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Noah + Harper | New Smryna Beach Engagement

Its no secret that I LOVE the beach. I love the sounds of the water and the birds. I love the instant relaxation you get when your toes hit the sand. I love leaving with that sunkissed skin. Mix an adorable couple in love with the beach and you get dreamy, gorgeous engagement photos like these. I loved hanging out with Harper & Noah for their photos and I am so excited to return to the beach with them this summer for their wedding day!

Jen + Chris | Highland Manor Wedding | Apopka, FL

I loved being a part of this gorgeous wedding day for Chris and Jen at the Highland Manor! They were so full of joy and just so happy together that they made my job super easy! They picked a very pretty coral color for their bridal party and they had the most amazing succulents in their bouquets which I am such a fan of! I loved working with them as well as all of their friends and family who were all just the sweetest and such fun! Wishing you two all the best and congratulations once again!

Luke + Angelica | Autumn Engagement | North Wales, PA

I absolutely love the autumn elements of this engagement session in North Wales, PA! The fall leaves, wheat colored fields, sunflowers and warm blankets all played their part in making this session feel so warm and snuggly. Angelica and Luke were the perfect couple for this too as they happily snuggled up in their blanket (it really was chilly too and not just for this Orlando girl!). I loved their idea to bring their bicycles along! It definitely added the fun and playfulness... we definitely had some laughs as a certain someone struggled with the bike ;) I am THRILLED to be capturing their big day in September 2018!!!

Hannah + Brad

We added a little bit of Disney magic and a pinch of rustic Texas to get this perfect blend of Hannah and Brad for their engagement session in Celebration, Florida! Congratulations to both of you and best of luck as you prepare for the big day in April!!!

 

Baby Skyler | Newborn + Home Session | Lake Nona, FL

This handsome little guy is so well loved you can just feel it through these images! Kisses, cuddles and being all wrapped up in mommy or daddy's arms was all he needed. Skyler happily snoozed through his session and was just an angel!

Chris + Amanda | Family Session | Doylestown, PA

When my sister-in-law tells me she doesn't have any photos of her family of four I down some coffee and come running... err driving 16 hours... to PA for a shoot, haha. I may be a little biased but how cute are these two babes giving kisses to each other?

Baby Wynter | Newborn + Lifestyle Session | Maitland, FL

One of my favorite things is when I get to follow people through life stages with photography. I met these two when taking their engagement photos and just the other day I was able to photograph them with their first baby, Wynter. She was super precious and you can just tell her parents are over the moon about her!

Baby Silver | 6 month session | Lansdale, PA

Finally! I FINALLY was able to meet, hold and squeeze baby Silver who is now 7 months old! Pink at Silver's house is a new thing as she has 3 older brothers so I was super excited to see her cute pink dress and headband with her matching rosy cheeks! She decided that outside wasn't her thing so we played inside for her session and captured some sweet smiles. I am already looking forward to her one year session... maybe in Florida???

JP & Lynn |  Engagement | Orlando, FL

JP & Lynn | Engagement | Orlando, FL

I will forever remember JP and Lynn's engagement session for being an overwhelming expression of their natural joy and love for each other. The warm golden sand and open fields were a dream to photograph, but these two would have been stunning even in a barren landscape. Sprinkled with flirty smiles and sweet affection, this session was almost as dreamy as their real life love story.

When asked about their amazing love story they will tell you that it can be summarized as "beauty from ashes." Although born in Brooklyn, New York Lynn first met JP in their first grade classroom in Jacmel, Haiti after moving there with her family.  They exchanged secret smiles from across the classroom, and JP frequently remembers catching Lynn staring at him. It was against culture for Lynn to display feelings toward him but they laugh now at how obvious she was about her interest in that cute little seven year old across the room. Their deep childhood crush was interrupted though as their parents moved them both between countries multiple times.

They lost contact over the years but were reunited again in 2013; almost 18 years later. JP unintentionally stumbled upon photos of Lynn through mutual friends on social media and they quickly rekindled that childhood romance in Orlando, Florida where they both had ended up for college. Neither one of them quite recognized the other at first but they soon remembered those old days in the Caribbean. Back and forth travel between countries, different cities and years of separation could not stop these two from finding each other in this love story that surpasses any romance novel written.

During their years apart from each other they both confess to living lives that were not what they would have wished for themselves. The beauty of their connection is how they lift each other up; iron sharpening iron. JP says that it is this relationship that equipped them to extend sacrificial love, grace, forgiveness and patience towards each other. When they are together they continually help build each other up to be better people, individually and ultimately as a couple; proving that they really are better together.

This charming duo became more and more captivated with each other as time went on and tying them together was their deep heart for God and people.  They also have a mutual love for cooking, singing and fashion. (The dress Lynn is wearing in these engagement photos was a gift JP presented to her for their session. She was unaware of what he chose but trusted his great fashion sense!)  

The pair have planned a quaint ceremony with a handful of loved ones to share in their special day. Their celebration will have a truly Caribbean meets Florida feel with traditional Haitian food and a coastal venue. With toes in the sand and family flying in from Haiti these two are finally ready to celebrate turning that childhood crush into true love.

From JP on his wardrobe choices, "Our style choice sought to exemplify elegance and decency, which Lynn and I often refer to as simple and chic. Lynn's elegance has always been and will always be refreshing and attractive to me."