As I travel, I take note of all the romantic places I discover. I'm blessed to have one of them right in my backyard. (Give or take an hour!) The gulf coast of Florida's panhandle is home to the most gorgeous beaches. Jonathan and I went to the Caribbean islands on our honeymoon. We thought it was beautiful, but I think we've been a little spoiled by our gorgeous ocean views near home. I was so when Sarah Beth and Graeson decided they wanted their engagements at Rosemary Beach. Their family has a beach house nearby, so it was the perfect backdrop for their love! Sarah Beth and Graeson are like two peas in a pod. I don't think I could even imagine them apart! They are incredibly natural together, which only makes sense for a couple who has been in love a long time. I'm so excited to be a part of these precious highschool sweetheart's day this summer! Until then, enjoy these images of how gorgeous they are together!Read More
Lindsay and James are one of the sweetest couples I've ever met. I can't help but smile when I watch them interact together. After such a beautiful engagement session, I had no doubt their wedding would be timeless and gorgeous day as well. Lindsay was a vision in her classic lace gown and had us all enthralled. It was the sweetest February day, surrounded by so many wonderful people who came to celebrate their sweet love. I'm so thankful I was able to be a part of these memories.Read More
One of my favorite parts of a wedding day is the vows. I never tire of hearing them because they are perfectly timeless. It is so powerful to watch two people, hand in hand, gazing into each other's eyes and pledging their lives to each other. From that day forth, they are not two people but one. It's such a sacred moment. I remember saying our vows on our wedding day. I actually messed up and recited, "with this wing" instead of ring. I blame it on the nerves. Standing there in that moment felt so heavy, so wonderful and very surreal. This was the moment we had waited for during our engagement and on the other side of it the rest of our days awaited. We knew there wasn't a fairytale on the other side or that we'd ride off into the sunset with no worries or problems to come thereafter. For better or worse? We didn't know. The moment we left that alter, commitment started as well as the moment by moment decision to choose each other. The beauty of marriage isn't love, although that part is wonderful. It's the choosing day after day after day that marriage is worth it and that the vows they made that day are worth keeping. From this day forth...Read More
There's something about St. Augustine that captures my heart every time I visit. Maybe it's the cobble stone streets, the beautiful architecture or that it has my favorite ice-cream place in the world. It is a city of romance and an absolutely perfect place to wed the love of your life. When I met Sarah last year I knew this was going to be such a sweet and gorgeous day! I wasn't wrong! I loved getting to know Sarah and Scott's sweet families as the day progressed. I swooned over Sarah's delicate lace gown, her lush florals, sweet flower crowns, gold-edged invitations and so many other things. I could go on and on, but I'll leave you with a few highlights from the day.
I hope you all have a beautiful Thursday!
It was such an honor to photograph Nicole and Jonathan's beautiful Autumn wedding. I'm quickly falling for weddings during the Fall. (Maybe because it one of the only weeks during wedding season that I'm not sweating to death? Maybe...) I'm usually one to be drawn to soft and subdued tones, but this stunning Autumn wedding with bold red has converted me to a color-lover. Nicole and Jonathan planned a gorgeous day full of elegance, with just the perfect touch of rustic. Nicole looked absolutely ravishing in her fit and flare gown, complemented by her chic up-do and fabulous crystal earrings. The her lush, wild bouquet had me swooning. It complemented the bridesmaids floor-length chiffon gowns so well. Each of the girls chose their own boots to pull in a Southern feel. The venue is surrounded by a working Muscadine Vineyard, rose gardens and jasmine covered arbors. It was the most glorious backdrop for their sweet ceremony. I was so moved by their commitment to each other as the sun dipped behind the trees. After the ceremony, the party moved to a huge tent, lit with string-lights and the flicker of the candles inside lanterns. There, they created the most stunning sweetheart tablescape. The dark wood table accented by vibrant florals was just stunning. It was such an honor to capture the start of their marriage on one of the most beautiful days this Autumn! Here's a few highlights from their day!
One of my favorite parts of a wedding day is when the bride and groom exit the ceremony. They always have such joy splashed all over their faces!
Wedding Venue: Maria's Vineyard | Bridesmaids Dresses: The Blushing Bride | Rentals: Pope Tent Rentals | Mens Attire: The Blushing Bride | Wedding Dress: Adalee by Maggie Sottero | Hair & Make-up: Kaelyn Reeves from Em & Co Salon | DJ: Premier Entertainment Group | Cake: Foster Street Bakery | Floral Design: Rachel Barrentine | Coordination: Veronica Philpot
Contax 645 | Fuji 400h | Portra 800 | Ilford 3200 | RPL | Canon mkiii
I hope you all have a beautiful week! I just finished up my last Autumn wedding and am so excited to enjoy the Holidays with my family! Happy Monday!