Morgan Family- Smyrna Dunes, NSB

What do you get when you add one of the cutest families, a golden sunset AND Smyrna Dunes Park? You get a beautiful session! Loved getting to hang with the Morgan family as we explored one of my favorite spots in town. Even little dudes uncle got to come along for some family group shots for their yearly Christmas card. And just when we though the night couldn’t get any nicer, our walk back to the cars had some great colors in the sky. Thanks for a great session! Enjoy the sneak peek!

Mr. and Mrs. Gross - Martinis Organic Restaurant, Daytona Beach, FL

There is nothing I love more than an intimate evening wedding. The colors are moodier, the lights are more vibrant, and the air is cooler. I totally got Marissa’s wedding vision the minute she started explaining it. She wanted an intimate gathering of loved ones, in their favorite date night spot, and most importantly, she wanted it right at sunset so the only bright lighting would be the string lights above. When the day came, the weather was perfect, the sun set and the love blossomed.

After the intimate wedding reception in the Martini’s garden, everyone went up into the restaurant for a beautiful candle lit dinner where even the food looked like art. The ambiance was perfect, the service was perfect and the food was to die for. After the meal, everyone toasted to the couple and shared cake, making it the absolute perfect day.

Thanks for letting us be apart of your big day Marissa and Dylan! Enjoy the sneak peek!

Venue/Caterer: Martinis Organic Restaurant
Cake: Treats and Sweets
Flowers: Port Orange Florist
Hair: John Lafreniere 

The Ritchie Family - New Smyrna Beach, FL

The Ritchie family got their first taste of New Smyrna this past weekend! Unfortunately for them, it started with plane delays, but as soon as they got in, they got right to soaking up some Florida sun, and then had a fun session with Amanda and me! We just couldn’t get enough of their little girl, Josie, she was so funny and sweet and beautiful! Thanks for a great session Ritchie family, hope we get to hang out with you again next vacation! Enjoy the sneak peek.

River's First Birthday - New Smyrna Beach, FL

Prepare yourself for total cuteness. I love anytime I get to see this little dude’s parents, Melanie and Kenny. They’re a couple who live locally so I’m able to keep up with them, and watch their little man grow. They even came to my little dude’s birthday party, that’s how awesome they are.

I photographed their wedding, I photographed River’s newborn photos, and now, after what feels like the fastest year ever, I’m photographing his first birthday photos. And just as expected it was cute as a button and so much fun. Enjoy the sneak peek!

Jack-Jack's First Birthday- Hollywood Studios, Orlando FL

Is there anything better than visiting the brand new Toy Story land for your first birthday? Jack Jack visited Hollywood studios with his mama, daddy and big brother Chase (I shot Chase’s first birthday photos two years ago!). As an added bonus., Jack Jack got to enjoy a Mickey ice cream bar to finish out the session. Obviously he was pleased!


Thanks for a great session and enjoy the sneak peek!

Mr. and Mrs. Fitzsimmons - The Delamater House, NSB, FL

The first time I talked to Maggie it was over the phone.  She lived in Virginia and was planning her destination wedding here in New Smyrna Beach.   I learned her and her husband to be were fans of the great outdoors and constantly stayed active.  They loved the office re-runs, going to the gym, and reading.  

Their first date consisted of Horus of walking around JIMU and drinking tea and browsing books in Barnes and Noble.  The ended the date by picking out books for eachother (seriously, how cool!).   Since then, the two's love for books, laughter and each other grew and grew.  After 3 years, Chris proposed to Maggie in her favorite winery, but couldn't even get on a knee because she was too busy excitedly hugging him.  

Their wedding was as beautiful as their love.  Held at The Delamater House on St. Paddy's day,  all their guests came ready to party.  We laughed, we cried, we danced, but mostly we just kept laughing!  Everyone was so filled with life and  love for the married couple.

Congratulations Maggie and Chris!!! Thanks for letting us be apart of your big day!!

Planner/Coordinator:  Belles and Bowties
Venue: The Delamater House
Florist: Flowers at the House
DJ: James Duchon
Caterer: Creations Catering

 

 

 

Jake and Mackenzie - Lake Mills Park, Chuluota, FL

Jake and Mackenzie's big day was intimate and absolutely perfect.  They each got ready, with their favorite people, in homes of close friends.  They then shared vows in a nearby park, and followed their ceremony with a small reception at a long time friend's home.  Everything was intimate and beautiful.  Congratulations Jake and Mackenzie!  Enjoy the sneak peek!

Mr. and Mrs. Cody - The Delamater House, NSB, FL

I can’t even begin to describe how much fun this wedding was.  After Coral and Logan’s engagement session, we knew their wedding was going to be a blast.  They’re spunky, and fun and they brew beer for a living!  After their engagement, we dubbed them, beauty and the beard.

Their wedding day was everything we hoped it would be and more.  The minute we arrived on the scene the girls told us they had Smirnoff’s in the boys room and they planned to “ice” them all.  So of course, Amanda and I head over and wait for their arrival.  When all the guys come, the only two to take a knee are Logan and… drum roll please… his DAD!   That pretty much set the tone for the fun we were about to experience that day.

 Everything was beautifully decorated and planned and the entire crew had smiles all day.  Their take home gifts for guests were beer Logan brewed specially for the event.  The only hitch was right at ceremony time, the kids decided to open up.  The Delamater and Belles and Bow ties crew ran into action, got everyone umbrellas and got them quickly into the barn.  Ten minutes later, the skies cleared,  the team dried the benches,  and the ceremony began outside as planned.  The rest of the day and night was a hoot, right down to the exit.  The wedding party filled their car with balloons,  some chanting and car rocking was happening, and as a grand finale, there was a pretty funny (and rated R ) slogan written across the top of their windshield.  That being said,  don’t look at the end of this blog if you’re under 18. 

Enjoy the sneak peek!

Venue: The Delamater House
Coordinator: Belles and Bow Ties
Florist: Flowers at the House
Bartender: J&T Bartending