Kim and Josh were married at Shades of Green in Orlando on a beautiful fall day. I have always said that in Orlando, October is one of the best months to get married and with good reason. The weather made for a perfect setting for an outdoor wedding in the courtyard at Shades of Green.

Kim and her attendants were getting their hair and makeup when we arrived. From the moment we got there, we felt so welcome. The whole bridal party were awesome and they smiled for photos from the minute we got there until after the last dance.

The ceremony was held at the Garden Gazebo in the courtyard of Shades of Green. The Magnolia Ballroom hosted the reception where Diverse DJ of Orlando entertained the guests with fantastic music.

Since Kim and Josh had first met on Halloween, they decided to have their wedding on Halloween. For the rehearsal dinner, everyone came dressed in Halloween costumes.

Candy Bar


Kim came up with a great way to have a candy bar at their wedding. Since the wedding was on Halloween, they went with Halloween candy and themed the candy bar to match the day.

Shades of Green


Shades of Green is a gorgeous resort tucked away at Walt Disney World right next to The Magic Kingdom. Not many people know about the resort, as it is an official Armed Forces Recreation Center – open only to US Military members and their families. The location is still available for weddings and the two PGA courses were a great location to go for photos after the ceremony.

Wedding Vendors


Bridal Gown: Symphony from Minerva’s Bridal (www.minervasbridal.com)
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal (www.davidsbridal.com)
Hair and Makeup: Magnolia Spa at Shades of Green (www.shadesofgreen.org)
Floral: Jonathan’s Flowers (www.jonathansflowers.com)
Ceremony: Garden Gazebo at Shades of Green Resort (www.shadesofgreen.org)
Officiant: Rev. John D. Williams, Sr.
Reception/Catering: Magnolia Ballroom at Shades of Green Resort (www.shadesofgreen.org)
Entertainment: Diverse DJ Entertainment of Orlando (facebook.com/diversedjsorlando)
Cake Artist: It’s Tasty Too (www.itstastytoo.com)
Photography: DSWfoto (www.dswfoto.com)

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There have been a lot of small changes behind the scenes at DSWfoto.com. Please feel free to check out the website. I hope you like the changes!

DSWfoto- Orlando Wedding Photography Website

Homepage Changes


The homepage now has a banner that rotates through some of the most popular areas of our site. It makes it much easier to jump to our blog or galleries.

Gallery Updates


We recently refreshed the photos in the galleries. There are more samples than ever before, and the photos are bigger and better.

The galleries also load faster than ever before and look amazing on a smart phone or tablet. I love how they look on an iPad/iPhone – where you can thumb through the photos.

Testimonials


We’ve been fortunate to have worked with some amazing clients over the years. I’ve collected the warm feedback that we’ve received and have shared it on our testimonials page.

Integrated Blog


This is more of a technical thing, but the blog is now fully integrated with the website so that it feels more seamless. It’s much easier to jump around the site. It’s just a click away to contact us. We’ve also retired some of the photos that appeared at the top of the blog and replaced them with new photos.

New Client Galleries


This is a very exciting change for our clients. We’ve changed how client galleries are displayed. The new galleries will be much easier to navigate and purchase prints. Of course, all of the previous functions will still be available (ordering large size images, print credits, selecting photos for albums, etc.)

Social Media


DSWfoto has always been active on Social Media. Please feel free to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. We just posted some new photos to Pinterest as well, so check that out as well.

New Blog Category – Wedding Tips


One of the most popular posts last year were the Top 10 Tips for Attending a Bridal Show and Tips for Planning a Florida Wedding. These two articles are part of our wedding tips category that we will be featuring more posts from.

We will have some guest blog posts from other wedding vendors offering their insight and sharing wedding tips.

More to Come…


These are just a few of the changes we have made to the website. There are more on the way!
There are several engagement sessions and weddings that we will be sharing on the blog in the next couple weeks. So, please keep an eye out for those posts!

This past month was a busy time for bridal shows. Early in the month we had a booth at the Florida Wedding Expo at the Rosen Centre in Orlando. We met so many amazing couples at the show, some of which we’ll be photographing their wedding. Several weeks later was the Tampa Wedding Show.

The Several weeks later was the Florida Wedding Expo at the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa. I always have a great time photographing these events for Your Wedding TV / Florida Wedding Expo. It gives me a chance to visit with some of the Tampa wedding vendors. It also allows for me to help out the amazing folks at Your Wedding TV. I’ve been doing shows with them for many years, and they put on the best bridal show in the state.

Photographing a bridal show also allows for me to get out and see what trends are happening in the wedding industry. The most popular event at the show was, as always, the runway show. This time it was hosted by Katie Summers from 93.3 WFLZ in Tampa. The grand prize in the raffle drawing was a 4 night honeymoon to St. Lucia.

I hope you enjoy some of the photos from the show. To see even more photos of the Tampa wedding show, please visit our Facebook page.

Tampa Wedding Show - A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa

A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa


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