Rebecca and Nathan’s son had his second birthday in July, so in August, we got together to do some birthday portraits for him. He was such a good little listener and I just love the images we were able to create! Thanks so much, H. Family, for choosing Kristen Wynn Photography for your portraits! It was a pleasure to work with you!


I love this birthday hat Rebecca brought with her!

Last photo—Malachi shows us how he feels about getting his photo taken 🙂




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Amy and Mike were married in a beautiful spring ceremony over in Harmony, Florida. The colors were yellow and blue, and the weather was beautiful.


This photo above was taken by Jen Stevenson, the second shooter.

Amy is an avid runner, and she even had tennis shoes to put on under her dress in her wedding colors.

This wedding had a lot of great professionals working behind the scenes. Thanks so much to Michelle, the Harmony coordinator, and the following wedding pros!

Second Professional Photographer: Jen Stevenson Photo

Hair Styling: Re Jones in the Salon and Spa on the Boulevard in Melbourne, Florida

Floral: Beautiful Bouquets and Baskets in Palm Bay, Florida

Ceremony Venue: Cat Lake in Harmony, Florida

Reception Venue: Harmony Golf Club in Harmony, Florida

After the ladies’ prep, we headed over to meet the groomsmen and get a few shots around the golf course.

You can really see how nice the weather was with the blue sky and the clouds.

After Amy was dressed, we did a matching golf course shot for her as well.

Amy had a special surprise for her dad-a horse-drawn carriage to take them to the ceremony at Cat Lake. After the ceremony, the bride and groom rode away in the carriage as well before starting their portraits. It was definitely something unique that the guests were excited to see.


The sunset was glowing orange through the trees, so there were a lot of opportunities for beautiful photos with that light.


This image is courtesy of Jen Stevenson.

After some additional photos in the field of wildflowers at Harmony, we headed to the reception. There, Amy and Mike had a candy buffet and, instead of one wedding cake, they had a collection of dessert cakes.

After an evening of dancing, the newlyweds exited to a bubble send-off and climbed into the limo to start their new lives together. Please enjoy your fabulous honeymoon in New Zealand; it will be amazing! Congratulations and thank you so much for having Kristen Wynn Photography as your wedding day photographer.

-Allison Wynn on behalf of Kristen Wynn Photography




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Please enjoy some additional images from Deidra and Andres’ Miami Beach wedding.

As always, music is used with permission. Thank you to everyone that participated in the big day–it was beautiful and you can just tell there’s a lot of fun being had in these images.

The wedding gallery is now available for guests, friends, and family to view. Please contact Deidra and Andres for the password.




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Please enjoy some additional images from Laura and Kenny’s wedding day!

As always, music is used with permission-“Imagine Anything” by Dan Phillipson.

Thanks again to all who made the day beautiful!

Hair and Makeup Stylists: Sorelli Hair Salon

Gown and Men’s Attire: Aurora Bridal

Accommodations: Courtyard Marriott in Melbourne

Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Melbourne

Portrait Location: The WONDERFUL Rosetter House

Reception Venue: The Courtyard at the Oaks

Videographer: Space Coast HD Video

Floral: Roses Are Red Florist and Plants

Entertainment: DJ Ralph for DJ Shane

Photo Booth: Snap Yourself Silly

The full wedding image gallery is also online for guests and family and friends here. Please contact either Laura or Kenny for the password!

 

 




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I first met Stacey on a bride’s forum when we were both planning our weddings a few years ago, and we’ve stayed in touch ever since. But I finally got to meet her and her adorable son, M, a few weeks ago. I think M looks *just* like his mom-they share the same brown eyes.

M is almost a year old already, so Stacey wanted to have a few first birthday photos captured, as well as the traditional Christmas card image.

Stacey told me that she is okay with a few crying images-sometimes they are so cute when they are crying, and who hasn’t felt this way about the holiday stress before?

Stacey found some very adorable outfits for her son, including this sweater with the tie knitted into the design. It also matched the last few fall leaves left on the trees outside.

It was pretty chilly outside, but M actually really loved the weather and playing in a little pile of leaves. Grandma provided the classic Radio Flyer wagon.

And there was another adorable hat too! M is starting to stand up, take a few steps, and get around on his own, and he took a few tumbles. I don’t have any children, so I’m always way overprotective. But M is a tough, active little boy-nothing fazes him. I could easily see him playing football some day! And Stacey is such a good mom, letting him have fun, freedom, and the ability to be a kid!

Lastly, having sweets is a really, really rare treat for M. I don’t think he was really sure what to do with the first birthday cake at first. And he’s the first baby I’ve ever photographed that wasn’t super interested in tasting it-but he really loved smearing it on the closest wall, which made us all laugh. 🙂

Thanks for choosing me for M’s photos, S family! It was wonderful to meet you and I hope you enjoy your images!




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It truly is a very small world!

Lisa and I grew up about five minutes apart from each other in White Oak, Pennsylvania, outside of Pittsburgh. I think we rode the same bus in middle school, and I know we went on more than a few Girl Scout camping trips together. Fast forward about fifteen years from our middle school days, and we now both live a thousand miles from Pittsburgh here in Florida.

Like I said, it is a small world, and I was thrilled to reconnect with Lisa and be asked to photograph her wedding in Ruskin! As a matter of fact, Lisa was one of the first ever clients to book me when I opened almost two years ago-thanks so much for taking a chance on me. I truly appreciate it.

Lisa is the youngest of three girls. She always had great grades in high school, so it was no surprise to me that she passed the bar exam on her very first shot!

The reception took place at Imperial Lakewoods Country Club following a ceremony at their home church.

Lisa is a lawyer, and Nate is in sales and advertising-his promotion brought them here to Florida in the first place. They originally met about seven years ago when Lisa was studying at Bethany College in West Virginia.

The theme of their wedding was “today I marry my best friend” and was carried out on the invitations, personalized cocktail napkins, and champagne flutes.

One thing I love about Lisa is how well she planned out her life. During one of our pre-wedding planning sessions, she said “I always knew I wouldn’t get married until I was done with law school and bought a house.” And she and Nate had long since picked out the popular 9/10/11 date as the right one for their nuptials, so the timing was right!

To go between the ceremony and reception, Nate rented a fancy convertible, and it made for some fun images. As they drove along the highway, he really gunned the engine, and I thought for sure Lisa’s veil would fly right off into traffic! (Luckily, it stayed right where it was supposed to!)

I love a little playful cake smash; it always makes for a great photo!

Lisa and Nate were such a wonderful couple to work with and really care about their guests. Although they don’t really love to dance, they still had dancing for their guests-I thought that was so thoughtful and really putting your family and friends first.

We went out around sunset again to get a few more portraits together and I’m so glad we did, because those are some of my favorite images. I also wanted to say thanks to Lisa’s sister and her husband for all their help throughout the day. Luckily, the gator that was in the lake stayed away during our photo shoot. 😉

I hope St. Lucia was fabulous, you two! I was so delighted to work with you and I wish you so much happiness and a wonderful marriage!


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Jeremy and Mindy said: | Sep 30, 2011 - 06:09:13 |

These are great kristen 🙂 bride should be thrilled 🙂 love love them!!!!!

Jeremy and Mindy said: | Sep 30, 2011 - 06:09:53 |

These are great!!!! I bet the bride is thrilled with them 🙂



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Do you have a young child? Or maybe you are one of my brides and plan on having a few children involved in your wedding as a flowergirl or ringbearer? Then this blog entry is for you! 🙂

When I am providing images from a wedding or portrait session, I don’t provide images where the eyes are closed or people are not looking at the camera. Of course, I take a lot of images to insure this doesn’t happen and we have one where everyone is looking at my lens.

But during the wedding day, guests are often using their point and shoot cameras to try to capture the shot, causing people to look away, especially after a few drinks! 🙂

At a family session, your child may be distracted by something. You know how tough it can be to get a good shot of your child at home too. And then there’s always the tough choice…

Say Sally looks best in Image A, while Bobby has the best expression in Image B, and mom and dad, you think you look your best in Image C. In the pre-digital age, you often had to just pick a mediocre shot where everyone was facing the camera, regardless of expression or hand position, and settle for that shot you didn’t love.

Now, with the editing services of a professional photographer, you can have the best of both worlds, and one or more images can be combined to create the best shot. If you have one or more little ones, it is VERY helpful!

You’ll see from this before and after, I try not to do a ton of editing, preferring instead to capture the shot correctly right out of the camera through proper posing and exposure. But, sometimes, a little Photoshop lets us capture the best of Miss L AND Miss A’s expressions from two different images, plus a third image was combined to fill the now new space between the little ones 🙂

So here’s a little behind the scenes to show you the transformation!

Now, if I get *really* brave, I will show you a before and after of my headshot to show you just what can be done, but I’m almost afraid to put my unedited image out there for all of you on the Interwebz to see, yikes!




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I know Chantelle’s in a different time zone than me and it is still nice and early there, so plenty of time to view her slideshow tonight! 🙂 Enjoy, you two!


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Chantelle CAVAZZON said: | Aug 18, 2011 - 11:08:44 |

It's fantastic!!!

You're right. It's only 9:30PM here in BC.

Love it. Thank you so much for all your hard work!



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Here are a few more images from Mike and Kim’s wedding day!

Music is Jim Gaven’s The Girl Next Door and is used with permission, as all music I use is licensed for sharing your images with you. 🙂


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Ashley Q said: | Aug 1, 2011 - 12:08:11 |

I love it! Beautiful images and a great couple. I'm happy they had such a wonderful wedding!



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Some of the groomsmen got a little rowdy during the portrait session (look for a crazy expression and I can’t begin to tell you what kind of shenanigans I had to edit out of the images) 🙂

And of course, please enjoy all of Amy’s hard work in planning her beautiful, sweet wedding.


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Anonymous said: | Aug 14, 2011 - 07:08:44 |

Hi Kristen –
Is it possible for you to send me a digital copy of the b/w pic in this slide show of the flower girls? I know Amy has the disc but it would probably be faster if you could just email that one photo directly to me? Would that be possible? Email is jennylynne74@hotmail.com
Thanks so much!

Kristen Wynn said: | Aug 15, 2011 - 12:08:43 |

Hi, Jenny, you've got mail! 🙂



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