It was one of the worst moments of my life: My first “real” car accident, and I’d pulled over in the Downtown Disney parking lot with my engine smoking. I had just dropped my best friend off at work, and the only other people I knew in town with cars weren’t answering their phones. I had no money for a cab and no idea what to do since my Mom wasn’t picking up either, but then I remembered a friend from high school had come down on the Disney College Program, too. Our schedules never seemed to line up to meet and we both got busy, but here I had no one else to call and felt so alone and then Tiffany picked me up and all was right with the world. Well, sort of- I still had to call my Dad and let him know I was in an accident and it was totally my fault and my car was un-driveable, but that’s neither here nor there. :)

Tiffany is just that kind of friend- Go a year, or in the case of our session, 10 years!, without much communication and then you can pick up right where you left off! I was so often teased for my Disney obsession in high school that when I met a girl who not only loved Disney as much as I did, but whose Dad was known for his 4th of July Disney-inspired fireworks show, well- I was in heaven!! I’m so happy my sweet friend found an amazing husband and is the proud momma to one of the silliest little boys I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet! Christopher and my husband became fast friends and I so love the photos we got from their Port Orleans Riverside session. :)

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This. Kid. <3

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Tiffany, Chad, and Christopher, thank you for such a fun time!!! :)

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I so vividly remember taking my senior portraits. They were something every girl at my high school looked forward to and every guy sort of shrugged their shoulders about, but deep down, I know they were excited, too. Of course we had the generic drape photos, and the cap and gown ones, but the best part was the “fun” ones. Every yearbook published let seniors pick their favorite senior photo and they used them as a border around the index section and I always loved seeing them: The girl in front of the barn door, the guy and his football, so many hay bail and wagon wheel photos (it was Tennessee, ok?!), and of course, me sitting awkwardly on the floor with my legs kicked out, awkwardly holding a pillow that happened to match my top.

My favorite, of course, was when the photographer had me sit on a stool in front of a desk. He pulled out a mirror, rest it on the desk, and had me sort fold my arms and lay my head down, while he took photos of me looking at my reflection. Yes, that description will be as close as you ever get to seeing *my* senior portraits. ;)

It’s no wonder people are so nervous in front of our cameras the first time we pull them out- If that had been my only experience with a photographer in my adult life, I’d feel the same way, too!

When Betsy contacted us to photograph Kate’s senior portraits, we really loved the opportunity to photograph something outside our wheelhouse. Of course, Kate made our job easy, looking like she just stepped out of a Lilly Pulitzer catalog! I most definitely never looked like this in high school. Or college. Or now. ;)

Kate, you are absolutely gorgeous, thank you so much for letting us capture this wonderful time in your life. Have a wonderful senior year and we can’t wait to hear about the great things you accomplish! <3

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11 years ago today I met my bug and life got a whole lot brighter. Happy Meetaversary, my love! <3

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I think this may be a new blogging record for me, you guys. We photographed this wedding on Monday, and today (Friiiiiiday!!!!) I am blogging their whole wedding. Not a preview, but the whole. darn. thing. So do I get like a prize, or….?

In all sincerity, one of my many goals for 2015 was to blog events in a (slightly) more timely manner. Right now I blog everything out of order, which will have to continue, but you guys… My blogging queue right now is so embarrassing! There are events from over a year ago that I’m excited to share, but it’s so easy to get behind and then I feel silly blogging an autumn Pennsylvania wedding in the spring, so then I decide to wait ’til next fall, but then sometimes I forget. We also photographed more Disney weddings in the past few months than normal, so I try not to do two Boardwalk weddings back to back, and that gets tricky sometimes. Anyway, you get the picture! We have some wonderful weddings coming your way and while I know I’ll be behind once we move into our house, I’m at least starting the year off on the right foot! :)

Enter Kacie and Preston. Their engagement session was the first in years I missed out on and felt awful, but Nate truly knocked it out of the park and I was so proud of him! (You can read more about that here.) He came home raving about how much he loved these guys and I just knew it’d be a great day, and of course, they didn’t disappoint.

Case in point: One of the best looking ring bearers I’ve ever seen. Look at this guy! I’ll take two, please! ;)

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Kacie’s family is big like Nate’s, and watching Kacie with her sisters reminded me of how lucky I am to have my four beautiful sisters-in-law! :)

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Kacie, you were a gorgeous bride. :)

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Kacie’s dad seeing her for the first time. :)

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Oh! Huck’s favorite person in the world, “Aunt Max,” was the wedding planner, so of course the day was over-the-top fun. :)

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I loooooove blush on bridesmaids!

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Of course, I love that the flower girl insisted on Patch walking down the aisle, too. <3

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Kacie and Preston’s expressions when they first joined each other were priiiiiiceless. <3

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Oh, Sea Breeze Point. <3

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Kacie and Preston’s best man and maid of honor were a married couple and I found that completely adorable. :)

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Then it was off to the Living Seas for their reception!

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Preston’s mom broke her foot right before their wedding, but it made for one adorable mother son dance! :)

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Kacie and Preston, we love you guys and hope to see you again sooooooon! :)

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After a string of engagement sessions at the Boardwalk Inn, we loved hopping over to French Quarter for a change of pace! :)

Danusia contacted us just a couple of days after getting engaged, and we’re so glad she picked us for her engagement session photographer! I love when we get to meet our couples so short after the proposal because I feel like they’re extra shiny. Is that weird? It’s wonderful hearing about initial wedding hopes and dreams and then getting to see the end result! :)

Nate knocked it out of the park (agaaaaaaain) with my most favorite, favorite photo from the day:

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Danusia, you are gorrrrgeous. <3

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Their wardrobe was so on point with this resort, I love seeing how perfectly they fit in every scene.

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My other favorite, again by Nate *shakefist.* ;)

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Danusia and Brendan, happy wedding planning- I know whatever you do will be perfect!! :)

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