Emily and Thomas Southern Charm Wedding at Cypress Grove Estate House

I always love seeing when two best friends fall madly in love with each other. 


When Emily and Thomas look at each other, you know that there is an inner dialogue that only they know the language for. They Fell in love during summer camp and Thomas later proposed during an evening dinner joined by family.

After months of planning their wedding day with the loving help of Emily's beautiful mother Judy and their talented wedding planner Stephanie from Swanky I do's, I have to say that the wedding was simply stunning. There were lots of little meaningful details throughout the space such as family heirlooms. The ceremony space at Cypress Grove Estate house looks over lake Jessamine and was gorgeously decorated with flowers designed by Flowers by Lesley.

Some of my favourite details of the wedding include:

The bridal parties faux fur shawls to keep them warm

A table of family wedding pictures as you entered the house

a blanket station at the ceremony site to keep guest warms as the weather was a little chilly 

a amazing band called Bay King Band's performing during the reception and who got everybody dancing right away

I would like to take a moment to thank them both for allowing me to capture such a special day for them. Congratulations Emily and Thomas on your new venture as husband and wife!

Here is their sneak peek.

VENDORS: Wedding Planner: Swanky I dos. Venue: Cypress Grove Estate House. Catering: Big City Catering. Flowers: Flowers by Lesley. Makeup/ Hair: LeJeune Hair and Makeup Videographer: Eli Meyer Studio Band: Bay King Bands Cake: Party Flavours Custom Cakes


Amanda and Christopher's maternity session

How do I even start this blog post? It's about to get sentimental.

Amanda and Christopher will always have a special place in my heart! I meet them as a recently engaged couple during their engagement session in Winter Park a few years back. I think we laughed and giggled the entire shoot and shared some deep parts of our journeys too.

We were then honoured to get to photograph their wedding. It would be the last wedding my Husband and I photographed together before he passed away from cancer just a few months later.

He was so sick at the time but made a decision to be a part of capturing their wedding day no matter what. Some clients ask me what will happen if I'm unable to photograph their wedding (which is an important question) - and I'm proud to say that I have never missed a wedding- ever. I photographed a wedding 3 days after my husband passed away. Most people would see this am unbearable task- but I had made a decision that as long as I have two legs and two arms- I will be there.

Just like I had been there for Amanda and Christopher documenting some of their most important moments of their lives, they had been there for me while going through some of my hardest moments of my life.

I was so happy to find out that Amanda and Christopher were blessed with TWINS. Our reunion was a heartwarming one during our maternity session at Cypress Grove Estate Park. We laughed and caught up just like old friends. The most amazing things is, that Amanda Gave birth just a couple of days after our session! These images are super special to me!


Amy and Josh’s Capen House Wedding in Winter Park

Amy and Josh’s Intimate wedding at the Capen House in Winter Park was simply stunning. There are few backdrops as gorgeous as the beautiful lake osceola in Winter park. The lake, fluffy clouds and soft lighting created the perfect athmosphere for gorgeous wedding pictures. Amy wore a beautiful off white (peachy) colored wedding dress and Josh’s wore a Navy blue suite which complimented her dress perfectly. Her wedding train was super dreamy and long! Amy and Josh’s wedding theme traditional with a hint of rustic and vintage detailing. 


Capen house is a historic landmark in the middle of the Prestigeous Winter Park area. It is a boutique style venue with a rustic feel. The venue’s original architecture includes gorgeous 1885 heart pine floors throughout. The Capen house is the historic estate of sculptor Albin Polasek. The home is very inviting, bright and airy.


Their wedding ceremony was held in the backyard which is landscaped with lush greenery and flowers and nestled amongst some of Albin’s famous sculptures. The reception and dinner was held inside the Capen House.


I’m so in love with how their wedding images came out and excited to share them with you!