Sonny & Michelle got married at the Estate on the Halifax located in Port Orange on August 16. The venue is a lovely a place to host a wedding, because of the beautiful location and excellent staff. Katie Hunt and her team kept the wedding running very smoothly! My assistant, Nadia held the off-camera flash and she also photographed from the balcony during the ceremony. I'm sure every photographer experiences one of the "Aha" moments when they shoot a great image. The sparkler exit photo turned out to be one of my favorites from the wedding. The image would have been fine without a back light, but it definitely added more quality to the moment. I'm not ashamed to say, Nadia and I gave each other a high-five after we looked at the back of my camera,haha. By the way, the couple is expecting their first child together- a baby girl named Emma! Double congrats to the couple!
-Erika Rech,Lead Photographer
*All images taken for Michael's Photography
Barry and Lori tied the knot inside the lovely historic Garden house at the Leu Garden’s property in Orlando. The couple is so sweet and fun! Lori rocked it out during her bridal portraits with a beautiful smile and sass to go with it. The entire bridal party got a kick out of posing for portraits too.
Most importantly, the wedding truly represented the couple-simple, sweet, modern, and filled with their faith. Several close friends offered their blessing and marriage guidance base on their Christian faith. The love poured out from all the friends and family enriched the ceremony with a special touch. In addition to the blessings, the ceremony shifted into a few minutes of worship and praise for the union of Lori and Barry. During the first kiss, I couldn’t help but giggle seeing Barry’s leg pop up. Too cute!
Just a side note, a Bridesmaid’s made the initiative to compliment how calm and collective I remained while photographing. She continued to tell me she is a wedding photographer too and she understands how chaotic weddings can be at times. Her encouragement definitely lifted my spirit and reconfirmed I’m doing a good job. Michael’s photography team values hard work and dedication. We’ll get the job done right with a smile!
We wish you many blessings in your marriage Lori and Barry! Good luck in the next chapter of your lives!
-Erika Rech, Lead Photographer at Michael's Photography
*Images taken for Michael's Photography
Here are some photos taken from our recent trip to the Florida Keys and Miami Beach. What a blessing to enjoy great company, beautiful scenery, foods, and drinks. Ha! We stayed at Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort, then Fountaine Bleau in Miami.
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