Bride & Groom: Natasha & Bryan
And her we have the lovely engagement session of Natasha & her Bryan. 🙂 I photographed their wedding just a few weeks ago and I’m very excited to share highlight images from that day soon. Until then, let me tell you all about their afternoon photo session in Downtown Kissimmee. I had been to this side of town in quite some time and I was pretty excited for a change of scenery!
We started off the session at Kissimmee Fire Department where Bryan works as a firefighter. Luckily we were able to squeeze in some images with the fire truck which was fun and different for me. 🙂 We also played with a few images with Bryan’s fire helmet and gear too. I love when couples incorporate props and ideas into their session that mean something to them. It makes for sentimental images that are personalized to the couples relationship. 🙂
We then headed over to Berlinsky Community House which features a nice open field backing onto a lake where people walk their dogs and play soccer ect,. I did start to rain a little…and then a lot. I always get super lucky with getting laid back, awesome couples that don’t fret over silly things like a little bit of rainfall. 😛 Natasha and Bryan embraced the downpour and I was able to capture a few very cute rainy pictures. Rainy and overcast images are almost always my favorite kind of pictures to capture. Especially when you have an adorable couple to photograph against it. 🙂
As we waited for the rain to slow down, Natasha & Bryan hoped into a second outfit. They wore matching Orlando City soccer shirts. I loved this idea because I hadn’t seen it done before. But they had their names printed on the back! 🙂 I enjoyed this session a lot. I got to know two lovely people much better and capture a bunch of sweet moments between them all afternoon. What could be better?!
Bride & Groom: Amanda & Ian
Today, I have Amanda & Ian’s very cute Baldwin Park engagement session to gush about! I think one of the main things I love about engagement session is how different each of them are. Every couple arrives with their own set of personality traits, fashion styles and unique little quirks. I’m always excited to see what everybody brings to the table the day of their session. Amanda & Ian in particular did not disappoint. These two know how to have a good laugh with each other and play in front of the camera. It was a very fun afternoon of capturing all their sweet little moments together.
We started the session off midway between the lake area and the main shopping area of Baldwin Park center. There’s lots of lush trees and bridges all around which always makes for naturalistic styled photos. We ventured along the pathways grabbing candid images between the two of them and made a stop for one of my favorite areas there. There’s a very popular “waterfall” area that I like so I placed Amanda and Ian just in the middle of it and I was very pleased with how the two of them photographed there. 🙂
Amanda & Ian’s had an outfit change halfway through their engagement session and we made our way towards the dock area just in time for sunset. By this point it had got a little windy which I think worked well for the setting and Amanda’s flowy maxi dress. Luckily, it was much less busy than normal by this point so we were able to dodge the usual unsuspecting photobombers this time around. 🙂 Overall, this was a gorgeous session and I’m so pleased to have captured these moments for this lovely couple. I just cannot wait till the Wedding Day now! 🙂
Couple: Nicole & John
Ok so this engagement session is pretty fabulous. Not just because if features these two lovely people but also because their Wedding is this weekend and I can’t wait to capture all the fun! Until then, I have their very sweet Winter Park engagement session to share. 🙂
We started the session off at…you guessed it! Kraft Azalea Gardens! 🙂 Thankfully, it was low on people traffic which I can always appreciate. We just about had the park to ourselves.
After about an hours worth of images at Kraft Azalea, we then headed over the Casa Feliz which is just a short distance from the park. We must have captured pictures there at the right time of year because the landscaping shrubbery and florals seems to be in full bloom. A favorite in particular was a large bush with lavender colored flowers. I went back to that same spot a few weeks later and all those flowers were gone. Clearly, I know nothing about gardens and when I should expect certain plants to be “ripe”. lol!
This session with Nicole & John was very sweet & fun. I was glad to have been there to capture the afternoon with them and get to know one another better.
So, again with the personal tidbits catching up from last time…I had won a photography competition at 16 and didn’t pick up a professional camera again until I was halfway through college. Initially, I had planned on gaining a Communications degree from Florida Gulf Coast University. So, I moved from Orlando to live in Fort Myers. At first it was great. I was away from home but not so far that I couldn’t drive back every so often. I drove home about every other weekend with two weeks of laundry in tow which I’m sure my mum was extra pleased about. 🙂 It started to turn out that I was having a much better time back in Orlando than what I was having in Fort Myers. But I’ll continue on next time! 😉
Couple: Sarah & Justtin
Today, I have Sarah & Justtin’s Rollins College engagement session to show & tell. 🙂 This sweet couple will exchange vows in just a few days and I simply cannot wait to capture what I know is going to be a fabulous day. Until then, feast your eyes on a few personal faves and some highlights from their Winter Park engagement session.
I started the session off capturing Sarah & Justtin around the main school grounds and all my favorite places there. This was about mid-March so the light was pretty fabulous that day as well as the weather being extra comfortable for a change. I definitely recommend that couple photograph their sessions between now and mid-April/early-May for the most comfortable weather here in Florida. 🙂
After an outfit change we then headed over to Rollins college Dinky Dock which is a popular spot for photos. Luckily, I have yet to run into other photographers there but now that I’ve put it out there it will surely happen to me next time. lol! I don’t mind it at all but that particular area isn’t as spread out as I’d like it to be so alternate options are limited unless you start walking back to the college. 😛
I remember when I first started getting into photography properly and Winter Park was always the “go-to” location for session. Over the years, it’s popularity has grown so much that have to stop taking weekend sessions there unless it’s an early morning session. I was just there this past Saturday morning and I must say that morning sessions are becoming my new favorite thing! The lighting is just as good as the afternoon and it’s 100% way more quiet which is a huge plus!
All in all, this was the loveliest of sessions for one of the loveliest of couples and just cannot wait to capture all that their Wedding day has in store! 🙂