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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Wedding and Commercial Photographer of the Year

I was so humbled and honored to receive once again “Wedding Photographer of the Year” as well as “Commercial Photographer of the Year” with the Professional Photographers of Southwest Florida and “Outstanding Service Award” with the Florida Professional Photographers.  This was my last year with the PPSWF and FPP since I’ve moved out west, so I’m happy to go out with a bang!  I told my husband I should get a REALLY big bonus now from my boss (yours truly) and my office Christmas party (consisting of me, the cat, and the dog) is going to be epic, Haha… He’s not amused and probably really worried.  😀

I’ve now joined the Wyoming Professional Photography Association and am excited to get involved out here in Wyoming and Montana in the field of photography.  Cheers to the new year!

Here are a few of the images from the past year that got me those awards…

01 02 03 04 05 06With love and gratitude,

Alison

Tara + Glen, Fort Myers Beach Wedding

I was so excited to see this beautiful couple again!  I met them a couple years ago while they were on vacation, they weren’t engaged yet but they told me they’d be back down to Florida to have a beach wedding one day.  And they did! 🙂  They had a beautiful, sunny beach ceremony at the Pink Shell Resort on Fort Myers Beach.

Here’s just a few wedding photos from their day…seriously love Tara’s veil and bouquet, so unique!  😉

1 2 3 4 5 6 8Congratulations Tara and Glen!  I loved seeing you all again and photographing your gorgeous wedding!  More photos coming soon. 🙂

Cheers,

Alison

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

Tricia + Kris, Sanibel Harbour Wedding

We are currently enjoying PERFECT beach wedding weather here in Southwest Florida!  Tricia and Kris had their ceremony on the Cove Beach at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort and Spa with their reception immediately following in the Island Room.

It was such a fun and romantic wedding for this beautiful couple from Minnesota.  Here’s a quick little sneak peek of their wedding day…

1A 2a 3a 4a 5 6 8 8aCongratulations Tricia and Kris!  Your day was absolutely gorgeous and I thoroughly enjoyed photographing it!  🙂

Christie + Randy | Fort Myers Wedding

I don’t think this couple could be any sweeter!  I thoroughly enjoyed spending the entire day with them all the while photographing each beautiful moment of their wedding.

Christie and Randy had a lovely ceremony at their local church, then headed to the River District (downtown Fort Myers) for their reception at Legacy Harbour. 

Here’s a quick little sneak peek of their day….

1 2a 3a 4 5 6This last one has to be one of my favorites! <3

7Congratulations Christie and Randy!  Your day was absolutely beautiful and I loved being there to photograph it!  More coming soon! 😉

 

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! 🙂

1a 1b 2 3 4 5 8 9 9a 9b 9c 9cc 9d 9e 10a 11 12 12a 12b 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 23 2525Vendor love:

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