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Trish & Jack’s Alfond Inn elopement ceremony

Trish is the sister of one of my best friends since 8th grade, don’t add up the years please, lol. Lets just say we have known each other a really long time!  I haven’t talked to Trish in a while, life got busy, but I was thrilled when I heard from her. Trish emailed me about 2 months ago and told me about the most amazing man Jack that she met and has been dating for the past year and a half. Jack is living in NYC and he and Trish had been engaged for a few months and they were to tie the knot and have Trish and her super sweet son Tyler {he walked her down the aisle} join him the big city!

Trish and Jack invited 25 of their closest fiends and family member and had a sweet ceremony at the Alfond Inn in Winter Park, it was just perfect. I am so thankful I got to be a part of such a special day with these two sweets! Cheers to many amazing years together and adventures in the city.

XO~Amalie

Dress: Modern Bridal | Hair and Makeup: About Face Design Team | Floral Design: Lee Forrest | Ceremony & Reception: Alfond Inn 
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Sweet sassafras we are featured in Southern Weddings!

My oh my we are thrilled that Brooke and Bryan’s whimsical and fun wedding at Country Club or Orlando was featured today in Southern Weddings!! 

See their SW featured here and be sure and check out their whole wedding here

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Brooke and Bryan’s beautiful champagne and red wedding at Country Club of Orlando.

 Brooke and Bryan met during college through their roommates. Brooke attended Baylor University and Bryan attended Texas A&M. They attended several sorority/fraternity functions together before they finally started dating almost 10 months later.Bryan proposed to Brooke at the State Fair of Texas, one of their first “official” dates was to the State Fair of Texas in Dallas, TX. Each year after, they made sure to make at least one trip back to visit and snag a corn dog. This year, on their anniversary, Bryan convinced Brooke that they were going to the fair to watch his dad receive an award. During their walk to “find his parents” he stopped Brooke in a garden area, got down on one knee, and asked her to marry him! After he proposed he surprised Brooke even more with a party of their friends, his family, and most importantly, Brooke’s family who had secretly flown in from Florida. They ended the night with the fair’s mascot, Big Tex, wishing us congratulations. It was perfect!

Their ceremony and reception were both at the Country Club of Orlando –the country club Brooke grew up attending.  It was a perfect day not a cloud in the sky despite the 90% chance of rain just 2 days before. Our jaws dropped when we walked in the doors of the club, from the hundreds of gorgeous ribbon hanging from entry way chandelier to the thousand of perfectly arranged flowers to the 8 tiered cake, yes you heard that right, it was all incredibly put together and was drop dead gorgeous! Brooke looked stunning in her Hayley Paige gown and her 12 beautiful bridesmaids in their poppy red chiffon dresses and Bryan and his groomsmen all so handsome in their tuxes, absolute perfection. 

We hope you enjoy looking through this beautiful wedding as much as we loved photographing these two amazing people!

XO~Amalie & Jeff

Photography: Amalie Orrange Photography  | Cinematography: Voila Cinematic  | Planner:Kim Bignon | Ceremony /reception/catering Country Club of Orlando  | Floral design: Fairbanks Florist   | Cake: The Sugar Suite  | Lighting:Kaleidoscope Lighting  | Band:Frequency Band  | Wedding Stylist: Stacy Coon| Paper flowers: Paper Posh events  | Invitations: William Arthur Stationery   |  Gown:Hayley Paige from Calvet Couture  |  Hair and Makeup: Simone at Makeover Station  | Bridesmaids dresses: Bella Bridesmaid  | Groom and groomsmen attire: Men’s Warehouse  | Stage and dance floor covers: Flourish Productions  | Balloons: Balloon World  | Cookies: Parker’s Crazy Cookies  | Linens: Over the top linens 

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Vintage Southern tea party at Cypress Grove Estate House

Venue: Cypress Grove Estate House

Concept /design / styling / vintage rentals: RW Events

Floral design: Flowers by Lesley Cypress Grove Estate house wedding

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How I photograph diamond rings and pretty things

I love photographing details and one of the most important details of the day is the engagement ring. I would love to share some of my tips on how I photograph the ring and brides jewelry.

In the beginning of my career I thought that shooting wide open on everything was the best idea but, when it comes to jewelry the littlest movement can cause motion blur. Now I shoot all of my jewelry and smaller details at a 5.6 or greater aperture. Once you get this method down it makes it so much easier and you get crisp beautiful ring and jewelry shots all the time!

I use a 100mm 2.8 macro L series lens from Canon. I typically shoot my rings at a 5.6 or greater aperture.  I use all natural light because this is my favorite look for my images to look cohesive. I also shoot all rings and small details in the live view mode on my camera, this way I have a bit more control on where the focus is going to be and I zoom it in times 5 so I can see the exact focus point. I focus on the prong closest to me and the diamond, this way I get the entire diamond in focus.  I usually take a deep breath in then exhale and push the shutter, this helps lessen the movement in camera.  I do a little sharpening in post on the diamond and the prongs only and sometime bring down any yellow highlights just to give the diamond a bit more clarity.

 I like to incorporate things from the wedding to tie into the ring shot, for example the wedding invitation, brides shoes, flowers or the bridesmaids dress as a subtle backdrop. This is always a great addition to the album and who wouldn’t want to see their ring larger than life? A few more tips…We always tell our brides to make sure their ring is cleaned before the wedding so it will be as sparkly as it can be. Also, I bring dental wax with me, this helps me stand up a ring if needed for a little bit of a different shot and it leaves no residue on the ring. 

Best of luck and please feel free to ask any questions!

XO~Amalie

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