Candace & Jamie’s Intimate Gulf Wedding!

We really have been blessed to have so many wonderful, kind and fun couples over the years.  Jamie and Candace were another one of these great couples to spend a day with.

Last week we had the opportunity to drive out to the Destin area for a second time this month.  We had a great time spending the day with Candace, Jamie, and all their guests along the white sands and indigo waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  Did you know that the sands in this area squeak when you walk on them – it’s the weirdest thing…  Though the weather was a bit overcast, the conditions were really wonderful for an August afternoon.  While this was a smaller destination wedding, the couple welcomed me as though I was family and we had a great time playing with the camera while enjoying the wonderful view (and the occasional low-level flyby).   Check out all our favorite photos from the wedding below!

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Gettin’ Our Pig On – Great Southern Tailgate Cookoff: Day 2

Saturday, we began to feel some effects of Isaac – but not the rain you would expect – rather it was a wonderful breeze off the ocean that made what would have been a pretty hot day downright comfortable.  And that’s pretty rare for an August afternoon!  Saturday was when most of the judging took place, as well as the awards and some great concerts including the world-famous Little River Band. Here are several of our favorite photos from the day – as always, downloadable as HD desktop wallpaper.  Enjoy!

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Gettin’ Our Pig On – Great Southern Tailgate Cookoff: Day 1

What a weekend – beautiful weather, the smell of hundreds of pounds of smoking BBQ, and a great shoot to boot!  This weekend, we had the pleasure of shooting the 3rd Annual Great Southern Tailgate Cookoff for our friends at AmeliaIsland.com.  This two day event has been growing steadily every year, drawing contestants and event-goers the like from all over the country.

The event hosts competitions for both amateur and professional BBQ teams, as well as providing great activities like a kids play-zone, awesome BBQ-themed vendors from around the Southeast, and enegetic bands to entertain the crowds!  Here are several of our favorite photos from the day – as always, downloadable as HD desktop wallpaper.  Enjoy!

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Whitney & Kerry’s Splendid Santa Rosa Wedding!

It seems August is the month for beachfront weddings.  Though Santa Rosa Beach may be in the cross-hairs of  potential Hurrican Isaac, two weeks ago the skies were blue and the weather perfect for Whitney and Kerry’s awesome beach wedding.   This couple had some wonderful ideas – and Andres can attest – the wedding was a ball!  Check out all our favorite photos (and maybe borrow an idea) from the wedding below!

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Kelly & Taylor’s Amazing Amelia Island Wedding!

A little over a week ago, we had the pleasure of capturing Kelly and Taylor’s very special day up in Amelia Island.  This was the first time we shot a wedding with Amelia Island Beach Weddings, and I have to say they did a wonderful job!  They even managed to keep all the foreboding rain away for the wedding – still not sure how they managed that…

But seriously, I had a wonderful time shooting this wedding and loved all the great ideas the couple came up with to make the day uniquely theirs – like the very cool, from-scratch thank you signs they made (above).  The night concluded with a great dinner and lots of celebration at the rustic downtown Fernandina staple, the Crab Trap.  Check out all our favorite photos from the wedding below!

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Red Carpet Treatment at the Ritz – Day 3

And (Isn’t there some rule about not starting a sentence with and?  Oh well) here is our favorite photos from our last day of coverage up at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.  Not only did I have the chance to take the TR-6 up to this event (a big personal bonus for me), I also had the opportunity to shoot this great lunch setup, shown above.  The resort brought in several really unique food trucks for this lunch event on the Oceanside Lawn.  Check out some of the unique meals on wheels below!

The evening wasn’t to be missed either.  From the elegant table settings, to the very unique entertainment – it made for quite the evening.  We started the night off with a few group photos on the palm tree lined terrace while the guests enjoyed drinks and hors d’oeuvres.  At dinner, guests were entertained by this unique shadow-boxing routine (above) by a group of local dancers.  From all the ohs and awes (not to mention all the camera phones) I think it was a hit.  The evening concluded with a very entertaining dueling piano act from all the way out in Seattle.  Enjoy the photos!

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Red Carpet Treatment at the Ritz – Day 2

And so, I’ve somehow stumbled upon day two of our three-day shoot at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.  Our day’s coverage began with a wonderful (and fancy) taco and smoothie bar experience at the adjacent Golf Club of Amelia Island.  From there, the plan had been to explore the rich history of the Island’s back streets and inland waterways, but afternoon thunderstorms changed those plans!  Thankfully, the team at the Ritz was ready with some great back-up activities, like the Cupcake Wars event you see above.

By early evening, the storms had moved offshore and the group was treated to a wonderful ocean-side dinner at the AAA Five Diamond restaurant, Salt.  But before dinner, the guests were treated to a special tasting of over 20 exotic salts from all over the world.  The night was far from over after dinner – the Ritz-Carlton has a special surprise in store for the group – a beach-side fireworks display that would rival many town’s 4th of July celebrations!  Add to that an after party with amazing candies, desserts, and a 3-foot tall chocolate sculpture, and you have one full day!    Enjoy the photos!

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