I've
always been
storyteller.

But I never set out to be a photographer. I was (and still am!) going to be a writer. And then as I worked toward that writing goal, someone put a camera in my hand and asked me to try telling stories with something besides words. So with an English nerd's love for character and tone, a romantic's love for poignant beauty, and a realist's love for imperfection, I dove in.

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I've
always been a
story-teller.

That was back in 2010.

Since that time, photography has changed much of my life. It's brought me some of my dearest friends. It's reshaped the way my husband Danny and I view serving others. It has even literally taken me around the world. One thing that hasn't changed: my soul-stirring desire to tell stories that feel so real you're sure you knew them before you heard them. Or saw them. It's my privilege to tell those stories for my clients, and for the generations of their families still to come.

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Chelsie + Josh – New Smyrna Equestrian Engagement Portraits

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Chelsie emailed us this summer only a few days after Josh had popped the question, while their families vacationed together in the Keys, and we couldn’t have been more excited for them. We not only had previously met both Chelsie and Josh, thanks to Taylor and Jerry, but had photographed them both in 2012, before they were a couple: Chelsie was one of Taylor’s bridesmaids, and Josh is Jerry’s brother, and Chelsie credits Taylor with setting her up with her husband-to-be. We were so excited and honored when Chelsie and Josh asked us to photograph their wedding, too.

And that wedding, next October, sounds like it is going to be one incredible, beautiful celebration! We got in a practice round last week — Chelsie and Josh’s engagement session, also at her parents’ beautiful farm . . . which is also where they’ll be getting married.

Like I said, it’s going to be incredible!
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Riley and Doc, Chelsie and Josh’s horses, had a sleepover the night before the shoot so Doc could be there for their first set of family pictures. Once Chelsie and Josh get married, the horses are going to be stablemates in the barn Josh is building for Chelsie on his property. Ladies . . . does this guy know how to sweep a horse-crazy girl off her feet or what?!
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~ Laura

  1. Gayle Sullivan

    October 30th, 2014 at 3:39 am

    These photos are just beautiful and capture this couple and their love perfectly! I am so happy for them!

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