Erika & David: Maternity {Rustic Woods Log Cabin Maternity Photography}

Happy Wednesday!  Oh, friends, do I have the gem to share with you today!  I photographed this beautiful session this fall, and being advent season, and how cozy it feels, I cannot wait for you to see it…

I met Erika and David through a friend, and they were given a maternity session with me as a gift.  How great is that?!  I always love when my sessions are given as gifts – because holding memories truly is a gift.  These times in our lives go by so fast – and it is always worth it to slow down to savor it!

I fell in love with Erika’s aesthetic immediately! As soon as I arrived at their home, I was in heaven!  She and David are fixing up this beautiful cabin in the woods, and it looks like something straight out of Kinfolk Magazine.  The sliding wooden doors, the natural light streaming in, was just beautiful.  And David had a fire going, you know, right in the middle of their lawn!  It was just so…quiet up there.  I can see why they’re in love with their new home.

We started photographing Erika’s portraits in their bedroom – the architecture was just so beautiful, and I loved Erika’s natural and flowy top!  You can tell she’s just so excited to be a mom – and her smile is truly contagious.

Then, she changed into the most amazing outfit and rocked some portraits on their deck.  As soon as David joined her, I could just see the love overflow between these two.  Then, we went to David’s awesome truck and took some of my favorite pictures!!  The view on their property is just incredible.  We had to go into the tumbleweeds for some intimate moments between them.  And then, we headed over to a pile of logs David chopped down, because he loved the aesthetic of it.  Finally, we went into their street – which is beautiful, with the tall trees towering over us.  And again, everything was just quiet.  So perfect for them!

I hope you fall in love with their session like I did!  These two are just incredible, and I know they are going to be awesome parents.  Enjoy – and have a cozy Wednesday!

old_chatham_new_york_hudson_valley_upstate_woods_rustic_log_cabin_natural_styled_scenic_maternity_photography_01How beautiful is her smile?!

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old_chatham_new_york_hudson_valley_upstate_woods_rustic_log_cabin_natural_styled_scenic_maternity_photography_07These two are precious!

old_chatham_new_york_hudson_valley_upstate_woods_rustic_log_cabin_natural_styled_scenic_maternity_photography_08old_chatham_new_york_hudson_valley_upstate_woods_rustic_log_cabin_natural_styled_scenic_maternity_photography_09old_chatham_new_york_hudson_valley_upstate_woods_rustic_log_cabin_natural_styled_scenic_maternity_photography_10old_chatham_new_york_hudson_valley_upstate_woods_rustic_log_cabin_natural_styled_scenic_maternity_photography_11Love these!

old_chatham_new_york_hudson_valley_upstate_woods_rustic_log_cabin_natural_styled_scenic_maternity_photography_12old_chatham_new_york_hudson_valley_upstate_woods_rustic_log_cabin_natural_styled_scenic_maternity_photography_13Ahh – a favorite!  This truck was AMAZING.

old_chatham_new_york_hudson_valley_upstate_woods_rustic_log_cabin_natural_styled_scenic_maternity_photography_14old_chatham_new_york_hudson_valley_upstate_woods_rustic_log_cabin_natural_styled_scenic_maternity_photography_15old_chatham_new_york_hudson_valley_upstate_woods_rustic_log_cabin_natural_styled_scenic_maternity_photography_16Loved this moment!

old_chatham_new_york_hudson_valley_upstate_woods_rustic_log_cabin_natural_styled_scenic_maternity_photography_17The view was just stunning…

old_chatham_new_york_hudson_valley_upstate_woods_rustic_log_cabin_natural_styled_scenic_maternity_photography_18old_chatham_new_york_hudson_valley_upstate_woods_rustic_log_cabin_natural_styled_scenic_maternity_photography_19You can tell they’re so in love…

old_chatham_new_york_hudson_valley_upstate_woods_rustic_log_cabin_natural_styled_scenic_maternity_photography_20Erika is just radiant!

old_chatham_new_york_hudson_valley_upstate_woods_rustic_log_cabin_natural_styled_scenic_maternity_photography_21old_chatham_new_york_hudson_valley_upstate_woods_rustic_log_cabin_natural_styled_scenic_maternity_photography_22That pile of wood was pretty awesome.

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Ask Anything: How Do I Find Clients?

Happy Thursday, friends! Excited today to put up another “Ask Anything” post…I’m so glad this section of the blog has been so helpful! My most recent question from a sweet girl came after my last post:

After starting a photography business, how do you ‘gain’ clients?”

What a loaded question, friend!

I want to unpack one distinction in that question first. Finding clients and finding the right clients are two very different topics. It takes time to learn who the right clients are for you and how to market to them. So first, let’s deal with how to find your first clients. So, you just started a photography business – and now the question lingers, how will anyone know you exist?

I know it may look easy from the outside, but it’s a LOT of hard work when you first start out!

I’m going to walk you through a photo journey of my first few clients, and (YES) post some pictures never before seen on this blog! Then, I’m going to give you my best advice on finding your first clients! Here’s my story:

 

I received my first clients without having a business at all. I was studying photography and business in my last year of college, and many of my friends knew I was passionate about photography! I was taking pictures for the school publications office, and had a camera in my hands often. My first EVER clients were these two friends, Melissa and Kenny. They will always hold such a sweet place in my heart! They were studying film and decided to marry 2 days before we graduated college, so they could travel together as a married couple across the country for post-grad film internship! They figured, I did darkroom photography, I could do wedding photography, right?! (That makes me laugh now – but I’m so glad they trusted me – over 5 years ago now!)

how_to_find_clients_advice_starting_a_photography_business_creative_inspiration_0001Right after graduation, a lot of my friends started getting married. After I photographed Melissa and Kenny’s wedding, 2 more friends asked me to capture theirs!

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Then, one night, about 5 months later, my aunt called me and told me her friend’s daughter was getting married, and wanted to know what I would charge to photograph her wedding. This was the first time I was working with someone I didn’t know – that was a big step!

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The following winter, I photographed another wedding for a close friend of mine’s best friend, back in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, near where I went to college. I actually travelled down there just to shoot the wedding! I remember photographing them on the bridge where he proposed to her in the middle of January, as the wind was blowing beautiful snow flurries, and my fingers took 5 whole minutes to thaw out from the cold!

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By this point, I had started a website with a portfolio of all of my different work – including weddings, portraits, and fine art landscape. I loved photography, and realized that in order to do photography as a business, I had to start meeting people and networking. I jumped in and joined a local business network of professionals in all different fields. Real estate, accounting, marketing, printing, computer system networking, you name it. I decided that for the experience, I really would try any type of photography. I did headshots, interiors, studio portraits, outdoor portraits, marketing photos for companies’ websites, parties, and intimate wedding events. Wedding leads were harder to find in the group I was a part of, but it was always something I was interested in. I also decided to take a LEAP – and register my photography business with my local county, and open a business account. This was huge – and I celebrate that decision every year!!

My next 2 weddings came through friends of my mother’s! One of her friends had a niece named who was getting married that summer. Priscila and Ed were the first couple to entrust me with not only their wedding, but their engagement. They will always hold a sweet place in my heart – these two are amazing! Working with them was the first time I realized that there was a type of couple who I loved to work with. Something about their personality, how relaxed and fun they were, made me enjoy photographing even more! (They were not only sweet, but they were such troopers – their wedding weekend was the same weekend Hurricane Irene hit!  They just put on rain boots and we took photos in the rain!)

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My mom also told a friend of hers at the hair salon about my work, and her daughter Rachel was getting married. (I’m telling you, my mom is the BEST word of mouth marketer!) Rachel and Jason hired me too – and their day was just gorgeous! Over the last few years, I photographed not only their wedding, but their maternity photos and their newborn baby photographs. It’s been incredible being a part of their lives together!

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Word of mouth was a wonderful way to get started – and looking back, I believe it only worked because I was doing what I loved and people just kept talking about it. I knew in my heart that a photography business was what I was being led to do – so I threw myself into it! I really photographed everything, and along the way people started to trust me and talk about my work. And the more I worked with people I loved, I realized what it was that I loved to do. I wanted to specialize in wedding photography. When I realized that, I decided to make changes my website, advertise myself online as a wedding photographer and meet professionals solely in the wedding industry. I signed up for a few local bridal shows to find more clients, and also started a blog and Facebook page.

After another year or so, I saw that my brand needed to have a clearer message. I better understood the clients I wanted to work with, and I realized the need to make my website have more personality in order to do that! So I took a huge financial leap and hired a graphic designer to completely re-design my website. After I re-branded, I booked even more weddings, and after another year or so, I was able to quit my part time job and become a full time wedding photographer.

It’s a journey to not only finding your first clients, but finding the RIGHT clients. Clients like these, who will ask you to take pictures with them and their best friends at the end of the wedding day. Even if you’re all sweaty and gross. Because at the end of the day, it’s all about relationship. It’s all about loving and serving the people well who you work with, and they love you back for it. It’s truly amazing. So hold on – and don’t be afraid to take those first steps!

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If you are just starting a photography business, and have already asked yourself WHY you want to do this…here is my best advice to attract your first clients!

** Invest in a good entry level DSLR camera and some basic lenses.

** Make sure you’re photographing a LOT. Do it for fun! Post images and make sure people you know see how much you love photography, not just as a job, but because it is a joy.

** Learn photography by studying online or from other photographers.

** Start to brand yourself in a basic way – a logo, business card, website, and blog.

** Communicate with people you know and tell them that you have started a business. Offer your services when you see a need around you.

** Do photo shoots for free. Seriously!! You need to build your portfolio – so do anything you can to build it. Take photo shoots of friends, couples you know, families… Your potential clients don’t need to know if the work was hired or free. They just want to see what you can do.

** Show your personality on your website, and communicate clearly with potential clients. Show them a product that you’d be happy to give them. Price your work appropriately – try not to over price or under price when you’re just starting out.

** Read photographer’s blogs and look at a LOT of great artwork – you need to know what your potential clients are inspired by in today’s media-saturated world!

** Be creative!! Offer clients something unique that is inspired by your story and passion!

 

 

I truly hope this post was helpful! Again, feel free to write in the comments if you have a question for another Ask Anything post. It’s truly a joy that my journey can help yours.

xoxo

Kerri Lynne

 

p.s. This post inspired ME to take wedding day pictures with more of my clients!  I have worked with so many incredible people!:)

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Portraits at Venice Beach! {Venice Beach Portrait Photography}

This is the PERFECT post for this rainy day in New York!  Another recap from my trip in sunny Florida – this one is fun!

I was so lucky to be able to meet up with my dear friend Anastasiia of Anastasiia Photography, who lives not too far from my family on the west coast of Florida!  I met Anastasiia in New York City through mutual friends, and we connected so well and started shooting together!  She has been my second shooter for several New York weddings.  Then, she moved to Fort Myers!

So it was awesome meeting up with her on the beach, as we had talked about doing!  We met on Venice Beach, which was kind of in between us.  I heard great things about the beach and this fun little eatery Sharky’s from my Aunt who lives nearby!

I confess…I was trying to be a Floridian this trip.  It’s their WINTER down there, which means, the temperatures are in the 60s during the day and 50 at night.  That’s a joke for us New Yorkers!  But I packed for the trip like it was New York’s October – boots, jeans, flats and sandals, and light long sleeve shirts.  So I went to the beach ready for a cool day – and it was almost 80 degrees!  You can see Anastasiia arrived in a sun dress!  Haha!

After we ate lunch and caught up at Sharky’s, we were going to lay on the beach in swimsuits, but of course, being photographers, we had to take some beach portraits of each other!  This is what is so awesome about having photographer friends – this little “shoot” was just us playing around and having fun!  We got so many fun gems in here – so excited to share them with you:)

Then, when we were done, we relaxed on a beach blanket, rested and talked – which is just what the doctor ordered for both of us that day.  So grateful to know Anastasiia and for this fun day with her!  Hope you enjoy our mini portrait shoot!

venice_beach_florida_sharkys_pier_portrait_photography_0001Sharky’s looks like the set of some California based TV show doesn’t it?!

venice_beach_florida_sharkys_pier_portrait_photography_0002Love this one she took!

venice_beach_florida_sharkys_pier_portrait_photography_0003venice_beach_florida_sharkys_pier_portrait_photography_0004This is a favorite of me!  That light and that look.

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venice_beach_florida_sharkys_pier_portrait_photography_0008venice_beach_florida_sharkys_pier_portrait_photography_0009LOVE these!!

venice_beach_florida_sharkys_pier_portrait_photography_0010venice_beach_florida_sharkys_pier_portrait_photography_0011venice_beach_florida_sharkys_pier_portrait_photography_0012She was carrying that cup of coffee and did a little “good morning” modeling.  How gorgeous is she and this spot?!

venice_beach_florida_sharkys_pier_portrait_photography_0013venice_beach_florida_sharkys_pier_portrait_photography_0014Love this one too!  Can you tell I love gold jewelry?

venice_beach_florida_sharkys_pier_portrait_photography_0015venice_beach_florida_sharkys_pier_portrait_photography_0016Haha – she was teaching me to leap like a model!  I got this one down – but then I cracked up laughing!

venice_beach_florida_sharkys_pier_portrait_photography_0017And of course she nailed it!  Favorite shot of her!

venice_beach_florida_sharkys_pier_portrait_photography_0018The sunset that night over the pier.  A stunning way to end the day!!

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A Tour of St. Augustine! {Florida Destination Travel Wedding Photographer}

Happy Monday, friends!  Phew!  I just got back a few days ago from my trip to Florida, and realized it’s been awhile since I did a personal post!  The holiday season is always crazy, and it’s been crazier with traveling…but it’s been a blessing to be with family and see such fabulous new places.

I’m sure you all saw Katie and Mike’s destination wedding in St. Augustine!  I arrived 2 days before their wedding, and spent the entire day before touring the old city with my aunt!  I’m so glad she drove out there to be with me (and was a great assistant at the wedding!)  I took lots of pictures of the city – so for those of you who love to travel, this post is for you!

St. Augustine claims to be the oldest city in the United States, founded in 1535.  Who knew?!  It’s really so beautiful and has a small historic town feel.  There are tons of Spanish moss trees, an old government house, a bridge and waterfront area, a huge stone fort, cobblestone streets, green parks in the middle of the street, gorgeous alleyways, an old street with lots of cute shops, and some incredible architecture.  There was a lot to see and do, but the amazing thing is everything is within walking distance!!

We started on St. George Street, the street with all the cute shops!  We stopped for New York style pizza, because, that was a great surprise:) After walking up and down St. George St, we headed to the beautiful Lightner Museum.  We spent some time in the courtyard, watching the big fish swim and the staff set up for a wedding – what a gorgeous location!

We went to Flagler College across the street, which also has amazing architecture.  We went inside and saw the beautiful Christmas tree, and the old painted ceilings.  And of course, there are weddings at Flagler College too – with Ponce de Leon Events!  Haha, you can’t make this stuff up – because everywhere you turned was beautiful.

Then, my aunt and I had a nice dinner at Columbia, a Spanish restaurant in Florida.  It’s always decorated so beautifully in there – you feel like you really are in Spain!

And the best part ever…we lucked out majorly that night!  Every year, St. Augustine has a “Night of Lights” where they put on 3 million throughout the old city.  Visitors come from all around the country just to see this – and we just “happened” to be there!  The governor counted down, and all the lights in the main square went on, as well as throughout the city.  It’s incredible to see it illuminate all at once!  I was so excited not just to see it, but that Katie and Mike could have night photos with such a stunning backdrop the next day.

We had such a great time touring the city, and hope you enjoy this recap!  If you find yourself in Florida, you should definitely visit St. Augustine!

st_augustine_florida_night_of_lights_city_destination_travel_photographer_01St. George Street – so lovely.

st_augustine_florida_night_of_lights_city_destination_travel_photographer_02Loved those window boxes – how cute?!

st_augustine_florida_night_of_lights_city_destination_travel_photographer_03Me in front of the oldest schoolhouse in the U.S. – pretty cool!

st_augustine_florida_night_of_lights_city_destination_travel_photographer_04st_augustine_florida_night_of_lights_city_destination_travel_photographer_05My aunt was fascinated by this little dog that just stayed still while his owner played his instrument on the street.   A little secret?!  That dog falls ASLEEP standing up – behind those glasses.  I don’t know how he does it!

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st_augustine_florida_night_of_lights_city_destination_travel_photographer_10The Lightner Museum courtyard was stunning!

st_augustine_florida_night_of_lights_city_destination_travel_photographer_11st_augustine_florida_night_of_lights_city_destination_travel_photographer_12A view of Flagler College from the Lightner Museum.  What a beautiful place to go to school!

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st_augustine_florida_night_of_lights_city_destination_travel_photographer_17I can’t believe we made it for the Night of Lights!  The city looks so gorgeous illuminated!

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Katie & Mike’s Wedding {St. Augustine Florida Destination Wedding Photography}

Happy Wednesday, friends!  I couldn’t wait to share this destination Florida wedding with you!!

I met Katie and Mike in New York, through a co-worker of Katie’s.  They seemed so incredibly sweet, and we met for the first time for their spring engagement session in the Meatpacking District in lower Manhattan!   I had a great afternoon getting to know them and finishing our session on the High Line.

I could tell Katie and Mike had such a sweet love and friendship!  They met in the midwest after college, and were friends for awhile before starting their relationship.  They both ended up moving to New York with their careers!  Katie started a career in accounting, and Mike in sound engineering.

During their engagement session, I found out that Katie and Mike were considering having their wedding in Florida, since his parents are pastors in Orlando!  I told them my whole family lives not too far, in Sarasota.  Florida is so beautiful and I loved when they told me they booked a venue in St. Augustine!  Mike’s family vacations to this old city several times, and Katie and Mike fell in love with its romantic charm.

When I arrived in St. Augustine, I could see why they loved the city so much!  I spent a day walking around with my aunt, discovering the Lightner Museum, and shopping on the historic St. George Street.  That night, the city of St. Augustine had its “Night of Lights” and the whole city was lit up with 250 million lights – what perfect timing!!  The very next day was Katie and Mike’s wedding!

Katie got ready in the historic Bella Bay Inn, and Mike the beautiful Casa Monica Hotel.  When I arrived at Katie’s hotel room, I absolutely loved how Floridian it looked!  Her bridal suite was a beautiful sea foam green color, and all of her details were arranged.  Katie’s bouquet was absolutely gorgeous – you would never tell they were DIY project of her mother’s!  (And, the first time she ever created floral arrangements).  When it was time for Katie to get dressed, her mother and best friend Katie helped her.  Just a year and a half ago, Katie (the bride) was her best friend’s maid of honor – and now she was hers!  Then, we had a first look with Katie’s father, and all of her bridesmaids.  I absolutely loved the look on all of their faces when they saw her!

We set up the first look with Mike in an alleyway on Charlotte Street behind the Bella Bay Inn.  I fell in love with the ivy on the walls and the cobblestone streets.  We had to wait a few minutes for cars to pass in the narrow streets, and Katie was anxiously waiting to see her groom!  Mike was absolutely in awe of his bride – he couldn’t get over how gorgeous she looked!:) Katie and Mike shared the sweetest moments together, and I was in photographer heaven on that street!

We then walked down the streets, and the sun came out and shined on them at the perfect moment.  Katie and Mike’s day was forecasted to have 100% chance of rain, and we were so lucky to miss it all!  Nothing but clouds and sunshine for these two!

Then, we gathered the rest of the bridal party and walked down some side streets, and stopped in the courtyard of the historic St. Augustine Government House.  I loved the Spanish moss on the trees, and the twinkling lights.  It was the perfect spot!  Then we headed down to the Lightner Museum, and took some fun bridal party shots and some sweet intimate moments between the bride and groom.

We all walked back to the White Room to relax and prepare for the ceremony in their beautiful Villa Blanca room.  I absolutely loved the lighting and the chandeliers, and the simplicity of the room.  Katie and Mike had tied signs to each of the chairs describing the verses from 1 Corinthians 13, starting with: “Love never fails.”  Their ceremony was beautiful, and the pastor marrying them used Katie’s grandfather’s bible.  Katie and Mike were just beaming.

After the ceremony, we took family photographs by the big stairs in the White Room, while the rest of their guests went up to their banquet room.  The tables were set with DIY centerpieces and photos of Katie and Mike when they were younger.  They had a really cool table set up with an instant photo guestbook!

When Katie and Mike came in, they had the sweetest first dance together.  After, Mike’s dad said a blessing over the evening, and the maid of honor and Mike’s sister said their toasts.  Then Katie, Mike and their guests danced the night away!  We had a slideshow going with photographs from the wedding day, and it was so fun seeing Katie’s parents and their guests stop to enjoy it:) We took Katie and Mike outside at night to take some photographs amidst the beautiful St. Augustine lights!  And then, their guests lined up for a sparkler exit to send the newlyweds off!  Such a fun end to their evening!

It was a pure joy being a part of Katie and Mike’s day.  I hope you enjoy their story!!

the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_01the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_02Loved her birdcage veil!

the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_03the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_04So lovely!

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the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_10Had to capture a best friend moment…

the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_11the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_12My favorite bridesmaid reactions ever!!

the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_13the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_14She was such a stunning bride!

the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_15the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_16the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_17the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_18the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_19the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_20On her way to see her groom!

the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_21the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_22the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_23the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_24the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_25the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_26the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_27the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_28the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_29Such a sweet first look – Mike’s reaction was priceless!

the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_30the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_31Love!!

the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_32the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_33the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_34How perfect is this little street for them?!

the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_35the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_36Love these portraits of them!

the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_37the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_38the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_39the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_40the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_41Mike was rockin’ those sunglasses.

the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_42Love!

the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_43the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_44the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_45the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_46the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_47the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_48

the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_49the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_50the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_51What’s a bridal party without a little breakdance?  Everyone was so much fun!

the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_52the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_53One of my favorites – love this moment.

the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_54Mike wore “Bacon” socks in honor of his bride…one of their wedding hashtags was #YouHadMeatBacon.  Haha!

the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_55Classic!  That spanish moss and this swept away moment was perfection!

the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_56the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_57So beautiful Katie!

the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_58the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_59the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_60What is it about fountains that just makes people want to jump?!  It’s a thing!

the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_61the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_62the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_63the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_64the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_65The Villa Blanca was stunning!

the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_66the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_67the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_68the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_69Married!  Yay!!!

the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_70the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_71the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_72the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_73the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_74Loved their instant photo guestbook!!

the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_75the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_76the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_77the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_78the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_79So sweet!!

the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_80the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_81the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_82the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_83the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_84the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_85the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_86the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_87the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_88the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_89Can this be any more romantic?!!

the_oc_white_room_st_augustine_florida_destination_wedding_photography_90These lights were magical…

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Best ending to the night ever!!!

 

A special thank you to all of the vendors who made Katie & Mike’s beautiful day possible:

 

Venue: The White Room, St. Augustine, Florida

Photographer: Kerri Lynne Photography

Ceremony Officiant: Vernon Rainwater, Northland A Church Distributed

Wedding Dress Boutique: Charlolette’s Weddings, Portland, Oregon

Hair Stylist: Amanda Hopcraft & team

Makeup Artist: Amanda Hopcraft & team

DIY: Flower arrangements (Katie’s mom), Ceremony and Reception decor, Invitations

 

And a huge thank you to my amazing second photographer Lori Puhr!

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