taylor + alex | vero beach wedding

this post is long overdue! taylor and alex were married this past may at bent pine golf club in vero beach, florida. the two had family and friends gather together over the long memorial day weekend to celebrate, beginning with a rehearsal dinner on thursday, festivities on friday and the big day on saturday.

while everything was gorgeous and a joy to photograph, the moments that stick out the most are scattered throughout the day. for example: taylor and her bridesmaids giddily taking off in golf carts on the way to the ceremony; the look on alex's face when he saw his bride for the first time that day (see below!); the speeches that had everyone in the room in tears; and then of course the final song played by the band - an appropriately chosen "shout" for everyone to go nuts over.

it was a heartfelt, energetic, good time and i am so honored to have been able to capture it all. below are some favorites from the day and a special shout out to the creative vendors responsible for putting it all together. a big congrats to mr. & mrs. brown!

Venue: Bent Pine Golf Club | Florist: Lara's Theme | Rentals & Decor: Simple Rustic | Makeup: Cindy Goetz | Hair: Lindsey Naffziger | Band: The Blues Factor | Cake: Chef Sara from Bent Pine Golf Club | Wedding Dress: Alexandra Grecco | Stationary: created by the bride

ben + alissa | engagement

i am finally sharing some engagement photos from ben and alissa's session this past january! these two get hitched next week in park city, utah and i am so excited for the two of them. they are such sweet souls and i can't wait to celebrate with them so soon. congrats, guys!

molly | newborn

welcoming to the world, molly boyle! tricia and stephen are the proud parents of two beautiful girls now. they kept the sex a surprise (so awesome!) and welcomed the doll you see below. she was as precious as she looks honestly - sleepy and sweet. i think her older sister, clara, has a lot to look forward to in having a lifetime buddy and partner in crime. congrats to the family of 4 - couldn't be happier for you guys!

ps. a little shout-out to eight pepperberries who created the sign you see hanging from the nursery wall. how cute? :)

sherri + mike | engagement

i really don't know why it has taken me so long to blog these engagement photos of sherri & mike. they are a gorgeous couple and it was such a fun shoot!

the photos were taken earlier in the year at the vero beach marina, followed by the beach at sunset. we totally lucked out that evening with the most beautiful skies, and just all around nice weather. (come back, winter temps!) these two get hitched later this year, so a big congrats to the future mr. & mrs!

lachlan | newborn

welcome to the world, baby lachlan! it was a pleasure taking this little guy's newborn photos. he is a sweet, sleepy one and quite adorable. his older sister, emerson, joined for a couple of shots, and is equally lovable! a big congrats to the proud parents again!

ruby + margaux | sisters

blue eyes. copper locks. porcelain skin. doll babies.

recently got to squeeze these two nieces and snap some pictures of them. my heart! love these girls. ruby is 6 months and margaux is 2 years old. time flies - here are some favorites!

flower picking at countryside citrus | vero beach

as a father's day gift, my sister asked for me to take some photos of the boys at a local citrus farm in vero beach. for a couple of weeks in a row, countryside citrus offered guests to stop by and pick fresh flowers from their garden. despite the florida heat, the little guys were such good sports and took in all the buzzing bees, colorful flowers and TRACTORS! the highlight may have been the delicious ice cream they offer - such a summertime treat! here are some favorites!

mckenzie | newborn

meet mckenzie! this little one debuted recently and just so happens to share a birthday with her mama! it is always special to capture a newborn in his or her first few days, but this was especially joyful for me as i was also able to photograph her older brother when he was born. what a treat! congrats to matt, melissa and beckett on welcoming the fourth member of their tribe. xo

taylor + alex | engagement

it's taylor and alex's wedding week and i am so excited to capture their nuptials this weekend. i wanted to share some favorites from their engagement session earlier this year! it was one of those super windy beach days so we managed to get a few shots in before heading to their new abode. lots of great things to come for these two, congrats to the future mr. & mrs. brown!

baby james | newborn

meet baby james. cutie. pie.

i met sam through book club (what, what?!) and am so happy for her and her husband who welcomed this little bundle of joy recently. we kept it simple with the props and the goal was to just capture him in his most comfortable state: sleeping! one of my favorites though is his zoolander pose, which can be seen below. enjoy and congrats to the beautiful family!

ann + kyle wedding | rock city gardens, wabasso

ann and kyle's wedding fell on the perfect march, florida day. the sun was shining and the breeze kept everyone just cool enough. i arrived at a wooden, beach house in sebastian to capture ann getting ready with her bridesmaids and found myself in good company. spirits were high and it was the wedding day! ann and kyle agreed to a first look on the beach, so we could take advantage of the jungle trail for some bridal portraits. the ceremony and reception were held at rock city gardens in wabasso.

the theme was tropical and relaxed, and everything came together beautifully. here are some favorites, and a big congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs. Wald!

Venue: Rock City Gardens | Florist: Sherri's Floral Shoppe | DJ: Scott Shelton | Caterer: Wild Thyme | Hair Stylist: Lindsay Naffziger | Makeup Artist: Cindy Goetz | Wedding Planner: Kaydi Devlin

jesse + brian wedding | costa d'este resort, vero beach

jesse's laugh and smile is contagious. it's one of the first things you notice when meeting her (alongside her laid back, fun personality!) and on her wedding day, it was on full display.

it was a gorgeous, florida winter day in late january and jesse and brian were saying 'i do' with a nighttime ceremony on the beach. the two agreed to a first look beforehand because we would have been fighting light otherwise! these two are as cool as they come. their genuine affection for one another came across in their unabashed laughter and it was just such a treat to be the fly on the wall on their day. they cheers'ed one another with a shot of whiskey pre-ceremony, and the guests bundled up with blankets below a starry sky for the ceremony. with nothing but bistro lights and the sound of the ocean, jesse and brian exchanged marriage vows in the sand and then moved indoors for a lot of dancing.

the night was capped off with a sparkler send off. this wedding was a first of many's for me - first nighttime wedding, first 'first look', etc. i am so thankful to have gotten the chance to capture it all.

wishing this couple nothing but the best in life - cheers to you, mr. and mrs. lombard!

Venue: Costa d'Este Resort & Spa | Florist: Lara's Theme | DJ: Parisi Events | Cake: Cake Lady | Gown: Willoby By Watters | Makeup Artist: Maria Sommers | Hair Stylist: TopKnots by Jamie Lynn

2017-03-19_0060.jpg

lyndal + chris wedding | rosemary beach, fl

This blog post has been a long time coming...and I cannot believe it has already been 3 months and I am just now sharing! With that being said, I am so excited to share this wedding from Rosemary Beach, Florida which took place in early December.

Lyndal and Chris officially met about a year before their first date, but unfortunately she has no memory of this! In her words: "I was seeing someone else at the time and it was just a brief hello. Chris lived in West Palm, but told his Dad to find out what he could about me and put in a good word. A month after that, Chris' dad introduced himself to me and said "I believe you know my son, Chris". I had no idea who he was talking about and said "Chris who?". Toby loves to tell that story and how the next day he called Chris to say he had his work cut out for him because I had no idea."

The rest is history though, as a re-introduction occurred a year later and the two have been together ever since.

Lyndal and Chris' ceremony and reception took place on the Eastern Green lawn with views of the Gulf just beyond. A threatening storm was due all day but somehow, the weather gods graced us and the rain did not happen until the wedding officially concluded that evening. Standing in front of a simple wooden cross, Lyndal and Chris shared their written vows to one another in what was a memorable and heart-filled ceremony.

Their love for one another was more than apparent in the sweet words they spoke to one another and the atmosphere was lively. The reception was held in a large white tent and guests were welcomed by the band, Papa Sol who kept everyone dancing all night long.

I am thankful for being able to capture their special day and wish these two nothing but the best marriage has to offer. Congrats to them both!

Venue: Rosemary Beach, Eastern Green | Videographer: Pure 7 Studios |  Florist: Florals By The Sea | Band: Papa Sol | Caterer: Townsend Catering | Desserts: Small Cakes Cupcakery & Creamery | Gown: Reem Acra | Bridesmaid Dresses: Reformation | Suits: J Crew | Makeup Artist: 30a Makeup Artist | Hair Stylist: Pure & Couture Salon | Wedding Planner: It's A Shore Thing

hayley + justin wedding | vero beach, florida

i had a hard time narrowing down the images from this wedding. i loved photographing hayley and justin's nuptials in vero beach this past december. it was one of those sunny, perfect florida 'winter' days. there was lots of chatter and giggles from hayley and her bridesmaids. champagne popped and fizzed! the boys were relaxed and calm, joking throughout the day. but there are specific moments throughout the wedding that i can recall, that stick out in my mind. there was the moment hayley and her sisters held hands and laughed and cried together because their big sis was actually getting married. there was the moment justin's brother gave his best man speech and i look over to see a tear streaming down his cheek. and there is the moment that the fireworks went off and the guests faces lit up with excitement. palpable, real, moments. this is the best part of capturing a wedding to me. i am so thankful and happy for this lovely couple. congratulations to mr. & mrs. guess! 

Venue: Private Residence | Videographer: Pear & Thorn Productions | Florist: Flower Box | Invitation & Signage: Swirls & Sunshine | Band: Soul Jam | Makeup Artist: Maria Sommers | Hair: Ali Faye | Caterer: Chelsea's on Cardinal | Bakery: Publix