Chris and Maggie | Hotel Palms Wedding, Atlantic Beach, FL

Chris and Maggie | Hotel Palms Wedding, Atlantic Beach, FL

Chris and Maggie's wedding! Holy crap! You may recognize this dynamic duo from their real dang cool engagement session on our blog. These two have been together since high school and the general vibe of friends and family members on the big day was, "Well duh they're meant to be together!" Everyone was so overjoyed to witness thir vows and get down on the dance floor late into the night.

It was a joy to photograph them at the beautiful Hotel Palms in Atlantic Beach here in Jacksonville. The team for this wedding was insanely talented. Kari Strate was the coordination and design mastermind. Cantor Palm did the incredible florals. And Lee White created the gorgeous wooden pieces used for the ceremony location. We were blown away by this day and have just been staring at this set of photos feeling SO lucky that this is our job.

Thank you Chris and Maggie for choosing us for this special wedding, we are so happy to have you as clients and friends.

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Videographer: Mark Hubbard

Cake: Sweet 'n' Flour

Food Truck: El Agave Azul

Bea and Marcus | Jekyll Island Engagement Session

Bea and Marcus | Jekyll Island Engagement Session

We had a wonderful afternoon (with the best weather ever!) on Jekyll Island in October with Bea and Marcus. These two are so kind hearted and fun loving. We seriously cannot wait for their Suwanee wedding!! 

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Cynthia and Ben | Washington Oaks Gardens State Park Engagement Session

Cynthia and Ben | Washington Oaks Gardens State Park Engagement Session

We had a really great time exploring and shooting with Cynthia and Ben. We drove down to Washington Oaks Gardens State Park (wow that's a mouthful) and fell in love with the gorgeous landscape there. It is so fun exploring a beautiful place at the perfect time of the day with two sweethearts. 

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Marisa and Zack | Florida Yacht Club Wedding, Jacksonville, FL

Marisa and Zack | Florida Yacht Club Wedding, Jacksonville, FL

Zack and Marisa's wedding day was a pleasure to be a part of. You may recognize these cuties from their engagement session! They got married at the super lovely Florida Yacht Club here in Jacksonville, one of our favorite local venues. It was such a joy to be around such a strong group of friends and family who clearly are absolutely crazy for this awesome couple. Watching Marisa laugh with her ladies and Zack cut loose with his dudes was a strong reminder of why having goodhearted people in your life is essential.

Some of our favorite parts of the day: 

Looking back on the photos I realized the couple read their letters to each other at the exact same moment, although this was not planned whatsoever and we were in totally different places. What even!?

It was storming like crazy and the weather decided to give us all a break long enough to have a beautiful outdoor ceremony ending with a ray of sunshine right as the couple was pronounced husband and wife! 

At the end of the blog you'll find a bonus photo of us with Jack and Jessica Mock, two of our best friends, and the reason Zack and Marisa found us and had us as their photographers. We love them and wanted to say thank you!! Jessica is Zack's sister and the owner of the awesome local biz Modern Baby and More. Jack is the honorary mayor of Murray Hill and owns the local favorite spot for music goodness Mockshop Music Exchange. So happy to have ya'll as our friends!

Thank you to Zack, Marisa, and your awesome family! Congrats and here's to 110 years of happiness!

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Florals: Ruby Reds Floral

Band: Bay Kings Band 

Cake: Bliss Cakery

Bride's Dress: Allure Bridal from Debra’s Bridal

Groom's Tux: Strong Suit

Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie 

Meghan + Brendan | Cummer Museum Engagement Session, Jacksonville, FL

Meghan + Brendan | Cummer Museum Engagement Session, Jacksonville, FL

Our shoot with Meghan and Brendan was so much fun! We loved getting to know them while exploring The Cummer Museum, an awesome treasure we have here in Jacksonville. We are so lucky that we get to work with couples who we can't wait to hang out with again. Thanks guys for a fun afternoon! 

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Chris and Maggie | Huguenot Park Moto Engagement Session

Chris and Maggie | Huguenot Park Moto Engagement Session

This shoot! This couple! We are livin' the dream!

Chris and Maggie are an awesome couple and we really loved hanging out them for this moto sweetheart shoot. Huguenot Park is one of our favorite beaches in Jacksonville, and we loved getting a chance to explore it with these two. The park was temporarily closed last year after extensive damage from Hurricane Matthew and we are so grateful that it is back up and running, as beautiful as ever! Driving on the beach is such a fun and adventurous feeling. It was a blast zipping alongside these cuties while they rode the bike in the morning light. Dream shoot! Thanks Chris and Maggie! 

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Christy and Ryan | Ponte Vedra, FL Backyard Wedding

Christy and Ryan | Ponte Vedra, FL Backyard Wedding

We are so excited to share Christy and Ryan's wedding! These two are crazy about each other and it showed in every moment of their awesome day. We love small and sweet backyard weddings and this one had us constantly swooning. Not only did they have a super fun band (thanks Barrett Thomas for getting everyone on the dance floor), but they ordered dominoes for a late night snack and escaped in a boat off of the dock with all of their guests cheering as they rode off into the perfect evening air. There was giant Jenga, Cornhole, and a larger than life inflatable swan. It was a very happy and wonderful day, thanks for sharing it with us C + R. 

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Planning by the awesome Brandi Gamble of Zesty Lemon Design

Special thanks to Stefanie Keeler for being an amazing second shooter!

Kati and Jason | Saddle River Inn, New Jersey Wedding

Kati and Jason | Saddle River Inn, New Jersey Wedding

Guys! Kati and Jason's wedding was a dream day for us. Lexi and Kati are old internet friends who met through Flickr and had only met one time before the wedding weekend. After years of following each other and supporting from afar Kati reached out to us to shoot her wedding. We traveled up to New Jersey and spent time with the two of them, as well as their extremely welcoming and wonderful friends and family. It was so much fun!

Their wedding was so unique in so many ways. From the custom pin badge gifts Kati designed for her guests, to reading each other's vows before the ceremony side by side holding hands. I (Lexi) genuinely started tearing up when Kati raised her hands to take a mental picture of Jason a la Jim and Pam's wedding in The Office (a TV show obsession we have in common). We even drove to the doggy daycare that was watching after their pup Indy so he could star in a few couple's portraits. All of these things and more were so freakin' special and heartwarming.

It was perfect and we are forever grateful that this is our job! What a wonderful world! Thank you Kati and Jason!

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Groom's Suit: Indochino , Allen Edmonds 

Bride's Dress: BHLDN by Anthropologie

Florist: Pink Dahlia Events

Music: Silver Arrow Band

Donuts by Montclair Bread Company

Hair and Make Up By Gianna Di Matteo

 

 

Karen and Andrew | Club Continental Wedding, Jacksonville, FL

Karen and Andrew | Club Continental Wedding, Jacksonville, FL

Karen and Andrew! What a freakin' dream couple! We met these two through one of their bridesmaids and one of our favorite friends (and clients!) April. It was at April's moody and magical maternity shoot  that it became clear we HAD to become a wedding duo rather than tackle it separately, because we worked so smoothly together and inspired one another so much, (it was one of the most important days in our relationship, seriously thank you April!) so we have such a close place in our hearts for her and her friends. After meeting Karen and Andrew, we realized we had so many Jacksonville connections, and we had such a fun time shooting their engagement session in St. Augustine. This wedding day was so perfectly planned, from the flowers and streamers, to the gifts and butterfly release. This couple is seriously meant to be, they gave each other the same pre-ceremony gift, a customized book about their love story, and died laughing when they each realized it. We are so thankful that we got to be there on this incredibly special day. 

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Bride's Dress: Debra's Bridal Shop

Groom and Groomsmen: Joseph Abboud from Men's Warehouse

Bridesmaids: Bill Levkoff

Florals: Kristina Metcalf at Fleurs de Vedra

DJ: Kris at Footloose Entertainment

Cake: Annmarie Skaggs at Publix Event Planning

Make up and Hair: Beyond A Salon

Nico and Billy | One Year Anniversary Session in St. Augustine, FL

Nico and Billy | One Year Anniversary Session in St. Augustine, FL

On the day of this session Nico and Billy were having a bout of bad luck. While they ran into a few little mishaps, the biggest was that this beautiful (and delicious!) cake from Sweet Theory took a tumble onto Nico's dress as they were leaving for the shoot. But miraculously, with team work and A+ optimism she cleaned up her dress, Jesse re-assembled the cake, and we had one of our best shoots yet! Nico and Billy were married a year ago and only told a handful of people. On their one year anniversary they announced their marriage using our photos (seriously how romantic!) It was a pleasure to shoot these photos knowing all of the love and anticipation that was going into them. It is so fun meeting incredible couples through our job, thank you Nico and Billy for letting us photograph this momentous announcement and spending time with us. 

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Leah and John | Murray Hill Jacksonville Engagement Session

Leah and John | Murray Hill Jacksonville Engagement Session

Hey pals! We are so excited to share these photos. Leah and John are an awesome couple who found us online and in a crazy plot twist we quickly realized we live a few houses apart on the same street in our beloved neighborhood Murray Hill, Jacksonville. Leah and John are as passionate about our neighborhood as we are and chose to do their engagement session at all of their favorite local spots. It was so much fun running around with them and shooting until sunset. Our job is the best.

These two met out dancing and these days go to classes and dance nights multiple times a week! So romantic, we had to get a little bit of dancing out of them in this session. Can't wait for their big day! 

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