Y’all! If you know me, you know that I LOVE discovering new restaurants and local mom and pops! One rainy afternoon I stumbled upon the delicious mouth watering Toasted of Winter Park, what a discovery! It was the perfect kick to my tummy, who doesn’t enjoy some comfort food? Hot tomato soup with grilled cheese?! These aren’t just ANY grilled cheese sandwiches, all of their breads are Artisan and locally made, baked fresh daily & are preservative free! Options for vegan and gluten free are also available! My personal favorite is the Buffalo, but gosh, I have to tell you all of them are sure to satisfy your foodie heart, the rosemary truffle fries, and homemade mac n’ cheese!! Having an event? Wedding? Toasted now has an adorable food truck where they can cater any celebration! I took a tour of their food on wheels! Toasted will also be opening their 2nd location in Lake Nona come this April! Be sure to stop by, it’s perfect for lunch and dinner! Huge thank you to Meghan at Toasted for the amazing hosting!
Today we are walking through College Park’s adorable and beautifully chic bridal boutique, Calvet Couture! I just love always visiting this pretty boutique for my styled shoots, I end up sometimes even trying on dresses myself, oops! Ha! Alex Calvet, owner + buyer of Calvet Couture, drove her passion for weddings, event planning and fashion into one by opening the boutique in 2013. You can find an array of designers in the likes of, Hayley Paige, Jenny Packham, Jenny Yoo, Nicole Miller, Alvina Valenta, Amsale and more. Not only will you find stunning bridal gowns, Calvet Couture offers a stunning selection of accessories and jewelry by Olivia Nelson, Jennifer Behr and Sara Gabriel to fit your big day!
Last month I had an amazing trip to Chile, what a stunning country! My mom is from there and I have tons of family still in the capital city of Santiago. A foodie myself, I was so excited to eat and try all the yummy Chilean tastes that would be offered. The fresh and extravagant variety of fruits and vegetables that are grown in the beautiful terrain in Chile, makes all of it scrumptious. Now let’ not just chat about the food here! My uncle and aunt have a home in the mountains, a small mountain town called “Calejo”, where my cousin who is a talented architect! He built a home completely eco-friendly, which makes it even more unique. I literally woke up to crisp air, 55 degrees ( it’s Summer in Chile ) and birds chirping from afar, it was to say the least so very relaxing. Santiago, filled with hustle and bustle of businesses and sky scrapers of modern decor and the Andes mountains wrapping every corner you turn. My mother as a teenager would visit this beautiful beach town called Zappallar, in the shots below that’s where I am, taking it all in. I loved experiencing the raw beauty of Chile. I hope to return soon, as there is so much more I want to discover. If you are ever thinking about traveling somewhere in South America, Chile is a must stop. The beaches, mountains, city, food and gosh, everything can be found here, I mean everything! Enjoy some of my shots below taken with film, oh and cheers…to pisco! If you haven’t had pisco, google it!
Liv and Christian’s wedding was so pretty! I loved the Napa feel of the wedding ambiance at the reception! And what about the beautiful black and white attire? Gorg! What an awesome time listening and dancing of course to The Buzzcatz, they really know how to get a party started! This was my last wedding of 2014, but what better way to ring in the New Years with this stunner! Congrats again to these two lovebirds and here are some of my personal favorites! Enjoy!
Ah! This was such a precious session for me. Savannah is a friend of mine who just gave birth to a sweet little girl! We took these shots just a few days ago, praying that we could before due to the fact that little Dakota was due anytime! I had such a special time capturing Savannah and Rick together, you can tell they are glowing of excitement for their daughter! Congrats you two!
These two cuties were a joy to capture! Last year I captured Michelle’s sister’s wedding and next year, I get to take part in capturing her very own! I look forward to their big day, enjoy the love these to share, how sweet! Engagement season is in full effect!
Katie and Chris had a lovely blushing peach wedding at the gorgeous Lange Farm! I loved all the elements of beautiful chalk art by Chalk Shop! The Lange Farm always brings and airy yet open atmosphere for a venue, and I love the big skies and friendly farm horses that are always sure to greet you! What a special day, I want to send prayers and love to Katie’s family, as her grandfather who made it to her wedding, the very next day passed away. It meant the world to me that I was able to capture and meet Katie’s grandfather smiling proudly as his granddaughter said ” I do”. Heaven gained an angel. Enjoy some of my favorites!
Emily and Tommy were such a special couple! It was a natural click with them when we first met during their engagement session. Emily’s organic and lush green wedding by the water was beautiful and romantic with touches of glitter and gold. Emily was not only a visionary for her own wedding but she also designed the boards through out, what talent! Enjoy some of my favorites!
It’s that time of year where you are probably getting invites to holiday parties! What to wear? An always safe route is a little black dress and I found the perfect one! I love this leather number by Amanda Uprichard, and if you get cold easily like myself, this super comfy jacket makes the perfect pair! Show up to your party in style and class. Happy bubbly! Cheers!
I loved styling Miss Lea for this bridal inspirational. If you aren’t following Lea already, you have to! She is an amazing makeup artist with must know advice on beauty! I wanted this shoot to reflect inner beauty and what that meant to me, strength, grace and love. Being amongst nature and the peace of water. Also, I’m so excited to launch some shots in FILM! I had a blast with these and cannot wait to continue, something about film just brings photos to life…and I’m hooked!
Holly Jolly! The Holidays have arrived, I have to admit that I started decorating for the holidays a few weeks ago! It’s my favorite time of year, the air is crisp, the Christmas music is playing and boy am I excited to spend some quality family time! 2014 has been a blessed year! Stay cozy with this number below!
Brrr! Has the weather cooled down or what?! One clothing piece I thoroughly enjoy wearing when it’s chilly out is an over-sized poncho! I mean let’s be real, it’s comfy, loose and well, they fit all body types! I’m heading out to a mini vacation on Monday (eeep, so excited) I haven’t had a vacation in gosh knows how long! Where am I going? CHILE! If you don’t know, I actually lived in South America once in my life as a teenager, for about a year 1/2! What an amazing experience! My mom is from Chile, so I have tons of family there! I cannot wait to stuff my face with the delicious Chilean food, visit some vineyards, shop, see my family + take tons of pics! Stay tuned on my instagram for my travels, once I get my hands on free “weefee” aka Wi-fi, I’ll be posting! For now, here’s some cozy inspiration!
What a magical night of fashion, wedding industry friends and fun! Solutions Bridal held their night of fashion bridal couture show at the stunning brand new Four Seasons! As I walked in I was greeted by the huge and gorgeous chandelier lights of the ballroom! Chic seating area, decorated with glitz + glam decor. The Four Seasons offers such an elegant and whimsy atmosphere for guests to enjoy, I loved the ambiance created for this event. Brides, if searching for the perfect dress, the lovely ladies at Solutions Bridal are such a helpful and knowledgeable group of gals! Always a pleasure to work with them! Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception before the doors opened, I mingled, and spent some quality downtime with so many of my industry pals, what a delight! Bubbly was passed around and soon enough the double doors opened for the show to start. The beautiful floral wall was just stunning, as the models walked the runway we enjoyed featured designer dresses by Jim Hjelm by Hayley Paige. I’ve always been a huge fan of Hayley Paige, her approach to bridal wear is youthful, whimsy but with an edgy sense of toughness. What a wonderful night, I cannot wait for the next show, I had a complete blast. Take a look at some of my recap shots below!
What a beautiful couple Leanne and Zach are! This gorgeous and detailed vintage and travel inspired wedding had so many unique accents. Much of the decor was created and designed by the bride and her mother! I loved the balloon centerpieces, along with the globes with personal name settings. Zach’s best man is a 3rd generation bee farmer who owns a farm where he produces fresh honey, hence the adorable honey station (delicious)! I loved how Leanne and Zach had a 2nd private “first dance” at the end of the night! While all the guests were waiting outside for their grand exit, we stayed inside for one last moment, dancing to their song! What a sweet and romantic moment I’m sure they will never forget! Enjoy some of my favorite shots! Congrats again!
Happy Tuesday everyone! Are you excited for Thanksgiving to arrive? I am! I cannot wait for the holidays to officially begin, in my household growing up, the Holiday spirit would always fill the air on the day of Thanksgiving! Anywho, today’s look is a casual comfy outfit I normally would wear during the day this Fall…geometric love! Have you visited Susie Q boutique? It’s located right in Winter Park Village, I love the selection of style, clothing, accessories and even shoes that are available. Lucky me, they carry my size…size 10 shoe. I’m currently obsessing over booties, and these Dolce Vita’s aren’t helping! I need to control my obsession though because Florida only allows enough cold days to sport them!
What a sweet couple! Laura and Phil were such a joy to capture during their engagement that I knew the wedding would just the same! Her southern chic wedding at the unique Quantam Leap venue was definitely up my alley, I mean who doesn’t like celebrating a wedding inside a wine cellar? Vino please! Enjoy my favorites below and congrats again you two!
Whew! Hello there! I’ve been busy away with wedding season, but a girl can’t resist all of the adorable Fall wear that I’ve passed by this season so far! I’m all about comfort, and what screams some easy steppin’ with comfy booties, a flannel top and a vegan fur vest! I love animals, so be sure this is faux fur! I’m so excited to start seeing the lights going up around town and houses, twinkles here and there and hot chocolate mornings. Happy Friday!