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  • Gator Friday on a Wednesday :: Families in the Swamp

    Our newest Gator Bride Videography client, the lovely Amber, just sent us over pictures from a family session she had with Matt Whytsell Photography and I couldn’t just keep these beautiful pictures to myself. I had to share them and all their orange and blue glory. Enjoy!

    The couple: Amber and Josh. Mr. Knight and I are BEYOND excited (and honored!) to be shooting their wedding this October.

    Their daughter = the cutest little gator fan I’ve ever seen. ♥ her already.

    Nothing like a little gator love to brighten your week. Need more? Check out the rest of the images from their shoot. Happy Wednesday Gator Fans!

    Wondering where I’ve been? Mr. Knight and I have been busy building our Gator Bride Videography website. Stay tuned!

    all photos by Matt Whytsell Photography

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  • Gator Fridays :: Bryn + Seth’s Campus Engagement Session

    I’ve seen so many photos of engagement sessions taken on the University of Florida campus. It’s funny how photo sessions taken at the same location always end up so different. Each photographer and couple have a unique view of the UF Campus. This week’s Gator Friday feature is of Bryn and Seth (who, are having an ORANGE and BLUE wedding this coming May!).

    Bryn + Seth’s Story (as told by Bryn):

    We both met through mutual friends on a night out to dinner the summer of 2008. We spent that whole next weekend hanging out and have been inseparable ever since. I was going to the University of Florida that fall to finish my bachelors degree and luckily Seth lived in Gainesville. So we spent the first two years of our relationship in the heart of the Gator Nation. We both (thank goodness) are huge Gator fans! Seth proposed to me on Christmas in 2009 in my backyard by the river. He knew that I wanted to get married in my backyard (my brother and sister-in-law also got married there) and he wanted to propose in the same spot he knew we would get married. We are now living in Valdosta, GA while I am working on my graduate degree and Seth is working to finish his bachelors degree at Valdosta State University.Our wedding is going to be March 12th, 2011 and our colors are of course orange and blue with some other gator accessories here and there.

    I love Bryn’s blue wedges. Sooo cute!

    Ahhh…. Adorable. Pretty awesome that they are sitting where Gator Walk happens every game day. Some AMAZING players have walked this path to the Swamp. Such history in those there bricks!

    The happy couple snugglin’ outside the Baughman Center.

    Congratulations to this happy Gator Bride and Gator Groom!! Oh, and don’t y’all want to see the amazing (and sentimental: see story above) place they will be tying the knot?

    Gorgeous. So sweet they will be getting married at the same place the Gator Groom proposed. It just makes mah little heart flutter. :)

    If you are familiar with the UF Campus, what’s your favorite location on campus? Mine is the grass lawn outside of the Architecture building (naturally, har har). I spent many afternoons laying out on that lawn with friends, soaking up some vitamin D, drinking our Diet Dr. Peppers and eating reese’s peanut butter cups (in moderation, of course).

    All photos by Megan Altman Photography (except the last one!)

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  • Post-Wedding Bridal Portraits

    Since I jumped the gun and published my Gator Friday post early this week, we’re going to skip it today and feature some pictures of sweet Seminole Bridesmaid.

    Okay, so obviously today’s post isn’t about me. I know, y’all love it when I talk about myself (only joking). This little ditty is about Seminole Bridesmaid (SB). SB was married a few years back. She never had bridal portraits taken (nor did I), which is a big ol’ thang here in the South. Recently she had the opportunity to “play” Bride again when her friends, who run An Absolutely Fabulous Wedding, needed a model for some promotional shots. Who wouldn’t say yes to the chance to get dolled up, prance around in a wedding dress (in cold December weather!) and have your photo taken? The result was some pretty awesome photos of SB.

    To see the rest of the photos from the shoot visit photographer Tiffany Vaughn’s bliggity blog.

    Do you plan/did you take bridal portraits?

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  • Gator Fridays :: Allyn + Zenia’s Gator Engagement Shoot

    Who doesn’t love a good Gator love story? How about a couple who laid the fate of their relationship in the hands of a simple game of “rock, paper, scissors”? Intrigued yet?

    photo from Basia Mille Photography

    Here’s their story:

    Allyn and Zenia met at the University of Florida in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department’s College of Medicine. Allyn was a Graduate Research Assistant and Zenia worked in the Fiscal Office. Allyn later went on to work for University of Florda until 2009. In 2009 Allyn was offered a position with the USDA in California.

    At the time Allyn was offered the new position, he and Zenia had only been dating for a few months.  As they walked through campus, Allyn told Zenia of his new opportunity. She responded with the only way she know how: “I think we should break up.”  Allyn, on the other hand, strongly disagreed.

    With a clear and ominous impasse in front of them, they did a very “unscientific thing”;  Zenia suggested they “rock, paper, scissor” for it.  Seriously.

    Allyn agreed. So there,  as oblivious students walked to and from class, a relationship lay in the balance as two people threw open hands, balled up fist and pseudo peace signs. In the end, Allyn was victorious and Zenia moved to California with him “no strings attached. “

    Funny thing though,  it was the fact that she was willing to do that for him that started the wheels in motion for Allyn.  In the end? Marriage.  All because he chose “paper” instead of “scissors.”

    Going from breaking up, to living together, to getting married – all because Allyn chose “paper”? Wahhhh. Crazy! Okay, now on to the really good stuff… the pictures!

    If they don’t have a canvas print of this in their house, I can’t be friends with them. It is just too awesome of a picture not to be hanging big and bold on a wall. :)

    This reminds me of our little ring shot, taken oh sooo long ago. Loves it!

    I feel like the maintanence workers knew Allyn and Zenia were coming. The stadium looks freshly painted and the field is clean, painted, and crisp as if it were game day.

    Ah ha! The infamous “rock, paper, scissors” match!

    Ah, don’t you just love the UF campus in Winter? Beautiful.

    I would like to thank David of Basia Mille Photography for sharing Allyn and Zenia’s story, along with some fabulous Gator engagement photos.

    If you’re a newly engaged couple and would like to share your very Gator photo shoot (or video, like Marie + Sean did), please contact me! I loveeeee seeing anything orange and blue, and lovely! If you’re a photographer, please do the same!

    Well, that’s it for this week’s “Gator Fridays” post. I hope y’all had a fan-tabulous first week of 2011. I have lots of fun orange and blue Gator posts to share with you in the coming weeks. Stay tuned my orange and blue lovelies!

    All photos courtesy of Basia Mille Photography

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  • Gator Fridays :: DC + Vanessa

    This Gator Friday feature is an adorable Gator engagement shoot I received in my inbox from Jenny of Captured Photography. I’m dying to know where this building is. Isn’t it amazing?! click these babies to view larger… you know you want to!

    And what I love even more about DC and Vanessa’s Gator-ific engagement shoot? They’re high school sweethearts. Ya’ll know I hold a special place in my heart for high school sweethearts. Hello, Mr. Knight and I are practically middle school sweethearts. Ridiculous, I know.

    Adorable.

    Loving the “will you go out with me, check yes or no” note. Classic!

    Jenny of Captured Photography (who is also DC’s sister, must be nice having a photographer in the family), also captured the proposal.

    Aweeeeeee.

    Even DC’s Dad got in on the action wearing an “I ♥ DC” shirt after the proposal!

    Be sure to check out the rest of DC and Vanessa’s sweet engagement shoot. They are too cute. Thank you Jenny for sharing this fan-tabulous orange and blue e-shoot!!!