Newest Award

Newest Award

We are proud to display our Newest Award this week given by WeddingWire for 2014 and here is why in their own words.

ABOUT THE COUPLES’ CHOICE AWARDS™

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ recognizes the top 5 percent of local Wedding Professionals from the WeddingWire Network throughout the United States and Canada that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ are awarded solely based on the reviews from over 200,000 newlyweds. Awards are determined by a combination of excellence in four factors: overall rating (quality), total number of reviews (quantity), review performance from 2013 (recency), and consistency of reviews from year to year (consistency).

Thank you very much to all of our clients for putting us in the top 5 per cent.

Newest award this week

Free Engagement Portrait Session

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Free Engagement Portrait Session

Schedule your Free Engagement Portrait Session at our studio simply by calling to schedule a time. Limited time offer. We are confident that you will love the time we spend together creating beautiful memories. Call today for times available and additional details. 407-672-1121.

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Altamonte Chapel weddings

Altamonte Chapel weddings

We have been doing weddings here since 1995 and we always enjoy Altamonte Chapel weddings as the chapel is quaint in style and very convenient to our studio location. Here are some images from several weddings we have had the pleasure of preserving in time through digital capture. This is a historic building and has all the charm you may be looking for. After the ceremony don’t forget to ring the bell tower. Located on State Road 436. You can find us on Facebook here for more gallery photos.

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The outside area of this chapel is perfect for photos that have a vintage look about them.

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Photoshop Fix

Photoshop Fix

Here is a perfect example of a Photoshop Fix on a recent wedding that took place 5 minutes before sunset in Cocoa Beach, Florida with available light only which has a tendency to pick up a lot of blue hues. The “before and after” photos shown below give you an idea of what can be done with Photoshop in the hands of an experienced professional photographer. Notice how the glitter sparkles were removed from the brides face as well as bikini sun tan lines and an overall color correction and level/contrast adjustment.

Today’s photographer has so much more control over the final image compared to the studios in the past that had to rely on the lab technician doing this for you. Of course, communicating what you wanted back then was equally a challenge. So many clients today have the mindset that having the high res digital files is the end goal so that they can post them to social media sites in record speed vs having an enlargement that will pass the test of time as an heirloom print. Telling people what is possible and getting them to understand what is possible are two completely different scenarios. If you are wanting to TRUST your photographer with your images using their years of expertise, simply communicate what you want and you just may be very surprised at what treasure you discover is yours.

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Copyright Gary Davids 2013

Winter Park Community Building

Winter Park Community Building

Here is an album design featuring the wedding photos we took of Javier and Heilee at the Winter Park Community Building. Their ceremony took place at this venue as well as the reception that followed. The album design is custom and is reflected in the custom color of the stroke lines that border the photos and they match the colors of the days decor. These colors were pulled directly from the eye dropper tool in Photoshop. We hope you enjoy viewing these images.

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Placing the wedding ring on his finger. This is one of my favorite moments to capture in a photo.

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Beach wedding photos

Beach Wedding Photos

Beach Wedding Photos in Florida are beautiful. The drive to either coast from Orlando is quite easy. We are only 45 minutes from the east coast and 2 hours to the west coast. Both beaches are different in appearance as odd as that may sound.  The top photo was taken at Cocoa Beach and the gallery images were taken inland at Discovery Cove.

Beach Wedding PhotosThe next time you plan to visit Florida be sure to take time to visit any of our beautiful beaches. If time really is on your side, you will never forget the blue  waters along the Florida Keys. The Atlantic Ocean and The Gulf of Mexico meet right here.

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Orlando Wedding Magazine

Orlando Wedding Magazine

Orlando Wedding Magazine

We are honored to be selected by Orlando Wedding Magazine to be featured in their most recent issue. We hope you enjoy looking at these images taken at Paradise Cove. We always capture the details of the day in addition to the traditional family formal photos. Getting fun pics of the bridal party is always refreshing and we welcome your input for your own ideas.

This beach like venue is located in the heart of Lake Buena Vista and is miles from the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico but still has all of the appeal of a beach themed wedding.

Mission Inn Weddings

 

Mission Inn WeddingsOrlando wedding photographers at The Mission Inn in Florida

 

Mission Inn Weddings are a bit of a drive from Longwood, Florida but a wedding ceremony and reception at the Mission Inn in Howie in the Hills is always beautiful. The day started at the church in Winter Garden so there are a few pictures from there too. The photos from this reception were at the Valentines Day time hence the dominant red theme.

Orlando wedding photographers at The Mission Inn in Florida

Orlando wedding photographers at The Mission Inn in Florida

Orlando wedding photographers at The Mission Inn in Florida

Orlando wedding photographers at The Mission Inn in Florida

Orlando wedding photographers at The Mission Inn in Florida

Orlando wedding photographers at The Mission Inn in Florida

Orlando wedding photographers at The Mission Inn in Florida

Orlando wedding photographers at The Mission Inn in Florida

Orlando wedding photographers at The Mission Inn in Florida

We have used the B&W with spot color added to this gallery of photographs to show how effective it can be. Most common is to colorize the floral bouquets but colorizing just the bride and groom in a room scene is stunning. The night ended with the bride and groom doing their sparkler exit. TIP: Look for the wedding sparklers as they are much longer than the typical July 4th sparklers and you will be glad you did when trying to organize a large group lighting them at the same time and still have the first lighters with something to show. We hope you enjoy viewing some of our favorite pictures and wedding venues.

Buena Vista Palace wedding

Buena Vista Palace wedding

Buena Vista Palace wedding

This is a recent Buena Vista Palace wedding and here is how your album page layouts can look when the custom creative design is left solely to Marti. You can also see the fun that this bridal party is having during their fun shots on the playground at the Buena Vista Palace hotel in Orlando, Florida.

Weddings are a lot of work for any vendor but when you get to see the reward in the photos you get at venues like this, it all seems so easy looking back. Thanks to the wonderful bride and groom.