Caitlin & Robbie’s Ranch Wedding

I have learned so much in this business so far.  I have learned that people love each other for so many different reasons, and even though the paths that brought those people together may be different, the outcome is the same.  Robbie and Caitlin’s path started with warring Indians, fighting to protect their territory.  Alright, so they were tailgating before an Florida State Seminoles game back in 2005.  Never-the-less, it was an exciting time to be a football fan.  This passion showed through when they walked down the aisle for the first time as husband and wife to the Seminole’s fight song.

These two love each other, you can see it in the way that they look at each other.  They also share a love greater than some may ever know, and that’s the love of their little boy Brody.  An amazing, wide eyed boy, who also played a big part in this whole process.  A few weeks after Brody was born, Robbie and Caitlin were walking on a boardwalk and Robbie asked Caitlin to see what Brody had in his hand.  When she leaned forward and opened his fist, he was holding a diamond ring.  The two made sure that Brody was involved throughout the entire process, making him one of the cutest ring bearers that I have seen yet.  Robbie and Caitlin held their wedding at his parent’s beautiful ranch house in St. Cloud FL.  The backdrop could not have been more amazing, horses in the stable and a magnificent lake, not to mention the weather was perfect.  I am so happy that these two invited me into their lives for this amazing event, I am grateful to you both.

Here’s to the amazing new family, may you always love like you do today.

XOXO~Amalie

LOVED Caitlin’s bouquet of peonies!Groom and groomsmengroom and his sonYou know I had to throw some details of the barn in there!Bridesmaid with BouquetRings on wedding pillowCaitlin had the most gorgeous dress, I especially loved the back detailing with the cutout .Bride with flowers looking over shoulderAre these kids not the cutest ever!Ring bearer and flower girl in fieldLakeside weddingLove this picture of Robbie smiling at his soon to be wife. Groom smiling at brideBride smiling at groomringer bearer hugging brideAfter the ceremony we headed out to the field right on the side of Robbie’s parents house for a few quick photos of the fabulous new couple.Bride and groom kissing in field Bride and groom with childBride and groom in field Bride and groomBride and groom in fieldBride and groom at ranch wedding floridaOrlando wedding photography, Orlando weddings photographer

It has been one year | Amalie Orrange Photography

One year, 12 months, 365 days, 8765.81 hours, that is the amount of time that this business has been a part of my life.  It seems like yesterday that my first wedding was approaching, nerves, excitement, anticipation all creeping up, giving me those dreaded yet so wonderful butterflies in my stomach.  Those butterflies, still to this day creep up on me.  After all that has happened in this year, learning the business, becoming an accountant, a client care specialist, being in charge of the stock room, becoming a troubleshooter, and mostly becoming a friend, in all that, those butterflies are still there.  I hope they never go away.  Those butterflies remind me how much I love what I do.  My partner, my husband and my best friend gets them too before every wedding.  He tells me about the feeling and it sounds so much like mine.  Those butterflies remind me that nothing this rewarding can happen without hard work, the hardest that I have ever worked.  I have met so many people, so many wonderful people.  These people invite me in to the most intimate times of their lives, times that will stay forever.  They start as strangers and end as friends.

As an extremely shy person, I thought that a career in the wedding industry was going to be out of my league.  Not the photography side, I have been sure that this was my calling since I can remember.  The side that required me to reach out, open up, and let people in, that was the side I thought I would have trouble with.  But, it is amazing what can happen when you meet wonderful people, people that let you in, tell you how much they love the person they are meant to be with, tell you about the crazy uncle that might show up, have a bit to much to drink, and dance all night.  When people let you in, you let them in.  I have cried at the ceremonies, the toasts, and the first dances.  And I have laughed.  Laughed at the conversations that happen before all eyes are upon you, laughed at the words spoken in the privacy of the dressing room getting ready, and the stories shared by friends and family.  Mostly though I have learned.  I have learned what it means to take advantage of the time that we are given.  Learned that when family is close, there is reason to celebrate.  Learned to love those butterflies.  One year, 12 months, 365 days, 8765.81 hours, a life time, a blink of an eye.  To the 19 couples this year that have trusted me with capturing the moments you will someday show your grandkids, I thank you more than you know.  Call me anytime.  Jeff and I would love to meet you for a drink.

Heres to the wonderful friends I have met in this industry, that have listened to my fears,  that have helped me grow personally and professionally,  and most of all that have been there for me as a friend.  Heres to my husband who has been the biggest supporter, cheerleader, motivator, best business partner and husband there could ever be. Heres to my new friends, and to the friends that I have still yet to meet.  May happiness always be plentiful.

XOXO~Amalie

Caitlin & Robbie’s Engagement | St. Cloud Florida | Amalie Orrange Photography

Jeff and I drove out to Robbie’s parents house in St.Cloud to photograph his and Caitlin’s engagement pictures. You know when you have one of those days where everything just seems to align perfectly?  Well, this was one of them, a beautiful couple, an amazing property and barn, and some great Florida sunshine, sure we had a 10 minute rain shower at the end but it was perfect ( check out the field shot below) I had such a great the with Cailtlin & Robbie and cannot wait for their wedding in November back at the beautiful property . Enjoy XOXO~ AmalieFlorida ranch barn engagement Florida ranch barn engagement Florida ranch barn engagement Florida ranch barn engagement Florida ranch barn engagement Florida ranch barn engagement Florida ranch barn engagement Florida ranch barn engagement Florida ranch barn engagement Florida ranch barn engagement Florida ranch barn engagement Then we were off to the barn for some amazingness. Robbie’s family has 6 horses at the barn and a beautiful huge field right in their side yard…. I died and went to heaven!Florida ranch barn engagement Florida ranch barn engagement LOVE this shot below!Florida ranch barn engagement Florida ranch barn engagement

Amanda & Kevin | Downtown Winter Garden | Engagement session

Holy cow, it has been weeks since I have blogged! I am so blessed to be busy and meeting so many amazing couples. I have been having a blast. I absolutely love this couple, this is the first part of my session with Amanda & Kevin. We hit downtown Winter Garden, a charming little town with such cool architecture and so many cute little shops.  I  had so much fun with these two, I can’t wait for your September wedding!Orlando wedding photographer

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Cristina | Downtown Orlando | Church Street Station

I had so much fun on this shoot. Cristina was an amazing model and so freaking funny! I did this shoot back to back with Krista’s (from last weeks post), and these two had me laughing. Cristina, thanks so much for letting me photograph you, I had a blast!

Makeup by Katie McCaskill

Hair by Krista Middleton

Beautiful model Cristina

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Matt & Maureen Engagement Session | Kraft Azalea Gardens | Winter Park Florida

I had such a great time with Matt & Maureen on their engagement session! We met up at Kraft Azalea Gardens and did some creative shots. I was a perfect Florida day, about 65 degrees and sunny. We took a quick Starbucks break and then headed over to Hannibal Square in Winter Park for a few more shots. I am in love with the picture of Maureen hanging out the second story window, brave girl! I am so excited and honored  to be shooting their wedding in October.  Orlando Florida wedding photographer Orlando Florida wedding photographer Orlando Florida wedding photographer Orlando Florida wedding photographer Orlando Florida wedding photographer Orlando Florida wedding photographer Orlando Florida wedding photographer Orlando Florida wedding photographer Orlando Florida wedding photographer Orlando Florida wedding photographer Orlando Florida wedding photographer Orlando Florida wedding photographerAmalie Orrange Photography | Engagement | Kraft Azalea Gardens | Winter Park | Orlando Florida wedding photographer

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Zack & Melissa’s Wedding | Casa Feliz | Winter Park Florida | Amalie Orrange Photography

I am so excited to share this amazing wedding of Zack & Melissa, and equally excited that the wedding will be featured on Style Me Pretty! This was the first wedding that I have shot at Casa Feliz and it was absolutely gorgeous, from the architecture to the grounds. I met Zack and Melissa through a mutual friend and I knew when I stepped into their antique filled house we were going to be a great match.They obviously have great taste , so I knew when I went to the wedding it was going to be filled with charming details from the sweet bouquets and tandem bike to the cute thumb print tree in place of a guest book. I am so thankful and honored that they had me capture their special day . Enjoy….Winter Park wedding Casa feliz Winter Park wedding Casa feliz Winter Park wedding Casa feliz Winter Park wedding Casa feliz Winter Park wedding Casa feliz Winter Park wedding Casa feliz Winter Park wedding Casa feliz Winter Park wedding Casa feliz Winter Park wedding Casa feliz Winter Park wedding Casa feliz Winter Park wedding Casa feliz Winter Park wedding Casa feliz Winter Park wedding Casa feliz

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Featured in A Paper Proposal & Every Last Detail // Amalie Orrange Photography

Really excited to have been featured on 2 websites this month! Thanks to A Paper Proposal  & Every Last Detail. A HUGE  thank you to everyone who has helped me get this far.

Katie | Fashion | Downtown Orlando

This is the beautiful Katie. Katie is a free-lance make up artist at MAC. We decided to collaborate on a styled shoot called Black & Lace ,I think it turned out beautifully!  Katie wanted the darker more dramatic looks and I am a lover of the natural and bright. I think she pulled  both of these looks off perfectly.                                                               Model in a green dressModel in a green dressmodel on stairsModel in a green dress near brick wallModel in black laceModel in black lacemodel in a birdcage viel Model in a birdcage vielModel in a black lace topModel in a black lace topmodel with a black lace veil model in a black lace top
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