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“Celebrating Love and Life” – The Wedding Story of Sasha and Joe – January 18th – Orlando

A few months ago, I was presented with an opportunity to donate my photography services to Wish Upon A Wedding, a non-profit organization granting weddings to couples with terminal illnesses.  When I heard about Sasha and Joe’s story and how Sasha is suffering from terminal breast cancer, I couldn’t say no. Sasha and Joe have been together for 8 years and share 5 beautiful children together. Their one wish was to get married and have a wedding to celebrate with all of their family and friends witnessing it. I am happy to say that their wish was granted and it couldn’t of been more of a special day. I am truly honored to have had the pleasure of documenting such a joyous, heartfelt occasion for this deserving couple. Below are my selected favorites throughout their day. Sasha and Joe, I am so happy we have met you both. You’re truly a beautiful couple inside and out. I feel blessed to have had the honor to photograph your love.

xoxo – Abby

A special thank you to all of the vendors who donated to make Sasha and Joe’s wedding a success.

Venue:  The Rosen Plaza

Invitations:  The 2U Collection

Videography:  Treasured Moment Video

Floral:  Unforgettable Events

Ceremony Music:  Christine MacPhail

Cocktail Hour Music:  The Edge Effect

Officiant:  A Beautiful Ceremony

Linens:  Over the Top and Kirby Rentals

Chairs & Centerpieces:  A Chair Affair

Cake:  Party Flavors

Hair / Makeup:  Marigold Scott

Lighting:  Soundwave Entertainment

Entertainment:  Carrara Nour

Planner:  Terry Smedley & Brittany Ellis

Favors:  RW Chocolates


We started the day with a few lovely details.

Sasha getting her youngest Daughter dressed.

Such a sweet portrait.

Her dress and veil…

And the flower girl’s gown…too precious.

Veil and shoes.

Joe holding the rings…

And then his finishing touches.

Love these portraits of Joe…

Especially this one.

The laughter and excitement was all throughout. Sasha was in the best of spirits.

And always laughing.

Sharing a moment together.

The Mother of the Bride helping Sasha with her jewelry.

Quite a touching moment between Mother and Daughter.

Joe and his best man.

All ready to walk down the aisle.

A lovely portrait of Sasha

The bride and her little ones.

and her lovely bridesmaids.

The beautiful programs donated by The 2U Collection.

My favorite portrait of Sasha.

I love how they incorporated their children in the ceremony.


And onto my time with them…portraits.

Some of my favorites

Love this sequence.

Reception details!

The hot pink uplighting really saturated the room.

Cake cutting!

Onto the night club for some dancing.

Their first dance, so touching…

And Sasha dancing with her Dad.

Joe couldn’t hold back his tears, the moment was so moving…

For everyone.

Mother and Son dancing.

And some belly dancing to liven up the party.

Sasha got on the dance floor for a little belly dancing lesson…too cute.

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