Angelica + David's San Diego Engagement

Angelica and David met in Jacksonville Beach when they were next door neighbors. They knew of each other for two years before David had the strength to ask her out. Dave asked her out at Ginger’s, a little hole in the wall bar nearby. After 9 months of dating, Dave left for deployment to serve our country with the U.S. Navy. The long distance really put their relationship to the test. Once he returned, Angelica knew he was the one she had been waiting for.

Dave received new orders with the Navy to be reassigned in San Diego, California…and Angelica went with him. They have since enjoyed the days filled with beaches, 70 degree weather all year, beautiful sunsets and lots of love and growth together. One afternoon, Angelica and Dave went to one of her favorite places in San Diego. Sunset Cliffs. It was here that Dave got down on one knee and made Angelica the happiest woman on Earth.

I had the pleasure recently one weekend to travel and capture their San Diego Engagement session. We got photos where he proposed at Sunset Cliffs, went to Balboa Park and also the Point Loma Lighthouse. Angelica and Dave showed me all around their new home city in Southern California, and I can’t wait to go back in July 2019 for their wedding! Here are some of my favorites from our time together.

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Kassie + Drew's Savannah Engagement

Kassie and Drew met under unusual circumstances. They’re together, you could say, because of a simple dare. Kassie was dared by her friends to create a profile on the online dating site, Tinder, using a bunch of silly photographs and descriptions. Drew comes along, sees the profile, and thinks Kassie had to be seen. So they went out on a first date, and the rest, as they say, is history. I had the pleasure of being able to tell another chapter in their story for their Savannah Georgia Engagement Session as well as the beach of Tybee Island.

Here are some of my favorites from our morning together in Savannah.

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Nicole and Rusty's Jacksonville/Walt Disney World Wedding - Jacksonville, FL

Nicole and Rusty are both wonderful teachers here in Jacksonville. I had a chance to tell their engagement story at the end of 2017, and it’s then that I learned of their love for Disney. In fact, as a Disney-obsessed individual myself, I was more than amped when they told me of their plans to head to Disney World straight from their Jacksonville ceremony. So that’s exactly what happened. They had a beautiful wedding ceremony in downtown Jacksonville, and together we did a “Just Married” caravan to Orlando and the Happiest Place on Earth. I had a really great time spending time with them and their families and I know they will have a really happy future together. Here are some of the highlights from their big day.

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Becky and Ben's Casa de Solana Wedding | St. Augustine, FL

Ceremony: Casa de Solana, St. Augustine
Reception: Columbia Restaurant, St. Augustine
Hair & Makeup: Nicole Boutros

Becky and Ben I met on social media through mutual friends out of Orlando. We didn’t even officially meet until their wedding day, May 1st. The two of them, however, were so genuine and nice it was almost like we were friends for years prior. They chose to have a quaint and simple celebration in downtown St. Augustine. I served as a little bit of a 6th wheel because those in attendance were the bride and groom, both sets of parents…and myself. But it was such a special feeling watching these families celebrate this new love being made official in the courtyard of this great little bed and breakfast. Such a contrast to the normal large weddings with hundreds in attendance, yet still that same beautiful celebration. I was honored to be a part of their special day and I enjoy our friendship even still. Here are some of the highlights from their April 9, 2018 wedding.

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Evan Hampton

Visual Storyteller for Weddings and Portraits.

Located in Jacksonville, FL but a native of Virginia.

Graduate of Portfolio Center in Atlanta, GA with a degree in Photography.

Sana and Jafar's River House | The Treasury Wedding | St. Augustine, FL

Day 1 Venue | Reception: The River House - St. Augustine, FL
Day 2 Venue | Reception: The Treasury on the Plaza - St. Augustine, FL
Event Coordinators: Coastal Coordinating
Decorations: Mugwump Productions
Videographers: Wiler Wedding Films

The last weekend of March was greeted with the celebration of Sana & Jafar’s Wedding in St. Augustine. It was a beautiful, two-day extravaganza! The first day of celebration was at The River House, and the next day was at The Treasury on the Plaza. Both are really exquisite wedding venues here in NE Florida, and I always love getting to tell someone’s wedding story there. A while back, my wife and I got to travel to NYC for Sana & Jafar’s engagement session. You can see that post HERE. While we were there in NYC, we really got a great chance to walk around the city with them a full day and get to know them and even have a meal with Sana’s parents. They really are an incredibly friendly and beautiful couple, and I wish them nothing but the best in their future together! Here are some of the highlights from the two-day wedding weekend.

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Sana + Jafar's New York City Engagement

I've had the pleasure of traveling to New York City recently to capture the engagement portraits of Sana + Jafar. The two of them met, like most couples in the 21st Century, by online dating. Hey, it works, because these two are clear proof of that. When I asked how they got engaged, the story gets more magical. Sana thought she was being handed a phone charger. "I feel so silly about it, but I had told him I needed a new phone charger," she said. "So, when I was handed this box, I just simply thought he was gifting me a new charger." I must say I laugh about it now just typing it because it's so funny to remember them telling me about it. Obviously the misunderstanding was quickly made clear, Sana said "yes," and the rest is...as they say...history. With Jafar living in NYC already, and the two of them living there after the wedding, The Big Apple was a great place for us to tell their visual story together through the engagement session. We had a great time visiting places all over the city during an entire cold day. From Central Park to DUMBO in Brooklyn, it was a real delight getting to get to know them more and shoot some fun images together. Here are some of my favorites...

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Nicole + Rusty's Fernandina Beach Engagement

Nicole and Rusty are two high school teachers, and they're probably the coolest teachers I'll ever know. They were so much fun and easy going during their engagement session in Fernandina Beach. It was almost one year to the day that Rusty proposed to Nicole, as he did so around Christmastime 2016, so it was great to do these engagement photos around the same time of year. We did photos in various places around Amelia Island and at the beach. I really can't wait to photograph their wedding this coming summer 2018! Here are some of my favorites from their engagement session.

Lauren & Tim's Florida House Inn Wedding | Amelia Island, FL

When I got the call to photograph Lauren and Tim's wedding in historic Amelia Island at the Florida House Inn, I was so excited. It was going to be a very small wedding with just a handful of family and friends. It really was a perfect intimate wedding.

Lauren and Tim got married outside under the Florida sun as casual passersby walked along the sidewalk, slowing to catch a glimpse of the bride and groom. The party moved inside to the restaurant of the Florida House Inn for dinner, cake and conversation, and it ended with a horse drawn carriage ride off into the darkness. It was a real delight getting to be there and document the day for them. Here are some of my favorite images from the day.