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Logan and Kayla’s love story is what dreams are made of. Their trust in God to do good things in their lives is inspiring. And their wedding day was incredible.
Logan and Kayla’s friendship bloomed after she started working at WCCA. They saw special things in each other, and after a while, sparks started flying! Due to their position as influencers at the school, they were very intentional with their relationship. They waited, they prayed, they had complete trust in God to design their path. But all along, the chemistry couldn’t be denied!
Instead of me explaining, here’s what Kayla had to say about how it started for her. “So the Obsession began. I can remember every time I saw my sisters, mom, and close friends this is what they would hear………Oh my Gosh he is SO CUTE! He loves Jesus, his family, and kids. What is not to love about him. He is a true example of what a Godly relationship looks like in a child of God. Oh my gosh do you think he likes me? Do you think I should wear this to school? I can not believe he smiled at me today…… I think one day he will tell me if he likes me. Oh my goodness what if I am being so obsessive and he is not even interested. What am I going to do?”
Isn’t she the most adorable person ever!?!
And yes, Logan was so very into Kayla! He proposed to her on July 26th, without any of their usual fanfare. While he had planned a more extravagant proposal, he simply couldn’t wait. They were at his home, just cleaned up from they day, and enjoying a regular night; and Logan said, “in the middle of “our” future home. I told her what God revealed to me and how I felt about her and our future life together and asked her to marry me.”
Before their engagement session, Logan and Kayla told me that the thing they were most excited about on their wedding day, was having everyone that had poured into their lives, be together to celebrate what God has created. And boy did they! The Williston Church of God was standing room only! They are so loved and appreciated.
All Kayla kept saying in the bridal suite, was that she was ready to see him. So when they had their first look, I knew it wasn’t really going to be about looks. They just needed to hold on to each other, and talk about it all! And of course Logan was absolutely blown away by Kayla. She was positively radiant.
The day went so smoothly. Everything happened on time and in perfect order. The weather could not have been better. And the many hands helping made it an easy and joyful day.
After the ceremony we headed over to the Etheridge Produce packing shed, and let me tell you… That place hasn’t ever seen a party like that! The decor was gorgeous, and surely felt like it was a little magical place that night. I don’t know how many people were on that dance floor, but it was a sea of movers and shakers! The DJ did an amazing job of entertaining everyone, and keeping the momentum going.
Kayla and Logan wanted a party. While they wanted to do the traditional events of the reception, they really weren’t too focused on the details. They just wanted to dance! So they did!
All in all, it was a truly wonderful day. I’m honored to be able to share their story and witness such awe inspiring faith and love.
Kayla and Logan, you are a blessing to so many, and your joy is contagious! Ya’ll will have so so many more adventures, and I am beyond grateful that I got to be a part of this one. I love ya’ll so much, and cheers to many decades of love and happiness.
Coordinator | GOLDEN CUPCAKE EVENTS
Florist | HEIDI, HERITAGE FLOWERS
Ceremony Location | WILLISTON CHURCH OF GOD
Reception Location | ETHERIDGE PRODUCE
Makeup | SHELBY BROOKS
DJ | JRA ENTERTAINMENT
Bridesmaid Dresses | AMAZON
Groomsmen Attire | CARLEY, ALLURE BRIDAL
P.J.’S | AMAZON, embroidery | SOUTHERN ROOTS HAT COMPANY
Cake | KT’s Cakes
Rentals | PARTY TIME RENTALS
Williston Church of God, Williston Florida
The Pickin’ Patch in Dunnellon Florida
When you have a backyard like this, why would you ever leave? This sweet family session at their home was just perfect.
The Cramer family home served as a beautiful backdrop for their family session. We had great weather, a beautiful golden sunset, and lots of smiles.
When you have a backyard like this, why would you ever leave? This sweet family session at their home was just perfect. The Cramer family home served as a beautiful backdrop for their family session. We had great weather, a beautiful golden sunset, and lots of smiles.
St. Augustine & Washington Oaks
Here’s a perfect example of why I offer Petite Sessions all year long. A half hour is perfect for quickly getting in a milestone session.
And ain’t nothing cuter than this sweet girl! K is a toddler on the move, and her momma and me were having a hard time keeping up with those cute little legs.
Bree and K were down visiting their family farm, and called me for a quick session. You see, K’s daddy is very far away in Washington serving in the military, and Bree wanted to do something special for him. I love it that Bree was super relaxed about it all. She simply wanted some pro images of K, with no fanfare…. easy peasy!
We had the session at Bree’s parents’ house, and just let K explore and run as much as she wanted! I just chased her with the camera, and played peek a boo every now and again.
This session was actually a reschedule from the night before. We were rained out of an evening session, and worked with our schedules to fit this one in on the next morning. The bright midday light was just what all of us needed, and the look fit’s K’s personality just right.
Bree, congrats on the other thing (wink, wink) too! I can’t wait to see ya’ll again!
Give K some sugar for me. 🙂
A petite session is available all year long, in Morriston, Monday-Thursdays. Schedule your easy petite session today!
Here’s a perfect example of why I offer Petite Sessions all year long. A half hour is perfect for quickly getting in a milestone session. And ain’t nothing cuter than this sweet girl! K is a toddler on the move, and her momma and me were having a hard time keeping up with those cute […]
We were blessed with a great evening for this rustic summer teen session. I love Summer nights! Yea, it’s hot and humid here in Florida, but we can stay out late and get the most out of our beautiful skies.
One of the things I love the most about photographing high schoolers, is their willingness to try anything, and entertain seemingly crazy ideas! Tori is no exception! She was running through mud, jumping fields, and dabbing the sweat in between.
You see, creating a timeline for any session is a little bit of an art. I have to calculate location & outfit changes, sunset, golden hour, blue hour, etc. Then I have to assess the client, and create the timeline based on their individual goals, stamina, and needs. So I know I can push a teen a bit longer. They are typically very invested in working hard to get a great picture. So we actually did Tori’s session starting at golden hour and ending at dark.
It was phenomenal.
It helped that we’d had a hard rain just prior to her session, and that always perks everything up. That’s also why, here in Florida, I don’t reschedule sessions for rain until the very last minute. Quite often, our most beautiful evenings happen after a rainstorm!
I really admired how Tori was willing to work for some of these pictures, and I really, really enjoyed working with her! I absolutely loved this rustic teen summer session, and the results speak for themselves!!
And if you like the idea of a farm session, please go check out the Farm section of the blog.
We were blessed with a great evening for this rustic summer teen session. I love Summer nights! Yea, it’s hot and humid here in Florida, but we can stay out late and get the most out of our beautiful skies. One of the things I love the most about photographing high schoolers, is their […]
Wild and free. Just like a great family session should be. These kids are so full of life, they made me feel young again.
We laughed and played, and enjoyed watching the kids explore. We got those safe, smile-at-the-camera shots out of the way, and then we let them be free. They harvested all the blackberries I think. That was a lot of fun watching them hunt! Then they found a snakeskin, which scared me, but they LOVED. And that sweet little angel girl liked chasing me with it!!
And to think I was a little extra nervous going into this session because Megan is such an accomplished photographer! (Check out her work over at The Halcyon Days Photography.) I had nothing to fear with this bunch.
My pasture has the most beautiful golden light at certain times of the year, and I always try to hold sessions here whenever I can. Especially if my client requests golden backlight, like Megan did.
As you will see, we had wonderful weather. Just enough clouds to filter the sun, and give us a gorgeous sky. We had already had a lot of rain, so everything was clean and green. Not to say that we weren’t dodging cow patties, here and there!
We had an absolute blast during their session! Everything seemed to work out perfectly.
Morriston Florida Farm
Kirkland and Austin’s Engagement Session at Coon Hollo in Micanopy was one I’ll never forget.
Their story started before I met them, but I had the absolute privilege of being there to document Austin’s SURPRISE proposal! With the help of his friends, we planned a “portrait session” for them both. Austin sold it to Kirkland as a dating anniversary present.
We thought this was a better idea than me hiding in the bushes trying to spy on them!
And obviously she said YES!
Kirkland and Austin are such kind people. They are full of smiles and have a go-with-the-flow attitude. In other words, they are a dream to work with, and their engagement session was really fun!
I’m always a little nervous when heading to a sunflower field that I haven’t seen. Are they going to be all picked? Did we have a drought/flood that killed them? Are they going to be droopy? Worst fears right?!
As you can see we experienced a gorgeous field! Actually there were so many stunning views, I was getting a little too excited! We also had a vibrant sky, great weather, and along with Kirkland’s style and grace, it all pulled together perfectly. I mean how great are those colors together. I also love it that Austin is himself here. He’s not all dolled up in something that isn’t him, and makes him uncomfortable. (take note ladies, he was a super happy guy!)
We decided to start the session on the deck, because it gave us a totally different look than the field. Then, we moved to the sunflowers, and chased some beautiful light!
I’m really looking forward to the coming months and planning what is sure to be a glorious and well attended wedding!
Photographer: Angela Norton Photography
Venue: Coon Hollo, Micanopy Florida
Makeup Artist: Tarra Hunter
Kirkland and Austin’s Engagement Session at Coon Hollo in Micanopy was one I’ll never forget. Their story started before I met them, but I had the absolute privilege of being there to document Austin’s SURPRISE proposal! With the help of his friends, we planned a “portrait session” for them both. Austin sold it to Kirkland […]