June 12, 2012

Lindsay + Jay’s Engagement (Pensacola Wedding Photographer shoots Engagement Portrait)

Lindsay and Jay’s first engagement portrait was rained out, but we couldn’t have ordered up a better day than this one.  My favorite shoots start downtown and end up on the beach, and this one did not disappoint.  Also, I often have couples bring props (“save the date” signs and such) – this was my first couple to arrive with a CAR as a prop!  Loved it.

(Also, this is the infamous shoot that ended with me sliding down a boat ramp and ending up waist deep in water, holding my camera above my head.  Jay rescued me.  There’s a photo at the end of this post to prove it.)

 

 

And this is me after being rescued from the water.  Jay was game to take my picture.  Note the fish carcass chilling beside me.  Gross.

 

 

 

 

 

June 12, 2012

White and Barton Family (Destin Photographer shoots Family Beach Portrait)

I really love family portrait season because I get to meet so many people from different parts of the country.  I particularly enjoy shooting “reunion” vacations, where different branches of the family unite for a week to enjoy our beautiful beaches.  This shoot was a family vacationing with all the cousins, brothers, sister-in-laws, and grandparents.  I love the depth that the cloud cover gives to the landscape, and I love everyone’s smiles.

 

June 9, 2012

Crystal + Scot (Pensacola Photographer Shoots New Orleans Wedding)

 I met Crystal by chance in a bridal shop last winter.  We started chatting and before I knew it, I was booked to shoot her New Orleans wedding!  Fast forward to May, and I spent a lovely day with her and Scot in NOLA.  Everything was perfect: from a gorgeous day at the country club to a FUN night on Bourbon Street, I couldn’t have ordered up a better wedding.

Also, I think her dress is one of my all time favorites!  Love it.

THE DETAILS:

venue  |  the english turn golf and country club (new orleans, louisiana)

gown  |  the bridal loft  (pensacola, florida)

florals  |  talia flower artist  (belle chase, louisiana)

wedding cake  |  lesley vinka at the chocolate iguana (canyon lake, texas)

cheesecake bites  |  haydel’s bakery (new orleans, louisiana)

late night  |  cafe du monde, jackson square, and bourbon street (new orleans, louisiana)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 5, 2012

The Lasky Family (Destin Family Photographer on the Beach)

This is the sweetest little family.  Spencer called me about a month ago to schedule a surprise family portrait during vacation as a gift to his wife for her first Mother’s Day (I know – right?!).  I met them just around the corner from their condo and we spent a lovely hour together.  Their amazing son smiled on command (true story!), and I am so pleased with the results.

Also – I love the way this shoot is split into two locations.  The garden and the beach feel so different, even though they were only about ten yards apart!