Beautiful scenery, a gorgeous dog, a great sign, and a happy couple make this Florida engagement session from Kenzie Rae Photography just perfect. It takes a lot to upstage a 100-year-old tree, but Nora, the Dalmatian, and her favorite people did just that.
From Kenzie: “When you think of Florida, what do you think of? Oranges? Oak trees? Publix? Well, this engagement session has all of those! When I first met Nick & Meredith in New Smyrna Beach for the wedding consultation, they told me all about their ‘Old Florida’ theme for their wedding. I tried to continue that theme into their engagement session as well.
They made a loooong 3.5-hour trek to one of my all-time favorite spots, Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. Nick and Meredith also brought along their ADORABLE Dalmatian, Nora, who was one and a half. We walked throughout the gardens finding all the best spots for photos ranging from beautiful crape myrtle-lined pathways, perfectly manicured rose gardens, and giant 100-year-old Oak Trees. All these were beautiful, but we knew something was missing, that perfect old Florida orange vibe, so off to Publix we went! We finished off our session in the Publix parking lot, and I don’t know just how much Florida this could have gotten. **CUE THE GATORS** just kidding guys, no gators this time.”
From Meredith: “Nora is almost as mischievous as she is intelligent. Just three days after her first birthday, she received her Canine Good Citizen Certification. She loves going to the dog park to play with all her friends, opening her BarkBox every month, and going on runs with her dad when she wakes up at 4 am every day. Nora had a great time frolicking around Washington Oaks State Park and acting like a high-maintenance Hollywood Star for the camera!“
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About Kenzie Rae Photography: Based in Ormond Beach, Florida, Kenzie specializes in wedding photography.
Amber Myers says
What amazing photos. Nora is so pretty! This is such a beautiful place too. Precious puppy too!
Fun way to announce your engagement. Beautiful photos and something you will always treasure
Clare @ Oh These Are The Good Old Days says
oh wow you guys are darling. this is really special!! lovely family. xx
These photos are precious! And Nora is such a good girl. Wish our dog would sit still like that lol.
This is such a beautiful photo shoot. I love that their fur baby was included in the shoot as well.
I adore these photos so much, and Nora is too cute! My dog is part-dalmatian, so I am a bit biased! I love the fact you added oranges too!
Pam Wattenbarger says
This is such a cute engagement shoot. I love how they incorporated everything about Florida, and a cute puppy too!
This is the most adorable announcement ever! Nora is an adorable dalmatian too.
Alyssa Avant says
Oh how Precious! Love those dogs! SO Cute!
Shelley King says
I love these pictures! Wish we would have put our dog in our engagement pictures. 🙁 What a cute pup!
Terri Steffes says
What a great looking dog! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
Lauren | Glitter & Grandeur says
This was so much fun to read! First of all, the photos are STUNNING! I really appreciated the Publix feature. Secondly, Nora is the cutest (as are her parents).
Wow!! Such gorgeous photos! And the dog totally steals the show! I love that it looks like he’s smiling. 🙂
Crystal // Dreams, etc. says
What a beautiful dog! And couple! 🙂
What a beautiful photo session! The photos are unique! So creative!
These photos look so pretty! And Nora looks absolutely adorable! I love dalmatians they are just so cute!
Cathy Mini says
What a beautiful shot and perfect engagement session! They are looks so sweet, I remember those days so romantic.
What a fun photo shoot! The photos are gorgeous, and I like how natural they feel too. The setting is great, and the dog is a cute addition. Congrats to the couple!
Nora is such a pretty girl! Growing up I always wanted a dalmatian! Their spots are so pretty.
Such amazing and adorable pictures. I love that first photo with the tree. That tree is stunning! And nora is such a cutie too.
Becky @ Disney in your Day says
What a gorgeous setting! Though I’m from PA I have a piece of my heart in Florida and I love all of the FL touches.
I’m not sure which I love more, the addition of the dogs or the scenic background. I’m wishing you a beautiful future together.
Tim B says
Nora looks so well behaved in these pics and is a gorgeous dog! We tried having a professional photographer take some family pictures with our Boxer puppy few months ago but she was just too excited and jumping all over the place. Wish our photo shoot turned out as awesome as the one in your post. Very impressive engagement announcement pictures indeed!
How cool is that! Sounds like a fun session. I love all your photos. Thanks for sharing your talented skills.
Denay DeGuzman says
What gorgeous engagement photos! And that tree is amazing as well. Thank you for sharing your images of an amazing afternoon.
Fatima Torres says
Such beautiful engagement photos! I love when people include their dogs in family photos/events.
Rebecca Sanchez says
What a truly delightful way to announce ones engagement – and Nora just looks pretty darned happy! The color and feel of the images convey such a beautiful warmth – so delightful!
Jana Rade says
Dalmatians are so adorable, aren’t they? There is a reason for using speckled puppy as the epitemy of cuteness.
Dorothy "FiveSibesMom" says
Congrats to the lucky couple! Nora is a beauty! One of my dear girlfriends had three Dalmatians and they were just sweethearts! These photos are gorgeous – and what a wonderful way to announcement an engagement! So very special.