• A Day in Winter Garden

went off at 4am… maybe 4:15…. whatever, it was EARLY… that’s all I remember.  We made it to the airport and flew to the little town of Winter Garden, Florida. By the time we got there, it was only 10am so we got brunch at an amazing french cafe on main street and then started our one day visit to Winter Garden! One of our close friends was getting married at an old fashioned theater that day and we just happened to get in SUPER early. The wedding wasn’t until 4:30 and so we literally had the whole day to explore, eat and take a much needed nap. After brunch, we walked up and down the streets and I shot random

things…. like fences, trees, signs, cars, chairs, doors, windows, more doors….and it was so good for me. At WPPI everyone says to remember to “shoot for yourself”…. and I always put that off. My excuse? ….”I don’t have time”.  Well part of being CREATIVE is being INSPIRED and that doesn’t happen when you sit in front of a computer screen everyday! Am I right?! I’m RIGHT. I needed this day and it was so healthy for the “photographer” in me.  I wasn’t shooting this friend’s wedding and that was good for me too! (more on that later:).  Michael and I really LOVED our day together. It was wonderful and of course, I have to blog about it! After all, this blog is also my scrapbook of LIFE! So enjoy a little bit of this old fashioned town!


Wait!! Before you move on, I must explain how AWESOME this town is. It’s seriously from a movie.  All of the vintage store fronts and old fashioned businesses make it such an amazing, peaceful place to visit! There is a well known bike trail nearby and so families road through town on their bikes and couples walked around with their dogs and old men leaned against the hood of their old trucks and chatted….and it was so charming.  “Charming” is the perfect way to describe Winter Garden.  It’s only about 30 miles outside of Orlando and I would MUCH rather spend a day here than in Harry Potter land! (well…. I secretly want to visit Harry Potter land too… and I’m not alone… Michael has shown interest as well… don’t judge us!)


Ok now you can move on! Enjoy these images!

Here is our little French bakery that we loved!…. Maybe we loved it a little too much!

Our Hotel (aka the cutest old fashioned bed and breakfast!)

Being “Artsy”… just let me have my fun….old metal fences CAN be cool!

Coffee shop with awesome Cappuccinos!

and a cool Teal wall (Teal is now being capitalized on this blog…just FYI:)

Inside the old hotel and vintage ice cream parlor!

awwww… look at him:)

I seriously felt like they were filming a movie in this little town! So perfect and quaint!

15 Comments Personal
  1. Stephanie B reply

    It really does seem soo charming! Can’t wait to do that kind of stuff with Andrew. Love all the Teal in your photos ;)

  2. Amelia reply

    ohhhhh my goodness. as soon as I saw the ice cream parlor, I died! and then when I saw those vintage cars…I died again! This is now on my places to visit someday. :) beautiful town & beautiful pictures!

  3. SvetlanaHillKovich reply

    WOW! That IS a cute and perfect town! ;)

  4. sydni Jackson reply

    ohh this post is so bright and colorful! totally want to visit there now! and i’m all for the capitalization of Teal!

  5. Erin Cefalu reply

    Question for you…on a day like this do you bring more than one lens with you? Thanks in advance!

  6. Justine reply

    I seriously want to go here! Especially the ice cream parlor! It looks totally out of a movie!!

  7. katie b reply

    love this!!!! love the teal truck!

  8. Jennifer Krieg reply

    This is one of my favorite blog posts of yours to date! I LOVE old vintage charm. Could spend days wandering around a place like this! Love it & LOVE your photos!!!

  9. Alexis Nicole Photography reply

    This post was so much fun to read! Your pictures make me want to jump right into them…I love old, small towns like Winter Garden and all of the old fashioned buildings, etc. Looks like an amazing spot for photo shoots too! =)

    I love teal too! (my nails are teal right now) and I want that teal car so bad! Super cute.

    Congrats to your friends on getting hitched. Hope you all had a great time at the wedding!

  10. caroline reply

    yaaaayyyy destination dates are the best :) so glad yall got to spend QUALITY time with each other

  11. Kristina N. reply

    I really want to go to Harry Potter land!

  12. Elizabeth reply

    love it!!! you and michael are such a cute couple!!! if you’re ever in the orlando area again, check out Celebration, FL. it’s another cute town, me and my family love it!!!!

  13. Beth reply

    Wow! I love this blog post :)

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  15. Nicole Lawson reply

    Such a cute town! You and Michael are so cute too :)

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