Bok Tower Gardens
These beautiful gardens, located in Lake Wales, Florida, are a National Historic Landmark founded in 1929 by Netherlands native Edward W. Bok. He created it as a place that would touch the soul with its beauty and quiet and he presented it as a gift to the American people as a token of appreciation for all the opportunities he had been given in America. The historic gardens feature a bird sanctuary, a reflection pool, a gorgeous 1930’s Mediterranean-style mansion and an impressive 205-foot Neo-Gothic and art deco Singing Tower with a 60-bell carillon and a brass door to die for! I had never been to Bok Tower Gardens and I was in awe with so much natural beauty. They even have beautiful plants for sale at the Gift Shop and super cute souvenirs. And even right after the gate entrance, the gorgeous open fields had me falling in love with this super special place!
Couples Photos in Lake Wales
Choosing a location for your engagement photos is a process. And It’s the same process when choosing the location for your first couples session! When my clients contacted me for the session, as usual, I suggested places for their photos but Rachel was all about Bok Tower Gardens! And as soon as she mentioned it, I couldn’t resist the excitement being that I had been wanting to visit the gardens for months! It’s sometimes hard for me to visit these peaceful places that I love so much since my all-boys home is always on the hunt for something that doesn’t include gardens. We had so much fun with this session! It was an early Sunday morning and the weather was perfect. Not to mention the gorgeous blue skies! The Pinewood Estate was closed that day, so we weren’t able to get some of the pictures at the Estate that we wanted but we still made it work and we checked off Rachel’s photo wish list almost completely!
I wish I could include the whole session in this blog post, but It’s too much 🙈 So these are mostly a few of Rachel and Kei’s favorite photos from their Holiday session.
Enjoy, and as always, be inspired ♥️
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Yanitza Ninett is a Lifestyle & Portrait Photographer based in Orlando, serving the Central Florida area, St. Augustine and Georgia. Her blog, Pieces of Me, features most of her work, along with photography tips, lifestyle sessions, personal experiences and travels. Yanitza Ninett documents Engagement Sessions, Beach Weddings, Seniors, Family Sessions & Boudoir. The YN Experience characterizes by giving an unforgettable photography experience along with professionalism and dedication. We are about telling stories...your story! Contact us for more info!