Cypress Grove Estate || Orlando, Florida

Bride & Groom: Natalia & Matthew
Getting Ready Location: JW Marriot
Ceremony/ReceptionCypress Grove Estate House
Cake Artist: Anna Cakes
Florist: Lee Forrest Designs 
DJ: White Rose Entertainment
Hair/Makeup: Once Upon a Beauty
Dress: Hailey Paige
Groom/Groomsmen: Mens Warehouse
Coordinator: RW Events
Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies – Juan

Here are some of highlights from Natalia and Matthew’s seasonal wedding! Held in late December, the weather and chill air was perfect for an outdoor wedding in Florida. The ceremony was held in the outskirts of the beautiful Cypress Grove Estate, with an amazing view of the lake behind the wedding arch. Natalia wore a stunning, yet simple, white A-line dress with studded straps to match bedazzled T-strap heels. Meanwhile, Matthew looked sleek and handsome in his traditional black tuxedo. The bright rosewood shades of Natalia’s bouquet, not to mention the scarlet bridesmaid dresses, added a lovely touch to the overall rosy mood of the wedding. The blushing bride stood out among the crowd of monochrome and reds, making Natalia the main attraction!

About 8 to 10 years ago, I worked with Natalia’s sister, Gio, at an Apple store. I had the privilege to photograph Gio’s wedding to her huband, Illich, in October 2015 when their original photographer fell through. Unfortunately, Natalia wasn’t able to attend because the wedding date overlapped with her schedule for medical school in South Carolina. Gio attended Natalia’s wedding as the matron of honor. The two Brazilian sisters are actually incredibly close, so much that they have the same tattoo on their arm: “Sorella,” the Portuguese word for “Sister.” While Natalia is sensitive and has a flair for the dramatics, Matthew balances her out with his rather shy personality. I also discovered that Natalia is vegan, and only used vegan makeup during preparation, and that Matthew is part of the maritime force, and is close with his sisters and parents. Both of them proved to be very sweet people!

The sunset finished off the perfect setting while the beautiful couple exchanged vows they wrote themselves. Natalia mentioned that, despite being young, she’s excited to grow old with Matthew and spend the rest of their lives together as a married couple. They have much to learn from each other, and the first day of their marriage is simply the beginning.

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  1. Giovanna Fanani says:

    Lora, you are AMAZING. Thank you for capturing our wedding and my sister’s wedding, your work is incredible. Everyone has to hire Lora for their special day or any occasion, she’s very professional and the pictures she captures is unexpected, those are the best! Thank you, thank you and thank you Lora, you rock!!!

    • Lora says:

      You are a sweetheart, Gio! I appreciate and cherish your support. I feel so blessed to have worked with such a warm family and your sweet spirits twice now! Much love to you all. xxx

Fantasy of Flight || Polk City, Florida

Bride & Groom: Sasha & Tyler
Getting Ready Location: Caribe Royal
Ceremony/Reception: Fantasy of Flight
Florist: Whole Foods
DJ: Xclusive DeeJays
Dress: Boca Raton Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal

I am excited to present the highlights from Sasha and Tyler’s ingenious wedding!

Tyler was a dashing debonair in his uniform, complete with pins he rightfully earned from his time at the air force. Sasha, on the other hand, looked absolutely stunning in her sweetheart neckline intricately designed with floral detail, and studded with silver sequins and pearls. The cobalt blue set of heels was a nice touch that completed her get-up. The garter, tucked under her dress that’s reserved for much later, had “Remove before flight” embroidered which, I think, just proved this girl has wit! The wedding was thematic, the couple having rented out Flight of Fantasy – an aviation museum –where guests can walk around and take pictures with the planes during the wedding.

Sasha is a shy and meek girl with a very pleasant personality. Getting to know the couple further, I discovered that she simply adores horses. Meanwhile, Tyler is an overall polite man that turns into a jokester around his male friends. Seeing them interact throughout the event, I can tell they definitely balance each other out. As opposed to superstition (about not seeing the bride before the wedding), the couple decided to meet up privately before the ceremony where they both shed tears of joy. The ceremony location is a clever yet sentimental nod to Tyler’s role in the military aviation field. Overflowing with creativity, Sasha opted to produce handmade aviation-inspired centerpieces for the reception. Once reception festivities began, Sasha’s dress transformed from ballgown to A-line in a matter of seconds! Turns out, the skirt was detachable, and served as surprise for her husband!

On the same day, Sasha’s aunt and uncle celebrated their 50th anniversary, so the day turned out to be double celebration for their entire family. That explains the special wedding cake which was partly traditionally white with half of it in navy blue, another ode to Tyler’s profession. The wedding ended with a perfectly unique sendoff: sparklers!

Congratulations to the newlyweds, and the bride and groom of 50 years ago!

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Paradise Cove || Orlando, Florida

Bride & Groom: Lindsey & Anthony
Ceremony/Reception: Paradise Cove
Florals: Lee Forrest Design
Cake Artist: Anna Cakes
DJ: Caleb Rice
Hair: Hair Studio One
Make-up: Laura Reynolds
Dress: Ivory & Lace by CC’s Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Menswear: Jos. A. Bank
Officiant: Bill Pope
Caterer: 4Rivers Smokehouse 

Tying the knot for Lindsey and her “Smooch” as she adorably calls Anthony is 6 years in the making. Both warm, committed, with the same political affinity, family-oriented and hailing from Tampa; these two are a match made in heaven. After the engagement, while on the planning stage of their wedding day; they had a joyful surprise and learned that they will be having a baby. A little adjustment was in order, but the wedding train happily went on.

Fast forward to “The day”, it started with the wedding preparation, the bride with her make-up, surrounded by family and close friends. The calm on her face and the quiet joy reflected with the glow captured on her pictures. The groom looked nervous and excited while getting ready with his merry group of men for the last time as a single guy.

Top favorite moment: the first time Anthony saw Lindsay wearing her wedding dress for the prenuptial photo shoot, the smile that broke onto Anthony’s face was priceless. It was an emotional moment for the two and you can feel the sincere love from the two. Paradise Cove was a beautiful backdrop of greenery, white sandy beach and cypress trees that surely will be a memory to remember.

It was a busy day ahead and after the prenuptial shoot, the groom together with his entourage rode an unconventional ride via boat to the ceremony for the much-awaited marriage vows. The men wore gray suits and the women in red dresses which made a striking contrast. The flower girls in white and ring bearers in tiny bow ties made a charming addition to the entourage. Lindsey entered, radiant as she walked down the aisle towards Anthony with her father a symbol support and blessing for his daughters’ marriage. It was a simple and beautiful wedding ceremony, full of soft smiles and heartfelt pleasure.

The wedding reception was held at the Paradise Cove Pavilion, it has a rustic feel, complete with twinkling lights. The arrangement had a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere with the entire wedding assembly joining in the games and dancing that made for a fun party. What made it special though are the memories made that night by the bride dancing with her father, the groom with his mother, the heartfelt speech that leads credence to the newlywed’s great character and the laughter shared. The celebration closed with the husband and wife sailing towards their honeymoon.

Congratulations Lindsey and Anthony on your lovely wedding and your beautiful baby girl! I wish your family good health and happily ever after! 

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Downtown Orlando || Orlando, Florida

Couple: Vanessa & Vijay
Location: Downtown Orlando, FL

Presenting the beautiful highlights from Vanessa and Vijay’s engagement shoot! The gorgeous couple decided on a simple photoshoot located in Downtown Orlando. The aesthetic of the first half of the shoot makes it seem like I’m watching a casual date between a couple that’s very much in love. They both chose to wear matching outfits in immaculate shades of beige and white. Certain backgrounds – such as the flowers and brick walls – put the focus on the couple instead of their surroundings. It almost makes it seem like they’re in their own little world. The shoot was as natural as can be! Their second set of outfits is reminiscent of an exciting first date. Vijay wore a simple navy suit, red tie accentuating his entire look. It’s simple and sleek, not at all flashy which reflects his easygoing personality. Meanwhile Vanessa rocked a sleeveless red mini-dress that perfectly showed off her curves, paired with simple white open-toed heels. It’s very reminiscent of a romantic first date.

Vijay is actually the best man of Ian who I had the pleasure of photographing prior to this shoot. Vijay seems like your typical guy. He’s into sports cars, building drones, and hanging out with his friends, all of which shows the fun personality behind the stoic façade he seems to hold. In fact, Vijay has an amazing sense of humor! On the other hand, fiancée Vanessa is one of the sweetest girls I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. She always has a ready smile that’s rather contagious! From her outfit choices from the shoot, it’s obvious that she’s rather feminine and enjoys getting dolled up. She’s such a beautiful girl, her clothing choices definitely suit her! For a while, she prayed that she’d meet a man that’s like Vijay, but ended up getting more than what she asked for. With the way they look at each other, you can tell that both Vijay and Vanessa know they are lucky to have each other.

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Downtown Celebration || Kissimmee, Florida

Couple: Brittany & Jared
Location: Kissimmee, FL

Here are some special highlights from Brittany and Jared’s lovely engagement shoot! They decided to hold the photoshoot at various parts of Downtown Celebration, Florida. Initially such a simple choice, the couple managed to turn the area’s aesthetic into the something similar to a cozy home during wintertime. The couple had two sets of outfits during the entirety of the shoot. The first half was more of a semi-formal, yet comfortable look. Jared wore a button-up sweater in neutral colors to top off his suit and tie – a very vintage casual look. Brittany’s little black dress and high-heeled boots matched well with her fiancé’s look, her purple scarf accenting the entire outfit. Part two is street casual. Brittany exchanged her dress for a pair of jeans, proving she can rock just about any look! Jared looked dapper in his plaid button-up, while Brittany darling in a simple beige sweater. Despite a more comfortable look, the second half of the photoshoot was probably the sweetest. The wonderful winter background, especially the Christmas tree, definitely added that seasonal touch that holiday weddings need!

Jared is originally from the Caribbean, specifically the majestic island of Trinidad, just at the coast of the Venezuela. Handsome and fun-loving, Jared is obsessed with The Flash, yet still maintaining that distinct sensible and down-to-earth aura. He has three brothers, and is very close with his family. Meanwhile, gorgeous with a bright smile, Brittany is more adventurous in nature. In this sense, the couple definitely balances each other out! They are avid tea drinkers, share the same love for travel, and are huge fans of Dr. Who. Together, their photos give off a naturally relaxed atmosphere. Each photo easily shares their personalities, and portrays the authenticity of their love. Brittany and Jared share the same Christian faith and love for the Lord, the Bible more than just a mere prop, but a symbol and vow to love each other for the rest of their life.

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  1. Lynn Gainer says:

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Kraft Azalea Gardens & Rollins || Winter Park, Florida

Couple: Nicole & Stevie
Location: Winter Park, FL

Here’s a handful of highlights from Nicole and Stevie’s unique, outdoor engagement shoot! Most of the shoot was set in the beautiful Kraft Azalea Garden in Winter Park, Florida. Afterwards, we moved to Rollins College for a change of scenery. The couple’s aesthetic definitely fit right in with the rustic ambience! Their ensemble was simple, not at all flashy, and displayed their personalities rather well. Nicole had on a simple babydoll dress, sleeveless and beige, with intricate details around the neck and upper chest area. Meanwhile, Stevie wore a soft magenta button-up that matched surprisingly well with his green pants.

Nicole and Stevie are high school sweethearts. It’s a rather short, but adorable story! Nicole noticed Stevie when she was only 13 years old, and instantly had a crush. Years later, I can tell they’re still very much in love with each other. It’s hard to find such unwavering love. Stevie looks at Nicole like she holds the stars in her eyes and would do just about anything to make her happy. It’s easy to see why. Nicole is a bright girl, very friendly albeit simple and timid. Despite being on the girly side, she prefers not to wear makeup. However, she’s natural beauty all on her own, so she doesn’t really need it! Husband-to-be Stevie, on the other hand, is a true country gentleman. He is a man’s man and very polite, evident in the way he answers with “Yes, ma’am” and “No, ma’am” during conversation.

One glance at each photo is all you need to tell just how genuine their feelings are for each other. Take a look at their natural smiles, the small kisses and gentle touches, and the blissful sparkle in their eyes. This is the reason why I do what I do. Capturing important memories of couples who look at each other the way they do, especially after years of being together, is such a privilege.

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Heaven Events Center || Orlando, FL

 Bride & Groom: Amanda & Ian
Ceremony: Faith Assembly of God
Reception: Heaven Events Center
Coordinator: Kristy Rapp Events
Videographer: Lucid Productions
Florals: Peddles
Cake Artist: Party Flavors
DJ: DJ JonJat
Make-up/Hair: A Touch of Fierce
Dress: Allure at Minerva’s Bridal
Menswear: Kenneth Cole

Presenting a handful of highlights from Amanda and Ian’s gorgeous wedding day! Preparations began at a humble home in Kissimmee where Amanda and her friends shared a celebratory drink. I quickly discovered that Amanda is the kind of girl you’d want in your circle of friends. It’s easy to tell her warm and friendly personality simply by just her ready smile and a perpetual brightness in her eyes. On the other hand, her husband-to-be is a laidback man who you can easily share a laugh or two with. Upon asking about his interests, he mentioned that looking good and cars as his top two.

The ceremony was held at the timid wedding chapel of Faith Assembly of God in Orlando, just enough to fit the intimate celebration, the couple having only invited close family and friends. Amanda wore a shapely yet flattering traditionally white gown with a sweetheart neckline that made sure all eyes were on her the moment she entered any room. The bridesmaids themselves also looked drop-dead gorgeous in their cerulean dresses, with the maid of honor looking wonderfully striking in plum. Ian and his groomsmen aided each other in looking their best in simple yet highly sleek monochromatic tuxedos. After the wedding, they took to the Heaven Event Center to continue the celebration in thematic blue and gold fashion. As evening rolled around, the sentimental day transitioned into a modest yet lively reception in the midst of good food and good company. Tears were shed as heartfelt messages were shared by closest family and friends, proving that Amanda and Ian are both loved as people and a couple. By the time dinner ended, party music began to blare, immediately guiding everyone to the dance floor. It’s definitely a shift from the day’s events, lifting everyone’s spirits in celebration of Amanda and Ian’s love.

Shortly after this ceremony, I had the pleasure to photograph Ian’s best man, Vijay’s, own wedding. Best wishes to the pair of beautiful couples!

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Leu Gardens || Orlando, Florida

Bride & Groom: Emily & Hoyt
Ceremony/Reception: Harry P. Leu Gardens
Cake Artist: Sweet! by Holly
Caterer: Arthur’s
DJ: Scott Buono
Florist:  Colonial Florist
Dress: Carolyn Allen, Stella York
Lighting & Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals
Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse
Bridesmaids: Modern Bridal Shop 

It was a Greek life party at the University of Florida that brought together charming couple Hoyt and Emily. Although Hoyt passionately detests taking photos, the love they share radiated throughout the entire day and kept their shoot exuberant and fun. Their sense of humor also preserved the smiles on their faces that lasted from getting ready to their luminous glowstick-laden goodbye.

Their big day was kicked off with a busy morning with Emily and her bridesmaids getting ready in downtown Orlando, donning matching PJ sets. The women shared loving, quiet moments together while lips were being lined and hair was being pinned. Emily chose her sorority sisters and two family sisters to be her bridesmaids. Each one wore a dusty pink floor-length dress that perfectly complemented the lush plants and background of the rose garden where Hoyt and Emily tied the knot. Before they slipped into their gowns, they had a celebratory toast of mimosas in colorful cups. Emily’s dress gracefully cascaded down from a ruched top and jeweled waistline, and its open back was detailed with crystal beading.

An exhilarating first look followed soon after. The two met under a canopy of green trees where shots of their reactions were captured. These few minutes of peace were an intimate prelude to their ceremony that both heightened their excitement and melted their nerves. Emily and Hoyt read their vows down a sun-bleached brick path surrounded by white chairs in the Leu Gardens. Blossoms encircled the bridal party and guests, and Emily’s triplet niece and nephews followed the groomsmen and bridesmaids down the aisle as the ring bearers and flower girl. After slipping on their rings, they shared their first kiss as husband and wife, one that seemed to be cut out of a movie scene due to the mix of the garden and glowing couple.

Shortly after the ceremony, guests headed to the ballroom in Leu Gardens where glowing lights and silver, sparkling table numbers with delicate sprays of baby’s breath waited for them. Frosted cupcakes with delectable flavors and intricate sprinkles lined white platters, and scrumptious appetizers were delicately placed on the tables. A guestbook in the shape of a tree stood framed where guests could write their names on leaves. The couple had cellophane wrapped party favors with La Croix waters and mini bottles of Deep Eddy Vodka, and prior to the ceremony handed out decorated paper gift bags with Orlando visitor guides and treats. Music spilling from the DJ’s booth throughout the night made skirts twirl and shiny dress shoes tap on the dance floor. Hoyt and Emily shared their first dances with her father and his mother. Smiles and kisses occupied the ballroom until late into the night, and neon glowsticks were handed out for guests to wave as Emily and Hoyt exited the venue. Although the reception ended, it was evident that everyone would be feeling wrapped in love long after that evening. 

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Casa Feliz || Winter Park, FL

Bride & Groom: Purnima & Pedro
Ceremony/Reception: Casa Feliz

Today, I have a few highlights and favorites from Purnima & Pedro’s Casa Feliz Wedding Day which was photographed in beautiful  Winter Park, Florida. I love this location a lot. Only a minimal amount of decor is needed because the venue is already stunning. 

Anyway, back to the unrelated questions about me (I now answer random questions about myself in order to gain an adequate amount of text for the blog post. This is because is to prevent myself from going crazy and writing the same things about a Wedding over & over again and also so that I at least have something written. lol! Apologies in advance if you expected the following to pertain to anything about the Wedding below…it doesn’t.) :

  • How and where do you prefer to study? – Not that I study anymore but when I did it was always in a quiet place. I don’t study well with any sort of noise around…even if it’s music. I’m easily distracted by things like tapping, clicking, and just any “small” noise that most people are able to block out.
  • What position do you sleep in? – My dog sleeps on the bed with me so the position I sleep in is typically an uncomfortable one because she insists on taking up the entire bed. She’s only 25lbs too so I really don’t know how it’s possible for a small dog to be able to do that but nonetheless that is what it is. I usually end up sleeping on my front positioned inconveniently right at the edge of the bed. 
  • What’s your all-time favorite town or city? Why? – There’s so many! Internationally, I think Paris is one of the most beautiful cities ever but then London will always be my all-time favorite cities just because there’s so much to do and see. I love the feeling I have whenever I’m there. I can’t explain it.

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Longwood Community Building || Longwood, FL

Bride & Groom: Sarah & Justtin
Ceremony/Reception: Longwood Community Building
DJ: Rhythm of the Night Entertainment

Today, I have a few highlights and favorites from Sarah & Justtin’s Longwood Wedding Day which was photographed all around Longwood Community Building. This location reminds me of Highland manor a little bit because it’s a similar shaped house and it’s light blue. 🙂 This was a very pretty fall day for two very lovely people.

Anyway, back to the unrelated questions about me:

  • Do you have a catchphrase? – Hmmm…I don’t know if I would necessarily call them catchphrases but there are random things I say quite often. A joke that doesn’t get old for me is whenever I can say “let’s not but say we did…”. I don’t know why but that’s always hilarious to me. Anything that rhymes with “see ya later” I find pretty hilarious too and I’ll use that at just about any opportunity. I just like really corny jokes I suppose. Ha!
  • What’s your reaction towards people who are outspoken about their beliefs? What conditions cause you to dislike or, conversely, enjoy talking with them? – I don’t really take issue with outspoken people and their beliefs. I think people are entitled to believe what that want. Opposing views are healthy and I think as long as there’s logic to why a person thinks the way they do then I think everything is all good. I think you can find common ground with anyone as long as your open to conversation. I think if a person is not open to hear your view the way you are open to theirs then that would cause dislike. I think you can easily enjoy a conversation with someone that happens to have opposite views to you as long as you’re both open to listen to each other.

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