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

 

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

St Augustine Wedding | Mallory & Richard | Sneak Peek

How did I spend my Saturday?  With this this awesome couple.  More to follow soon.  Have fun on your honeymoon Mallory & Richard!

XOXO

Dana

 

 

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

 

St Augustine Wedding Photographer | Tiffany & Nick are married!

 Tiffany & Nick are one of those special couples who I clicked with from day one.  I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I first met them to talk about their St Augustine wedding.  Sarah Grace from The Big Event was a great matchmaker on this one.  I have enjoyed getting to know them and I can honestly say that I felt like I was photographing the wedding of two friends.  They embraced me with open arms and trusted my artistic vision and I’m so happy for that.  As I’ve gone through their images over the last few weeks, it has reminded me how thankful I am for being able to do what I love and work with amazing people like Tiffany & Nick.

Thank you both for having me spend the day with you and allowing me into your lives.  I wish you many happy years together and I’ll look forward to seeing you again soon!

XOXO

Dana

Wedding Planner : The Big Event

Ceremony : Cathedral Basilica

Reception : Casa Monica 

Cocktails : Government House Museum

Ceremony music : Wehner Weddings

Bridal gown : Maggie Sottero

Bride shoes : Jimmy Choo

Hair : Erica Troncale with Escape Day Spa and Salon

Makeup : Claudia More with I Love Her Makeup

Flowers : Rachael Kasie Designs

Cakes : Sisters Restaurant 

Cigar Roller : JC the Cuban Roller

DJ : Millenium Entertainment

Stationary : Sweet Pea Print