Valentines Day Disney’s Boardwalk Engagement Session
When this beautiful Canadian couple gave me 100% artistic freedom for our engagement session, I knew it would be an amazing photoshoot from the get-go.
Our session was divided so that we would photograph 50 % while the sun was out / sunset and 50% at night time using artificial lighting. And what better backdrop for this then Disney’s Boardwalk! The Boardwalk has incredible ambiance during the evenings as well as a wide variety of backdrops which allows for a very diverse portfolio. I armed myself with my B1 Profoto light to backlight the couple and get that studio look that I love.
This was actually shot on Valentines day, hence the super cute heart shaped balloons! The theme could not be anymore appropriate for the newly engaged couple. We had a blast incorporating them into our shoot.
Funny moment: I was on guard watching the balloons while the couple changed into their second outfit of the day. I had a bunch of couples approach me to purchase a ballon for their loved ones. Apparently, having balloons at the boardwalk is a great business on Valentines day! lol
A lot of people that come to Orlando seem surprised when told that the beach is a 45-50 minute drive away. I receive plenty of messages from inquiries in regards to photographing their engagements on the beach- in Orlando. Surprising enough, I only know of one venue that has a real beach vibe to it, and that’s paradise cove.
I’ve always enjoyed photographing at Paradise Cove because the sun sets beautifully right on their very own beach.
I’ll take it!
On that note, I had a blast capturing Hema and Josh’s wedding at Paradise Cove. I’ve been trying to blog this one for a while now, but life has been crazy and I’m currently rearranging my priorities.
I just came back from New York- on my way to Mexico tomorrow on a am flight and leaving for China in two weeks! Life has had me out of the office lately.
Hemma and Josh tied the knot right after christmas in a very intimate, beach themed wedding along with close friends and family. Josh arrived on a speed boat with his groomsmen which added a fun twist to their wedding ceremony. I mean, the boat SPED in and created big waves on it’s way.
Their wedding decor was gold and navy, which was so appropriately nautical. Hope you enjoy this quick little sneak peek <3
It’s been a super busy month, and things will continue to get even more busy as we head into February and March. I’ve been a bit backlogged lately but finally managing to take a few minutes to prioritize on blogging- something that continues to be important to me, and important to my clients.
Oh and I just got a Pomeranian puppy yesterday, due to taking a wrong turn after a meeting and ending up at the “Just puppies” parking lot. I felt inspired to walk inside and immediately fell in love (Pic coming soon on Instagram :). I am officially a mother of two (I already have a rescue cat).
Since love is in the air, I felt inspired to share this beautiful photoshoot with all of you. There is a famous mormon temple here in FL called the LDS Temple. I had the honor of photographing this gorgeous couple’s Wedding formals outside of the temple grounds, since pictures are not allowed inside the temple. It was a beautiful, sunny day, although a bit chilly. My Ceremony package, tends to be a hit for LDS weddings. Two hours is just enough time for 1 hour of family formals, and 1 hour of pictures of just the couple.
Alex and Lucy’s Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Wedding Photography
Lucy and Alex’s Wedding was super intimate; the most intimate wedding that I have ever photographed to date with a total of 13 guests (including the couple!). They did not, however, compromise on style and details. Their wedding was classy and equally stunning.
A limo arrived at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel to usher the bride, Lucy, and her family to the ceremony site. The wedding ceremony took place in an Italian style indoor pavilion at the hotel, which was draped with gorgeous blue Gentiana flowers.
Mixed flower arrangements stood tall in clear vases on dinner table that seated the entire wedding party. Conversations, cheers and laughter quickly ensued right after everyone were seated. After all, this wedding was attended by the best of friends and family only.
The sun set right in time for their couple formals, and I was able to shoot with the sun behind the couple by powering my light to the highest power and using high speed sync on my Profoto B1. This technique allows me to capture the clouds in the back by exposing for the sky, while lighting up the couple at the same time.
Some of my Favorite moments from their wedding: Taking pictures of the lovely bride and her stunningly gorgeous dress by the famous spiral staircase at the hotel. Another favorite moment was me climbing inside a rose bush to get the shot of them with the roses in the front. I got a couple of thorns in the making of that image – but it was worth it.
I want to congratulate the beautiful couple on such a beautiful wedding!