Uhh…. actually it’s kinda true. Luckily there are still SOME people out there that can tell the difference between a true professional photographer versus someone who just bought “a nice camera” lol…. and uses filters in editing software to make them acceptable. Unfortunately prices are being driven down drastically and true, full time professional photographers whose sole income comes from their work, are being out bidded for jobs by part time amateurs who can charge like $50 because it’s more of a hobby for them. This is when the women must separate themselves from the girls. 😉 That last part is because I’m a female.. lol
Brianna may have actually been a mermaid in a previous life, if you believe in that sort of thing. 😉
Sooooo many women want to get married at the beach, but I think Brianna exudes the beach, if that is possible.
Every detail of her wedding was related to the water and what lies beneath it. From the handmade bouquets she made herself from a variety of seashells, to the hair pieces she also made and gave her bridesmaids, all the way down to the tiny “pearls” on her wedding cupcakes. Which makes it all the more wonderful that an AMAZING sunset and shallow tide provided a beautiful backdrop for her wedding and these lovely and unique images. Brianna and her love, Minto exchanged vows during a small ceremony on Okaloosa Island along the Gulf Coast of Florida.
I always try and capture unique images from every wedding I photograph.. and I can truly say these are once in a lifetime images!
Congratulations Brianna and Minto!!
I just HAVE to get this off my chest… if someone wants a beach sunset session… there are two ways to do this… you can shoot with your subject facing the sunset, meaning THEIR background does not have the sunset in it… and alternatively you can shoot with the actual sunset behind your subject, expose for the background and then light your subject with flash which means you can see your smiling face and also see the lovely colors of the setting sun.
I honestly feel that when someone wants a beach family session at sunset, they want to see/keep/have a photo of themselves with that beautiful Florida sunset behind them to remember what they saw (hopefully everyday) while they were on vacation.
When you consider hiring a photographer to photograph your beach family sunset session… ask yourself if you want that beautiful setting sun as the background in some of your pictures? Knowing how to take that type of image requires technical understanding of how a camera works and how to use off camera lighting. When you go for the least expensive session price on the beach… will you get what you really want?
Elizabeth and Jacob had a rather unconventional beach wedding, instead of a bridesmaids Elizabeth had her friends carry lanterns and named them “lantern maidens”. There was no grooms’ side or brides’ side for guests to choose from, instead everyone joined together and surrounded Jacob and Elizabeth as they exchanged their vows. Honoring her mother’s memory Elizabeth incorporated a photograph of her mother in her flower bouquet. Instead of a guest book Elizabeth created a wish tree where her guests signed pieces of fabric with well wishes that she will stitch together to create a quilt from. They held their reception at the Emerald Grande in Destin, Florida and later took the party to Harry T’s Bar and Club. Everything about this wedding was unconventional and it helped to create one of the most memorable weddings I have photographed in a long time. Congratulations Elizabeth and Jacob!!
I have been waiting months to debut some of these new lovely, sexy and elegant boudoir photography images! I hope you love them as much as I and my clients do. Fine Art Boudoir photography is a wonderful gift to pamper yourself with or knock your husband’s or soon to be husband’s socks off with a wedding or anniversary gift to remember!
Tavia and Wes were married March 7th in beautiful Seaside, Florida along the Gulf Coast of Mexico.
This fun loving couple had a relaxed wedding with lovely romantic details with a super-hero spin.
Heather of www.definingmomentsbyheather.com was their wonderful coordinator and made sure everything went as planned.
Bella Flora http://www.bellaflora30a.com/Home.html provided the lovely bouquet with timeless accents.
I’ve FINALLY carved a few minutes out of my crazy busy days of mainly editing to create the beginnings of my Pinterest account/board for Sonja Revells Photography.
Please take a look at it!! More images to come when I can find some time.