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.
Casa Feliz, Winter Park FL
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.
This can be anywhere, your very own back yard from the comfort of your home.
To your weekend trips to the beach, as you enjoy the breeze and the sound of crashing waves.
Kraft Azalea Gardens, Winter Park FL
A date night stroll in your favorite avenue in the city
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 afternoo
Baldwin Park, FL
Baldwin Park, FL
Casa Feliz, Winter Park
Kraft Azalea Gardens
Rollins College, Winter Park
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.
This past weekend we had the pleasure to meet Jon and Rachel for their engagement session in Winter Park.
While we were looking for ideas in choosing their location for their session, Rachel mentioned how much they enjoyed walks around Park Avenue. We knew at that moment that our goal was to capture the essence of their love story along with their sweet and fun personalities in a location that means so much to them.
If you haven’t been to Park Avenue, located in Winter Park, we highly recommend it as it has lots of charm with so much to do in one location. From restaurants to shopping and a beautiful park in-between the main strip and the train station filled with gorgeous landscape. This location makes for a perfectly romantic date night!
We took a stroll around all the little alleys as we captured their sweet moments!
Towards the end, it started sprinkling, now for those who know us, we LOVE it when it drizzles as it provides us with the opportunity to captured those romantic scenes with our clear umbrella. So if you’re have your engagement session with us next, no worries if the day brings some rain, we literally got you covered!
We are so happy for Jon and Rachel, as their big day gets nearer. They are truly passionate about their goals and their dreams together. We can’t wait to be there to capture their special day!
Cheers to this sweet and extraordinary couple!
There is always something so magical about the anticipation of a big day like a wedding. The bride preparing and counting the days until her big day. While the bridesmaids and the mother of the bride are spending every moment with the bride, making her feel special and loved!
In our most recent session, we got to watch all these BEAUTIFUL and fun ladies as they celebrated this GORGEOUS bride-to-be, Amanda! Of three beautiful and sweet sisters, she’s the last one to tie the knot!
It was not only exciting to capture every moment with her lovely family & friends during her bridal shower but we felt so honored to capture that special moment for a proud parent like Nancy, mother of the bride!
Preparing for a wedding can be so much fun and somehow quite overwhelming at times, but of course being around friends and family, sharing laughs, tears, and celebrating your special day can make all the difference in the world! Even if that means getting soaked by a popped bottle of champagne, it is moments like this that are worth looking back and reliving that excitement!
Cheers to the beautiful Bride-to-be!!
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!!
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.
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!
Vanessa & Brandon
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