Last month, Jennifer, Philip, and I met up for their engagement session, and just a few short weeks later, it was their wedding day!

The venue was the Hillcrest Country Club and it was decorated beautifully for the holidays.

Jennifer had her makeup done at the venue as I photographed some of her details. After seeing Kim Kardashian’s wedding, Jennifer decided to get a similar bracelet for her big day, featuring her and Philip’s initials.

After capturing Jennifer’s details, we headed over to the Hard Rock Hotel where the groom and the groomsmen were getting ready for the ceremony.

Then we headed back to the club to capture the ladies’ formals. Jennifer’s sister and matron-of-honor is expecting, and they requested a sweet shot to capture this exciting moment in both of their lives!

This was an early December wedding taking place at sunset, so first looks are required if the sun is setting less than forty-five minutes after the end of your ceremony. Jennifer and Philip planned to do one anyway, just to make sure they could go in, enjoy the cocktail hour, and spend time with friends and family.

After the first look, couple’s portraits, bridal party, and family images, Jennifer breathed a sigh of relief and said “We never could have gotten that all done during cocktail hour!” We had to dodge quite a few golf carts and golfers in order to use the spot with the best light, but it was worth it.

The first look proved to be an excellent choice for them. I saw Jennifer from across the room with a drink in her hand laughing as I photographed the reception space and all the details before the guests entered and the little handcrafted items were disturbed. Jennifer and Philip were able to go and refresh and relax, not having to worry about all the family combinations-all of our posed photos were already done!

At the reception, Jennifer and Philip performed a choreographed first dance, followed by a slideshow of photographs. The best man and maid of honor toasted the couple, and then they danced into the evening!

I hope you two had a fabulous time on your honeymoon and enjoy your first holidays as a married couple! Thank you SO much for bringing me on board for your wedding-it was truly a beautiful day.

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topscorer1 said: | Dec 18, 2011 - 10:12:33 |

Awesome Pics! Great wedding!!

Makeup Artist Cindi Marvelous said: | Dec 20, 2011 - 07:12:07 |

Beautiful work!

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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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