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.

meet LAURA

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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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Sarah + Matt – A St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church Wedding

Friday, February 28th, 2014

The day began with the hotel suite absolutely abuzz with excitement, and two kids playing cars and keep the mood light. Just the way it should be on every wedding day.

Sarah and Matt put together a celebration filled with their favorite things (football, anyone?) and their favorite people. Emotional toasts, a boisterous reception, a wonderful bridal party, a heartstrings-tugging ceremony, and of course an incredibly-in-love couple — this was a wedding that had all the ingredients of a perfect wedding.
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For one of the sweetest somethings blue ever, she sewed a heart made from her late father’s uniform inside her gown.
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Or aunt-nephew dances!Wedding photojournalist Central FloridaOrlando wedding receptions DubsdreadAnd then this party got started!
Orlando wedding receptionOrlando wedding reception Historic Dubsdread BallroomDarrin from Fun Factory Entertainment — hands-down one of our favorite DJs, and one of our favorite people we’ve met in the wedding industry — kept everyone on the dance floor for the rest of the night.Orlando wedding DJ Fun Factory EntertainmentOrlando wedding reception DubsdreadRemember what I said about how much they love football?Central Florida wedding photojournalism OrlandoCentral Florida wedding photojournalismAnd then they were off on a Caribbean honeymoon!Wedding photojournalism Orlando FloridaSarah and Matt, we can’t thank you enough for trusting us to capture your memories of this incredible wedding day. You, your families and bridal party and your guests were such a pleasure to spend the day with, and we are so excited for you two as you begin your marriage!

~ Laura + Danny

Vendors:

Hotel: Sheraton Orlando North
Church: St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Historic Dubsdread Ballroom
Bride’s Gown: David Tutera for Mon Cheri, purchased at Carolyn Allen’s Bridal and Tuxedo
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Groom and Groomsmen’s Tuxedos: Carolyn Allen’s Bridal and Tuxedo
Catering: Dubsdread Catering
Cake: Cut the Cake
Popcorn Bar: Mrs. Bee’s
Flowers: The Flower Lady
DJ: Darrin from Fun Factory Entertainment

  1. Beth Army

    February 28th, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Absolutely stunning pictures, Laura and Danny!

  2. Matt Gordon

    February 28th, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    This day was so amazing! Sarah and I enjoyed every moment of it and each incredible picture shows just how great everything was! Thanks Laura and Danny for capturing everything so perfectly for us! You guys were awesome!

  3. Sarah Army

    February 28th, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    We absolutely LOVE the pictures you and Danny took! It is a perfect way to remember our special day! Thank you both so much!

  4. Sarah McBride

    February 28th, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Beautiful!

  5. Diane Gordon

    February 28th, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    will always recommend you to friends and family – best photographers!!!

  6. Kimberlee Bode

    February 28th, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    The pictures are beautiful!! The presentation is wonderful!!

  7. Suzanne

    February 28th, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Beautiful pictures! You truly captured the essence of the day.

  8. Brittney Army

    February 28th, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Such beautiful pictures capturing everything wonderfully! So glad my family got to be a part of such a special day!

  9. Louise Splaine

    February 28th, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Absolutely beautiful pictures great photography

  10. Chesley Mullins

    February 28th, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Wow! I knew Sarah would be stunning when she tried on that dress but it was hard to imagine that photos could ever do her justice. Danny and Laura, You were amazing and wonderful and the pictures are gorgeous. Matt and Sarah, I am so honored to have been part of your special day and am overjoyed that you will have these incredible photos to look back upon. Love to you all!

  11. Nikolus Sturm

    February 28th, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Congrats guys! Love you.

  12. Tammy Williams

    February 28th, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Just Beautiful.

  13. Sharron Goldstein

    February 28th, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Beautiful pictures for a beautiful couple and beautiful day

  14. Gabby St.Marie

    February 28th, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    The wedding looked so beautiful and I wish I could have been there 🙂

  15. Ann Marie Schiraldi

    February 28th, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    what beautiful pictures that truly captured a beautiful day!!!

  16. Lorna Trent

    March 1st, 2014 at 12:02 am

    The pictures are beautiful. You did a wonderful job of capturing the emotion and joy of the wedding.

  17. Ross Schiraldi

    March 1st, 2014 at 12:06 am

    We had such a wonderful time at your wedding…These pictures show what a great time was had by all…at very beautiful day!!!

  18. Beth Fouratt Army

    March 1st, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Beautiful pictures, Laura and Danny! Can’t stop looking at them!

  19. Diane Sturm Gordon

    March 1st, 2014 at 1:30 am

    Gorgeous pictures! What an amazing day this was! So glad you captured so many great moments!

  20. Sophia Debolt Cimbal

    March 1st, 2014 at 1:33 am

    Beautiful…. So happy for Matt and Sarah

  21. Suzanne Scherfer

    March 1st, 2014 at 1:34 am

    The pictures are wonderful!!! It truly captured a beautiful and memorable day. Thanks for doing such a great job.

  22. Stacia Blackard O'Bryan

    March 1st, 2014 at 2:07 am

    Beautiful pictures of an amazing wedding!

  23. Randy Cook

    March 1st, 2014 at 2:22 am

    What a great collection! So much fun!

  24. Katie Lambert

    March 1st, 2014 at 2:23 am

    What a night!! The pictures are beautiful–:)

  25. Jean Pryor Winton

    March 1st, 2014 at 2:30 am

    Such a beautiful couple. So glad I could see the joyous event even though I am across the nation in California. Your photographer did a wonderful job.

  26. Patricia Meka Sturm

    March 1st, 2014 at 2:31 am

    I love all the picture absolutely beautiful! Xo

  27. linda taylor

    March 1st, 2014 at 6:40 am

    Classy and beautiful.

  28. Jason Schiraldi

    March 1st, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Beautiful pictures; they couldn’t have been possible without a beautiful, happy and loving couple! brought together with family and friends! Thank you for making me a part of your day!

  29. Ansley Townes

    March 1st, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Absolutely beautiful pictures. So happy for Sarah and Matt.

  30. Portia Fulk

    March 1st, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Beautiful pictures! Congratulations Sarah!

  31. Patricia M. St.Marie

    March 1st, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Fantastic photographs of my cousin’s wedding. Very touching to see the tributes to Uncle Denis. I loved every photo! Well done!

    My mom and I really enjoyed reading the blog since we were not able to attend.

    Thank you from Massachusetts!

  32. Linda McCormick Taylor

    March 1st, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Classy and beautiful!

  33. jonathan St.Marie

    March 1st, 2014 at 11:52 am

    I apologize for my previous post. I was making a joke just to upset folks but in hindsight was in very poor taste. My apologies.

    Lovely pictures.

  34. Ellen Genovese

    March 1st, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Magnificent!!!! Gorgeous bride (who I love dearly), handsome groom, perfect weather, touching ceremony, fabulous food, lively party.. Sarah and Matt, you’ll never forget a moment of it!!!! The pictures are what last after the big day is all said and done. So, obviously, from one football lover to another, you scored a touchdown with Laura and Danny!!!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing these!!!!

  35. Charmaine Dieux

    March 1st, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    What beautiful pictures! They captured that wonderful day perfectly. Sarah was glowing and Matt was so handsome…Thank you for sharing these pictures with us! Love you bunches Matt and Sarah!!!

  36. Susan Fentress

    March 1st, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    It was a wonderful day! Love to you, Sarah and Matt.

  37. ThelmaTweed

    March 1st, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    The pictures were beautiful, congratulations.

  38. Vicki O'Bryan

    March 1st, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Beautiful pictures!

  39. Michell Gordon

    March 1st, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Beautiful couple, beautiful wedding. Pictures are wonderful. It wa a joyous day.

  40. Cindy Hill

    March 1st, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Beautiful pictures!!! A great day I will always remember. Thank you for letting me be a part of it all 🙂

  41. Lisa Selski

    March 1st, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Such great pictures! What a great time we had!
    Lisa and Mike

  42. Cathy

    March 1st, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    What beautiful pictures!

  43. Krista Kunzelman

    March 1st, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Absolutely stunning wedding!! You both look amazing and was honored to be pasty of your special day

  44. Elgin Aguilar

    March 1st, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    The wedding pictures are absolutely amazing. Thank you for all the great memories!

  45. Johnny Hill

    March 1st, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Great pictures!! You two look very happy together.

  46. Danielle Aguilar

    March 1st, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Jesus take the wheel! Amazing photos that capture a perfect day!

  47. Rebekah James

    March 2nd, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    We LOVE these pictures! Hands down the best wedding we have ever been to! It was such a special day! Congrats!!!

  48. Darris James

    March 2nd, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    God bless! You guys are the best!

  49. Terry

    March 2nd, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    That was the most beautiful wedding I’ve ever been to!!!

  50. Heidi helmich

    March 2nd, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    What a beautiful event!!! By all accounts the best wedding celebration in recent memory !!! The photos are remarkable-well done!

  51. Neely Morgan

    March 3rd, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Two of the best people getting married! What an awesome event. We wish you health and happiness and a wonderful life together.

  52. Sharon Gordon

    March 3rd, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Fantastic celebration of two wonderful people. Photographs are terrific!

  53. Geoffrey Buescher

    March 3rd, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Great pictures! Congratulations again, Sarah and Matt!

  54. Heather Buescher

    March 3rd, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Simply stunning. While we couldn’t make the wedding I feel like we got a taste of the beautiful and special day. Congrats again Matt and Sarah! Hugs and hope to see you in fl in2015!

  55. Jose Montalvo

    March 4th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Very nice wedding

  56. danielle gordon

    March 4th, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    So many beautiful moments captured! I don’t think we ever stopped dancing! Amazing pictures to remember an incredible day!!

  57. Vinny Huff

    March 4th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    What an amazing event. I was truly honored to be apart of it. The pictures are simply amazing! Matt and Sarah truly deserve each other.

  58. Lynnsey Jossa

    March 4th, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Congratulations!

  59. Phillip P

    March 4th, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Thank you for altering me share this special occasion!!

  60. Liza Jones

    March 4th, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Great photography! Fun, fun, fun!

  61. Shelley

    March 4th, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Beautiful!! So happy for y’all!!

  62. Piper

    March 4th, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Your pics are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  63. Matt Army

    March 4th, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    What awesome pictures!! Congrats!

  64. John Benton

    March 4th, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Fantastic pictures, well done. Congratulations!

  65. John

    March 4th, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    These photos are such a wonderful representation of a truly outstanding event. The photo crew was invisible all day they just captured all the moments without getting in the way. Outstanding job all around documenting a truly amazing day.

  66. Kristen McArthur

    March 4th, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Gorgeous couple!

  67. Deb

    March 4th, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Love the pictures!!!!!! They both look so happy!!!

  68. Deb

    March 4th, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Stunning pictures!!!!!! They both look so happy!!!

  69. Jackie Roland

    March 4th, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Gorgeous pictures from what was obviously a very beautiful and special day!!

  70. Allison Vartabedian (Fairley)

    March 4th, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Sarah, you looked stunning and you both looked so happy! Wishing you nothing but the best! 🙂

  71. Cathi Blanchard

    March 4th, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Gorgeous Pictues!!!!

  72. Amy Wood

    March 4th, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Absolutely stunning! Congrats!! Xoxo

  73. Shelly w.

    March 4th, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    You two looked absolutely amazing, wish I was there! Congrats again. Wish you both nothing but the best. Xoxoxo

  74. Aunt Cookie

    March 4th, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    being a part of your wedding was so very special…truly a beautiful day!! love ya lotsa…

  75. Savannah Selski

    March 4th, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Beautiful!!

  76. A.J. Jones

    March 4th, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Absolutely stunning! So thrilled to have been part of such a magical day.

  77. William Smithson

    March 4th, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Great pictures a real joy to view
    Le Roi

  78. Joan Reardon

    March 4th, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Gorgeous wedding photos of Sarah & Matt! The happiness on both your faces has been captured in every picture. God Bless you both!

  79. Beth Burnham

    March 4th, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Amazing pictures! Congratulations!

  80. Chelsea Brockenbrough

    March 4th, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Sarah, you made such a BEAUTIFUL bride, and Matt, such a handsome groom! The wedding was so so so gorgeous! Wishing you many forevers of wedded bliss! Congrats!

  81. Brooke Malsberger

    March 4th, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Stunning pictures! They did a great job capturing the joy of the day and the love you two share for each other! So very happy for you both!

    Love,
    Brooke

  82. Autumn

    March 4th, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Amazing memories! You made a beautiful bride Sarah! Congrats to you both.

  83. Lissa Heeley

    March 4th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Amazing couple, so beautiful, as captured in these great photos. It’s wonderful to have finally found the one 🙂 Congratulations!

  84. Marcella Newell

    March 4th, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Felt like I was there, but wasn’t. Fenominal pics!!!!! Just precious!

  85. Shelley

    March 4th, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Lovely

  86. Sbradford

    March 4th, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Beautiful couple!

  87. Darren

    March 4th, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Wow! Looks awesome

  88. Elizabeth

    March 4th, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Beautiful pictures!

  89. Sue Kosko

    March 5th, 2014 at 1:06 am

    Beautiful! Congrats Sarah and Matt!

  90. Nadine Mortensen

    March 5th, 2014 at 1:10 am

    Absolutely stunning bride and gorgeous photos captured for such a memorable day!

  91. Lisa Torron-Bautista

    March 5th, 2014 at 1:17 am

    Beautiful pictures. So happy for you both.

  92. Deborah Bassel

    March 5th, 2014 at 1:19 am

    Beautiful pictures!!!! Such a happy bride!!!!

  93. William Smithson

    March 5th, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Gorgeous pictures

  94. Patti Walker

    March 5th, 2014 at 2:07 am

    What a beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple!

  95. Kelly Holmes Plasse

    March 5th, 2014 at 3:26 am

    Stunning photos!! Love them all!

  96. zalina lall

    March 5th, 2014 at 3:40 am

    just simply beautiful

  97. Nicole L

    March 5th, 2014 at 5:29 am

    Great photography! The wedding looks like it was absolutely beautiful. Congratulations Sarah!

  98. Dennis Heringshausen

    March 5th, 2014 at 8:33 am

    So happy for you sarah. The pictures are wonderful and you look so happy

  99. Ernestine Heringshausen

    March 5th, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple. May you enjoy as many years of happiness as we have (54 years and counting)

  100. Dawn Davis

    March 5th, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Beautiful pictures Sarah..Thanks for sharing.

  101. Jill Soule

    March 5th, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Your photos of Sarah and Matt are so thoughtful and heartfelt. I will recommend you to others. Jill Soule

  102. Lisa Clardy

    March 5th, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    The pictures were beautiful. I am so happy for you Sarah. You’re a wonderful person and I’m so glad you have Matt to spend the rest of your lives together.

  103. Karen Toenges

    March 5th, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Beautiful!!! You are gorgeous!! What a great day!

  104. Mary Walsh

    March 5th, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    So happy we got to share in your special day. The pictures are amazing!

  105. Bob Walsh

    March 5th, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Beautiful!

  106. Kaitlyn W

    March 5th, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Such a pretty bride! Thank you for sharing the pictures.

  107. Megan W

    March 5th, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    So pretty!

  108. Carla Williams

    March 6th, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    This album is fabulous! Amazing love story! Congrats Matt & Sarah♡

  109. Bianca Liana

    March 6th, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Beautiful scenery! Love the pics!

  110. Beedee Williams

    March 6th, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Looks like it was out of a fairytale! Congrats my friends. This is the beginning of an amazing journey for the two of you.

  111. Jason Touchton

    March 6th, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Awesome photos!

  112. Hope Touchton

    March 6th, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Amazing wedding

  113. Lynda Touchton

    March 6th, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    I love the photos

  114. Mark Touchton

    March 6th, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Wonderful memories

  115. Tanya Palafox

    March 6th, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Beautiful, I love it!!! You look so pretty.. Congrats to both!

  116. Patrice

    March 7th, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Fabulous pictures.

  117. Rita

    March 7th, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Wow, amazing!

  118. Hilary Parkinson

    March 7th, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Stunning! What a gloriously happy couple captured in magnificent imagery by an amazing photographer and her assistants. Thank you for sharing.

  119. GoGo Dale

    March 7th, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Mary Jane & Brian Oxford,MA
    What a gorgeous couple, the love radiates even through the pictures. We were there in spirit and may you always feel a little more love every day for the rest of your lives.

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