Jessica and Dexter are married at Suite Forty Eight, Ft. Myers, Fl.

Last Saturday we were lucky enough to spend the whole day with Jessica and Dexter to share in part of their wedding day! What a beautiful family and a wonderful day. Enjoy these sneak peek photos of a couple that is perfect for one another.

Wedding Preparation Location: Legacy Harbor Hotel and Suites

Venue: Suite Forty Eight

Hair: Shear Perfection Studio

Make-up: Make-up and Fros by Lolo

Dress: For the Bride

Photography: Elsie J Photo2018-07-11_00292018-07-11_00322018-07-11_00012018-07-11_00022018-07-11_0003We arrived to one of the most calm brides getting ready that I have ever been to! You could see just how loved Jes was by her sister and friends. 2018-07-11_00042018-07-11_00052018-07-11_00062018-07-11_0007Dexter was having a great time getting ready too 🙂2018-07-11_0008I love that their children were incorporated in the wedding, and made the absolute cutest flower girl and ring bearer. 2018-07-11_00092018-07-11_00102018-07-11_00112018-07-11_00122018-07-11_0013Once we arrived at Suite Forty Eight, we were delighted by the jewel toned colors that were found in all the details. 2018-07-11_00142018-07-11_00152018-07-11_00162018-07-11_00172018-07-11_00182018-07-11_00192018-07-11_00202018-07-11_00212018-07-11_00222018-07-11_00232018-07-11_00242018-07-11_00252018-07-11_00262018-07-11_00272018-07-11_00282018-07-11_00302018-07-11_00312018-07-11_00332018-07-11_00342018-07-11_00352018-07-11_00362018-07-11_00372018-07-11_00382018-07-11_00392018-07-11_00402018-07-11_00412018-07-11_00422018-07-11_00432018-07-11_0044One of the most epic cake-smashes yet! 2018-07-11_0045We ended the night with sparklers, seriously a favorite, and kisses from a wonderful evening! Congratulations Jessica and Dexter! Grant, Lisa, and I were so happy to be apart of your wedding day. xo 2018-07-11_0046

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Steven and Lauren tie the knot at Southern Fresh Farms, Ft. Myers, Fl.

As we photographed Steven and Lauren’s wedding last Saturday, we kept hearing the same things from guests walking by: how happy these two are together. They married at Southern Fresh Farms, where everyone was made to feel like family. One could tell that they just wanted everyone to have fun and enjoy themselves, and that they did.

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The girls had a wonderful bridal suite to get ready in. And the ceremony set-up was so sweet! 2018-07-03_00042018-07-03_0002Upon on the guys’ arrival, they had to pay a visit to the farm animals.

2018-07-03_00072018-07-03_0005And then we got to witness such joy as everyone watched the ceremony take place!

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They stood for photos in the rain,  laughed, kissed and we were surrounded by happiness. 2018-07-03_00172018-07-03_00182018-07-03_00142018-07-03_00152018-07-03_00232018-07-03_0024

Congratulations Lauren and Steven. We are so thankful to have been with you at the start of this beautiful journey!

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

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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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 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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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 lot during this shoot and I left feeling overjoyed to help share in their story- I hope you enjoy a few more of these photos as I prepare to send out your gallery!

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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 family at Sanibel Harbour Marriott. Although we were slightly concerned about Hurricane Matthew (in the few days prior) everything worked out perfectly. There was a slight breeze on the beach while we all witnessed Erika and John happily pledging their commitment to one another. These two are genuinely in love and they are just so darn cute! I wish you two nothing but all the love this world has to offer.

I left after our short time together feeling like I was part of the family and falling more in love with wedding photography.

Sidenote: I offer intimate wedding packages (30 and under guests)- especially good for destination weddings! Enjoy a few of my Faves below, and make sure to “like” Elsie J Photo on Facebook and Instagram 🙂 My business thrives on word of mouth!

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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 must go on. It started raining again. The best part? The bride and groom didn’t care! It was the first wedding that we have shot in the rain, and although it wasn’t ideal for them, they made the absolute best of it- and made this apart of their story. How they still looked so glamorous is beyond me.

Hannah and John, thank you for allowing us to play a small role in your big day. Enjoy (and tell all of your friends to “like” Elsie J Photo)~

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Hair and Make-up by J. Lyn Formal Services

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Cake by the Bubble Room

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