Jianna + Matt | Engagement Portraits

This couple made my job easy! Not only are they so incredible sweet together, they look like Barbie and Ken, but they were super comfortable posing in front of the camera for their engagement shoot.

I photographed them last month when I was back in Florida. We covered a lot of grounds in the River District of Fort Myers, FL capturing their engagement pictures.  And we lucked out with some awesome natural lighting, thank you clouds! 🙂

It was hard to narrow down my favorites engagement photos to put up here, so warning..there’s a lot!

Congratulations, Jianna and Matt…looking forward to your wedding day! 🙂

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Julia + Michael, a Sanibel Wedding

Julia and Michael were the sweetest couple!  I so enjoyed getting to know Julia over the phone and was excited to finally meet her in person.  It was a destination wedding for them.  They had a lovely, intimate wedding with their close friends and family on Cove Beach at Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa.

So here is a little sneak peek of their wedding with more photos to come! 🙂

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8Congratulations Julia and Michael!  Your wedding was amazing and I wish you both a lifetime of happiness!

With love,

Alison

Ada + Jonas, a Wedding at Sanibel Harbour Resort

I’m taking a brief intermission from editing to get this lovely couple’s sneak peek up here…

I thoroughly enjoyed photographing Jonas and Ada’s wedding.  They came all the way from Norway to have a beautiful beach wedding here in Southwest Florida.  It was fun to see all their traditions with a little Florida feel to it!  I’m totally sold on visiting Norway now!  No surprise there though (must travel MORE!).

Here’s a few of my favorites…

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2 3 4 5 6 7 9Congratulations Ada and Jonas!  It was a pleasure  working with you both and photographing your beautiful day!

Cheers,

Alison

Vendor Love:

Venue – Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort and Spa

Introducing Lavery|Newborn and Baby Photography

This sweet little angel totally made my day!  I had the opportunity to photograph this newborn at 8 days old (or should I say 8 days new?).  And from putting on her first tutu throughout the entire shoot she was a the perfect model!

Typically with babies at this age, we plan to do all sleeping poses and those are usually my favorite, but….I think this one is my favorite. 🙂

1See what I mean?  Such a poser already! {swooning!}

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This one cracks me up…so much tulle with those little, tiny baby feet!

6 9 9a 10 11 12Congratulations to Lavery’s mommy and daddy!  Your little girl is absolutely adorable!

Karly + Brandon, a wedding at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort

This was a beautiful and intimate wedding I photographed last week.  Karly and Brandon tied the knot on Cove Beach at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort and Spa.  And before they jumped onto the Sanibel Princess Cruise for their reception, we were able to go to some of my favorite spots on the property for some great bridal portraits!

Here’s just a sneak peek of their day….

1 2a 3 4 5 6 7a 8Congratulations Karly and Brandon! Happy Honeymooning!

Dana + Chris, a Wedding at The Plantation Golf and Country Club

Here’s a little sneak peek of Chris and Dana’s wedding that took place at the Plantation Golf and Country Club.  Dana had expressed their desires for a fun day, a true celebration.  They opted for a First Look and saw each other before the ceremony.

I don’t think this February day could have been any more beautiful with such an amazing couple, their bridal party and all their family and friends!  And I absolutely love the backdrops The Plantation provides…

1 2a 3a 4 5 5q 6 7Congratulations Dana and Chris!  All the best to you as you begin your lives together, cheers!

Vendor Love:

Wedding Venue – The Plantation Golf and Country Club

DJ:  Ron Rutz

Bride’s Hair: Studio RK

 

Natalie + Walter, a wedding at Sanibel Harbour

This wedding was so fun for me.  From my first conversation with Natalie, I was so thrilled with the emphasis she placed on her wedding photographs.  She wanted artistic wedding portraits and gave me free reign (yay!).  So as we planned out the day, we packed in plenty of time to cover all the stylish photos I had in mind.  Natalie and Walter were so easy to photograph, not only because they were so in love, but also because they were so comfortable in front of the camera and posed perfectly with ease. 🙂

I love all the unique details Natalie included.  Her gorgeous engagement ring, a ruby with diamonds (swoon!), was a family heirloom from her husband’s side.  Her couture dress….seriously wow (so beautiful!).  And above all they planned their day to be a beautiful celebration with their close family and friends, an intimate group that boarded the Sanibel Princess Cruise for a sunset ceremony and dinner.  They continued the festivities with cake and drinks at Charley’s Cabana Bar.

Congratulation Natalie and Walter!  I wish you both all the best! 🙂

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Venue: Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort and Spa and Sanibel Princess Cruise

Flowers: Signature Florals

Bride’s gown by Guiseppe Papini from: Marie Gabriel Couture

MUA: the bride’s talented brother

Hair:  Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort and Spa

Carissa + John, a wedding in Naples, Florida

This was a special wedding for me to kick off my first wedding of 2014!  Our lovely friends, Carissa and John, got married last week at The Quarry in Naples, Florida.  Even though it ended up being a bit wet and rainy, it was still such a beautiful day.  They got married under the breezeway overlooking palm trees and water.  You have to love those fantastic Naples landscapes.

Congratulations Carissa and John, so excited for you two!

Here’s a little sneak peek…

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Family Beach Portraits, Sanibel Island

So maybe 6 years ago I photographed my friends, Chris and Kim, at the beach, just the two of them (first photo below).  And here we are again, back at the beach plus two very adorable little girls!  It’s fun to see how much can change…even just looking back over this year.  Speaking of, where on earth did 2013 go?!

Just before Christmas we headed out to Lighthouse Beach on Sanibel Island for a sunset photoshoot.  These two little girls kept me laughing and having such a great time.  While one little girl is much more dainty and delicate, not really interested in getting sandy, wet or dirty…the younger sister didn’t mind getting soaked and even trying a bite or two of sand!  Such cute little girls!

Happy New Year!  I’m excited for 2014 and what it has in store (traveling???!)!

001 1b 2Love this one…she didn’t want to hold her sister’s hand because her hands were sandy and she didn’t want to get dirty! 2b 3 4 5 6 7 8 10

 

Monica + Tyler, White Orchid at Oasis, Fort Myers Wedding

It has been a crazy few weeks of all shooting and no blogging!  Phew!

This wedding I’m definitely partial to since I had my own wedding at the White Orchid.  Such a beautiful setting, an old historic home on the river with tons of different photo ops! 😉  So here is a little sneak peek of Monica and Tyler’s gorgeous wedding.

Congratulations…you two had such a fabulous wedding and I’m excited to share the rest of your wedding photography with you soon!

1a 2 3 4Event Location: The White Orchid at Oasis

Florals: JH Design

Wedding Coordinator/Planner: TR Designs & Events

Wedding Dress: For the Bride