Payton + Nelson's Cocoa Beach Couple's Session with Vintage Orlando Vibes

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I recently visited my grandmother (aka my Mimi) in Cocoa Beach, Florida. I planned to shoot in Florida, but I needed a couple in love. My friend Payton lived in Orlando, so I called her to see if she wanted to catch up and adventure through my uncle’s land and Cocoa Beach.

I have had the pleasure of growing up with Payton. I’ve considered her a friend since we got caught passing notes in Mrs’ Taylor’s sixth grade class. Payton moved to Orlando a couple years back to work at Universal Studios as a character actress. It was there she met Nelson. They have been madly in love ever since. These two are so fun together.

Allie + Langleigh

Allie and Langleigh have been head over heels since they met, and they've spent so much of their time falling in love at the skate park. Langleigh taught Allie how to skate. I had the idea to shoot an engagement session at a skate park, and I knew Allie and Langleigh were the perfect couple. I click with these two and their story so well, so I knew I had to shoot with them at the place they fell in love. They aren't engaged, but they eagerly volunteered to pretend to be when I threw the idea at them. I wanted to do something fun and out-of-the-ordinary that really inspired and challenged me. We were #blessed with a windy, moody day and some killer getup (because Langleigh and Allie are literally the best dressed people I know).

Sara + Jonathan


Sara + Jonathan

engagement session // 3.28.2018

Sara and Jonathan were such a good time! They have known each other for 8 years. The two ended up going to Bonaroo, where they became best friends. After two years of being best friends, they became a couple. The rest is history.

Music and concerts are a huge part of their love. Jonathan introduced Sara to one of their favorite artists, Jason Isbell. January 18th, the two attended Jason Isbell's concert at the Alabama Theatre. It was there that Jonathon dropped to one knee to propose. Sara said yes, then they were congratulated by Jason, and he even gave them the setlist! 

On the day of their shoot, we carpooled to Troy, AL to this beautiful, secluded house on a hill. There we stumbled upon the most beautiful red dirt pit. I know that sounds crazy. The home-owners were renovating their backyard though, and it couldn't have come at a better time. The dirt photographed just like the desert. We got to pretend to be in Arizona for an hour, then we ventured down by a creek on the property. I love the skinny, South Alabama trees and the Southern vibes. I can't wait for these two lovebirds to tie the knot!