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I got roofied at a wedding once several years ago.

 

Actually the bride and I got roofied by a creepy bartender, which resulted in standing almost shoulder deep in a ridiculously nasty pond at night in Oklahoma, camera held eye level, attempting to hand hold a long exposure shot of a drunk couple in a rocking boat. It was probably one of the most ridiculous ideas I’ve ever attempted, but attempt it we did.

I’ll save the rest of that story for the book…

 

Since that night, I’ve had a love affair with shooting in and around the water. Whether standing waist deep in the ocean shooting couples, or mostly sober in a small boat with a trolling motor chasing a mostly sober couple in a canoe up a freezing cold river in Montana, I adore working in and around water.

 

So when Lindsey first asked if we could all play in the water after her wedding, the instant love affair with this wedding began. The added bonus was the chance to shoot two of my favorite things at once; the Destin Bay House (I love you. I do. XOXO) and lightning. I haven’t been able to go much in the last couple of years due to a crazy schedule, but I big puffy heart storm chasing and shooting weather. Sincere thanks to the Bay House for letting me borrow a ladder and a towel, which served as my redneck tripod for that shot.

 

Lindsey and Aaron, thanks for doing your own thing. And sincere thanks for letting me be a part of it.

 

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I absolutely loved this engagement session.

 

 

Kristen and Jason decided to hang out with me a few weeks ago at the gorgeous Eden Gardens State Park, and then over to Seaside, Florida. The entire shoot was spent mostly belly laughing and being dorks, like all good shoots should be.

 

There’s a rumor that untold amounts of wine were consumed between the parking lot and the beach for the final installment, but none of us can confirm or deny anything. Regardless, the sunset was gorgeous, the ocean was warm and loverly, and fun was had by all.

 

Sincere thanks to you both for the crazy laughs that day  ~

 

 

 

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A few months ago I got to spend a couple of hours with Liz and Spencer in Jacksonville, FL for the engagement session. It was a complete love fest at first meeting for all of us, and the laughter started instantly and kept going throughout the entire session.

 

Especially during the dirty thoughts portion, where one person whispers something completely inappropriate to the other, and hilarious facial expressions ensue. (*Tip – dear photographers, don’t try this with people that have no personalities. It ends horribly, I promise. #awkward )

 

 

We ended the evening on the beach, briefly freaked out some seagulls, and created some magic with the last bits of light.

 

Such a great shoot with these two ~

 

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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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