Amanda & Patrick
Adventure to the Viera Wetlands!

So many gorgeous couples this engagement season!!!  And I LOVE these two; they are both musicians!  We all have so much in common, we were insta-friends.  So this session was a walk in the park, or rather, wetlands hehe.

Amanda told me that she liked grassy fields and since we don’t have many of those here in the tropical region, I decided to take her to the next closest thing, the Viera Wetlands.  It’s an adventure out there down a long dirt road but so worth the hike!  Just make sure if you head out there that you leave well before sunset.  I have been locked in on more than one occasion lol!

Thank you guys for hanging out with me and for being such good sports, I can’t wait for your wedding day!

I adore!! They are too cute together!
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Vendor Spotlight!
Olivia Bowen Bridal, Historic Downtown Melbourne, FL

A mini shoot at Olivia Bowen Bridal!?  What a treat!!  Sierra, owner and operator of this gorgeous bridal shop, is one of my closest industry friends.  Her shop is just a few steps away from my own and we work together on projects all the time!  Sierra asked me to take a few quick pictures of her for the upcoming events, Brides Who Brunch.  We got some great stuff including a peek into her space!

For more information on Olivia Bowen Bridal, check out her website: www.oliviabowenbridal.com

olivia bowen bridal_0002olivia bowen bridal_0003And here she is… Gorgeous Boho Bridal Superstar, Sierra!olivia bowen bridal_0004olivia bowen bridal_0005This is ALL Sierra.  She renovated this space with exposed brick, a tin ceiling, and french door dress racks!!  Amazing!
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Persy Trunkshow Bridal Fashion Editorial

When my studio neighbor, Olivia Bowen Bridal, contacted me about the Persy trunk show at her shop, I was so excited to capture a fashion editorial! I have truly enjoyed devouring all things Persy Fashion as I spent the day capturing a few of his gowns and learning about his brand!

I love Persy’s modern bride style and wanted to capture it in a unique way.  I had my eye on a new space that just opened up on our same street with an -under construction- upper level; Hell ‘n Blazes Brewery. With the permission of the owner (thank you for snagging this for me, Sierra.  Quite the gift, I love you.), we shot the entire shoot in their unfinished space among broken glass, nails, and scrap wood.  I knew the raw space would bring attention to the delicate beauty of the model and dresses!  This juxtaposition of rough/soft coupled with a wall of window light is my JAM X10!  Another Downtown Melbourne neighbor, Julie Miner Events, provided the florals to further soften the look and our model, Meghan lent us her gorgeous self.  I hope I get to capture Meghan again; she is absolutely lovely and a natural beauty!

We shot 5 gowns in total before having to say goodbye to the dresses…

Editorial Credits:
Dress Designer: Persy Bridal
Bridal Shop: Olivia Bowen Bridal
Venue: Hell ‘n Blazes Brewing Co.
Floral: Julie Miner Events
Model: Meghan Lillian Ireland

Gown #1

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Jessica + Justin
Crowne Plaza, Melbourne Beach, FL

Jessica and Justin!!! I LOVE!! You may remember their super sweet engagement session from the blog; these two are back and more in love than ever with their big beach wedding <3

They are just as cute as can be, smiles from ear to ear from start to finish and I loved capturing all the sweet and silly moments throughout the day!  I also loved getting know all of the special people in their lives especially this lively wedding party who was so fun to photograph!  Be sure to check out their adorable stop action film at the end of this post!  And keep reading for more of their details… Congratulations Jessica and Justin!! We wish you all the happiness in the whole wide world and more!

Vendor Recipe:
Venue & Catering: Crowne Plaza Oceanfront, Melbourne Beach
Coordination: Linda Kelly and Kayla Jarek
Florist: Petals Florist
Makeup: Makeup by Sadia
Hair: Samantha O’neil
Cake: Creative Cakes by Dawn
Entertainment, Lighting: DJ Shane Entertainment
Dress: David’s Bridal
Videographer: Love it Wedding Films
2nd Photographer: Jennifer Shaver Photography

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And the extra fun part <3 <3 <3

Jessica + Justin ~ Hitched! from Harmony Lynn Photography on Vimeo.

Melissa + Dan

I’m so excited to share this engagement session; such a sweet and beautiful couple full of things to celebrate!  Melissa is finishing her nursing degree, they just bought a new house, all while planning their big day!  Such an exciting time in their lives and I get to capture a little piece of the it!!

We started at Gleason Park for some greenery backdrop casual pictures:)

So in love, and I’m in love, with Melissa’s hair!!!satellite beach engagement session_0024I love her ring setting!Moving to Satellite Beach for more a relaxed evening finishing up our session!  We were definitely in the zone for these!  And her dress is so darling, take notes…satellite beach engagement session_0041SO pretty <3satellite beach engagement session_0028satellite beach engagement session_0030satellite beach engagement session_0034satellite beach engagement session_0047So handsome!satellite beach engagement session_0043satellite beach engagement session_0038Amazing!
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