Sally and Christy have an undeniable passion and love for each other and it was an honor to be part of their wedding day. Despite the challenge of shooting a wedding that took place after the sun had set (outdoors!), I was able to capture the essence of this magical evening wedding in Melrose, Florida.
These two beautiful and ridiculously fit women met at no other place than Orange Theory in Gainesville, Fla., where Sally is the Head Trainer. This happens to be where I met these two ladies as well! Their love quickly blossomed and now they are officially married as Wife and Wife.
Their ceremony and reception took place in Melrose, Florida on the couple’s property. The decorations were perfect for the setting and the romantic mood was set with hanging chandeliers and tea lights spread across the yard. They were married under a tree in their backyard with their closest friends and family present.
Here are a few of my favorites from the night! Congratulations Sally and Christy, thank you so much for involving me in your big day! xo
When the Love Story, Bridal Event and Magazine approached me about shooting a “Modern Bride” portrait session, I jumped at the chance. Finding a location that provided a “modern” feel is not an easy task in Gainesville, Florida. I had recalled seeing a local magazine shoot in a parking garage on campus and hesitantly said; well this could be an “option” for us. We ended up shooting outside of the McKnight Brain Institute and in the parking garage right next door. The location fit perfictly with clean lines and industural touches.
While meeting with their creative team and talking more about what we were trying to achieve I knew the perfect couple to shoot. Kristina and Mike are adorable, charismatic and photogenic making them the perfect models for our shoot. To top it all off they are outgoing and were ready to jump in and model for us. Kristina got to meet us at WeCycle to try on some fabulous gowns to find the perfect fit. Mike joined our team at Men’s Warehouse to be fitted for his perfect modern tux.Like most days in Florida it was hot and muggy but these two rocked it out for the camera! It was so much fun shooting with friends and I am super excited with how the photos turned out.
A few months after this session these two got engaged for real!! How awesome is that. I am so excited for them and wish them all the best in love and life. Mike and Kristina, thank you for making photo magic with me. I look forward to photographing you two again soon!
Here are a few of my favorite images from the session:
Photography: LHM Photography
Makeup: Stephanie Humphrey
Hair: Gainesville Wedding Hair
Tux: Men’s Warehouse
Flowers: Floral Expressions
Paper Cake: Barb Ann Designs