It was a beautiful morning in St. Augustine for a wedding and the whole day was timed perfectly. We started at the Oldest House Museum for their first look. I am loving these more and more. It is always a sweet and emotional moment for the couple to see each other before the ceremony and it also helps get out some of the nerves. We then meet the family and bridal party at the Lightner Museum for the formal portraits.It wasn’t all formal, the couple meet while playing kickball, so we made sure to take a second to have some fun. Amanda and Jamie choice the Treasury on the Plaza for their ceremony and reception. I was really excited to shoot at this venue because of the marble, Corinthian columns and an old bank vault turned into a bar. Their reception was a non-stop party till the end, really it was hard to get everyone to leave before the couple ended their night with a private last dance. The best way to describe Amanda and Jamie’s wedding was classic and fun. We had such a great time and wish them both years of happiness.
I can honestly say that I have never shot with this much rain or laugher, but turned out to be the perfect combination for the St. Augustine engagement. Kate and Brad are an adorable couple and with an amazing sense of humor – we absolutely loved our time with them! We started at the Lightner Museum and I’ll admit, I like to start there because you’ll find a great yellow door at the back of the property, and it’s near free parking. We got a few shots in, but the rain came. We ran for cover under this old victorian home, which turned out to be a blessing. I loved the columns, the blue ceiling and a mosaic wall that maybe a new fav St. Augustine location for me. With every engagement session it is my goal to not only capture pretty pictures, but the couple’s personality. They made my job easy as we traveled through historic downtown and Kate should get a special award for walking around in those heels. I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I had shooting them. I can’t wait to see Kate and Brad’s wedding – its going to be a fun party!
The morning I arrived at the Jupiter Beach Resort I was instantly impressed with its beauty and old Florida charm. Jordan and David were married on a private beach overlooking the ocean. It was the perfect setting for the couple’s ceremony, even though it started to rain as Jordan and her father walked down the aisle (everyone says its good luck – right). Covered by the mangroves and umbrellas they exchanged their vows and before the first kiss shared a personalized handshake – it was really cute and totally them. They deserved a perfect celebration and that’s exactly what they received! Everyone had a wonderful time and kept the party going till the last song – seriously, Dancing with the Stars had nothing on their reception. I wish you both decades of happiness and it was an honor to be the one to captured your day.
In January I had the opportunity to shoot a Savannah engagement session with the cutest couple. Tiffany and David had been dating for 6 years when David surprised her with a weekend get-a-way to Asheville, North Carolina. The couple stayed at a cabin and after a private dinner for two, David popped the question! I have know Tiffany since she was 5 years old – her and my sister Sam have been friends since kindergarden. I was so honored when she asked me to be her wedding photographer and when it came time for planning her engagement pictures Tiffany mentioned wanting to spend the day in Savannah. I loved the idea! Everything about the day was perfect (ok, so there was one time where we ended up on the wrong way of one way, besides the on-coming driver waving his arms frantically – we laughed more than panicked). It was so nice to walk around and find amazing walls and tucked away spaces that were so them. Tiffany and David are an equally amazing couple with warm personalities and the sweetest smiles.
Sullivan was born on New Year’s Day, and like most newborns, he didn’t like being naked and placed in a basket. To get these shots, we had to get him into a nice milk coma and place a heating pad under his blanket. I couldn’t be happier with how this shoot went. The Schultz home was perfect – hardwood floors, great natural light and a yellow wall that made for an awesome backdrop. I also wanted to give a shout out to my amazing friend Lisa, who made all these great hats.