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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.
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
Boy howdy, folks, have I been busy lately! Between the end of the semester, defending my prospectus, and then traveling up North? Phew, I’m exhausted!
Before I left for Rhode Island, a conference at Yale, and then a quick visit to NYC, I photographed TJ & Ashley’s beautiful wedding.
And right when I got back, there was Jessica & Jeff’s stunning and sweet beach wedding.
Keep your eyes peeled for both of those weddings coming up over the next month.
Lately I’ve been doing some headshots. On the left we have Deb who wanted an updated headshot for her international job search. On the right we have Alea who needed a headshot for her SGA presidency at Bainbridge State College.
Next up is Nikki. Once upon this past fall, she was one of my photography students (and her son just finished my photo class this spring too). Things changed drastically this spring when her husband passed unexpectedly. It was especially difficult as she also worked to finish the semester. There were days and weeks when she had her doubts (though I never did), but she succeeded and graduated from Florida State University this May! I am tremendously proud of my friend’s accomplishments and her resilience! In one of these photos you’ll see her holding a framed image of her and her husband – it was important to her to have him by her side for this event since he had supported her through her education and over half her life.
Last up for today we have Jana! She just turned 22 and had a Kate Spade themed birthday dinner (lucky gal!). We couldn’t resist taking a fun portrait and headshot of the lass to celebrate the event!
So forgive me for being tremendously busy, my dear friends. I hope these photos make up for it a little. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to hop back to the dissertation process and work on putting together my summer art appreciation courses. 😀
Amberlyn is my littlest sister’s best friend. And she even volunteers with me at the Zebulon Theater in Cairo. I was thrilled when I found out she wanted me to take her senior portraits. And let me tell you, this chick and I had a blast and then some!
We met up at her family’s home outside of Thomasville and then ventured into Thomasville’s big oak and a nifty little garden. Check out the gorgeous smile on this lass! What’s even better? She’s got the brains to match! This is a Scholars Academy girl! Good luck with your Senior Year, Amberlyn!
Once upon a time I was a little girl. And I’d go over to Kristin’s house to swim and she’d come over to our house to play with the bunnies. Years go by and POOF! Kristin’s engaged!
Ok, there was only poofing in my mind. Truth be told, Kristin & Bryan started dating about 4 and a half years ago. They went on a blind date and giggled over the movie Enchanted.
Ok, so Bryan may not have giggled. But he certainly had me in stitches during their morning shoot!
Two little known facts I learning on the shoot: Bryan is not at all hesitant about huge horses (yeah, right) and the antique couch they brought used to sit in Kristin’s grandparents’ home. I loved that they incorporated something important to them into the session!
Now get ready for a whole bunch of sweetness, people! After seeing these photos you may not need as much sugar in your coffee. 😉
*le sigh!* I LOVE shooting people in LOVE! Can’t wait for your Nov 4th Wedding! Practically giddy over here!
Neha is a darling lass in Thomasville. She’ll be graduating from Thomas County Central High School this upcoming year. We met up downtown and explored slews of places and had a blast despite the heat & gnats.
She brought a few outfits to change into but, by far, her smile is the best! Ok ok, enough of me being a cheese ball. On to the photos!
Interested in your own Senior Session? Email Ansley at Hello@AnsleyStudio.com for more info or check out our Portrait Guide!