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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On the day after Christmas, I met up with Amy and William for their engagement session in Oakland. Amy is a referral from one of my previous brides, Kristina. When they were younger, Amy and Kristina did dance together, and Amy is having a late fall/early winter wedding the way Kristina did!

I knew I would love working with Amy right away! She managed to get Heinz Chapel for her ceremony, which is really difficult and an accomplishment in and of itself. When she contacted me, I think it was a matter of only days before I had her down in my books as booked-we just clicked really well.

Amy sent me a photo of her and Will taken over Thanksgiving, and it was in black and white-she really likes the classic clean look of black and white imagery, so we made sure to focus on that during the session.

Although it was a little cold (and I think we were getting over colds too!), Amy and Will came dressed up. I love when a woman wears heels and a dress to her session-it gives a great timeless feel to the images and really elongates the legs too!

Will, an engineer, proposed to Amy with a very unique rose gold ring. Rose gold isn’t something I get to see every day as a wedding photographer, but I love the warmth of it. Will also dressed up in a suit for the session, and it really went well with the classic locations we had selected-the CMU columns and the Pitt Campus.

You two are an awesome couple and I can’t wait to work with you this year–I know this wedding is going to be amazing! Thanks so much for giving me the honor of working with you two!




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I absolutely love second shooting and assisting, where you work for another photographer for the day as a helper on one of their contracted weddings. There is a lot of freedom to go out and get the creative shot rather than the safer shot, and spending the day with a photographer friend is always fun too-makes the day go by faster with someone to talk with and laugh with and share the carrying of the heavy gear. Everytime you work with a new photographer, you learn more about posing, technique, and what they do, and then you can incorporate that into *your* work if it works for you.

In the wedding world, where many of us are self-taught or taught via the apprenticeship model, second shooting is invaluable. Jen Stevenson of Jen Stevenson Photo brought me along for this Orlando wedding, and I’m so grateful to her.

These are just a few of my favorites from my perspective for the day; see Jen’s blog for her favorites!

Thanks, Jen, for having me; I can’t wait to work together again! And thanks so much Don and Miriam for having me as well!




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I met Arielle and her mom through Kaitlyn, one of my 2011 senior reps! I think we were by the pool for a swim meet when we all met, so I was so happy when Arielle called me earlier this month for her senior portraits.

Arielle and I met up at the Cocoa Beach Pier for her senior portraits, and we had a great time. The weather was beautiful, not too warm, and even though it was a little windy, her hair still looked great because she had it professionally styled before the shoot, which I highly recommend.

Fall was definitely in the air with the slightly cooler weather, so now is a great time to get your senior portraits and family portraits done.

Thanks to your friend for coming along too, Arielle, to hold your phone and lip gloss and just generally help out during the shoot, greatly appreciated!

Arielle is so smart; she is already taking college courses while still enrolled in high school and will actually graduate with her associate’s degree around the time of her high school graduation. She looks forward to attending UCF in the fall for electrical engineering.

I knew when she said she was interested in engineering that she must be very bright and focused-she’s also good at math.

But she isn’t just book smart. Arielle also has been a member of her high school’s swim team for many years, and she also holds down a job. She also is into fashion and wore a favorite Guess dress with a pink shirt over top and brought along her favorite peep toe boots. I know nothing about fashion, but I love when my clients wear an outfit they really love. If you are comfortable in your clothing, it shows in the images.

Arielle (and family), thank you so much for choosing Kristen Wynn Photography for your senior portraits. Arielle, I wish you so much success for your senior year and beyond-you are such a sweet, nice, hard-working and smart young woman and I know you will achieve your goals! 🙂


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Rebelle said: | Sep 26, 2011 - 09:09:57 |

What beautiful pictures! But then my niece makes beautiful easy.



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Please enjoy a few more images from Lisa and Nate’s 9.10.11 wedding in Ruskin, Florida!




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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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Jen is my photography bestie. 🙂 We met back in 2009 on a photography board and started our businesses at about the same time. There is no one else that understands me the way Jen does, and we will txt or Facebook back and forth for hours about business issues or even about a particular edit.

Jen is also the photography friend that lives the closest to me. It has been really hard for me to meet people since I moved here, and I’m so glad I found her! 🙂

A year ago, she had A, and I traveled over to her home in Orlando for her session. Now, A is so much bigger! I can barely believe how much she has grown. Jen’s older daughter, L, is a sweetheart too and very, very bright.

Jen is the owner of a portrait photography business working primarily with children, families, and newborns, so before her super busy holiday season, we met up for family portraits of her own at Cocoa Beach.

I loved working with them as usual and was so honored to be asked. I wanted to put up a few sneak peeks for them today even though Jen and I are getting together to photograph tomorrow-can’t wait! 🙂




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After applying the last of her red lipstick and adjusting her vintage-inspired birdcage veil, Becky looked into the mirror at her transformation and exclaimed, “I really look ‘not of this era’!” Her wedding day look came together perfectly.

Venue: Chesapeake Resort, Islamorada
Catering: Paella Tropical

The threat of Hurricane Irene couldn’t stop Becky and Saign. In the week leading up to their wedding, it formed off shore and started heading toward Florida. Fortunately, it passed through Florida just a day or two prior and Islamorada, in the the middle Keys, was spared. I know many brides were not so lucky, and my thoughts are certainly with them and the other victims of the storm.

Becky and Saign had an all-outdoors event, and the weather ended up being beautiful! It only rained for about twenty minutes during the ladies’ formals, and then the rest of the day was clear skies.

This day was a celebration of their relationship and marriage, and also a reuniting of sorts, as the two of them were dealing with a long-distance relationship the past year while Becky finished her schooling and became a doctor. In fact, on their sweetheart table, I love that her signs said “Dr. and Mr.” instead of “Mr. and Mrs.”

Their rambunctious dog Ada served as ringbearer. She escaped a few times from her collar and took off, leading to a chase to capture her. Ada’s a Weimaraner, and the breed’s beauty has been captured by photographer William Wegman for decades now-he actually has the cover story in Professional Photographer’s August 2011 issue.

The bride and groom shared a special first look since they were being married and having the reception at the same location, so this allowed them to spend time with their guests post-ceremony.

Becky really put her own touches into her wedding and did a lot of DIY including her hair and makeup. They were married on the beach in a ceremony performed by a close mutual friend.

Not to be outdone in the DIY-department, Saign, a propmaker by profession, crafted the couple’s wedding bands.

At the end of the night, the bride and groom departed through a sea of sparklers. After their Caribbean honeymoon, Becky and Saign are tackling a new adventure and moving to Washington State for what I think will be an amazing opportunity for Becky’s career. I wish you two all the best. It was a pleasure to work with you!


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Kimberly Svenson said: | Sep 14, 2011 - 07:09:47 |

These are absolutelty stunning Kristen! I would be over the moon excited about them. The bride is gorgeous and you've captured her and the details perfectly!

Anonymous said: | Sep 16, 2011 - 01:09:33 |

These are so beautiful Kristen. Some of your BEST work ever. The beach images are just amazing! I wish our wedding photos were like these!



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