Live Oak Wedding | Chelsea & Josh are married!

I’d been looking forward to Chelsea & Josh’s wedding ever since they booked me.  Most of the weddings I shoot are in St Augustine and Jacksonville so when I get the opportunity to shoot somewhere different, it’s always nice.  Their wedding took place on a beautiful spring day in Live Oak at Camp Weed.  I’d never been to Camp Weed but when I arrived there the day of the wedding, I was blown away with the character and charm that this place has.  It was beautiful!  It was the perfect setting for their wedding and all of the southern elements and personal details they incorporated into their special day.

Thank you both for being so great to work with and for the delicious Chicken & Dumplings for dinner.  Loved it!

XOXO

Dana

 

 

Ceremony/reception site : Camp Weed

Bride and bridesmaid dresses : The New Image

Hair : Hair Graphics

Flowers : Celebrations

Caterer : Don Allen

Music : Carl Hodson

St Augustine Wedding | Susana & Brian are married!

Susana & Brian are one of my couples from out of town.  They planned their beautiful St Augustine wedding from Pennsylvania and I’m so happy to have been a part of it.  They have a great sense of style and I loved the great details they incorporated into the day.  From Brian’s custom suit, to Susana’s custom dress and their donation to Lance Armstrong’s LIVESTRONG organization, the day had plenty of character and it was a good reflection of who they are as a couple.  They also chose to do a “first look” at the beach house Susana was staying at, which I highly recommend.  It’s a good way to ease those pre wedding jitters.

The day started out rainy and by the time the ceremony started, we had some clear skies, only to be visited again by the rain before reception time.  With the ups and downs in the weather, none of that really mattered and it certainly didn’t put a damper on how excited Susana & Brian were to be married.  I cannot begin to express how much I truly enjoyed working with them and photographing them on their special day.  On top of that, I was able to work with some of my favorite vendors so all in all, the day couldn’t have been any better.

XOXO

Dana

 

Ceremony : Memorial Presbyterian Church

Reception : The White Room

Floral design : The Conservatorie

Bridal gown : Daniel Thompson Bridals

Bride shoes : J Crew

Bridesmaid dresses : Annaelyse , Bella Bridesmaid

Hair : Panache

Makeup : Stephanie Bolen, Simply Makeup

Groom suit : custom made by Hiras

Groom shoes : Johnston & Murphy

Reception band : The RiverTown Band

Cake and cake pops : The Pastry Studio

LIVESTRONG bracelets and donations : Livestrong

Paper goods, Mr & Mrs Sign : Declaration Boutique and Events

 


 

 

Florida Wedding Photographer | Sneak Peeks

Just a little peek into my last week.   I’ve worked with some really great couples and can’t wait to share what I’ve been up to.  Full weddings to follow soon. . . . .

St Augustine Engagement | Whitney & Genesis are engaged!

Whitney & Genesis are one of my 2012 wedding couples and I just love them to pieces.  I love it when that instant chemistry and trust is there between myself and my couples. We met up bright and early one morning for their St Augustine engagement session.  If you’ve been to downtown St Augustine, it’s almost always full of crowds so the only way around it, is to shoot very early in the morning.  I’m glad they were good sports about it and we enjoyed having the city to ourselves.

I am so excited about their September wedding later this year!  Here are a few of my favorites from our shoot.

XOXO

Dana