I had such a fun time photographing Angel and Amanda’s Portrait Session in Cypress Grove Estate House earlier last week. Since December is both of their birthday months- they wanted some fun birthday images along with more fashionable portraits.
They both moved from New York to Florida earlier to escape the cold weather. The weather was absolutely perfect on the day of our shoot with temperatures in the upper 70’s and there was not a single cloud in the sky. Cypress Grove estate park sits on a beautiful lake and the sunsets are just gorgeous there. We started our session out with their casual birthday t-shirts and ended the shoot with a more elegant and dressy look- perfect for more dramatic sunset pictures.
Angel is currently in school and Amanda is an actress and a talented dancer. Their beautiful mother showed up to pick them up as we neared the end of our session. We all rallied her to take at least one picture with her girls which ended up being one of my favorite images from our session! look how cute they look!
I’m so lucky to get to live in a place where you can still comfortably photograph in parks in the middle of the “winter”!
Carolyn and Phil’s Bok Tower Gardens Engagement Session
Bok tower garden is such a beautiful location for engagement and portrait sessions. I was thrilled when Carolyn and Phil decided to have our session there last week. Bok Tower Gardens is centrally located between Tampa and Orlando among rolling hills of citrus in beautiful & historic Lake Wales, Florida and is a National Historic Landmark. The gardens are filled with exotic greenery, water features, and unique architecture.
Carolyn and Phil are the sweetest people that you will ever meet. They are truly best friends and I wanted to capture their love story and friendship authentically. We are having an unusually warm winter this year here in Florida. I’m pretty sure that all of the plants are confused as to what season it is because it is starting to look a lot like spring. Flowers are in bloom everywhere. We used this fact to our advantage and got to photograph with some beautiful floral backgrounds.
There is an orange farm right before the main entrance of Bok Tower Gardens that is just beautiful. Across the street from the orange farm are fields of grass and pine trees. We ended our shoot there for some sunset pictures and used some creative lighting techniques to create an ethereal effect. I just love how these images came out and loved that I got to work with such a beautiful couple!
Conference photography for Facebook, WhatsApp and Isntagram
When I meet the creative director behind the social media station at this years grace Hoper event, The first thing that came out of my mouth is that I’m a huge social media fan. I was there to photograph the Conference photography for Facebook, WhatsApp and Isntagram. Social media is such an important part of any successful business. Social Media has brougt so many amazing people into my world and allowed my business to grow in a way I never knew it could!
I was in awe getting to work with the staff from the facebook brand. The Grace Hopper Celebration is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram were there to find some of the top graduates to hire into the family. It was inspiering to hear from young scientists, programers and social media expert as they shared their journey to sucess in a mostly male dominant workforce.
I love events that empowes others and I always learn so much listening in on the speakers. Even better is when the clients love the images! Here is a sneak peek from this years event
Amy and Josh’s Intimate wedding at the Capen House in Winter Park was simply stunning. There are few backdrops as gorgeous as the beautiful lake osceola in Winter park. The lake, fluffy clouds and soft lighting created the perfect athmosphere for gorgeous wedding pictures. Amy wore a beautiful off white (peachy) colored wedding dress and Josh’s wore a Navy blue suite which complimented her dress perfectly. Her wedding train was super dreamy and long! Amy and Josh’s wedding theme traditional with a hint of rustic and vintage detailing.
Capen house is a historic landmark in the middle of the Prestigeous Winter Park area. It is a boutique style venue with a rustic feel. The venue’s original architecture includes gorgeous 1885 heart pine floors throughout. The Capen house is the historic estate of sculptor Albin Polasek. The home is very inviting, bright and airy.
Their wedding ceremony was held in the backyard which is landscaped with lush greenery and flowers and nestled amongst some of Albin’s famous sculptures. The reception and dinner was held inside the Capen House.
I’m so in love with how their wedding images came out and excited to share them with you!