Mr. & Mrs. Logan

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Well hi again, everyone!

Let’s give it up for one special couple, who just so happen to be newlyweds. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Logan!


I really enjoyed photographing the Logans’s wedding on March 24th at the Brooksville County Club, right on the gold course.

These two have a pretty unique history.  Kristen’s best friend and long time friends with families brother just so happen to be Austin.  Did you catch all that?  Nutshell, Kristen married her best friends brother.  Pretty neat if you asked me.    In 2002, sadly Kristen and Austin said good by to her as someone took her life from her. It was until 2015 that Kristen and Austin started a romantic relationship and one day, Austin knew it was time to ask her to be his wife.    She found Kristen in their home and had the ring in his mouth!  I seriously love hearing all about the proposals at my consultations. Everyone is so unique and different.

I met Kristen and Austin for the first time when I took their photos 3 years ago and we hit it off. Kristen had her 3 kids with her. Here they are 3 years ago.

This session was such a great time 3 years ago, and when I heard from Kristen earlier this year for her wedding, I was so honored to hear that she wanted me for her wedding day.  Let’s get to some details and photos of their  beautiful day.

It was a gorgeous day in March.  Everything was laid back, relaxed and planned out nicely.

This amazing day would not have been possible without the help from:

Wedding Planner: Darlene Sakes (Kristen’s Aunt)

DJ: DJ Techtonic

Where Dress was Purchased: David’s Bridal

Caterer: The Brooksville Country Club

Florist: Darlene Sakes

When I asked Kristen about her overall wedding experience with me, she said “Experience was nothing more than a pleasure.  Your work is beautiful.  You made me feel like we have been friends for years and that you would do nothing but the best!”

Thank you, Kristen for the beautiful words.  It is exactly how I want my clients to feel.  I thank you for choosing me to be your photographer. It was an honor and I wish you both many more years of love and happiness!!

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twenty one and done

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What a pleasure this girl was to work with! Meet Krystal.  She is just the most fun, free-spirited twenty-one year old I have met.  We had the day all planned out for a fun laid back photo session to celebrate her birthday on April 30.



Krystal currently attends Valencia College in Orlando and is majoring in Hospitality Management.   It was a  pleasure to capture these fun pictures for her.



She wanted a comfortable and cute look and to have an overall great time while posing for the frames.  I think that adorable dress and hat showcased the look she was going for perfectly!


 

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Hope you had a blast on your 21st birthday, and are still celebrating today! Thank you again for the amazing opportunity, hanging with me and all the fun times capturing your beauty.


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Garrett, party of 5!

Stacie and her family have welcomed Little Miss Marlie Jean to the world in early March and I couldn’t be happier for them. I was so honored when she hired me to photograph the gender reveal party as well as her maternity session.   I enjoyed being in her company both times and I can’t wait to snuggle up this new little bundle of joy.  Let’s take a stroll down memory lane to those past sessions.


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This last photo is actually very dear to me.  That was my daughters, Kinsley’s little crown that I photographed her with when she was born.  I brought it into the session as a prop, and then decided to gift it to her so she can use for Marlie’s newborn pictures.

Now many of you know I am not a newborn photographer. But Stacie, at Rustic Feather Photography is.  Newborn photography is one of her specialities and I’m so glad she and I met.  While I will not be needing any newborn photography for myself, I highly recommend her to anyone who would love to have their new baby photographed.  Stacie has so many props and is experienced in positioning your tiny little ones in many poses.

I have lots of respect for newborn photographers. It takes incredible patience and dedication to perfect the art of it. High fives all around to Stacie and all other newborn photographers out there. Please enjoy all the sweetness in these photos of Marlie Jean, taken by her mother, my friend and owner of Rustic Feather Photography, Stacie Garrett.received_10101486514265732-1

Please let Stacie know I sent you her way! You won’t be disappointed.

Nature Coast Prom

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Hi loyal readers!

I recently had an awesome experience photographing some lovely Nature Coast High School Junior and Seniors for their recent 2018 Prom.  Prom was held at Silverthorne Country Club.

This group showed up with lots of spirit and enthusiasm as they “pre-partied” before the event. They all looked amazing!

I was glad to have been there for all the excitement of the pre-event and happy to share some of that excitement with you here. Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Another day, another Plié.

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Welcome back!

Let me begin by saying that I really enjoy stepping out of portrait/photojournalistic photography which are usually working with families, events & weddings. This was the first time I’ve worked with the all these girls as a group. I enjoyed every minute of it at this Crews Lake Park location as the girls and I moved all around to different parts of the park for unique dance poses to showcase.

Clearly, each parent has done a marvelous job raising them. Hopefully I’ll get to work with them all in the future again.

Without further adieu, check out these Erin’s Dancework Girls.

Please inquire about  dance photography with me.  I have some unique ideas for your child’s dance pictures to really stand out.  Mention this blog post when you inquire!

Adam + Marissa got hitched | The White Barn | Brooksville, Florida

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I’ve got another wedding for you guys today! This happy couple consists of Adam and Marissa, two people that anyone would love to know.


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Their wedding day was truly breathtaking!  It was so meticulously planned by the two of them and no details were left behind.

The bride’s dress was seriously gorgeous, too. And I’m not just saying that!

 I asked Marissa about her “Dress Shopping Experience”.

After searching many boutiques online and looking at their dresses I came across Alfred Angelo. I fell absolutely in love with one on their website and I made an appointment to try it on. It’s the first dress I tried on and the one I ordered that day. I tried on a couple others while at the boutique but nothing could compare to that “first dress”.

Take a look at this stunning gown!



We had a lot of fun taking wedding pictures, as well. These photos were taken post ceremony, obviously.  Look at the love and happiness beaming off their faces.



Before I show you any more photos from their wedding, I want you to get to know them a little bit more.

Adam and Marissa met through Adam’s cousin, Brent. They had been together for 9 years before getting married.  I asked the same question to all my brides , “How did he pop the question?”  Her answer, “um he kind of didn’t…..it was just sitting there on my nightstand. lol.”   I just love this!!!!!!!  Way to go Adam!

Adam and Marissa loved everything about their wedding.  They said there wasn’t one thing that stood out from another because it was all just perfect!  I’m gonna have to agree with them.  But just like everything big, the planning was a bit stressful, Marissa explained. You can tell they both put heart and soul into this special day, and as a result…PERFECTION. Everything they dreamt it to be, said Marissa.

When asked what her number one advice is for any couples getting married, she said “Start planning as soon as you set a date and don’t wait until last minute. Things happen and there will be roadblocks and when that happens you’ll have time to make adjustments.”  Great advice!  It is so important to start as early as possible.


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How cute are all these details.  Details are actually my favorite part of the wedding.  I love to show their story with all the small things that brought the wedding together.



The ceremony and reception were both held at The White Barn . The DJ for the night was RJM Entertainment.  Their first dance was by Dan + Shay, “From the Ground Up”.

Okay, let’s get to a few more pictures! Adam and Marissa were such a delight to work with and I wish them many wonderful years to come.


 

 

Some wedding stats I found to be interesting.

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I recently read an article about weddings that I found to be interesting.

Every year, The Knot sends out a BIG survey to all of their couples called The Knot Real Weddings Study. Thousands of couples take the survey and to qualify to take the survey, participants have to have been married in the past year. The study gives them really great data and insights on their couples that they’ve been able to learn from.

The study has been run for nearly 10 years at this point, and one of their favorite (read: most telling!) questions asked  is about how couples self-describe their weddings. That’s because knowing the terms that couples are using to describe their weddings can really help better understand and better connect newly engaged couples.

See the list below:

1. Romantic (29%)
 2. Classic (24%)
 3. Fun (24%)
4. Elegant (22%)
5. Down-to-Earth (20%)
6. DIY (19%)
7. Traditional (17%)
8. Creative (14%)
9. Practical (14%)
10. Vintage (13%)

When I looked at the past weddings I have captured, I  feel like I have experienced 6 out of 10 of them and I am so excited to announce that.   I don’t share much of my wedding pictures on here, but I have decided to now blog some of them.  Stay tuned for some future wedding posts to see what gorgeousness I got to experience.  Here is a sneak peak of some of the weddings I recently had the honor of working.



Know anyone who needs engagement photos or wedding photography?  I have competitive pricing and amazing packages that offer so much to the bride and groom.


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I am also very excited to announce that I have now partnered with The Knot and you can find my business on there.  Reviews are in the making and I look forward to this new business opportunity to reach out to more potential wedding clients. It is with great honor to now be able to add this badge to my blog to showcase my wedding and event photography.  Cheers to new beginnings, life and love.  High fives ya’ll!

James + Connie| throwback

Hey there Hey!  Wanted to repost this sweet couple that I had the honor of photographing 2 years ago.

This  photo session I did with James and Connie will sure hold a very special place in my heart and I am so excited to repost their story and pictures as they celebrate another anniversary this month.  Happy 65th!


James and Connie met at Flower, Dick & Walker Department  store in Binghamton New York, many years ago.  They will be celebrating their 63rd wedding anniversary on April 24th. Now that’s something to celebrate!

I learned that James became a Methodist minister 52 years ago.  He will be 85 this coming August.  Connie raised their 5 children…2 girls and 3 boys. She had her hands full for sure.   After moving to Florida with their family,  she worked for Publix for 15 years then retired.  She will be 82 this coming May.
I asked their daughter, Lorraine, to tell me what her favorite part of the photo session was. Her response was just as I figured it would be….  “it was great to see them smile and show affection…even though it was a VERY cold day”.  A cold day it sure was.

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It’s so clear that this couple is head-over-heels for each other!

I bet you can feel the love through these photos. You’ll see what I mean when you see the photos.  Just check out these two! #couplegoals

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The pair are still very much in love, as is evidenced by this photo set. I enjoyed seeing them flirt and enjoy each others company so much. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, James and Connie.  You are so blessed to be in each others arms all these years.  I wish you all the best, and then some.

Darth Vader

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Okay, so some of you may have thought I entered the dark side recently.  But, it’s totally opposite.  I am seeing the light more than ever right now!

I am so happy to showcase this little 2 year old and his love for Star Wars and Darth Vader. I have been photographing this adorable boy since he was in his momma’s belly.

He brings me so much happiness when I see him.  Jameson would not be the loving boy he is if it weren’t for his outstanding parents, Danny and Kalyn.  Thank you both for being true to who you are every single day.  You do wonderful for your family, friends, students and photographer 🙂

Until next time, “May the force be with you!”   🙂  Check out this adorable little Vader.



Pay attention to the mood changes of little Vader.  The last one has me crying!!!




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And that is a wrap.  He is pooped!

Mr. & Mrs. Reil / When two become one.

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Hi gang! Welcome back to my blog.

I adore photographing weddings. There’s so much love in the air and the bride and groom spent so much time carefully planning all the details. It was not any different for Cameron and Faith’s wedding, either!

The wedding was at The Christian Church in the Wildwood, the reception was at The Hernando Beach Yacht Club. They danced to their first song , You and Me by Lifehouse, which was played by DJ Jason Pond.

A few more people that helped their wedding go off without a hitch was:

Cake Maker: Patti-cakes

Where Dress was Purchased at Davids Bridal

Florist used was Sherwood Florist.

Cameron proposed on the 4th of July at a local beach to the song “Marry Me” by Bruno Mars.  It was infant of lots of family and friends.  I just love when everyone is gathered together for such a wonderful suprise.

When I asked Faith what her favorite part of the wedding was, she said: “I loved the cake, feeding it to Cameron and all the photos taken during that time”.



You could tell they were really having the time of their lives and loving every minute of their special day while surrounded by family and friends who loved them.

As for me, one of my personal favorite moments of the wedding was when I went off with the Bride and Groom for some private photos.  We went to a separate location in between the ceremony and heading to the reception. The two of them just relaxed so much more and forgot about anything else and focused on themselves.



Thank you so much Cameron and Faith.  Not only do I have great memories from your wedding, but I have also added a new friendship to my circle.