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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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I just adore photos of the bride as she gets ready.

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That is one happy momma!

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Just a reminder of how stunning those shoes are…

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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.

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This little dude just wasn’t having it. No children were harmed in the making of this wedding photo.

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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.

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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.

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Pssst – their wedding food was so wonderful it was featured in an article in the Tallahassee Democrat!

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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

Boy howdy, folks, have I been busy lately! Between the end of the semester, defending my prospectus, and then traveling up North? Phew, I’m exhausted!

Before I left for Rhode Island, a conference at Yale, and then a quick visit to NYC, I photographed TJ & Ashley’s beautiful wedding.

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And right when I got back, there was Jessica & Jeff’s stunning and sweet beach wedding.

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Keep your eyes peeled for both of those weddings coming up over the next month.

Lately I’ve been doing some headshots. On the left we have Deb who wanted an updated headshot for her international job search. On the right we have Alea who needed a headshot for her SGA presidency at Bainbridge State College.

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Next up is Nikki. Once upon this past fall, she was one of my photography students (and her son just finished my photo class this spring too). Things changed drastically this spring when her husband passed unexpectedly. It was especially difficult as she also worked to finish the semester. There were days and weeks when she had her doubts (though I never did), but she succeeded and graduated from Florida State University this May! I am tremendously proud of my friend’s accomplishments and her resilience! In one of these photos you’ll see  her holding a framed image of her and her husband – it was important to her to have him by her side for this event since he had supported her through her education and over half her life.

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Last up for today we have Jana! She just turned 22 and had a Kate Spade themed birthday dinner (lucky gal!). We couldn’t resist taking a fun portrait and headshot of the lass to celebrate the event!

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So forgive me for being tremendously busy, my dear friends. I hope these photos make up for it a little. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to hop back to the dissertation process and work on putting together my summer art appreciation courses. 😀

 

My favorite photo of the day. Call me if you’d like a portrait session including a horse. I’d love another chance to work with them. 😀

The (now) Harrell Family and I met back on April 1 for their engagement session. We turned it into a family session for them so we could include the sweet children. We met up at the Big Oak in Thomasville before moving downtown and then to their family farm outside of Cairo. It’s the same farm their wedding was at nearly 6 days later!

Aren’t they the cutest? Click here to learn more about our portrait sessions!

Ashley & Tyler make some pretty awesome friends and an even better couple. This wedding has been a long time coming. We had everything set up for February, but Ashley’s dear daddy had a medical emergency. After several stressful months he’s at a healthy place and was able to walk his daughter down the aisle (and wearing a FOB or Father of the Bride baseball cap too!). The wedding even took place on his farm outside of Cairo.

Tyler is a huge football fan – but FSU specifically. Ashley wore a Seminoles garter. She was also wise enough to plan the wedding around the football season. 😉

It was an exceptionally windy day! The veil played nice for the portraits, but was mischievous during the ceremony.

 

The ceremony took place under the most unique arch I’ve ever seen with my own two eyes! It was a gorgeous arch covered in greenery and red roses which complimented the bride’s flowers and bridesmaids dresses.

See those great big smiles? That’s about the time my eyes start to tear up. I just love people in love! By the by, the minister? That’s Tyler’s dad!

After the ceremony, we were whisked away in a golf cart for some portraits. Every wedding should have a golf cart. Way more fun than they should be!

This was one fun gang to photograph! Look at all those smiles!

After a few more portraits, we joined everyone back at the tent for toasts, dinner, cake, and dancing!

Thanks for letting me be a part of your special day, Ashley & Tyler! Can’t wait to show you the rest of the photos!

Vendors:
Bride’s Wedding Dress: Vocelles | The Bridal Shoppe
Bride’s Make-up: Randi Buchanan & Co | A Makeup Design Groupe
Bride’s Hair: Randazzles Hair Company
Wedding Planner: Sheila Melton
Flowers: Singletary’s Flowers
Cupcakes: Lucy & Leo’s Cupcakery