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. 

view the whole gallery here

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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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Zack and Marisa | Jacksonville, FL Engagement Session

Zack and Marisa | Jacksonville, FL Engagement Session

Zack and Marisa are some good friends of ours and it was so fun to run around some special spots in Jacksonville with them (and Jeter, their polar bear.) We love getting a chance to photograph our friends!

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Holly and Joe | St. Augustine Wedding at The White Room

Holly and Joe | St. Augustine Wedding at The White Room

Holly and Joe's wedding was such a success! Not only do we love shooting in St. Augustine, but we especially love working in The White Room. Every inch of this venue is full of gorgeous light and giant windows, it is the perfect spot for a brunch wedding. Holly and Joe were so relaxed all day long and seemed most at peace when they were side by side. One of the sweetest moments of the day was when Holly's dress lost a button and Joe was able to put his sewing skills to work. The exit was also one for the books because Holly and Joe said farewell to family and friends by rolling away with a suitcase adorned with tin cans. Everyone we passed on the streets of St. Augustine congratulated them as they clanged by. We had a blast spending time photographing their loving family and dedicated friends. Thank you for having us!

view the full gallery here

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Bridal Gown: Sarah Seven

Bridal Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

Groom Suit: Hart Schaffner Marx

Hair: Gwynne at Gwynne Mims Salon

Makeup: Leslie Phelps

Rings: Underwood Jewelers

Florals: 57 Treasury

Catering: The White Room

Cake: Calli Marie

DJ: Carlton McGee

MOH Dress: Alexandra Grecco

Rachel and Chris | St. Augustine Engagement Session

Rachel and Chris | St. Augustine Engagement Session

We are so so excited to share this engagement session! Rachel and Chris are not only a badass couple, but also some of our good friends! Walking around St. Augustine with them to make art was such a pleasure and we can't wait to shoot their wedding there next year. Thank you guys for being great friends and dazzling subjects. ;) 

view the full engagement session here

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Julia and Cory | Brevard Zoo Wedding

Julia and Cory | Brevard Zoo Wedding

Julia and I met online many many years ago and connected through art and writing. She watched my photography grow, I enjoyed her words and purchased her beautiful handcrafted jewelry. Her wedding day was the first day we met. After knowing someone for years online, meeting and spending the day with them feels like being around an old, great friend. Getting to know her and Cory on this amazing day was such a pleasure. Together we explored the zoo and celebrated their love. They are so lucky to be surrounded by such an inspiring family and group of friends. Thank you for inviting Jesse and I to capture your special day and for being my internet pal for so long. Glad we can finally be real life friends!

-Lexi

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Emily and Mike | Sitka, Alaska Couple's Session

Emily and Mike | Sitka, Alaska Couple's Session

One of my main goals while in Sitka this summer was to meet and photograph rad couples in killer environments. Emily and Mike were introduced to me by a mutual friend. As soon as we met, I knew we were going to have a fun time! Emily and Mike met at the Salt Institute For Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine. Emily was studying radio, while Mike was studying photography. The first day of class, they were partnered together to cover Maine's biggest ice fishing derby. It turned out to be serious task, full of ice shacks, snowmobiles, and waiting. Endless waiting. So, they really had to work together - as Mike took pictures and Emily interviewed families - and trust each other. After fourteen hours on frozen Lake Sebago, they realized they didn't want to stop talking. They split a pizza. And after three-and-a-half years, they haven't stopped seeking wild places, sharing food, and telling stories together. Thank you Emily and Mike for taking the time to let me photograph your love!

-Jesse

view the whole gallery here

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Tyler and Olivia | Jacksonville, FL Wedding

Tyler and Olivia | Jacksonville, FL Wedding

This wedding was such a treat for us to photograph! If you took a peek at Tyler and Olivia's engagement session post, you'll remember that Tyler did a lot of the wedding planning here in Jacksonville while Olivia was living in Germany. Long distance relationship and wedding planning, that's a feat! Now that they are married Tyler has moved to Germany to be with his wife!! So awesome. So this wedding was not only a celebration of this love, but also a reunion of their families, and a send off into a new chapter in their journey. The girls got ready at Tyler's family home, the same place where we shot the engagement photos and where the reception was held in the front yard. The ceremony was at Seminole Park, a beautiful spot tucked into a neighborhood in Ortega/Avondale. It was incredible and we are so excited to share this lengthy (whoops!) blog post with you. 

view the whole gallery here!