Just had to share some of my favorite few pics from a trip I took with Miss Kitty to Puerto Rico in March.
I hadn’t planned on putting personal photographs on here… until, well, just now.
Hope you LOVE them… as I do.
If you haven’t been to Apalachicola, Florida… you’re missing out on this quaint and lovely fishing town. Filled with charm, the people who live there are not your every day folk.. 😉 Which is totally fabulous!
So when Heather contacted me about the possibility of photographing her and Chad’s wedding, I was hoping she would pick me. After meeting the two of them at The Owl Cafe, it was fairly certain we were a good match.
And from viewing their music slide show… I would say, we were.
Congratulations Heather and Chad!
What a perfect song for a unique and sweet couple! I love it!
Alyssa and Chris were wed in Tallahassee at the Brokaw-McDougal house on
March 26th 2011.
While photographing Alyssa and Chris’s wedding in Tallahassee, my attention was IMMEDIATELY
drawn to the guys room where I saw playing cards, a bottle of rye, matches, and a box of cigars.
It was a perfect scene to photograph that represented a man about to get married hanging out with a bunch of his closest friends. After spending a few minutes shooting all the various items I found, I learned later that Chris’s father was an avid cigar smoker and actually had wanted a picture of all the guys with cigars to submit to Cigar Aficionado.
Well!! Check out what I already shot I told them, and later in the day we were able to get Chris, his father, brother and other friends and family members in a real, man’s man shot hanging out on the front porch.. with those cigars. Not bad if I do say so myself. Lol.
I was so excited to learn that two of my images were picked up along with an article about Dawna and Jeff Shusterman’s September 2010 wedding in Seaside Florida this past fall. It was such a great honor to have the writers feature this in their newspaper The Herald-Review in Decatur, Illinois.
I’m sure it made her mother very happy! And me too!!
Just before sunset, with the music of steel drums in the background, Dawna Tankersley and Jeff Shusterman were married on the beach in Seaside, Fla.
A Maroa-Forsyth High School graduate and a graduate of the College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Ga., Dawna insisted that every aspect of the ceremony be perfect, including the photography of this Sept. 25 moment of a lifetime.
Sonja Revells of Panama City, Fla., clicked as the choice.
The result was more than 3,000 images. One image of the bride in a white strapless gown is on the cover of the Gulf Coast Bride magazine’s winter issue.
There are photos of the ceremony, photos of the wedding party, photos of the flowers, photos of the beach, photos of the large sand sculpture and photos of the bride and groom rehearsal cakes – hers was a key lime 3D Hello Kitty watching his Rice Krispy treat flat screen TV featuring a “Fox news alert” about the wedding, complete with a chocolate cake remote control.
The only hitch in the fairy tale proceedings was rain during dancing at the reception, also held on the beach. No problem. The 65 guests and the wedding party adjourned to a waterfront bar.
The newlyweds live in Norcross, Ga., an Atlanta suburb. Dawna is a lighting consultant and multi-media artist. Jeff is president of Majority Opinion Research in Atlanta. They plan a honeymoon trip to Bora Bora this year and, eventually, a move to Seaside, a beach town with an old time feel reminiscent of past Northwest Florida, a popular destination for tourists. The architecture emphasizes the front porch.
Dawna and Jeff met in January 2004 when Jeff was shopping for a lighting fixture. She sold him on a light sculpture named “Wish” that she helped design. He sold her on a date and many more during a six-year period.
On a trip to Cabo San Lucas for New Year’s 2010, Jeff proposed. They had made many visits to the beaches in the Seaside area, so Dawna quickly picked it as the wedding site. She developed the seating for the ceremony and reception and designed a logo of starfish with their initials D + J, used on printed materials and invitations.
Now Dawna has the chore of scanning those 3,000 photos – all meaningful.