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You may remember Jessica and Robbie from their downtown Orlando Engagement session I posted awhile back. We had a great time that day and I was anxiously awaiting their wedding at Leu Gardens.

Jessica got ready in the home she grew up in, which was nice to see the dress hanging from the same banister, that Jessica passed thousands of times over the years. When we arrived, I saw something that I had never seen before – one of Jessica’s bridesmaids was drawing a sign, using one of the engagement photos as the basis. It was really fantastic to see one of our photos be the basis for, yet another piece of artwork.

The ceremony was held at the gorgeous Holy Cross Catholic Church in Orlando. After family photos in the sanctuary, we headed to Leu Gardens for wedding party photos and the reception.

I love photographing weddings at Leu Gardens – no matter where you look, there is a wonderful backdrop for photos. Jessica and Robbie had a really great wedding party, who were really easy to work with.

The reception was held in the Camellia Room, where DJ Live did a great job at keeping the guests dancing all night.

We had a great time and Jessica and Robbie are such a sweet couple. It was our honor to be their wedding photographer.

Please enjoy the photos below!

Wedding Vendors

Floral: Town Center Florist of Hunter’s Creek – www.towncenterflorist.com
Hair: Millie Albizu
Makeup: Sephora – www.sephora.com
Bridal Gown: Minervas Bridal – www.minervasbridal.com
Bridesmaid Dresses: Amazon – www.amazon.com
Formal Wear: Men’s Wearhouse – www.menswearhouse.com/
Ceremony: Holy Cross Catholic Church – www.holycrossorlando.org
Officiant: Father Tom Wanitsky
Reception: Harry P. Leu Gardens – www.leugardens.org
Entertainment: DJ Live www.djliveproductions.com
Catering: Arthur’s Catering www.arthurscatering.com
Cake: Publix – www.publix.com
Photography: DSWfoto – www.dswfoto.com

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Drawing of an engagement photo of the couple by the bridesmaid
Holy Cross Catholic Church in Orlando Florida
Bride getting final preparations fnished before her wedding.
Holy Cross Catholic Church Wedding Ceremony
Bride and Groom kneeling at an Catholic Wedding in Orlando Florida
Orlando Wedding Photography - Bride and Groom at the Altar
Groom at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Orlando
Bride at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Orlando
Bridal portrait in a church sanctuary by Orlando Wedding Photographer, DSWfotoJessica's portrait in the church after her wedding
White Calla Lily Bridal Bouquet
Bride and her Bridesmaids outside of the  Garden House at Leu Gardens
Bride and Groom at Leu Gardens in Orlando Florida
Bride and Groom at Leu Gardens in Orlando Florida
Wedding Party in front of the Garden House at Harry P Leu Gardens
Orlando Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom at Leu Gardens in Orlando
Orlando Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom at Leu Gardens in Orlando
Leu Gardens Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom
Bride and Groom walking in to Garden House of Leu Gardens for the Wedding Reception
Evening portrait of a bride and groom at an Orlando Wedding
Publix Wedding Cake with a Precious Moments Cake Topper
Wedding Reception in the Camellia Room at Leu Gardens
Dancing in the Camellia Room at a wedding reception
Bubble Exit at a Leu Gardens Wedding

Happy New Year! Hope you had a wonderful holiday season. The past couple months, we have been so busy with clients that we haven’t had much time to update the blog. 2015 is shaping up to be our best year ever with a schedule full of portrait sessions and amazing weddings!

One of the first weddings of the year will be Kellie and Kevin. I did their engagement session at Leu Gardens last Summer. Leu Gardens, located near downtown Orlando, is beautiful no matter what time of year I visit it.

Kellie and Kevin’s wedding will be in a few weeks at one of my favorite places for weddings in central Florida – Timacuan Golf and Country Club in Lake Mary.

We had a great time and we’re looking forward to photographing their wedding. Please enjoy these photos from their engagement session and check back for their wedding photos!

Orlando Engagement Session at Leu Gardens
Orlando Engagement Session at Leu Gardens
Orlando Engagement Session at Rose Garden at Leu Gardens
Orlando Engagement Photography - Leu House Museum at Leu Gardens
Orlando Engagement Photography - Leu House Museum at Leu Gardens
Orlando Engagement Photography Session
Leu Gardens Engagement Photos
Leu Gardens Engagement Photos
Leu Gardens Engagement Photographer
Orlando Engagement Photographer - Garden House at Leu Gardens
Orlando Engagement Session at Leu Gardens - Lake Rowena
Orlando Engagement Session at Leu Gardens - Lake Rowena
Orlando Engagement Session at Leu Gardens  Botanical Gardens

Kelly and Mike got married several months ago at Harry P. Leu Gardens near downtown Orlando, Florida. Their wedding was on a warm, yet gorgeous sunny day in late May.

It had been about a year since the couple had asked us to photograph their wedding. Knowing how much fun I had doing their engagement photos in Cocoa Beach, I know this wedding was going to be a great time — and it was!

Leu Gardens


Leu Gardens is one of my favorite places in Orlando to take photographs. I love doing engagement and portrait sessions there. Although, it’s a hard place to plan for, as every time I go there a different area is in full bloom.

Their ceremony was held in the rose garden, and it was absolutely gorgeous. Most of the roses were in full bloom. What a beautiful place for a wedding ceremony.

After the ceremony, the reception was held in the Camellia room in the Leu House. White Rose Entertainment did a fantastic job, as always keeping the party going.

I did take the bride and groom outside just before sunset for some additional photos as the sun set over Lake Rowena.

Tardis Wedding Cake


Mike and Kelly had surprises for each other all day long. Kelly surprised Mike with a Rolls Royce to whisk them away after the reception. Mike surprised Kelly with plush elephants.

However, the biggest surprise of the day was a Tardis (Dr. Who) groom’s cake. Mike’s jaw dropped to the floor when Kelly took him to see the groom’s cake.

We wish the couple a lifetime of memories together. We hope you enjoy some of the photos from their wedding!

Wedding Vendors


Dress: David’s Bridal (www.davidsbridal.com)
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: David’s Bridal (www.davidsbridal.com)
Men’s Suits: Men’s Wearhouse (www.menswearhouse.com)
Hair and Makeup: Weddings by Crystal – Crystal Walters (www.weddingsbycrystal.com)
Florist: Dream Designs Florist (www.dreamdesignsflorist.com)
Ceremony: Harry P. Leu Gardens – Rose Garden (www.leugardens.org)
Officiant: A Beautiful Ceremony – Reverend Kevin Knox (www.abeautifulceremony.net)
Reception: Harry P. Leu Gardens – Camellia Room (www.leugardens.org)
Catering: Puff ‘N Stuff – Nicole Gerardi (www.puffnstuff.com)
Entertainment: White Rose Entertainment (www.orlandodj.com)
Cake Artist: Publix (www.publix.com)
Transportation: VIP Transportation Group (www.viptg.com)
Videographer: Pro-One Video (www.proonevideo.com)
Photography: DSWfoto (www.dswfoto.com)

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Orlando Wedding Photography - Leu Gardens - Rose Garden
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Orlando Wedding Photography - Leu Gardens - Rose Garden - A Beautiful Ceremony
Orlando Wedding Photography - Leu Gardens - Rose Garden Ceremony
Orlando Wedding Photography - Leu Gardens - Floral Gardens
Orlando Wedding Photography - Leu Gardens - Bridal Portraits
Orlando Wedding Photography - Leu Gardens - Bridal Portraits
Orlando Wedding Photography - Leu Gardens - Bridal Portraits
Orlando Wedding Photography - Leu Gardens - Leu House - Bride and Groom Relaxing
Orlando Wedding Photography - Leu Gardens - Tardis Wedding Cake
Orlando Wedding Photographer - Leu Gardens - Leu House - Camellia Room - Cake Cutting
Orlando Wedding Photography - Leu Gardens - Leu House - Formal Bubble Exit