Katie is planning nice and early for her wedding next October to Joe. And in planning early, she wanted to have her engagement portraits taken early enough to use for her save-the-date cards.

After a few false starts due to weather and schedules, we finally connected last Friday to do their engagement portraits down by the boat slip. Katie and Joe together enjoy boating, and are even incorporating a boat into their processional at their wedding. I won’t give away any other details of their wedding plans, though, for those you will have to wait until next year!

Katie and Joe first met at, believe it or not, a funeral, proving that sometimes, good things can come out of tragedies.

I’m very happy to be on board with your fall 2012 wedding, you two! Enjoy this time of wedding planning!

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Anonymous said: | Nov 6, 2011 - 10:11:56 |

I Love them!


Anonymous said: | Nov 7, 2011 - 10:11:01 |

OMG Sooooo pretty…can't wait to see the rest!!!

Anonymous said: | Nov 7, 2011 - 10:11:54 |

Damn Joe you look Good

– Trip

Gina said: | Nov 7, 2011 - 12:11:33 |

Great pictures!! You guys are the perfect match 🙂

Anonymous said: | Nov 8, 2011 - 08:11:23 |

Hey Bug, I love your pics!


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Please enjoy this slideshow from Elizabeth and Ryan’s wedding day!

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Last springtime, Amie and Anthony and I met up in Tradition in Port St. Lucie for an engagement shoot.

And time flew by, since they got married and had their reception just a few weeks ago in Port St. Lucie at Creative Catering Banquet Hall.

Time has a way of getting away from you on the wedding day, but Amie showed up at the Golden Scissor in Stuart, Florida, ready to get her hair done. The key to her hair’s volume that day was a little secret. Shhh…she used a Bump It. We made a few jokes about Snooki from the Jersey Shore as her stylist got to work.

And while chit-chatting, Amie revealed that she was going to Italy for her honeymoon! Hope all of our joking about pickpockets in Italy didn’t scare you off! 🙂

Before the ceremony, Amie got ready right on property at the Springhill Suites in Pt. St. Lucie. Her bridesmaid and new sister-in-law was there to help her every step of the way.

Amie and Anthony first met in a Denny’s Restaurant through friend and hung out in a group. And when the time came and they had their first dance, they returned to that same restaurant. There’s nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned chain restaurant, we all agreed!

Amie (don’t you love the way her name is spelled?) is originally from Canada, so even though the weather was chilly the day of her wedding, she braved it for some outdoor photos.

And she also spent time while engaged making the special ferns for her bouquet out of clay and baking them in the oven. Anthony admits to being skeptical of this plan at first, but when he saw the finished result, he understood the DIY madness.

After the ceremony, everyone danced the night away to DJ Jumpin’ Junior, including Amie’s grandma, who could be seen on the dance floor throughout the night.

It has been wonderful working with you two over the past six months! I hope Italy was unforgettable and that your lives together are unforgettable as well! Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs.!

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ANDREA said: | Dec 1, 2010 - 12:12:54 |

What a great wedding! The couple is gorgeous, and I love the details!

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Have you ever just met someone and clicked? No, I’m not talking about Jenifer and Dennis, but about Jenifer and me. 🙂 From the moment I first talked to her, I knew she was such a good person, very honest, sincere, and hardworking.

Jenifer called me one hot summer day with about two months to go until her wedding. She was looking for a photographer. We spoke, we clicked, she booked, and we were all set to go. I hadn’t met her yet, but she was easygoing, fun, and upbeat, and I knew we were a good match.

Jenifer made most everything for her wedding, including her bouquets. There were so many handmade items, I can’t possibly show them all here on the blog, but she had a charm for her bouquet to represent her dog, she and Dennis exchanged sweet wedding notes that day, and they wrote their own vows.

Jenifer and Dennis are a good match too, of course! And when I showed up at her hotel, Jenifer was off handling a minor manicure emergency. It didn’t even set us back one minute, because she was super organized and built plenty of time into her timeline. Organization is key when planning; Jenifer had it down. 🙂 And when there’s plenty of time, there’s more of a cushion to get some great photographs. We can really look for the perfect location, move around if the sun changes, and try some creative angles.

Jenifer and the ladies readied themselves. The guys, on the other hand, got dressed for some photos, then got undressed, hit the hotel pool for awhile, got redressed, and STILL beat us all to the ceremony site. It must be easy to be a man.

Manicure fixed, hair and makeup complete, the ladies arrived and the beach ceremony at Hobe Sound Beach was underway.

This quote, taken from their wedding ceremony, describes the day perfectly. “These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever.”

I love the expression on Jenifer’s face here. On your wedding day, it is so important to allow how you are feeling to show on your face and in your body language, no matter what the emotion. So if you are excited after you are pronounced husband and wife, throw your arms up!

Jenifer’s friends came out and decorated the hall, and their hard work made it look gorgeous. It is located right near where Angelique got ready this past June. The DJ was amazing and kept the party going smoothly. And the cake was really tasty and SO cute.

There was some cake smashing, but it wasn’t between Jenifer and Dennis. Rather, Dennis’s groomsmen came over at the end of the night and smeared him a whole face full. After a quick wipe off, he was ready to dance the last dance of the night with his beautiful wife, the perfect ending to a perfect day.

I hope you had a fabulous time on your honeymoon, Jen and Den! 🙂 Enjoy your first days as newlyweds!

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Jenifer said: | Oct 9, 2010 - 07:10:54 |

Oh Kristen… for once in my life… I am speechless. 🙂 I am so thankful that I found you! The pictures are beautiful and I am ecstatic and can't wait to see the rest! Thank you so much for everything. You helped make my day perfect and seamless!

Nicole said: | Oct 9, 2010 - 09:10:30 |

What a beautiful bride! I love the photo of them walking away where her arm is up in the air. The colors are fabulous!

Jaidean said: | Oct 11, 2010 - 09:10:39 |

Beautiful wedding! Love the location!

Elatia said: | Oct 11, 2010 - 03:10:23 |

The pictures were breathtaking! Jenifer and Dennis are such a beautiful couple. Superb photogrophy!

Andrea said: | Oct 12, 2010 - 02:10:04 |

What a gorgeous bride and wedding! LOVE these!

Danielle said: | Oct 12, 2010 - 11:10:32 |

amazing pictures!! love them!

Jac L said: | Oct 26, 2010 - 07:10:33 |

good job! I love the detail shots!! And I have a thing for clouds – what a beautiful sky!

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