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Barsalou Family Session | Kraft Azalea Garden

This past Saturday we got to hangout with this lovely family.  When Sarah reach out to us she mentioned she was looking for an outdoor location, with lots of trees and greenery… and certainly, the first place that came to mind was Kraft Azalea Garden located in Winter Park.  

The beauty about this park is not only captured in photos every time we do a session here but the best part is to experience the the peaceful environment that it brings in the mornings.  The tall trees, the green grass, and the beautiful people just checking out the area makes you want to stay and enjoy a beautiful picnic day at the park.  

Working with Sarah and her sweet boys Landon & Richie was SO much fun! These boys were all ready to smile and the best part, they were so natural at it! Our favorite part of this session was capturing their immense love for their mom, between the hugs the kisses and their sweet smiles it made it just the perfect morning session! 

…until next time! 

 

 

Xoxo 

Vanessa &  Brandon
 
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Anniversary Session at Casa Feliz, Winter Park FL

This was the first part to a two location anniversary session we did this past weekend.  This beautiful session took place at the Casa Feliz wedding venue located in Winter Park, FL.

 


The combination of colors, the blushes, whites, and the beautiful brick walls with  touches of Cinderella blue simply turned the entire session into a storybook.

 

Yesi was wearing this gorgeous long, flowing white and blush chiffon dress.  When it comes to choosing what to wear for your session, we always recommend plain pastel colors, specially blush and whites for our beautiful ladies.  Don't be afraid to pair with an accent necklace and ultimately add the unique touch of  your favorite flowers.

Looking dapper never goes out of style, so gentleman, don't be afraid to suit up!

Overall, this storybook session was simply a beautiful chapter in our clients love story.  Check out our session with this lovely couple at Kraft Azalea Garden, and the fun rose petal shots we took of them.  Casa Feliz never fails to impress our clients and their experience in this captivating historic site.

Until next time, cheers to love & marriage! 🥂

Xoxo 

Vanessa &  Brandon
 
P.s. We’d love to connect with you on Instagram @vanassa_photography
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Roni + Yesi l Kraft Azalea Garden

Hi Everyone! OMG we are SO excited to share this gorgeous anniversary session we had this past weekend at Kraft Azalea Garden, Winter Park FL.

Ok, we have to admit, we simply LOVE LOVE LOVE the city of Winter Park! There is so much to do there, and for us photographers there are so many beautiful sights to capture.

The little paths are one of our most favorite spots to capture love stories like this sweet couple Roni & Yesi who were celebrating their anniversary!

The captivating tall trees and the greenery around them simply allows any photographer the opportunity to play with creativity and capture those precious moments.

 

 

Yesi was so excited with the idea of taking this beautiful shot of them laying on a bed of pink rose petals. This part was SO much fun, and so romantic!

 

We enjoyed it so much that we are SO ready to do it all over again! Just let us know if you are ready to lay down on a bed of roses!

Cheers to love and marriage 🥂

 

Xoxo 

Vanessa &  Brandon
 
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Ava’s First Holy Communion Sneak Peek

Hello everyone, this past weekend we had the pleasure of photographing a very special occasion; the First Holy Communion celebration of this beautiful young lady, Ava.  

 

 

The celebration took place at Heathrow Country Club located in Heathrow, Florida, known to be Central Florida’s most prestigious private country club. 

 

The event was coordinated by event planners Cristina and Andrea owners of Lou & Pepper, we loved so much the dedication and details that were put into this special occasion, pure fairytale bliss!

 

 

Congratulations to this sweet, beautiful young lady, we enjoyed very much working with her and her amazing family and friends.  

 

 

Xoxo 

Vanessa &  Brandon
 
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BRIANNA + LUKE BODEN~ WEDDING SNEAK PEEK!

This past Saturday we had the honor to photograph a very special friend of ours and our children, their former elementary school teacher Brianna. 

Brianna & Luke’s wedding took place at a beautiful beach in New Smyrna, FL.  We got to meet a very special little guy that seriously stole our hearts! Little Kaleb, Luke’s son! 

Going through their wedding photos, trying to choose the few for sneak peek has been so hard as they were all so lovely! Just like our bride Brianna who looked like a goddess with her beautiful white dress and her genuine smile!

If there is one thing that makes any photographer happy it is an enthusiastic couple… 

This was certainly the case with these two love birds, Brianna & Luke.  They were SO much fun to work with! 

The afternoon was perfect, the location beautiful and we cant wait to share the entire album. 

Cheers to Mr. and Mrs. Boden!

Congratulations!! 🥂

Xoxo 

Vanessa &  Brandon
 
P.s. We’d love to connect with you on Instagram @vanassa_photography

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Choosing The Right Location For Your Photo Session

Selecting the right photographer that meets your needs may be challenging with so many options out there!  Then you spend hours on Pinterest trying to figure out what theme you want to go with or how to best dress your family and at last you realized you haven’t even chose a location for your session yet.  

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We totally get it, this whole process can be quite overwhelming!  But we hope that our tips will help you get inspired and find your location in no time, leaving you more time to pamper yourself, being more prepared and confident on what to expect the day of your session.  

After working so many couple sessions and family sessions we have experienced how important location is for your photos, they don’t only make a pretty background, but they tell a story about you, your love story, your children, and one day when you look back to that photo you will remember how special it was.  

A couple of months ago we had a session with this lovely family,  we remember asking the mother if she had a location in mind, and her response was so quick, so certain.  She described how every time on her way to work she would drive over this bridge overlooking the huge lake and the best part, overlooking the gorgeous sunrise. It made her wish that she could just capture that moment! 

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to stop the traffic on a major highway for an hour to give her that session in that exact spot!  However, we took her to the bridge next to it, a bridge overlooking the same river and the same sunrise.  It was perfect, and not only she was able to add extra touches that made her session super special, like bringing their family dog, but now she can look back to those photos, think of that moment and always remember that special time she had with her loved ones.   

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This can be anywhere, your very own back yard from the comfort of your home. 

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To your weekend trips to the beach, as you enjoy the breeze and the sound of crashing waves.

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A date night stroll in your favorite avenue in the city 

Park Avenue, Winter Park FL

Park Avenue, Winter Park FL

Perhaps your favorite historic site 

Casa Feliz, located in Winter Park is no doubt our most solicited and favorite location for our clients.  If you are interested in this venue on a weekend please know that Saturdays are only available early morning and occasionally Sunday in the afternoon

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Baldwin Park, FL

 

New Smyrna Beach

 

So when you are determining the location for your next session, don’t think so much about being creative with backgrounds, instead think of special places that make you think about your love story, your children or even your childhood.  What ever it is that makes it special to you, I promise you that you will appreciate the moment even more and those photos will be your story turned into everlasting precious memories.  
Xoxo 

Vanessa &  Brandon
 
P.s. We’d love to connect with you on Instagram @vanassa_photography
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Choosing What To Wear For Your Next Photo Session

Hello there!

Whether it is your engagement session or your family portrait session, ladies, you can NEVER be too dressed up for it!  Part of our style guide, which is a great gift all of our clients receive when they book a session with us, strongly suggests for our clients to not be afraid to dress up


You may wonder,  but how does walking in big heels and long dress with my fiancé or my husband dressed up in a suite look good in the middle of a field?  We absolutely understand, it does feel weird, but one thing we love telling our clients and that we learned from our photography instructors; feels weird, looks great!

That’s the key, this goes from a pose that we may coach you through during your session to what you choose to bring or dress like at your session, we promise you will look stunning in your photos.  So ladies, say yes to dress!


It’s not every time you get to use that beautiful gown or beautiful dress you purchased a few years ago for a special occasion and put it in the closet to never wear again.  Or maybe you just want to buy an extraordinary dress but don’t have a good excuse for it.  Well this is the perfect occasion, we just gave you one!!

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You will love looking back at those photos and remembering how stunning you looked in that dress!  Not only is it flattering for every woman but it also allows for more opportunities to create or recreate your beautiful story.

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Looking dapper never goes out of style!  This can be an entire suite or as simple as a dress shirt with your favorite fitted jeans.  One thing we strongly recommend is don’t be afraid to bring layers to throw on top, coats, vest, jackets, suspenders, etc. Get creative and remember that it may feel uncomfortable for a few minutes, but the amazing memories you will have will last you a lifetime.

Remember the most important thing; this is your moment and you deserve to feel special in EVERY way!

Xoxo 
Vanessa &  Brandon

 
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