Never in my life have I had a newborn sleep through his/her entire session…. until this little guy came along…
Jessica is as sweet as she looks! Â From the beginning, I could tell she wasn’t a girl that wanted to do a lot of “serious faces” – smiles (and laughing) came natural to her. Â Senior year is such a special time Â (I personally LOVED MINE), the world is yours to conquer and the possibilities are endless! Â Looking back, I would have never dreamed I’d have married my high school sweetheart – have 3 kids – and live in a subdivision in Florida. Â Funny where life takes you sometimes 🙂 Â Jessica – I wish you a year full of AWESOME memories and all the luck as you step out into this great big world!
Congratulations to Katelyn for being my first newborn session on the new blog! Â It has been two years since we took a family vacation… and the week before I left I received 7 newborn inquiries! Â Most of these little ones were born about the same day – and all needed to get in that 5-14 day window. Â I am SOOO glad that Katelyn’s mommy and daddy waited on me to return from my trip – so that I had the opportunity to meet this sweet little angel! Â Mom had told me prior to our session that she wanted to make sure we captured photos with “eyes open” – and I can totally see why. Â Katelyn has such gorgeous eyes! Â One of the beautiful things about newborn sessions taking place in client’s homes – are the sweet lifestyle images that you can capture. Â (Not to mention all the cute nursery decor!) Â I enjoyed every minute I spent with this family – below are a few of my favorites from our time together…
INTERVIEW WITH ALEXANDRIA, THE STUNNING BRIDE…
How did you meet? Â Â Logan and I were introduced at a schoolâ€™s summer campÂ in 2010. I had just moved from Georgia and transferred to the Cocoa area. I received a job in the school daycare beginning that August, and I foundÂ out Logan was the assistant teacher for the high school department. So, weÂ quickly became friends and soon after started dating!
How did he propose? Â Â That Christmas he was planning on coming to GeorgiaÂ to first have my Dadâ€™s blessing and then pop the question, but unfortunatelyÂ he was not able to make the trip. I gave him his gift before I left, but the ringÂ was supposed to be my Christmas present. So, once I got back in town afterÂ New Yearâ€™s, a few weeks went by and I still never got anything from himÂ and I started asking a lot of questions. But his hands were tied because heÂ didnâ€™t feel right about it without asking my Dad face to face. One night weÂ were out and about and I guess he just couldnâ€™t wait anymore. At the spur ofÂ the moment, we drove straight to his house, he ran inside and brought outÂ a Tiffany & Co. bag and asked me right there on his driveway! Which wasÂ definitely not his original planâ€¦ lol but still very special.
How did you choose your venue? Â Â Goodness, I think we looked everywhereÂ under the sun in Brevard county before we found the perfect one! My momÂ was actually flipping through the Space Coast Bride and Groom magazine andÂ came across the Heritage Isle Club in Viera. Logan and I went and looked thatÂ weekend and fell in love with it! We wanted a place that had enough room forÂ guests to move about with a large dance floor, high ceilings, and tall windowsÂ letting in natural light. Heritage just had everything we were looking for!
Any DIY details youâ€™d like to share? Â Â I really had so much fun with this partÂ of the wedding planning process! There were so many, Iâ€™ll have to choose aÂ few favorites! I hand painted the aisle runner with our initials, date, and aÂ design. It was one of Loganâ€™s wedding gifts and we plan to frame that sectionÂ of the runner on our wall! I put together our table numbers using antique-Â like picture frames with old-fashioned paper as the background and formedÂ the numbers with large purple and silver rhinestones. I also baked all of theÂ Italian wedding cookies that went into the guestsâ€™ favor boxes, which wereÂ tied with fleur- de- lis ribbon and embellished with the â€œLove gives us aÂ fairytaleâ€ stamp. The cookie recipe was my grandmotherâ€™s, and it meant a lotÂ for me to incorporate something in the wedding that came from her.
What is one thing you will remember most about your wedding? Â Â TheÂ ceremony was by far one of the most memorable parts of the day, and IÂ tried my hardest to soak up every minute of it because I knew it would flyÂ by! Logan wrote his vows so eloquently and they were absolutely the mostÂ beautiful words that he has ever said to me and that Iâ€™ve ever heard for thatÂ matter. I am ecstatic to watch the wedding video!
What was the most challenging part of the planning process? Â Â DefinitelyÂ coordinating times for all the deliveries the day of and returns the MondayÂ after. Also, finding a crew that would stay behind after the ceremony andÂ help clean up the church was a little difficult. We certainly could have used aÂ wedding planner to alleviate some of that stress!
What is your next step as husband and wife? Â Â Well, Logan is continuing toÂ work for an investment bank in Jacksonville, and I finally got to move intoÂ our home and get everything situated! I am finishing school at the UniversityÂ of North Florida for Elementary Education, and hopefully in a few short yearsÂ I will be a kindergarten or first grade teacher!
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