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I am a Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer based in Central Florida. I love sharing all of my recent photos as well as wedding planning advice, education for photographers, my sweet little family, and some of the behind the scenes of my business. Thanks for stopping by, have fun exploring my little corner of the internet! 

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Weddings

December 5, 2017

Lovely Lilac and Lace Wedding in Gainseville Florida

Venue: Little Forrest Farm in Newberry, Florida Bride’s Dress: Blush by Hailey Paige and it was purchased at The White Magnolia Tampa Grooms Tux: Blktux Florals: Brick City Flowers Videography: The Garrs DJ: DJ Rocket Coordinated by: Party Time Rentals

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Engagements

December 1, 2017

Magical Carnival Engagement Session in Ocala Florida

When Taylor and Cameron told me they wanted a carnival session, I was all about it! I cannot tell you how excited I was to do this session. We rode the ferris wheel, ate cotton candy and can’t forget the bumper cars! Everything about this engagement session had me reminiscing my childhood.

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Weddings

November 29, 2017

Fun Blush and Navy Gainseville Wedding

Ceremony Venue: The Baughman Center for Ceremony Reception Venue: The Straughn Center for reception Videography: The Garrs Hair and Makeup: Sarah Zuber Abbott at Studio Chic Caterer: Laura Folwer Goss Live Music: Gabbee Dee DJ: Island Sound Cake: Doodle Cakes Dress: Allure Bridal Flowers: The Bride owns a paper flower business called Blush and Bashful Flowers

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Weddings

November 1, 2017

Elegant Country Club Ocala Wedding

Brides Dress: Allure and A Bridal Boutique in Gainesville Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Azazie Grooms + Groomsmen: Men’s Warehouse Ring: Zales Venue: Country Club of Ocala Florist: Schneider’s Floral Design Videographers: The Garrs DJ: Florida Wedding DJs Hair: Danielle Cohen with Dream Hair by Daniella Cake: Betty Cakes

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Engagements

May 20, 2017

Romantic Engagement in Brooksville Florida

Here are just a few of my favorite photos from Bethany + Daniel’s engagement session at the Chinesegut Hill Plantation in Brooksville. All I can say is this venue is GORGEOUS! Bethany did an amazing job finding such a beautiful location. When you book me as your wedding photographer, I am very open to traveling wherever we need to when it comes to special places for your engagement photos. Like wedding photos, these are keepsakes that you will cherish forever and it is so important that you don’t settle on a location just because of miles! 

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Engagements

May 7, 2017

Botanical Garden Engagement Session in Gainseville Florida

I absolutely loved spending time with Ian  + Jessica and their puppy Danny Boy at the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville. During our session we became brave and decided to let Danny free for the first photos you see below. We all thought he would stay put…but we were wrong!  This engagement session was eventful the first five minutes as we watched Ian chase Danny throughout the gardens because Danny thought it was a game of tag!

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For Brides

April 26, 2017

7 Questions to Ask Before Booking Your Photographer

At every consultation I show up with the expectation of answering any questions the bride and groom have thought up. I thought it would be helpful to piece together all the frequently asked questions I receive so that brides can think through these questions as they consider what some of the things they may not have thought of in regards to their wedding photography.  Each photographer provides different services, style and way of doing business so it’s important to discuss these things with your photographer so you both are on the same page about what to expect and if you will be a good fit for one another.

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