The B family came to visit Captiva and Sanibel Island! Cleopatra Photography {Family} Sanibel Island Creative Beach Family Photography

Hi everyone! Well as you know I have a love for photographing twins! If you have followed the blog for a while you have seen MANY sets! Well, After K contacted me saying she had 18 people for family photos she wanted done… and in that 18 there was a set of triplets… I was so excited! My first set of triplets!

I Got to Sanibel and as soon as the crew arrived we were off… So easy to photograph! I know I know… 18 people! and they all were great…

All the kids had their own personalities and they shine through in the images!!!!… shy at first.. they all warmed up quickly.

Lets jump right into it with this Adoreable groups with one of my favorite shots from the entire day!

The boys being … boys!

some more members of this group!

these crazy kids… being kids!

Baby M is here!!!!!! Cleopatra Photography – {Newborns} Fort Myers and Estero Newborn Photography

Hi Everyone! OK so here we are with blog post one of three! alll going up tonight I might add!!!! So remember when I said the holidays were busy?

They got busier…

I did manage tp get my kids photographed and I just received their ornaments today! They look amaziiing! If I have time I will take and post a quick pic!

So anywho Baby M had two adoreable hats!

Here are her pics…

 

 

A familiar family says Hello and Happy Holidays! Cleopatra Photography { Holidays} Lakes Park Family Photography Fort Myers Florida

Hi Everyone! if your here to see A and M’s big post scroll down! If not enjoy a small post of another family session!

The B family!!! Hopefully we have something exciting in store for you with them coming up!

For now… enjoy their christmas session at Lakes Park

 

 

An awesome affair at the Edison-Ford Winter Estates… M and A, said “i do”… Cleopatra Photography {i do} Boston Mass and destination wedding Photographer Ashley Nardello

Hi Everyone!!!! Ok so catching up on Blogs these days isn’t an easy task! ahhh can you say busy!…. We have been editing like crazy, designing like crazy, and shooting like crazy….

Oh not to mention, we are learning the ins and outs of CS5 (amazing product btw…)

any who… I met M at the Indigo Hotel in Downtown Fort Myers to get some shots of her getting ready and hanging with her girls before the big event!  after getting ready the Bride and her Dad got into the model T and headed toward the location.

A location I was super excited to photograph!

The Edison-Ford Winter Estates!!! A really cool historic place. I got there and got right to work! Shooting the little things as well as the interaction!

The guys were great and the girls were pro’s! Check them out! you’ll see.

Everyone had a blast. I shed a tear during M’s vows and laughed during A’s. The emotion was so clear… everyone with their smiling faces, children laughing and it didn’t hurt the sun shining and it was a gorgeous day.

After the ceremony we rocked out some amazing photos on the fig tree and the model T ….and headed over to the Royal Palm Yacht Club where the reception brought the house down!

This crew danced and danced and danced some more! I loved it!!!!!! absolutely adorable! The music was great, drinks were flowing and the food.. oh the food… Love how italians do it!

One or a couple of my favorite parts of the day were obviously the model T…. The location… and the food as you know… but I loved the moments on the dance floor! the jumping the getting down! the moon-walking… and the laughter

everywhere you look people were laughing and having a good time… NO coaching here folks.. this group did so much of this on their own… they made the day fun and refreshing… one more perk of the “job”

Enjoy their pics!

Lets start with the details

and this view… oh my… best rooms at The Indigo Hotel for Bridal Photography!

Right after I shot this image… this happened outside on the courthouse steps!

now a different take on a ring shot… no more on wood, or on the flowers, or twigs or leaves and stuff for a while! Because where DON’T you see that?

and a little ring shot collage…

now… back to the ladies…

M Looked Beautiful in her dress from Maggie Sottero…

Mom, Dad, and Grandma thought so too….

a fun view…

and one last spritz…

a few more of the boys …. while we waited for the brides ride to take her to “the show”

and then the model T showed up!!!

 I loved the drivers attires! So appropriate for the wedding! Ralph at Model T chauffeur Services was great!

as I was taking this picture, M’s dad said I don’t know if I can look at her without crying!  It really touched my heart… *sigh*

on to the Estates…

where… the boys, and girls were waiting for me =)

The ladies were so casual until they realized I was snapping away…. lol

 and the guys… had fun posing for me too…

boys will be boys… correction, men will be men!

now onto the cermony…

Here comes the Bride!! I love the look on M’s face as she took a deep breath before looking down the isle… it was a great moment…

 NOW…..on to the bride and grooms portraits…

This group was soo much fun!!!!! PURE and GENUINE! I love catching off the cuff moments like this…. M in the background was just a bonus!

remember I said they brought the house down…. here’s why…

and last but not least…. I feel like this shot sums up the reception… they had an amazing time…

Thank you M and A for asking me to be a part of it all!!!! xx-A

A Red Radio flyer and a little lady name L…. Cleopatra Photography {Holiday} Fort Myers Holiday Christmas Photography

Hi Everyone… I am here with a quicky post tonight for baby L’s Mama and Daddy!!!!! When Mama called and asked… you wanna swing by for another picture of baby L in…. a red wagon…

So I said OF COURE!!!!!!!

and here we are!

enjoy…

xx-A

and then there were 5! Cleopatra Photography {Holidays} Fort Myers Lakes Park Holiday Family Photography

Hi Everyone! OK here I am with a post from a recent session… it’s that time of year again and the holidays are in full effect! When I heard little baby X was a new addition to this family I knew Mommy C wouldn’t be far behind with a call… sure enough here we are

Meet baby X everyone…. the rest of the group may look a little familiar 😉

 

 

 

 

The S family is growing up! Cleopatra Photography {Holidays} Fort Myers Lakes Park Family Holiday Photography!

Hi Everyone!!! So if you’ve been following forever, then you know this family well!!! They have a special place in my heart and I feel honored to know people like T and M because they are a special type of couple… One that opened their hearts and home to these gorgeous kids… not newborns…  When the S family first asked me to capture little e’s adoption ceremony.. I was so happy and went with a swelling heart… I left with a huge appreciation for adoption and teary eye…

Enjoy the S family…miss E, big brother J, N the blonde and little E….

T and M… you guys are amazing and you look great! next year, I expect you to jump in a few shots! 😉

on to their pics..

Lets kick it off with some fun action, actually from the end of the day! Everyone patiently waiting to run over to the swingset!

 

I absolutely love this image!!!au natural no coaching at all…

The L family says Hello! Cleopatra Photography {Holidays} Lakes Park Fort Myers Holiday Photography

Hi Everyone! Here I am with yet another family holiday session! I absolutely Loved these kids! So well behaved and the cutest things ever! Waiting their turn and everything!

What a relief!  Whew!!!! When I have sessions with 4 kids all 10 and under sometimes… lets just say it doesn’t go as easily!

Enjoy a peak at their day!

I LOVE THIS PIC!

and this one too…. 🙂

Indian wedding ceremony by Cleopatra Photography…uniting M and T – Cleopatra Photography – Destination Indian Wedding photography-Boston Mass Indian wedding photographer- Ashley Nardello

Wow.. Where to begin… So if you’re a follower I’m sure you know but for everyone else this is our first Indian wedding! We were so excited to be a part of the day the apprehension was killing us! That morning we headed out the door at 5:30 for a very long day! bright and early things were going on.. we headed in separate directions and the ceremonies began! When the bride and I first spoke about the wedding and she was trying to explain all the little intricacies of the day I tried  so hard to visualize what it would be like…. I looked online to get an idea… but nothing could compare to the color I was about to capture!

The self-proclaimed… non-traditional bride told me she wasn’t wearing red but in fact ivory and pink! I LOVED IT from the very beginning!  From the floral arrangements,  to the jewelery.. everything was bursting with detail… and bright flamboyant colors… The day couldn’t have been more beautiful! It was a teeny bit chilly in the early morning hours, but as the sun rose so did the temp!

The other photographer i had with me that day went off with the groom and I stayed with the bride… I got a chance to see a whole array of emotions… from laughing, to crying…. to the realization today was the day…

In the indian culture there is a large part of the ceremony at a wedding dedicated to the moving on of the daughter. The good-byes… I had no idea just how emotional this would be but you’ll see that for yourself later!

So back to T’s attire for the day… Wow. Lots of bengals, big heavy earrings, large diamond studded patterns and fine fabrics… Beautiful but simple make-up that shimmered in the right light helped make her smile that much more bright and large flowing curls hung from her head not one out of place….she looked beautiful!

Nerves got to her a little bit, as she shed a few tears and I’m sure there was a point in time when she wanted to pass out! (not from just the nerves but from the ritual of fasting!)

Watching her best friend help get her ready,  and the little laughs and tears was just adorable! AWWWWW BFF’s

Anyways…. Lets get the show on the road with a preview of the Gorgeous T…. in preparation and waiting… for the biggest moment in her life… enjoy

both the Bride and Groom wore these bracelets…

now on to the guys…..

On to the next part of the day! The bride and grooms parents and families “received” each other, men first then women and the men presented gifts for the bride. Afterward, a small ceremony that involved throwing things, lighting stuff on fire and smashing an object after standing on a small alter…..

but first….behind the scenes the brides family was amazed seeing her in her attire for the first time…

ok now on to more of the action outside…I love everyone’s hapiness and great expressions here! So happy to unite as one family!

As the ceremony outside was going on… the bride was surrounded in women all putting the finishing touches on the her. Not missing a detail.. making sure everything was perfectly in its place….

As the moment approached tears started welling up in T’s eyes…

You could tell she was nervous….

Not even a minute after the above pic was taken… T looked at me, and almost in tears myself….I did my best “funny face” and boom… she cracked this small smile for me!

As they walked toward the ceremony site you could see and feel the serious nature of the things to come…

and here she is….

The ceremony included a whole erray of different rituals and sayings… We figured we’d give you guys a look at some of the stuff we loved.. and that really stood out…

The groom seeing his bride for the first time!

The color again was amazing….

After the ceremony was finished we took family photos before the goodbyes began…. Here is the proud family… and I quote ” missing the two sleeping beauties”

But here they are!

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The next part of the ceremonies had me in tears… full-on shades down… bawling… when I see stuff like this going on, I am swept away to a time when I will have these moments with my daughter…

So emotional…

T was consoling her mother here… I was a wreck!

T… I know you said you didnt wan’t too many of these pics taken…. but I had to put this one on the blog! I was bawlllling! so heartwrenching…

Best Friends…

Off we went to the next part of the day LUNCH!

After a break and an outfit change by the bride and groom we headed back out onto the beach… Thank you so much T and M for making the time for these images! WE LOVE THEM!!!

and off to the next stop! THE RECEPTION!!!!!!!!!

……..but not before a quick stop at the fish tank!

and here they are!!!!!

Mr. and Mrs….

The J Family’s day at the Naples Train Depot – Cleopatra Photography – {Family} Naples, Fort Myers and Estero Florida Family Photography

Hi everyone!!!! here I am with a look at a session from Last weekend with the J family! They did great! I even had baby E holding my hand over Mommy’s at one point! which according to mommy… “never happens”

Considering this was the first time I was shooting at the Train Depot I was pleasantly surprised! There was lots of color and variety! My gosh if you ask me a lot of these old historic places need new photos and websites! Because you’d never know how cool the place is without seeing it!

Since Mommy and Daddy are from New England we hit is off right away and the day was a great success!

enjoy your sneak peek J family! and I hope to hear from you soon!

I Abs love the next image!