Bohemian Wedding

One of the things I love most about being a wedding photographer is the chance to network with others in the industry.  I particularly enjoy the friendships I’ve made with other professional photographers in the Central Florida area (shout out to the the CeFloFePhos!) It’s so great to have a cluster of like-minded women that can hang out, share stories, swap trade secrets, and shoot together.  I was super excited when my friend Brittany Miller, owner of the oh-so-fabulous Bella Allure Imagery, asked if I would shoot with her at a wedding a couple of weekends ago.  When she told me that the wedding was at the Grand Bohemian in downtown Orlando, I knew it was meant to be, as I had just booked a wedding there for next year!    The wedding was just absolutely gorgeous and it was so much fun shooting with Miss Brittany.  I always love watching other photographers in action 😀  If I had to pick a highlight of this event, it would for sure be the DANCING!  There was some crazy fun dancing going on, like I have never seen.  I think it’s safe to say that Danny and Frances’ wedding will be hard to beat in the fun department amongst their friends this year!  Here are a few of my favorites from the evening.

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CeFloFePhos Retreat – St. Augustine, FL

Several months ago, while on a trip to the Nation’s oldest City with my son’s 4th grade class, I was thinking about how amazing it would be to host a girl’s getaway weekend with other young, professional, female photographers like myself.  What started as a spark grew and grew into a really unique small group of women with the same interest in creating this experience.   Last weekend, this little dream finally became a reality.  Myself and seven other  photographers spent an intensely fun and creative weekend in St. Augustine, FL.  Even in my wildest dreams, I never, ever thought it would be so successful.  We kicked off the weekend with a “getting to know each other” dinner and instantly it felt like we were all old friends. We stayed up until past 1:00 am both nights just chatting and being silly, I cannot remember the last time I laughed so long and hard! Of course this happened the be THE coldest weekend (30 year record lows, people!) it was FREEEEEZING! Saturday, we braved the arctic FL weather and met up with 2 couples at the beautiful Castillo De San Marcos – Jennifer and Rashad, and their good friends Angela and Kyle. After warming up and grabbing a quick lunch, we spent the next few hours photographing 3 gorgeous brides – Lexa, Katie and Eva (I cannot thank them enough for braving the cold – in wedding dresses – as part of our “vision”) When that wrapped up, we met up with Cassie and Marina aka Luna and Soleil, two fabulous fashionistas, for some glam photos in the streets of downtown St. Augustine. Sunday, our focus was on children and families – we had 2 precious babies in the morning, and a cute little family of three that afternoon. The weekend was so amazing, I am still giddy over how much fun we had, the relationships we forged, the awesome images we captured and the memories that will definitely last us until our next retreat, this SPRING! Our “little” group of 8 has blossomed into a diverse, lovely group of over 30 female photographers from all over Florida! I cannot wait to get to know all of these ladies and I am SO excited to see what’s in store for our circle. Speaking of which, we are in the process of renaming our group, as we are no longer limited to just Central FL, so if you have any suggestions – I’d love to hear them!

XOXO – Sarah

Here are some of my favorite images from the retreat so far (I’m sure I’ll post more as I process them) plus a few fun “behind the scenes” shots of the girlies!

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I want to give a HUGE thanks to all of the fabulous photogs who made this retreat everything that it was! Please check out their work and their unique shots of our weekend together!
Brittany Miller – Bella Allure Imagery
Jennifer Goodlet – A New Creation Photography
Marianna Herrera Mosli – Kismis Ink Photography
Dana Goodson Photography
J. Regan Photography
Caitlin Battersby Photography
Jessica Friend Photography

Robert and Ho Jeong: Just Married (Orlando Wedding Photographer)

Finally a sneak peek for Robert and Ho Jeong (thanks for your patience!) What a fun wedding! Ho Jeong was an absolutely gorgeous bride, I loved every detail of her attire – from the fabulous dress, to the amazing flowers, to the flowers in her hair, to her cute faux-fur coat to combat the (yet again) freezing weather we were having that day. These 2 are so clearly in love, it was my absolute joy to capture their wedding day for them. They had a traditional Vietnemese ceremony, followed by an intimate, fun dinner with about 100 of their closest friends and families. Thankfully, Robert kept me up to speed on all of the amazing traditions that took place during the reception. Thank you guys so much for allowing me to be part of such a special moment in your new life together! Congratulations and best wishes 🙂

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