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I love these two and their whole family. We hugged, we laughed, we cried. It’s true. And they’ve remained great online friends since the wedding. Their wedding was bursting with love and joy. It’s what you hope for with every wedding.
We started off with a summer engagement shoot in Maclay Gardens. We met very early in the morning and stuck to the shade as much as possible. Even with that, these two a smiling and looking fabulous while we were slowly being drenched in sweat.
I know – they’re the cutest. All dapper and in love. There’s more of this ahead as we look at their wedding. They styled it with rich peacock colors.
Know what’s extra special? When the groom designs the engagement ring. Good job, Mike! Bonus: the center stone is Alexandrite and shifts from green to pink depending on the light. It’s stunning!
Kirsten’s dress was covered in lace and looked like a pale pale green or grey depending on the light. I adore the deep pink ribbon with and sweet floral Manolo Blahnik shoes.
I just adore photos of the bride as she gets ready.
That is one happy momma!
Just a reminder of how stunning those shoes are…
Mike & Kirsten opted for a First Look. If you’ve been wondering what they are, it’s when a couple decides to see each other alone before the ceremony. They’re always beautiful, intimate, and filled with loads of emotions. As a bonus, you can go ahead and shoot many of your formal portraits so it’s easier (and faster) to move into the reception.
Guys, it’s favor time – please make a large print of this and pull it out for her wedding one day. It’s a precious moment! And it will make future me cry.
My favorite parts of the ceremony? The couple each being walked down the aisle by their family and Kirsten’s minister father conducting the ceremony. Pssst…my dad is also a reverend and I hope one day he’ll do the same for me and my sister.
Pssst – their wedding food was so wonderful it was featured in an article in the Tallahassee Democrat!
Thanks to you and your family for inviting me along for your lovely wedding day! Best wishes for a happy future!
Venue: Lieto Fine Farm, Monticello, Florida
Bridal Gown: Theia Bridal
Bridal Heels: Manolo Blahnik
Bridal Boots: Ariat
Catering & Bartending: Truly Scrumptious, Thomasville, Georgia
Flowers: purchased from Costco and arranged by the bride and groom
Cake: Tupelo’s Bakery, Monticello, Florida
Engagement Ring: designed & created by Paul Vermylen III
James and I have been shooting all over the south since we met. We were paired up for a group photography exhibition at Florida State University. My friend Amy was the gallery director and said, “you two should hang out. Go exploring together or something. Make art.”
That was about 11 years ago. Even though we’ve both moved several times we’ve still gone adventuring and kept in contact. It’s no secret he’s one of my nearest and dearest friends. I’d say that’s the end of the sappy post but I’d be lying.
I’ve just spent the last week getting to know his girlfriend Sarah. Guys. She’s kinda awesome (and so sweet she could be a Disney princess). And together they’re even better. They’re both supportive of each others creative goals and they love in a way that is tremendous and overflowing. As the Frogs say, “it’s only right and natural.”
It’s pretty gross. But only in the best possible way. Keep scrolling to see how happy these lovebirds are. Beware, these two smooched all over Roger William Park in Providence!
Everybody all together, aww! Told you! Look at that little foot pop!
James and Sarah, I leave Rhode Island filled with love and Del’s frozen lemonade (well, isn’t that the same thing?). I can’t wait to spend time with ya’ll in the future!
After spending a glorious year in Charleston, SC, I’m heading on the road! Visiting some of my favorite cities and favorite people (and favorite museums too). In the past year I was able to photograph an engagement session in London and a small wedding in Washington, DC. I love mixing some business in with my travel pleasure. So I’m offering 2 specials in addition to all of my normal packages.
Headshots at any of my travel spots will run $125 (plus GA sales tax) for 30 minutes and 3 edited digital images with a print & use release. Great for beefing up your social media accounts (or your online dating profile).
My elopement package is $750 (plus GA sales tax) and includes 2 hours of photography for 2-10 people. It also includes all the edited digital images with a print & use release. I average 50-75 images per hour at weddings. Have a larger party or need more hours? Take a look at my Wedding Guide here.
Interested? Send me an email at Hello@AnsleyStudio.com to discuss your needs and secure an on-location photography session. Hurry before these specials pack up and head out!
PS – Ping me if you’re in Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta, or Orlando and looking for a July date. My return trip isn’t set in stone yet and I have a little wiggle room to play with the schedule.
After many many edits, I’m very excited to reveal my new baby, the Ansley Studio 2015 Wedding Guide.
The inside features my photography as well as slews of information on me and answers to frequently asked questions. Want to know how I got started in photography? It’s in there! Want to know my wedding photography approach and what do expect on your wedding day? Flip through this booklet. Have questions about my wedding collections? I’ve got you covered!
Click here to download the 2015 Wedding Guide & Pricing pdf. Want to read a physical copy? They’ll be available in two weeks!
A special shout out to all my friends who helped with this project including Jen, Laura, James, Emily, Jim, Audrey, and Clint. Thanks for letting me use your peepers and editing skills!
Megan lives all the way over in Perry, Florida and is actually the girlfriend of one of my photo/design students at North Florida Community College in Madison. Did I mention I drive a lot? We met over in Tallahassee on Gaines Street for her senior portraits. We finished up in Railroad Square Art Park before the humidity had us running for the car’s A/C. Phew! 🙂
Can you tell Megan is a musician? Her sweetie had to carry around the instruments so I think he was happy she didn’t bring the accordion. 😉 Where is you favorite place in Tally for portraits?