December 24, 2017

BEST 2017 | BEST GIRLS!

We LOVE the exceptional women we photograph every year. It’s something special for us to experience a wedding day with the ladies! Seriously, things get intimate REAL fast! Drowning in GOWNING GLORY and effortlessly beautiful in some of our favorite images here, the ladies are with us from studio sessions to the big moment. That may be the best part – beginning this all in the studio over a cup of coffee, sharing our excitement for what is to come, and seeing them to the alter and their forever. ALL of you are foreva our AKP ladiessss!

THANK YOU ALL FOR SHARING THIS TIME WITH US! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE NEWLYWEDS! SEE MORE HERE:

Abby + Jason | Alexa + Jon | Allie + BuddyAmber + Ashton | Anna + Bobby |Aneliya + IraAnn + Randall | Avery + Jorge | Beth + ChadBrittany + Jason | Callah + Justin | Caroline + Joiner | Christina + Jason | Christy + Rick | Elizabeth + Chris | Emily + Basar |  Frances Marie + Nick | Heather + Peter | Jeniffer + Luis | Jenna + Greg | Jenna + Shalin | Jessi + Richard | Jessica + Heath | Jordan + Blake | Judy + DanKayla + DJ | Kayla + Mason | Kellie + Sean | Kristin + Richard | Kylie + BrandonLaura + Pete | Lindsey + Beau | Lindsey + NathanMallory + Brice | Mambwe + ChristianMaura + David | Nicole + ArthurNikki + JohnShana + Brad | Skye + Bryce | Stephanie + BrentonVidya + Sumeet

 

December 23, 2017

BEST OF 2017 | THE DETAILS!

It’s ALL in the details. We are obsessed with photographing pretty things – duh – and this year we saw some AMAZING attention to detail. Glittery things get us really excited, florals make us feel pretty, gowns make us drool, and yummy, beautifully-decorated treats make us want to curl up for the night and devour them all. Here are some of our favorite 2017 details and deliciousness!

THANK YOU ALL FOR SHARING THIS TIME WITH US! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE NEWLYWEDS! SEE MORE HERE:

Abby + Jason | Allie + Buddy | Alyssa + Brian | Amber + Ashton | Anna + BobbyAnn + Randall | Ashton + Loren | Brittany + Jason | Brittany + Lance | Callah + Justin | Caroline + Joiner | Christina + Jason | Christy + Rick | Elise + Will | Elizabeth + Chris | Frances Marie + Nick | Heather + Peter | Jeniffer + Luis | Jenna + Greg | Jenna + Shalin | Jessi + Richard | Jessica + Heath | Kara + Daniel | Karen + Jeff | Kayla + DJ | Kayla + Mason | Kellie + Sean | Kim + William | Kristin + Austin | Kylee + Drew | Laura + Pete | Len + Jon | Lindsey + Beau | Lindsey + Nathan | Lisa + Brandon | Lisa + Jay | Lori + Steven | Mallory + Brice | Maura + David | Melissa + Kamron | Meredith + William | Nicole + Peter | Nikki + John | Pam + Patrick | Renee + Brad | Rika + Loren | Sarah + Justin | Shana + Brad | Skye + Bryce | Stephanie + Brenton | Stephanie + Reggie | Stephanie + Shannan | Taylor + Justin | Vidya + Sumeet

December 22, 2017

Anna + Bobby | Portofino Pensacola Beach Wedding

Winter weddings are my favorite.  I love the way our beach takes on a creamy, pastel quality as soon as the temperature starts to dip.  The skies get soft and lovely, the white sand looks like snow in the cool light, and the water is clear as glass.

Anna and Bobby’s winter wedding at Portofino Island Resort in Pensacola Beach was perfect.  They married on the pool deck, overlooking the Sound, with blue skies behind them and gorgeous red roses dripping from the draped arbor overhead.  Their families and friends laughed and cried right along with them, and the couple’s happiness to be married was written across their faces as they walked back down the aisle.  I was thrilled that we had enough light to pop across to the Gulf of Mexico for a few minutes . . . and I was even more excited when Anna whipped out the cutest, vintage-looking cream fur capelet.

The reception was tons of fun, with everyone dancing up a storm (including Bobby’s grandmother, who was the last one off the floor at the end of the night!).  Anna and Bobby exited under an arch of sparklers, and I loved the sweet (and genuine!) hug she gave me at the end of the tunnel. Congrats!

SIGNATURE WEDDING  //  Principal Photographer: Aislinn  //  Second Shooter: Rachel O.

PROFESSIONALS WHO MADE IT HAPPEN:

COORDINATION: Jessica Jensen at Portofino  //  GETTING READY VENUE: Portofino Island Resort  //  CEREMONY: Portofino Island Resort  //  RECEPTION: Portofino Island Resort  //  FLOWERS: Fiore of Pensacola  //  CEREMONY MUSIC: Bob Luce  //  DJ: Any Day DJ  // CAKES: Sweet Creations by Sharon  //  OFFICIANT: Pastor Jack Kale  //  HAIR: Mary Snead (Tallulah’s – Houma, LA) and Jillian Jensen Holt //  MAKEUP: Mary Snead (Tallulah’s – Houma, LA) and Jillian Jensen Holt //  WEDDING GOWN DESIGNER: Stella York  //  WEDDING GOWN BRIDAL SHOP: Blush Bridal (Baton Rouge)  //  BRIDESMAIDS DRESS SHOP: Weddington Way  // GROOM’S TIES: The Tiebar  //  VIDEOGRAPHY: Moss and Magnolia Media (Laura Snead)  //  CATERING: Portofino Island Resort  //  INVITATIONS: Penelope’s Paper Pantry (Etsy)

December 21, 2017

Morgan + Daniel | Old Christ Church Wedding

Morgan and Daniel’s early December wedding was my last of the year and such a lovely way to close out my first full year of weddings at AKP.

Winter weddings are always a little unexpected, (or at least a little unexpected when you live at the beach!) and seem often to be absolutely gorgeous.  I love the richness that comes sort of naturally with them – they lend themselves well to evening ceremonies, darker colors, a bit more sparkle.  Morgan and Daniel’s was no exception and I was smitten with the deep tones woven throughout the day.  From Morgan’s stunning bouquet and berry stained lips, to the rich wine-colored bridesmaid dresses and gorgeous centerpieces – every element was exactly what I envision when I think of the perfect winter wedding.

Morgan and Daniel, I so enjoyed meeting and working with you both, and your amazing families!  Your classic downtown Pensacola wedding was absolutely flawless from start to finish and I couldn’t have closed out this wedding season on a happier note.  Thank you both so much.  Cheers to your new life together!

~T

ASSOCIATE COLLECTION  //  Principal Photographer: Tiffany  //  Second Shooter: Grace

PROFESSIONALS WHO MADE IT HAPPEN:

COORDINATION: Beth Holland  //  GETTING READY VENUE: Airbnb  //  CEREMONY: Old Christ Church   //  RECEPTION: Palafox House  //  FLOWERS: Supposey  // DJ: Any Day DJ (Matt)  //  TRANSPORTATION: Beach Bum Trolley  //  CAKES: The Flour Sack Bakery  //  RENTALS: Supposey  //  DRAPING: Supposey  //  OFFICIANT: Willard McPherson  //  HAIR: Alison Sardina  //  MAKEUP: Lauren Wayland (Groom’s sister)  //  WEDDING GOWN DESIGNER: Madison James  //  WEDDING GOWN BRIDAL SHOP: Coastal Knot  //  BRIDAL ACCESSORIES: Betsey Johnson  // BRIDESMAIDS DRESS SHOP: David’s Bridal  // GROOM’S SUIT SHOP: Men’s Wearhouse //  GROOMSMEN’S SUIT SHOPS: Men’s Wearhouse  // CATERING: Great Southern  //  INVITATIONS: Herrington’s Florist