Amelia and Joe got engaged exactly a year ago at Leu gardens, which you can see here. This year, they celebrated their love at The Club Continental in Jacksonville, FL. It is such a stunning venue! I loved seeing their families come together, and truly enjoyed seeing how much they were like their respective families. Their reception was full of energy, excitement, and bliss. My favorite part was definitely the father daughter dance! They absolutely KILLED IT! I am so happy to share these photos with you all.
VENUE: THE CLUB CONTINENTAL
SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER: CHANTELL CRUZ
Last year, I got to watch Victoria walk down the aisle to marry Lucas as one of her bridesmaids. This year, I got to document them welcoming baby Josiah! We set out early morning to Cypress Grove Estate/Park for their maternity session. It's such a cute little park, that is ALSO a wedding venue, hello future brides! It's a stunning location in Orlando. Enjoy the photos from the session below!
A sunrise session with this beautiful and loving family. It may not look like it, but this session was shot in 50 degree weather, which is basically below zero for us Floridians! They were so flexible and toughed out the cold. We ended up driving back to their house, where we finished up the session to stay nice and cozy.
A beautiful sunset Mommy & Me session on 35mm film. Fuji 400H and Ilford HP5.
Christina and Kevin on some good ol' 35mm Porta 400 and Ilford HP5 film.
We were blessed with beautiful weather for this bridal session by the beach. Thank you, Florida!
"She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed"
The day of their engagement came straight out of the most romantic novel you've ever read. Joe, with the help of one of Amelia's closet friends, planned a day full of excitement and pampering leading up to the big moment. He sent her on a scavenger hunt to all her favorite places. Did I mention he made sure she got an appointment to the nail salon?!
The last part of the scavenger hunt ended at Amelia's apartment, where she found a stunning maroon dress waiting for her. After she got dressed, her friend brought her to Leu Gardens where the love of her life was waiting.
It was so exciting to be able to capture this moment. I couldn't wipe the smile off my face! I'm so lucky I get to witness love every day! Congratulations Amelia and Joe!
We woke up bright and early to catch all the pretty light at Disney's Boardwalk. It was absolutely FREEZING, and I wound up wearing Meghan's sweater around my head to keep my ears warm haha! Meghan and Chase have been dating for 7 years, since they were 14! I met them in my first year of college, (me and Meghan are sorority sisters!) and have watched their love for each other only grow more deeply throughout the years. I'm so honored that I got the chance to capture this season of their life.