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Brides… Get Ready to Obsess!

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

We are incredibly excited to announce our new line of album covers… wood!  Yes, that’s right!  We now have a real wood cover that comes in a variety of stains that we can exquisitely laser engrave with your names, a monogram, perhaps artwork from your invitations, or even a pattern from the design of your gown.  The possibilities are endless.

Watch the sneak peak to see the incredible quality and detail of the wood grain and the precision of the engraving.  I can’t wait to show my brides a sample when you come in next!


An Exquisite NEW Album for our Brides

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

We are excited to announce that we have an incredibly beautiful NEW product for our brides!  Our Young Book will be an exquisite display of your engagement session that can be designed with leathers and fabrics to pull together the look of your wedding.  The custom box will stand open on your guest book table and the paper is designed perfectly for signing.  Your guests will love turning the pages and see your session unfold.  There’s no more beautiful way to present these portraits and make a high end statement at your wedding.  Plus, the part I (Kristin) love the most about these books is your guests not only sign their names, but they leave special messages too.  There’s no greater keepsake than combining your portraits and these messages to save for a lifetime.

In the office now we have a sample Young Book with a gold foil monogram, a black leather box and a cream leather book inside that showcases a stunning outdoor engagement session.  We can’t wait for our brides to see it.

Here’s a sneak peak of how incredibly beautiful these books are!

Gorgeous Santa Fe River Ranch Wedding Album

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

I’m just going to start this post by saying the spreads that follow are just a fraction of Jennifer and Trey’s finished album (which is being printed and hand assembled in Italy as we type this!).  Their album is unbelievably beautiful! We can’t wait to share what the finished product looks like, but mostly because we can’t wait to get our hands on it.

Jenn and Trey have been fun to work with from day one.  The banter between these two is quite hilarious.  For their engagement session here we went to Jekyll Island in Southern Georgia and even had dinner together after.  They shared with us some of their sweet story.  Jenn and Trey started out as friends from a very young age, due to their fathers being close friends.  When Trey was a senior in high school, Jennifer told us she offered to go to his prom with him since she felt bad that he didn’t have a date.  🙂

Here’s more of their story in Jenn’s words…
“Fast forward a few years, I had started college in Gainesville, and Trey had decided to attend Auburn University.  We somehow became really good friends, and somehow the distance between us drew us even closer together.  We would text in class or talk when we should be studying, or even be those annoying people at parties who would just text on their phones instead of socializing with others.  We did all this and we weren’t even dating!  Something had to change.  Soon, Trey would make trips back to Gainesville on the weekends, and we would find time for just the two of us.  It took Trey asking a few times, but I finally agreed to date him. Our relationship grew from there. I started attending Auburn University a year later, and our college love story began. We fell in love in that small college town in front of the backdrop of football games, frat parties, and long weekend adventures.  Our love grew and of course led to an engagement, a really long engagement – a year and half engagement to be exact!”
We’ll share more of the story as you scroll through their album.  Jenn and Trey were truly a joy to photograph, and this day could not have been more beautiful.  From beginning to end, everyone around us was smiling and laughing and the energy was simply contagious.


One of the most special touches to Jenn’s details was her garter (not the Auburn one… the other one, sorry Gator fan here :).  Jen’s “something old” was a garter that was handmade from a piece of lace from her mother’s wedding gown.  How special! Gorgeous-Santa-Fe-River-Ranch-Timeless-Wedding-002 Gorgeous-Santa-Fe-River-Ranch-Timeless-Wedding-003

Paul read a quote somewhere that said wedding photographers spend 10% photographing and 90% moving furniture.  SO true!  For the getting ready room, you want an open clean slate so all you see is the moment and not the clutter.  But don’t worry Jake and Mr. Allen… we moved every piece back to it’s exact home and never slide it across your beautiful wood floors!

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It’s always exciting when a bride and groom let’s us leave one dominant portrait to stand alone on a spread.  Trey’s portrait above and Jenn’s below are worthy for a spread all to themselves.
Gorgeous-Santa-Fe-River-Ranch-Timeless-Wedding-007Trey shared with us a little later, that his absolutely favorite moment of the day was when Jenn was walking down the aisle towards him.  We don’t blame you, Trey.  She is perfectly breathtaking! Gorgeous-Santa-Fe-River-Ranch-Timeless-Wedding-008 Gorgeous-Santa-Fe-River-Ranch-Timeless-Wedding-009

Jenn’s bridesmaids were absolutely incredible.  The entire day they were asking her is she needed anything and made sure she was comfortable and having fun.  Another special update is that Jenn’s now sister-in-law Shelby, her bridesmaid on the far right is getting married this Saturday, and we have the honor of photographing this wedding as well!  I love this family!Gorgeous-Santa-Fe-River-Ranch-Timeless-Wedding-010 Gorgeous-Santa-Fe-River-Ranch-Timeless-Wedding-011 Gorgeous-Santa-Fe-River-Ranch-Timeless-Wedding-012 Gorgeous-Santa-Fe-River-Ranch-Timeless-Wedding-013

Jenn and Trey’s first look is displayed above.  Jenn shared with us this sweet message…

“As with most things in life, anything worth having is worth waiting for and it was just as true for our wedding! It was the most amazing day! When we had our first look it was as if everything had stopped and there was not a more perfect moment.”

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LOVE long veils… my advice to almost all brides is it’s ALWAYS a good idea to choose a cathedral veil!Gorgeous-Santa-Fe-River-Ranch-Timeless-Wedding-018

Having two little ones of our own, Paul and I have a hard time not taking a lot of pictures of flower girls and ring bearers.  These precious little blonde cuties running in an open field with warm sunlight… sigh.  So adorable.Gorgeous-Santa-Fe-River-Ranch-Timeless-Wedding-019

Keith Watson Events did a phenomenal job with the design of Jenn and Trey’s wedding.  With Jenn’s vision and their creativity, the details were extraordinary yet personal and charming.  Gorgeous-Santa-Fe-River-Ranch-Timeless-Wedding-020 Gorgeous-Santa-Fe-River-Ranch-Timeless-Wedding-021

Jenn told us afterwards that this moment in the field with Trey was one of her favorite moments of the day that she’ll treasure forever.  She said, “It was like a fairy tale… it was so perfect.”  We have to agree, and are swooning just a little bit over these incredibly romantic images.  Thank you God for this perfect sunset.  🙂

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This moment above was so fun!  The Keith Watson crew wanted to give the couple a few minutes alone to see their reception before guests entered.  Jenn and Trey could walk around and see everything they had worked so hard on come to fruition.  We often hear that our couples barely even looked around because they were talking and mingling and forgot to notice.  While your guests should absolutely be a priority, it’s nice to be able to remember what your wedding day looked like!Gorgeous-Santa-Fe-River-Ranch-Timeless-Wedding-024 Gorgeous-Santa-Fe-River-Ranch-Timeless-Wedding-025 Gorgeous-Santa-Fe-River-Ranch-Timeless-Wedding-026 Gorgeous-Santa-Fe-River-Ranch-Timeless-Wedding-027 Gorgeous-Santa-Fe-River-Ranch-Timeless-Wedding-028 Gorgeous-Santa-Fe-River-Ranch-Timeless-Wedding-029

To Jenn and Trey and your families, thank you for welcoming us and allowing us this great honor.  You are both so blessed to have such loving friends and family and we enjoyed being by your sides watching this story unfold.  And a special thanks to all the vendors below who made this day seamless and fun from beginning to end.  We loved working with each of you!

May God bless your marriage Jenn and Trey!  Here’s to forever!

Venue: Santa Fe River Ranch

Event Planner: Keith Watson Productions

Videographer: White in Revery

Florist: Keith Watson Productions + working with local florists

Cake Artist: Dream Day Cakes

Musician/DJ: Genius Entertainment

Makeup Artist: Kara Winslow

Hair Stylist: Graceful Strands

Caterer: Blue Water Bay

Emily & Sean’s Fine Art Wedding Album

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

We just had the honor of delivering this exquisite album to our recent bride and groom, Emily & Sean.  This incredibly special couple were married this past fall at Rembert Farms in Alachua, Florida.  Emily chose the acrylic cover to showcase one of their favorite portraits of the day.  The display box is a two-tone maple custom piece made to fit her album exclusively.  It’s truly perfection… and we have a sample book in the studio!

For their story and a more detailed look of their wedding, visit Emily and Sean’s full post here.  It never gets old hand-delivering these treasures.  Thank you to Emily and Sean and their families for trusting us with this great responsibility.  May generations to come enjoy this beautiful story.

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Family Wall Art – Inspiration for Families

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

One of the most special rewards as an artist is to see your work on display in it’s forever home.  To know that we have given something precious and of significant value to a family brings us great joy.  In our own home, the walls show how our family has grown, where we’ve been and what we love.   To have the honor of capturing milestones and moments of other families is priceless.

Today we’re sharing inspiration for our families of how they can display their portraits in their homes.  Paul and I (Kristin) hand delivered these portraits to Minde. While she and I chatted, Paul hung each one at the perfect height, with the perfect spacing and using the perfect mounting materials.  Getting the display exactly right makes each portrait have the impact it deserves.

We shared highlights of Minde’s family session not too long ago.  Now, we’re honored to share what those special family images look like framed and featured in their home!

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The portrait above is what we call a Triptych, a quite popular wall display because it’s a singular mounted portrait that can showcase three images in one frame.  When we have a fun or special moment happen in a session, this is a clean and modern way to show it unfolding.  Rex and Brody, with their ridiculously adorable dog Ellis, played and rolled in the grass like they do often.  This little moment was precious for Minde and passing by it every day is priceless. Beautiful Wall Portraits Home Decorating 2 Beautiful Wall Portraits Home Decorating 3

In the main room of her home, Minde chose a 30×40 wrapped canvas of her formal family portrait.  It brings a beautiful pop of color to her living room.  Shown above this image is a canvas collection of her three favorites of the boys.  Minde shared with us that there’s nothing better than seeing her family’s faces on her walls.  I happen to agree, but I guess I’m a little biased.  🙂

We are honored to give such precious gifts to your family Minde and we hope this is great inspiration to our other families who have begun to think about their own session.  Spring is near and it’s absolutely the best of time of year to get outdoors and capture the special milestone your family is blessed to be in!

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