Jacksonville Wedding Photographer | Molly & Michael are engaged!

I’m so excited about Molly & Michael’s upcoming February wedding!  All of my couples are very special but this one in particular is special in their own way because I’ve known Molly since she was a little girl.  Her family is near and dear to my heart and I am beyond thrilled to be able to capture this special occasion for her and Michael.

We met up a couple of weeks ago in Riverside for their engagement session because it seemed like a great spot, especially since their wedding will be at the beautiful Riverside Baptist Church.  I love the beautiful light and colors this time of year brings.  Here are a few of my favorites!

XOXO

Dana

 

St Augustine Wedding Photographer | Antonia & John are married!

I loved everything about Antonia & John’s story.  During their engagement session I learned that they actually met nearly 20 years ago in Egypt but drifted apart and went their separate ways.  Thanks to the internet and social media, this October, they were finally married!  I always enjoy hearing a great love story!

The Vilano Beach house Antonia got ready at was amazing with the most beautiful light for me to work with.  One of my favorite parts of the wedding day is the “getting ready” time I get to spend with the bride and watch the transformation take place while she’s in hair and makeup.  It’s nice to connect and document the time before the big walk down the aisle.  Antonia is beautiful and has a great sense  of style.  I loved her decor selection for their Casa Monica reception because it blended perfectly with the rich tones in the hotel’s existing color scheme.   Their closest family and friends traveled to our Nation’s oldest city to be with them and enjoy their special day together and enjoyed a really great party.  Antonia’s sister and John’s brother gave the sweetest speeches during the toast.  It always warms my heart to see the love that the families have for the new bride and groom.

Thank you both for having allowing me to capture your day!

XOXO

Dana

 

Bridal gown : Kleinfield

Shoes : Manolo Blahnik

Makeup : Claudia More with I Love Her Makeup

Ceremony : Lightner Museum Courtyard

Reception : Casa Monica Hotel

DJ : D’Land Entertainment

Floral and reception decor : PRI Productions

Jacksonville Engagement Session | Colleen & Will are engaged!

I loved this session with Colleen & Will!  We met for the first time for their engagement session and they thought it would be nice to shoot at Will’s parents house in Jacksonville.  I book a lot of couples without actually meeting in person so it’s kind of like opening a present when I finally get to meet them!  It’s great when couples incorporate personal touches and include their pets in their session so their two dogs joined us for a few shots.  They were an absolute pleasure to shoot and such naturals in front of the camera and I must say, the beautiful golden autumn light was a photographer’s dream!  I’m very excited to kick of my 2012 wedding season with their River House wedding in St Augustine.

XOXO

Dana

Jacksonville Beach Engagement Session | Jen & Adam are engaged!

It’s been great weather for beach sessions lately.  I met up with Jen & Adam last week in Jacksonville beach for their engagement session.  They are one of my 2012 couples and I can’t wait for their wedding at TPC.  Jen was a bridesmaid in a wedding I shot last year so I’m happy to be able to work with her now!  She’s going to make a beautiful bride.  No doubt it will be a really fun wedding!   I loved their idea to start at the beach and we ended up at a local dock because they both enjoy fishing.  It’s great when couple incorporate those personal touches into their shoot.

XOXO

Dana

 

St Augustine Engagement Session | Marcy & Nguyen are engaged!

Marcy & Nguyen made the drive up from Orlando to St Augustine to have their engagement session with me last week.  They are one of my 2012 couples and I’m really excited about their Hammock Beach Resort wedding being planned by April Dorsey of The D-Tales.  It’s apparent that they’ve got great chemistry between them which made them a joy to shoot.  Since they hadn’t been to St Augustine before, I enjoyed getting to know them better while showing them  around the city.  Here are a few of my favorites from the day!

XOXO

Dana