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May 7, 2012 /

Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer

Karina and Ryan's engagement session at Lake Eola Park and Church Street Station in Orlando, Florida by Atlanta Destination Wedding Photographer Zachary Long.

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Orlandoooooo! Even though I love our new home in Atlanta, I get nostalgic about Orlando. Lucky us, we get to shoot Karina & Ryan’s wedding in November down in Orlando at our favorite restaurant, Ceviche! This was our first dinner date restaurant and one of our favorites in general to go to in Orlando, so this wedding is going to be extra amazing. For their engagement shoot we stuck to the general downtown Orlando area hitting Lake Eola Park before heading to Church Street Station. While Betty stayed over in St. Petersburg with Miles and my Mom, I ran around downtown Orlando with these two and asked our good friend (and not a photographer so a gigantic THANK YOU for your help that evening), Jodi to help hold lights for me =).

Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer

Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer

As we made our rounds at Lake Eola, this is where having the lovely Jodi as my assistant was invaluable, because this March evening was a windy one with 20+ mph gusts as a front moved through the area.

Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer

Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer

Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer

Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer

Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer

I don’t know what Ryan was whispering to her… and I’m not sure I want to know =)

Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer

Canon 5D Mark II has lowlight focus issues? Really? This session was taken before the Mark III came out, and actually I think I placed my preorder by phone the morning of this shoot on March 3rd!

Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer

Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer

Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer

“Bokehlicious”

After rounding our way to the other side of Lake Eola, we headed a few blocks to Church Street where the train used to reside… now headed to parts unknown (to me at least, I’m sure an Orlando resident can tell me where it was moved to). I like this quick grab as I turned around crossing Orange Avenue:

Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer

Even without the train there, we played a little bit around the tracks area near Ceviche and the clubs.

Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer

Then of course we had to go on the tracks themselves. Oh it’s so photographically cliche, right? Well Karina and Ryan rocked it and I’d shoot there a million times with these two if I had to =)

Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer

…and I made Jodi do a quick behind the scenes photo for the blog. You can thank her later =)

Behind the Scenes | Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Church Street & Lake Eola | Downtown Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer

Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer

To flare or not to flare, that is the question.

Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer

Finally, outside of Ceviche we just played around a bit in the streets and I went for a more timeless black and white look to the edits with the city lights in the background.

Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer

Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer

Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer

These final two frames in color for good measure:

Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer Karina & Ryan's Engagement Session | Lake Eola Park | Orlando Destination Wedding Photographer

Thank you Karina and Ryan for being awesome! Thank you Jodi for giving up part of your Saturday evening to spend it with me shooting these two beautiful people, you’re the best! Only about seven months to go until we are back down in Orlando again for Karina and Ryan’s wedding, I can’t wait!!

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Zachary Long and Betty Feng are wedding photographers based in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia but available for travel to your wedding location of choice whether in your home town or a remote exotic destination. View our main fine are wedding photography portfolio at http://www.FengLongPhoto.com/ and inquire about remaining 2012 and 2013 availability.

Comments

Wow! Beautiful pics, beautiful wednidg, beautiful everything .this is my wednidg for the year thus far!!! Mooi man .Anabela, for the next seven years I will give you a list of what NOT to do, starting with sky diving, bungee jumping .you’ll be the chief photographer on duty at my 10 year wednidg anniversary, and I only want you!!! So, please play safe DK and Mats, hope you have backed up Anabela’s contacts on iCloud

[…] Marquis, and then it’s down to Orlando, Florida on Saturday to photograph the beautiful Karina and Ryan! Monday’s full wedding blog post might run a little late depending if I can pre-write it in […]

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