StarryEyed Stories ~ Mount Dora Anniversary Session

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We started at his favorite bench. Albert and Monica were out celebrating nine years together, but it couldn’t be all about romance. The relationships that last are always about more. To stand the test of time a couple must also include daily doses of fun and laughter.

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Monica and Albert decided to use quaint downtown Mt. Dora as their backdrop. Their story began there when they worked together at a small restaurant. Eventually they began a long courtship which lasted four years and led to a two year engagement. That magic moment happened on a different bench near Mt. Dora’s charming lighthouse. They decided to sit and take a moment to reminisce.

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Now they’ve been married three years. Albert works managing a highly rated restaurant in Mt. Dora and Monica teaches at a local high school. They enjoy fine dining experiences out and cozy nights in watching documentaries or playing video games. Life can be hectic, but spending time together remains a priority. The natural way they smile at each other shows a love that thrives in spite of challenges.

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As marriage requires compromise, they posed for both fun and romantic shots. Monica chose an old gate and abandoned warehouse for the blend of nature and industry reflecting her love of nature and his love of tech. They hold hands standing together in front of the aging metal wall where vines sprout subtly showing a passing of time. They are at a point where they are each other’s past, present and future. No one knows where the next chapter of life will lead, but they have discovered that together they are home.

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Home is wherever I’m in your arms.

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Breast Cancer Awareness

October Sessions

Did you know that the health benefits of breast feeding aren’t only for your little one? Breast feeding can lower your risk for breast cancer! So, not only does nursing provide an amazing bond between you are your little one, awesome health benefits for your baby, it also has incredible health benefits for you!

To raise awareness of the awesome health benefits breast feeding provides… StarryEyed Photography is offering half off Mamma and Me sessions!
And to honor all the amazing breast cancer survivors and fighters who inspire us everyday with their strength, StarryEyed Photography is offering free mini sessions to these amazing women!
Please pass this along to any survivors or fighters you know!

You can read more about lowering your risk of breast cancer here: http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/cancer-information/cancer-topics/prevention-and-screening/health/breastfeeding.html

*some restrictions apply. Facebook has nothing to do with this offer. Mamma and Me sessions are not just limited to nursing mothers.*

peace and love - amanda

Something Blue ~ Orlando Wedding Photography

One of my favorite wedding traditions has to be something blue! Okay, so it might be because it is my favorite color! 😉 But, I love to see the creative way brides choose to incorporate their something blue into their wedding day attire!

Some brides choose to wear a blue garter.
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Some have blue details on their shoes
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Some have blue details on their bouquets
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Some brides choose blue jewelry…
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Which, I’m not gonna lie.. is one of my favorite ways! Only because I love sapphires so much and it’s one way that I used blue in my wedding!

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I also a made a blue anklet with a penny on it to fulfill another tradition… since I wasn’t going to have any shoes for my penny, I decided to wear it as close as possible. 🙂

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What traditions are you choosing to incorporate into your beautiful day? How will you use blue in your day?

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Orlando Wedding Photography ~ Candace and Tyler

I don’t really know where to start…. photographing these bridal portraits were very special to me because Tyler is my little brother and Candace is my newest sister!
I know what I am biased, but these two are loving, fun and awesome people!  It was such a pleasure to be able to capture this amazing time in their lives!
Please enjoy these lovely images as much as I enjoyed taking them!

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Flowers by Claudia’s pearl florist
Hair and make up by Surface Color Spa
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Wedding Photography Tips ~ The First Look

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The “first look” is a new wedding tradition that gives the couple a private moment before the ceremony to see each other for the first time.  The couple has reveal moment where they see each other for the first time.  This tradition allows the couple to have several private moments before the craziness begins.

Weddings, all though amazing, goes by crazy fast.  This time allows the couple to delight in each other before that all begins.

During this time you could talk about your vows, exchange gifts or simply just be.

After the first look, typically the bridal portraits are taken, first just the bride and groom and then the entire wedding party.

This allows for a longer and more intimate portrait session.  Typically these portraits can be more creative because there is no time restraint like there would be if these images were taken during cocktail hour with the rest of the family portraits.

Remember, the first look is not for everyone.  This is your wedding so do what works for you!

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Melbourne Wedding Photography ~ StarryEyed Photography

It was my pleasure to capture a lovely, intimate wedding in Melbourne, Fl.
Family and friends came together with the bride in this DIY wedding to make the day beautiful and memorable.

The bride’s sister is an amazing talented cake baker, she made an amazing cake and surprised the groom with an awesome groom’s cake!

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Venue & Room Decor: Raddison Suites Melbourne, Florida
Details, Cake, Florals: DIY
Photography: StarryEyed Photography

Orlando Maternity Photography ~ Bonjour Bébé

About a year and a half ago, I was about ready to embark on the greatest adventure of my life thus far. I was eight months pregnant and my family and friends were coming together to celebrate the birth of my first child!

Now, my hubby and I opted to not find out the sex of the baby until he/she  joined us in this world. I know, not the norm… but it was an amazing surprise in the birthing room and it worked for us.

So, because of that planning a baby shower became a little more difficult. I did not want an all yellow baby shower, so I decided to focus the theme of the shower towards my interests.

We had a Parisian Cafe “Bonjour Bébé” themed shower! It was so much fun… pastries, biscotti (I know, Italian… but I love them!) and coffee cupcakes! It was the perfect way to welcome our little bundle of joy.  Again, I want to thank all of my dear family and friends who came together to make my shower simply perfect!

 

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Shortly after, I was given my push present from my hubby!! I have the best hubby ever! It was such an amazing surprise.

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A star to represent our new little star.

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Me at 31 weeks. Can’t believe that was just a year and a half ago.