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Jessica & Rick are married!

In our career of shooting weddings, we’ve shot weddings for couples who have known each other a long time.  But at 18 years of knowing each other, I think Jessica and Rick take the award.  From the time they met, it has been a journey for these two as they fell in and out of love, ultimately realizing they can not live without each other anymore.  As they danced to the classic “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You,” the words perfectly accompanied their First Dance, and their dance in life that lead them to their wedding day 18 years later.  As Jessica said she would tell her kids about how to know when you’ve found the one, “Sometimes you have to realize what you’ve lost to realize what you had.”  And it took some time apart over the years for Jessica and Rick to realize they can’t help falling in love with each other over and over again.

One of the hits of the wedding day was Jessica’s dessert bar at the reception.  Though she is a lawyer for her day job, she has a passion for baking and creating pieces of art out of dessert.  She made all the goodies and candies herself, and the way she decorated the whole table, it truly was a piece of art!

Here’s some of our favorite moments from the day and the awesome vendors we worked with.

CEREMONY/RECEPTION/CATERING: Grand Bohemian Hotel, Orlando, FL FLOWERS: Lee Forrest Design DRESS: Monique Lhuillier SHOES: Christian Louboutin GROOM’S ATTIRE: Ermenegildo Zenga GROOM’S TIE: Yves Saint Laurent WEDDING COORDINATOR: Sweet Revelry DJ: Al Dee Productions CAKE: Party Flavors Custom Cakes DESSERT TABLE: The bride

 

Best Of 2013

As we look forward to what’s ahead in 2014, Stephen and I have also taken time to look back and reflect on some of our favorite images we got the honor to shoot for our amazing clients in 2013.  Each year, God continues to surprise us with breathtaking weddings and portrait sessions that each become our new favorite in beautiful and unique ways.  We feel so blessed each year to continue to be able to document our client’s most special memories, and while it’s really really really hard to pick our absolute favorites, here’s a little collection of some of our Best Of photos from 2013.

To our clients,

We thank you for your business and trusting us with your most special days, your special love, and your special people in your life.  Many of you have taken us in like family, and we cherish your friendships and love.  Thank you for allowing us to follow our dreams, it’s because of you, we have been able to have a job we love over the years.  Not only do we value your business, we value your referral each time you send one of your friends our way.  We look forward to documenting your love story as your family grows, and thank you for allowing us to be the ones you choose to do so through our cameras.

Lauren & Taylor are married! /// One Ocean Hotel Wedding Photographers

Lauren and Taylor can often be found riding their bikes on the beach near their beach home, so of course there was no better place for their wedding to be held than at the beach too!  They celebrated their big day in Atlantic Beach at the One Ocean Resort and Spa, and what you can’t tell from the photos is that it actually poured rain right before Lauren walked down the aisle.  But in that way that I’ve always said God smiles on wedding days, it cleared up just in time, not only taking the rain away, but the day was graced with a gorgeous double rainbow across the horizon of the surf that their ceremony overlooked.

We’ve never seen a bride laugh as much as Lauren did while walking down the aisle to her groom Taylor, but we loved seeing that this marriage began with such great joy as they started their lives together!

Here’s our favorite photos from the day and the awesome vendors we worked with as well!

CEREMONY/RECEPTION/CATERER: One Ocean Resort & Spa HAIR/MAKE UP: Make Up By Paulina Perez DRESS: Mikaella SHOES: Jimmy Choo FLOWERS: Anything With Plants and Flowers DJ: Y? Entertainment  PHOTOBOOTH: Smiley Face Photo Booth FAVORS: Cinottis Bakery GUITARIST: The Solo Guitarist

Gray & Wade are married! // Chattanooga TN Wedding Photographer

As we previously wrote about in Gray & Wade’s engagement session a few days before their wedding, Gray and Wade fell in love on the dance floor at his sister’s wedding.  They’ve been dancing together ever since and with no care of the Tennessee summer heat, they and their friends danced the night away now at their own wedding.  A few times I watched Wade completely pick up his bride and twirl her and her dress in the air around the dance floor.  One of those times Gray turned to me and said “Now you see why I married him!”

We loved traveling to Tennessee to shoot this outdoor nature wedding.  With the sprawling fields and horse farm in the background, it was such an amazing change of scenery to document through our camera.  With Gray’s love of horses growing up on a horse farm, she wanted a wedding that reflected her outdoor nature.  ”I’m more of a kick your heels off and go barefoot kind of girl,” she told us during the engagement session.  So on her wedding day, you saw her in flats until she finally did kick off even those shoes to dance the night away.

But what I loved most about this wedding day was the absolute emotion behind many of these photos.  Every time I turned the corner, Gray was crying even more tears of joy, and my eyes watered with her seeing how truly happy she was on this day she has waited so long for.  She has been used to capturing other bride’s wedding days as a wedding photographer herself.  But today… she was no longer the photographer, she was the bride and she felt so honored to be marrying the man of her dreams.  And you saw that in every tear that fell throughout the day.

Here’s some of our favorites from the shoot and the awesome vendors we worked with:

CEREMONY/RECEPTION: The Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center HAIR: Etcetera Salon MAKEUP: Bride SHOES: Steve Madden DRESS: From a small local boutique DJ: Bill Bulls CAKES: The Bread Basket CATERING: Taco Mamacita’s & Sticky Fingers FLOWERS: Mother of the Bride WEDDING PLANNER: Fabulous by Faires

 

Laura & Scott are married! // Jacksonville Beach One Ocean Wedding Photographer

Earlier this year, Atlanta couple, Laura & Scott, had a destination wedding in Jacksonville Beach at the gorgeous One Ocean Resort & Spa.  Originally meeting in Hawaii over 4 years ago, they knew they wanted their wedding day to be near a beach.  Though we weren’t their original photographers for their wedding, they wanted to relive their wedding day a little longer and hired us to take some additional photos for them in their wedding attire to capture some more of their favorite things about Jacksonville Beach such as the gorgeous sand dunes and golden setting sun.

Here’s some of our favorites below!