Engagement Photography | Historic Winter Garden

Orlando Engagement Photographer | Venus & Michael

These two adorable sweethearts will be tying the knot this Fall (and I can’t wait)! If they look a little familiar it’s probably because you saw them as my models for a black swan themed wedding inspiration shoot that I captured earlier this year! [You can also check out the feature on Aisle Perfect‘s wedding blog]

Venus is actually a real-life ballerina and had just gotten engaged to her hunky boyfriend Michael at the time so it was the perfect opportunity to have them both model for me.We even fooled a few of their family members into thinking they had actually eloped, haha! They were absolutely amazing to work with as models. Of course I was beyond thrilled when they approached me a few months later and asked me to be their OFFICIAL wedding photographer and videographer! ;) You already know I said “yes!” 

For their engagement photos, we decided on historic Winter Garden as the backdrop. Just west of Orlando, I love this area because it’s super charming and romantic which was just perfect for these two. They have this amazing chemistry together as though they were teenagers in high school and it’s really the sweetest thing to capture. I had an incredible time shooting them a second time! I love that they went a little formal with their attire. It really added that extra touch of elegance to their super romantic shoot. Our photo session was filled with giggles, cuddles and even an awesome dance lift at the end– it was truly epic. I’m so excited for their wedding day this September at St. James Cathedral and Orchid Garden in downtown Orlando. I know it’s going to be absolutely gorgeous. Until then I hope you enjoy a handful of my favorite images from their ridiculously adorable engagement session below! 

Romantic engagement photography session in historic downtown Winter Garden on a red brick wall captured by top Orlando wedding photographer and videographer Romantic engagement photography session in historic downtown Winter Garden on a red brick wall captured by top Orlando wedding photographer and videographer Engaged couple walks along a red brick wall in historic Winter Garden just west of Orlando during their engagement photography shoot Engagement photography shoot in vintage historic winter garden in by top Orlando wedding photographer Romantic engagement photo with couple embracing in front of a white wall in historic downtown Winter Garden during their engagement portrait session with top Orlando wedding photographer Close up of the future bride's engagement ring with her fiance during their engagement portrait session in Winter Garden, Florida Engagement photos along a tree lined street in the charming historic town of Winter Garden, Florida captured by top Orlando wedding photographer Engagement photos along a tree lined street in the charming historic town of Winter Garden, Florida captured by top Orlando wedding photographer Engaged couple poses in front of a beautiful fountain in the heart of historic Winter Garden for their engagement photography session with top Orlando wedding photographer Captured by Elle Romantic engagement photo with couple embracing in front of a fountain in historic downtown Winter Garden during their engagement portrait session with top Orlando wedding photographer Engagement photography shoot in vintage historic winter garden in by top Orlando wedding photographer Gorgeous couple walking in front of City Hall in historic Winter Garden during their engagement photography shoot with top Orlando wedding photographer and videographer Incredible unique engagement shot where the groom is lifting his bride overhead for a romantic dirty dancing inspired portrait in historic Winter Garden captured by Orlando photographer Romantic engagement photo with couple embracing in front of a fountain in historic downtown Winter Garden during their engagement portrait session with top Orlando wedding photographer Sweet and romantic engagement portrait session in front of a fountain at Winter Garden City Hall by Orlando wedding photographer Captured by Elle Unique silhouette of a couple during their sunset engagement photography session with top Orlando wedding photographer and videographerSweet and romantic engagement portrait session in front of a fountain at Winter Garden City Hall by Orlando wedding photographer Captured by Elle Close up of the engagement ring in beautiful pink flowers during this engagement photography session in Winter Garden with Orlando photographer