Monday, December 9, 2013

Daimary + David Are Married! | St. Augustine, FL Wedding Photographer

I adore weddings that are of course not only beautiful but where you can literally feel the love surrounding the couple by their family and friends there to witness this day for them. This wedding was just that. So much love, beauty, laughter and fun. It was such a joy to be apart of in every way. Daimary and David are beautiful inside and out and I was so excited when they hired me because I knew their wedding would not only be gorgeous but such a blast. It did not disappoint ;) 

At the end of the night after they shared a last dance alone in their ballroom while their guests waited for their grand exit (I loved this idea, by the way). They hugged me and told me how grateful they were that I was apart of their day and that they would cherish these pictures forever. It's moments like this that even after an eleven hour day on my feet running around like a little ninja and I'm beyond exhausted...I wouldn't have it any other way and I absolutely love what I do.

Enjoy their sneak preview below and special thanks to all the amazing vendors involved in making their day possible by my side. 

Photography: West House Photography
Second Shooter: Jeannie Capellan
Venue: River House
Coordinator: Megan Martin 
Makeup: Erin Foster 
Hair: Casey Powell
Flowers: Floriade
Catering: Moore Fine Foods
Cake: Irma Kay
Band: Blues Factor 
Videographer: Brad with Elite Entertainment
Dress: The White Magnolia
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid
Suits: Men's Warehouse
Jewelry: Family Heirlooms

Their beautiful "First Touch" before the ceremony.


The Frotten Family | Jacksonville Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

One of the best things about what I do is literally getting to watch a family grow and make amazing friends in the process. I shot Kelly + Jason's engagement session, their stunning wedding at TPC Sawgrass, their sweet maternity session and now I get to shoot their new addition Reagan at two months old. I loved that we did a lifestyle type session with their beautiful home around Christmas time as the backdrop. I seriously love these three so much and feel so blessed to be their photog and friend for life. Enjoy the serious cuteness below. 

Friday, December 6, 2013

Goodbye November, Hello December! | Behind The Lens

Is it seriously December already? Where did 2013 go? Complete and utter craziness. November was a packed month filled with tons of work along with fun. I love November, it's just always a great month. Below is a month in review of my life behind the camera :)

Ben and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary in St. Augustine, FL (one year already?!)

We celebrated this little guy's birthday. Milo turned seven on November 4th! Still forever a puppy at heart.

Then we were off to Boston for four days to visit my dad and family. And before we knew it, we were back home and JUST missed snow. Boo! View the full blog post on our Boston trip here:

Upon returning home, the boys had to investigate. They had no good findings.

Dulcy came all the way from England for a trip to different parts of the US and made me one of her stops to intern with me for the week. I was honored and gained an amazing new friend during this fun filled week of shoots and a wedding. 

Shooting Fallon + Daniel's wedding in Glen St. Mary, FL

A visit to glorious Ikea happened. Ikea is my heaven.

Night of Lights in St. Augustine with friends

Our Christmas cards and early presents got mailed out. I was on the ball this year!

A wonderful Thanksgiving at the Halvorsen casa with family, friends and furbabies.

I made Baklava for the first time this Thanksgiving and it was amazing. My Greek half of me was very proud. 

Then we eagerly put up our Christmas decor since Thanksgiving was later than usual this year. And then it was hello December already! 2014 will be here before we know it. I can't wait for another amazing year ahead.