500mm lens but . . . sometimes you just have to let others live in the moment. Besides, I know of at least one daddy who will never forget the first dance his took his little sweetheart to! He will look back one day and say "remember when". . .



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No doubt telling us something we need to know.

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After putting on her jacket she took a quick peek at herself in the "mirrow" and ran out of the closet to hug me!

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princess shoes

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she was excited but shy to see her daddy all dressed up and for him to see her in her new dress!

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she finally made it into the room

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pulling her hair right back down!

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and off they go . . .

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This shot was when I realized I probably looked like a crazed paparazzi. So after I stood there feeling helpless but awe struck.