I've had the pleasure of not just taking pictures of Jill + Adam's engagement session, but also of knowing them as good friends for several years. Jill is close friends with my wife, and they attended the University of Florida together...we won't say how many years ago. Jill and Adam met there as students and they've been together since. I could think of no better place than the UF campus for us to all travel to for their engagement pictures. They even brought their dog Riley to join the fun. We spent most of our time strolling the beautiful campus, but ended our time at the apartment complex where they lived and met. It was a great time being there to stroll down memory lane with them, and I can't wait to share more memories together at their wedding in early 2017! Here are some of my favorites.
Erica and David are two very great people, both individually and together. We met up at Casa Marina over in JAX Beach because that will be the location of their wedding this Fall. We walked around the venue, along the beach, and in the middle of the streets to capture images of the two of them. It was funny because they told me they don't know how to pose or where to put their hands. I try not to pose people too heavily because it doesn't come across naturally; however, Erica and David practically became professional models and their chemistry took over. I hardly had to tell them to do anything. I can't wait for their wedding day! Here are some of my favorites from our afternoon together.
Priscilla and Kyle met while both working in the Landscaping industry. It was only fitting that their engagement session took place in the great outdoors. We headed to the Palm Coast, FL area to the beautiful Washington Oaks State Park. If you live in the area and have never been there...go! I am thankful for my time with them not only because it was great getting to know them more and hear about their wedding plans so far, but also because I got an education on plants and yard maintenance. So thank you, Kyle, for the advice on my lawn haha. And, of course, if I had them stand under a beautiful tree I was rest assured that it was specifically a Live Oak. I had a great time with Priscilla and Kyle and I look forward to their wedding in September! Here are my favorites from the afternoon together.
Ceremony & Reception : Winterbourne Inn
Flowers: Southern Grace Florals
Cake: Sweet by Holly
Makeup & Hair: The Key to Glam
Bride's Dress: Minerva's
Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Tuxes: Men's Wearhouse
Lights: St. Johns Illuminations
I had the greatest pleasure to bear witness to the beautiful wedding of the new Mr. & Mrs. Lugo! The wedding took place along the great St. Johns River at the Winterbourne Inn. I first got to spend time with Becky and Rich during their engagement session at the Jacksonville Public Library downtown, and I knew then that their wedding was going to be a lot of fun. They didn't disappoint. Despite the horrific sounds of the FSU tomahawk chant (Sorry, I'm married to a Gator), Mr. & Mrs. Lugo really knew how to throw a party. Looking around the room at the reception, there wasn't one person not having fun or dancing. I really wish the two of them nothing but the greatest in their new future together. Here are some of the highlights from our time together.
Here in Jacksonville, Florida the Florida Gators vs. Georgia Bulldogs rivalry becomes the conflict epicenter once a year as both school's football teams play each other at Everbank Field. Being married to a Florida Gator myself, I know exactly how intense this rivalry can be. For Govinda and Brad, this rivalry is what brought them together. Both Gators fans, they were at the same tailgate when Govinda mentioned she had an extra ticket to the game. Brad took her up on it. After the game they walked across the Main Street bridge, and spent many hours talking and hanging out around Friendship Fountain and sitting on a pier overlooking downtown. The two of them wouldn't be the same after that. Now here they are preparing for their wedding in November. I had a great time taking their engagement portraits around the area where they ignited their romance downtown as well as one of their favorite parks, Walter Jones Park in Mandarin. Here are my favorites from our time together.
Jodi and Micah met while doing inner-city work with kids. Both of their ministry groups were working in the same place and things just took off from there. They are both graduating college this year. Jodi at UNF and Micah at JU. Just three weeks later, they will tie the knot in Glen St. Mary, FL, and I can't wait to be there with them! The three of us had a great time this past weekend doing some engagement pictures together at Howell Park and Little Talbot Island. The two of them are really cute together, and talked science like a bunch of nerds and Jodi stated that Captain America is the cutest super hero. I, of course, had to encourage Micah to prepare a Captain America outfit for the wedding night. They both have a great sense of humor, and I in turn, got a great sense of the future the two of them will have together. They're going to be two-of-a-kind. Here are some of the highlights from our time together.
My friend Edgar, who's wedding I photographed in 2012, came to me to help capture some Sweet 16 portraits of his niece, Adaysia. We had a great time capturing some of the images below around Friendship Fountain and the Riverwalk in downtown Jacksonville. Here are some of my favorites.
I always enjoy getting to photograph my friend Teri and her beautiful son! These are some of my favorites from a recent session in the San Marco area of Jacksonville.