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Carolyn & Brian: Alfond Inn Wedding Brunch

The sound of a bustling restaurant at Alfond Inn was drowned out by the tap of a spoon on a water glass.  Brendon had the spoon in his hand and was tapping on his water glass to indicate that he was ready to give a speech.  A speech that I’m sure he practiced.  A speech […]

August 10, 2018

Portraits, Wedding

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Song & Trinh: Blue Themed Gainesville Wedding

All it took was one date.    One date at Disney Springs with Trinh wearing that black lace dress. One date and Song knew that Trinh was THE one.  Their whirlwind romance started with the app, Coffee meets Bagel.  They both felt the connection and started planning their future together.  In less than a year, […]

August 3, 2018

Wedding

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Modern Garden Wedding Inspo

Kissimmee Lakefront Park has a wedding pavilion that (I think) is a hidden gem.  Its located in a lush corner surrounded by greenery and provided the perfect backdrop for are garden themed styled shoot.  Just a hop away from Orlando, this venue offers the most beautiful backdrop while also offering beautiful lake views and lots […]

July 25, 2018

Personal, Wedding

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Mark & Jen: Kadence Orlando Lot Wedding

It was 730pm.  Mark had just arrived to Kadence,  dressed in his grey suit.  He looked perfect, except, he was missing his tie.  A tie he never learned how to tie himself. A tie that Jen had always did for him.  His friends attempt to help him.  It came out crooked.  They tried again– it […]

July 23, 2018

Wedding

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Jiri & Asha: Gold and Red Hindu Wedding

The entrance of the Westin Lake Mary was full.  Jiri and Asha’s family and friends, phones in hand, were ready to record the much awaited arrival of Jiri.  The loud thumping of the drums could be heard in the background.  Jiri rounded the corner, sitting on the seat of the red, Ferrari convertible.  As the […]

June 27, 2018

Wedding

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Bob & Hannah: Downtown St. Petersburg Wedding

Mike, Bob’s dad, held the mic with both hands, looked at Bob and took a deep breathe.   “Some parents will say that their kids never got in trouble and that they’re angels.  Most of the time I say ‘that’s bullshit’ but in the case of Bob, its true.  He was the perfect kid”.  Mike […]

June 27, 2018

Wedding

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Daytona & Brannon Civic Center Wedding

Daytona Beach & Brannon Civic Center Wedding Khanh stood there facing towards the door, hands held in front of him.  The door opened and Linda emerged.  She started walking towards him, arms linked with her father’s.  Khanh’s eyes lit up and his smile grew larger.  When Linda saw Khanh she smiled so big that her […]

March 30, 2018

Wedding

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Traditional Vietnamese Ao Dai Session

A Letter To My Brother On His Wedding Day Dear Lilo, I still remember the days when you played house with me as a child.  You were always the “dad” and I was the “mom”.  We would make the teddy bears our “kids.”  There would be tea parties, grocery store visits, and adventures with us […]

March 25, 2018

Engagements, Personal, Portraits, Wedding

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