Posts Tagged 'engagement photography'
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.
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
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, my clients rock! Truly! Blair left me these super sweet words about her photography experience on my FB fan page: “Ansley took my engagement and wedding photos. You don’t understand our experience. I HATE pictures of myself. I never smile and I am just not comfortable… Ansley made it feel so easy and natural. I felt so relaxed, which is totally not me. We have AWESOME ENGAGEMENT PICTURES and memorable wedding photos that I will cherish forever. And it wasn’t one of two, it was all of them. I couldn’t decide which ones I wanted because they were all amazing. Thank you so much for making my big day even better!!!!”
Well hot diggity dog! I’m so happy that she’s so happy that I’m going to share some of their top engagement photos. Only partially because we had a blast. And I got kidnapped.
This is where the kidnapping came in. Jody & Blair whisked me off to his family’s land outside of town. This is one of the old homes they hope to fix up and grow their own family in. Super sweet!
Thanks, Blair & Jody, for taking me on that adventure! And, uh, returning me too. 😉
I absolutely love it when people leave happy reviews on my FB Fan Page. Wanna make my day? Pop over there and leave some kind words and a whole slew of stars. One of my brides, Catherine, left these words of praise: “Ansley is an incredibly talented photographer. She’s done my engagement and wedding photos, which have all come out beautifully. She’s very personable and easy to work with. She also has a knack for making everyone feel comfortable when being photographed.”
Bob & Catherine and I met years back through a fellow photographer over a sushi dinner. It was my first time having sushi. Now I brave white tuna and eel with the best of ’em! But back to the love birds.
When we started talking about their engagement session we brainstormed on their favorite places. Anyone can take their clients to abandoned locations (wait, is that just me?), but their favorite place is Disney World. And, it’s a small world after all, cause I love that place too! Map? Who needs a map? Just drop me somewhere on Disney Property that isn’t a swamp and I’ll find my way to Splash Mountain.
For our first adventure, we spent 3 whole days at Disney. It was absolutely a blast! Let’s see if you can name all these locations!
Epcot has absolutely slews of unique locations for portraits.
Remember when Catherine said I have a knack for making people comfortable?
This is exactly what she was talking about! 🙂
Bob & Catherine ended up moving to the Orlando area for work. Which means their annual passes came even more in handy! They decided to celebrate their marriage in Orlando’s trendy CityArts Factory.
Bob has custom chucks made for him and his groomsmen. Under their license just happened to be their unique ceremony.
Yes, that says “zombies”
Catherine’s dress was short and gold! Exceptionally fun!
Their celebration, vows, and hand-fasting ceremony took place on stage where they were surrounded by a semi-circle of friends and family members.
Downstairs they had a glass-blowing demonstration during the cocktail hour.
Never have I ever seen something so interesting and unique at a wedding!
And to top it all off, there were some epic rounds of RockBand!
Please note: groupies are not provided by Ansley and must be your own adoring fans.
Click here to explore the rest of their wedding celebration.
Bob & Catherine, thank you for leaving such wonderful words about me and letting me share your beautiful (and fun!) wedding.