kristen + shawn are married!! | winterbourne inn | orange park florida | jacksonville fl wedding photographer

March 24, 2013 / The Historic Winterbourne Inn | Orange Park, FL

Ceremony: Winterbourne Inn
Reception Venue: Winterbourne Inn
Wedding Coordinator: Trish Wolf
Floral: Richelle Owens with Southern Grace Floral Designs
Cake Artist: Publix
DJ: Ed Kinney with Disk Jockeys To Go
Videographer: Abby Austin
Hair Artist: Danelle Wood
Makeup Artist: Danelle Wood
Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal
Men’s Suits: Men’s Warehouse
Officiant: David w/ River City Weddings

Kristen and Shawn’s wedding was *magical*. No, really… MAGICAL. There was an 80% chance of rain forecasted on their outdoor ceremony.  When Brent and I showed up at noon, it was POURING rain. The sky looked awful, and the ground was soaked. We were upset for our beautiful bride, and for the loss of picture opportunity at the gorgeous Winterbourne Inn. We were prepping to squash their 140 guests into one (not big enough) room for the ceremony. At about 1:30- it stopped raining. We were worried that we would still need to have the ceremony inside because of how soaked the ground was- but the ground unbelievably dried up by 3pm, and Kristen was able to have the outdoor wedding of her dreams- with BLUE SKIES and all!!! It was really some kind of crazy miracle, and we were SO thankful- because we got some *seriously* b-e-a-utiful formal pictures at the end of the evening!!! Kristen and Shawn, we love you guys and are *SO* over the moon happy for you. Thank you so much for trusting us with your wedding memories! :) xoxox

 

Had to take a picture of the bride and groom admiring the BLUE SKY, that was pouring rain and grey just an hour or so beforehand- AMAZING!!!

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Shawn KushmerApril 3, 2013 - 10:22 pm

Yes!

CameronApril 4, 2013 - 12:49 am

OMGOSH!!!
JEN!!! They are B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!
I’m so glad you were there <3

sarah + eric are married! | laytns land-n | yulee fl | jacksonville wedding photographer | yulee wedding photographer

March 2, 2013 / Laytns Land-n | Yulee, FL

Ceremony: Laytns Land-n, Yulee FL
Reception Venue: Laytns Land-n, Yulee FL
Wedding Coordinator: Southern Charm Events
Floral: Blossoms and Accents, Rachel Ely
Cake Artist: Metro Custom Cakes
DJ: Feedback Entertainment
Hair Artist: Paperwhite Salon
Makeup Artist:
Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero
Men’s Suits: Men’s Warehouse
Officiant: David w/ River City Weddings

I was SO excited when Sarah and Eric decided to hire me as their wedding photographer!! Her style was a perfect match with mine, & we hit it off like old friends right away. Although we always managed to get beautiful pictures together… I have to say, the weather has NEVER been on our side. When I did their first engagement session we were completely rained out. Literally, we shot in the rain until Sarah and Eric were soaked. The second time we attempted their pictures it was totally overcast and cloudy… but luckily, didn’t rain. And for their wedding day… it was *COLD!!!* I don’t just mean “oh, that’s kinda chilly”, it was BITTER COLD and WINDY. Probably around 40 degrees- and for us Floridians, that is about as cold as it gets. Sarah and her beautiful bridesmaids were such troopers with their pictures, and it was WELL worth the chilly weather! The ceremony was absolutely beautiful, Sarah was STUNNING in her Maggie Sottero gown, and the reception was a P-A-R-T-Y! Brent and I were SO honored to photograph this wedding, and are so happy for the newlyweds! :) Congratulations Mr and Mrs Tanner… we love you guys! xoxo

Like I said… it was REALLY COLD.. LOL! this was a much needed  warm-up snuggle in-between formals!! ;)

*PSA: Prepare yourself for one of the most tear-jerking daddy/daughter dances EVER!!*

This was BY FAR the most creative (and awesome!) garter removals we have ever seen! The groomsmen took position- and once the situation was “secured”, the groom came in and safely removed the garter from his bride. ;)

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Amanda BrownMarch 19, 2013 - 9:12 pm

I am in love with this venue that couple and your amazing work…It all looks so wonderful.Great Job!!!

Mirela KasimovicJune 5, 2013 - 3:48 am

Amazing work ..!! Wonderful snaps and one of the pic reminded me the ponds ad.. Its so pretty and adorable :) Sweet pair and the brides pearl accessories are lovely :)

alison + trent are married! | fernandina beach photographer | sugar pointe, yulee fl

February 23, 2013 / Fernandina Beach, FL | Yulee, FL

Ceremony: First Presbyterian Church, Fernandina Beach FL
Reception Venue: Sugar Pointe, Yulee FL
Floral: Dottie B (Ceremony) & Darlene Baker (Reception)
Cake Artist: Publix
DJ: The DJ Company
Hair Artist: Somer, Images Salon- Fernandina Beach, FL
Makeup Artist:
Tamara, Serenity Salon- Fernandina Beach, FL
Bridal Gown: Pronovias (The Bridal Shoppe- Jacksonville FL)
Bridesmaids Gowns: The Bridal Shoppe, Jacksonville, FL
Men’s Suits: Men’s Warehouse (River City Marketplace)
Rentals: Beachview Rentals, Woodbine, GA
String Trio: Kathy Dennis, Lois & Debbie

Alison and Trent’s wedding day didn’t exactly go according to plan. Alison planned a February wedding because she wanted a nice chilly day, but it was the exact opposite! We’re talking 80+ degrees at the end of February (good ol’ Florida!). However, despite the warm temperatures, humid weather, and massive swarms of gnats that attacked us during their formals, we still managed to get some beautiful pictures that were totally worth the sweating & itching. :) Thankfully, the 60% chance of rain that had been forecasted all week held off- until literally the exact moment Brent and I left the reception. I mean literally, when we were walking to our car the rain began to downpour and we had to make a run for it with our cameras tucked under our clothes! Even if “plans” hadn’t exactly run perfectly, at the end of the day Alison and Trent had become husband and wife… and it was a beautiful ceremony that united them. We were SO beyond honored to capture your wedding day, Alison and Trent- and we hope you absolutely love your pictures as much as we enjoyed taking them!

Oh, and we also had a BLAST at this reception…it was quite the party. Brent did the wobble… (and the cupid shuffle..and the wop..), I ate some cake, and we all learned how to dougie! ;) ENJOY!

 Both Alison & Trent’s fathers had passed away. They had the sweetest memorial table for their dads. <3

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Lee ScofieldMarch 5, 2013 - 10:16 pm

I like them all, but the three of the cake cutting with the lights in the background are my favorites. They make it look like there were fireworks going off as if in a Disneyworld celebration of the stars.

Cynthia SappMarch 6, 2013 - 7:05 pm

The photos are absolutely beautiful! Alison is a stunning bride!

Mirela KasimovicMarch 11, 2013 - 9:08 am

Photographs are beautiful and amazing.. bride looks stunning!!
Makeup + Photographs = Perfect wedding … Beautiful moments to cherish with!!

Patti LongoMarch 29, 2013 - 3:58 pm

Breathtaking to say the least!!

drayton & mitch are married! | jacksonville wedding photographer | florida yacht club wedding

February 9, 2013 / Jacksonville, FL

Ceremony: Ortega United Methodist Church
Reception Venue: Florida Yacht Club
Floral: Bill Wilson (Wilson’s Limited)
Cake Artist: Kakes by Katie
Hair & Makeup: Angela and Aimee (Salon 192)
Bridal Gown: Martina Liana- Love, A Bridal Boutique (Jax Beach)
Bridesmaids Gowns: Love, A Bridal Boutique
Men’s Suits: Jos A Banks

 

For all the couples out there debating on doing a “first look” but are worried that your groom won’t have that “reaction” he might have had seeing you walk down the aisle… this blog is here to prove you wrong! This couple did the sweetest first look, and you will see proof that the groom was still in tears when his bride came walking down the aisle- NOTHING can beat that moment! :) This wedding was full of love and emotion- both laughter and tears, and it was an honor to be able to capture it all with my fiancé, Brent Culbertson Photography. (Thanks for all your help, honey!) Hope you enjoy the pictures, it’s always a pleasure being able to shoot at a venue that’s as beautiful as the Florida Yacht Club- especially when your bride and groom are basically super models. ;)
XOXO! <3 Jenn

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elizabeth & justin, married! | tallahassee wedding photographer | calvary baptist church wedding

January 26, 2013 / Monticello, FL

Ceremony: Calvary Baptist Church
Reception Venue: Calvary Baptist Church
Linens:
AZ Rent All, Tallahassee FL
Floral: Gellings
Cake Artist: Malissa Reams
Hair & Makeup: Leslie Szendel
Bridal Gown: WTOO by Waters (Vocelles; The Bridal Shoppe, Tallahassee FL)
Bridesmaids Gowns: French Novelty, Jacksonville FL
Men’s Suits: Mens Warehouse

When Elizabeth booked me as her photographer, I knew we were going to be a perfect fit! She was so excited about her upcoming wedding and the photos were so important to her, so I was extremely honored that she chose to work with me! :) The wedding was super sweet, and we had a blast with her and Justin’s formals after the reception had ended. Congratulations you two, it was such a pleasure to capture these memories for you!

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