Archive for the ‘Engagement’ Category

Arielle and Jason are one of the sweetest couples, and they  have the cutest story of how they met.  Jason has vacationed at South Seas Plantation ever since he was a little boy.  One year Arielle joined her friend’s family on vacation there as well.  Arielle and Jason met for the first time outside room 15 at Jensen’s Twin Palm Resort on the bay.  They spent much of their time hanging out at South Seas Plantation that week, and one thing led to another.  We had a wonderful time hanging out with them at South Seas, talking about the places they’d go and the things they’d do while vacationing there.  Arielle broke her toe just a few days before the shoot, but she was such a trooper!  We had to include a shot of her with her boot and without it.  We are thrilled to be shooting their wedding this June!

The room where the couple met:

Engaged: Cassie & Scott

October 6, 2009

Cassie and Scott are one of the cutest couples I have ever met.  They met in St. Augustine while Cassie was in college.  One thing I love about meeting all different couples is that each couple has a different personality and I love bringing that out in people.  Cassie and Scott are both surfers who love having fun and love the outdoors, and they gave me free reign to do whatever I wanted.  So I thought it would only be fitting if they had a picnic.  Asside from the heat and the mosquitoes, it would be something memorable for them to look back on later and enjoy.  We had so much fun at Koreshan Park.   Here are some pictures.

We were already breaking a few rules, so I brought water instead of champagne:

Shari & Sean

October 2, 2009

Shari Bare has a very special place in my heart.  When I first became interested in wedding photography, she is the photographer who let me tag along and learn the ropes.  She has taken me to dinner, told me all about the industry, and really helped me grow as a photographer.  Shari is one of the most wonderful people you will ever meet – she’s always kind, never assuming, and makes you feel all happy inside when you talk with her!  So you can imagine how sad I was to hear that she was moving to Austin, TX.  A few weeks before she and Sean moved, we shot their engagement session.  They were just married this past weekend, and I thought it would be lovely to post their engagement session in honor of their marriage.  Shari, we really miss you here!  I hope Texas is as wonderful as all the Texans claim!

First, a few shots from inside their apartment:

We went to Blu Sushi on Third Street South in Naples.  It was the last day they were open. They said they would re-open during season, but Matt and I have confirmed that Blu Sushi is no where near re-opening. And we’re kind of bitter that we don’t know who they sold the furniture to!

No Naples day is complete without a trip to the beach:

And no trip to the beach is complete without trashing your dress:

They requested a few shots that could be made into panoramas.  I thought we could end with this one:

Congrats on your wedding, Shari, and I hope you are having an awesome honeymoon!!!

Prity and Shak were SO much fun.

Shari and Sean have moved to Austin, and I was flattered to shoot their engagement session before they left.

We had an awesome engagement session with Kelly and Matt!

Daniela & Brian

June 8, 2009

We were thrilled to shoot Daniela and Brian’s engagement photos while they were vacationing in Naples. They are one of the sweetest couples we have met and we were thrilled that we got to hang out with them!  Here are a few of our favorite shots from the day:

Deanna & Casey

June 4, 2009

I was SO excited when I heard Matt’s cousin, Deanna, was engaged to Casey.  Casey is such a wonderful guy and we are thrilled to invite him into the family.  I was even more thrilled that they asked us to be a part of their wedding.  We met them at downtown Fort Myers and had a wonderful engagement session.

I’ve known Jenny since high school and I can’t tell you how excited I was when I found out she was engaged! I remember the first time I told her I met Matt. And then she met Carlos. So of course I wanted to shoot her wedding!  So we took her and Carlos around town for a fun and eventful engagement session. We can’t wait for their June 20 wedding!

A favorite from tonight

February 26, 2009

I’m still making my way through Carlos and Jenny’s engagement session, and I found this little gem tonight. It makes me smile inside.