Monday, December 30, 2013

Emily & Brian = Engaged

  It was a beautiful December night, and Brian had picked Emily up to go look at Christmas lights at Largo Central Park.  The lights were glistening in the moonlight.  As they walked along the path Emily shared with Brian how much she loved that a friend she went to high school with, Bri, just got engaged and it was caught on camera (Ahem, she's talking about me and my sis!! :)  Little did she know as she rounded the corner a beautiful display of lights was set up just for her spelling..."Will You Marry Me?" and of course I was there to catch it all!! 

  Emily saw the lights and smiled so BIG!! :)  My heart was pounding because it was so dark I didn't want to miss any moments!! :)  I'm sure hers was pounding even more!! She said YES of course and that beautiful shiny ring lit up the sky!! :)  Here's a few of the happy couple on that gorgeous night!!!

  Thank you so much for letting me witness such a special moment!! I am so happy for you two!!  To see bigger photos head on over to their Facebook gallery!! 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Samantha + Beto = I Just Can't Take It!

I got the chance to hang out with Samantha and Beto recently and let me tell you they are one of the sweetest couples I know!  I met them at a wedding a shot last year and she messaged me to see if I could take some couples portaits for them...I of course, was delighted..BUT guess what!!!??  While I was shooting I found out that Beto suggested to Samantha we do a shoot!  Now how sweet is that?!!! Melt. My. Heart.  (HINT HINT for all you guys out there...AHEM...GREAT Christmas present!!) 

Thank you guys for letting me hang out with you on such a beautiful evening.  You two are great!! 

xoxo - Melissa

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Burris Kids!

Recently got a chance to hang out with the Burris kids!! They are such a good group and well I know some of them aren't "kids" anymore but I know to a their momma they will always be her babies!

It's easy to see the Lord has definitely blessed this family!  Thanks for hanging out with me guys! and make sure you find the link at the bottom to see more from their session! :) 


To see more from this session go here where you can also purchase prints and products!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Angie + Ronnie are MARRIED!!!

You may remember Angie and Ronnie from last years wedding giveaway...they were the winners!!  Maybe you saw their engagement photos here?  Either way, you can probably see they are a pretty awesome couple!!  I was so glad that they won the contest...they completely deserved it and I thought it was awesome how many people rooted and voted for them!

Angie and Ronnie got married in a candlelit chapel at First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks in Largo, FL.  It was a very romantic atmosphere!

Dress is by David's Bridal  

Pastor Gary had a special last minute request from the couple to keep his converse on!! :) I don't think he minded one bit!   

We stopped by Madeira Beach for some formals per Angie's request...of course I thought it was an AWESOME idea!! 

Flowers by Angie's Aunt Sue! 

These boys were so fun! 

Mom also took a turn dancing with each one of the four boys.  It was so touching!

This was the best dinner I've ever had at a wedding!  It was all soooo good and all catered by

Cake and cupcakes by Publix
and linens by Connie Duglin

You know you have a good DJ when they get down and dance too! 
Grant Hemond and Associates kept the party hopin! 

Congrats you two!! You have a beautiful family!  
If you would like to see more of our favorites from this wedding you can head over to the gallery here where you can also purchase prints and products!!

Thank you!