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San Marco | Jacksonville, Florida


Like many of my wedding couples, Emily and Blake have become dear friends and I was honored to be part of capturing their growing family. Finn was born on June 3 at 7 lbs 11 oz and 21.5″ tall. His nursery was painted with bright blues and green with space decor, books and words encouraging him to “dream big.” My favorite decoration was an original newspaper framed from the first man on the moon  – it is an heirloom that has been in Blake’s family. Finn is so lucky to have such wonderful parents and I know he will be a blessing in their lives.

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Pisgah National Forest | North Carolina


If you’ve read my posts, you are familiar with my sister Sam. I love that I get to work with my sister and recently while shooting Katie and Travis‘s wedding in North Carolina we took some time to get in a maternity session. The last time we were here we fell in love with the landscape of Pisgah National Forest. This beautiful park has waterfalls, lush forests and babbling streams with stone river beds. Sam and Grant have been married for two years now and found out last October they were expecting their first baby. Everyone was overjoyed and know they will make great parents.

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Symmes Chapel | Greenville, South Carolina


South Carolina is so beautiful and Symmes Chapel was simply one of the prettiest places I’ve ever seen, which makes sense why its affectionately called “pretty place.” This YMCA outdoor chapel in Greenville offers a breathtaking view from the top of Standing Stone Mountain.You know how much I love a good road trip and had been looking forward to Katie and Travis’ wedding ever since we did their engagement photos a year ago. There were so many things I loved about their wedding. The view, the flowers and most of all the couple. Shooting weddings, you see a lot of ceremonies, but never have I witnessed this level of pure joy. Travis had tears in his eyes the second Katie and her father came down the steps. You could just feel how excited they were to be getting married – I couldn’t help but get caught up in the emotion myself. I am so happy for them and it’s such an honor to capture moments like this!

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Princess Beach | Destin, Florida


I love destination weddings and Jacintha and Dave’s was totally worth the drive. Sam and I arrived in Destin Florida to find a beautiful house and a very exciting bride. Jacintha’s enthusiasm was contagious and I jumped right into shooting. My favorite detail shot had her ring and scrabble pieces from her grandmother’s game set. The couple rented a pair of beach houses for the weekend and had their ceremony on the white sands of Princess Beach. There were vases filled with green and blue sea glass, a steel drum player and all the guests were dressed to match. After “I do,” everyone celebrated at the beach house with a family style dinner catered by Carrabba’s Itlaian Grill. The evening was highlighted with marriage advice from their guests going in the order from the newest to oldest married couples. I think the best advice given was “she is always right.” Jacintha and Dave’s wedding was personal and spent with the people closest to them. I felt so lucky to have been a part of it and walked away with new friends.

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One Ocean Resort and Spa | Atlantic Beach


One of my favorite things about shooting at One Ocean Resort and Spa is the variety of settings it offers. Beautiful rooms, lobby, custom artwork and of course the beach. Nikki and Mark were married on April Fools Day and it is the perfect holiday that shows off their carefree spirt. While the girls were upstairs getting ready in matching floral pajamas, the boys were hanging out on the beach playing volleyball. The boys weren’t the only ones relaxing before the ceremony. Goku, the couples newest family member and adorable puppy was sleeping on the bed. One of my favorite pictures of the day was a moment captured with Nikki and him on the bed. The ceremony was sweet and pure emotion. You could feel how much love and support Nikki and Mark had from their friends and family. I even got a little choked up when I saw Nikki’s mothers come down the aisle with tears of joy in her eyes. Their reception was no different. Toasts were made that brought both laughter and tears, nonstop dancing and of the best groom surprise ever. Mark amazed everyone with a choreographed routine set to a montage of Disney classics – it even included props. I can honestly say that this is a wedding I will never forget. Nikki and Mark are a wonderful couple and know that this is just the beginning.

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