Hello & welcome to the blog! I'm Angela Norton, and I'm a family, senior, & wedding photographer based in North Central Florida. I'd love for you to relax a while here, and enjoy reading the ANP stories. You'll also find resources for your next session or wedding!
Ya’ll! This was the sweetest, simplest, love filled, and fun wedding! Dave and Maggie were married on their family property in Williston, and as everyone around here knows that the Whitehurst Lodge is a lovely, picturesque homesite, and a wonderful place to get married.
Dave and Maggie found each other after both were just looking for the right match. Their first date was a romantic boat ride in Crystal River, and the romance hasn’t slowed down! After they learned they have the same interests and hobbies (and even favorited the same candy!), they knew there was going to be more to their story.
They both love to hunt and fish, and love spending time at the river. Maggie said that Dave simply makes her feel loved… oh and she’s smitten over his pretty blue eyes! Dave loves Maggie for her contagious laugh and her loyalty to him. They are truly a great team, at work and and home, and everyone I spoke to said how unbelievably happy they are for them! I haven’t known them long, but I feel like they are the type of people you can not only depend on, but also have a great time with!
Dave proposed to Maggie in July, and in a short time they put together a beautiful wedding day! They wanted a really relaxed day with a sprinkling of tradition, and touches of Christmas.
They also wanted to celebrate, and with the help of Justin Lee Partin band, the place was rockin! And oh the food! I wish I could share with you the wonderful smells of all the delicious dishes! Sisters Place knows how to put out a mouth watering spread!
Dave and Maggie, I really enjoyed meeting you and your sweet, kind family. It was truly an honor to be a part of your day and get to celebrate this new chapter in your lives. I am sure you know it, but ya’ll are a super sweet team, and I wish you every happiness that you deserve!
venue | WHITEHURST LODGE
flowers | SAMS
decor | FAMILY
catering | SISTERS PLACE
appetizer table & smores bar | LEXIE
music | JUSTIN LEE PARTIN
makeup | KARA WINSLOW
cake | MERIDETH & LYNETTE
hair | TONYA COWART
Whitehurst Lodge, Williston Florida
The Pickin’ Patch in Dunnellon Florida
Zach’s mom has been planning this session for over a year! And when she asked me if I’d be up for a Senior Session on Lake Hernando, of course, I was all in.As you can see, we had a beautiful Fall Florida evening weather, and we were blessed with epic skies.
Senior Session on Lake Hernando
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.
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
I am thrilled to share this wedding with you, because it was magical. Sierra and Ozie’s wedding was a beautiful spring day in Alachua at The Barn at Rembert Farms. The sun was shining and we had a lovely breeze. We’d done a family session and their engagement session prior, which made me even more excited to be a part of this wedding.
When I arrived, I went straight to the bridesmaids cabin to see Sierra. While she was getting her finishing touches, I captured the detail shots. Among other things, Sierra was using her grandma’s handkerchief as her something old and borrowed, which was so heartwarming. Added to that was her stunning dress and super hot boots, and it was just lovely.
While the ladies were getting dressed I ran and worked with the guys. They were a ball of thunder, and were a dream to photograph. I just loved the wardrobe choices for them, comfortable in their boots and jeans, with vests and jackets added to bring it up a notch.
When we knocked their pictures out, I jogged back over to Sierra, and we did dad’s first look. I ain’t gonna lie… I teared up! It was so stinkin’ sweet.
Then we had Sierra and Ozie’s first look. Yep, a tear jerker too. At first I think Ozie was scared to touch her. She was a statuesque beauty in that dress! It was surely made just for her. Eventually he got over his shock and started loving on her.
Next thing you know we are at the ceremony, and it was a full house. The ceremony went off without a hitch and Mr. and Mrs. Parrish were introduced! I can’t say enough about how these two are with each other. Throughout their vows, you could just tell they were one.
Since they had done a first look, we just had a handful of pictures to take care of, and we were off to the reception. The hall is a really cool place, and just makes for a wonderfully rustic atmosphere. They got all the formalities of dancing (tears), cake cutting (laughter), and garter/bouquet tosses (roaring laughter) all taken care of and they danced the night away.
We did sneak out for some sunset pictures, and like every other part of the day, it was perfect. I didn’t know it was even possible for Sierra to look any more stunning, but she did!
It was a joy to be a part of their family and friends who obviously cared so much about Sierra & Ozie.
Honestly, this one was one to remember because it was so absolutely beautiful in every way.
Sierra & Ozie, it was truly an honor and privilege to be a part of your day, and document it for you. I smile every darn time I look at these pictures. I look forward to seeing you head into this next chapter arm in arm, and hope that our paths cross again soon.
Ceremony and Reception: The Barn at Rembert Farms, Alachua Florida
Photographer: Angela Norton Photography
I am thrilled to share this wedding with you, because it was magical. Sierra and Ozie’s wedding was a beautiful spring day in Alachua at The Barn at Rembert Farms. The sun was shining and we had a lovely breeze. We’d done a family session and their engagement session prior, which made me even more […]
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 […]