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Rainy wedding days usually have bad emotions tied to them. Not with this wedding. And that’s 100% because this couple, and their super fun families, know how to throw a party regardless of the weather. I met Melissa while I was out at the Sweet South French Country Market earlier this Spring. Right away I knew I’d love her and would have a great time capturing her wedding. She is a beautiful, sophisticated and classy woman with a big laugh, who loves having a good time. Her daughters served as her bridesmaids, and her son walked her down the aisle. Shawn is definitely the quieter of the two but once he’s warmed up, you’ll see him cutting it up on the dance floor. The weather looked like it was going to hold for us, giving us lovely overcast light for family photos prior to the lakeside wedding ceremony. But just as Melissa began walking down the aisle, it started to sprinkle. And right before they exchanged vows, the skies opened, the downpour started and everyone hurried inside. They finished exchanging their vows in the intimate confines of the Centerville Conversation Lake House, tucked in amongst friends and family who all served as witnesses. Once the “I do”s were exchanged, the dancing started. And let me tell you – these people can dance, especially in the rain! This intimate, rainy Tallahassee wedding was one for the books!

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What better way to capture your family business than with family photos that will also double as marketing photos? That’s exactly what the family’s of Just Fruits & Exotics retail landscaping nursery asked for and I love the results. Bonus for me because it meant I got to wander through their many acres of plants, herbs, fruits trees and flowers and dream of what my own backyard might look like someday! Confession, I’m a plant-aholic so this was a dream for me personally. I should also mention, I’ve been creating branding and marketing pieces too for the nursery and have been working with these families for almost a year now in that capacity so it was wonderful to just hang out with them while also capturing photos. And that’s what I love about family photo sessions, it’s what I strive for. That the experience will feel like we’re hanging out and also capturing beautiful memories instead of being posed and awkward.

I can’t wait to see these family photos on their website and in their branding in the near future and in the meantime, if you’re a small family-run business and would like family/corporate photos please let me know! It’s a great experience for everyone and I love capturing these memories!

 

Crawfordville Family Photos Poppie Studios

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Collaborating with fellow wedding vendors is a great way for all of us to meet and work with vendors we may haven’t had the privilege of serving brides together with yet. This styled shoot was a great example of what’s possible when vendors get together to show off their skills and join forces. Lauren Taylor of Taylor’d Southern Events brought top-notch vendors together to pull off one heck of a show-stopping styled wedding shoot. From the florals, to the cake, the gorgeous models and the breathtaking venue just aching to be a wedding destination. The tropical theme, right on the water, with beautiful white walls and vivid punches of colors is right in line with my brand and personal style. Loved photographing this Saint Augustine Wedding styled shoot and I hope you enjoy the captured moments, using them as inspiration for your own wedding!

And a fun side note, I couldn’t contain myself so these images are digitals – not my usual film images. My patience ran out waiting for the film scans to come back. Be sure to follow my instagram, where I’ll exercise restraint and wait to post anything there until my film gets in. Until then, enjoy these digitals and check out all the participating vendors in a full list at the end of the post.

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Saint Augustine Palencia Club Wedding Poppie Studios

Saint Augustine Palencia Club Wedding Poppie Studios

Design and Planning: Taylor’d Southern Events
Venue: Palencia Club
Floral Design: Wedding Designs by Kari
Cake: The Starfish Cottage
Rentals & Decor: West And Lee
Dishes & Tableware: Dish It Out Amelia
HMUA: NIC Studios
Calligrapher & Invitation Suite: Poppie Studios
Attire: White Weddings Valdosta
Classic Car: Amelia’s Classic Cars
Models:
– @charlies.asain
– @davidodontherunway
– @thepatrickw
– @keepingfingerscrossed
– @paupau.718
– @Takodadream
– @_mariahalexandra
– @thecopperlens
– Sarath & Brandon McIennon

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From the moment I stepped into Mycah’s home to meet her the first time, I knew we had similar interests and would work great together! Her home is the foundation for her lifestyle blog, Home Sweet Hunter and it is a gorgeous space! And with a beautiful babe named Lively, who laughs at me every time I walk towards her (cue heart melting), it made our first lifestyle blogger photo session amazing.

Home Sweet Hunter lifestyle photos Tallahassee

Because Mycah will be using these on her own sites, I don’t want to overshare but I can’t not show the world some of the moments from our first session together. We focused on a few different things, the first being some adorable hair bows for Lively, the maker of whom prays over each bow before sending them on their way. Love.

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I can’t get enough of Lively’s room. The wallpaper is stunning and so feminine! It makes me want to wallpaper my office even more now! The colors of soft but bold and the natural light makes every inch of it Pinterest worthy.

One of the other features for this lifestyle blogger photo shoot were a couple recipes. I personally got to sample this amazing blueberry muffin smoothie and you guys! It legit tastes like a blueberry muffin, all while being low-carb, high-fiber and sugar free. Say what?! Hard to believe it but I watched Mycah make it with my own two eyes.

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We had so many great moments from this lifestyle blogger photo session I hope Home Sweet Hunter will have some great content photos to use for quite awhile! I can’t wait to see Mycah and Lively again for our next photo series soon! For now, I leave you with the absolutely adorable laughing Lively.

Home Sweet Hunter lifestyle photos Tallahassee

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What an absolutely fun event this was to photograph! Danielle’s Bat Mitzvah took place on Earth Day weekend and she had it at the perfect place for her “Save the Bees, Save the Trees” themed event, The Space at Feather Oaks. It was perfect weather for an outdoor evening event at Laura Wynn with Covey Designs did a fantastic job decorating the already beautiful space for this Earth Day themed Bat Mitzvah in Tallahassee.

Earth Day Bat Mitzvah Tallahassee

The Shed was transformed into a beautiful potting garden shed, where guests were able to paint ceramic pots then plant beautiful flowers in them to take home and enjoy! Pink tassels and purple flowers hung from the ceiling and blew in the breeze overhead while guests got their hands dirty.

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If you know me, you know I love ice cream so when the Lofty Pursuits truck pulled up, I had to Instagram it! Danielle got her very own custom ice cream sundae!

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One of the most amazing things I saw was the Lux Tipi that they made ginormous pans of paella under! I could not believe this beautiful tent was a rental – it looked like it was part of the property. What a fun and unique, and very Earth Day themed way to not only have an outdoor tent but to serve dinner too!

Earth Day Bat Mitzvah Tallahassee

Lanterns were setup on adorable pink gingham blankets, accented with vases of beautiful wild flowers. And Danielle’s favor table included seed bombs and honey bee seed papers. The s’mores station as well the huge paper flowers made the whole event come to life. I loved capturing this event! Being a modern-day hippie myself, I can really appreciate when an event uses recycled, biodegradable tableware and encourages guests to plant flowers that will help our honey bees.

Earth Day Bat Mitzvah Tallahassee

I hope Danielle had a great time – her family and friends showered her with love and donated to a local farm instead of bringing her gifts. What a special young lady!

Earth Day Bat Mitzvah Tallahassee

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