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meagan & ashley {orlando same sex engagement photographer}

meagan & ashley were visiting orlando during what is arguably the busiest week of the year for our theme parks – the week of christmas. despite the insane crowds, their #pottersession was still a delight! they were remarkably patient as we waited to get shots without people between them & my camera, and they were a joy to work with. i know snuggling in public can be super awkward, especially with a camera pointed at you, and especially-especially when the parks are christmas-week-crowded, but they were total champs! starting the session out with a few beers probably probably didn’t hurt 😉

coordinating black & white patterns? yes please! halloween-themed dress? double yes please!

a quick ride on the hogwarts express later, we finished their session up in diagon alley.

you know it was a busy time of year when weaselys’ wizard wheezes has a queue set up outside!

this is probably my favorite knight bus photo ever:


wizarding world of harry potter engagement photographer – e. gilbert photography

other posts you might enjoy:
chandni & rahul {wizarding world proposal photography}
teresa & tim {wizarding world engagement session}
caysie & matt {diagon alley proposal photography}

justine & dan’s casa feliz wedding {orlando florida wedding photographer}

i’ve been lucky enough to know justine for many years – we met on facebook back in 2009 prior to our college program experience, and she is one of my favorite people i met during that time of my life. when she met dan through our other friend rhea, it was immediately obvious that they were perfect for each other. even though we don’t get to see these two nearly enough any time we do get to see them is fantastic. i was thrilled to spend their wedding day with them last year! <3

justine & dan chose to do a first look, which was perfect for their day! we got plenty of gorgeous portraits of just to two of them, plus we finished all of the bridal party & family portraits before the ceremony, meaning they got to enjoy cocktail hour with their guests! first looks are definitely a win-win situation.

casa feliz has so many gorgeous spots for portraits!

ceremony time! another mutual friend of ours, drew, officiated (we worked together at DINOSAUR! during my college program – yes, i did work at animal kingdom’s best attraction, and yes, it was an incredibly fun job!).

justine & dan collect a lot of disney memorabilia, and know a lot of fellow disney fanatics. some friends of theirs who are pin experts had custom wedding pins made for justine & dan and all of their guests, complete with justine & dan as ellie & carl from up, plus icons for walt disney world (where they met), disneyland (where dan proposed), and the disney cruise line (where they spent their honeymoon). it was such a sweet surprise!


photography: e. gilbert photography
ceremony & reception: casa feliz
hair & makeup: salon dulay
bride’s dress: maggie sottero (minerva’s bridal)
bridesmaid dresses: azazie
groom & groomsmen attire:
men’s wearhouse
florals: diy, purchased wholesale from florida flowers and orchids
ring box: 
the mrs. box
catering: arthur’s
cake: party flavors custom cakes
dj & lighting: dj fun factory


winter park florida wedding photographer – e. gilbert photography

other posts you might enjoy:
kelly & chris {up-theme boardwalk resort wedding}
heather & steve {boardwalk resort wedding}
beth & jon {swan & dolphin wedding}

melissa & brian’s islands of adventure maternity session {orlando family photographer}

we definitely jumped at least a few months between the last blog post & this session 😉 when melissa & brian contacted me about doing their maternity photos i was thrilled – it’s so amazing to watch the couples i photograph start families, plus i got to hang out at islands of adventure with them, so win-win! by the time i posted this, they’ve already welcomed the adorable miss nora into their lives, and i’m hoping to meet her for a family session in the future!

after we got our fill of hogsmeade (hard to believe, i know), we headed into jurassic park, my other favorite section of islands of adventure!

we finished up the session with a few photos in seuss landing (probably more appropriate for babies than jurassic park, but hey, maybe nora will be an archeologist some day & besides, who doesn’t love dinosaurs?).


central florida family portrait photographer – e. gilbert photography

other posts you might enjoy:
melissa & brian {intimate royal pacific wedding}
the h. family {port orleans family session}
– the b. family {boardwalk resort family session}