Evan Hampton: Wedding, Family & Portrait Photographer

December 08, 2014

Mr. & Mrs. Ivey | Jacksonville, FL

Ceremony: First Presbyterian Church
Reception: The Florida Yacht Club
Hair: Courtney Pecora
Make-up: Jill Stonier
Dress/Suit: JCrew
Rings: Tiffany (bride)- David Yurman (groom)
Band: The Cover Band
Cake: Let Them Eat Cake
Seating Chart/ Programs: Heather O’Brien Designs
Flowers: Lisa Fisher
2nd Photographer: Chad Weeks

On November 8th, I had the incredible honor of documenting the marriage and the continuation of Kelsey and Rodney's love story. I met them through family of the groom that are friends of mine and I couldn't be more grateful to have been there for them. Rodney and Kelsey are like watching a romantic comedy. They smirk at each other and giggle, and it almost makes you sick...in a cute way.

Their wedding ceremony took place in Downtown Jacksonville at First Pres Church and was very special. They followed it up with a party to end all parties at The Florida Yacht Club along the St Johns River.

I couldn't be happier for them and I know they're going to have a beautiful future together. I raise my glass to them and hope for nothing but the best. Here are some highlights from their wedding day...

October 31, 2014

Mr. & Mrs. Munley | Orange Park, FL

On October 26th, Don and Lori said "I Do" and celebrated their relationship's next chapter with their family and friends. The ceremony and reception both took place at Club Continental in Orange Park. It was a beautiful outdoor ceremony overlooking the St Johns River following a gorgeous reception in the ballroom.

I wish Don and Lori nothing but the best that marriage has to offer, and delightfully present the following images to highlight their perfect wedding day...

October 29, 2014

Mr. & Mrs. Fleming | Valdosta, GA

Venue: James H. Rainwater Conference Center
Hair: Tanisha Nesfield-Bryant - Amazing Hair
Make-up: Rosa Carter
Dress: David's Bridal
Tuxes: Men's Wearhouse
Rings: Underwoods
Coordinator: Bonita Bailey
Catering: James H. Rainwater Conference Center
DJ: Jimmy Ingrim
Flowers: Lynette Council
Cake: The Cup and Cake Shop

On October 25, Shonda and Preston got married in a quaint ceremony in Southern Georgia. The two of them met actually while working with each other. The decorations in their venue were really beautiful and bold as the guests anticipated the union of these two wonderful people.

It was a very quick wedding day as a whole with the ceremony and reception following closely along with one another. The guests entertained each other on the dance floor moving and grooving with the new happy couple. The two of them are starting their new lives together in Atlanta and I wish them all the best as they embark on a new chapter together. Here are some of my favorite images from their fun, simple wedding...

September 14, 2014

Mr. & Mrs. Breckenridge | Nashville, TN

Venue: CJ's off the Square
Make-up: Unforgettable Beauty
Hair: The Salon on Main - Angela Baker
DJ: Premier DJs of Nashville - Jason Middleton
Florist: Enchanted Florist

No matter how well you plan, each wedding will have it's hiccup. It's usually something minor and no one ever really notices. Sometimes, however, the hiccup could be larger...and there could be more than one. Such is the case for Emily and Austin who had to endure a rained out wedding ceremony and an injury just to name a few. Luckily, they kept a good attitude about everything, laughed it all off and realized that all that matters was that they're both there, and they're getting married. You can't control everything, and I think the two of them were just fine with that.

Their beautiful wedding took place in a charming historic home in downtown Franklin, TN. They were both so incredibly happy, and couldn't hold back their various emotions.

As the night went on, the rain continued, but the couple and their guests couldn't have cared less. They kept partying and celebrating the new husband and wife. As the cake cutting ended indoors, the pair rushed back outside for more dancing. While doing so, the bride slipped and fell on the steps, causing a cut in her hand and blood on her dress. She laughed it off and kept having a great time. (I'd later find out that the fall broke her thumb and she spent her honeymoon with a cast on).

Emily and Austin both never stopped smiling. They were moved by the tender toasts from their loved ones, dancing like no one else was around them on the dance floor, and stuffing cake in each other's faces. I was thrilled to have been there for them and I wish them nothing but the best as they embark on the road ahead of them. Here are some highlights from their day...

September 09, 2014

Mr. & Mrs. Parks | Jacksonville, FL

Ceremony: Beaches United Methodist Church
Reception: Ocean Breeze Mayport
Hair: Karen Williams
Make-up: Natalie Renk
Dress: David's Bridal
Tuxes: Michael's Formalwear
Coordinator: Juanita Hamilton/Roxie Lute
Catering: Mayport Ocean Breeze
DJ: James Strutchen
Flowers: Publix
Cake: Publix

On Septemer 6, I had the joy of watching Crystal and Derrick tie the knot. I had been anticipating the day after meeting Crystal upon moving to Jacksonville several years ago and watching the two of them interact with each other during their engagement session more recently. The ceremony was very special in the sanctuary of the church near the First Coast beaches. You could see the bride and groom grinning at each other the entire time because they knew that the day had arrived and they were incredibly happy.

The reception was an incredible party as well at the Naval Station Mayport as the wedding party and the guests crowded the dance floor all evening to demonstrate their skills in the field of rhythm. It was a great wedding and I wish nothing but the best of things as they begin their lives together. Here are some highlights from their day...