Jade and Rob, married in Orlando

We were thrilled to photograph Jade and Rob's wedding last weekend in Orlando. It truly was an afternoon of non-stop fun.

Jade's florals were great!

And so were her shoes.

Just married!

A poignant moment after the ceremony with Rob's mother, who is very ill and somehow managed the strength to leave her wheelchair behind for her son's wedding.

It was so exciting, their emphasis on photography. They planned two hours between the conclusion of the ceremony and the beginning of the reception. Needless to say, that left us with ample time for the creative portrait session.

The newlyweds.

The men.

The women.

The bridal party

What a fun bunch!

I love these two bridal portraits of Jade

One more portrait of the happy couple.

Joining the reception...

The first dance.

Congratulations Jade and Rob! It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of your day. May God richly bless you as you begin your new life together.


Kaiya, Katherine and Kevin's family session in Oralndo

Several years ago when I worked in the marketing office at Florida Hospital, Katherine was one of my colleagues. She and Kevin married a few years back and just last year they were blessed with little Kaiya.

Last weekend I finally had the opportunity to meet Kaiya. What a little beauty!


Playing with mommy and daddy.

Then we headed over to the golf course (now that's my kind of session!)

How cute is this expression!

Thanks, Katherine, Kevin and Kaiya for sharing a little slice of life with me. You are a beautiful family!


What's cooking?

Several months ago our dear friends in Orlando, Amanda and Paul, launched a project called Eat Like a Rabbit. Amanda and Paul are vegetarian and on their website they share recipes and restaurant reviews and all kinds of other useful information that has to do with food.

Joy and I don't claim to be vegetarian, but we do tend to lean that way most of the time. So in the spirit of Thanksgiving, with everyone spending the next two days making trips to the grocery store and slaving in front of the kitchen stove, you might enjoy paying a visit to Eat Like a Rabbit. There are truly some delectable recipes on there, and we can vouch for it!

A very creative picture of Amanda and Paul (courtesy of Paul's mother Kathleen) taken from their "About us" section of their website.


Kim and Nick's Orlando e-session

It was months ago when I met with Kim and her mother at Lisa Konecny's home. At the time, Nick was out of town and so I've really been looking forward to meeting him for a while now.

The other day we met in Winter Park for their engagement session. Kim and Nick met each other when they were students at Rollins College, so doing the session on Park Ave was an obvious choice.

Love that jacket! ;-)

An awesome couple in front of a super-cool background.

I tried to make it look like they were fighting, but the just couldn't.

Look at these two!

Lakeside at Rollins.

And a big surprise, while we were shooting we bumped into Nadalie and Ben, one of our wedding couples from over three years ago! It was super-cool to get to see them again, even if only for a few minutes.

Congratulations Kim and Nick! It was an absolute blast hanging out and I can't wait for your big day coming up in April. It's going to be fabulous!


Gillie and Cy's autumn portrait session

The fall colors come and go so quickly, but we were able to squeeze in Gillie and Cy's portrait session before the colors disappeared. It was an absolutely perfect day and these two twins played to their heart's content. It was a blast!

So adventurous.

Thanks, guys, for a wonderful afternoon and thanks for sharing with us a little slice of life.


Rachel and Curt, married in Washington DC

When Curt called several months ago to see if we were available to photograph their wedding in Washington DC we were immediately excited. He and Rachel were guests at Heather and Todd's wedding in May at the Intercontinental Hotel in Buckhead Atlanta.

We talked at great length about their photographic preferences and they were very clear that above all else they wanted us to capture moments and emotions. Rachel and Curt and their families made it easy. They had the most beautiful wedding and we were so privileged to be there with them.

The florals.

Vera Wang wedding shoes and...

Stuart Weitzman dancing shoes!

Signing the Ketubah.

Curt's brother-in-law using two cameras at the same time!

Rachel's smile is contagious...you'll notice it's a theme.

I love how Jewish weddings involve both parents escorting their child down the aisle.

Smiling at everyone smiling.

It's official!

Sometimes it does take a village. ;-)

One of my favorite images of the night. Curt and his father.

The first dance. Rachel's Vera Wang gown was lovely and we were particularly fond of the fringed bow in the back.

The Hora is always one of my favorite moments of the wedding celebration.

The father-daughter dance.

When both parents are marrying off their last child, they do the Mezinka. Both mothers are seated side by side on the dance floor with wreaths placed on their heads, while the wedding party and guests dance around them.

Rachel's father during one of the toasts.

We were also excited that our wedding clients and dear friends Heather and Todd were there to celebrate with Rachel and Curt. Todd joked when I took this picture that I could use it in our marketing material to show what a happy couple looks like after 6 months of wedded bliss. :-)

Since we were unable to squeeze in an engagement session prior to their wedding, we did one the day after the wedding. It was so cold, but they braved the wind and burr and we got some really fun images.

We had the rare and unusual opportunity to ride with the bride and groom back to the hotel after the wedding. And on the way Rachel and Curt acknowledged what Joy and I noticed all night long. They both have absolutely amazing families who care so deeply for each other. It was a blessing to witness and a true joy to photograph.

Congratulations, Rachel and Curt on your marriage and on your new life together. It was an absolute pleasure spending the day with you. May God continue to bless you.