We recently had the honor of photographing Ciara and AJ at the Showcase of Citrus Orange Grove in Clermont, Florida. Which is about 15 minutes away from Walt Disney World – Orlando. Ciara saw the announcement we were traveling to Florida to photograph a Disney destination wedding for another set of our clients and that we were interested in arranging maybe 1-2 other sessions while we were in that general area… Considering Minnesota was mid-blizzard when we left – and I am obsessed with all things ocean – palm trees – citrus haha. So once she said “how about an orange grove engagement session!?” – we set a day!
Little did I know at the time Ciara would eventually tell me the happy news… Her and AJ decided to get married the morning of the session in a private, very intimate ceremony before the photo shoot! So instead of capturing ENGAGEMENT photos – we would be capturing their first formal portraits as HUSBAND and WIFE! So, so, so exciting!
Ciara has been following Studio Twelve:52 for a very long time (maybe even since Kasey Jean Photography days, gasp!) – the point I am trying to get across – she’s ALWAYS been so supportive and an absolutely incredible person. Therefore, I am very grateful this all worked out and she wrote to me for the chance to work together finally after all these years – and of course exchange a long overdue hug! We were always talking about an eventual wedding day – to have it happen when it did, and us get to capture these first married portraits, means so much to us!
Thank you again Ciara and AJ for entrusting us with this and being so open to all of our ideas while at the orange grove and well before / always so excited about what we do. We love you!
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