Durham Wedding Photographer | Fort Lauderdale Anniversary Session | Fíonna + Madeline
Here Come The Brides - One Year Wedding Photo Redo
Fíonna and Madeline contacted me a year a go to talk about retaking some photos from their wedding. They didn't have a professional photographer but still wanted special hand made details captured, including her wedding dress her mom made! I was so thrilled when the timing finally worked out and we met at the park they got married. Laura Ward Park in Fort Lauderdale has a small green area, colorful benches, and a beautiful beach. I so treasured getting to know them! They're active and out doorsy, but also love a cozy night in. Just texting with them I knew there were special. Genuine, caring, easy going. Their proposal story is just as perfect:
Madeline planned an "impromptu" trip home to Puerto Rico giving Fíonna a days notice to pack for a 3-day weekend. On day two they ended up in a small body of water, with its own little waterfall, after hiking a 40 minute trail in El Yunque National Forest, where Madeline proceeded to hurry Fíonna over to her to show her what "she found". Dumbfounded to see a ring in Madeline's hand, Fíonna did say, "YES!" when she came back to Earth! A complete, complete surprise! After returning home Fíonna had her own little surprise of an engagement pendant waiting at home for Madeline, which she presented to her on Ft. Lauderdale Beach.
Fíonna says of Mads, "I have only fallen more deeply into "US" in this last year and I am so grateful I'm married to my best friend!"
Like gaaahhhhh!! Just beyond beautiful!!! We laughed and had an amazing time taking photos and chasing the sun. I loved their energy, their delight in each other, and their details. Here's some of the special things they put together:
Dress: Fionna's mom hand made her dress!!
Flowers: Fionna's favorite flower is the calla lilly and Mad's is the Bird of Paradise so she created her own bouquet for the session
Shoes: Fionna wrote "Just Married" and their date, 7-27-17 on the bottom
Rings: Fionna made her own wedding band from beads
Tie Clip: Special family heirloom Madeline wore
These are clearly just two special people, see their overflowing love below!! Thank you F+M for letting me celebrate with y'all!! <3
And because I'm silly and I had soo much fun with them (and I love my drone) I had to hop in too!
Raleigh Wedding Photographer, Raleigh Elopement Photographer, Durham Elopement Photographer, Raleigh Family Photographer, Raleigh Engagement Photographer, Durham Wedding Photographer, Chapel Hill Wedding Photographer, Cary Wedding Photographer, Cary Wedding Photographer, Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Asheville Wedding Photographer, Asheville Elopement Photographer, Asheville Engagement Photographer, Blue Ridge Mountain Wedding Photographer, Boone Wedding Photographer, Greensboro Wedding Photographer, Elon Wedding Photographer, Burlington Wedding Photographer, Triangle Wedding Photographer, North Carolina Wedding Photographer, Charleston Wedding Photographer, Charleston Elopement Photographer, Triad Wedding Photographer, Rome destination photographer, Rome wedding photographer, Rome engagement photographer, Italy Engagement photographer, Italy destination photographer, Italy wedding photographer, New Zealand Wedding photographer, New Zealand engagement photographer, New Zealand travel photographer, New Zealand Destination Photographer, Rome Italy photography, Christchurch, Trollhattan, Sweden, Europe Wedding, Europe Elopement, Adventure Wedding Photographer, Adventure Elopement Photographer, LGBTQ Photographer, Gay Wedding, Lesbian Wedding, Same Sex Wedding
Leave a Reply.
We're international husband & wife team Laura & Drew! We love chasing the sunshine, telling stories, and capturing forever memories with both photo & video! Here on the blog you'll find organic & candid moments Miami, Florida to Raleigh, North Carolina & beyond. Thanks for stopping by & enjoy!