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!
Enrique and Coraly’s Bok Tower Gardens Engagement Session
I was excited when Enrique and Coraly’s contacted me in regards to photographing their engagement session at Bok Tower Gardens.
My husband took me there as a surprise for my birthday this past May and I kept thinking what a beautiful location the garden would be for an engagement session. Bok tower Gardens will always have a very special place in my heart. The Garden is a historic landmark with a unique Singing Tower and gorgeously lush and primed landscaping.
I had such a blast with this couple and appriciate them trusting me with my crazy ideas, including leaving the garden to pull up at a orange field that I saw on my way there. They even got in my convertible for a couple of shots! We eventually made our way around the garden and took some pictures by the famous tower. Enrique and Coraly’s are both young, beautiful and deeply spiritual. They meet while Enrique was working in a shoe shop a few years back. You can just tell how in love they are- which made my job super easy!
Hope you enjoy this sneak peak and on a side note- I highly recommend this location for any photo shoot!