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I love these two and their whole family. We hugged, we laughed, we cried. It’s true. And they’ve remained great online friends since the wedding. Their wedding was bursting with love and joy. It’s what you hope for with every wedding.

We started off with a summer engagement shoot in Maclay Gardens. We met very early in the morning and stuck to the shade as much as possible. Even with that, these two a smiling and looking fabulous while we were slowly being drenched in sweat.


I know – they’re the cutest. All dapper and in love. There’s more of this ahead as we look at their wedding. They styled it with rich peacock colors.


Know what’s extra special? When the groom designs the engagement ring. Good job, Mike! Bonus: the center stone is Alexandrite and shifts from green to pink depending on the light. It’s stunning!



Kirsten’s dress was covered in lace and looked like a pale pale green or grey depending on the light. I adore the deep pink ribbon with and sweet floral Manolo Blahnik shoes.



I just adore photos of the bride as she gets ready.


That is one happy momma!



Just a reminder of how stunning those shoes are…




Mike & Kirsten opted for a First Look. If you’ve been wondering what they are, it’s when a couple decides to see each other alone before the ceremony. They’re always beautiful, intimate, and filled with loads of emotions. As a bonus, you can go ahead and shoot many of your formal portraits so it’s easier (and faster) to move into the reception.





This little dude just wasn’t having it. No children were harmed in the making of this wedding photo.



Guys, it’s favor time – please make a large print of this and pull it out for her wedding one day. It’s a precious moment! And it will make future me cry.


My favorite parts of the ceremony? The couple each being walked down the aisle by their family and Kirsten’s minister father conducting the ceremony. Pssst…my dad is also a reverend and I hope one day he’ll do the same for me and my sister.















Pssst – their wedding food was so wonderful it was featured in an article in the Tallahassee Democrat!





Thanks to you and your family for inviting me along for your lovely wedding day! Best wishes for a happy future!

Venue: Lieto Fine Farm, Monticello, Florida
Bridal Gown: Theia Bridal
Bridal Heels: Manolo Blahnik
Bridal Boots: Ariat
Catering & Bartending: Truly Scrumptious, Thomasville, Georgia
Flowers: purchased from Costco and arranged by the bride and groom
Cake: Tupelo’s Bakery, Monticello, Florida
Engagement Ring: designed & created by Paul Vermylen III

My friend in Tallahassee Kiirah fell in love with a British fellow named Chris. In the most amazing random crazy wonderful happenstance, all three of us were in London at the same exact time…for one day.

So, of course, we did a whirlwind of an engagement session! These two crazy in love kids met at the Globe Theatre. So it was our very first stop. Ok, after a traditional English breakfast (where I ate black pudding). Nom!


Aren’t they just the sweetest? They’re pretty darn fantastic individually but even more awesome together. We decided to take the Tube (Underground) for some more portraits and grabbed this one on the way.


They’re in their own little world when they’re together. Our last stop was near Parliment, the Elizabeth Tower, and Big Ben. I’m almost certain we saw Peter Pan flying around there…


Chris & Kiirah – I had a fantastic time adventuring around with you two today! Thanks for the traditional English ice cream (it’s a Mr. Whippy with a Flake)! And, Chris, I hope your family better understands what an engagement session is after seeing these photos. 😉


Life works in crazy ways. I’ve known Ben for ages through my best friend (and his big brother) Will. And I feel like I’ve heard truly wonderful things about this mystery lady Donna for ages too. She wasn’t really a mystery, I just hadn’t met her yet. They’re going to have a lovely wedding in Savannah soon and I couldn’t wait to spend some time with these love birds. We headed down to Maclay Gardens for some late afternoon sun and were oh-so-thankful that the breeze and shade from the trees made it feel 15+ degrees cooler than the rest of Tallahassee.







See the lovely quilt below? Ben’s grandmother handmade that quilt for his parents to celebrate their marriage. So very sweet that they wanted to incorporate this detail and family heirloom into their portraits!



Can’t wait to see you two in Savannah! Be on the lookout for a sneak peek of their wedding photos this summer!


The (now) Harrell Family and I met back on April 1 for their engagement session. We turned it into a family session for them so we could include the sweet children. We met up at the Big Oak in Thomasville before moving downtown and then to their family farm outside of Cairo. It’s the same farm their wedding was at nearly 6 days later!

Aren’t they the cutest? Click here to learn more about our portrait sessions!

I had so much fun this weekend photographing Dee & Dustin for their engagement session! The soon-to-be Bride decided on a fresh, summer theme. We grabbed an antique love seat and then they snuggled on one of her grandmother’s quilts. They even went fishing after cuddling up by Dustin’s Airstream (the duo takes it to music festivals). I’m very excited about their wedding in September and can’t wait to see how Dee styles it!