J and N are engaged! {Jacksonville | St Augustine | Orlando Engagement &Wedding Photographer|

 

I met Miss J a little over a month ago when my  first bride recommended me {so sweet!} to Miss J. Since they are new to Jacksonville, I was tell her about AvondaleRiverside, and San Marco. They spent a day exploring the city and decided they liked the idea of Memorial Park and part of the river walk by The Chart House. It was the perfect setting on the water and a great view of the Jacksonville skyline and brides! We ended the night at The Chart House and a round of fun drinks for the couple!

Enjoy your pics! Looking forward to your wedding!

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Wedding Cake…..YUM! Kakes by Katie {St Augustine & Jacksonville Wedding Photographer}

Who loves wedding cake? ME! I do, I lllloooovvvveeee wedding cake! It’s one of the focal points during your reception and one of the most fun things to pick out during the wedding. At least according to most of the grooms! {They truly do not appreciate how fun it can be picking out flowers, dresses, or napkins.}

In all seriousness, it can be a daunting task picking out a cake for your wedding that pleases you {the couple} and all of your guests. If you’re in the Northeast Florida area, you must, must meet with Kakes by Katie. Not only are the cakes she create beautiful to look at, which is a huge accomplishment in itself, but they taste amazing! I know because she let me try some. It’s almost impossible to pick my favorite out of the ones I tried {white chocolate, red velvet, strawberry, devil’s food, and french vanilla pound cake}, so I’m not even going to try.

Kakes by Katie provides custom cakes for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, bridal and baby showers, and more. She will be at the Queen’s Harbour Bridal Extravaganza on February 24 if you’re in the area!


M and C are engaged! {Saint Augustine Engagement Photographer}

Saturday’s engagement session was packed full of fun locations: the Casa MonicaThe lightner MuseumOld City House Inn and RestaurantFlagler Presbyterian ChurchFlagler College…….It was a fun session, even though it was so chilly!

My favorite thing about this session: Anytime I asked if they wanted to try something, Matt would look at Chelsea and ask her and always said “as long as she’s happy, I’m happy”.  Love that!

Enjoy your pics!

 


January Wedding Special! {St Augustine| Jacksonville Wedding Photographer}

Almost five years ago, my husband and I were married in Orlando and we promised {vowed?} to go to Hawaii for our fifth wedding anniversary. Well, since I am writing a blog and NOT packing my bags for the trip, I’m guessing we are really not going. Two kids, two moves, job changes,and starting a business later…. Life, kind of got in the way of even thinking about planning for a trip like that. So, we’ll save the trip for another time. instead of celebrating by going far away, we’re going to visit friends in Tampa for Gasparilla {which we have never been to!}. But I wanted to do a giveaway also for couples who are planning there weddings. A free engagement session or day after the wedding session if you book your wedding with me before January 28, 2011. The session includes a CD of all the finished images with a print release {$400 value}.


2+1= soon to be 3 {St Augustine|Jacksonville Photographer}

This session is one of two Operation Love Reunited sessions I did last week. This one is pretty special because they are expecting a new addition in just a few months! I can’t wait until this family is back together, thanks Mr. O for all you do.

 


The Y Family {Ponte Vedra Photographer}

If you haven’t checked out Operation Love Reunited yet, you should! This organization and the photographers involved, give military families like this one the opportunity for pictures before and during a deployment as well as capturing the deployment or homecoming. Some of my favorite sessions and people I have met {photographers and clients!} through this organization, so these sessions mean as much to me as the family I am photographing. I was lucky to do two Operation Love Reunited sessions last week with two families who are friends and their husbands will be deployed together. Kind of a neat connection.

You should also check out Mrs Y’s blog. She’s a concept designer for Paper Crafting Companies and I am really cannot tell you enough about her work. You must check them out!


Fun, Fun, Fun… {St Augustine Photographer}

I love sessions where I laugh with the family I am photographing; I love leaving knowing I’ve made new friendships; I love knowing that I caught some awesome moments and great, natural smiles, and looks. Just like this session. We had fun and this family is so amazing together. You can tell how much they love each other and how much fun they have together. And you must check out  Ten 23 Designs, because this family owns it and does all the design work. They do a fantastic job!