“You have kissed a thousand times, maybe more. But today the feeling is new. No longer simply partners and best friends, you have become husband and wife and can now seal the covenant with a kiss. You may kiss the bride.”

      The camera was to my eye. I witnessed Bryan and Katie become engaged over a year ago. Photographed their beautiful newborn daughter Evie almost a year ago. Now my camera was focused on Bryan and Evie dancing below the string lights and on the outdoor tile off the beach. Evie’s parents were married just a couple hours earlier. As they danced I could see Katie and her mother Joyce tearing up. Joyce put her arm on Katie’s shoulder and I lost it. This moment. The love. The joy. The happiness. The gratefulness. The emotions. And I cried. I cried tears of joy and had to trust the auto focus system of my camera because of the tears. It was beautiful, and a moment I will never forget.

      My heart is full after spending the weekend with Katie and Bryan and their families in Fort Myers Beach for their wedding celebration. Before the wedding day I journaled my goals for capturing the wedding day. The goals were to create art, shoot how it feels, and tell the story.” My hope is that these goals are reflected in the images below. Katie and Bryan, Thank you for bringing me to Fort Myers and for trusting us to capture your wedding day and to tell your wedding story. My heart is full.


      Catering and Cake: Artichoke And Company

      Second Photographer: Stephanie Johnson of BabySnap Photography

      DJ: Bryan’s apple watch

      Venue: Southern Dream Beach House – Fort Myers Beach Florida


      Edward Maurer is a destination wedding photographer that strives to create elegant timeless emotional imagery.


      Ed, you did a fantastic job. The pictures are wonderful and you captured so many precious moments. There is nothing like looking at pictures to see what transpired. It is great that you were there and able to capture the moments, the looks and in doing so convey the feelings. To Katie, Bryan and Evie… may your love last forever. You are blessed with each other and a beautiful family. Thank you for sharing your awesome wedding!

      Aww! Congratulations! You did it again, but this time you got the whole package. What a beautiful wedding, of course the gorgeous bride is still there but this time with an adorable baby and a happy family! I’m so happy for you Katie, you deserve all the best. Wish you all the best to you and Bryan and your little princess!