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Sunday, January 20, 2008


Wow!!! I haven't been to Marineland in a few years and they have really fixed it up!! Last time I was there, it was needing the repairs badly! I was sad for them. And then when we had that year of hurricanes and bad tropical storms, the damage was worse. I'm so glad they were able to do this!! I'm impressed! It's gorgeous! The latest news on their site is that they should be done about mid-January, if not already!! (You can even get married there...who'd have known!) I'm so excited of the new facility and the new habitat for the Dolphins! I got to play with one on me and my husbands first year anniversary seven years ago, I have a picture of me giving one a kiss :) I'll have to dig that up for ya ;)


Friday, January 18, 2008

Invites and Requests

Not only am I a photographer with the bestest bestest friend I've ever had (I can see susan shaking her head at me now like I'm a nut) but I'm also a Graphic Designer. We decided that we would like to extend this service to our clients who would like to have a place to get everything done at one time. We can do Christmas cards (any holiday for that matter) Birth Announcements, Wedding Invitations, Save The Date cards, etc. I will eventually have a gallery, if not, a link to examples. Which brings me to the point of this post :) When I've done some wedding invites for friends, they've asked me about different ways to word them. I'm always on the lookout for these ideas, and I'm usually popping around on different wedding websites for new info, examples, inspiration, and fun reads. One I like to go to a lot is Offbeatbride.com by Ariel Meadow Stallings. She wrote a book for brides who wanted something outside of the box. One post I read was about invitations, and different ways to word them. "Wedding invitation wording that won't make you barf" and one reader Jessie had an awesome idea on the RSVP card...


I just wanted another great idea a friend of mine did recently at her her wedding which was a roaring success. On the r.s.v.p. card they included:

Number of guests attending: _____


Song request #1:__________
Song request #2:__________

Instead of paying for an expensive d.j., they hooked up their laptop, after downloading everybody’s tunes and had a friend play the list. The dance floor was packed all night long!


Brilliant!! This is great if you are strapped for a D.J. or even if you have one, shoot out a request of songs you want played!! If you're paying for it, why not have the songs everyone will keep jamming to?!

Here is one I did recently...

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Wedding Planner

I found this website a few months back and just LOVE getting the inside scoop about wedding planning!! Plus, the girls are sooo talented! I myself don't think I could handle the stress of planning a huge wedding for someone, but LOVE to document it! The walk down the aisle, the kiss, the first dance, everyone doing the cha-cha dance (I think that's what it's called). Seeing that one guy in a group of women doing the electric slide is what it's allll about!! If you want a great inside look into the world of planning and great tips, as well as great stories, go to Fabu-luxe.com! If your looking for someone in the Northeast Florida/South Georgia area, get in touch with them! Also, check out their blog!


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Kyle & Maureen are married!

Wedding: San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church.

Reception: St. Johns Golf and Country Club.

This Wedding was a blast! Susan and I met up early in the morning at

Maureen's house and we didn't stop shooting until 10pm!! Maureen and Kyle have a wonderful family and they couldn't have made us feel more welcome and at home from the breakfast at our arrival to the farewell hugs and kisses when we were packing our cameras up for the night! What a special day it was! Maureen was a gorgeous bride and Kyle...he couldn't stop smiling! We got down with the family on the dance floor to some old school tunes and some we have never heard before! The Mother and Son dance brought tears to our eyes and you certainly could feel the love between Father and Daughter as they cut the rug spinning and dipping as they danced! This is a family that knows how to party! We felt fortunate to be a part of this joyous day!


This was the guys idea!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Lindsy & Elijah

Lindsy and Elijah got married December 21st and I got to see them on Christmas Eve. It was the first time I met Elijah, and I have to say, he is the sweetest and coolest guy for Lindsy!! They have this chemistry about them! I've never seen her this happy, and it wasn't hard to get them to kiss and cuddle!! I'm soo happy for you two and I wish you all the love and glory marriage can bring! So, since I couldn't do an engagement session, and their wedding was small and quick I wasn't able to be there for that, this is their post engagement/wedding pictures! I'm not quick witted enough today to come up with a snazzy name, so if anyone has one, please pass it on!!



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