Katie and Rick say “I do” Amongst friends and family in Punta Gorda

Last Saturday I witnessed the ceremony uniting Katie and Rick as husband and wife. As soon as I arrived I knew it was going to be a special wedding. Katie has a way of making everyone feel so welcomed! And Rick is just a great guy. Together, they are perfect. Wishing you all the happiness […]

Robert and Colleen-Engagement in Roanoke, Va.

She knew most of his family before she met him, but when Colleen and Robert finally did meet they began a friendship that would turn into something more. I will let these photos speak for themselves; it is clear that they love laughing together and they are incredibly happy. It was an absolute pleasure to […]

Kayla and Alex

As I was driving home from Kayla and Alex’s wedding on Saturday night I was trying to construct this post in my head. One of the biggest ways that I can describe their wedding was fun. Their guest were laughing and dancing and one could feel the love in the air. And this wasn’t just […]

Follow your heart

I am sitting here trying to put in to words exactly what I want to convey to you. Even as I write this I am in a little bit of awe as to the opportunities that have been presented to me as of recently. A few days ago I made it “official” and announced that […]

St. Pete Wedding at St. Jude Cathedral Church

Kim and Tommy met┬ájust shy of two years ago, as their lives were intermingled by friends and family. During their ceremony those of us in attendance could see just how blessed they were to have found one another. Their family and friends shared stories of the bride and groom as individuals and prayed for their […]

Liz and Brian’s maternity session in the woods

Last weekend Liz and Brian and I met at Koreshan State Historic site for their maternity session. They are expecting a little baby girl in June; and they couldn’t be more excited! They wanted a woodsy feel to their session and I think Koreshan always provides such a perfect location for this. We laughed a […]

2016: A Year in Review

What a wonderful year!! Going through all of my client images was simply amazing. I was blessed to photograph engagements, weddings, pregnancy announcements, babies and families. My website http://www.elsiejphoto.com went live this year, and that was a labor of love! At the beginning of each year I set goals for my personal and professional life, […]

Rebecca and Ryan: Fairy Tale inspired wedding at the Burroughs Home

Once upon a time there was an adorable little couple that had the most beautiful wedding day at the Burroughs Home in Downtown Fort Myers. The weather was perfect, and everyone looked fantastic! This was also the wedding I photographed AND was a bridesmaid in. There are not many people that I would agree to […]

Erika & John- An intimate beach wedding at Sanibel Harbour Marriott

I have known Erika since we played flute together in our high school marching band. She always had a sweet, and relaxed personality, so being able to work with her on her wedding day was nothing short of fantastic! Erika and John live in Nashville, TN. but shared their wedding day amongst close friends and […]

Hannah and John- Bohemian wedding at Tween Waters Inn

Last weekend my husband and I were out on Captiva Island at Tween Waters Inn for an elegant and fun wedding with Hannah and John. As soon as the ceremony was about to begin, the skies opened up and the rain came pouring down. We had a slight rain today, but decided that the ceremony […]