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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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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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Melinda + Nathan – Windermere Country Club Engagement Portraits | Central Florida Wedding Photographer

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Once Nathan began ticking off the things he loves about Melinda, he couldn’t stop. But it’s how he started that would sweep a girl off her feet.

“After four years, she still makes my heart flutter,” he said, so earnestly. “Every day.”

Here’s to fluttering hearts and best-friends-turned-forever-best-friends and combining families to build just the right family. Melinda and Nathan, I think you two are going to share a very beautiful life.

We met up at Windermere Country Club, where they’ll be getting married in just a couple weeks in a sunset ceremony. If their engagement session is any indication, it is going to be incredible! Oh, and I’ve seen Melinda’s gown and shoes. They only reinforce that it’s going to be incredible.

Central Florida Wedding Photographer Windermere.jpgWinderemere Country Club Engagement.jpgWedding Photographer Florida.jpgMelinda’s ring was, in a word, stunning. Stunning.
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Wedding Photographer Central Florida.jpgSunset Wedding Photography Central Florida.jpgEngagement Photography Windermere Florida.jpgWinderemere Wedding Photographer.jpgI loved the way he looked at her — and the way he looked when he was just thinking about her.
Winderemere Florida Wedding Photography.jpgFlorida Wedding Photographers.jpgFlorida Wedding Photographer.jpgSerious favorites alert coming up. . . .
Florida Wedding Photographers Winderemere.jpgFlorida Wedding Photographer Engagement Ring.jpgAs the sun dipped toward the horizon, we made our way back to the clubhouse, and some sunset magic began to take place.
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Melinda and Nathan, we are so incredibly excited for you two as you get ready for your wedding in less than two weeks! It is going to be a wonderful day, and we’re so honored to be there to document it. We wish you the very best!

Laura + Danny

  1. […] can see their Windermere Country Club engagement session here. Denise + Sammy – Ormond Beach engagement portraits | […]

  2. […] if their joyful, tear-filled wedding day — which was every bit as beautiful as their engagement session the month before — was any indication, both Melinda and Nathan know that what they share is […]

  3. […] Once everyone was ready, we all headed to Windermere Country Club, which had also been the site of Melinda and Nathan’s super-romantic engagement session. Their wedding day was even more romantic. They saw each other for the first time on the balcony […]

  4. Susie Gibson says:

    Hi Laura, I’m Melinda’s mom. I just wanted to tell you what a fantastic job you did. The pictures are gorgeous!!! Thank you so much!!!

  5. Deane Evans says:

    These pictures are absolutely amazing . Such a beautiful couple.

  6. Chloette Kuhlman says:

    Beautiful! Such a lovely couple and a heart-warming love story.

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