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Robert and Julaine's Engagement Session at Cypress Grove Estate Park

Summer is almost here! This means that we are now entering the wedding photography season. I'm so fortunate to live in Orlando where there are so many amazing parks and lakes. There is an abundance of beautiful photo shoot locations here. After all, Florida is called the sunshine state and Orlando is called the city of Beautiful!

I love to incorporate sunsets in my photo shoots whenever possible. Golden hour lighting (1 hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset) has that ethereal warm glow that looks gorgeous in photographs. I try to schedule all of my photo shoots in the mornings or early evenings. That's exactly what we did for Robert and Julaine's Engagement Session at Cypress Grove Estate Park. We caught the gorgeous golden hour light!

Robert and Julaine came to Orlando for their vacation. They are both currently living in Jamaica but love to spend as much time as possible in Florida. Having family living throughout Florida gives them a great excuse to visit often. Robert had set up a surprise proposal for Julaine which he had arranged with Julaine's family for months. I had the honor of photographing their engagement session just a couple of days after Robert proposed to Julaine. They are truly best friends who love to spend time in the outdoors and traveling. They wanted a natural setting for their engagement photos and had seen some images online that I had taken at Cypress Grove Estate Park. They fell in love with the idea of doing their engagement session there as well. Here is a quick sneak peek of their beautiful images


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!