Jessie & Joel || Downtown Orlando, FL

So, this engagement post is going to be moderately biased since Jessie is a dear friend of mine and her GORGEOUS Wedding to Joel is still fresh on everybody’s minds. 😉 Speaking of which, I absolutely cannot wait blog all about that perfect day in the coming weeks too. It is one for the books, for sure! 🙂 Anyway, I need to go ahead and say that it is always a joy when “one of the girls” becomes engaged. I mean, when it comes to my circle of friends, we all appear to be taking a much longer road towards marriage so Weddings for us are few and far between. ha! But when it finally happened for Jessie & Joel I have to say it was exceptionally exciting! I didn’t think for a second that they would ever ask for me photograph their day so I was completely overwhelmed with happiness when Jessie did. We’d become rather close through a mutual friend over the last 2-3 years filled with plenty of girls nights, Vegas vacation, Disney outings, and random beach adventures so as much as it was exciting to be documenting she and Joel’s day I knew we were also going to be able to do some extra special things leading up to it. Jessie & Joel planned on a Gatsby-themed wedding so it was only appropriate to incorporate those elements into their engagement session too. I thought it worked so incredibly well against the Downtown Orlando backdrop. We started off with a few snaps inside their wedding venue at The Ballroom on Church Street and then proceeded to venture around our awesome city looking for all the best spots to photograph Jessie & Joel candidly loving each other and with a handful of editorial-type shots as well. We closed the session out with a cigar, pink champagne, sparklers, and glitter. Three of those are my favorite things but I bet you can’t tell which! 😉 Anyway, the rest of the afternoon was complete with everything else I love from a session; fun, style, and a couple so completely in Love that display genuine adoration for one other. These two were just a dream to photograph. Luv you guys lots! x

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