Brooke and my parents were best friends before we were born, so I’ve known Brooke my whole life. Her mom is a true aunt to me, and everyone in this family is so special to mine! We photographed Brooke and Kyle’s wedding years ago, back when I didn’t used to blog every wedding, so sadly I can’t link to it. :( Last year, we photographed Brooke’s mom’s wedding (see Aunt Martha’s wedding here!), and this year, we’ll photograph her little sister Katy’s wedding in Arizona.

I was about to blog Katy and Nick’s engagement session when I realize I never blogged the session we did with her nephew!

So world, meet William Otis. <3

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Favorite. <3 We met these guys in Jacksonville for photos when we were in town for Martha and Richard’s wedding.

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Second favorite. Brooke, you make a beautiful mom!

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Thanks for hanging out with us and William, we can’t wait to see how much you’ve grown this fall! :)

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I refuse to believe it’s been six years since Carly and Kyle’s wedding day!

It’s always fun catching up with past couples and watching their families grow, but this time felt so different! I’ve been following Carly’s blog religiously since she became a mother. I read every word of her in-depth post about Eva’s incredible (and slightly terrifying) birth story, already knew the origins of her children’s names, cried reading about Eva’s first ER trip after an allergic reaction to peanuts, and swoon with every tea party and zoo trip Carly takes with her kiddos. Because I follow along with this family’s daily life, I didn’t feel like I was meeting her kids for the first time, instead, I felt like I was meeting two little celebrities!

You can read Ever Clever Mom (Carly’s blog) here if you’re remotely interested in cute kids but most especially if you’re also raising a kid with severe food allergies. You can find a link to her other blogs here, which of course includes Magical Day Weddings, a blog about Disney weddings!

We met Carly, Kyle, Eva, and Calvin at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, and it was our first time shooting here. :)

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Oh, how I wanted to take Eva home with me!!!! We knew the shoot was a success when at the end of our session, Eva asked if we wanted to live in their hotel room with them. <3

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Second favorite. :)

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Carly, thank you so much for letting us document your first trip to Walt Disney World as a family of four. Lunch after next time!!! :)

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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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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!)

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That photo on the left? Faaaaaaavorite. <3

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Have a wonderful wedding day, y’all!! :)

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