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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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Elizabeth + Allen – Rustic Ormond Beach Engagement Portraits

Monday, August 25th, 2014

When we began planning their engagement portraits, Elizabeth told me she wanted a rustic setting for their engagement portraits, with an old barn and pastureland and pretty fences. Combine those things with some magical light and a couple so happily in love, and you have the recipe for one amazing engagement session!

We started on a private farm in Ormond Beach. It couldn’t have been a better fit for these two.
Rustic Florida wedding and engagement photographyDaytona Beach photographyHaving a country setting was important to Elizabeth and Allen, because not only has Allen introduced Elizabeth to his world of hunting and fishing and outdoor life, but they’re getting married on his family’s ranch in Bushnell, Florida, this October, and they wanted a complimentary location for their engagement portraits. This old barn, stacked with hay bales from the nearby pastures, was perfect!Wedding and engagement photographer Central FloridaRustic Central Florida wedding and engagement photographyRustic Central Florida engagement photographyLove these next two!Daytona Beach wedding and engagement photographyOrmond Beach photographerRustic Daytona Beach engagement photographyThe picture below on the right is one of my favorites from the day — just the soon-to-be-weds, the old barn, and the steamy summer sky.Florida farm wedding photographyBarn engagement photography Florida
Florida rustic engagement and wedding photographyRustic Florida engagement and wedding photographyOrmond Beach photographyRustic engagement photography Ormond Beach FloridaWedding and engagement photography Daytona BeachDaytona Beach photographerAaaahhh!Ormond Beach rustic engagement portraitsCentral Florida rustic wedding and engagement photographyI love the look of love. Also, there aren’t many things cuter than a sundress with a pair of cowboy boots.Daytona Beach engagement photographerDaytona Beach engagement photographyDaytona Beach wedding and engagement photographerNext up, we headed around the corner to wrap up our shoot at Hidden Creek Stables.
Florida farm engagement portraitsDaytona Beach wedding photographerRustic wedding and engagement photography Ormond BeachElizabeth and Allen, you two look just wonderful together.Ormond Beach engagement and wedding photographerRustic farm engagement photography Daytona BeachFarm engagement photography Ormond BeachFlorida engagement photography Ormond BeachDaytona Beach engagemenht and wedding photographerAnd let’s end with another favorite. . . .Hidden Creek Stables engagement portraitsElizabeth and Allen, we are so looking forward to your wedding this fall!

~ Laura + Danny

  1. […] Thoroughbred, Leo, out at Hidden Creek Stable, I knew we were going to make some magic. I’d photographed at Hidden Creek before, late this summer, so I’d already seen what a perfect place it is for pictures. But […]

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