backyard wedding

Pretty Little Outdoor Bridal Session - Privately owned Ranch - Natalie - Jacksonville, FL

Every chance I get, I try my hardest to share with my Brides the great things about having a fun and pretty little outdoor bridal session, especially if they are on a privately owned ranch.
Wedding days are seriously so crazy busy, and there are a lot of times when there just isn’t room in the schedule to have a bridal session on the actual wedding day. When wedding days get a little behind or the schedule doesn’t allow for it, the Bridal photos are sometimes the first thing to be ignored - insert huge sad face.

Every single time, and I mean, every single time, we’ve decided to have a separate outdoor Bridal session, the photos were just breathtaking. Taking bride photos outside have a more laid back feel and the stress that would accompany trying to fit in a lot of photos of just the bride during the wedding day, just isn’t there.

So, Natalie decided that photos of just her were very important and about a month before her wedding, she would slip into her wedding dress and have her photos taken at her outdoor bridal session with me. The gorgeous, privately owned ranch and barn venue where she and Bryan were going to say their vows to each other was the perfect backdrop for her Bridal photos.

She scheduled her hair and makeup trial for that morning and we were able to have her session in the late afternoon, complete with amazing weather and trees for miles. Seriously, this place is amazing - about 100+ acres of tree filled ranch land. My Jaime soul just sings when I am able to photograph there. Natalie’s mom came along and made sure that her wedding dress didn’t get dirty - she did a great job! She even kept a blanket handy to place on the ground under Natalie’s dress. I think I’ll have to hire her at my next outdoor Bridal session. :)

Intimate Wedding | Orange County Regional History Center Wedding | Angela & Paul | Orlando Wedding Photographer

The old courtroom inside of the Orange County Regional History Center in Orlando is one of the most unique and gorgeously classic wedding venues in the city for having an intimate wedding. The stately room is on the smaller side, but it makes up for it in absolute character. Angela and Paul came from up north along with a few of their close friends and family in order to share their love for each other by sharing sweet vows and even some silly antics. Paul’s daughters decided to dance their way down the aisle and laughter just filled the small courtroom - I’m sure that back in the day, there wasn’t much laughter in that courtroom, so it was great to hear it. Angela’s Niece sang to them during the ceremony and not a single eye was free from a tear or two. Holy goodness it was gorgeous. After the tear-filled ceremony the newlyweds and guests headed to their vacation home to celebrate - and boy, was that a blast as well!

Manda & David | An Outdoor Southern Backyard Wedding | Outdoor Orlando Wedding Photographer

When Manda & David were looking for a photographer for their outdoor southern backyard wedding, they wanted someone that they could find to fit into their sweet down-to-earth family. Of course, I was only to happy to be the one! ;) Now, you know how much I love my outdoor weddings with tons of sentimental moments and sweet people. This was a perfect wedding - they even had their Uncle's awesome Bar-b-que for dinner - yum!

The groom, David, built this amazing wedding arch and they incorporated Manda's Father's horns. They wanted to stand under something with meaning to share their vows with each other.

They wanted to have a first touch, but not see each other before their wedding. David broke down as he held unto his almost bride - I could barely keep back my tears.

David's Father presided over the ceremony because they are all about family and wanted to include him into their marriage.

Amanda and her best friend ride horses all of the time, so they just had to wear their boots.

If there is enough time in the timeline I rock out some of my secret sauce editing on a few of my favorite pictures and share them with my couples from my tablet. I just love their reactions when they see some of their wedding day during dinner.

It was an absolute pleasure to capture Manda and David's special day!

Jaime :)