ZOE + BRODY | BOK TOWER GARDENS ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales provided the perfect backdrop for Zoe and Brody’s Engagement Session! Despite the heat we walked all over the gorgeous property and had a laid-back, but super special shoot. Zoe and Brody are so sweet with one another and keep each other laughing NON STOP. It made my job so easy because they both had perma-smiles the entire time. Also, I’m convinced Zoe’s laugh could bring world peace. It is one of those laughs that makes you laugh even if you missed the joke (which I did most of the time because these two are seemingly in their own amazing, loving world together)!

I am SO looking forward to photographing their wedding at Red, White, and Blues Blueberry Farm outside of Gainesville, FL TOMORROW! Zoe, can you believe it?! It’s HEREEEE! Ahh, cannot wait!

Warmly,

Cheyenne

CARLA + RICKY | MANASOTA KEY VOW RENEWAL PHOTOGRAPHER

Carla and Ricky married one another 10 years ago. They had so much fun at their wedding they decided to renew their vows 10 years later in their favorite vacation spot on Manasota Key, Florida! Carla and Ricky renewed their vows in front of their closest loved ones in front of Castaway Condos on Englewood Beach in a sweet, personal ceremony honoring their beautiful history together.

These two are so laid back and easy-going. Couples like Carla and Ricky are so fun to work with because they are completely themselves and that shines through in photos. These photos show exactly what it was like witnessing them exchanging their vows again - warm, loving, and sincere. Carla describes Ricky as good and patient, and a hardworking man and father. She said she falls in love with him any time she sees his with their daughters. Ricky shared he loves seeing Carla with their girls, too. That she teaches them to be strong and self confident (I could see this even in the short time I spent with them). Ricky calls Carla the rock that holds their family together. He would know better than I would, but they seem like an incredible team to me.

Carla + Ricky’s ceremony was heartfelt and personal, ending with a ceremonial shell toss into the ocean to bless the future of their relationship and in remembrance of the family members who could not be present (but would have been so proud). It was beautiful, and I loved being there for it. Sending you all my love as you continue in your marriage, Carla and Ricky!

Warmly,

Cheyenne

EMILY + ROSS | DOWNTOWN TAMPA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Surrounded by their deeply loving immediate family, Emily and Ross were married on June 7th, 2019 at the Hillsborough County Courthouse! Following their ceremony we explored Downtown Tampa and took portraits at beautiful, historic sites such as the Le Meridien Hotel (which actually used to be the federal courthouse itself).

I loved being a part of such a sacred, intimate ceremony and then traipsing all over the city with these fine folks! Emily + Ross, I am so overjoyed for the two of you and wish you all the happiness imaginable!

With love,
Cheyenne

LEXI CLASS OF 2019 | ENGLEWOOD SENIOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

This beautiful girl is heading to UCF in the Fall! Lexi is brilliant and kind and so obviously beautiful. I can’t wait to see what in store for her life. (I know her sweet momma will keep all of us here up to date)! Lexi’s Senior Session was awesome. Her sweet boyfriend, Brandon, even made a special appearance and he and Lexi wore some Tennessee swag to celebrate him signing with their baseball team! No shortage of talent or mutual support between these two. <3

Lexi, I hope the joy that shines through you in these photos stays with you always. You are such a light and I loved spending time with you this day! I’m praying over your future and have absolutely no doubt you will thrive these next few years at UCF. Go Knights!

With love,

Cheyenne

THE CHAVEZ FAMILY | SARASOTA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

This session was one for the books. I knew going into this shoot that I was going to get beautiful photos, because I knew I was working with some seriously beautiful people! BUT until I got to spend some time with the Chavez Family I didn’t realize just how beautiful they really are.

Izzy and I worked together at the elementary school where I am blessed to be a school counselor. Izzy served as our School Resource Officer for much of this school year, and seeing him with our students was truly something special. They ADORE him. The energy and love he gave our kiddos at school was rivaled only by how much he dedicates to his own daughter. You see, I knew Izzy was a wonderful human being from working with him - but I also knew how gorgeous his wife and daughter are because he never missed an opportunity to show all of us photos and videos of his precious family! Like I said - wonderful human being.

Planning ahead for the session Izzy was quick to warn me that as cute as his daughter is, she does not like photos, will not smile, and has a bit of a ‘tude. Challenge accepted!

I’m pleased to say not only did this little angel girl smile, laugh, and baby shark (it’s a verb at this point) her way throughout our session, but we became the best of friends by the end of our time together! *photo evidence included below* I seriously didn’t want to let her go. Can you blame me?! LOOK AT HERRRR <3

Thank you, Chavez Family for being so lovable (and so ridiculously photogenic)! Let’s do this again soon!

With love,

Cheyenne

COURTNEY CLASS OF 2019 | VENICE FLORIDA SENIOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

This angel of a human is graduating this year! She is off to pursue nursing at a Florida university. She is so obviously beautiful - but she is also calm, sweet, and wise beyond her years!

Courtney told me all of her reasons for choosing her specific university and I was so envious of how much foresight and ambition she has at her age. I know her family is going to miss her like crazy, but I hope they can find peace knowing what a great head she has on her shoulders and what a big heart she has in her chest! <3

I had so much fun taking these photos with you, and I am wishing you only the most wonderful things in this next chapter, Courtney!

With love,

Cheyenne

HARBOR TURNS ONE! | MANASOTA KEY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

I can hardly believe I am creating this post. Sweet Harbor Lee is ONE! She is so full of life and so deeply loved! We celebrated with balloons, books, and flamingos on Manasota Key. Harbor gave each passing stranger a seashell, and smiled and laughed her way in to each person’s heart just like she has with everyone she has met since the day she was born. Happy Birthday, Harbor! <3

ALI AND TYE WEDDING | ENGLEWOOD FLORIDA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

What can I even begin to say about Ali and Tye and their wedding day? These two are gentle, intentional, and stylish as ALL GET OUT. I’m about to be all kinds of lame and say that Ali and Tye prove “your vibe attracts your tribe”. Ali and Tye eloped the day before their backyard jubilee and then celebrated with friends and family at their home. It was so, so beautiful and it was obvious their guests felt right at home too. Honestly? I even felt at home! Ali and Tye have a warmth about them that makes you feel safe and welcomed and it radiates through them into their relationship with one another. <3 Ali and Tye, 2.16.2019

JOSHUA CLASS OF 2019 | BOCA GRANDE SENIOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

Introducing Joshua Hutcherson, Class of 2019! This kid has it figured out. He is kind, he is respectful (and worthy of respect), and he dreams BIG! I’ve had the pleasure of photographing his family during my holiday mini sessions over the past two years now. Mini sessions are so quick and I usually have back to back clients. So getting to spend a couple of hours exploring Boca Grande and getting to talk to Joshua about his interests and plans for the future was awesome!

Congratulations, Joshua! I am praying over your life and the impact you will undoubtedly make! I hope you love your Senior Portraits. :)

JAXSON'S BAPTISM | PORT CHARLOTTE EVENT AND FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER


B E L O V E D. A series of my favorite images from Jaxson’s baptism. I love this family and how their hearts shine through these photos. 🖤

See how this precious baby boy has grown in just a few short weeks since his newborn session! MY HEART!

You are so loved, Jaxson.

THE URCHELL FAMILY | ENGLEWOOD, FLORIDA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

My sleepy little beach town brings people from all over the world to enjoy its beaches and quaint style of life throughout the year - especially during the winter months and holiday season. The Urchell Family reached out to me about a session over the Thanksgiving holiday. After going back and forth a bit we realized that the only time that would work for both of our sets of schedules was going to be Thanksgiving Day.

People might say, “giiiirl, Thanksgiving Day is reserved for family. Why would you book a session?!” (that was my best blogger/photographer message board member impression - it’s okay I’m one of them, I can say these things). My response to that would be: photographing The Urchell Family gave me another group of people to celebrate on Thanksgiving this year. As a photographer I get to meet some truly wonderful people and this group is among the best, and I am SO thankful I met them!

With love,

Cheyenne

AMBER + CHAZ | VENICE FLORIDA COUPLES PHOTOGRAPHER

When I first met Amber and Chaz I made a total fool of myself. I walked right up to them and was like "CONGRATULATIONS!" and Amber smiled and laughed and said, "for what?? Oh, we aren't engaged". 

(Wahhh foot in mouth)! But it was an HONEST MISTAKE. I mean... just LOOK AT THEM! So adorable, so in love, so perfect together! They were really sweet about the whole thing and I just can't gush about them enough.

Here is the best part: I can tell this story now because not long after our shoot, Chaz asked Amber to marry him and she said yes and THEY'RE ENGAGED! ❤ I love happy endings. Haha

BABY JAXSON | PORT CHARLOTTE NEWBORN AND FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

If, 2 years ago, you had told me I'd be taking photos that look like this of people who look and love like this, I'd have fainted. 

Taylor and Zach are THE sweetest couple. Their beautiful son Jaxson just turned 3 weeks old and we celebrated by taking his newborn photos in his favorite place to be - home, with mom and dad and the pups! His nursery was straight out of a pinterest dreamland, and I swear he got cuter by the second. I can't wait for Jaxson to realize how cool and beautiful his parents are and how much they absolutely adore him! I have the pics to prove it. ❤

Taylor found me on Facebook, so I'd like to publicly thank Mark Zuckerberg for making this GORGEOUS lifestyle session possible. 

STEAMY AIRBNB SESSION | ATLANTA PHOTOGRAPHER

STEAMY AIRBNB SESSION | ATLANTA PHOTOGRAPHER

A little while back I rented the best Airbnb ever in the Virginia Highlands neighborhood in Atlanta. It was an immaculately styled studio with the dreamiest skylight and was full of charm.  I was obsessed with the trendy kitchen, the white floors and ceiling, and the deep navy wall adorned with floor to ceiling vintage maps. I just knew I absolutely HAD to shoot there.

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ALEXIS + JUSTIN | BOCA GRANDE ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

ALEXIS + JUSTIN | BOCA GRANDE ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

I met up with Alexis and Justin on Boca Grande, a gorgeous island with an idyllic town off of the Gulf Coast of Florida. Known for its white beaches, hand-scooped ice cream, and stunning homes boca grande was the perfect backdrop for their engagement session! We zipped around the island on a golf cart and took in the views while getting to know each other. It was one of the sweetest engagement sessions ever. 

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SHERREE + JESSE | CROSS CREEK RANCH WEDDING | FLORIDA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

SHERREE + JESSE | CROSS CREEK RANCH WEDDING | FLORIDA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Sherree and Jesse's wedding at Cross Creek Ranch was nothing short of a dream. It could have been the groom's silent tears that came at the sight of his bride coming down the aisle. It could have been the incredible venue and how even the coordinators were excited about this wedding. Maybe it was the perfect balance of a touching, intimate ceremony and a dance floor that wouldn't quit - whatever it was, Sherree and Jesse's wedding was special from beginning to end and is a day I won't soon forget!

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KYLE + WYLLYM | SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WEDDING AT PALMETTO HISTORICAL PARK | FLORIDA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

KYLE + WYLLYM | SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WEDDING AT PALMETTO HISTORICAL PARK | FLORIDA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Kyle and Wyllym met when they were working on a production of The Wizard of Oz together. Kyle was choreographing the show, and Wyllym was the Costume Designer. They beautifully incorporated sweet, subtle details from this part of their love story into their wedding day: a venue covered in brick pavers, blue and white checkered dress shirts, picnic basket centerpieces, yellow accents, and ruby red sneakers to remind everyone in attendance "there's no place like home"! 

Kyle and Wyllym walked each other down the aisle to the tune of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. The ceremony was personal and inspired many happy tears.

In summary, the Florida sun was bright, but Kyle and Wyllym’s love was brighter.

 

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