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It’s not often that I have a bride that has a long veil for her beach wedding, so when I learned that Laura was going to have a long veil I was excited and wanted to play around a bit after the ceremony to see what kind of unique photos she and I could create. At first Laura was a bit shy and maybe thought I was weird for telling her to basically wrap herself up in her veil and slowly turn around and move with it and out stretch her arms… but after a few twirls I think she got into it and I’m glad she did because I think these images are AMAZING! Can you imagine one… or two… of them as a canvas piece? I can!
|This little cutie had her eye on the wedding cake, and I had my eye on her.|
Reflecting back on 2011 and the many wonderful people I have met and the 30 weddings I have photographed, I felt like sharing some of my personal favorite images from each wedding.
Often times a photographer’s favorite will differ from a clients, so I’ll offer a little insight as to why each of these images are special for me… I’ve also decided to show wedding and trash the dress or day after sessions, and not bridals, engagements, and boudoir and commercial sessions simply because there are soooo many images overall. 🙂
For over a year I have wanted to get a shot with a bride and groom on a jet ski. Chris and Lori Gordon decided to spend their honeymoon here in Panama City Beach and were interested in some fun photos on the beach in their wedding attire… towards the end of their “dry” more formal photography session, Chris and his bride jumped on a jet ski and had a blast riding around St. Andrews State Park
Melanie is not quite the high heel wearing type of gal, so on her wedding day she sported a pair of her favorite converse high tops and danced the night away comfortably at The Boatyard, in Panama City Beach.
Alyssa and Chris’s wedding at the Brokaw-McDougall House in Tallahassee, Florida was a beautiful setting for a vintage inspired and fun wedding. As Alyssa and her bridesmaids laughed it up Alyssa’s father enjoyed a few minutes alone after most of the festivities had finished.
Michelle and Christopher were married in Camilla, Georgia. With the majority of my weddings taking place at the beach, I was determined to capture an image with the two of them on a country dirt road… shortly after their ceremony, I got it. 🙂
What I like about this image is that it is not your average wedding cake photo. Heather and Chad’s cake was kept in the wine cellar at The Owl Cafe, in Apalachicola Florida, which was a good idea since they umm… didn’t cut the cake until almost midnight. 😉
I love this beautiful bridal portrait that was taken moments
before Melanie and Jonathan were to wed
at The First Presbyterian Church, in Panama City, Florida.
Aaron and Amanda were married at the Vue on 30a, in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. I couldn’t help but be emotionally moved by the love this officer has for his lovely lady, which is apparent as they exchanged vows.
Brittany and Jonathan were married at Carillon Beach, in Panama City Beach, Florida. With a variety of so many wonderful settings at this unique location, I was able to capture this romantic moment “before” Brittany and Jonathan walked down the aisle, or rather… walked down the beach to profess their love for each other and commit the rest of their lives to one another.
These two little ballerina flower girls from Amanda
and Kurt’s wedding were quite interested in their flower
pails before leaving to Eglin Beach Park Okaloosa Island.
MORE PHOTOS TO COME!
I recommend reading this article!!!
I agree with most of what this article says except the professional make up part…. I do advise using a professional make up artist for your make up… a trial run before your wedding day is GREAT way to insure you are happy with the way you look and that it suits your personal style.
Also, one thing you may not know…. you always want your eyes to “pop” a little more than your usual everyday look. It makes a HUGE difference in your photographs.
Yay!!!! This is some good news!! Waiting for the “official” badge… if you will to display on my blog and website. I am delighted to inform you that you’ve been selected as a recipient of The Knot Best of Weddings 2012! Congratulations on being voted #1 in your market! :+)
Really looking forward to today’s shoot!! Chris and Lori were married last week in Minnesota, eh! 😉 And are spending their honeymoon down here in Panama City Beach and want to take some FUN wedding photos in their wedding attire at St. Andrews State Park, so……. what are we gonna do for part of the shoot??? Why, put them on a jet ski of course!! I’ve been wanting to incorporate a jet ski into a wedding related shoot for a loooooong time now. Finally!! :+)
I hear a lot of times from portrait photographer’s shooting and partying like a “Rock Star”….
well, coming from a photojournalism background and shooting hard news and actually
photographing real rock stars… I can’t quite relate to the idea of becoming some Rock Star portrait photographer…. however, I did feel like a real Rock Star the other day when I took my little niece on her school field trip, which also happened to be the same day as her 6th birthday.
She was so happy to have me there and introduced me to all her little classmates as “This is my Auntie!” as she squeezed my arm and held me close. I let her carry my (lighter than usual) camera bag for a few minutes and while I stepped away to grab the grown ups lunch, when I came back to the kids lunch table and one of her friends had picked up my bag, a little jealousy peeked out from behind my nieces spirit and she didn’t want to share anything of her auntie’s with any of her friends. She told me over and over all day how much she loved me… and to her, I am her butterfly.
This is my first attempt at trying a new blog layout format and I already know I have messed it up a bit as I tried to compose this blog post, but the next one “hopefully” will be correct.
Here’s for all the real Rock Stars!!!