Dawn and Justin live in my neck of the woods and were married last Saturday at the beautiful McKee Garden in Vero Beach. McKee has so many spots for photos-it is easy to see why Dawn and Justin chose this location (and Al the wedding coordinator and the catering manager were SO wonderful there as well!). I only wish we had more time to explore and get more portraits, but the wedding day is often so pressed for time.

Makeup services were performed at Dawn’s home by
Michelle Marie, catering was provided by Elizabeth Kennedy Catering, and entertainment was provided by DjQuae. Dawn’s gown boutique was Aurora Unique Bridal Boutique in Melbourne, FL.

And the names Dawn and Justin seemed to cause a bit of confusion throughout the day…the minister accidentally referred to Dawn as Diane, and the DJ later called Justin by the name of Jason! But rest assured, Dawn and Justin are the correct names. 🙂

There was laughter during the ceremony!

They chose black, white, gray/silver, and red as their wedding day colors.

Dawn’s three children played the part of flowergirls and ringbearer.

Justin’s groomsmen wore white tuxedos, and he wore the classic black tuxedo and white vest.

Dawn actually is originally from New Jersey, and she even reminded me of my other New Jersey bride,Melissa. Do you see the resemblance?

I love the light in her eyes in this one! Dawn was willing to lay down in the grass for me–hard to find a bride that is willing to do anything to get the shot!

After creating portraits around the garden with the couple, they were introduced into their reception at the Education Building on-property, where dinner was served inside, and later, their candy buffet was unveiled. Dancing took place on the patio outside, and I heard a little rumor that there was a fun after party event taking place, carrying the celebration well into the night!

I hope you enjoyed your well-deserved honeymoon cruise, Dawn and Justin! It was great to work with such a laid-back couple–thank you SO much for having me as your photographer!

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kathie cursi said: | Oct 27, 2011 - 08:10:50 |

I felt like Kristen was part of the family .She did a great job and kept everything moving. She not only captured, but contributed to a great day.

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Almost a year ago, I received a call from a woman who was opening her own business and needed some website and advertising images. Being a female business owner myself, I was intrigued. Timing didn’t work out that time, but I was delighted that Lori and her sister remembered me and called me up for images this year.

They must have a great relationship to work so closely together, and their mom is involved as well!

Lori and Karen own a business called Our Boathouse in Vero Beach, Florida. They have a storefront on US 1, and you can also order their items online. Some of the images on the website linked above are mine as well. They specialize in nautically-inspired home design.

We were on a tight deadline because they needed magazine advertising images in just two days. But we worked hard and got the job done, featuring several different room scenes, including a bedroom, living area, and some specialty items. Karen even had her dog jump in for a few images just for fun, since the business really is a whole family affair.

Thanks so much for having me out to your home, Karen! 🙂 I wish you ladies so much success in your business!

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