Universal Engagement

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There are very few things that I love more than having the opportunity to shoot engagement sessions and weddings. It is incredibly humbling to be entrusted with the opportunity to capture such a special moment between two people as they prepare to make a lifelong commitment to each other. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?

So naturally, when my daughter and her fiancé got engaged a couple of months back, I knew that meant engagement photos were on the horizon…and I was ready!

Granted, I knew there would be a few obstacles to overcome shooting engagement photos for my daughter. The first obstacle was that of finding the perfect location. My daughter Lauren typically second shoots with me, so I wanted to find a location that we hadn’t used before. Second, she and her fiancé had already done quite a few couples shoots over the years for various magazines and super talented local photographers – no pressure right?

As I started to brainstorm locations, I tried my best to focus in on what was special to them as a couple and then the idea hit me; Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure in Orlando, FL. They’re season pass holders so they already practically live there. So what better place to capture the excitement of their relationship and future marriage than a place designed to maximize fun?

From the retro vibe of Mel’s Diner to the charming side streets and alleyways throughout the park, the attention to detail at Universal/Islands is breathtaking. We were able to get some really incredible shots between the two parks that we wouldn’t have been able to get elsewhere. It also didn’t hurt that we got to enjoy the rides of the park afterwards!

I can tell you that shooting this engagement session for my daughter and future son-in-law, as well as planning for the upcoming wedding, has given us a new understanding of what our brides go through. It has reenergized us and created a higher level of passion to do what we do.

If you’re looking for a photographer to capture the special moments in your life, we would love to work with you! It’s our goal to provide quality service that leaves you with the same feeling we had at Universal.

Photography: Lisa Davis of 5D Photography

Blue Dress: Bleu Belle Bridal in Savannah, GA.

Lauren’s Hair: Tyler with 40 Volume Salon in Savannah, GA

 

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The Squad

I.Love.These.Boys. While I have know some of these guys a little over three years now, I really got to know them well at summer camp two summers ago. I had the privilege of going to camp “Big Stuff” as the camp “chef” for our youth group. They say a way to a mans heart is through his stomach and this proved to be true with these guys! They started calling me “Mama Lisa” and I’m honored to hold that title, It melts my heart every time they call me that!

I have watched these boys grow up so much over these past few years. They are true gentleman and so much fun to be around. When they enter a room you know things are about to get “lit”! They really are an instant party, which shows well in the photos!

One of the things I have noticed about these guys is their love for each other. I have NEVER seen anything like it. They might not be brothers by blood, but they are truly brothers in their hearts. The respect and consideration they show one another is so genuine and Christ like. I am just so thankful that I have had the privilege of knowing them and seeing their unique bond.

I can’t wait to see all that God has for these guys as they all graduate this year and go in different directions. Something tells me that the bond they have won’t be broken by time or distance.

Anna

Anna’s mom Kim and I met at church while we were both pregnant with our second child (Anna and Rachel), due two months apart. As I was editing Anna’s senior pictures I shed a tear (or three) remembering all the sweet times she and my daughter Rachel have shared over the past 17 years. There have been countless sleepovers, playing Miss America, making crazy videos, fighting over who gets to hold the white cat in the picture, dancing together, hiding in the trunk of Lauren’s car during hide-n-seek and many hours of giggling! I am so thankful for their sweet friendship.

Anna isn’t your typical teenager, you can tell that after talking to her for five minutes and that is why she’s always been one of my very favorite people. Anna loves deeply, has a great sense of humor, sings like an angel, and has a passion for the lost. She currently serves as a worship leader at Savannah Christian Church, and has spent the past two summers in Poland as a missionary intern. I can’t wait to see all that she accomplishes with her amazing talents and heart for God. I am so thankful I’ve been able to watch her journey. We love you Anna!!!

Catherine and Dylan

Catherine and Dylan are such a sweet couple! I remember when they were teenagers and would come to New Years Eve parties at our house. Now they are all grown up and engaged! We can’t wait to be part of their special day in July! 

“You know when you have found your prince because you not only have a smile on your face, but in your heart as well.” —Unknown Author

 

Baby Adalyn

A week ago I recieved a text from my cousins wife Tasha asking me if I would photograph the birth of their child. The answer was “YES”! My cousin Ed is my double first cousin. Yes, that is actually a thing. My moms brother married my dads sister and we have the same set of grandparents on both sides of the family. We are two years apart in age and he is way more like a brother than a cousin. Tasha is one of the sweetest people I have ever met. She has such a calm spirit and I always just love being around her. Baby Adalyn makes number four and a wonderful addition to their family. Ed and Tasha are amazing parents and are perfect for each other.

Every part of the day was so special. Some of the most amazing moments were witnessing the actual birth, watching Ed and Tasha see their baby girl for the first time, seeing their children meet their baby sister and then watching the grandparents meet their newest grandchild. It was such an amazing experience and I feel so incredibly blessed that I was there to see it all. I am so thankful that I get to do what I love and that I get to witness some of the most important days of people lives.