Today, I had a guided tour of the brand new Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World. The resort is absolutely stunning and is a perfect addition to Orlando’s luxury locations to host a wedding.
Four Seasons Resort Orlando Wedding Photographer

The Four Seasons Resort Orlando had their grand opening last week and the grand ballrooms will be opening very soon. I was able to visit some of the spaces that will be used for weddings and they are gorgeous.

One of the things that stood out to me about the resort was that there was diversity, while still being cohesive. The chandeliers that are throughout the resort and in the ballrooms are amazing. The grand staircase in the lobby is the perfect location for bridal portraits.

They made a very smart decision with the 7000 sq. ft. King Meadow Lawn (The ideal space for an outdoor wedding) — Instead of having a permanent structure in place on the lawn for ceremonies, the area is open. This allows couples to have flexibility in planning their wedding — Do we want a gardens backdrop or perhaps the lake? The resort itself may also be an option for the backdrop.

Another smart thing that I appreciate as a photographer — all of the natural light that comes in to the ballrooms through the giant windows. Many of the rooms are also closed off by beautiful curtains that can be raised for the room reveal.

The biggest ballroom is the Grand Ballroom, located on the Lobby Level, which can hold about 700 guests. However, the room can be split in to three. If the room is split, so is the lobby area for the ballroom. This allows multiple functions to occur at the same time, completely separate from each another.

The Palm Ballroom, located on the Palm Level will most likely be the most popular location for weddings. Guests can walk in from the King Meadow or Lady Palm Lawns to this room which is perfect for about 150 guests. There is also a lobby and pre-function area which would be a great choice for cocktail hours. The room has very neutral colors (ivory and light grey) which gives a lot of flexibility.

Orlando is one of the top destinations for intimate weddings and there are plenty of locations throughout the Four Seasons Resort Orlando for an intimate wedding. The intimate wedding spaces were laid out in a way where you and your guests are removed from anything else going on at the resort.

I’m looking forward to all of the function rooms to open and to start photographing weddings here. The resort is a beautiful facility that I’m sure you will fall in love with as well.

For more information on Four Seasons Resort Orlando, please visit

Shayna and Joey had their wedding in Melbourne Beach at the Crowne Plaza. The ceremony was on the Ocean Deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the reception was indoors in the Grand Ballroom Barbados Room.

They picked a gorgeous spring day for their wedding. Shayna was beaming as her mother walked her down the aisle – both looked beautiful. After the ceremony, Shayna and Joey took some time for portraits overlooking the beach and ocean.

Shayna carried white roses and plum-purple flowers that matched the dresses of her seven bridesmaids. The reception ballroom was also transformed with purple lighting. The DJ, Sophisticated Gents, had no problem keeping the party going as the guests danced well in to the night.

Congratulations Shayna and Joey and thank you for choosing us to photograph your amazing wedding!

The Crowne Plaza of Melbourne Beach – Oceanfront

The Crowne Plaza in Melbourne Beach is a fantastic place for a wedding. They recently had major renovations to their lobby and ballrooms. The easy beach access makes it one of the best locations for a wedding in Melbourne.

Wedding Vendors

Bridal Gown: David Bridal (
Bridesmaid Dresses: David Bridal (
Hair and Makeup: Mother of the Bride
Floral: Flowers of Distinction – Lynn Winston (
Formalware: Men’s Warehouse (
Ceremony: Crowne Plaza Melbourne – Ocean Walk(
Day of Coordinator: Lauren Beaulac (
Reception/Catering: Crowne Plaza Melbourne – Grand Ballroom Barbados Room (
Entertainment: Sophisticated Gents (
First Dance: All of Me – John Legend
Cake Artist: Mathers’ Cake Shop
Photography: DSWfoto (

A very special thanks to Harmony Goodson who helped me photograph this wedding!

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I met Allison and John in Celebration Florida for an engagement photography session. I love doing engagement photography sessions in downtown Celebration, especially right before sunset.

After the session, we headed over to Starbucks to go over their wedding plans. Their wedding is a little over a month away at the beautiful Highland Manor in Apopka. I’m so excited to be their wedding photographer.

As we were leaving Starbucks, I noticed that the lights were on at the movie theater, so we raced over there for one last photo of the night.

I hope you enjoy these photos and check back soon to see their wedding photos!

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