St Augustine Wedding | Jess & Cory are married!

Jess & Cory were an awesome couple to work with for their River House wedding last month.  They are a beautiful couple and so easy to photograph.  These two are so in love with each other and it shows every time I’ve shot them.  The excitement they both had on their wedding day was palpable.  Jess was a beautiful bride and she has one of those million dollar smiles that will make anyone drawn to her so it doesn’t take long to see why Cory is so smitten.  The threat of rain and Jess’s run away veil (if you were a wedding guest, you’ll know what I’m talking about) couldn’t begin to put a damper on their beautiful ceremony and reception.  I loved the simple, classy white decor they chose for the ballroom at River House.  They had a great group of family and friends to share in the excitement.  It was an absolute pleasure to be with them on their amazing day.  I’m so happy for them!  Thanks you two!

XOXO

Dana

 

Ceremony/reception : River House Events

Cake : Sweet Weddings

Event coordinator : The Big Event

DJ : McGee Entertainment

Flowers : Floriade Florist

Jacksonville Wedding Photographer | Christine & Zach are married!

Recently, I had the privilege of shooting Zach & Christine’s wedding.   May was a big month for them, not only did they get married but they also both graduated from The University of Florida.  Congrats you two!  They are honestly one of the sweetest couples I have ever worked with and I love how carefree and affectionate they are with one another.  They chose to have a morning ceremony and a nice lunch for their closest family and friends at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.  It was a nice change of pace for me.  Thank you both for allowing me to capture your special day!

XOXO

Dana

 

Ceremony : First Baptist Church

Reception : Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Flowers : Shea Hopley

 

Ponte Vedra Beach Wedding | TPC Sawgrass | Ashley & Roger are married!

Ashley & Roger has a beautiful TPC Sawgrass wedding last month.  TPC Sawgrass is one of my favorite venues so whenever I get a chance to shoot there, it is always welcomed.  The day was gorgeous with blue skies, which perfectly complimented Liz Stewart’s beautiful, bright floral arrangements and decor for the day.  The day was perfect and everyone had a great time.  I’m so happy to have be a part of it.  Thanks you two!

XOXO

Dana

Ceremony/Reception : TPC Sawgrass

Flowers and decor : Liz Stewart

Makeup : Andrea Koegler

DJ : DJ Thundercat 

 

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St Augustine Wedding | Mindy & Patrick are married!

I had a great time working with Mindy & Patrick for their wedding last month.  Luckily the rain held off for the most part and we had a beautiful day for their very special wedding.  Thank you both for allowing to me to capture this very special time for you!

XOXO

Dana

 

Bridal gown : Solutions Bridal Designer House

Makeup : Kimtasha Armstrong

Shoes : Jimmy Choo

Bridal jewelry : The White Magnolia

Flowers : The Conservatorie Floral and Event Design

Coordinator : PRI Productions

Ceremony : Lightner Museum

Reception : The White Room

Albums

I love it when my couples decide to add an album to their wedding collection.  After all, it’s going to be the wedding album that’s looked at for generations to come and passed down as a family heirloom.  It’s a very important part of family history.

Because my clients have shown a lot of interest in albums lately, I figured I’d dedicate a blog post to showing just a few of the options to choose from.  I work closely with each of my couples to help them choose the perfect images and cover options so that their album is completely unique.

This blog post contains 4 different albums.  Three of them are the traditional flush mount album.  There are also a few images of the portrait book which has the same beautiful print quality but the album has a fabric cover and a thinner, white substrate between the pages.  These are great for parent books.

Many of my clients live out of town so this is the next best thing to seeing and holding the albums in person.  Enjoy!

All three of these albums are 10×10 with varying page numbers.  Album sizes range from  4×6 to 12×17 and are available in square or rectangle.


Flush mount albums lay completely flat when open.  Albums can be designed to each clients specifications.  Cover cameo photos and embossing is available.  Cover embossing and spine embossing is offered in 4 different fonts.  I prefer a simple layout with large images to help tell the story of the day.  Flush mount albums have a very thin “gutter”.  The gutter is a tiny cut along the crease at the center of the book.  This keeps the  paper from being folded and it helps to minimize any discoloration of the photographic paper over time.  Flush mount albums have a thick, black substrate giving the pages a very stiff, substantial feel when turning the pages.  This next image shows the portrait book.  It is covered in your choice of linen covers.  The book on top is the portrait book and the book on the bottom is in identical design and page number to the flush mount book.  You can see the difference in thickness of the two books here. The portrait book has thinner pages with a white substrate between the prints.  It is not as thick as the pages in the flush mount album but they are sturdy and do not bend.  The book also lays completely flat when open. One of my favorite parts is choosing the cover material.  I offer a wide variety of leathers, ranging from top grain leather, premium leather, lamb or calf skin.  There are also several great faux leather choices as well.