Amanda contacted us pretty last-minute to shoot her wedding day, and I’m so very happy she did. :) Amanda and I actually have a lot in common- A mutual love of stationery, we both did the Walt Disney World College Program… After friending her on Facebook, I even found out I was even friends with one of her wedding guests!
Amanda got ready at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, and I knew it was gonna be a great day when I saw her adorable wedding dress. :)
I loooooved the custom hangar! This is such a cute idea, because sometimes we’re stuck photographing this gorgeous gown on one of those dry-cleaner type hangars. If you’re interested in ordering one for yourself, click here to go to the Etsy page where Amanda got hers! (Pst- Lorie, you need one of these!!)
Eric wasn’t too keen on the first look idea at first, but has this to say now about the experience: “The First Look wasn’t something I wanted at first but am so glad we did. I would recommend that to anyone!! That special moment alone with my Bride was amazing. I was worried about not having ‘that’ moment when she came down the aisle, but I was so excited and we both cried the entire way down the aisle.” (Thank you, Disney Wedding Blog!)
Don’t they just look like best friends? I think they just fit each other perfectly! Amanda’s maid of honor is actually a wedding photographer up north. :)
One of my new favorite things is telling our more playful brides to twirl their dress. :)
FAVORITE. Amanda, you look timeless, elegant, and gorgeous!
One question I feel we get often is “Do you Photoshop the Castle to appear much larger than it actually is in the window of the Wedding Pavilion?” Heeeeeck, no! You see, when you stand up at the altar, the Castle is actually pretty tiny. Much more like the photo on the left to the naked eye. However, when we shoot it with our 70-200mm lens at 200mm, we’re able to compress the shot in such a way that we can see the Castle much larger. That’s also why when we’re shooting an engagement session at the Polynesian or the Grand Floridian, if our couples want a shot with Cinderella Castle in the background, we’ll shoot with the 70-200mm lens, as well. Does that make sense? Y’all should know by now we’re not crazy Photoshoppers. ;)
Amanda’s brother married them. :) In my opinion, that’s the best way to go! (Then again, we were married by our best friend, so I’m a bit biased!)
I love this series from the “kiss and cry” part of the day. :)
So, the one thing I didn’t mention yet in this post was how freaking COLD it was!! Their wedding was in March, during that freak cold streak we had. I felt terrible for them, but Amanda was amazing and never once complained about the weather. Amanda broke out this cute fur for a few shots… It actually belonged to her great grandmother, who Amanda now shares the same initials with. How cute is that? :)
Cute and completely un-prompted. :)
These two were so stinkin’ in love… Our favorite kind of couple! :)
You know I had to do my signature shot… ;)
Unfortunately since we’re not able to shoot events inside the four Walt Disney World parks, we weren’t able to capture the fun that went down at their reception. But lucky for them, their bff is a wedding photographer! ;) Amanda and Eric, you guys were so much fun to get to know! Keep in touch, and we hope to see you again! :)