Jessica and Michael first meet 6 years ago at a marathon training session, which made the first half of our session perfect. We shot on Jessi’s favorite street in St. Augustine and wore bright colored running clothes – the ring really popped tied to her shoe laces. After a quick wardrobe change, we walked and laughed through the historic St. Augustine streets. My favorite spot was a pink house with green shutters. It made for a great backdrop and complimented their outfits. If I were to quote anything from this engagement session it would be Mike’s best line, “what is my motivation?” They are a fun and lovable couple and I can’t wait for their destination wedding this October in the Keys.
Downtown Greenville | South Carolina
Sam and I took a road trip to Greenville, South Carolina to shoot the engagement session of our dear friend Katie. Katie and Travis meet while in high school and have been inseparable ever since. I was so excited when I heard the news that Travis proposed and even more excited when they asked us to be their wedding photographers. We started the day on the bridge Travis proposed to Katie. You should see Greenville’s downtown – its incredible and wish I lived here. There is a waterfall that opens into a beautiful park surrounded by flowers and large lawns. I could have shot their all day, but we drove into the mountains near Katie’s parents home in Brevard. The Blue Ridge mountains were breathtaking and this Florida girl was jealous. My favorite spot was a clearing with a flower covered tree. The branches weren’t low enough to show up in the pictures, so Sam hung from one of the branches to bring them into frame (you’ll have to check out my Facebook to see the picture – its pretty funny). Katie and Travis are an adorable couple in love and it shows in their genuine smiles.
I’ve been coming to the Cummer Museum since I was in college, but this was the first time shooting a wedding here. I love the first time shooting at a venue, it sparks creativity and inspires me to try something new. This property was gorgeous with lush gardens, fountains and arched hedges. Linda and Evan’s first look that was so sweet and I loved how she came down the brick stairs to meet Evan in the Italian garden. The best part about doing a first look was all the time we had before the ceremony to shoot. They were married in the lower gardens over looking the St. Johns River and followed by a reception with amazing food and live band.
Last year, Lindsay and Chad were blessed with a beautiful baby boy named Jaxon. It was a fun year watching him grow – we did everything from a Santa stocking, Easter on the beach, a pumpkin patch with tears and a cake smash that had everyone cheering along. Jaxson has the contagious smile and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for him.
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.