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Newly Engaged | Sanibel Photographer

Newly Engaged | Sanibel Photographer

I am seriously behind on my blog posts!  I’ve had so many sessions lately, it’s been hard to keep up.  But enough with the excuses, and on to catching up!

I recently got to spend the day on Sanibel, being the photographer for the most awesome and beautiful people.  It was an absolutely gorgeous day, and just perfect for spending an entire day on the beach.  It didn’t even matter that I was working!  The temperature was about 70-75 degrees, there were dolphins playing right on the shore all day, and for some reason it wasn’t terribly crowded.  January through April is Southwest Florida’s “snowbird season”, and Sanibel is a hot-spot for many vacationers as well.  In fact, a few of my sessions that day were people visiting from out of state, or even out of the country.  And who could blame them?  While most places are dealing with snow, and freezing temperatures, we’re soaking up the sunshine.

Ok, enough bragging about how wonderful it is to be a Sanibel photographer.  On to the details of this lovely, newly-engaged couple’s session.  Meet Crystal and Matt.  They’re tying the knot in a couple of months, and were just so obviously in love.  A lot of times you have to spend some time loosening people up before they can act naturally in front of the camera, which is especially hard with a mini-session like this one.  But that wasn’t necessary with these two.  It was like I wasn’t even there!  Which I absolutely love, as a photographer.  In any other situation, I might take offense.  Ha!

Well, just see for yourself.  These photos really speak for themselves.  And these are just a few of the many awesome photos I got of these gorgeous people, and in just 30 minutes.

Congrats to Crystal and Matt!  I have no doubt that you will have a long and happy life together.  🙂

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Katie & Brandon | Sanibel Engagement Photographer

Katie & Brandon | Sanibel Engagement Photographer

Sanibel Engagement Photographer – Laura Michele Photos

As a photographer, I love visiting in Sanibel Florida.  I live about an hour from there, so I like to do several mini-sessions and make a day of it!  It’s so beautiful out there, and there are so many photogenic backdrops to choose from.  My mini-sessions are typically 30 minutes long, and I’ve never had a problem getting plenty of images that my clients love!


This couple, Katie and Brandon, was so much fun to work with!  Even though we just did a mini-session, they came prepared with a couple of different wardrobe changes.  They traveled even farther than I did, from Naples, just to have their photos done in beautiful Sanibel, FL.


Here are a few highlights from their session.  How gorgeous are they?  Can’t you just tell how in love they are?


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Among the MANY photos we took, they requested a shot of them making “sand angels” to send to their northern family and friends.  This is why they have sweatshirts and hats on in one of the photos – it was really 80 degrees out that day!

They showed up a little late to the session, and unfortunately I had another group scheduled right after them, so I asked if they wanted to reschedule or stick around until the next one was done.  Nope!  With their wardrobe changes in hand, we rushed around to several different spots, got in all of the fun shots in different outfits, and had TONS of great photos in just about 20 minutes!  It was like speed photography!  One of my most fun session yet.