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melissa & brian’s royal pacific & universal orlando wedding {central florida wedding photographer}

everyone knows that i have a soft spot for intimate weddings, and melissa & brian’s wedding was no exception. as an added bonus, after their ceremony at the royal pacific resort, we headed into universal orlando to celebrate!

if all of my couples could use avett brothers lyrics as ceremony decor that would be rad.

these harry potter-themed bags were favors for their guests!

after their ceremony, melissa & brian had their first dance before it was time for portraits.

after a few group photos, we finished up our time at the royal pacific with some bride & groom portraits around the resort.

after portraits, it was time to head to diagon alley to celebrate!

while their guests headed off to enjoy some time in the park, i got to spend a little bit more time with melissa & brian taking more portraits.

we hopped out of diagon alley for a few quick snaps in springfield, too.

up next on the blog is a more recent session with melissa & brian…you’ll just have to wait to find out!


photography: e. gilbert photography
ceremony: loews royal pacific resort, jake’s waterfall
officiant: rev. glynn ferguson, sensational ceremonies
coordination: just marry


universal orlando wedding photographer – e. gilbert photography

other posts you might enjoy:
kristin & jason {hard rock hotel elopement}
britni & joe {courtyard at lake lucerne wedding}
heather & steve {boardwalk resort wedding}

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chandni & rahul {wizarding world of harry potter proposal photographer}

you guys know that wizarding world proposals are, like, the best, right? because harry potter is the best, and proposals are the best, so when people combine the two with a surprise proposal & #pottersession combo, it makes for a very happy emily! rahul not only planned a surprise potter session for chandni in addition to the proposal, but he also planned for their parents and siblings to be here to witness the whole thing! it was a wonderful day to be a part of.

after some rapid fire group texts and crouching behind trash cans, we had everyone in the right place for a proposal in front of hogwarts castle 😀

after some hugs & happy tears, their families headed off to enjoy the parks and we started our potter session! luckily chandni’s sister brought several clothing options for chandni in case she wanted to change – which she did. intuitive family members are the best!

temporary dark marks make for awesome engagement photos! (is my slytherin side showing? 🐍)

after a few more castle photos, we headed to diagon alley for the rest of their session!


universal orlando proposal photographer – e. gilbert photography

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

the h. family {central florida family portrait photographer}

the h. family is one of my favorite shoots each year! they’re so much fun to work with, and it’s been amazing watching their family grow, from christine & cory’s engagement to carter’s newborn photos to this year’s session with a special surprise at the end…

tradition! last year & this year. carter is getting so big!

so…every year we do a family photo with everyone’s shoes lined up. this year, christine & cory had a surprise for the kids. they brought along a gift for carter, and when he opened it up, it was another pair of toms – because carter is going to be a big brother!!

the big kids figured it out as soon as they saw the shoes, but it took a little bit of explanation for carter to catch on. i think the ‘big brother’ shirt helped 🙂


central florida family portrait photographer – e. gilbert photography

other posts you might enjoy:
the h. family {boardwalk resort family session}
– the b. family {boardwalk resort family session}
hannah & elijah {port orleans engagement session}