Two years ago, Kacie was in a bad biking accident when her friend Preston nursed her back to health. He’d liked her for a long time, but it wasn’t until that moment that they mutually fell in love. Last December, Preston surprised Kacie with a trip to Disney and proposed after a romantic dinner in the France pavilion, and then this summer, Nate met up with them at Port Orleans Riverside for some engagement photos! :)

This first one is my faaaaaaavorite! :)

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Kacie and Preston, we’ll see you in February!! <3

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Ohhhhh, how we love these two!

After a few re-scheduling issues do to weather and the such, we were finally able to meet them at Rollins College in Winter Park for their engagement session. Erica may be one of the few people we’ve been with this year who travels more frequently than we do, so Nate and I couldn’t be happier that the stars aligned, raindrops hid, and Google calendars matched to make this session finally happen! Of course it was worth the wait, Erica and I bonded over our love of Disney Channel shows, and we’re so looking forward to their Ritz Carlton wedding this spring. I have a feeling it will be just as delightfully whimsical as the wedding planner herself, Lisa of E-Events!

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A playful polka dot dress and cowboy boots? Yes please!!

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Erica and Shawn, we can’t wait to watch you exchange vows soon! :)

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Emily and Adriel met in nursing school and we’re so looking forward to their wedding in less than a month! (How did that happen so fast?!) Emily always dreamed of a Disney wedding, Adriel wants to make Emily’s dreams come true, and I’d say that’s a pretty good start for a marriage. :)

We met them at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside for their engagement session on a ridiculously chilly morning. Emily was such a trooper in her cute dress- My teeth were chattering and I was wearing a big jacket!

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That one on the left? Favorite! :)

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L o v e these guys. :)

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Emily and Adriel, we can’t wait to hang out again next month!!! See you soooooon! :)

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It took flying overseas for an internship and a lucky turn of events ending with these two sharing an apartment for Katie and Dustin to end up together. Dustin proposed to Katie on Christmas, and Katie contacted us soon after to schedule engagement photos. Lucky for us, our January trips lined up and we were able to make something happen! :)

It’s a rare sight to see the gorgeous entrance to the Boardwalk Inn sans buses or taxis!

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Morning light at the Boardwalk, you are officially my favorite. Let’s hang out more often, ok?

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Katie’s one photo request- They have one just like it from London when they were dating. :)

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Katie and Dustin, thanks for the wonderful time. Happy wedding planning!! <3

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I can’t believe she’s getting married!

My sister-in-law Jessie was the first of Nate’s family I met when we began dating. We’d only been together a few weeks when he asked me to come to south Florida with him to meet his family, his very very big family! There was Jess, standing in my mother-in-law’s kitchen, wearing a black and white skirt that reminded me of Audrey Hepburn. I’m pretty sure that’s the first thing I said to her before getting my first of hundreds of Jessie hugs. :)

That moment was what I flashed back to when Jessie told us she was engaged. While we won’t be photographing the wedding, Jessie and Jason’s wedding gift from us was their engagement session and leather-bound guest book from their session. It was broken up into three parts, first starting at Fort Lauderdale beach, maybe 10 minutes from their house:
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Jason’s “trademark” is this little shirt tuck in his jeans. It drives me a little bananas, and as a photographer, it took every ounce of my patience to not fix it in every scene!

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Jessie then surprised Jason by booking the Hurricane’s Sun Life Stadium for their engagement photos. I think all the stress of planning was worth it when Jason whispered to her at one point, “You are the coolest fiancée ever.”

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True story: When Jessie first went to school at the University of Miami and I heard they were the “canes,” I may have thought they meant “candy canes.”

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Whereas I couldn’t tell you when football season begins and ends let alone which teams play for which states, these guys bleed orange and green. (I said that correctly, yes?) Jason has game day rituals which I will forever make fun of him for, and I’m pretty sure I’ve only seen him actually wear 3 shirts, this being one of them. But I do admire his dedication (never missed a game, I think!), and if he can be 1/2 as dedicated to Jess as he is to his Hurricanes, I think we’re in good shape. :)

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In their seats. :)

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Just a little primpin’ in the locker room bathroom!

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Jason’s photo request? An American Gothic shot. :) Jessie we love you and I can’t wait to be your bridesmaid this weekend!!

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