Wedding Photography Advice | Is a ‘First Look’ Right For You?

Top Orlando wedding photographer captures rustic chic DIY wedding at the Holy Trinity Reception Center including traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony

Orlando Wedding Photography Advice | Is a ‘First Look’ Right For You? The ‘first look’ is a modern wedding trend which bucks the tradition of seeing each other down the aisle and instead allows for an emotional private moment when you meet before the actual wedding ceremony. Typically it is followed by portraits– either with your bridal party & family, just the two of you, or both which allows you to …

Engagement Photography | Disney’s Grand Floridian & Polynesian Resort

Newly engaged couple poses in front of a fountain at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort during their Orlando engagement photography session

Jen & Garrett | Orlando Engagement Photographer So 99% of the time when I’m planning an engagement photo shoot with an out of town client, it’s always the future bride that I’m speaking with! Fact is, most guys aren’t really dying to spend an hour of their vacation time running around taking pictures with me– I totally get it. However, I am super lucky to have clients like Garrett that fall …

Photography Advice | Pro Tips to Take Amazing Honeymoon Photos

Beautiful European inspired architecture in Old Quebec, Canada during my travel photography adventures

Photography Advice | Pro Tips to Take Amazing Honeymoon Photos One of the most memorable vacations you will probably ever take will be your honeymoon. I’ve taken many amazing trips with my hubby and daughter over the years, but nothing is ever really like the first trip you take together being officially married! Of course I would love to come along and be a third wheel to capture some amazing …

Wedding Photography & Videography | Kraft Azalea Gardens, Winter Park

Orlando wedding photographer captures beautiful LGBT elopement at Kraft Azalea gardens on the lake and pier

Orlando Wedding Photography & Videography | Natasha & Presley Natasha contacted me a couple of months before her July wedding to discuss capturing her intimate wedding day with photo and video. She was wanting to have what she called a “just us” wedding for just the two of them. She had considered getting married at the Orlando courthouse, but decided she wanted something more romantic that would better capture their love …

Orlando Wedding Advice | Transforming Your Venue with Lighting

Dark purple, pink and blush themed ballerina wedding at the Castle Hotel captured by top Orlando wedding photographer

Guest Blog: Wedding Advice | Transforming your Venue with Lighting This week’s blog post is brought to you by my crazy awesome friends over at FyerFly Productions (probably more crazy than awesome– but seriously, they rock!) They are one of the top wedding DJ companies in Orlando, but another one of their lesser known specialties is lighting! As a photographer, I have absolutely seen first hand how lighting design can truly …

Wedding Photography | Paradise Cove, Orlando

Gorgeous nighttime portraits of the bride and groom at Paradise Cove captured by top Orlando wedding photographer

Tina & Steven | Orlando Wedding Photographer These two gorgeous love birds traveled in all the way from Belfast, Ireland to get married in Orlando! They picked Paradise Cove, one of my very favorite venues, as the backdrop for their special day. It’s the perfect Floridia inspired venue and they were sure to include a few Disney nods in their decor and table settings as well. From Tina’s and her …

Wedding Planner Cake Off | Cut the Cake, Kissimmee

Under the sea Mermaid themed baby shower photography at Paradise Cove by top Orlando event and family photographer

Orlando Wedding Planners “Cake Off” As a part of the Orlando wedding industry it’s always fun to collaborate with my vendor friends, lovingly referred to as ‘friendors’, on projects that help build the community! When the awesome ladies from Cut the Cake announced they would be hosting a wedding planner “Cake Off” I knew I wanted to get in on the action. I had been meaning to visit their new bakery in Old …

Wedding Advice | 5 Tips for Flowers that Fit Your Budget

Top Orlando wedding photographer captures rustic chic DIY wedding at the Holy Trinity Reception Center including traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony

Guest Blog: Wedding Advice| 5 Tips for Flowers that Fit Your Budget This week I caught up with Jolie Colon, wedding planner and floral designer with I Do Events & Party Rentals in Orlando, to get some helpful tips on how to save without sacrificing when it comes to your wedding flowers. Here are her top 5 tips to save a little green in the greenery department! #1 Use Affordable …

Proposal Photography | Glen Haven Memorial Park, Winter Park

Couples portraits after their surprise proposal by top Orlando engagement photographer

Rachel & Courtney | Orlando Proposal Photographer When Courtney contacted me about capturing his surprise proposal I just knew it was going to be super emotional and heart warming! When he first mentioned wanting to propose at Glen Haven Memorial Park I was a little confused– I’ve shot pretty much every park there is in and around Orlando and I had never heard of Glen Haven. Once we chatted a little more Courtney explained …

Wedding Videography Advice | 3 Tips for the Best Video

Scenic view of the atrium at the Gaylord Palms for Orlando wedding

Orlando Wedding Photographer & Videographer | 3 Tips for the Best Wedding Video (Hint: It’s All About the Sound!) When I first started Captured by Elle Photography at the end of 2013, we only offered wedding photography and we had the opportunity partner with lots of different Orlando videographers in the process. Over time we realized how closely intertwined photography and videography are and how beneficial it would be to our couples to …