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Jillian & Matthew are married! // Nocatee Wedding Photographer

For Jillian and Matthew’s wedding, it went beyond a love of each other and a love of family, but into a love of food as well. As one of Florida’s most honored chef’s, and the owner of two of Jacksonville’s best restaurants, Matthew’s, in San Marco, and Medure’s, of Ponte Vedra, you can imagine how the food at the reception was an artful display in itself.

But foody talk aside, what made the wedding day super special is the way I saw Matthew look at Jillian. As she approached him during their first meet, I saw that utter and complete look of adoration that every bride wants to feel on her wedding day. In addition to Matthew and Jillian, they were also celebrating the joining of his three adorable kids with her as well.

I remember having dinner with them during our first meet, and Jillian telling me, “I just want something simple for our wedding day, not a lot of fluff.” As we got ready to walk into the reception, I joked with her in the back, “So, remember that day you said you just wanted simple?” She laughed and said, “I know, I know, but you know how it is being a bride, you just get caught up in all the fun stuff.” Yep, I agree.:-)

It was almost impossible to pick my favorites from the day that Stephen and I captured, so there’s a lot here on the blog! Enjoy all her glittery details!


VENUE: Nocatee Crosswater Hall http://www.nocatee.com/recreation/crosswater-hall.aspx
EVENT DESIGNER/FLORIST: Dan Hathcock, Unforgettable Events http://www.theunforgettableevent.com
DJ: Showcase DJs http://www.showcasedjs.com
CATERER: Matthew’s Restaurant http://www.matthewsrestaurant.com
HAIR/MAKEUP: Anjeza Durollari, 904-645-5335

Jacksonville Family Portrait Photographer

There’s some people who, just by being around them, you get inspired. Jim Davis-Hicks is one of those people. He is a philanthropic photographer who not only shoots weddings, but saves lives by bringing water to people all over the world through his charity he started, Thirst Relief International. Through Thirst Relief, with just a $5 donation, you are able to give a child clean water for life.

Last week, Jim packed up his family and dog on a huge tour bus RV and have started a year-long adventure called “Thirst For More Tour” around the country speaking to different photography groups. He spoke at our Jacksonville Pictage User Group about photography, Thirst Relief and how to unlock your Passion, Purpose, Profit & Productivity. The next day he held an intimate gathering for a new group he calls “Fuel.”During Fuel, he really challenged us not only about photography related things, but about our true passions in life and ways that we each we destined to make a difference in the world.

We had the honor to take the family out for a portrait session one afternoon during their stay with us. They are absolutely true friends of ours forever!

Kristi & Brandon are married! // Hammock Beach Wedding Photographer

There are two things Kristi loves: 1. Hot Pink 2. Bling. And Brandon loves that about her. Kristi & Brandon had a hot pink diamond themed wedding from crystal encrusted hot pink shoes to crytals hanging from the centerpieces. And of course, the guys wore hot pink ties! For their sunny Palm Coast wedding, it was a tad chillier than they expected, but they and their guests were troopers in the cold and heated up the night as they got their dance on at the reception!

Here’s some of my favorite photos of the day!


VENUE: Hammock Beach Resort www.hammockbeach.com
COORDINATOR: Tammy Woodcock, www.parkersevents.com
HAIR & MAKEUP: Lauren Leggett – 904-759-4153
CAKE: Katie Gibson www.kakesbykatie.com
DJ: Jeremy Love www.loveyourdj.com

Simona & Ken are married! // St. Augustine Wedding Photographer

For Simona and Ken’s table assignments, they had luggage tags to represent all the traveling and moving around the world they have done during the course of their relationship since college. These two are now settled down in New York City, but had a destination wedding in St. Augustine to come back to Florida where they met in college.

Part Indian, at the reception Simona and Ken participated in a traditional Indian marriage ( lavana ) ceremony going around the sacred fire ( represented by candles on the floor ) to honor that part of her heritage. As they read their vows and answered, “I agree” walking hand in hand around the circle, it was a sweet representation of what weddings are all about… two families coming together as one.

Here’s some of my favorite shots of the day below!


CEREMONY: St. Anastasia Church www.stanastasiacc.org
RECEPTION: The River House http://www.riverhouseevents.com
DJ: Event Sound www.eventsoundentertainment.com
MAKE UP: Paulina Perez www.paulinaperez.com
COORDINATOR: White Blossom Weddings www.WhiteBlossomWeddings.com
PHOTOBOOTH: Snap It! Photobooths www.snapitbooths.com
VIDEO: Platimun Digital Video http://www.platinumdigitalvideo.com