Posts Tagged 'Florida State University'

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.

tj and ashley

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

jeff & jessica

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.


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.



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!

jana birthday


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. 😀


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!

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