Kandice and Nate say I do

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Kandice and Nate were married amongst the best of friends and family last Saturday at the Bonita Bay Club. Honestly, when we walked in to the the bridal suite, my heart started to race a little when I saw her gorgeous gown hanging up. Everything about this day was just perfect, and well-thought out! We enjoyed every moment of this beautifully planned wedding!

I’ll let you get to the photos, because that is why we are here! Thank you Kandice, Nate and family for letting us document this beautiful occasion!

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Hair & Make Up by: Abby Francis and Abby Rupar at Epic Salon

DJ and Officient: New Beginnings Events

Venue: Bonita Bay Country Club

Dress: Loretta’s Bridal

Florist: Say it with Flowers

Cake: Lady Cakes Bakery

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Corri and Kevin are Married on Lover’s Key

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Grant (my husband and second photographer) and I had the best time together with this couple and their families! They got ready at Lover’s Key Resort and the ceremony and reception were beautifully arranged at Lover’s Key State Park.

Corri and Kevin wanted it to be relaxed and for their family and friends to have fun, and that is exactly what everyone did. By the end of the night, we felt like family too. Here are a few photos from their beautiful, sunset wedding.

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Melanie and Matt: Married at The Landings

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Friday night Melanie and Matt tied the knot amongst close family and friends at The Landings. It was intimate, relaxed and beautiful. Not to mention, we were given a truly stunning sunset.

Enjoy these sneaks of their beautiful marriage. Congratulations Melanie and Matt!

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Maggie & Seth’s Engagement Shoot, Delnor Wiggins Pass, Naples, Fl.

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I’m going to start by saying: These two were incredible! Maggie and Seth have been together since high school. When it was time for college, they decided to head to the warmth and sunshine to FGCU. (Go Eagles!) Together we talked about their dreams, and how sweet Seth was to go along with anything we asked him to do….even if it meant getting in the water, twice. It made for some laughs and a wet ride home, but I hope you’ll see just how worth doing it, it was!

Enjoy this sneak peek of their Naples engagement session. For all inquires, please visit me at Elsie J Photo.

 

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Kristin and Shane- Engaged

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These two! We seriously laughed during their whole engagement session. It was one of those sessions where I left re-energized and in even more in love with this photographer life. Here are a few favorites from our session.

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Kandice and Nate- a fun Engagement session at Koreshan

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Kandice and Nate have one of the most easy-going, fun relationships you could ask for. They laugh together and are sweet together. I cannot wait to shoot their wedding in April. Welcome to the EJP family, guys!

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There’s no better way then to end a session with this 🙂

Styled Shoot: Boho Wedding Session

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Let me start off my saying, I’ve been dreaming about putting together a styled shoot for a long time. I had the most special team come together to make this happen, and I must first start off by thanking them from the very depths of my heart for putting time and energy (and driving) into this! Maicie and Cody, thank you for being so wonderful to drive down from Tampa to be my models (and make shooting this so darn easy)! Tyler at Epic Salon and Suites  and Lauren Gomez, your hair and make-up skills are incredible, keep slaying it. Eddie (Five Oh Films), thank you for being my long-time creative genius, video friend. You are always so encouraging and I know the Behind the Scenes video will be nothing short of amazing. Thank you Tie the Knot Bridal Couture shop for allowing me to photograph a stunning dress. And Devon, for  allowing us (last minute due to a really ugly rain forecast) to use the Sydney & Berne Davis Art Center in Downtown Fort Myers. While most of the session had to be shot indoors due to heavy rain, at the very end we were able to sneak out for a few lovely shots in the rain.

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

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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 you can possibly handle!

 

Venue: Charlotte Harbor Event Center, Florist: Port Charlotte Florist, Hair: Bombshell Bettie’s Hair and Nails, Cakes: Lady Cakes (in Cape Coral) and Photography: Elsie J Photo www.elsiejphoto.com

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Robert and Colleen-Engagement in Roanoke, Va.

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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 meet Colleen and Robert in such a beautiful setting like Carvins Cove.  This shoot left me wanting more mountains and I’m hoping to go back again soon for more shoots and weddings!

We may have gone back another day to take more pictures there with my kiddos 🙂 I hope you enjoy a few more photos from their engagement session in the mountains. A special thanks to our best friends that helped find this location, due to us not being locals. xoxo

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Kayla and Alex

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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 the love between Alex and Kayla, who are high school sweethearts, but from everyone that was in the room. They are sentimental and family driven people, and traditions and heritage mean something to them. I feel completely blessed to have been apart of their wedding.

Kayla and Alex, I wish you nothing but all of the sweetest times ahead. Continue to laugh with each other, be each other’s friend, and you will have a long and beautiful marriage.

Here are a few moments from their wedding at Bonita Bay Country Club.

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Even though we only had a few minutes for photos due to rain, we were super excited about the rainbow, obviously 🙂

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