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July 28, 2014

A Sweet Moment

Filed under: Jacksonville Wedding Photography — Cliff @ 12:36 pm
St Paul's Catholic Church wedding, Jacksonville FL
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I love this moment from Amanda & Tim’s wedding where Amanda takes a moment with her mom and bridesmaids for a prayer before the ceremony.

July 21, 2014

LaTisha & Anton

Filed under: Jacksonville Wedding Photography — Cliff @ 8:48 pm

Just a quick preview of some of my favorite images from Saturday’s wedding!

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July 20, 2014

A great wedding planner DOES make a difference …

Filed under: Jacksonville Wedding Photography,Wedding advice — Cliff @ 1:23 pm

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of working with Lisa Burnett of Elegant Weddings by Lisa (http://www.elegantweddingsbylisa.com), a Certified Master Bridal Consultant, on Tisha & Anton’s wedding at Deercreek Country Club. This was probably the most well-planned, smoothest running, and beautifully designed wedding we’ve ever seen! Working as many weddings as we do, we really see the difference a well-trained wedding planner can make. Not just in making things run smoothly, but in pulling together all the elements that make a wedding beautiful. Lisa not only did a masterful job of coordinating all the various moving parts of the wedding, but also brought a real sense of elegance and cohesiveness to the overall visual design. Great job, Lisa!

Here’s just a couple photos of Lisa’s design for the reception (the food was amazing, too). I hate to say it, but as good a photographer as I am these photos really don’t quite do her work justice.

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Deercreek Country Club wedding, Jacksonville Fl
Deercreek Country Club wedding, Jacksonville Fl

July 15, 2014

Tim & Amanda Mini-Preview

Filed under: Jacksonville Wedding Photography — Cliff @ 8:31 pm

Or, as so many of their friends call them, Timanda. And I can certainly see why. I see so many photographers post comments about their weddings and every single one is “the best ever”, “super sweet”, etc. And it comes off as super-insincere. But with these guys, I can honestly say that this was one of the very best weddings and very best couples we’ve ever had. It was very apparent from the first moments at the church that Tim & Amanda were tremendously in love. The entire day was so genuine and fantastic fun. They and their family and friends were incredibly nice. I really, really wish we could do this wedding every week!

Anyhow, here are a few of my favorite photos from the day. Normally I have these up by Monday, but we took way more photos than normal and so many of them are great that I had a hard time narrowing it down. Look for a more extensive gallery in another week or so!

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Saint Paul’s Catholic Church, Jacksonville FL and The Hilltop Club, Orange Park FL

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July 14, 2014

Melody & Jesus Mini-Gallery

Filed under: Jacksonville Wedding Photography — Cliff @ 9:34 pm

Just some of my favorite photos from Jesus & Melody’s wedding at The Club Continental in Orange Park, FL. Full gallery coming in another week or two!

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July 11, 2014

She’s trying so hard …

Filed under: Jacksonville Wedding Photography — Cliff @ 3:25 pm
Fort Clinch wedding, Amelia Island FL
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One of the most difficult things during family formals is getting the kids to look at the camera instead of … well … anything else! The little flower girl was trying so hard, but the temptation to know what the others were doing was just to much.

July 7, 2014

Preview: Melody & Jesus

Filed under: Jacksonville Wedding Photography — Cliff @ 8:52 am

Melody & Jesus had a great wedding last Saturday! The weather was clear and just a bit sunny, albeit quite warm. Here’s just a little preview of some of my favorite images from the day

Club Continental wedding, Orange Park FL
Club Continental wedding, Orange Park FL
Club Continental wedding, Orange Park FL

July 4, 2014

Hurricane Wedding

Filed under: Jacksonville Wedding Photography — Cliff @ 8:07 am
Fort Clinch wedding, Amelia Island FL, Fernandina Beach FL
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With Hurricane Arthur scooting up the east coast, it made for a rough wedding day for Scottie & Bill at Fort Clinch. Heavy rains and gusty winds forced them to cancel the outdoor wedding. However, having the ceremony in one of the tunnels of the fort actually make for some very interesting images. And this one of them walking out the drawbridge is actually one of my favorite wedding photos we’ve ever done!

June 29, 2014

Matt & Rachel – Ocean Breeze Wedding

Filed under: Jacksonville Wedding Photography — Cliff @ 12:20 am

Matt & Rachel’s wedding last week at Ocean Breeze was a great deal of fun (as I suspected it would be) and we got some truly stunning images from it. Matt’s just joined the Navy and they’re headed off to their first duty station … in Hawaii. Yes, I’m sure we’re all broken-hearted for them …

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June 25, 2014

Another story about couples getting ripped off

From Omaha, a story about couples who hired a super-cheap photographer and got burned …

“Tiffani Henley sat in a parking lot, in her wedding dress, and cried. It wasn’t about the groom. It wasn’t cold feet. It was about the wedding photographer”

“She had hired an Omaha couple, whom she found on Craigslist, to take photos and DJ the dance”

“I did not find out he was not going to show up until I was sitting in a car in the parking lot. At that time, everyone had been seated and they did not have cameras. So I have no pictures of my wedding ceremony …

“Tony and Elizabeth Steinhour of Minden, Nebraska, said they received a nerve-racking text from Alycia Oknewski about 45 minutes before their wedding last fall in Grand Island, Nebraska. Car broke down. Transmission problem. Then, silence … they never saw their $1,200 again

“The [photographers] just failed to materialize”

“he paid the [photographers] $500

“The couples who said they were stood up wish they had done more homework

Wedding photographers typically charge $1,200 to $4,000 for photos, without including DJ services, said Kimmylea Konsel, a longtime wedding and event planner in Omaha. The [photographers] charged $1,200 for all-day photography plus DJ service.”

Consumers need to do their homework, including background searches, before making such an expensive purchase, said Jim Hegarty, president of the Better Business Bureau in Nebraska.”

“the [photographer's] business is rated F on the Better Business Bureau”

“Meanwhile, his wife has opened a new photography business. She launched a website last month for a business called Alycia Faith Photography.”

Bottom line: thoroughly research all your vendors. Check with the Better Business Bureau!

Read the full story here

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