Archive for July, 2012

Last night, Matt & I photographed a beautiful vow renewal celebration at the White Room in St. Augustine. Tina & Mike have been married for 25 years and invited their closest friends and family for an intimate evening to say thank you for your love and support over the years. It was such a touching evening and hard to keep the tears back as everyone watched Tina & Mike reaffirm their commitment to one another. So beautiful!

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It turned out to be a BEAUTIFUL day for Jessica & Demetrius’ wedding at Casa Marina! Their wedding was packed with sweet details and happy times! Can’t wait to share the full day when the newlyweds return from their honeymoon! Congratulations!! : )

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The temperature wasn’t the only hot thing yesterday! Check out this sneak peek from Deyanna & Brandon’s engagement session at Barnsley Gardens! : )

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We LOVE destination weddings, and the peaceful surroundings of Eleuthera make it one of the most intimate places to say “I do!” We were so excited when Elizabeth & Koye contacted us about their destination wedding in Eleuthera, joined by a couple of their closest family members in a romantic ceremony and dinner overlooking the turquoise waters of Governor’s Harbour!

The next day, we met Elizabeth, Koye, and their family members at the airport to say goodbye and photograph them leaving on their chartered airplane back to Miami. Talk about leaving in style!!! It was bittersweet as we watched their plane take off. After just a couple days, we really grew to adore this couple and their family! They are such genuine, kind, and caring people! And I’m sure you can see in these photos what we saw in Elizabeth & Koye – they couldn’t possibly be more in love with one another! Their love for each other is so inspiring and breathtakingly beautiful!

We were honored to share in the joy of this special day! Congratulations Elizabeth & Koye! : )

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Earlier this month we traveled to shoot Elizabeth & Koye’s destination wedding in Eleuthera! While we were there, we also shot their engagement session! Shooting an engagement session in Governor’s Harbour as the sun was setting was a great way to get to know this beautiful couple better! They are so warm and loving and completely smitten with each other, but they also brought a little South Florida style to the relaxed island! I just love everything about this day and this couple! Perfection!

If these photos make you want to run away to a tropical island, just wait until you see the wedding photos tomorrow!! : )

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We have tons of pretties to share on the blog this week, but first I want to share a little sneak peek from Biana & Gary’s engagement photos in downtown Boston! A gorgeous couple in a gorgeous city – I can’t wait to share more!! : )

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I am so smitten with this wedding and this couple! Nicole & Chris had a beautiful St. Augustine wedding at Cathedral Basilica in the historic district. With Nicole’s romantic updo, empire waist gown, and cathedral length veil she looked like a princess! And beside her was her prince, sharply dressed in his Navy whites!

What I love is that Nicole & Chris had the beautiful, traditional ceremony but then had a cute nautical theme for the reception! They went with navy and gold for the colors, which is just a pop of color – perfect for a summer wedding! I can’t get over the adorable bridesmaids dresses from Bella Bridesmaid and the bright and happy bouquets with the striped handles from Rose of Sharon! Love love love!

They celebrated the rest of the wedding at the River House! The reception was light and fun, and to ensure everyone had a great time Nicole & Chris had games like jenga, cornhole, and even musical chairs! There was also plenty of dancing (I STILL can’t get The Wobble and Cha Cha Slide out of my head)! After a sendoff through a tunnel of bubbles Nicole & Chris drove around the Oldest City for a while and then came back to the River House for some romantic evening portraits!

Join us in congratulating Nicole & Chris on their nuptials and also supporting Chris as he prepares for his next deployment in just a couple days! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers and hope that you will be reunited with your new bride very soon! Thank you so much for all that you do! : )


Ceremony | Cathedral Basilica
Reception | The River House
Officiant | Deacon Bryan Ott
Wedding Coordinator | Heather from The Majestic Planner
Florist | Rose of Sharon
Cake Designer | Metro Custom Cakes
DJ | Y? Entertainment
Hair | Debbie’s Day Spa and Salon
Makeup Artist | Danelle from The Key to Glam
Caterer | The Perfect Pear
Wedding Dress | The Dressing Room
Bridesmaids Dresses | Bella Bridesmaid
Cookie Favors | Flour Box Bakery

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What a beautiful day in St. Augustine yesterday for Nicole & Chris’s wedding at Cathedral Basilica and the River House! There are tons of adorable details to share from their big day, but until then here’s a peek from the end of the evening! <3 River-House-St-Augustine-Wedding-Photos

An ornate chapel, a beautiful campus, a sword arch, an adorable flower girl, and a gorgeous couple – is there anything not to love about Kirsten & Josh’s wedding at the University of San Diego Founders Chapel? If I were to close my eyes and picture a wedding, it would look like this! To complete the timeless look, Kirsten chose red roses for her bouquet. You just can’t go wrong with classic style!

In addition to beautiful church weddings, we also love Navy weddings! Kirsten was in the Navy and Josh is still active duty. I think they look like a couple straight out of a story book! And the kiss under the sword arch? Swoon! What a fairytale wedding!

Though the morning was formal and elegant, the evening was a full out PARTY! They chose the scenic Rivewalk Golf Club for their reception. The dance floor was packed all night, and even after the music ended everyone was still hanging out chatting with each other. I think everyone was having such a good time that they didn’t want the evening to end! We definitely had a great time with everyone, and we’re so excited to finally share Kirsten & Josh’s wedding photos with you!

Congratulations Kirsten & Josh! : )

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Matt and I picked up the latest issue of The Knot Florida and were so excited to see one of our images used in their Color Report. A couple months ago someone at The Knot came across our blog and asked if they could use the image of Tey & Mike’s ring pillow in the magazine! After checking with Tey, we said “Sure!”

This is also the issue where they list The Knot Best of 2012 winners, so you’ll see our name along with our friends Rachel & Justin Fox and our own wedding photographers Gwyne and Mark Owens listed on p. 19! Thank you to all our brides and grooms who voted for us! : )

What a cool week! We hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July!

TheKnot - Fall Winter 2012 Cover and Color Report

TheKnot - Fall Winter 2012 Best Of