The summer season is close to closing here in Florida and that means sessions are picking up! Especially family ones. What’s a more perfect time of year to update those family portraits than heading into the holidays?? This Winter Garden family session is a bit more special than one of our standard sessions…
Donna reached out to me a few weeks ago to secure us for an extended family session in Downtown Winter Garden. One of her granddaughters is headed off to England for school. She wanted to make sure they had updated family photos since they don’t know when they’ll all be together again. They also were celebrating a very important birthday! What makes this family even more special (and why I said yes immediately over the holiday weekend) is that Donna has been in my life for 17 years!! Donna and my father worked at the same hotels from 2003 until last summer when Donna officially retired. She was a wedding and event planner at the hotels and even coordinated my uncle’s wedding!
We met with Donna and her family in Downtown Winter Garden on Sunday while narrowly avoiding our classic Florida storms yet again. We pushed the session forward 30 minutes to hope that we would miss it, and it started right at the end! Such lucky timing! Together, the 12 of us explored the Downtown Winter Garden setting, focusing a variety of backdrops and of course, having fun!
Getting to work with Donna outside of the hotels was such a treat! Seeing the loose and stress-free side of her was so much fun. Weddings and events are stressful guys!! The entire family was such a blast to work with and kept us laughing (and on our toes!!) the entire time. Donna, thank you so much for trusting us to capture these moments with your family. We loved getting to know everyone! We are wishing Sophie the best time on her new adventure in England and a big Happy Birthday to Chloe who turns 9 tomorrow! Take a peek into their extended family session from Downtown Winter Garden below.
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