Kim contacted us, in her words, when she and Christopher had “been engaged for 100 years and finally settled on a hopeful date.” :)

These guys were married at Walt Disney World on Halloween, and were our first ever Halloween couple! We didn’t know what to expect on the Halloween wedding spectrum, from all their guests dressing up and some sort of themed bridal party or goth look for the bride and groom to a totally “normal” wedding that just happened to fall on Halloween. Theirs happened to fall in the latter category, and aside from their DJ slipping in a few Halloween songs, you’d never even know it was October 31st on their wedding day. In fact, going back through their wedding photos, I had to remind myself that their wedding was around Halloween, and not the middle of April with their amazingly bright and happy color palette!

My favorite story from meeting Kim and Christopher was when Kim told us the moment she knew she and Christopher would be together forever: He had a bar of Mickey soap from the Disney hotels in the 90’s on his computer desk… And she keeps one on hers! Hearing that reminded me of when Nate and I had been dating for a few months when I glanced at him typing in his PIN number- It was the SAME AS MINE! Sometimes you just know right off the bat they’re “the one,” sometimes you just know and then the universe hits you over the head with it a few times to make sure you reeeeeeeeeally know. ;)

I looooooove rehearsal dinner dessert parties! So fun to meet everyone ahead of time, and I love seeing our couples all nervous and excited about the next day.

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I know I tweeted this around their wedding, but I cannot look at these photos without the theme song to “World of Color” being stuck in my head and it makes me soooooo happy. Also, paper flowers are my new favorite. I love the thought of having them to keep forever. :)

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“I’ve got gadgets and gizmos a plenty…” <3

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Kim has connected with other Disney runners on Facebook, so when she posted in a group that she was getting married, these guys came to the Yacht Club Gazebo to cheer her on! So fun. :)

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Kim and Christopher had their reception at Ariel’s at the Yacht Club. Every table was themed to a different land. :)

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They had some extra special guests drop by. :)

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Then it was off for some photo time outside of the Magic Kingdom!

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My favorite. And darn it, I want those shoes!!

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Kim and Christopher, thank you for having us and we hope you’re still loving newlywed life!! :)

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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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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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Oh, Adelie and Will. <3

These guys were married at Tarpon Lodge in Pineland, Florida, a location we photographed a few years ago and I’d been wanting to shoot again. :)

One week out from their wedding, the forecast was showing a 60% chance of rain. One day out, it was 40%. If you know Florida weather, you know that anything above 30% genuinely leads to a back up location, because it’s not a matter of “if” it will rain, but “when.” Sure enough, the rain held out all morning and afternoon, and only started coming down toward the end of our portrait time. Adelie was amazing and never stopped smiling and never freaked out about a few (rather large) rain drops- I so love the photos we got of them under her umbrella! :)

Adelie and Will, thank you for being so awesome to us! We can’t wait to share the rest of your photos soon. :)

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Adelie, you were such a gorgeous bride! <3

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Heather and Michael are probably the most patient bride and groom in the world!

We photographed their wedding days after moving, and I’m so embarrassed to just now be sharing their wedding preview. You guys, thank you for being so patient and letting us be a part of your fun wedding day! :)

This adorable flower girl happened to be Michael’s beautiful daughter! She was in great spirits despite the fact that until that week, she thought *she* was the bride!

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A few times a year, I tend to find myself in what I like to call, “the-sky-is-falling” mode.

It doesn’t take much- Whether it’s a couple weeks without a wedding inquiry, maybe a month without a booking. Maybe, oh I don’t know, closing on a new home? But occasionally I become completely and utterly convinced that our life as we know it is over, and the bookings are gonna stop. Just like that. That’s the scariest part of being self-employeed- I know we’re good for this year, but that’s about as far out as the headlights allow me to see. I always thought that once we’d been in business ~5 years, I’d start feeling a sense of peace that we’re ok. But 9 years in and I still get as anxious as year 2 whether or not people still want us around.

This is where Nate comes in: he’s always able to read what part of the sky-is-falling spectrum I’m on in any given moment of time. Whether I’m just being unusually quiet in the car or sobbing before bed, he knows exactly what to say and do to make it all better.

I’m just grateful that even though our headlights only go so far, Nathanial’s the one driving the car.

Happy birthday, Bug. I love you more with each second and can’t wait to spend another year holding your hand. :)

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