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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What’s in my bag ~ Orlando Wedding Photographer

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On a regular basis, my camera bag looks pretty much like this.  For a wedding, it is usually much more stuffed and I also have a second bag I carry around… but I figured I would not bore you with ALL my stuff!

I use a Lola Epiphanie camera bag! I love it!  I can stuff so much in it… would wouldn’t even believe me… but one thing that I love most about it is it looks like a purse.  When I am traveling, most people do  not even realize it is a camera bag.

I shoot with a Nikon D7000 and a 50mm 1.8.  (I have a back up camera, not pictured because I used it to take the picture.  Duh.)

I have a couple of other zoom lenses and my flash…

Extra SD cards, pen, business card, hard tie, and other small camera accessories (in the yellow star bag)

I also keep my purple star in my camera bag at all times.  It is a small charm that I picked up on my trip to Stockholm and it makes me happy.

The newest camera to to my proverbial camera bag is… a Canon AE-1 program! My first film camera!  Right now I am still learning (or re-learning… the first camera I ever used was a film camera in middle school!) and having fun.  I hope one day that it is something that I could incorporate into my business.

 

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Thanks for taking a look into my camera bag with me!

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Orlando Wedding Photography ~ Carolyn and Joe’s Wedding

Originally posted May 22, 2012

I think that the Carolyn’s sister said it best… “their love is inspirational.” You can see it in the way the look at each other. You can see it in the way they talk to each other. It was a blessing to be able to capture their day!
Carolyn, with her exquisite taste, styled everything perfectly. The details were so cute! Though their were a few unwelcome showers, they made it work.
They are the reason I love this job so much. Blessings Carolyn and Joe! Thank you for letting me document your love!

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I love the top left image! Joe just could not wait til the end to give her a kiss, he sneaked one in while everyone was praying. 🙂

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Orlando Wedding Photography ~ Carolyn & Joe’s Engagement Session

Originally posted May 14, 2012

When I got the opportunity to shoot Carolyn and Joe’s wedding, I was really excited! Carolyn is an interior designer, so I knew I was in for a treat. Carolyn by nature is very stylish. (Hello, she’s a designer.) As I hoping, their engagement shoot and wedding were beautiful! They are just both so in love and you can just tell by they way they look at each other. They were so comfortable and natural in front of the camera.
Their engagement session is amazing and so is their wedding! I can’t wait to show those images later this week!

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That moment! – archive

Originally posted November 21, 2010

I had that moment! Yes, *that* moment in life where you know you are doing what you meant to be doing and everything in life is coming together.

I am so incredibly happy right now! Most things in my life are pretty darn good.  I have an amazing husband, a roof over my head, a full-time job (non-photography related), great family and friends!  I mean, I’m not rolling in cash or anything, but I am comfortable.  Plus, I am doing what I love to do!  I am embarking on my journey to be a professional photographer.  I have done several portrait shoots, which I love doing but last weekend I did my first event.  I photographed a Quinceanera!  One of my friend’s asked me if I would photograph her cousin’s Quinceanera, and I am not one to turn down a photographic opportunity, so I said sure! I knew that there would be a language barrier, but I was not too worried about it.  Most people there spoke at least a  little English and hablo muy poquito Espanol… so it worked! I had a blast, we met before hand to take getting ready photos, then we went to a park to have some formal shots before hand.  It was a really good time!!!

Then, on Sunday when I was editing photos… everything came out so good, I got such great shots! I just was looking over all the shots and I was just so happy.  I nearly started to cry.  THIS is what I want to do with me life.  I want to give people the gift of memory, so to speak.  I love documenting life and love and then being able to give people a memento from that day.

It was very refreshing! It was an amazing epiphany.  😀