Becky + Rich | Engagement Session
I'm looking forward to this March 2016 wedding of Becky and Rich, mainly because it is hard work trying to get Rich to smile for his photos. I am anticipating the challenge and accepting it like I'm Ethan Hunt accepting a so-called impossible mission. Rich you'll be doing some big, hearty belly laughs when I get done with you haha.
But the jokes and smile efforts aside, I had a great time taking their engagement pictures in downtown Jacksonville. We started in the Public Library because that is one of the places the two of them love to spend time together. We also visited the redesigned and renovated Riverwalk along the Southbank.
Here are some of the highlights from our time together...
Elena + Eric | Engagement Session
Elena and Eric will be getting married in Maryland next Summer, and while they hired a photographer there for the wedding, they wanted to hire me for some engagement portraits since they live down here in Florida...and Elena said she wanted to show all of her friends up North some palm trees.
We went to beautiful and historic downtown St. Augustine and walked the cobblestone streets to find some great places, but that also represented places they have been and like to walk around. I had a great time getting to know them both and documenting their love for each other. I wish them nothing but happiness as they plan their wedding day and start their future together! Here are some highlights from our time together...
Elisa + Oscar | Engagement Session
Elisa and Oscar are to be wed this coming October, and I can't wait to celebrate with them! I had a great time getting to know them today at the Engagement session. These were taken in beautiful and historic St. Augustine, FL with lots of great environments for them taking great photos!
I wish nothing but the best for them on their wedding day! Here are some highlights from our time together...
Mr. & Mrs. Herrera | St. Augustine Beach, FL
Ceremony/Reception: House of Sea and Sun
Hair/Makeup: Angel Michele MUA
Dress: Oleg Cassini
Tuxes: Men's Wearhouse
Rings: Zales and Vera Wang
Coordinator: Zelda Rae Hughes
Catering: House of Sea and Sun
DJ: K2 Media
Flowers: A Happily Ever After Floral
I don't know how many times I am going to be so lucky to get to do what I do as a wedding photographer. Getting to experience each wedding day is so much fun and exciting! Katie and Daniel's was no different. I got to know them some during their engagement session a few months before, and now I finally got to celebrate with them as they walked the aisle as man and wife.
The ceremony took place on the beach, while the reception took place under a tent in the backyard of a beautiful home that overlooks the ocean. Though it was hot, the guests and bridal party looked top notch in their attire and big smiles. The dancing was fun and you could really tell how much everyone loved being there for Katie & Daniel. I wish The Herrera's nothing but the happiest things in their life together!
Here are some highlights...
Katie + Daniel | Engagement Session
I love doing Bridal Shows and getting to meet amazing couples like Katie + Daniel! They have a great sense of humor and are beyond perfect for each other. I learned that on their first date to Disney World, Katie kept calling Daniel "David"...clearly not his name. So they decided to put "David" on some Mickey ears. When Katie's ears were ready, Disney messed up her name and put "Catia." So even when accidents happen, these two know how to turn a negative into a positive and just roll with it.
I'm really looking forward to their wedding in just three weeks! Here are some of my favorite shots from our time together for their engagement session at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park in Palm Coast, FL.