Nicole + Weston’s wedding day was predicted to be a rainy one, but miraculously the rain held off until every guest was inside the brand new reception hall at the Jupiter Country Club in Jupiter, Florida. (On a side note, we love shooting everywhere our clients take us… but it’s kinda fun having only a five minute drive home at the end of a long party!) Nicole is an event planner, so every detail was planned perfectly, but even the best plans couldn’t prepare these two for the laughter and tears of their own emotional day. Seeing the faces of their family and friends riding along with them for every hilarious statement and every heartfelt moment was a treat. The ceremony was held in the courtyard of the country club in front of the fountains, just past the beautiful arbor walkway; the reception was a crazy party hosted by the exuberant M2G (2DJs1Violin), who kept the dance floor packed for the entire night. (Seriously, #partylikeapoundstone should be a common phrase, these guys kept us on our toes!) Check out our favorites below, and click here to be notified when the full gallery is available.
We met up with Mindy + Anthony at MacArthur Beach State Park on Singer Island for their engagement session recently, and the weather was absolutely beautiful! Anthony’s sister Cindy was one of our brides a couple of years ago, so technically we’d already met, but it was fun to spend some time together without the controlled chaos of a destination wedding distracting everyone! Mindy + Anthony’s love is touching, sweet, and obviously deeply seated, with the kind of familiarity that only comes after being together for years. The kind of love that brings laughter to your lips and a gleam to your eyes. Click below to scroll through some of our favorites from this quintessential Florida winter afternoon by the water.
We met Brian earlier this summer in Quechee, Vermont when we overheard him mention that he was a wedding photographer along with his wife, Abi Elaine (check out their work here). We shamelessly admitted to eavesdropping, introduced ourselves, and secretly hoped we’d found new photographer buddies who live in Vermont (Em’s home state and one of our favorite places to shoot). We were so happy when they contacted us for new portraits of themselves as a couple– we love working with other photographers, and photographing couples who’ve been married already adds a relaxed, comfortable element that’s rarely seen on wedding days.
Oh, and did we mention that this session took place right up the road from where Abi grew up, in the glorious fall color of October in Vermont? (Seriously, if you haven’t seen foliage in this part of New England, you’re missing out.) We’re so in love with these images… why can’t it be fall all the time!? Check out our favorites below, and leave some comment love for these two cuties!
I met Stacy + Ryan at the very beginning of their love story; while we’ve been in touch on Facebook and other internet connections, we hadn’t actually seen each other in ten years. In the ten years since then life has happened: college degrees, career choices, marriages (theirs; ours), travel, moves, and recently: the birth of their daughter, Evelyn (called Evie). Reconnecting while I was in Colorado Springs on business this fall was a wonderful experience; we spent the afternoon and evening talking, laughing, catching up, and reveling in Evie’s excitement and smiles. Along for the ride were the family pets: Beauregard, an energetic and happy dog; and his three cats, Scratch, Pina, and The Bun. Playing in a favorite park and relaxing in their beautiful garden and home (not to mention a delicious dinner, cooked from tomatoes picked that afternoon just steps from the kitchen) was like fuel for my heart and soul, and I’m so thrilled to have met Evelyn at this wonderful time in her life. The next goal: get together before another decade passes by in the blink of an eye.
We’re so excited for Angela + John’s wedding next year! We met them for their engagement session in downtown West Palm Beach for a fun afternoon of wandering the waterfront and up Clematis Street, ending at their nearby home for a few shots with their fur-babies (we love sessions with cats!). Click below for some of our favorites from this session. Xoxo-Em + Steve
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