December 9, 2010

Maggie + Mike Get Married (Pensacola Wedding Photographer is now Obsessed with Seaside, Florida)

So, Maggie and Mike are from Missouri.  And you know what?  If you’re from a landlocked state, and want to get married on the beach, I’m pretty sure you can’t choose a prettier town than Seaside, Florida (it’s where they shot The Truman Show, folks!).  The waters and sands are breathtaking, and the town itself is picture-perfect.  I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of shooting in such a lovely location – with such a beautiful couple!

The tables were named after famous couples – you know, Romeo and Juliet and the like . . . I knew for sure that I was obsessed with this couple when I saw the “Zack and Kelly” table.  Shakespeare and Saved by the Bell attending the same party is pretty much my idea of perfect.

This shot was actually my last shot of the night!  Great end to a fabulous wedding.

November 20, 2010

Tracy & Joey are Engaged (Pensacola Wedding Photographer discovers the most amazing backyard ever!)

I love backyards.  I love dogs.  So when Tracy and Joey suggested shooting in his family’s backyard so they could include their dogs in their engagement portrait, I was psyched.  Um, check out the “backyard.”  It’s better than a park!  From the bay, to the woods, to the flowers . . . I want to use it for ALL my engagement shoots!  Beautiful backdrop, beautiful couple 🙂

November 17, 2010

Jessica + Brian (Pensacola Wedding Photography shoots at Scenic Hills Golf Course)

I feel like I have known Jessica and Brian forever.  Really, it’s been nine months, but their wedding was the fourth time I had shot them (and there’s something very intimate about taking someone’s photograph).  Their wedding certainly lived up to the precedent set by their gorgeous engagement portrait, Jessica’s bridals, and Brian’s groom shoot (soon to appear in its entirety on this very blog!).  The day was thoughtful from start to finish – from color-coordinated bathrobe-clad bridesmaids, to leopard-print details on everything from the garter to the chargers to the Maid of Honor’s speech notes – just perfect and coherent and lovely.

This was my first wedding at all three locales – the Crowne Plaza Grand Hotel, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, and Scenic Hills Golf Course – and I would shoot at any of the three again in a heartbeat.  Great choices!

Here are a few of my favorites from the day (it was hard to narrow it down!).  Congratulations to Jessica and Brian!

The evening ended with Brian’s mother hoping the honeymoon produced grandbabies.  This was Brian’s reaction: “Three years!” (to be continued…)

…and Jessica’s response (notice she is only holding up TWO fingers, despite Brian’s obvious mouthing of “three”).  Amazing.

Best.  Getaway.  Shot.  EVER. (No, the sparklers did not burn down Scenic Hills, despite Brian’s dad’s best intentions :))

November 11, 2010

The McCools! (Pensacola Wedding Photographer loves Milton and the McCool Family)

Some of you may recognize Julie and Dane from their awesome engagement shoot in downtown Pensacola – I was so thrilled to have the chance to shoot them again, this time surrounded by Julie’s family!  The McCools are SO MUCH FUN.  We started at the boardwalk in Milton, and ended up at the amazing Railroad Museum, which quickly became one of my favorite backgrounds for portraits (I have a feeling you will be seeing more of it on this site…).  I knew I loved this family when Mom hitched a ride with me to the museum, and hopped out of the car when we arrived saying, “Okay!  Aislinn and I are best friends now!”  I hope we are 🙂

P.S.  Check out the BLUE EYES on this family.  They’re electric…

P.P.S.  The McCools wardrobe choice is perfect!  I recommend families wear clothes in similar shades, so it’s not to “matchy,” but still looks great together.  This is exactly what I have in mind.

When I suggested this barn door as a backdrop (but expressed a fear of snakes), no one hesitated!  Before I knew what was happening, there was a full-on McCool Family Expedition to locate and drive out any interlopers 🙂

What you can’t tell from this photo is that approximately two seconds after I took it, Dad screamed “SNAKE!  SNAKE!,” causing me to move faster and less gracefully than I considered humanly possible.  HA.  HA.  HA.  (I will get you back – just wait…)