Amongst all the amazing weddings I’ve had the opportunity to photograph this past Fall 2009, I really enjoyed being a part of Valerie and Justin’s. These two people are not unfamiliar with being in front of the camera as they met while pursuing their acting careers here in Orlando. They were referred to me by one of my previous brides, the wonderful Kelly and Rob, which I’m SO happy that they did. Thanks guys! Working with Valerie and Justin is pretty easy considering that they’re um…GORGEOUS!! And not to mention, incredibly nice and down-to-earth. While working on their engagement session, I really saw how “perfect” they really were for each other. We had the chance to hang out and dish about the wedding and all the fun and exciting things happening in their lives. Moving onto wedding day, Heather Ahrens, Amy (my fabulous Sister), and I arrived at The Lake Marty Events Center to begin documenting what was sure to be the most amazing day for Val and Justin. And sure enough, it was and so much more. Every little detail was accounted for from the fantastic direction and planning by Blush by Brandee Gaar, to the breathtaking floral provided by Greenery Productions. The color pallet was precise and nicely incorporated throughout the day. The element that stood out to me with their wedding is how much they put each other on a pedestal. From the thoughtful gifts they gave each other to the emotional last dance with just them in the room, you could easily see the amount of unconditional devotion they had between them. It had me saying in my mind, “see, that’s what it’s all about”. Pure respect, admiration, and undeniable devotion. It’s cool to witness this between two people. I feel like I’m getting a VIP pass to see the most intimate, important moments in people’s lives. Thank you Valerie and Justin for inviting me in to be a part of your wedding. It was beautiful and I know you two will have an amazing life together. xo – Abby A special thanks to the following vendors who made their day perfect: Blush by Brandee Gaar, Greenery Productions, Lake Mary Events Center, Junction 88 Productions, 404 Films, Heather Ahrens Photography, Cut the Cake, Levan’s Catering, and Charles Dawes.