I have a confession to make: My entire high school existence, I had no bigger dreams in life than to attend the University of Central Florida and work at Walt Disney World. In fact, my high school locker was lined with postcards from WDW, and front and center was a photo of the big UCF fountain with palm trees in the distance.
I was determined to make my dream come true! Of course, real life set in quick for this Tennessee girl, and somewhere between being wait listed at UCF, then being accepted for summer admission, and Dad insisting since I was going to school out of state I couldn’t have a car, the sound of The University of Tennessee calling my name kept getting louder and louder. I mean… In all of my UCF daydreams, I was working at Disney on the weekends while going to a palm tree-lined campus, not just… Going to classes. So no car meant no Disney, which meant no UCF for me! Of course, I found my own way to make my Disney college dreams come true, but that’s a story for another day. :)
When my little sister’s friend Lauren told us she wanted her engagement session at UCF (coincidentally Nate’s alma mater), we were excited to shoot at a new Orlando location! These are a few of my favorites from their cute session. :)
THE fountain I dreamed of spending long afternoons sitting on the edge and studying:
I loved Lauren’s Anthropologie look. :)
The light was amazing- Morning sessions are quickly becoming my favorite!
Have I mentioned how adorable Lauren is yet?!
They’re both huge Knights fans, so we did some photos outside the stadium despite not being able to get in the gates.
FAVORITE! Lauren “jousting.” Bahaha. :)
I should also say here that until this session, I thought UCF’s mascot was a unicorn, but Nate was quick to correct me that it’s a Pegasus. Bah- Potato, potato! (That saying doesn’t work as well when it’s just typed, I suppose!) Lauren and Keith, we’re so excited for your wedding day- We’ll see you sooooooon! :)
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