Mr. & Mrs. Boonsanong | Jacksonville Beach, FL
I met Noom and Guy at one of the Bridal Shows I participate in at Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra. They were immediately very sweet and quiet when they approached me about doing their wedding, but as soon as they got deeper in their explanation of what they wanted and what their wedding day was going to be like, their excitement kept pumping higher. When they officially hired me at the show I was just about as giddy as Noom was because her excitement and childlike innocence were infectious.
Their wedding took place on the beach with a reception that followed at the Thai restaurant they own called Buddha's Belly. It was a very sweet and simple ceremony, and all eyes were drawn to the bride and groom as they preciously cried over their vows and made the lifelong commitment.
They capped it off with a fantastic meal and evening at their restaurant where everyone enjoyed the company and conversations. At the end of the night, the happy couple pedaled away on their bikes. Here are some of the highlights from their wedding day...
Maria + Micah | Engagement Session
Maria and Micah met while attending Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL. They were both in the Theatre Dept., and performed in a lot of productions together...sometimes as husband and wife. Looks like they won't have to act anymore in that regard. Both originally come from the Northeast. Maria and Jersey Girl and Micah from upstate New York. Their love for theatre is what brought them to the same place. Getting to spend time with them was a lot of fun. They already talk and "bicker" like an old married couple, and would rag one another if they have a poor sense of direction or other silly things. For their engagement session, I thought it would be fun to take some shots around Flagler's campus and on stage where they performed many times before. We also did some around the streets of St. Augustine. I can't wait for their wedding in July, and I know they're going to have a happy life ahead of them. Here are some highlights from their session.
Glennice + Sam | Engagement Session
Glenn and Sam are another couple that I met through the Bridal Show. She is originally from Detroit and he is from Philadelphia. Creatively, their wedding slogan is going to be "Motown Philly" and Glenn promises to hear a lot of that Boyz II Men song. The two of them met at a type of speed dating mixer event in Jacksonville and just sort of hit it off ever since. There is no doubting how cute and fun they are together, and they each love making the other one laugh. I enjoyed their sense of humor and fun. For their engagement portraits, they wanted an urban vibe so we went around downtown Jacksonville. Since I couldn't bring them to Detroit where there wedding will take place, I brought Detroit to them and we took some shots in the abandoned Ford plant downtown along the St. Johns River. I can't wait to photograph their Michigan wedding in August, and I have 100% faith that it'll be a wedding I won't forget. Especially knowing them. Here are some highlights from their session.
Noom + Guy | Engagement Session
This adorable couple came to the recent Bridal Show I did at Sawgrass back in mid-January. They were just so excited about photography and had just as many ideas as I did about where to go, etc. They met while working in a restaurant together, and Guy is now owner of a Thai place called Buddha's Belly in Jacksonville Beach. With their cute dog Teddy along for the adventure, we did some engagement portraits first at Sawgrass Golf Club's clubhouse, and then onward to the beach. Noom was a real sport in her white dress for those beach shots because it must have been 20+ degrees with the wind chill. I was wearing a hoodie and gloves and was still freezing. She didn't complain once and I think she is proud of how the photos turned out. I'm really looking forward to their wedding at the end of March and wish them nothing but the best! Here are some highlights from their engagement session.
Mr. & Mrs. Ivey | Jacksonville, FL
Ceremony: First Presbyterian Church
Reception: The Florida Yacht Club
Hair: Courtney Pecora
Make-up: Jill Stonier
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...