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!

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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

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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. 

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Angie and Ehren | Intimate Atlantic Beach Wedding, Jacksonville FL

Angie and Ehren | Intimate Atlantic Beach Wedding, Jacksonville FL

Angie and Ehren's wedding was so refreshingly simple. The evening began with a cocktail hour where the couple mingled and laughed with their guests. Then, the whole group walked down to the beach together for the ceremony. No aisle, no music, no processional. The couple stood in front of their loved ones with the sea at their backs and had a meaningful yet light hearted ceremony. After many laughs and prayers they kissed and proceeded to party! It was so wonderfully intimate and easy going. Thanks Angie and Ehren for having us at your wedding! 

 

Coordinator: Katy with Coastal Coordinating

DJ: David with YEntertainment

Venue: Pelican Point Condos

Jordan and Chip | Mon Ami Winery Wedding, Port Clinton, OH

Jordan and Chip | Mon Ami Winery Wedding, Port Clinton, OH

I traveled to Port Clinton, Ohio for Jordan and Chip's wedding, and it was such a fun adventure! Jordan and I are good friends from college so seeing her and our mutual pals was so much fun. The wedding was at Mon Ami Winery, which is such a unique and gorgeous location. Some of my favorite parts of the day were the father daughter first look, their sweet and personal vows, and the insane dance party. Jordan and Chip's love is so special and strong, and it just radiated throughout everyone the whole weekend! I am so grateful that I get to travel for weddings to see my good friends and photograph their love! See the full gallery here!

-Jesse

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Dress: Katie May

Veil: Sarah Gabriel

Suit/Menswear: Topman

Hair and Make up:  Dalena Buchman Salon and Gena Heylock

Rings: J. Baskin Studio

Florals: Neil Leeson Decor Florals

Catering: Mon Ami Winery

Cake Table: Cakes by Theresa

DJ: Dj One Tyme

Tyler and Olivia | Home Engagement Session Jacksonville, FL

Tyler and Olivia | Home Engagement Session Jacksonville, FL

Tyler and Olivia are such an inspiring couple. Tyler first contacted us a few months ago about his wedding here in Jacksonville. He was doing a lot of the hands on planning because his fiancé Olivia lives in Germany. Planning a wedding is stressful enough, let alone planning one long distance! Luckily, Tyler is an angel sent from heaven and met up with us to work out wedding details. When Olivia came into the town for a few weeks for the wedding we got together for this at home engagement session at Tyler's parents' house. We shot these pictures on a Monday, and they were married and had the reception at the same place on Saturday (stay tuned for the wedding post). This house is so incredible! Tyler's mom, Denise, is such a talented decorator and curator of beautiful things! It was a pleasure to shoot here twice with this awesome couple. Enjoy the engagement photos and look out for the wedding post soon!

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Jenny and Nate | Ribault Club Wedding, Jacksonville, FL

Jenny and Nate | Ribault Club Wedding, Jacksonville, FL

Jenny was introduced to me by my super talented photographer pal Amber. In our meetings, Jenny was beyond sweet and kind. I’ve honestly never seen a bride so organized and on the ball during the planning process. The more I got to know Jenny, the more I anticipated her’s and Nate’s wedding! As I expected, Nate was super awesome and fun to be around. They are so amazing together, and backed by a great group of friends and family, this Ribault Club wedding was a heck of a time!

- Jesse

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