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Greg + Hannah | Geneva, Florida Wedding

When I checked the forecast for this wedding in January in Geneva, Florida I was a little nervous. For Florida it didn’t look like the best weather with a chill in the air and possible rain. But when the day arrived the sun came out and it couldn’t have been a more perfect day for Greg & Hannah! For an outdoor, backyard wedding this is always great news! I’m pretty sure that even if it rained cats and dogs these two wouldn’t have minded anyway. They were too excited and happy for their big wedding day and nothing could have changed their happiness about the day finally arriving after months of planning. They planned the most perfect donut stand, pizza menu, and personalization everywhere! From the monogrammed cups to the Jenga piece guestbook, the little touches were everywhere and made the day so much fun. They had one of the cutest flower pups in their bridal party with his own sunflower collar and the prettiest bridal party EVER! They are obviously great party planners and I know they had an amazing team of family members helping them create their most perfect day. Beyond the party itself was these two who are clearly just smitten with each other! Their eyes light up for each other and they were just some of absolute SWEETEST people around. I am so excited to share just a handful of photos with you because it was not an easy feat! There were so many amazing moments and pretty things captured that I seriously struggled on what to share! I think I got it narrowed down though so take a look at just a few highlights from their amazing wedding day. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Strobl!!!

Matt & Lauren | Stoneybrook Historic Farm Wedding

Rain. The forecast called for rain and LOTS of it. I packed up my gear for this wedding with a lot of plastic bags, umbrellas, boots and everything you can think of that would help the day go by smoother knowing that I would be drenched by the end of the night… and you know what? Their prayers were seriously answered because not only did it not rain but it was the NICEST day. Warm and breezy and absolutely perfect. I couldn’t have asked for anything better for these two’s big day because they so deserve it. Good luck Mr. & Mrs. Speck and thank you for letting me be a part of your amazing day!!!

Keith + Ally | Orlando, Florida

I absolutely LOVED being a part of Ally and Keith's big day! So perfectly matched for each other and some of the nicest people you will ever meet! The details were gorgeous and the venues were perfect locations to capture the beauty of their big day. I am so happy that their furbaby was able to be part of their big day too, what a cutie!

Lauren + Matt | Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

Gosh these two are just the cutest! They were so fun and silly with each other that we all had a great time capturing some fun and sweet moments of the bride and groom to be! It was a new place to shoot for me but it definitely won't be the last as it was a perfect mix of architecture and open fields. For April it was pretty colorless but that didn't stop us from getting beautiful shots! Ugh, c'mon winter, enough already! I can't wait to go back when more of the trees are in bloom! If you want to see more photos of these two amazing people then stay tuned because their wedding day is just around the corner! September will be a busy wedding month in PA which I am pretty excited about!!!

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!

JP + Lynn | Daytona FL

I've been to a lot of weddings. LOTS of weddings. You get used to the normal order of events, you know where to be for the best shots and generally you have a good idea of what to expect. I have never been to a wedding quite like this one that was so full of sweet and amazing surprises! From the groom singing his bride down the aisle, to their duet mid-ceremony that was PHENOMENAL, to the real life angel statues and their amazing entrance dance! I have had the privilege of documenting JP & Lynn's story from the ring to the alter and I am so happy to have met them and been able to witness their love for each other! I can't wait to see what God has planned for them next!

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!!!

 

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."

Ryan + Lauren | 3m Ranch wedding | Florida

A simple and quaint wedding at a beautiful ranch was a perfect fit for these two lovebirds. Friends and family gathered under beautiful trees for an outdoor ceremony as the couple said their vows and become official husband and wife! Congratulations Ryan and Lauren!!!