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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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!

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Dayna, you’re beautiful! <3

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Faaaaaaaaaaaaavorite!

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Dayna and Peter, thank you for picking us! Happy wedding planning, and we hope to see you again! :)

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This just can’t be right.

10 years and 10 months ago, I met the sweetest four-year-olds you ever did see, and a few years later, I got married and they became my siblings forever. I will always remember their little personalities- Natalia smart and shy, Branden running around and roaring like a dinosaur, and Katarina, my mini-me, playing “office” with her dad’s old work papers under a table while her siblings splash in the pool. I tried digging up some old photos, but here’s one of me and six-year-old Kat, and I believe this is the night I taught her how to make a fishy face. <3

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It’s hard to believe that two Christmases ago, we took this photo and I thought they looked so old then…
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… And last month, we showed up and they looked like this!!!
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Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaavorite. <3
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Natalia, Katarina, and Branden, happy 15th birthday!!! We are so proud of the amazing people you’ve become and love you all too, too much. Look out, Florida drivers!!

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