Vanessa and Jorge met when they were eleven years old, became close friends, and came to their senses and started to date their senior year of high school. They’ve been through it all together- College, winning a fight against cancer, buying a house, remodeling a house, and are the owners of THE cutest white fluffy dog you’ve ever seen. They are both so sweet and easy to be around, and I was going to blog their wedding today but realized I never blogged their engagement session! *facepalm*
We met up with Vanessa and Jorge at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside for their session. :)
Jorge, you have the happiest smile ever!
I love how comfortable they are with each other.
Check back tomorrow for their stunning St. Pete wedding! <3
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