No words to describe on how thankful and honored I am when MagnetStreet Weddings, a leading nationwide company for save-the-date announcements and wedding invitations, chose me to be their first Featured Photographer for their new program called, "Must See Photography." This new section on their website showcases my photo artwork on their beautiful wedding stationery products, and I can't be more humbled by this. You have to check out MagnetStreet Weddings' website to see the gallery and wedding stationery samples!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The weather last Sunday was amazing, and I can't thank God enough for blessing us with wonderful lighting and cool temperature for Rachel and Brett's engagement session in the garden! Stay tuned for their picture slideshow coming soon and very soon :)
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Soooo cute!! That was the first thing I said when I saw Corey and Jt's baby girl :) She was such a sweet baby and hardly fussed at all during the session, though she hardly closed her eyes for most parts ;) You may remember Corey and Jt from their beautiful wedding last year at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church! I love this couple, and I'm so stoked for them to have a happy and healthy baby girl :) I'm really thankful and blessed that they have asked me to photograph their baby girl during her first year. She's a beautiful baby, and I can't wait for the second session!
Friday, October 22, 2010
Loving every minute of this session!! Why? Well, I get to be around two awesome people that are "stuck like glue" to each other ;) They're absolutely a joy to hang out with, and Holly is one of the nicest people I've ever met! I mean, how awesome that she brought me red velvet cupcakes from CamiCakes when we first met up for a wedding photo consultation?! Yeah, super cool! She also likes the Yankees---so you know that I love her from the moment I found that out ;) Of course, I just knew that Dan is going to be a cool guy and couldn't wait to meet him then.
HOT was the first word that came to my mind when I was previewing Cass & Bret's pictures and trying to figure out which ones to use for my sneak-peek preview! It was such a blast photo-shooting this couple and their furbabies--more to come soon and very soon :) Stay tuned for their picture slideshow :)
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I'm in love with this couple and have been anxious to blog their pictures! Doreen and Joe are truly each other's best friend, and anyone that meets them will just know how much in love they are with each other. I've known them since last Fall when Doreen and Joe contacted me for wedding photography. I instantly fell in love with their Northern accent, and lo and behold, I come to find out that they are from Jersey area :)
How did you guys meet?
We met at a hospital we both worked at in New Jersey. We knew each other for about seven years as colleagues before we started dating.
Describe the proposal:
December 28,2008. My entire family (except for my brother and sister-in-law who live in Chicago) were at our house for a post Christmas gathering. It was an unusually hot day and most of us were sitting in the backyard. My father comes out, then my brother-in -law and then Joe who takes my hand and begins to talk. He often says my family makes decisions"by committee". He is talking to me and then he says, "this is not a decision you can make by committee." He gets down on his knee and asks me to marry him. I say yes, begin to cry and everyone starts to congratulate us. He had my engagemnet ring made and my Mom had been in on the design, and Joe had formally asked my Dad for my hand on Christmas Day. It is a day I will never forget, and my niece captured it all in photos!!
What is your favorite thing to do on your date night?
Either go to dinner or stay at home and watch a good movie.
What is your wedding invitation like and where did you go to get it done?
Very simple, ivory with a gold lily of the valley at the top. Beautiful lined envelopes with a brown scroll design. They were Martha Stewart my Mom found at Big Lots for $2.00/box. We printed them ourselves and ended up spending $10.
What are your wedding colors and why did you guys choose that color palette?
Silver, Fuscia and Green. I am a preppy at heart and love Pink and Green. The silver was a classic color to me and when I put the three together, I thought it went well.
Describe your wedding cake:
Done by the Chef at the Marriott Sawgrass. Basically a strawberry shortcake with cream cheese frosting. Simple design with our monogram.
Describe your wedding flowers:
I had such a hard time with flowers. Originally I wanted hydrangeas, but they were too ROUND and boring. So when I met with my florist, she suggessted the ranunculus with some hydrangea and calla lilies. I wanted to include the Bells of Ireland and she did a great job of incorporating these into our bouquets and pew markers.
What is your First Dance song at you reception?
"Taking You Home" by Don Henley was our song.This was on a CD that Joe gave to me as his first Christmas gift.
Where did you go for your honeymoon?
Marco Island, Florida.....Heaven.
What are you looking forward to in the future together?
Continuing the wonderful life we have made together in Jacksonville.
Ceremony Location: St. Paul's Catholic Church, Riverside
Reception Location: Marriott Sawgrass
Caterer: Marriott Sawgrass
Wedding Coordinator: My sister and Maid of Honor Catherine Donohue-Longo up until the day of and then her colleague, Tracy Stearns. Brooke Bankhead from the Sawgrass was also a huge help.
Cake: Marriott Sawgrass
Florist for Church/Bouquets: Francis at Ace Turner Florist
Florist for Reception: Everything Plants and Flowers
Officiant: Father Jan Ligeza
Hair: Kasey Sisung
Make-up: Lindsey Wirht
Entertainment: Allen Franco, DJ Connection
Transportation: Carey Limosines
Wedding Dress: S&K Bridal, New York City
Bridesmaids Dresses (Maid of Honor): Prisicilla of Boston, Bella Bridesmaid
Bridesmaids: Dessy, Bridal Shop at the Avenues
Groom and Groomsmen Wear: Men's Warehouse