A quick teaser…. for C and S – Cleopatra Photography {I Do} Fort Myers Beach PInk Shell Wedding, and Sunset Cruise Photography

Hi Everyone,

This couple contacted me not too long ago and told me they were coming from North Carolina!!  After a date change that moved the wedding up by almost 6 mths, we wrapped up all the planning, and it was set in stone they’d be married on Septmenber 25th.

I love my destination brides, and appreciate all of the trust they put in me when traveling so far for their special day…

 We started the day off at The Pink Shell hotel on Ft. Myers beach, and then made our way over to the ceremony site at Bowditch point. WOW was it hot…

a quick bit of advice for all the future destination and local brides alike… NEVER under estimate the power of Florida heat… even in September.

Luckily, the shade helped us a lot and we were able to get some amazing shots on the beach!

 After the ceremony, we headed down to the Fort Myers Princess dock and boarded the boat for their reception… it was a small party but a lively bunch, and not a single person wasn’t smiling… well that is except for little Miss R who was scared of the boat. (by the end of the night she was dancing away and you’dve never known she spent the boarding events crying!)

 After a few shots on the dock we took off and headed out for a sunset tour.

S and C , thank you so much for inviting me to photograph your special day, and trusting in my abilities even at 37 weeks pregnant…

 I have to admit I was a little worried myself, that I might end up with me being a distraction from your event on your day…. but THANK GOSH …. everything worked out.

This will probably be my last post on the blog for a while faithful stalkers… that is until my little guy makes his appearance..

which i’m sure he will make more than one so stay tuned..

In the meantime. Enjoy a peek at S and C’s day.

caio for now… Ashley

my fav from the boat...


Mr. and Mrs. H’s sneak peak…. Cleopatra Photography { I Do} Fort Myers Beach Pink Shell Wedding Photography

Hi Guys!! Thanks again for such a fun night last night!!! I hope you enjoyed yourselves. What a great sunset it turned out to be! I am so happy we nailed some of these photos because you deserved them…lol.. after standing there waiting for these shots, I was dead set on getting them…. and I’m glad you two had the patience to sit and wait with me! 😉

When I first met you two back in October, I knew right away you were going to be a fun couple… you were playful and full of smiles and I really enjoyed myself walking around with you two on Fort Myers beach. I’m not sure if you remember, but we weren’t as lucky with the sunset that day because it was pretty cloudy and suuupeeer windy on the point that evening… I remember hair flying everywhere lol… but as usual, you guys were true sports and made the best of it.

I got tons of raves about your engagement session photos and I know they will be pouring in about the wedding set as well… but I can’t take all the credit. wink wink.. the best photos come from peoples true emotions and watching two people interact that are in love make them priceless. It’s clear from your images, that you two are truly in love and it’s genuinely refreshing to see that.

“H” you made such a beautiful bride, and I loved the smiles I got from you all night long…

“J” you were so nervous getting ready it was a riot but I’m glad you wre able to relax and enjoy yourself…

and then there was Mr. “D”… the camera lover… lol.. he kept me laughing all night long

 Anyhow, I cant wait to hear from you again (maybe in a year or so for a baby session ;), and I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I do.

Dont forget to forward your gallery to your email address book,  because I was getting lots of people asking when the pictures would be ready!!!

Best wishes, and I hope to see you soon.

For now, enjoy your sneak peek. a.k.a “The longest sneak peek to ever appear on my blog”


a fun one from the ladies...

and a fun one from the guys...

you may remember this shot from their "You and Me" session...

Here is that gorgeous sunset.....

The beautiful couple.... and sunset to match.

Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. A!!! Cleopatra Photography {i do} Fort Myers Grandezza Wedding Photography

Thank you two so much for a geat evening!!! Rain and all we had a great time. I truly appreciate you asking me to help you celebrate this special day with you and your families. Congrats, and I wish you all the best! Luv, A

Can I just say this sneak peak is huuuge….but its because I had such a hard time chosing which pics I liked more…lol


Here is your sneak peak of your day! Enjoy….

and last but not least……