Mr. and Mrs. Chewning - Jacksonville, FL

I’ve known Taylor for a few years and when she told me Ryan proposed at Disney and they wanted a Disney themed wedding, I jumped for joy. Anyone who knows me, knows i’m an intense Disney buff.

Held at Bowing Oaks Plantation, it was the perfect setting for Ryan and Taylor’s real life fairy tale beginning. Planner Krynn of Events to Die For really knocked the whole theme out of the park. Everything was themed to a different Disney movie. We had a blast going table to able guessing the movie. Each bridesmaid and groomsmen came down to the theme song of their Disney princess tale. The cake, which Krynn also created, was fit for a prince and princess, and each guest got specially decorated sugar cookies to take home as well. Even the exit was enchanted, with handmade lanterns held over the couple.

It truly was a magical evening and we were so lucky to capture it. Enjoy the sneak peek! (And because of the popularity of this wedding, we will post a full blog of over 100 photos once the wedding’s editing is completed).

Venue: Bowing Oaks Plantation
Cake: Cake To Die For
Planner: Kryn Lauren Lee/Events to die for (https://www.facebook.com/eventstodieforjax/)
Makeup and Hair: Nic Studios https://nicstudios.net/

Morgan Family- Smyrna Dunes, NSB

What do you get when you add one of the cutest families, a golden sunset AND Smyrna Dunes Park? You get a beautiful session! Loved getting to hang with the Morgan family as we explored one of my favorite spots in town. Even little dudes uncle got to come along for some family group shots for their yearly Christmas card. And just when we though the night couldn’t get any nicer, our walk back to the cars had some great colors in the sky. Thanks for a great session! Enjoy the sneak peek!

Mr. and Mrs. Gross - Martinis Organic Restaurant, Daytona Beach, FL

There is nothing I love more than an intimate evening wedding. The colors are moodier, the lights are more vibrant, and the air is cooler. I totally got Marissa’s wedding vision the minute she started explaining it. She wanted an intimate gathering of loved ones, in their favorite date night spot, and most importantly, she wanted it right at sunset so the only bright lighting would be the string lights above. When the day came, the weather was perfect, the sun set and the love blossomed.

After the intimate wedding reception in the Martini’s garden, everyone went up into the restaurant for a beautiful candle lit dinner where even the food looked like art. The ambiance was perfect, the service was perfect and the food was to die for. After the meal, everyone toasted to the couple and shared cake, making it the absolute perfect day.

Thanks for letting us be apart of your big day Marissa and Dylan! Enjoy the sneak peek!

Venue/Caterer: Martinis Organic Restaurant
Cake: Treats and Sweets
Flowers: Port Orange Florist
Hair: John Lafreniere 

The Ritchie Family - New Smyrna Beach, FL

The Ritchie family got their first taste of New Smyrna this past weekend! Unfortunately for them, it started with plane delays, but as soon as they got in, they got right to soaking up some Florida sun, and then had a fun session with Amanda and me! We just couldn’t get enough of their little girl, Josie, she was so funny and sweet and beautiful! Thanks for a great session Ritchie family, hope we get to hang out with you again next vacation! Enjoy the sneak peek.

River's First Birthday - New Smyrna Beach, FL

Prepare yourself for total cuteness. I love anytime I get to see this little dude’s parents, Melanie and Kenny. They’re a couple who live locally so I’m able to keep up with them, and watch their little man grow. They even came to my little dude’s birthday party, that’s how awesome they are.

I photographed their wedding, I photographed River’s newborn photos, and now, after what feels like the fastest year ever, I’m photographing his first birthday photos. And just as expected it was cute as a button and so much fun. Enjoy the sneak peek!

Jack-Jack's First Birthday- Hollywood Studios, Orlando FL

Is there anything better than visiting the brand new Toy Story land for your first birthday? Jack Jack visited Hollywood studios with his mama, daddy and big brother Chase (I shot Chase’s first birthday photos two years ago!). As an added bonus., Jack Jack got to enjoy a Mickey ice cream bar to finish out the session. Obviously he was pleased!


Thanks for a great session and enjoy the sneak peek!

Mr. and Mrs. Fitzsimmons - The Delamater House, NSB, FL

The first time I talked to Maggie it was over the phone.  She lived in Virginia and was planning her destination wedding here in New Smyrna Beach.   I learned her and her husband to be were fans of the great outdoors and constantly stayed active.  They loved the office re-runs, going to the gym, and reading.  

Their first date consisted of Horus of walking around JIMU and drinking tea and browsing books in Barnes and Noble.  The ended the date by picking out books for eachother (seriously, how cool!).   Since then, the two's love for books, laughter and each other grew and grew.  After 3 years, Chris proposed to Maggie in her favorite winery, but couldn't even get on a knee because she was too busy excitedly hugging him.  

Their wedding was as beautiful as their love.  Held at The Delamater House on St. Paddy's day,  all their guests came ready to party.  We laughed, we cried, we danced, but mostly we just kept laughing!  Everyone was so filled with life and  love for the married couple.

Congratulations Maggie and Chris!!! Thanks for letting us be apart of your big day!!

Planner/Coordinator:  Belles and Bowties
Venue: The Delamater House
Florist: Flowers at the House
DJ: James Duchon
Caterer: Creations Catering

 

 

 

Jake and Mackenzie - Lake Mills Park, Chuluota, FL

Jake and Mackenzie's big day was intimate and absolutely perfect.  They each got ready, with their favorite people, in homes of close friends.  They then shared vows in a nearby park, and followed their ceremony with a small reception at a long time friend's home.  Everything was intimate and beautiful.  Congratulations Jake and Mackenzie!  Enjoy the sneak peek!