Professional photographer in Fort Myers Florida specializing in photojournalism with unique southern charm.
Hello and thank you for choosing Creative Imaginations Photography. We look forward to hearing from you. Should you wish to contact us directly, you may do so by calling our office at (239) 476-2867 or our cell at (717) 201-9341
Hello, my name is Kelly and I am the Owner and Lead Photographer of Creative Imaginations Photography. When I originally started this business I wanted to bring something different into the world of photography. I wanted to be able to create images that would inspire my clients, make them laugh and on occasion make them cry. I wanted to create an environment where you no longer just had your picture taken but you were opened to a world where your memories are captured, preserved and forever a part of your history.
Photo sessions are great opportunities to explore new places and locations. Many choose to go to the beach, or outside at the park, but what about your favorite store! This wonderful couple chose to capture their engagement session at a unique antique store. The authenticity of the surroundings, help to create a wanderlust atmosphere.
It sets the tone for love and magic! Love is in the air! These love birds are ready to explore the start of their wedding journey!
These boys sure love to read.
This sessions took place at the Open Door Shoppes on Hendry Street in Downtown Ft. Myers, Florida. The store open was gracious enough to open the store to the family on their day off just to get the best session as possible. The Bride specifically choose this antique store because when she first walked in the aroma instantly reminded her of her sweet Grandmother who had recently passed. The Bride told us this made her feel extra special and close to her Grandma and like a piece of her was with them during the session.
Those that arrive first to the bridal show automatically receive some of the coolest prizes. Many bridal shows offer discounts and incentives for arriving early to the show.
2.Pre-register before the show
Save time by registering before the show. Registration only takes a few minutes and will save you from having to fill out a registration form at the show.
3.Bring your friends
Bringing your friends to the bridal show will help them feel involved and also give you a chance to bounce ideas back and forth.
4.Contact info labels
Wedding vendors will often have drawings for prizes at their booths. Instead of having to fill out multiple forms with your contact info, prepare some electronic labels before the bridal show. Information to include: your name, address, phone number, and email address.
5.Bring a notebook and pen
Bring a notebook and pen so you can take notes. Write down contact info of vendors you talked to or thoughts you have while attending the bridal show.
6.Bring a digital camera
Bringing a simple digital camera will allow you to quickly remember some of the great things you saw at the show. Did you see a great dress during a bridal fashion show? Maybe there is a great cake from a wedding cake designer.
7.Know your budget
Setting your wedding budget and knowing who is responsible for each thing will help you make decisions and know what you are looking for while attending the show.
8.Bring your checkbook
Many wedding vendors will offer a special day-of-the-bridal-show-only discount. This will help you save even more money if you are able to find your vendor at bridal show. The Bridal Extravaganza also gives you an additional incentive for booking your vendors at the show – a 2 day, 1 night getaway when you book 3 of your vendors at the show!
9.Do your research
Know which wedding services you need before the show. Also try to find out which wedding vendors will be exhibiting. This will help you know what questions to ask and allow you to visit those vendors you are particularly interested in.
10.Make a day of it
Plan on attending the bridal show for several hours. This will allow you to visit all the vendors and find everything you need. Above all – have fun!
Most of all, just remember to have fun and collect as much information as you may need! Having a array of vendors and choices will help you decide what will be best for you special day!
This week, in our email we came across Kennedy Blue’s newsletter with a wonderful article called “Wedding Countdown: What To Do the Night Before Your Wedding”. As a wedding photographer, it got me thinking. What do Brides do the night before their wedding, and what helpful information is there out there that would not only help our wonderful Brides, but make the day of, just a bit more wonderful.
Here are the top 5 Must-Do’s that we liked…. alot… and would suggest for any of our Bride-to-be’s
Make a List: When planning an event as big as your wedding day, organization is necessary. Keep track of all of the items you need to bring with you to the venue and check off each item when you pack up your car in the morning. Be sure to check your list twice. A third time couldn’t hurt, either.
Check Your Tech: One of the best things about technology is how easily it allows us to capture memories. However, technology has an odd way of breaking down just when we need it the most. If you thought your printer shutting down the night before a big school paper was due was bad, imagine the sadness that would stem from your camera shutting off long before the night was over. Whether you plan on using a camera for snapping before the ceremony moments or on a tripod for a DIY photo booth station, make sure that you fully charge the device and have plenty of memory space on your camera. Pack your chargers, USB cords, and extra memory cards to make sure all the fun lasts throughout your whole wedding.
Get Romantic: Take time to reminisce on your relationship by looking through old pictures and love letters. Allow yourself to appreciate how amazing it feels to have found the love of your life. After you soak it all in, you’ll be inspired to do something extra special for your groom, such as writing him a heartfelt letter to give to him before you walk down the aisle.
Relax and Rest: You’ve been waiting your whole life for your wedding day, so you’ll certainly be feeling some butterflies on the night before your wedding. To banish worrisome “What if?” thoughts, trust in all of the planning that you have done and simply try to enjoy yourself. Watch an episode of your favorite show, do some yoga, read a book, or something else you enjoy to calm your mind. Most importantly, get plenty of beauty sleep.
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY:
Spend Time with Family and Friends: Your friends and family have been there for you in good times and bad, and they surely want to be a part of all the good that is your wedding day. Grab coffee with a few of your close friends in the morning, go out to lunch with your parents, and give other close ones some phone calls to tell them how much you appreciate them and how excited you are for them to be a part of your day. Remember that a simple a thank you goes a long way.
Interested in the other tips and tricks from Kennedy Blue, click here to read the full article.
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He asked….She said…YES!! These are the words that every girl wants to hear and capture in her heart forever! An engagement session is a great way to start off the journey to wedding day. It’s a intimate love session capturing the love and sweetness of you and your future partner!
This happy couple captured their engagement at the historic Edison and Ford Winter Estates, surrounded by the Old Florida historic era. The luscious landscape of 20 acres, features the getaway homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, with gardens, museums and lots of history to shared!
The over flowing of trees and greenery, make the perfect love nest for these beautiful images of the Mr. & Mrs to be!
A little bit about the Edison Ford Winter Estates Weddings:
The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is the perfect venue for an outdoor wedding. With historic homes, romantic gardens, and spectacular river views, the Edison Ford has something to offer every bride.
One of the biggest blessings in this world is to be able to love what you do and do what you love. There is nothing better than knowing that the images you create can have the impact to change peoples lives and ignite lost memories. While all these moments are amazing to be apart of, sometimes we forget (or get too overwhelmed) to just take some pictures for ourselves. No posing, nothing scripted; just simply enjoying life and creating a visual memory.
When I saw my neighbors and all of the kids out playing in the rain on Labor Day, I knew this was one of those moments that I wanted to just grab my camera and snap away. Just letting life un-fold in front of me and capturing these fleeting moments. No posing, no suggestions. Just laughter, smiles and overall a good time.
I mean how many times as an adult, do we get to just go play in the rain!