Archive for 2011

Holiday Sessions and Cards

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

We can’t believe it’s that time already! Email us at when you’re ready to schedule your family portrait session! We can shoot at our studio in Haile Village or we can travel to another fun location. If you’re interested in ordering holiday cards, we’d love to have the session scheduled before the second week of December. Here’s a look at some of the fun cards we’ve done in the past. We offer new design templates every year, or we can design something custom.  We look forward to hearing from you!




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Rachel & Chris’ Wedding

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

This sweet couple was married at New Oak Grove Baptist Church in High Springs, Florida. Rachel and Christopher had one of the most sentimental and sweet weddings we’ve seen. The families were just so joyous and proud, and the new couple was tearful and excited. Rachel’s gorgeous Maggie Sottero dress was from New Image in Thomasville, Georgia. The beautiful florals were designed by The Flower Shop and match the berry and ivory color scheme perfectly. I think my favorite part of this wedding was their cake bar… yes, that’s right, a cake bar! Two long tables filled with every one of Rachel and Chris’ favorite cakes. We went home with two to-go boxes!

Rachel and Chris, we wish you much love!

Chris gave this engraved bracelet to Rachel on their first Christmas together.  “Habibi” means “My Beloved” in Arabic. Many blessings to you both!

Truly an Enchanted Evening

Monday, October 24th, 2011

The Sebastian Ferrero Foundation held it’s 2011 Noche de Gala, an annual fundraising event that’s like no other in our area.  We were honored to be able to sponsor the event as the official photographers and to support the mission of the Foundation.  A check was presented for 1.5 million dollars for the continued effort to build a state-of-the-art children’s hospital in Gainesville, Florida.  Guests can view and purchase their red carpet photos now on  All proceeds go to benefit the Foundation.  We would also like to thank the contributing photographers who came together in support of this event.  It was an amazing night!

Shandon Smith, Lifeprints Photography; Laura Coffey, Coffey Shots; Raúl Fernández and Travis Huffman, Raúl Fernàndez Photography; Greg Hauze and Archit Nazare, UF Photo Club; Dawn McKinstry, Dawn McKinstry Photography; Rya Boyce, Ryaphotos and Justin Duncklee, Justin Duncklee Photography

It was a lot of fun getting dressed up for this black tie event!  I bought my dress at Solutions Bridal in Orlando, Fl.  The fabulous belt, earrings and hair accessories came from Solutions Bridal in Gainesville, Fl.  A special thanks to Marissa, Laura and Cherish for helping me pull this all together!  My great friends CJ and Jeffery, owners at Salon 5402 did my nails and hair.  You guys are amazing!  Trish Allen with Image Insight gave me my first makeover ever! I loved my make up Trish! We’d also like to thank John Mitchell of John Isaac’s Clothing for outfitting Paul.  We feel so fortunate to have these great friends who’d help us get ready for such a special night!

The night wouldn’t have been complete without a hug from Keith Watson.  He and his amazing staff did an incredible job… words can’t even describe!  Our dear friends Giovanni Lugo of Love Wedd and Danny Johnson joined us as our special guests.  We’d also like to thanks our great friends at Frankel Media Group for asking us to be a part of this event.  Ryan, Linda, Channing and Summer from FMG and Leslie from SFF… it has truly been a pleasure to work with each of you!  We’re looking forward to next year!

Cheltse and Travis’ Engagement Session

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Planning the engagement session with our couples is a fun and revealing process. We hear about special places and experiences they’ve shared, and we also get an idea of the styles of our bride and groom and their vision for the wedding.  High school sweethearts, Cheltse and Travis wanted to shoot at a few places special to them.  The family’s property was not only a personal, but beautiful choice.  During her childhood, many family pictures had been taken under the majestic oak, so Cheltse wanted to take pictures of her new family there.  Next, we headed to a spot where Cheltse had envisioned being the perfect place to show off a little more of her personality.  We LOVED the train track idea.  Luckily the rain held and the sun set slowly.  It was one of those sessions where we were giggling while shooting…

The Winegard Family

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Jason and Kari Leigh Winegard went from a family of three to a family of five overnight!  Troy and Connor, the precious twin boys, and their oldest son Tyler are just about the cutest little boys ever!  We thought our lives were crazy with two boys… they’ve got us beat!  We scheduled their newborn session at Jason and Kari Leigh’s house when the boys were just a few days old.  They were surprisingly awake for that age.  Typically within the first few days of their lives, little ones will just sleep through the entire session.  Luckily, Troy and Connor were quite cooperative!

Our oldest son, Win and Tyler play soccer together so we get to see Jason and Kari Leigh every week.  Now if anyone is ever bored on a Thursday night, I tell you what, watching three year olds play soccer is about the best entertainment there is!

Thank you Jason and Kari Leigh for letting us capture such an incredibly precious part of your little boys’ lives.  We’re honored and excited every time we get to work with your family.  I’m sure time will fly and we’ll be shooting them playing in the grass before we know it!