We photographed Katie and JD’s wedding at The Inn on Fifth just yesterday, and we can’t resist sharing a snippet. We’ll post more soon of their two ceremonies and their rooftop reception.
Ginny and Cameron were married in the lush, tropical setting of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. We love shooting weddings for couples that are so obviously head over heels for each other. Those two keep each other smiling all the time! Their whole wedding party was so easygoing to boot. The ceremony took place overlooking the water at the Edison & Ford Estates. Afterwards, the group had the property to themselves to roam around for photos. And there is no shortage of photos ops at that place! An old Model T carried Ginny and Cameron to their reception at The Edison Restaurant. Between Ginny and her father’s hilarious choreographed dance and the usual fotobooth antics, I’d say everyone had a great time.
We also toyed with our foto video concept throughout the day. Check back soon to see what we put together!
We love the contrasting scenes of girls getting ready vs. guys getting ready. The bridesmaids had hair and makeup done in pink satin robes, while the bride of course was in white. The guys, on the other hand, were a little more casual. (I think they went jet skiing that morning.)
Karl and I recently teamed up with some amazing local vendors to put together a bridal shoot at the Burroughs Home, one of Fort Myers’ oldest residences. We’re excited to share the results of our collaboration with you! Our lovely model Jessica was dolled-up by the talented David Frohmberg of Salon International (at the Naples Bay Resort.) David knows how to bring on the gorgeousness, and he’s just so sweet. The lush bouquet and flowers for the bride’s hair were donated by Grace Lakes Florist. And how about that dress? The texture of the blooms are so pretty, especially in person. Her to-die-for floral wedding dress and veil are from Loretta Bridal Boutique. The shoot took place on a picture perfect sunny day, but the light-filled rooms inside the house were just as appealing as the pretty grounds. For something a little different than the beach, the Burroughs Home is the perfect venue for a wedding, brimming with southern charm and antique furniture. Thanks so much to all who put their energy and resources into this shoot!
Venue: The Burroughs Home and Gardens, Fort Myers, FL
Floral Design: Grace Lakes Florist
Dress: Loretta Bridal Boutique
Hair & Makeup: David Frohmberg of Salon International
Photography: Luminaire Foto
Shelby and Chris were married last weekend on a blustery day on St. Petersburg Beach at the Grand Plaza Hotel. Karl and I had such fun taking their wedding photographs. Shelby incorporated some sweet details into her day, such as a custom wire hanger from LilaFrances. The bridesmaids and flower girl were really cute in their pinkness and ruffles, and the bouquets of peonies were just gorgeous.
The rain didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits a bit. Like so often happens, the sun came out for their beach ceremony, only for fifteen minutes or so. (I love being able to reassure brides that the sun will shine, because it always does! And hey, even if it doesn’t you still get married.) Under the Grand Plaza’s sparkling chandeliers, guests enjoyed a panoramic view of the Gulf. In addition to cheesecake and wedding cake, Shelby and Chris had a candy buffet of all things pink created by Natalie Clamp of Chic Sweets. Congratulations Shelby and Chris, we wish you all the best!
Yesterday we photographed a gorgeous wedding at The Naples Beach Hotel for Andrea and Brett. We couldn’t have asked for a happier couple or a prettier day. Andrea and Brett were pros in front of our cameras as we made our way around the property snapping so many fun shots. The Naples Beach Hotel has many visually intriguing backdrops, from the beach to the lush greenery to the texture of the walls. The Jewish ceremony took place on the lawn adjacent to the beach just before sunset. A steel drummer set the tone for the cocktail hour.
Andrea kept her baby blue and chocolate brown scheme running through her reception decor, as seen on the candlelit tables. It’s always entertaining to watch the couple teetering above the crowd during the hora. Nearby, we set up the fotobooth (our own version of the old school photo booth) and spread out the props. We’re still a little amazed at how much attention our little fotobooth gets… it was slammed! Later in the evening came la hora loca, which is what it sounds like. Everyone dances around with maracas, whistles, blow-up guitars, and silly hats. We had lots of fun with Andrea, Brett, and their sweet families. Thanks for having us, we wish you all the best!