Janelle and Sean | Dutton Island Preserve, Jacksonville FL Engagement Session

Janelle and Sean | Dutton Island Preserve, Jacksonville FL Engagement Session

We met with Janelle and Sean on a gorgeous day in February at Dutton Island Preserve and took some fun photos. It was super awesome getting to know them and talking all about fitness, work, and photography. Thanks for being down for a photo adventure guys! And thanks to our amazing friend Amanda who recommended us to this rad couple. 

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Natalie and James | Walker's Landing Wedding, Amelia Island, FL

Natalie and James | Walker's Landing Wedding, Amelia Island, FL

Natalie and James got married on a beautiful day in December on Amelia Island. We were lucky enough to be there to capture the day and participate in the good feelings that reverberated throughout the group of friends and family all day and night. Everything was striking, each and every detail thought out and intentional. Each invitation and program delicately designed by the couple, each floral arrangement carefully curated, each toast tenderly written, delivered, and received. It was a day full of so much joy and emotion that we definitely shed a tear (or 5) multiple times that day (we are such suckers for real love.)

We are so lucky that Natalie and James found us through the recommendation of her brother Paul, thanks Paul! And that we were able to work with such a talented team including Becky of The Wilding Collective and Gina of Revelry Events.

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Christine and Nate | Ribault Club Wedding, Fort George Island, FL

Christine and Nate | Ribault Club Wedding, Fort George Island, FL

Christine and Nate!! This couple found our work through a family friend and we are so thankful that they did. These two are so hard working, intelligent, and above all, loving. Their vows were so sincere, and made everyone laugh/cry (including Lex) when they unintentionally told the same sweet story. Here is my summary of it,

Christine and Nate’s relationship is best described by the landlord of their former apartment. She always said that they were quiet neighbors, and that the only sound she ever heard coming from their home was laughter.

Finding a person who is both your best friend and life partner is so special and rare, and these two really found the perfect person. 

Here’s to them! Thank you for having us at your incredible wedding. 

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Bride’s Dress and Shoes: White Magnolia

Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie

Florist: Down to Earth Farms

Band: Akia Uwanda

Make Up: Mandy Rupp

 

Leah and John | Jacksonville Wedding, The River Club

Leah and John | Jacksonville Wedding, The River Club

Hey there! We are so stoked to get to share this amazing wedding. You may recognize Leah and John from their engagement session. They are our neighbors here in Murray Hill and such a kind and fun couple. They got married at The River Club in Jacksonville, which is a beautiful venue on the top floor of the Wells Fargo building downtown. The view was crazy beautiful! And we ended up with the sunniest weather for all of the outdoor photos. 

Some notable moments during this wedding:

-Leah and John met during a swing dance night at The Volstead in downtown Jacksonville, and that is where we did their first look. It was so sweet watching them see each other for the first time in such a significant place in their history. 

-Because they met dancing, you can only imagine how amazing their first dance was! We had them practice downstairs in the lobby of the Wells Fargo building and the photos are some of our favorites!! The light was incredible, and it was so special for them to have a special dance alone before the ceremony began.

-So many of their guests were amazing dancers as well, so the reception dance party was so magical! Everyone was spinning and swinging and creating a million perfect photo opps. 

Thank you Leah and John for having us capture your day!

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Adam and Bayla | Swedesboro, New Jersey Wedding

Adam and Bayla | Swedesboro, New Jersey Wedding

Adam and Bayla's wedding was so special for us in so many ways. Adam and Jesse are old friends who met in Sitka, Alaska one summer many years ago. Not only is Sitka one of Jesse's favorite places in the world, but it is also the place where Adam and Bayla met and fell in love. In their vows they spoke about spending the summer they met searching tide pools for aquatic critters and scaling mountains side by side. It really resonated with us, especially because we spent last summer in Sitka doing those same things. It's safe to say we both teared up during the ceremony.

Some more fun things to mention about this awesome day. They encouraged guests to wear glitter and sequins, so everyone was shimmering on the dance floor all night. The bridal party gave words of advice during the ceremony, and each tidbit brought the audience to tears and elicited laughter. Bayla's dad composed a song for her as his toast, it was the first song he ever wrote for her and it was beautiful.  

The next night we traveled to Philadelphia with Adam and Bayla and spent some time with them and their close friends exploring the city. We are so grateful that they invited us to photograph and attend their wedding. It was such a joy! In every moment of the day, big or small, it was obvious that their love was radiating and felt by everyone.

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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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