Posted on Apr 18, 2017
Posted in Weddings
Vintage Maitland Art Center Wedding and Lake Side Reception Hall Wedding
I’m super lucky to get to work with the sweetest and down to earth couples.
Nicole and Saheed were definitely one of them. I had a blast capturing their intimate wedding at Maitland Art Center earlier this year followed by a reception at the Lake Side Reception Hall. The venue was blooming with pink and fuchsia flowers which made the artsy venue even more beautiful. Their wedding was a purple themed classic wedding with a touch of vintage. I loved Nicoles Gown which was beautifully form fitting and hugged her curves in all the right places.
The Wedding day
The couple got ready at the grand bohemian Hotel in downtown Orlando. We did a first look on the pool deck of the hotel before heading to the wedding venue. Saheed could not stop laughing and looking at his gorgeous bride the entire time. We then headed to maitland art center where their ceremony was innitiated by a family friend. The Reception took place lakeside at the Lake Side Reception hall which is located close to downtown Orlando. They ended the night with a Lantern Release Ceremony!
I don’t think there could have been a more perfect day! Congratulations to the beautiful couple on their life-long journey together.
What to wear to your Engagement Session
Scheduling your engagement session is exciting, but figuring out what to wear can be a bit confusing and a tedious process. Bellow are some of my top tips on what to wear during your engagement session.
1. Wear something that makes you feel beautiful AND Confident.
Try to wear something that highlights your best assets and flatters any flaws (which we all have!).
If you love your legs, wear a nice cocktail dress with heels. If you don’t like your arms, wear something with a bit of arm coverage. The point is, you don’t want to be tugging and pulling your clothing during your session. Wearing something that makes you feel confident, comfortable and beautiful is key to beautiful pictures.
2. Dress up
Wear clothing that is a bit more festive then you normally would wear. After all, the engagement session is a celebration of you two! I always suggest to bring two outfits- one semi casual, and a more formal one.
Think jeans, heels and a nice blouse for your first outfit with your second outfit being more dressy / formal such as a strapless cocktail dress or a long flowing maxi dress. For him, pick a nice pair of jeans/ slacks with loafers or casual dress shoes with two button down variations. A bow tie / tie is optional.
3. Color coordinate, but don’t match.
I always suggest complimentary colors, not matching colors. Wear a color scheme that is complimentary such as Navy and Red, or Peach and Beige. I suggest bringing a lighter colored outfit and a darker outfit for variety. I don’t suggest matching colors as it might look too “Family portrait-y”. I just created my own word!
4. less is more!
Over cluttered outfits or overly trendy outfits might look great today, but might not look amazing 5 years from now. Less is always more! Here are some great dress options:
1. Modern City chic
1 Dress: $128, Banana Republic
2. Dress: $89, Lulu’s
3. Boho Love
3. Dress: $89, Lulu’s
4. Fun and Festive
Dress: $190, Revolve
5. Gold Beauty
Dress: $232, Revolve
5. Stay away from large patterns as they can look dated and unfattering in pictures. Smaller patterns are ok, but solid colors are better. Luxe textures such as lace is a much better option.
Posted on Apr 04, 2017
Posted in Weddings
Sahili and Joseph Rosen Plaza Wedding Photography
One of my favorite parts of being a wedding photographer in Florida, is the amazing weather that we have and the gorgeous sunshine. Yes, you can say I’m a avid spring and summer lover. Florida weather is quite a contrast from growing up in Sweden where the winter’s are long and harsh. Maybe that’s why I appriciate the beautiful weather here so much.
Sahili and Joseph’s wedding embodied the spring season. With gorgeous florals decorating the Rosen Plaza Hotel, there was an endless stream of beautiful backdrops for their wedding day.
The beautiful couple and their two kids shared their special day with family and friends in a traditional wedding with White rose centerpieces and gold detailing.
I fell in love with the couple at their engagement session last year, which was held to the Mystic dunes resort.
I want to congratulate them on such a beautiful wedding and wish them all the best during their journey as husband and wife.
Here is their sneak peek.
Posted on Apr 03, 2017
Posted in Engagements
Samantha and Austin’s Downtown Church Street Engagement Photography
Church Street in Downtown Orlando has always been a bit of a tricky place to photograph due to the endless crowds dining at the many restaurants there or just passing through. It is often considered as the heart of downtown orlando.
However when I heard that Samantha and Austin’s wedding theme was a 1920’s look, I knew that the historic architecture that makes downtown Church street so special would be the perfect backdrop for their engagement pictures. The area is deeply rooted in Orlando’s history and was developed around the City’s original train station. The Old Orlando Railroad Depot, dedicated in January of 1890 is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a local historic landmark.
Our engagement session started right at sunset. The lighting was lovely and added that golden glow and light flares to the pictures. My assistant Luis helped tow around my lighting as we jumped on over to photograph outside the Ballroom at Church Street; a potential venue for the couples upcoming wedding.
The funny thing is, I was editing these pictures while watching “Singing in the Rain”. How befitting!
Hope you enjoy their sneak peek.