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  • Psalm 19:1 // The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.

    Thank you for visiting our space here online! As creators of images and lovers of marriage, we get excited about documenting the stories of awesome people in love. We are digital and film photographers based out of Gainesville, Florida but love to travel to be storytellers. Taking a candid approach to photography, we focus on photographing raw, organic moments to tell stories as the day naturally unfolds. We aim to capture love stories as well as build genuine relationships with our incredible couples. So, take a look around and feel free to reach out! We would love to share a cup of coffee with you. Our hope is that you’d allow us to photograph your day or moment and reflect the beauty of the story…

    the work of His hands.

Ke’Ke & Tim – Gainesville Wedding Photographer

Photographer: Ingrid Carney 
 
 
I got Ke’Ke and Tim behind my camera one morning late this summer. It was a beautiful morning. I usually schedule most of my sessions in the evenings, but that yummy morning glow has made me consider switching all my sessions to morning now. 
 
One thing I immediately noticed about these two was how incredibly patient they were with me during our shoot. I was testing out a new camera and that came with a major learning curve for me. They gave me such grace as I found my way with this camera. 
 
The other thing I noticed about them, was how much they adored each other. They are very relaxed with each other and really listened intently to each other as they talked. I could see how much they truly just enjoy being together.  It was sweet to watch Tim flirt with Ke’Ke and make her giggle in front of the camera.
 
In their generous kindness, they surprised me a few weeks after their session with a few goodies, including a gift card to my favorite Asian restaurant in town and some books for my littles. So very thoughtful. 
 
Ke’Ke and Tim, loved my time getting to know you guys. Let’s do this again…before ten years go by. lol 

How did you two meet? Two of our mutual friends introduced us at a high school football game. I was a cheerleader and Tim was a spectator.

What do you love most about each other? Keke – There are so many things that I love about Tim, but what I love most, is that he has a good heart and is always willing to lend a helping hand. 

Tim – I love that Ke’Ke is considerate and compassionate towards others. I also love her love of God and people.

Tell us your proposal story. Tim took me to watch my very first Orlando Magic’s game for my 21st birthday. The game was at home, versus the Utah Jazz. We went to the game and had a phenomenal time! The Magics won, so that was enough to celebrate, or so I thought. Following the game, we went to Chilis for dinner, and as we walked outside, Tim got down on one knee and asked me to marry him, and of course, I said yes! {Tim’s plan was to propose while on the “Kiss Cam”, however, he was unable to coordinate with the Magics in time for the game.} He thought that I should include that detail. Haha

What is the best thing you’ve learned from each other? The best thing that we’ve learned from each other is how to compromise and be accommodating of each other’s needs and wants.

What’s the secret to having a successful relationship? Putting God at the center of your marriage, in addition to being honest and trusting. Listening and communicating with one another are also necessary for a successful relationship.

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Makayla & Brandon – Gainesville Wedding Photographer

I have very special ties to this bride right here. Her mother was Wayne’s youth pastor growing up and actually the one who led Wayne to commit his life back to Christ. It’s safe to say that Makayla’s family is actually really, really special to us because they were a part of shaping our marriage well before we were in a relationship! 

Almost 10 years ago, I was engaged to Wayne and stepping into his youth group as the new girl/leader for their big retreat. I vividly remember feeling nervous about not knowing anyone, but they were expected to follow me. Makayla was a young teenager at the time and was THE FIRST ONE to say hi and welcome me into the weekend as a part of their group. It was like Makayla prepared a place for me at her table for me as a friend, even though I was a stranger. All of the nerves of leading a group of young teenagers shifted to feeling like I belonged in this place.

Brandon and Makayla first met each other on the dance floor. Literally, the dance floor. They were line dancing and a mutual friend made the introduction. Makayla remembers immediately thinking, “Brandon was just the cutest thing I ever did see,” but Brandon wasn’t exactly the forward type. Makayla eventually got to know him through their mutual friend. Eventually, Brandon asked Makayla to be his gym buddy, and the rest is history. They started out meeting at the gym 3 days a week. That quickly became smoothies after the gym, and volleyball on Saturdays, and then they played tennis together on Tuesdays. They took any opportunity they could to spend more time around each other to the point that close friends and family knew something was going on between them.

Brandon secretly arranged for Makayla’s entire family to watch him propose at the intercoastal of Palm Beach Island. His plan was to take her on a surprise bike ride and then propose to her while they were “taking a break” in front of the water, as her family that would be watching from a distance.

That morning, he picked Makayla up and took her to rent the bikes on the island. She confessed to us that she was fully aware the bike ride was happening but had no clue he was going to conclude the ride with a proposal. They set out on their bike ride, Makayla wanted to take a path north of the island but Brandon insisted they go south (which she thought was strange but conceded anyway). They headed south and a little way into their bike ride, Makayla insisted they head toward the beach even though he wanted to keep going straight (lol… her family had to wait an extra 30 mins because of her desire to ride by the beach). They eventually made it to the proposal spot and Brandon suggested they take a break. While she was setting her bike down Brandon pulled out the ring. She turned around to hear him say, “Makayla, I love you so much and I want to spend my life with you, will you marry me?” As she was saying, “YASSSSS!”, her whole family came running out from the places they had been hiding.

It was only fitting that their engagement session with me took place the pouring rain because it was pouring rain the day Brandon proposed to Makayla. While the rain fell, they told me their proposal story and how long it took Brandon to make things official after months of platonic friendship. Then we giggled about how Makayla responded when Brandon decided it was time to make their relationship official. She legit told him that she thought they have a “10% chance of success.” Yes, she literally said that to him.

Thankfully, Makayla’s prediction of how successful their relationship would be has proven to be 100% incorrect. lols. They are looking forward to beginning their lives together and I am looking forward to documenting their December wedding celebration. Thankful for the ways the Lord’s lavished His love for Wayne and me through this girl and her family. 

Rainy Engagement Session
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