E & A- Vows nestled in the trees

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They met by fate in a local health food store. Fate would bring them together once again, where they would quickly fall head over heels for one another. For those that know Elaine, she is nothing short of fun and positive and all things wonderful! When her and I walked through the Happehatchee Center, one can’t help but feel her good energy! Meeting Adam was equally exciting, as he truly makes you laugh.

Speaking of the Happehatchee Center- this place is a must see. Julie, the coordinator, is the sweetest! If you are looking for an intimate setting in the trees, directly on the Estero River, this is your place! Click here to view more about the Happehatchee center


On New Years Eve morning, I found myself surrounded by some of the most genuine people you could possibly think about meeting. Seriously, one of the many perks of being the photographer. From parents, to their closest friends, to Reverend Jacqueline (Jacqui) Weiks (click here to meet her!, I knew this was going to be a truly special event; full of surprises.

Elaine walked down her aisle with a beautiful bouquet of hand-picked (from their garden) sunflowers and cranberry hibiscus. She was beaming. Adam met her at the end of the aisle, and was equally excited to be by her side.



They had a unique ceremony in the way they had all of their guests pass their rings and pray over them. They also wrote their own vows, which gets me every time. To be honest, during Adam’s vows, I noticed my viewfinder getting a little cloudy (and it wasn’t just the looming humidity)! Each word that they swore to one another was beautifully perfect.



I just love the way he looks at you, Elaine.

After the ceremony we gathered to take family portraits-and this family is all about having fun! I wish I could share all of the “make a silly face” moments, but you may be here all day 🙂


I could have hung out with these little guys all day!



The rings were custom made by a local jeweler Lloyd Allen Jewelry Co.- Visit them here!



The swinging bridge that is suspended over the Estero River, is picturesque. I even had to be brave and walk out over it 🙂


We snuck away to take a few photos of the newly married couple. It was so beautiful to see how much Adam and Elaine love each other. They were candid, and quite hilarious. I’m thinking about doing a blooper reel!

The following day, I met them for their reception. I was greeted by these stunning cupcakes made by Chanel, who makes #rawvegansweets. They were both pleasing to the eye and my tastebuds! You can contact her, for all of your sweet needs! (rawvegansweets@gmail.com)2016-01-09_00152016-01-09_00172016-01-09_00162016-01-09_00182016-01-09_0019

After family portraits part 2, I had the opportunity to photograph Elaine and Adam once again. Adam really wanted to climb the tree, so that is precisely what we did.


Elaine, you looked gorgeous- both days!


Was this the GQ look?




My wish for you, is that you two never stop laughing, never stop surprising one another, and always stay the best buddies that you truly are. Your love is unique and wonderful, and it was a complete honor to be apart of your most magical day.