Erica and Mike’s St Augustine wedding met all of my expectations. You may remember their hot engagement session from a few months ago. I have been looking forward to shooting their wedding for a while now and I’m happy to finally share what I captured on their special day.
The day started out with me taking some getting ready shots of the girls at Erica’s hotel room. When I shoot a wedding, I really prefer to do a long day. I think it’s important to be able to tell a story and for me, I like to have time to stand back, observe and shoot what’s happening around me without being too intrusive.
After I spent some time with Erica, it was time for me to head down to the hotel where the guys were staying. This next shot is what I found when I got there. They were nowhere near being ready!
After a quick jump in the pool and a few minutes to get dressed, Mike and the guys were ready for me to shoot them.
I love the eggplant purple that Erica chose.
Her bouquet was absolutely gorgeous!
Erica and Mike decided to do a “first look” and take care of all their formal shots before the wedding. It turned out great because they scheduled about 2 hours for us to walk from the Hilton on the bay front to the Oldest House which is where the ceremony took place. I totally recommend couples do a “first look”. It’s nice to be able to get some really great shots and then after the ceremony is over, there’s not wait time to enjoy the reception.
It’s always great to catch that initial reaction from the groom and bride when they see each other for the first time.
I’m not really sure about this next one but I think it’s something from the movie Talladega Nights.
A little stop at OC Whites for a group shot! Whoo hoo!
Okay, this next one has to be one of my favorites from the day. Since I’m a mom and I have a toddler, I’m just automatically drawn to the babies at weddings. I find myself wanting to scoop them up and love on them. This little girl was so stinkin’ cute it’s not even funny.
And these too. Love them! I couldn’t pick just one because they are too cute!
They had a really short and sweet ceremony. There was no time to waste because there was a serious party waiting for them over at The White Room.
Waiting on the trolley to take the group over to The White Room. There was never a dull moment and that’s the way I like it. It keeps the day fun and makes for great pictures.
I LOVE this next one from Erica and Mike’s first dance.
This is definitely my first time seeing a groom’s cake like this. Very cool.
Thank you Erica and Mike for having me along to shoot your wedding! I had an awesome time and you two certainly know how to throw a party. Enjoy your pictures. :o)