Miranda Lawson Photography » Naples Wedding Photographer

This South Seas wedding of the head-over-heels in love couple, Lindsey and Matt, was absolutely perfect. Everything seemed so effortless the day of their wedding. So much thought, time, and details were considered in order to create this memorable Captiva FL wedding. Their venue choice was perfect for both their personalities and wedding style. The reception was held at South Seas, a spectacular location for any Florida wedding photographer. The style of this stunning venue is both simplistic and elegant, with a vintage flare. I absolutely adored one very specific and thoughtful detail that was woven throughout both the ceremony as well as the reception decorations. Lindsey and Matt had met at a blueberry pancake breakfast, therefore the use of fresh blueberries throughout the wedding decorations, wedding cake, and even the mother of the brides up-do brought such a personalized touch to the entire wedding. Hollie Raulerson of Elleson Events went above and beyond to design and plan everything with little touches of blueberries throughout the reception spot. Not to mention that even the amazing invitations that were created by DM Paper Designs also incorporated the same blueberry foliage feel as the reception design.

The wedding day brought so many precious opportunities for artistic wedding photography . I couldn’t write this blog without mentioning how effortless it was to create chemistry, love and romance throughout the photos I took of this beautiful couple. Everything from the happiness and love between Lindsey with both her parents before the ceremony, the goofiness between all of the bridesmaid with Lindsey, the humor between Matt and his groomsman, the look on Matt’s face as Lindsey emerged down the aisle, the first dance filled with laughter and romance, the heartfelt toasts, the dancing, and last and for certain not least the love and chemistry that I was able I was able to capture during their photos together on the rocks overlooking the amazing gulf coast.

 

  I just have to mention that one of my most memorable photo opportunities was created during the first dance between Lindsey and her dad, such a fun and outgoing family.  DJ Dan Confrey of Thank You for the Dance Entertainment did such a great job creating a pleasant atmosphere for everyone enjoying their time on the dance floor. It is so difficult to not go on and on describing how blessed this couple is to have found one another, and how blessed I was to be able to photograph and create beautiful heartfelt memories for a gorgeous couple. Thank you so much again for making Miranda Lawson Photography part of your day!

Can I just tell you how thrilled I am to be a creative wedding photographer in Florida? When the rest of the country is still shoveling the last bit of snow, spring time in Florida is perfection. I had such a wonderful time photographing the beautiful wedding of Lindsay and Ricky at The Club at the Strand. One of my most favorite times during all wedding days, is the time I am able to capture the bride and groom getting prepared with their closest family and friends. I love being able to not only capture emotions and timeless moments, but also to take these moments and turn them into fine art photography. One of my favorites was the creative wedding photo of Jamie Lyn Cintron for Naples Makeup, backlit with her dress, applying Lindsay’s makeup. naples-4915naples-4747naples-4953naples-5044naples-5049naples-5082naples-5083naples-5167naples-5196naples-5202naples6

 

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naples4naples3naples1 Another favorite was the vibrant flowers surrounding Lindsay and Ricky which created artistic wedding photography.naples-6207naples-6383naples-6419naples-6138naples-6088naples-6052                Thank you again Lindsey and Rick for choosing Miranda Lawson Photography to capture your oh so wonderful wedding day!

The scenery at the Sanibel Harbour Resort is gorgeous. There are so many spots throughout the entire resort that are perfect for remarkable wedding photos. I love that I am a local. Because I am a Fort Myers and Sanibel Island area photographer, I frequent some of the most amazing resorts and wedding destinations in the area. I know the best features of many resorts, and how to use them to make breathtaking photos. The Sanibel Island Resort in particular boasts some great little details that I always remember to utilize to the fullest. The resort has a rustic dock, and huge windows that overlook the water. Not to mention the angle at which the sun always sets at the resort, and how there are about a million different opportunities to incorporate that perfect warm sunset.fortmyers12

Ashley and Bryan were a very fun and vibrant couple. I actually thought that the floral arrangements from Floral Artisty of Sanibel exemplified their fun, outgoing personalities! It was refreshing to see those bright hues, reminds me that spring and summer are right around the corner! Every moment I spent with this couple was fun. They have been truly blessed to find each other. Their wedding was relaxing and we worked with one another to make the most out of every photo opportunity.

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When I first met Nikki, I knew we had the same vision for her creative wedding photography. Artistically, it was a perfect match between the two of us. We discussed many details, I became more and more excited about what her wedding photos would produce. I was ecstatic when she also asked me to photograph their engagement photos.
The day of the engagement photography session there was a cold front which is extremely rare for Florida!  Because it was a little chilly, I really wanted to play up the love that these two had for each other while also giving them creative engagement photography. We began the engagement photography session  in beautiful Garden of Hope and Courage in Naples. We played up the amazing foliage, flowers and trees. The sun, the colors of the flowers, and a beautiful couple was a perfect muse for the best photographersNM-5300webNM-5384webNM-5413web
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The second location we visited was downtown Naples after dark. The couple had a great time cuddling and talking while I was able to capture their love as well as create some artistic photography. My favorite image from this location is something any fine art photographer would appreciate.
Finally, we ended the engagement photography session at the top of a parking garage in Naples. The top of a parking garage doesn’t sound very appealing, but the silhouettes were amazing. The buildings are so close, the images almost look surreal. I love being able to produce true artistic photography while at the same time emphasizing the amazing city of Naples.
I cannot wait until the fall of 2015 when Nikki and Mike get married. If the engagement photography session is a precursor of their wedding day, we are in for some creative wedding day photos. Thank you for making Miranda Lawson Photography part of your day!

Ahhhhhh Miami Florida, where the sun is always shining. I completely enjoyed myself while shooting in Miami, a perfect location for any couple considering a destination wedding. I found myself not only surrounded by the beauty of the wedding location, but also by the bride and groom. Shelby and Chris chose the most amazing venue when they chose The Biltmore Hotel, I loved the old Spanish charm that the venue held. Using many of the venues details, such as the old world tile and colors I was able to capture the essence of this magical Floridian destination wedding.

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I have to say that my favorite photos I was able to capture happened naturally. My best wedding photos happen when the couples are at their most sentimental. Shelby and Chris’s ceremony was breathtaking. I cannot write any words that would give the ceremony the amount of justice it deserves. Watching this couple break down while reciting their vows was emotional for all in attendance and I loved the photos that came out of that moment.

The images that I captured following the ceremony were also some of my favorite photos. Wedding photographers in Florida know the importance of that perfect time of day when the sun sets and everything has a glowing appearance. I loved using not only the sun, but also the beauty in the venue to make some really wonderful wedding photos. To be perfectly honest, this is a wedding I wil never forgot and I was so happy that I was able to be a part of Shelby and Chris’s wedding day.