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

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whoo whoo… is this new little newborn…. Cleopatra Photography {Newborns} Fort Myers Florida Newborn Photography

Hi Stalkers!!!!!!

Here we are with another adoreble little man!!! Meet Mr. D! A big boy at 9 days old… but still a small guy considering he came 17 days early!!

I photographed this family while mommy was pregnant and had a great time so I new it wouldnt be any different working with this family again!

Mommy even bought the adoreable little owl hat from www.Etsy.com to add that special personalized touch to the little guys pics!

G and T , Thank you so much for asking me to come into your home to photograph your little fella! I know I’ll see you soon!

Anywhoooo without further hesitation.. introducing Little Mr. D

a handsome one… he even threw in a smile or two for us! To book your newborn session check out our website here www.cleopatraphotography.com

this little lady makes 3… x2… Cleopatra Photography {Newborns} Fort Myers twin and sibling photography

Ok J… so much for not posting another blog! I loved some of the pics from today so much I just had to post them!

So here is another look! Enjoy! to see more twin newborn photography in Fort Myers and Naples  check out our website

xoxo-A

and lastly, this oh so precious bunch…

one more of this little “P”ea…. How could I resist?!? – Cleopatra Photography – Marlboro Mass Newborn Photography

ok so… here I am about to post a completely un-related blog and had to stop for a second because I saw this…… while editing every once in a while, I come across an image I just HAVVVEEE to post….

here is one of those that grabs your heart and make you go awwwww…

get ready to melt…

 

 

 

 

 

*sigh*

This little lady is a diva in the making… just check out her heels ….. Cleopatra Photography – Fort Myers Creative Maternity and Newborn Photography

Hi Everyone!!! So I have been away from the blog for a little while but I’m back and ready to blog away… sooo here we are with Today’s session. I’m not going to write much tonight because I know mommy and daddy are patiently waiting to see these!!!!!

Thank you so Much S and J, for allowing me to be a part of such a special moment in your lives!

Once again, a very long sneak peek… but who can blame me… you’ll see…

Enjoy your images

xoxo-A

As I was headed out the door… I had forgotten I’d mentioned something to S earlier about using her “cravings” in the pics…. She reminded me thank gosh!!!

As cute and as “typical” as can be, she pulled pickles and ice cream out of  the fridge and we grabbed these adoreable pics…

and we’ll end with this.. One of my fav’s (well they’re all my fave’s….)

I just think J will really like this one…;)

The newly-wed Mrs. T {ROCKS the DRESS} Cleopatra Photography – Fort Myers and Naples bridal photography Fort Myers and Naples “trash the dress” photography

Hello Hello!!!!

So can I just say I feel all out of sorts today because my sidekick is without a phone!!!! anywho…

Today I met with K to do her “Rock the dress” session…. originally we were calling these Trash the dress sessions…. but I don’t really think that describes what I do… or what this type of session really stands for…

In my mind, a Rock the dress session is all about showing off how amazing you look in that GOWN!!!

You spent less than a full day in it and its going to sit in a closet until you pass it on to your daughter…. I know…. I understand….

BUT before you send it off to the cleaners…

ROCK IT!

if your not exactly sure what I mean… you’ll know by the end of this post! 😉

So anyhow, I picked up K bright and early and we headed to the first spot… a field…

a crappy… cruddy… abandoned… “lot” if you will….

 When I saw it, I said… oh this is soooo perfect… and “dark” and even though I have never seen ANY of the twilight movies or the Harry Potter series for that matter…

I said… Ooooh thats so “twilight-ey” and perfect for her dress…

So we were off… Can I just say this girl knows how to WORK the camera!!!

it doesn’t take much direction from me to pull amazing images out of her! …. SOOO greatful for this lady!

Quick side note: I once had someone tell me…

“I would never do that in real life” referring to the way I was asking her to stand….

I asked her if she’d seen my website?

Her response,

“Yes”…

Mine…

“Then trust me.”

So after a quick run into Downtown Fort Myers we ran to our second location…

a “TOP SECRET” exclusive spot ladies and gents!

ask me how… I’ll make your photos stand out too;)

On to the premier of

ROCK the DRESS by Cleopatra Photography


then on to location #2

This actually drove by… and I said.. Oh wouldnt it be cool if we could use that! and low and behold.. It parked and wahllla!

and last but certainly not least!

Location # 3

The roof

*UPDATED* a tease for the Tates…… Cleopatra Photography Weddings Fort Myers Beach and Lovers Key Photography

Hi Everyone…. I am super crazy busy, and with all the editing I have going on, I literally had to stop somewhere and “finish” this blog post…well for now atleast;)

 I am going to write so much more about their story later today so please check back!!!

If your a working mommy then you understand why my blogs are all posted after dark or at 2 a.m (either or)! lol

SO without further ado… PART 1 of this 2 part post… “we’ll start from the beginning”, with this amazing first look (

you may remember K and J from their killer engagement shoot with me last year  I was 8 mths preggo!!!! )

and on that note…. I’ll end with one of my favs from the day…. I saw a lot and gave a lot of these yesterday…

Thank you guys for making my birthday… One I’ll never forget

A & D are getting married…part 2… Cleopatra Photography {you and me} Downtown Fort Myers and Naples Engagement photography

ok everyone… so here is part two of our downtown sessions!!!

Another great night, and this time we got an amazing sunset! enjoy…

 oh btw.. how baller is the pic of them where D has his shades on?

 Bananas…

XOXO, A

 I ❤ Comments!!!

 

oh… but first I wanted to share this gem from Last night….

 

Now on to the new stuff

 

 

A teaser for M and R… Cleopatra Photography {I do} Marco Island Wedding Photographer, Marco Island Marriot Hotel Wedding Photography

Hi Everyone, here is a quick peek at this lovely couple that was married today at the Marriot Hotel on Marco Island! What a beautiful place!!!

 More to come later… Just a little tease for now, Enjoy!

Here she is! Putting on the finishing touches...

"ring fun"

 

The dress and The stunning Bride!

 

Last But Not Least… To Sum up the day…

Inside the Actors Studio with K and J… Cleopatra Photography {You and Me} – Fort Myers Engagement Photographer

Hi Guys!!

Thank you so much for such a fun evening!

 I hope you had a great time… I definately did, and can’t wait to photograph your wedding in the spring…

On my b-day I might add, so it’s a double special day!!

 

Tonight I met K and J at Love Boat Ice cream! A cute litte place I never even knew existed until they suggested it

(and I have been living in Ft. Myers for 8 years!!! how pathetic is that??)

 So anyways, what a cute little joint with great treats! I can’t wait to bring my kids there to enjoy the home-made goodies!

 

We spent about 45 minutes taking in the sights there..lol and then headed down to Fort Myers Beach.

 These two are such a cute couple! great smiles and definately know how to turn it on for the camera… my favorite kind of shoots!!  I was a little shocked when the previously blonde K showed up with this new number… maybe not new to her but new to me, and I actually had to do a double take to make sure it was her! 

Full of smiles and laughs we got some great expressions and I have to say what a great set of photos we got guys!

I had a hard time choosing which ones I wanted to display on the blog seriously!! oh and that light at the end of our Ice cream session was killing it!!!!

 

I hope you enjoy the pics, and we will be in touch soon!!