V & Ph-Central Florida Wedding Photographer-Karrah Flores Photography

This couple is amazing. Both men are strong believers in the arts, they have a passion for music and dance and they have friends that would travel from all over this beautiful world to be a part of a celebration so beautiful and touching.

When I met these two gentlemen, I adored them instantly. They shared a deep and obvious love for each other and showered their darling puppies with adoration. We created their engagement portraits at their new home and spoke of the wedding day with excitement and joy.

It was a beautiful summer day in Florida. The sun shone down on them and friends and family gathered before the ceremony to share in the festivities and witness the signing of the Ketubah. They laughed and reminisced of moments past and the couple shared glances and moments as they prepared for their wedding.

The ceremony was something to behold. Vocalists, poets and pianists shared their talents with the invited guests and the couple. Music filled the room and V even serenaded his future husband with a song as well. Ph listened with a look of pure joy on his face as his future husband played. Treasured guests spoke the Seven Blessings, the tallit was wrapped around the grooms, the glasses were broken and these two amazing men became husbands.

The reception was held at their home and it couldn’t be more perfect. Joe Hearn Events, as always, did an amazing job with set up of the adorable Opera house themed tables and nothing could stop this party from happening. The band played traditional Jewish songs as well as many wonderful pieces to dance to and everyone was involved in the fun. Even their puppies danced a few dances with their parents. It was a perfect day.

It was such an honor to be the one to create these images for this couple. I look forward to the future and all it holds for these two amazing people.

Detail photograph of grooms rings on Ketubah before same sex wedding in Central Florida

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Jeff and Jamie-Colorado Wedding Photographer-Karrah Flores Photography

It’s such a joy getting to work in one of my favorite places. When Jamie contacted me about her wedding at Wild Basin Lodge, I was so excited. She explained her “Rustic Nerd” vision, a combination of the natural wood that adorned the Basin and Jeff and Jamie’s love for all things nerd. This included Harry Potter, Star Wars, Doctor Who, just to name a few. I was so curious how it would all fall into place and man did it ever!

Jeff and Jamie are so full of personality, which made our time together so entertaining. Jeff would interchange beautiful portraits of him and his new bride with hilarious expressions, making my editing process a wonderful challenge. They embraced the soft rain as their ceremony started, using the collection of umbrellas the Basin keeps on hand. It was the perfect type of rain, soft and mild….and only lasting about 20 minutes!!! Throughout the day, they enjoyed their time together with family and close friends. They danced, laughed and told amazing stories of their time together, including the story of how Jamie met Jeff….which is definitely my favorite story so far.

Thank you so much Mr. and Mrs. Konrady for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day!

Portrait of bride and groom at Wild Basin Lodge by Karrah Flores Photography in Colorado(Remember to click on the images to see them in all their full size glory!!!)

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Ryan and Melissa-Central Florida Wedding Photographer-Karrah Flores Photography

There’s something special about these two. They have been together for over a decade, since they were kids. Ryan and Melissa grew up together and their friendship developed into a love that no one can deny.

On the day they chose to take the next step in their lives, all the stars aligned and day was as perfect as anyone could ask for. It was a beautifully cool March day in Central Florida….a soft breeze blew as the sun shined down on the St. John’s River. Melissa spent the morning being pampered while her family surrounded her, showering her with love. Ryan was among his friends and family, enjoying conversation and laughter.

Then it was time for Ryan to see his bride as he took his place at the altar. She came into sight, her parents on her arms and a smile on her face as they saw each other for the first time. Ryan’s face lit up and everyone could see there was no denying their love for each other.

Through happy tears and smiles, they spoke their vows to each other and then they were declared man and wife. It was a beautiful moment and such an honor that I not only got to experience it first hand, but also was chosen to create these images that will forever be a part of the history of Mr. and Mrs. Ryan and Melissa Flesch.

Congratulations Melissa and Ryan. I’m so happy you two have found your happily ever after!

Detail photograph of wedding bands on bridal shoes in Central Florida

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Garon and Amy-Central Florida Wedding Photography-Karrah Flores Photography

I’ve known Amy for a few years now and I’ve always thought she is adorable. She’s an amazing hairstylist (have you seen my blue hair recently? Thank her. <3 ) and a darling person. Every time I’ve worked with her on a wedding or photo shoot, our subjects have the most perfect and sustainable style.

I only recently really was introduced to Garon and I can see why they are crazy about each other. They are super cute, full of energy and excitement and love. Garon is a professional umpire, a job I’m sure takes a very thick skin and a true love for baseball (which anyone who knows me knows….our family lives baseball).

We stayed local for their engagement session, enjoying the beautiful character Downtown DeLand has to offer. We got so lucky with a beautiful sunset, perfectly mild weather and even a vintage truck! They are such a cute couple and I’m so excited to share these images with everyone!!! Remember you can click on the images to scroll through them in their full size glory!

Engagement session in downtown DeLand by Karrah Flores Photography

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Casey and Kira-Central Florida Wedding Photographer-Karrah Flores Photography

Kira and Casey are just the sweetest couple. So easy going and full of love and joy, it was a great wedding to experience. They chose very personal and fun concepts for their wedding, including Lego building stations and a delicious red velvet cake by Cakes by Elisa complete with rows of edible legos around each tier. Joe Hearn Events did an amazing job with everything from the flowers, to the food to making the day flow flawlessly.

Casey’s childhood home overlooking Lake Crescent was the setting they chose for their wedding. There were conversations of childhood shenanigans and laughter throughout the night. Casey’s parents were gracious hosts and the party continued as the moon rose over the festivities in a beautiful display.

Kira and Casey were ear to ear smiles from the moment they saw each other, while helping each other finish getting dressed to walking down the aisle, hand in hand. It was such a lovely and unique wedding and it was a joy to create this collection for a couple as wonderful as Casey and Kira.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Glenn. Here’s to a lifetime of happiness and love!

Portrait of bride and groom off Lake Crescent by Karrah Flores Photography
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The Pacific Northwest: Part 2-The Pope Family-Karrah Flores Photography-Destination Portrait Photographer

Have I ever mentioned I’m more of a cold weather, mountain type girl? I love the smell of an evergreen forest, the view of the mountains and the cool, crisp air. So, imagine how in love I fell with Washington. It had both water and mountains, not to mention all the evergreens! I could’ve stayed forever!

While I was there, I got the chance to stay with a friend from photo school, Cara. I adore this woman and her family. They are full of huge personality, wildly intelligent, funny as all get out and so generous and sweet. Collin even donated his room to me for a couple days and Josh cooked an amazing dinner the first night I was there. I was so excited to get to do their portraits, even though the original spot at Tacoma Narrows Park was not possible due to the tide. We decided on shooting all around Gig Harbor, where they relocated to. Let me just stop and say, oh my goodness! This place is gorgeous! It’s a photographers dream come true. Old boats, moss covered trees, water, a harbor….it was heaven. Cara and I scoped out our spots prior to the session then Evan assisted us in wardrobing, including finding his awesome new hat that he chose not to remove for the rest of my time there.

It did rain quite a bit while I was there, but not the Florida idea of rain…..it was more like after our torrential downpour has ended and it’s just sprinkling….that’s what rain is like in Washington. By some stroke of miracle though, we managed to get a beautiful, sunny day with only a few puffy white clouds in the sky. Talk about all the stars aligning. We even managed to get a shot with Mount Rainier peeking at us from it’s home….over 90 minutes away by car!

Cara, Josh, Collin, and Evan: Thank you so much for your hospitality! It was an amazing trip filled with lots of laughter, amazing food and beautiful pictures I’m proud to have created. I can’t wait to see you all again, very soon!

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Portrait of family in front of Gig Harbor Museum artifact in Washington

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Mystic Seminars and the Pacific Northwest-Part 1-Florida and Colorado Wedding Photographer-Karrah Flores Photography

Okay, where do I even start? I guess…..at the beginning…..

It’s been a hard year. It’s one of those years that, as a photographer, I am blessed to have because there were so many great clients who put their trust and their memories in my hands. Between me finishing my Bachelor of Science in Photography in May, my husband getting a second (for intents and purposes, full time) job in the early fall and still being a full time student himself, not to mention our kids baseball schedules and a jam packed Christmas portrait season, by December I was feeling the pressure of my workload.

Jump back to August, conversation flitted in our photography circles about a wedding seminar in Portland called Mystic. Curious, I hopped over to their website and noticed the rockstar lineup….including a photographer I admire greatly, Susan Stripling. That pretty much had me ready to try Mystic.

So here I am, booked for a seminar in Portland, feeling like this is going to push me to be better and give me a much needed break from the hectic life I live on a daily basis between work, home and children.

January arrived….

I am not the most outgoing person, contrary to popular belief. I more often than not have to force myself to say hi and always feel awkward and weird after doing so. It was a relief to know that there were at least a few other photographers from the Central Florida area that I would be familiar with. These three women would become the people that I truly experienced Mystic with and I’m better for knowing them. More about them later.

I arrived in Portland after a long flight and as I waited for the hotel bus, a darling woman named Maya Myers asked if I was going to Mystic (my camera case gave it away). If this was any indication of how my experience was going to be, I was in for an amazing time. We chatted on the way to the hotel, talking about business and where we were from. We talked about the speakers and discovered we were both doing Susan Stripling’s workshop the next day…a familiar face to sit next to….score!

Susan Stripling’s workshop was one of a few different workshops that happened the day before Mystic started for a few select attendees who chose an extra day of learning. Her class married both explanation and example, showing us how she does what she does and how she explains it to her clients (who would otherwise think we’re crazy). My favorite part of her workshop was when we were playing with window light, mainly because the images of hers that inspire me so much are these ones.

These were my favorite images from the natural light portion of her class (OH MY GOODNESS! Click on the picture and you’ll get to see them in full size! Thank my husband for the awesomeness!!!):

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Kurt and Meredith-Central Florida Wedding Photographer-Karrah Flores Photography

There is something so special about these two people, something that’s hard to put into words. I adore them, not only for the education, time and support they’ve each given to my Sammy, in the baseball diamond and in the classroom, but also for the way they give these gifts to each other. Meredith and Kurt are amazing together, they are sweet and kind. Always there with a hug, willing to listen and lend any assistance they can to friends, family and the people they connect with in the world. They are funny and full of life, silly as I’ve ever seen (which is a huge plus when working with children) and so sweet with the ones they love.

This wedding was such a joy to photograph. Meredith looked amazing in her gown, Kurt in his tux. They laughed with their friends, loved on their family and never stopped smiling the whole day. I couldn’t be more honored to photograph this wedding and I am so excited to share these images with everyone. Congratulations Kurt and Meredith….may every day of your life be forever filled with the joy and love I felt on your wedding day.

Central Florida Wedding Photographer-Karrah Flores Photography

Central Florida Wedding Photographer-Karrah Flores Photography

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2014: Year in Review-Florida and Colorado Wedding Photographer-Karrah Flores Photography

It’s been an amazing year for us here at Karrah Flores Photography. I graduated from the University of Central Florida with my Bachelor of Science in Photography in May. We spent time with so many wonderful people, it’s hard to keep track and made some amazing images along the way. I couldn’t be happier with the couples we’ve grown to know and love, as well as the vendors we’ve worked side by side with to make their days nothing short of perfect. Here is a highlight of the work we did in 2014. Stay tuned for my 2015 post about exciting new things happening at Karrah Flores Photography!

Central Florida Wedding Photographer-Karrah Flores Photography

Central Florida Wedding Photographer-Karrah Flores Photography

Central Florida Wedding Photographer-Karrah Flores Photography

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Michael and Erin-Central Florida Wedding Photographer-Karrah Flores Photography

These two are adorable together. Both Michael and Erin are teachers, which anyone who knows me knows I adore teachers. Michael was recently named teacher of the year and I can see why….he is an amazing guy who is now married to an amazing woman.

This was such a fun wedding, especially working with the team at Encore Catering. Erin and Michael’s little touches were all over the wedding, from Erin’s mother’s veil to the vintage books and busts of historical figures that adorned the guest tables. I especially loved how excited they were on their special day and how they weren’t afraid to show it. They danced and laughed with friends and family all night….it was truly beautiful.

Congratulations and Merry Christmas Erin and Michael! May your lives be filled with joy, laughter and love.

Detail photograph of rings in custom hand made art box before wedding in Central Florida

Portrait of bride and groom at Riverside Pavilion in Port Orange

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