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There comes a time, just after summer, when the days are rapidly getting shorter and the temperature hasn’t quite cooled yet, that being a kid turns magical.  It is in this time, when school is in full swing and the weekends never seem long enough, that childhood happens.  Children don’t know that childhood is happening, they are just playing tag, splashing in the pool, and hoping that Friday gets here soon.  But the parents, we know childhood is molding our children into what they will become.  We know that the skinned knees and the skinned hearts and the playgrounds that these happen in, are life’s first training grounds.  We know that the power of friendship is forged in these early days and that any amount of grieving that you may face in this often hard life can be made a bit easier with someone you love by your side.  I see my kids making these memories and it brings me right back to the days when the most important thing was to not miss out on the vital games that my friends might be playing without me.

My kids, along with my nephew Ben, decided the recipe for the day would be only a hose, some soap, a bucket, and some apples.  It took some time to finally get the apples, but once the trick was figured out, it was game on.  I love watching my kids turn an ordinary day into something way more than ordinary.  I want to tell them that what they are doing is not just playing, it’s not just some silly game, it’s so much bigger than that, its childhood.  But I can’t tell them that, all I can do is watch and laugh and hopefully capture some of this childhood on camera.  Because every childhood is magical, no matter what experiences have made it that way.  Here’s to childhood, may it be all that it’s ever supposed to be.

Enjoy~ JeffKids bobbing for apples bobbing for applesBobbing for appleskids playing in sprinklerbobbing for appleskids in sprinklerKids playing in water
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Chip & Lindsey’s Mad Men inspired engagement session

Lindsey and Chip had the idea of doing a Mad Men themed shoot, and they went all out from the awesome wardrobe to the perfect hair and makeup!  This shoot was something that required us to step out of our comfort zone, just a bit.  We are natural light photographers, we love the look and the romance that natural light brings to a photograph, but on Wednesday we had a bit of rain so we busted out the flash and I think it turned out pretty darn good !  I am simply swooning over these images, Chip and Lindsey are so sweet and so in love and it shows. So enjoy being brought back to a much simpler time… Thank you Chip & Lindsey for a fun filled afternoon.

XOXO~ Amalie & Jeff
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Check out Chip & Lindsey’s engagement session here

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Amanda and Kevin are so stinkin sweet, seriously true southern sweets!  Amanda and Kevin met on a cruise going to the Bahamas. Amanda saw him dancing with a 90 year old woman and approached him to find out if he was dancing with his grandma. Kevin said no, he had just met that lady in the elevator and she was looking for someone to dance with her, so he offered. At that moment she knew he was the one! They talked all night and Kevin told her he was actually seeing someone back home.  They left the boat without exchanging phone numbers, or email addresses. Amanda was crushed, she never thought we would see each other again. About a week later she received a friend request from him on Facebook. He had searched through all the Amanda Hamilton’s and was only able to find her because she had told him about going to Chicago for a Cubs game, and there she stood in a picture at Wrigley Park. He said that he had called it off with the person he was dating, because he couldn’t stop thinking about Amanda . No doubt in my mind, it was meant to be!

I am wishing you many years of happiness, love you guys! XOXO~Amalie

Brides shoes

I die….. these shoes are amazing! Wedding dress hangingwedding dressYes, I know another shoe shot…. I just can’t get enough.

Amanda put a six pence in her shoe, which is said to bring good luck  and safety for the couple on their wedding day.Wedding shoes with six penceGroom sitting on a chairWestin hotel gromsmenGroom sitting at hotelI absolutely  L-O-V-E the first look! I get so excited whenever any of my couples decide to do this, not only is it a great chance for them to spend a few minutes together before all of the guests arrive, but it always helps calm the nerves. Amanda and Kevin had the sweetest first look, I love these shots of them, they both look so in love.Wedding first look  | Lake Mary Events CenterBride and grooms first look | Lake mary events centerBride and grooms first look | Lake mary events centerBride and grooms first look | Lake mary events centerBride and grooms first look | Lake mary events centerBride and grooms first look | Lake mary events centerBride and groom kissing | Lake Mary Events CenterBride and groom kissing | wedding Lake Mary Events CenterAmanda’s dress is gorgeous, and the cap sleeve was stunning!Bridal portraits Lake Mary events centerLake Mary Events Center | Bridal portraitsLake Mary Events Center Bridal portraits  Bridal Party  standing arm and armBridal party at Lake mary Bride looking a  camera with bridesmaids Wedding, Bride walking down the aisle with her dadBride and groom at alterBride standing at alterBride and dad hand in handWide angle of bride and groom at alterAmanda had tons of milk glass, lace, pearls and other vintage details on all of the tables. My favorite of all the details was the vintage wedding photographs framed on the tables.Table setting with candle and pink decorWedding  reception table settingWedding  reception table settingThe first dance First dancewedding photographer sparklers with bride and groomWedding Planner: Jo Byrd – Number One Wedding Planner

Cake : Pandaisia Cakes

DJ : Orlando’s Got Talent

Flowers: Jonathan’s Flowers 

Hair and MUA : LeJune

Wedding Dress: Minerva’s Bridal / Designer Maggie Sotero

Bride’s shoes: Badgley Mischka

Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo

Harpist : Jan Jennings

Officiant: Rev. Glynn Ferguson

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  • October 3, 2012 - 10:56 am

    Cerinda - Fantastic pictures! One of the best days of my life as a Mom! You captured it perfectly. The memories of a lifetime. Bless you!ReplyCancel

    • October 3, 2012 - 11:49 am

      amalie orrange photography - Thanks so much Cerinda! It was a huge honor to be a part of Amanda and Kevin’s wedding, they are the sweetest couple. I am so happy you like all of the pictures:)ReplyCancel

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Jeff and I had such a great time photographing Stephen and Sydney’s engagement. We met at Urban Wetlands in Orlando, I had never been there before and I always love shooting at new places, and oh my this park did not disappoint!  There were great big cypress trees, a few bridges and a giant owl there to welcome us. Stephen and Sydney did such a great job and were naturals in front of the camera. We cannot wait to photograph there upcoming wedding at Ceviche in November!!

XOXO~Amalie

See Sydney & Stephen’s personalized photo site here man and woman standing in a wetlandOrlando wedding engagement  photographer | girl and guy standing in a parkman and woman sitting on bridge engagementMAn and woman sitting on a bridge in orlando Sydney looks gorgeous, love her freckles!man kissing woman on shoulderman and woman on bridgewoman leaning on mans shoulder woman leaning on mans shoulderman and woman running down a hillman and woman running down a hilldouble shot of man and woman kissingJeff did these two shots on the bridge, ummmm amazingness!!

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