These two. <3

Jessica and Ben met online and were engaged in Walt Disney World, so it was only right that these amazing Aussies came back to their favorite place to get married.

It’s always a wonderful thing when we get our first inquiry email from a new couple and immediately get that feeling that they’re a perfect fit for us. Our first communication was from Ben, who wrote, “We love being around each other and even trips to the grocery store are whimsical adventures when we’re together.”

I mean… He had me at hello. Oh, and did I mention they’re also Australian wedding photographers? You can find their business Facebook page here. :)

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Jess and Ben got ready at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn before their Sea Breeze Point ceremony. :)

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Jess, you were gorgeous. :)

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Teresa Knox always officiates her ceremonies with such joy and class.  You can book her here! :)

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Oh yeah- We were greeted that morning with this huuuuge basket of Aussie sweets!! I’ll always remember their wedding as the day we fell in love with Tim Tams. :)

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I love that even after ~8 years of photographing Disney weddings, there are still venues we’ve never photographed before! Jess and Ben had their reception at the Disney Hollywood Studios Prop Shop.

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Their first dance started off incredibly sweet…

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… And ended with the bridal party joining them for a choreographed dance to “Everybody” by the Backstreet Boys. :)

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Another first for us? Some quick wedding portraits around the Tower of Terror! Jess and Ben are awesome and surprised their guests with a private ride. :)

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Favorite. <3

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Jess and Ben, we love you dearly. Come back and play sooooon! :)

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I love that we never know how our couples will find us.

Maybe it’s a phone call from my Mom to Capitol One Card Services that ends up in a session booking, and this time, it was a brief ride on a safari truck!

Yep-When we boarded our safari truck to photograph Jenna and Liam’s wedding portraits on the savannah, I was seated by Krista, the cast member assigned to our group. We made small talk on the brief ride to and from the savannah, and I found out Krista was newly engaged and likely planning a wedding up north. As I was getting off the truck, she asked for our card, and I assumed we’d never see each other again.

Just a couple months later and we got an email from Krista saying she and her fiance, Kenny, would be eloping at the Lake County Courthouse and wanted some portraits after their ceremony. There’s such a special energy associated with elopements and they’re my favorite thing to photograph, and always make me think of our wedding day. <3

Krista and Kenny, we had a wonderful time getting to know you both and wish you the happiest ever after! :)

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Lindsay and Jackie’s Engagement Session

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Looks like it’s time to wrap up Lindsay and Jackie’s wedding week!

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This is Bill, the organist at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion and one of our favorite faces of the DFTW team! :)

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I love that their four legged kids were represented at the wedding. :)

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Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaavorite. This one has me itching to give our website galleries a serious overhaul this year.

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Their reception was at Ariel’s.

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Nate couldn’t remember their first dance song, but it looked happy! :)

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Waaaaaah I am miiiiiissing! :(

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Hands down our favorite Disney DJ, Charles Miles. Book him, Root DisBrides! <3

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And while I layed in a hospital bed catching up on Girl Meets World, Nate photographed Lindsay and Jackie’s dessert party solo and did AMAZING. If I didn’t love shooting these events so often, I’d make Nate go on his own from now on! :)

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You. Guys. <3

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Lindsay and Jackie, we’re so excited to have you in our little Root Photography family! Hope to see you again soon!! :)

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Continued from Lindsay and Jackie’s Engagement Session. <3

As you may remember from Lindsay and Jackie’s preview post, this wedding took place while I was in the hospital with a gallbladder attack. In nearly 10 years, this was the second wedding I ever missed! :( I think before we even called our parents, we were emailing Kim to see if she could step in while I was unavailable! Of course I’m super bummed I missed their day, but Nathanial did some of his best work and knowing Kim was there to help him out was the biggest relief!

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LOVED. THEIR. FIRST. LOOK!!!

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Part Two will be up tomorrow! <3

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