I know it seems kinda late to share the highlights of our 2011 wedding season, but this has been such a hard project to put together. Part of the reason is that 2012 totally grabbed us by the hand and took us running full force! We ended 2011 on New Year’s Eve and started 2012 with a wedding the very next weekend! We launched our wedding photography giveaway on January 1st. We went to New Orleans for the ImagingUSA convention. We’re also in the process of opening our studio and launching our new website, in addition to streamlining our workflow so we can be more efficient in our business. We have barely blinked, and we find ourselves in late January! How did that happen?!
Another reason why it has taken so long to share this post is that it’s a challenge to summarize what an amazing year we had in a video with less than 6 minutes. Choosing our favorite images out of the thousands that we captured is almost an impossible task. I can’t even begin to count the moments that have captured our hearts – your beauty, your laughter, your tears – your hilarious moments of rocking it out on the dance floor (because who cares if the world is watching as long as you are having a great time!). We look at everything that has happened, all the precious moments that we have witnessed and shared with such amazing people, and it’s overwhelming. So many people tell us they love our photos, but over and over I say that the beautiful part of the images is not what we captured. It’s what all of you have given – how you’ve let us in to see who you truly are – that makes these images both meaningful and beautiful!
Okay, so admittedly we also got to shoot against some breathtaking scenery! We had the opportunity to shoot 3 weddings in California, thanks to some wonderful people (you know who you are)! We traveled to a quaint town in the mountains of Colorado to shoot a wedding at 10,000 feet! We raced a hurricane to shoot a lovely wedding on the coast of Maine and shot some of the most beautiful wedding photos ever in a place I never imagined – a cemetery! Seriously, beautiful images can happen ANYWHERE with good light and a couple in love! They can also happen with incredible sunsets on the cliffs of Negril, which is where Lisa & Omar hosted their closest friends and family for a destination wedding at Moon Dance Cliffs! Their stunning wedding is featured in the January/February 2012 issue of Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine (on shelves now!). And of course, we bounced around the entire state of Florida to capture weddings from Jax to the Panhandle, to south Florida and the west coast. Though we love to travel, it’s just as exciting to shoot weddings right here in our home state!
So after more than a month of reviewing photos from the past year and 9 revisions of the final video, we are so thrilled to finally present to you our Favorite Moments of 2011. I knew it was ready to present when the tears started to fall. Thank you to all of our wonderful couples for the year of memories!
Emily & Justin | January 22nd | Delray Beach, FL
Sammy & Allen | February 5th | Pomona, CA
Latoya & Clarence | March 12th | Jacksonville, FL
Rachel & John | March 26th | Palatka, FL
Lori & Bob | April 16th | Jacksonville, FL
Sharifa & Jerry | April 23rd | Jacksonville, FL
Cassandra & Terrance | May 21st | Jacksonville, FL
Melissa & Josh | May 29th | St. Augustine, FL
Lisa & Omar | June 21st | Negril, Jamaica
Linelle & Jonathan | July 2nd | San Ramon, CA
Emily & Bart | July 9th | Jacksonville, FL
Bridgette & Bryant | July 30th | Palm Coast, FL
Courtney & Brody | August 9th | Seaside, FL
Alexis & Matt | August 13th | Telluride, CO
Monika & Jonathan | August 20th | Palm Coast, FL
Meredith & Mark | August 27th | Saco, ME
Jessica & Thomas | September 10th | Orange Beach, AL
Jamie & Chris | September 24th | Orange Park, FL
Melissa & Brian | October 7th | Bonita Springs, FL
Sandy & Ralph | October 8th | Jacksonville, FL
Erin & Rob | October 22nd | Charlotte, NC
Tey & Mike | October 29th | Ponte Vedra, FL
Christie & Shawn | November 11th | Jacksonville, FL
Andrea & Phil | November 12th | Oldsmar, FL
Claire & Oliver | November 19th | Huntington Beach, CA
Leigh Anne & Patrick | November 27th | St. Augustine, FL
Suzanne & Scott | December 3rd | Hilliard, FL
Gigi & Steve | December 31st | Ponte Vedra Beach, FL