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When CJ & Ben told me that they wanted to incorporate their 2 black labs into their engagement session, I was all in. I was thrilled to introduce them to my  favorite spot to bring my 2 dogs, but not as thrilled as Scout & Quinn, apparently. I had a blast working with and getting to know these two and can’t wait for their 2015 wedding!2014-11-26_0007

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Here’s another favorite from this past year, have a look at Emily & Daniel’s ceremony in Seaside, FL. I’ve always felt that small, intimate weddings are every bit as fun for me as large parties, these two are a perfect example of that sentiment. Thanks, Emily & Daniel for inviting me along for your beautiful ceremony and a hilarious portrait session!2014-12-17_00052014-12-17_00012014-12-17_00092014-12-17_00042014-12-17_00032014-12-17_00072014-12-17_0011 2014-12-17_0006 2014-12-17_00102014-12-17_0012 2014-12-17_0013 2014-12-17_0014 2014-12-17_0016 2014-12-17_0015 2014-12-17_0019 2014-12-17_0017 2014-12-17_0018

When a fellow photographer calls and asks you to capture their wedding day, the pressure is ON. However, the pressure is considerably less when the couple and their entire family are picturesque and blatantly in love. Shelli & Robbie were incredible to work with and produced some of my favorite images to date.2014-12-08_0006

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Joel, Elizabeth and GiGi came to vacation in Blue Mountain Beach and were kind enough to invite me along to capture a day of fun. The only problem: RAIN! An entire week of rain, actually. We decided to monitor the radar carefully, from our respective devices, for a break in the action in hopes for a quick session. We saw our chance around 8AM, which is usually a little too late for favorable lighting, but I think the light we found between the storm cells was spectacular.
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I had the pleasure of photographing Robert, Lindsey & Payson Sanders at their family beach home in Watercolor, FL. This was a real treat for me, because Robert and I have been friends since we were in Boy Scouts together! It was pretty incredible to watch as Payson led around their 2 massive Great Danes and climbed all over them like a jungle gym, fearless. Thanks for an awesome session, Sanders family!
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In honor or National Record Store Day, here is an engagement session I did in February for a couple of fellow music lovers. Brooke and Clayton found me by way of my photos of the 30a Songwriters Festival and asked that we include Central Square Records in their Seaside, FL engagement session. Great idea, guys!

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Anyone that knows me, knows I love music.  So when I had the opportunity to photograph the various artists performing at the 2012 30A Songwriters Festival, you can only imagine how stoked I was.

The 30A Songwriters Festival is one of the biggest events of the year, bringing in some of the most mind-blowingly awesome talent from around the country that I’ve ever seen.  150 artists travel here from all over for an entire weekend of musical entertainment, spanning over 25 venues along the famous stretch of Scenic Highway 30A.

This weekend will mark the 5th Annual Songwriters Festival and the lineup looks — once again — nothing short of phenomenal!
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Palazzo del Sol weddings – one of Destin’s coolest beach house wedding venues – are definitely ranking up there as some of my favorites from this past year. The access to the beach is pretty darn convenient and makes it really easy for everyone to catch that sunset right from the backyard reception area.

Angela and Blake were one of my Palazzo couples and they definitely put on a great party! They were really great to work with (a really, really in love couple makes my job pretty awesome, too), and their group was a blast. Working with some of the area’s best wedding professionals is also a huge bonus — thanks to everyone who helped their wedding go off without a hitch!

Venue: Palazzo del Sol
Wedding Planner: Shelby Peaden
Caterer: R&R Fine Catering
Event & Floral Design: Myrtie Blue
Event Rentals: A Big Day Rentals
Pastry Chef: Publix

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Family photo sessions on the beaches of South Walton are always pretty darn fun. But when you take that photo session and add in bloody marys, mimosas and a game of touch football, it takes the fun to a whole new level.

I recently teamed up with SoWal to offer a free portrait session to the family or group who came up with the most creative “SoWal” activity idea that could be incorporated into the photo shoot. It was a tough decision with all of the great submissions, but the one that stood out as a winner was the Agnew family’s “Turkey Beach Bowl” tradition. I couldn’t have had a better time on a family session and am stoked to be able to share these images!

Read more of their story and this awesome tradition over on SoWal.com!

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Intimate weddings where I’m brought in for just a few hours to capture the ceremony and special moments with their families can be truly phenomenal.  In the case of Sharon and Allen’s celebration, it was the epitome of special — and I’m thrilled with the way their images reflect the love between their new family.

The stars aligned just right for Sharon and Allen: they actually lived in the same neighborhood, but never crossed paths until they were set up on a blind date!  Little did they know that they’d soon be exchanging vows while standing side-by-side with Sharon’s boys — who also provided incredible readings during the ceremony.  Sharon and her boys are very close, and it really shows in the photos of them all hanging out before the ceremony as she finished getting ready.

Their reception was really fun — Ed Reese of Edward’s in Rosemary  gave a cooking class, while his wife, Erin, made sure the wine flowed.  Ed had them hanging on his every word with his brussel sprout blanching technique.  Sharon and Allen’s Rosemary Beach wedding was really sweet and I had a really great time getting to know them!

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Megan + Spencer Engagement | Rosemary Beach Photographer

November 27, 2013

When I met Megan and Spencer for their engagement session last year, I had no idea just how much fun working with these two would be! They’re both involved in theatre, so being in front of the camera comes really naturally to them. They’re also pretty animated and hilarious, so we shared a lot of […]

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Kelsey + Heath | Rosemary Beach Wedding Photographer

November 20, 2013

Kelsey and Heath’s Rosemary Beach wedding took place on a Friday this past June, and it couldn’t have been a more fun celebration to have been a part of.  Their ceremony was held on the St. Augustine Lawn, which is situated pretty privately within the Rosemary Beach community.  Guests moved over to the Town Hall […]

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Lacey + Brian | Destin Wedding Photographer

November 4, 2013

Lacey and Brian’s Palazzo del Sol wedding this past spring was a lot of fun!  They held their ceremony on the beautiful beach behind this amazing Destin wedding venue, then hosted an incredible reception under a tent on its back lawn.  This couple sure knows how to throw one heck of a party  — and […]

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Genevieve + Matt’s Watercolor Wedding | 30A Wedding Photographer

October 31, 2013

Matt and Genevieve’s 30A wedding was held at one of the area’s greatest venues, the Watercolor Inn & Resort. As a 30A wedding photographer, I couldn’t have asked for a better day to capture this intimate wedding. Perfect lighting, an amazing sunset and love all around between both families . . . it doesn’t get […]

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