My, oh, my.
If you follow a lot of Disney blogs, you may have read about a little proposal that took place with Magic Bands. (If you’ve missed out, you can read the story here!)
Jenna got ready at the most charming little cottage room at the Boardwalk Inn.
Aaaaaaaaand, she looked stunning. <3
Then it was off to the Animal Kingdom for some photos- Nooooo big deal. ;)
Yep. Gonna be a looooooong time til we top this one, guys. <3
I love this first dance photo Nate grabbed with Everest in the background.
I will never look at the entrance to Expedition Everest the same again, and neither will these two! Jenna and Liam, thank you so so so so much for inviting us and I can’t imagine a better wedding to kick off our 2015!!
Almost 11 years ago, Nathanial Root told me on our first date that while he loved photography, he would never become a portrait photographer because photographing people was “too awkward.”
Not even a year later, Brian Adams hired Nate right out of college for some help with his web design, which in turn led to Nate coming along to assist at some of Brian’s weddings, which then led to Nate’s roommate asking him to be his wedding photographer. Got it? Good. :)
It was nine years ago today that Nathanial photographed his first wedding.
Oh, the lessons we learned from this wedding, from needing to bring double the memory cards and batteries he’d budgeted for to the hard lesson of not ever, ever, ever following a member of the bridal party to the reception and navigating yourself. (Of course, this was before our phones could navigate and we owned a GPS!) Nate was so glad I was there to be able to help when he was stressed, and I came along to his next wedding as an assistant, and the next, and the next… :)
I was so thankful Nate had put so many hours in assisting Brian and can’t imagine the mistakes we would have made those first few weddings without seeing how Brian worked first. He was the best mentor we could have asked for, and I know so many things we still do today stem from his example.
While I’ll forever cringe at photos from our first weddings (not the photos, but the editing. Ohhhhh, the editing!), I’m still so proud that Nate, who never ever wanted to photograph people, took a chance and photographed Bethany and Mike’s wedding. I can’t even begin to imagine where our life would be now otherwise!
Bethany and Michael, thank you for taking a chance on my sweet husband. And HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! <3
It all started when my mom was having a problem with her Capitol One card and asked to speak to a supervisor. Enter Jennifer, who after finding out my Mom lives in Orlando and works for Disney, excitedly told her she was planning a Disney wedding! Mom has always been our biggest cheerleader, so she immediately asked if Jennifer had a wedding photographer yet and gave her our info. :)
While we won’t be photographing Jennifer and Frankie’s wedding day, we were able to meet up for some engagement photos around Disney’s Boardwalk Inn! (Thanks, Mom!)
That photo on the left? Faaaaaaavorite. <3
Have a wonderful wedding day, y’all!! :)
Happy New Year, friends!!!! I know I probably shouldn’t be saying that this late in the month, but the Christmas tree behind me says otherwise! ;)
The last few weeks of 2014 were a bit challenging for us to say the least- Between a bout of food poisoning, a lovely plumbing backup in our apartment bathroom, learning that I’m allergic to Christmas trees, and a sinus infection we just can’t defeat, I was anxious for 2015 to get here already. Things are already looking up for us this year- Only one more month until our new home is finished and we’re looking forward to some visits from friends and family in the coming weeks. I hope your new year is looking up, too! :)
Dayna and Peter were one of our first sessions of 2015! These adorable faces come from Vancouver, and even though our first session was rained out, we were able to make some pretty photos together a few days later!
Dayna, you’re beautiful! <3
Dayna and Peter, thank you for picking us! Happy wedding planning, and we hope to see you again! :)
(Make sure you’ve already read our engagement story here and wedding story here!)
After our wedding, my brand new husband and I took a train back to New York for our honeymoon. Neither of us had been and it was just the most magical. There was nothing like walking around New York City for the first time ever on Christmas Day- Everything was decorated, but the city was practically a ghost town because everything was closed. I was a little sick but didn’t care, and Nathanial was my husband and all was right with the world.
Brian met up with us in Central Park for a few more portraits before we headed back to sunny Florida.
These are all my favorites. <3
There’s a line in Miracle on 34th street where Santa tells Mr. Bedford, “In all my troubles past, and all my troubles yet to come, I’ll never find a better friend.” We never say it enough, but Brian, that’s exactly how we feel about you. Second to getting married, the only thing that mattered to us on our wedding day was having you there! Thank you for your unwavering friendship, and essentially being responsible for not only our wedding day, but our careers. We love you too much. <3
And to wrap up too long a story, here are some of my favorite photos Nathanial grabbed from our honeymoon. <3
And we lived happily ever after. The end! <3