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love shines bright: ashlee and russ are married

After 3 months worth of wedding weekends, 2 rounds of family illnesses (yes, all 4 children and parents sick), an unexpected injury, 2 out of town vacations and a charity project… I am FINALLY attempting to catch up on a personal and professional level. There are edits and albums, blog posts and emails that are needing my attention, yet; when it rains it pours and I think we’ve been in a torrential flood for a good bit. I’m looking forward to a new year and a chance for some fresh new beginnings!! But… enough about me, there’s a beautiful wedding of a fabulous couple that’s ready to be shared!

Ashlee and Russ tied the knot in Ft. Myers at the magnificent Edison Ford Winter Estates, with a lovely reception at the Royal Palm Yacht Club. It was a gorgeous day with bright blue skies, vibrant pink flowers and lots of love.

Ashlee’s ring was nothing less than breathtaking! Seriously, Russ did a phenomenal job! I could have taken images of this bling all day long!

Ashlee and Russ opted for a first look and this charming little garden was the perfect location for the big moment.

Russ waited patiently for his beautiful bride. Love this image of him- so G.Q.!

Finally, she arrived!

Ah, the glorious sun rained down in an almost kaleidoscope fashion. Between the colors, the rays and Ashlee’s expression, I am completely in love with this image!

One of my favorites from the day! Such a stunning couple!

There’s always time for a little dancing and nothing makes a dress move like a twirl or two. Love how much fun they’re having!

Easily another favorite from the day!

Precious little flower girls…

I actually grew up with this little girl’s mommy…in fact, we were neighbors! Every time I see this little cutie I can’t help but to see such a resemblance of her mother. Couldn’t resist sharing this image of Reece and her sparkly eyes!

Check out this creativity! The ring bearer carried a fishing pole!

Russ catching a few glimpses of his bride coming down the aisle.

Headed over to the reception, thanks to the awesome Tori who was such a fantastic help during the day!

Ashlee and Russ had a simple, but elegant cake, with a perfect location! Brides, nothing distracting behind your cake makes for a far better image!!

Time for a little dancing… the first one as husband and wife!

Of course, I snuck out with the rings one more time.. how could I resist the opportunity for more sparkle? Or should I say serious sparkle?

One of my new favorite ring shots!

Ashlee and Russ, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your big day! May your  years be rich with the blessings of love and adoration for one another.

Don’t forget if you view this post and leave a comment on the blog by January 6th, the new Mr. and Mrs. will win something cool! For 25 comments, they’ll receive a free 8×10, for 50 comments they’ll receive a free 11×14! So start sharing the love!


If you have not purchased your Dream Calendar yet, please click on the link at the top of the blog! We have 1,000 to sell, with all proceeds going to Clouds of Hope. It’s not to late to purchase one for you and some for those you love! Start the new year off knowing you’ve given back to these sweet children. The Dream Calendars are only $10.00 each!!

January 10, 2011 - 2:46 pm

Lisa - Fabulous! The Holiday Inn Downtown Historic District had so much fun hosting Ashlee & Russ’s wedding guests. We are always one of the Edison Ford Estates biggest supporters and now the new, big fan of photographer, Annie Agarwal !

January 6, 2011 - 10:13 am

Dawn Pall - Ashlee – You are simply beautiful! These pictures are priceless! Thank you for sharing them.

January 6, 2011 - 10:06 am

Hallie - Ashlee you look beautiful! Congrats!

January 6, 2011 - 9:56 am

Marianne - You look gorgeous! The pictures are amazing!

January 6, 2011 - 9:39 am

Beth - These are amazing pictures of what looks like a truly beautiful and perfect day. I wish you both all the happiness in the world. My favorite is the one with Ross seeing you for the first time. Beautiful. 🙂

January 6, 2011 - 9:37 am

Chelsea Lopez - What incredible pictures! I also love the location. You certainly have some great memories captured here.

January 6, 2011 - 9:36 am

Dorthea Deperno - I am so happy for you! You and your husband look so beautiful together. All the ebst for the rest of your lives together.

January 6, 2011 - 9:28 am

Tara Casey - Ashlee you look simply amazing! Your pictures are truly picture perfect. Congratulations once again. I wish the two of you all the best!

January 6, 2011 - 9:26 am

Joe NIchols - the pictures are incredible and the venue was as well. I love the use of nature and the the creativity of the photographer being able to steal those preciouss moments that seem to only happen once in a life time

January 5, 2011 - 10:38 pm

Andy Payment - Nice pictures! Had fun at the wedding!

January 5, 2011 - 8:28 pm

George Heine - They’re lovely…some of the most beautiful pictures I’ve ever seen!

January 5, 2011 - 8:24 pm

Kay Heine - These are wonderful…I cannot pick a favorite…what a great day it was!

January 5, 2011 - 7:25 pm

Jeni - Spectacular photos! These are great memories!

January 5, 2011 - 4:38 pm

Jackie Leslie - Ashlee and Russ are the perfect couple. They should be cake topper models! The photos are gorgeous and reflect a perfect wedding day.
My wish is for this young couple to be blessed with health and happiness for the rest of their lives.

Thanks – JL

January 5, 2011 - 4:31 pm

Robert Heine - Great pictures Ashley. It was a beautiful wedding and Lois and I wisg you and Russ a lifetime of happiness.

January 5, 2011 - 4:22 pm

Karen B. - Loved Ashlee’s pics!! They are fabulous!

January 5, 2011 - 4:05 pm

Nicole N. - Ashlee –

Such amazing pictures. I’m so glad your day turned out so beautiful. You both looked great and I wish you all the happiness for a very happy marriage.

January 5, 2011 - 3:35 pm

Barb - such pretty Pictures

January 5, 2011 - 3:34 pm

Ashlee - you did such a great job

January 5, 2011 - 3:34 pm

Stephanie - Your pictures look absolutely amazing!! I so wish I could have been there. We are very happy for both of you.

January 5, 2011 - 3:33 pm

michelle - Great pictures Annie

January 5, 2011 - 3:05 pm

Olivia Minshew - Amazing photographs! Beautiful couple and Mike sure looks like one very proud Daddy!

January 5, 2011 - 2:59 pm

mark g at CMG - Ashlee….Congrats! Your pics are beautiful. Best of luck!

January 5, 2011 - 2:46 pm

IRENE - These pictures are so gorgeous!!!!!! Annie do such a great job!

January 5, 2011 - 2:44 pm

Chad Bo - The pictures are beautiful. Congratulations again guys, what a fun wedding.

January 5, 2011 - 2:32 pm

Patricia Hart - Once again beautiful pictures of an amazing couple. Congratulations to you both and Annie thanks for capturing moments they will treasure forever with these priceless pictures.

January 5, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Susan - Congratulations to you both. My favorite is the one of you dancing in the garden together but they are all beatiful. A nice snapshot of a wonderful day. Thanks for sharing.

January 5, 2011 - 12:59 pm

Tonya Davis - Great pictures of a beautiful couple!!

January 5, 2011 - 12:48 pm

Karen S - Exquisite pictures — you made a stunning bride, Ashlee! Every photo was just perfect

January 4, 2011 - 8:43 pm

Mara - You two look amazing!!! My favorite is the pic in the garden when you first saw eachother:) BEAUTIFUL!!!!

January 4, 2011 - 12:57 pm

Jodi - How lovely….thank you for sharing! Everything is picture perfect. If only I could guarantee I’d look as stunning I might consider a big wedding!

January 3, 2011 - 1:15 pm

Kara - Ashlee-

Love these pictures! The location, the dress, the pictures…all were gorgeous! Will have to keep these in mind for the future 🙂 Thanks for sharing!


January 3, 2011 - 12:45 pm

Paula Blysak - They are just breathtaking….Ashlee you were such a beautiful bride and Russ totally GQ- so handsome.

January 3, 2011 - 11:37 am

Gigi - WOW! What a picture perfect wedding day with a gorgeous bride and groom…

January 3, 2011 - 11:18 am

Rebecca - Congrats, the pictures are beautiful! You and Russ look amazing!! I must say I do love the second to the last picture!! LOL

January 3, 2011 - 10:00 am

Denice Heine - Awsome pictures for an Awsome couple and Wedding. It was so beautiful and daddy was quite proud of his daughter and new son-in-law.

January 2, 2011 - 7:32 pm

Myron Refoure - Congratulations Ashlee and Russ! The pictures look great!! My wife makes some of those pictures look good!! Hahahaha!! Thank you guys for letting me be a part of your day!

January 2, 2011 - 3:08 pm

Ryn Heine - Pics are beautiful and elegant! Congrats Russ and Ashlee!!!

January 1, 2011 - 8:15 pm

megan harris - Love all of them! Great job! Thanks for helping to make Ash’s day so fantastic!

January 1, 2011 - 7:37 pm

Nicole Delaney - The pictures turned out great! You look beautiful! I especially like all of the images around the yacht club before the event. Love the silhouette of you two at the end!

December 31, 2010 - 9:02 pm

Jennifer Rosenkranz - Beautiful pictures! Congrats again to Ashlee & Russ!

December 31, 2010 - 2:41 pm

Jamie Davis-Samuels - Annie, another great job (which is no surprise)!
Ashlee, the pics are great and the people in them are just stunning 😉 I love the one of the flower girls and their baskets (maybe because I made them) but they were so cute with their outfits. The one of Reece and the flowers on the ground was cute too. My favorite one of you is the close up of your side profile (sorry Russ you weren’t in it). I really like the long shot of the group with the palm trees during the ceremony. And you have to purchase that last shot and put it on your wall somewhere LOVE it! Congrats to you both & I hope that married life has been as good to you as it has to me. ~JamieD.~

December 31, 2010 - 1:21 pm

Jean - What amazing images you captured Annie!

December 31, 2010 - 12:45 pm

Jessica Knight - Amazing…I love the Reece pics too….She looks sooo much like Megan….You are so creative! The site was amazing as well…

December 31, 2010 - 11:31 am

Brian canterbury - what great pictures

December 31, 2010 - 11:25 am

Linda Riggle Halbert - Absolutely fantastic pictures of an awesome couple. A perfect wedding with perfect memories.

December 31, 2010 - 11:06 am

Amie RIggle canterbury - Annie thanks for the photos they look great

December 31, 2010 - 10:53 am

Heather Heine Refoure - Annie, you did an awesome job! Cant wait to see the rest of the pictures! Ashlee and Russ are a magazine couple!!!!!!

December 31, 2010 - 10:31 am

Tracey B - Thanks for the pics!! We were unable to make it to the wedding so this was so much fun to look at!!!

December 31, 2010 - 10:09 am

Patrice - The pictures are absolutely beautiful! Annie you did such a great job of capturing all of the special moments of the day. What a great looking couple and such happy memories of your special day!

December 31, 2010 - 9:26 am

Nancy Davis - Annie you have once again you have proved yourself as an amazing photographer (with the help of your husband on this one). Love the pictures! It would have been hard to not get good pictures of such a beautiful couple. Can’t wait to see the next wedding album (for obvious reasons).

December 31, 2010 - 9:16 am

Ashlee - What a great surprise to wake up to on New Years Eve! Thank you Annie! They are beautiful!

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