McKee Garden Engagement Session:
Vero Beach Wedding Photographer
Where do I begin to describe the profound impact this engagement session had on me? I guess I will start at the beginning. I met Jen my freshman year of college at the University of Tampa. I was immediately drawn to her kindness, compassion and the magic that was in her laughter. Her friendship was such a blessing for we would spend hours talking about our dreams and supporting each other navigating our college years. There were endless movie nights, trips to Key West and weekends at the beach. But my friendship with Jen was so much more than typical college relationship. She became a light during my darkest times. Her belief in me and ability to support me during some challenging times was truly appreciated. I cannot explain how grateful I am for her friendship and loyalty.
I was so very excited to first meet Kevin. I had heard amazing things about this man that had stolen my friend’s heart. Skeptically I couldn’t believe someone was good enough for such an amazing person. But all my doubt was shattered when I met Kevin during a University of Tampa unofficial reunion. I was first struck by the way he looked at Jen. His eyes filled with affection and never left her. Next I noticed how he touched her with such gentleness and tenderness. He tended to her needs, easily made conversation with her college friends and befriended me in the process. It became quite apparent to me that Jen and Kevin were met to be together. Match.com provided the opportunity for two amazing individuals in the small town of Sabastian Florida to meet.
I was ecstatic when Kevin proposed to Jen. He had her engagement ring specially made for her, timeless and elegant. I couldn’t wait to gift this special couple with an engagement photography session. For me it was a way to thank Jen for her years of support, her unwavering loyalty and the countless gifts she has given so freely to me by her friendship.
On the day of their photography session, driving across the State of Florida from Tampa to Vero Beach was an emotional drive for I kept thinking about Jen and Kevin’s love. She would describe their relationship as lazy Friday nights on their back porch, walks with their dogs and weekend get-a-ways to Key West. I would describe it as two souls that were meant to be as one.
The engagement session was a true delight. Kevin and Jen’s laughter filled McKee Gardens. The beautiful waterfalls, amazing flowers and gorgeous footbridges were the perfect backdrop for this magnetic couple. We incorporated Jen’s Key West inspired wedding theme into this session, highlighting the conch shell. Their joy, their passion and excitement to start their life together came through the photographs. I feel truly honored to capture their love with such authenticity and honesty. We planned a second location on the Jungle Trail where their two adorable dogs joined us.
Because of Jen's amazing friendship it truly was a blessing to be able to capture her so happy and in love with Kevin. I will always remember this session as being special. I was able to give something to a friend that had so graciously given to me throughout the years.
I truly cannot wait to share Jen and Kevin’s beautiful wedding photography collection from their wedding in January when their love was celebrated at the Disney Resort in Vero Beach.
Jen and Kevin's engagement session has been published in Swan So Sweet.