Together: Wanda & Nathanael

I love weddings. Especially weddings that involve my family because they are all such a joy to be around – not to mention they're HILARIOUS.  I got the pleasure to shoot my cousin Wanda and Nathanael’s wedding last month in Ocala, Florida. It was a beautiful time… and it was wonderful to see family I hadn’t seen in a long time!

Wanda did her own makeup, which I consider an incredible feat. She did a great job!

Wanda was able to get ready on the property, which was GREAT considering we were in a beautiful room with antique-y accents (my favorite!). I love the thread & needle.

Wanda and my uncle Mike (her father) are really close... I love how filmy & grainy these are. Perhaps it's my film background :)

This next one was taken by Ashley Shaffer. She is a good friend from DeLand, FL who decided to jump in as a 2nd shooter! She did a great job. I took over the editing portion of it, but we all know that editing doesn't make the photographer. It's the PHOTO that makes the photographer. Ashley rocks. Period.

I love Nathanael's face here... this is how EVERY groom should look at their bride!

I love this moment Ashley captured below while I was doing group shots. CLASSIC.

The next few were taken in Nathanel's dad's backyard. The famous Florida Freeze happened about a week or two before the wedding, so the trees weren't green. However, the beautiful dead branches were a breathtaking background. I wouldn't have had it any other way!

Lastly, one of Ashley's! I didn't realize she was shooting me! I loved how it turned out, though :)

Wanda and Nathanael, thank you so much for inviting me to be a special part of your day. I had the best time! Thank you for your trust. I wish you many years of happiness :)

Ashley, thanks for being so flexible. Can't wait to work with you again. XOXO

Now, time to celebrate a day off!