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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The M family is back and this time baby J is here! Cleopatra Photography {Holidays} Fort Myers Holiday Photography at Lakes Park

Here we are with another late night blog of one the recent family sessions!!!! This time I met the M family at Lakes Park since last time we shot in down town! It was a gorgeous day once the sun said its final goodbye behind a cloud! Getting these two to smile get together isn’t easy ! But then again… what 6mth old and 3-year-old are!!!! So enjoy!!!! A sneak peek for now and more later!

Baby R turns one year old! – Cleopatra Photography – First Birthday Photography Fort Myers Florida

Hi Everyone!!!! OK so you may remember baby R from the blog about a year ago!!!!! Here she is again at Lakes Park! Enjoying the sun and a day at the park with her cupcake mommy daddy and one set of Grands!!! This little one has grown so much since I’ve seen her last! I cant wait to photograph this family again in the near future!

Enjoy a few more images from her day at Lakes park recently!

A teaser for M and A – Cleopatra Photography {You & Me} Naples 5th Ave Engagement Photography, Naples 3rd Ave South Photography

Hello and Good Evening!!

 

Oh my goodness, can I just say I had a veery busy day today, and to top it all off, I get home to a little guy who refused to let mommy work!

 So here we are getting the teaser up at 11pm! I started this at 8! Anywho… he’s fast asleep now hopefully for the night!

Today I met M and A in Naples, for a {You and Me} Engagement Session!

 I LOVE THESE!~ They have to be my all-time favorite sessions to do because you really get a chance to know the couple and become friends before their wedding day.

Usually any couple who has shot an engagement session with me prior to their wedding knows what they’re in for and feels like they’re meeting up with an old friend not a stranger so there is no ice to be broken ya know …

I don’t get “those shots” by myself… it does take a little bit of “work”  (if you considering being in love and PDA’s work lol)

 You would think engaged couples or a bride and groom on their big day wouldn’t mind a kiss in public, or holding hands right???

Let me tell you ladies and gentlemen, I have seen MANY couples that are IN LOVE, that certainly don’t feel it to me.

 This couple however, not the case at all!!!

I love people that are all smiles and like to laugh, as well as mix in the serious stuff…

 

M and A,

 Thank you again for a great afternoon… hey that other place just missed out on having great photos they could’ve added to their website… that may have helped them book business in the future! but anywwwwaaays….lol

 

I am really glad to have met you two, and thank you so much for having a blast today!

I look forward to your wedding at The Edison Home in November! Stalkees, check back… I know you want to 😉

xoxo

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OH! P.S. Check out the heels!!! Killer right? (and sadly, oh so painful)

 

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…

J and A’s Engagement session… Cleopatra Photography {You and Me} Downtown Fort Myers Modern Engagement Photography

What a cute couple these two are huh?? They met me downtown bright and early this a.m., and drove all the way from the east coast!!

 I was worried for a minute that it was gona be a washout, but we got lucky and as soon as I saw them pulling up, it started to clear up…just in time too because its pouring again! We whisked around the blocks and managed to grab some great shots! Thank you guys for agreeing to meet so early, and I wish you all the best of luck in the near future! Hope to see you again soon!

Enjoy your sneak peek!

What a beautiful bride Ms. A is going to make huh?

look at this vogue pose... Love. It.

Mrs. “L” and Mr. “D”…… engaged…… Cleopatra Photography {You & Me} Downtown Fort Myers Urban Engagement Photography

Thank you two so much for such a fun evening downtown!!!

 I wanna re take the pool table and some of the “sunset” shots because they came out too dark, but we can do that when you guys are downtown at the hotel if you want!!

I hope you love them, let me know what you think about the editing so far….. enjoy your sneak peak.