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Disney's Wilderness Lodge | Ryan & Courtney

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DISCLAIMER: If you haven’t seen this other blog post from pictures from Ryan & Courtney’s wedding day… you need to head here first! I promise you don’t want to skip their first blog post, it’s the big one featuring their whole Disney Fairytale Wedding day! This current blog post you are reading shows pictures from our session a couple days after the wedding.

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If you’re still here, it means you’ve already gone through Ryan and Courtney’s super duper packed full of magic blog post and you’re here for more! Well, great!! You’re in the right place!

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The idea of photographing Ryan and Courtney again in their wedding clothes made my heart skip a beat. So when Courtney proposed this idea for a couple days after the wedding, I was 100% on board. Courtney had her hair and makeup done again, put on that gorgeous dress a second time… (I mean… how many of us actually put on our dress again after the wedding day!?) and met me at her favorite resort!

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Disney’s Wilderness Lodge has played a huge role in Courtney’s childhood so it’s no wonder she chose this location for more bride and groom portraits! This hotel is gorgeous. The building itself is massive, but the rockwork, stream, and waterfall moved this hotel up near the top of my list! (Disney’s Polynesian Resort still takes first place though!)

On Ryan & Courtney’s actual wedding day, they didn’t see each other at their ceremony until right after sunset. We have a lot of nighttime portraits that I LOVE, but I was all about getting the two of them some portraits during the daytime, too!

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I was shocked at how nice these two looked so early in the morning! Props to them for waking up freakishly early for more pictures. These are my kind of people, am I right?

This session was the perfect way to cap off a packed wedding weekend, celebrate just a little more, and see my favorite couple one last time before they headed back home to Buffalo. I hope you enjoy.

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Shout-out to Ryan and Courtney’s hometown of Buffalo, NY! (Oh and mine, too! Yay!)

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Thank you so much for coming back to see the rest of Ryan & Courtney's wedding pictures!

WHAT? You skipped the first blog post… come on… ;) you must not have read my disclaimer at the top. If you’re looking to see pictures of the FULL WEDDING day, go to this blog post! It’s my most viewed blog post ever… and for good reason!

Here’s a sample of what you’re missing out on!

"I don’t even know where to start with this one. Like every good story, I’ll start in the middle… ;) when I met Courtney and Ryan! You know how some people come into your life like a big ol’ raindrop when there isn’t a cloud in the sky? You’re in the right place at the right time and it’s startling enough to make you think, “how did this happen!?” That’s how I feel about Courtney falling into my life."

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"A lot of you have asked how we got connected. I honestly think it was destiny… and social media. But mostly destiny…" Click to read the rest of the story!

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I’m sure no wedding will ever replace the spot in my heart for this one and this couple, but if you happen to know anyone planning a Disney parks wedding, send them my way! ;)

Hop on over to my website and say “hi!” Follow along on facebook or instagram!

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Take a look at my travel calendar and let me know if you want photos anywhere!

Also, if you have a Disney trip planned, message me regardless of your dates, you bring me there and the photos are yours! Yay! (And I’m happy to set you up with some tips and advice before your trip if you’re looking for help with anything!) And yes, my travel calendar says we are no longer in Florida, but we ARE HERE near Disney World in Florida for two more weeks until March 15th! And I’m available to take photos all around Orlando! Introduce yourself… I love making friends!