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Lew Gardens Wedding Orlando, Florida Barry + Lori

Barry & Lori: Married on August 10,2013
Barry and Lori tied the knot inside the lovely historic Garden house at the Leu Garden’s property in Orlando.  The couple is so sweet and fun! Lori rocked it out during her bridal portraits with a beautiful smile and sass to go with it. The entire bridal party got a kick out of posing for portraits too.
Most importantly, the wedding truly represented the couple-simple, sweet, modern, and was filled with their faith. Several close friends offered their blessing and marriage guidance based on their Christian faith. The love poured out from all the friends and family&  enriched the ceremony with a special touch. In addition to the blessings, the ceremony shifted into a few minutes of worship and praise for the union of Lori and Barry.  During the first kiss, I couldn’t help but giggle seeing Barry’s leg pop up. Too cute!
Just a side note, a Bridesmaid made the initiative to compliment how calm and collective I remained while photographing. She continued to tell me she is a wedding photographer too and she understands how chaotic weddings can be at times. Her encouragement definitely lifted my spirit and reconfirmed I’m doing a good job. Michael’s Photography team values hard work and dedication. We’ll get the job done right with a smile!
We wish you many blessings in your marriage Lori and Barry! Good luck in the next chapter of your lives!
-Erika Rech, Lead Photographer

Orlando Wedding Videographer - Awesome post,

All photos are looking beautiful. Love it.

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Daytona Beach Children’s Portraiture

When Jennifer & Craig brought their young son Bobby into my Studio, it would be our 1st portrait session together.  The 1st session is really important.  That’s when you have that opportunity to bond & create a fun atmosphere & memory.  Bobby & I really hit it off!  He was amazing!!!  Such a cute smile – so well-behaved.  He struck all of the little “grown up” poses I threw at him.  And, even had a few of his own.  These are a few of parents; Jennifer & Craig’s favorite images.  We hope you too enjoy them…  Which one is your favorite?

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Studio items for sale

My name is Michael Rollins, owner of Michael’s Photography & Video.  I’m retiring my 31 year old Portrait Studio on Beach Street (Downtown) & have 2 remaining sets & 1 background to sell.  They were manufactured in Canada by the company Off The Wall, who specialized in very high-end styrofoam sets.  Off The Wall has since gone out of business, but you can still Google these products & find pricing.  Very light & amazingly durable.  There are NO blemishes on either set.
    The taller, larger set is about 9′ tall & the other set is about 5′ tall.  Both are 2 sided for extra versatility.  I paid $7000 for the larger one, but will sell for $1500.  The smaller one was around $4000, but will sell it for $500.
    The background is enormous!  A very thick muslin, hand-painted – paid $1200, will sell for $250.  Let me know if you have interest in either or all.  They are perfect for playhouses & high-end studios because of their lightweight, yet weight-bearing properties!
    Also, I have the small styofoam books for sale for just $35…  Lastly, some light stands, & a very nice Calumet boom arm weighted stand for a hair/transition light.  2 hand cranks to control up/down & left/right positioning of light.  I can be reached at 386.255.0555 or email: michael@michaelsphotography.cc.
Michael Rollins
Michael’s Photography & Video
est. 1982
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Estate on the Halifax Tavern & Chapel in the Garden wedding Rick + Tensy

I challenge anyone to find a more beautiful garden setting for their wedding than The Estate on the Halifax Tavern in the Garden!  Rick & Tensy certainly agree as they chose Tavern & Chapel in the Garden for their wedding ceremony & reception.  Tensy & her girls did their wedding preparation in Agatha’s Cottage while Rick & his guys got ready in the Train Car.  The weather was perfect as was their entire wedding day.  Katie Hunt, Director of The Estate on the Halifax Tavern & Chapel in the Garden kept everything rolling smoothly.  Melody Anglin was magical on her harp for their wedding ceremony & cocktail hour while  DJ Mark P kept the Reception lively. Our congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs. Digioia!

Pastor Leo - Absolutely gorgeous images of a beautiful couple and beautiful family. The day was a wonderful reflection of love, honor and respect of three generations. I pray God’s blessings will continue to shower your marriage. Pastor Leo

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