Tamikia & Josh – The Wedding | Orlando Wedding Photography | Hard Rock Hotel Orlando


Tamikia and Josh are the perfect example of friendship growing into love.  You  might remember their love story that I posted in their engagement blog, but just in case you don’t, here is a little refresher.  Tamikia lived several hours away from Josh out in Texas.  A chance meeting through mutual friends sparked a friendship unlike any either one had ever had before.  Sadly, their friendship fell to the wayside as Tamikia accepted a job in Orlando.  Several months passed before they both realized something was missing in their lives.  It only took a simple email to bring these two back together again and before anyone knew it Josh had hopped on a plane and asked Tamikia to be his wife.  They quickly began planning the rest of their lives together.  Tamikia made arrangements to move back to Texas so she could be closer to Josh all while planning a wedding in Orlando near her family.  I have never met a more relaxed laid back couple when it comes to wedding plans as these two.  They wanted a very low key wedding where everyone they loved could share in their joy all while enjoying good music.  These two music lovers found the perfect venue for their wedding and let me tell you, the Hard Rock Hotel fit them like a glove (yes I just wanted to say “like a glove”.)  Everywhere you look there is musical memorabilia and modern funky decor.  We had an amazing time shooting all around the Hard Rock with these guys.  Not even the rain could put a damper on this day.  The storm clouds rolled in during the ceremony and right after the “I Do’s” were said and done and everyone was safe inside the sky opened up and let loose.  If it is good luck to have rain on your wedding day, then these two are covered in good luck!  Even with the rain we had an awesome time shooting this wedding.  Everyone was so warm and fun and clearly adored Josh and Tamikia.  Below are some of our favorite images from the day followed by a short slideshow.

Josh and Tamikia, thank you both so much for allowing us to be there with you as you two became husband and wife.  We wish you both years of love and friendship together.

In love,
Mel & Brad

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I love her bridesmaid, Rachel’s, reaction to how beautiful she looked once the dress was on.

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Hello gorgeous!

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Josh made sure to represent his love for Texas wherever he could… I love these cuff links!

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Tamikia walked herself down the aisle and Josh met her halfway so they could walk the rest of it together.  So beautiful!

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I love that you can see Josh’s dad smiling right in the middle of them.  He was one proud papa that day.

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FAVORITE!!!!! Would you believe me if I told you it was pouring down rain outside?!  Hooray for the amazing Canon 5DII that can shoot at crazy high ISO and still look hot!

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I love how happy Josh’s mom looks dancing with her son.  This picture makes me smile every time I see it.

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Even baby Ellen was sporting her Chuck’s.

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Be sure to watch the slideshow for lots more favorites.  Don’t forget to leave us a comment or two.  We always love hearing what you all have to say.  It makes us happy! :)


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