I was finishing up some editing today and remembered how much I LOVE this little bouquet!!

When we were doing an engagement shoot on Keuka Lake in NY a while back, I decided the morning of the shoot that I wanted to have a prop. Wildflowers grow all over the place around the lake, so on our way to meet the couple I had Todd stop the car on the side of the road 6 or 7 times so I could grab some flowers for the bouquet.

This was the outcome...

HOW GORGEOUS IS THIS!! All from the side of the road.

I had Todd take picture of me with the flowers because I just loved them that much.

Oh, the wonderfulness that is true nature...
Two weeks ago, we had the pleasure of meeting the Deskins family and had a BLAST working with them. They were here in Florida on a family vacation and we met with them at Magic Kingdom as well as Daytona Beach.

Here is a sneak preview from our day together -

Wayne and Amanda have the most wonderful children in the world!

We had such a great time meeting our new friends (they've promised to show us around their hometown of Nashville!), and I can't wait for you to see the rest of the photos from our day with them!
Back in May we ventured out to Washington DC for a visit with Todd's cousin, Michael, and to shoot a beautiful wedding in nearby Stafford, VA at The Rock Hill Plantation House - an absolute storybook setting for Danielle and David's big day!

A gorgeous lace dress that was just perfect for the setting.

Their guests arrived by trolley - the only way to begin an awesome wedding!!

The men looked very handsome! (One of which resembles Mr. Big/Chris Noth...) We found out that day that they all went to Syracuse Law School with Todd's cousin Michael who we met for dinner the night before (he's just one of those people who seems to know EVERYONE!)
Ready and waiting for their turn...

I love when couples have a private exchange of looks while in front of all of their guests. In love and loving it!

We took a big group photo with all of their guests -
Trolley-time! (sung in an MC Hammer sort of way...because i like singing...)

An unstaged David, being the gentlemen that he is, helped adjust Danielle's shoes
...gives me goosebumps and makes me want to snuggle :)
And no plantation home is complete without rolling hills and horses with the sunset in the background. Just breathtaking.

Danielle and David, thank you for having us be a part of your fairytale wedding!
For our July 4th weekend, we had the pleasure of spending it in Raleigh, NC to shoot Sibel and Metin's GORGEOUS wedding.

Here's a quick preview...

Their reception was just beautiful, and they had performers come in to do some traditional Turkish dancing! I took a bit of video with my camera so that I could share it with you - it was incredible!! I'll be posting that with the full blog from their big day.
Ok - I'm hoppin' back on the blog train (so many wonderfully blogs in line!). A while back we had the pleasure of travelling to Key West to shoot Serena and Dan's beautiful wedding (Read all about the details of our trip here and here!)

The ladies morning starting out with Mimosa's - isin't that how every story begins?

Dan was very handsome, charming, and quite the dancer!

They were married at Saint Mary Star of the Sea in the middle of the island. It's a beautiful church. The entire length of the church are tall shutter doors that were open during the ceremony to let the warm breeze flow through. We could also hear the wild roaming roosters cheering on their marriage (it's a Key West thing!!)
Her beautiful tropical bridesmaids!

A great little moment between Dan's sister and brother after they finished singing one of the hymns - I love it :)

At last!
Of course we couldn't miss the opportunity to take a photo at the southern most point in the USA.
Like I said, Dan's quite the dancer!!
Can't you just faintly hear the ocean when looking at this picture? One of my favorites from the day...

As seen in my sneak peek post - but just too cute to only blog once

Everything there is so lush and colorfull. Such a beautiful landscape.
They had their reception at the historic Ernest Hemingway house and we were lucky enough to be brought inside for a few shots.
We really hit the jackpot when we were taken upstairs to Hemingway's writing studio where he wrote 70% of his work. In this very room...at this very desk...on that very typewriter! We had the Maid of Honor and Best Man sign the marriage certificate here.
The grounds at the historic home are just beautiful (and filled with roaming cats - Sixty in total!!) The pool was the first residential pool to be built in Key West.

The light house standing tall in the background...

Of course they cut and shared a Key Lime Pie keeping in Key West Style.

It was a beautiful wedding and we had a blast getting to know Key West. Congrats Serena and Dan