Casa Monica Wedding | Cara & Eric

Working with Cara & Eric for their Casa Monica wedding was an absolute joy.  I met Cara for the first time when I arrived at her hotel room and she was as sweet as I knew she would be based on our previous conversations.  They’re an adorable couple and we had the best time exploring the city they both know so well.  Both graduates of St Augustine High School, their lives took different paths but 20 years or so later, they became reacquainted at a class reunion and the rest is history.  Thank you both for having me photograph your very special day.  It was an honor and I’m so happy for you both!

Ceremony/ reception : Casa Monica

DJ : Footloose Entertainment

Ceremony music : Wehner Weddings

Flowers : 57 Treasury

Cake : Sweet Weddings

Wedding planner : The BIG Event

 

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St Augustine Wedding | Allie & Scott are married!

Allie & Scott are one of the sweetest couples I know.  These high school sweet hearts are meant for one another and I am so happy that I was able to document their amazing wedding.  Allie and her mother worked hard to create a beautiful event with so many great details.  It always warms my heart to see a bride so close with her mother on her special day.  I loved seeing River House decked out in hot pink, green & damask.  They both come from the wonderful families and it was an absolute pleasure to spend the day with them as they start their new lives together.  I know they’re enjoying their honeymoon in Maui and I wish them a safe trip back home.

XOXO

Dana

 

Ceremony/reception : River House Events

Wedding planner : Tabbatha of The Wedding Assistant

Flowers : 57 Treasury

Bridal gown : The White Magnolia Bridal

Caterer : Culinary Outfitters

 

Ponte Vedra Wedding | TPC Sawgrass | Lara & Steve are married!

I loved being a part of this wedding!  Back in November, I had the privilege of shooting Lara & Steve’s wedding.  Lara & Steve are the owners of Declaration Boutique and Events so from the moment we started talking about their wedding, I knew there would plenty of originality, beautiful details and a touch of romance.  Any time couples put as much thought and work into making their event truly unique and personal like Lara & Steve did, it’s always fun to shoot and this wedding was no exception.  TPC Sawgrass is absolutely one of my most venues and the team of incredible vendors they chose to help create their perfect day are some of the best in town.

Thank you two for having me shoot your amazing day!

XOXO

Dana

 

 

Ceremony & Reception site : TPC Sawgrass 

Event design, accessories, invitations, menus, programs and all cute things : Declaration Boutique and Events 

Wedding Planner : The Big Event

Bridal gown : The White Magnolia

Bride shoes and clutch : Jimmy Choo

Bridesmaid dresses : Bella Bridesmaid, Amsale

Custom gold cuffs : Laurel Baker Jewelry

Lighting and rentals : PRI Productions

Flowers : 57 Treasury

Groom and groomsmen attire : Men’s Wearhouse, Nike ID

DJ : Y? Entertainment

Ceremony music : Wehner Weddings

Photobooth : Red Met Yellow Creative

Magician : Jay Spry

Officiant : Peggy LaRouche

Flash mob : St Augustine High School Show Choir

Wedding Cake : Classic Cakes

Groom’s Cake : Sweet Weddings

Hair and makeup : Caity Gavin

 

 


River House Wedding | Colleen & Will are married!

I could not have asked for a better couple to kick off the 2012 wedding season with than Colleen & Will.  It was a beautiful day with perfect weather and so much fun.  I knew from the minute I met them at their engagement session that it would be a really great wedding and it truly was in every way imaginable. They are so comfortable with each other and in front of the camera, which made my part so much easier.  They chose to do a “first look” and most of their photos before the ceremony which allowed me to take advantage of some really great light and they were able to make it to the reception that much sooner.

Colleen had a great team of vendors lined up to bring her vision together and River House was the perfect setting for all of it.  There was no shortage of smiles, laughter, really great music and dancing at their reception.  I love it when couples have a band and Cloud 9 was great to work with.

Thank you both for having me with you on your special day!  I loved every minute of it!

XOXO

Dana

 

Ceremony and reception : River House Events

Hair : Casey Does Hair

Makeup : Carrie Wilson

Bridal Gown : The White Magnolia, Modern Trousseau

Veil : Pink Underground, Nicole Morrison

Bridesmaid dresses : Bella Bridesmaid, Amsale 

Groom and groomsmen attire : Jos A Bank

Flowers : 57 Treasury

Invitations, programs, menu cards : made by Colleen

Band : Cloud 9

Cake : Publix 

Videographer : 760 Studios

 

Jacksonville Bridal Photographer

I’ve been holding on to these images since December.   Colleen & Will’s fabulous River House wedding was last weekend (and there’s lots of delicious images to share from that very soon) which means I can finally share Colleen’s bridal session!

I love to shoot bridal sessions.  I really, really LOVE them!  It’s such a special time in a girl’s life and I think it’s completely appropriate to embrace every moment of being a bride.  All too often, the wedding day simply does not permit the chance to do a dedicated bridal shoot.  There’s usually a strict timeline, lots of hustle & bustle and to top it all of, wedding day jitters!  This is exactly why the bridal session is such a great idea for the bride to be.  The session is the perfect time to do a trial run for hair & makeup.  I always recommend professional hair and makeup for my brides so it’s good for them to see how they photograph, making sure it’s perfect for the big day.  Plus, it’s another excuse to put that gorgeous gown on and have some really beautiful, classy shots to capture a girl when she’s never looked or felt more beautiful.

Hair : Casey Powell of Casey Does Hair

Makeup : Carrie Wilson

Flowers : 57 Treasury

Dress : Modern Trousseau at The White Magnolia