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! ;)

 

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! :)

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

Virginia + Jesse, a wedding at DiamondHead on Fort Myers Beach

Bright colors for a beach wedding = my favorite!  I love the color palette Virginia chose for her wedding, coral and teal…gorgeous!  Virginia and Jesse planned their destination wedding (for them!) to be at Diamondhead Beach Resort and Spa on Fort Myer Beach.  Great location, great staff and as always a perfect sunset over the water!

This first photo is one of my all-time favorites. :)

1a 2a 3a 4a 5a 6 7 8 9 11 13 14 15 16a 17a 18 19a 19aa 19b 19c 19d 19e 22 23  Congratulations Virginia and Jesse!  We absolutely loved being a part of your wedding day!

Cheers,

Alison :)

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…

1aJust a little fun with this one…since they are both police officers ;)23 5 6  7b 8 10 11

Christie + Randy, Outside Engagement Portraits

I’m excited to show off these engagement portraits we took last month at Koreshan State Park in Estero.  Love how they turned out!  Beautiful day, beautiful location, and beautiful couple!

I’ve enjoyed getting to know Christie and Randy, how they met and especially loved their engagement story (which included an elaborate day long scavenger hunt, Christie’s best friend flying down and of course a “yes”!).  I’m positive their wedding day will be very special.  Can’t wait for their big day!

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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