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Florida Agricultural Museum | Palm Coast, Florida


As I drove down a dirt road off Old Kings Road I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had the anticipation of shooting at a new venue. The Florida Agricultural Museum focus is a preserving Florida’s agricultural past and  also active in the conservation of heritage livestock including cattle and horses. I arrived a little early and was able to meet some of those sweet horses and capture the reception decorations. Right away I was able to get a sense of Tina’s style for rustic with touches of hot pink and bling. Even her boots were hot pink sequins.

Tina and Tom have been together for 11 years, but never had a formal wedding. Their first “ceremony” was at a Starbucks in Ormond Beach with just the two of them and the little old man who “married” them. This was there opportunity to have the day they always dreamed of. Together with their friends and family they renewed their vows lakeside under an arch of beautiful pink and white paper flowers. After the ceremony, we took their romantic couple portraits walking around the property. There were so many neat places with old fences, barns and my favorite – a orange rusted tracker. There were so many personal touches and it was fun watching everyone come together and celebrate this amazing couple.

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Casa Marina Beach Resort | Jacksonville Beach, Florida


I meet Cori and Ben a year ago when I took their engagement photos at Washington Oaks State Park. I was excited to learn their wedding would be at the Casa Marin Beach Resort. It was actually the location of one of my first weddings. When Sam and I arrived,  the girls were already laughing and sharing stories from the Vegas bachelorette party – I knew that this was going to be a fun group. They didn’t disappoint. Their wedding “cake” was made of donuts! Seriously, I have never been so excited for a reception. For the bridal party pictures Cori brought parasols and one of my favorite pictures of the day was the boys taking a turn with them.

When asked, Cori and Ben’s favorite part of the day was being surrounded by all the people they love. I think that showed in every detail of the day and could feel the energy from start to finish. I wish them years of happiness and can’t wait to see what the future holds.

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Guana Beach State Park | Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida


I meet the Pearson family through a mutual family friend. When we talked about where to shoot their family pictures, it was clear it had to be the beach. If you want a natural beach setting without condos and hotels in the background Guana Beach State Park is your place. The day of their session was the first time I had been there since hurricane Matthew. I was shocked to see so many of the dunes had been leveled and the small boardwalk missing planks. It was still beautiful and the muted background really made their blue wardrobe pop.

Jill and Gabe have been married for nearly 30 years and have built an amazing business and family together. Both of their children are love sports. Their daughter, Natalie, a junior in high school plays varsity soccer and Gabriel is in 8th grade and enjoys surfing, basketball and playing baseball. As a family, their favorite thing is going to the beach and vacationing together. They also love animals and have a rescue dog named Abbey and two cats, Symba and Georgia.

This family easily made each other laugh and I had so much getting to know them better.

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The White Room | St. Augustine, Florida


The White Room is set in the heart of St. Augustine and surrounded by beautiful side cobblestone streets and ivy covered walls. Jackie and Justin met online. It was something they never thought they would do, but like all love stories, they found each other and were inseparable ever since. Justin proposed at home and Jackie said “it was perfect, he caught me off guard while i was complaining actually, but it was perfect.” Fast forward three years and here we are. In beautiful St. Augustine waiting for them to say “I do.” I arrived at the Bella Bay Inn to find all the girls already laughing and doing hair. Jackie actually does it for a living, so this bride put herself to work. I love the picture of them on the floor that Emily took.

From first look to last dance, their day was full of more laughter and family. I asked Jackie and Justin what their favorite part of the entire day was and they said, “it was having all of our friends and family in one beautiful pace together. It was incredible having them all there to support us. We also loved The White Room and St. Augustine itself – is our favorite place.” I found out that Jackie’s grandparents (Nanny and Pop Pop) honeymooned there and Pop Pop used to come down from New Jersey every time she had a field trip there just so he could chaperone. I’m happy that this city has family history for them and will continue to be a special place for years to come.

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Downtown | Jacksonville, Florida


I meet Ashlyn’s sister, Lexie over the summer and was pleasantly surprised when she called and asked about me taking her sister’s senior photos. We wanted to have an urban look, so we picked to shoot downtown. It doesn’t matter how often I shoot in downtown Jacksonville, it is always offers something new. We meet by the Burrito Gallery because I love the red brick walls and rod iron fencing; Ashlyn couldn’t be nicer and I was so impressed with how natural she was in front of the camera. Her family came on the shoot and her mom even helped hold the reflector once or twice. Ashlyn is a senior at Providence High School and upon graduation wants to attend a college in Florida. She hasn’t decided on a major yet, but thinking about doing something in IT/Computer Programming.

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