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I first met Sarah and Scott in Savannah, Georgia last year for their engagement session.

 

Come to think of it, I should probably blog that. Oops.

 

 

The second time we got to hang out was for their rehearsal dinner and wedding the following day in Florida several months later. Their wedding and reception was held at the absolutely gorgeous Eden Gardens State Park in Santa Rosa Beach.

The wedding day was fantastic, with the added bonus of getting to hang out with Justin Peay of Justin Peay Productions doing videography, and Shelby Peaden of Shelby Peaden Events.

 

The following day Sarah and Scott got all fancied up again and we spent the afternoon running around Rosemary Beach for a day after session, which will be posted shortly.

 

Sincere thanks to my dear friend Kacie Quesenberry for riding a grizzly bear all the way from Monfrikkentana to come shoot this with me.

 

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Sarah and Eric had an absolutely gorgeous intimate wedding in Key West, Florida a couple of months ago. And by intimate I mean it was literally just the officiant, myself,  and Eric and Sarah for this particular shindig.

 

We spent some time earlier in the day at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, which is gorgeous, then held the ceremony on Smathers Beach and caught the sunset which is never, ever a disappointment in Key West.

 

Then, as with all good beginnings to Key West stories, we decided to hang out for the rest of the evening on Duval Street. Frivolity ensued.

 

 

I heart you, Key West. I big, puffy heart you.

 

 

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See.

 

 

What had happened was…

 

 

 

It wasn’t supposed to rain. Only it did rain. Right at the end of the ceremony before Jessica and Chris kissed. And not some wimpy little spring time rain, either. This was a full on heavy downpour, and we all ran back inside and laughed about it.

 

But in spite of the rain off and on the rest of the day, this was such a great, great wedding. I absolutely adore these two, and working with Erin with the Destin Bay House, Vaughn with Vaughn Vanamburg DJ, and Florals by the Sea is always wonderful.

 

 

Jessica and Chris, thanks so much for letting me be a part of your day. Even with the rain, it was perfect.

 

 

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Sometimes when I talk to my couples about doing first looks, aside from the normal reasons of friends or family telling them the sky will fall and they’ll get warts all over their sensitive bits and a plague of locusts will come, I get the reason that they want it to still be special when the see each other walking down the aisle to each other.

 

 

Which I get. I do. But.

 

 

I can also say, from seeing a bazillion weddings that have done first looks, it’s still completely and totally a special moment, as evidenced by the amount of snot during Annie and Pacer’s first look, AND the amount of snot (mine included….maybe…) during the moment they walked down the aisle to each other.

 

 

Annie and Pacer got married out at the absolutely gorgeous Skelly Lodge in Catoosa, Oklahoma. It’s hands down my favorite location to shoot at in Oklahoma, and the people who run it are absolutely wonderful to work with. Special guest appearance at this wedding by one of my favorite DJ’s in the Tulsa area, Hugo with Lion’s Road. Never once has he failed to get the party started, even if that party is just me. #yolo

 

 

 

Annie and Pacer. I big puffy heart you both. Thanks so much for letting me hang out with you guys for this wonderful day.

 

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