July 28, 2016
|

1where to begin with this day‚Ķ it was magical. it was a wedding that kristie and I had been looking forward to all spring. ever since first meeting julie and garrett, I was smitten. during their engagement session, they were already cuddling up with each other before I even had a chance to get my camera out of my bag. this is when I know. I can predict pretty accurately how the wedding day will be and julie and garret were all of ‘that’, that something that makes it so obvious that two people were meant to be, and more. they make each other laugh to the point that I don’t think they even realize that I’m there, sometime laying down in the sand to take their photograph. their attention is so clearly on each other and nothing else.. this is what it’s all about. this is love.

I met up with julie and her amazing wedding planner sheena a week before wedding day. already the three of us were stressing out about the weather. the way that everything was planned at their venue, the indian river lifesaving station and museum, decent weather was a must. although a plan b was and always is in place, I wanted so badly for everything to be perfect for julie and garrett. but has summer has a tendency to do in these parts, the forecast on the big day was iffy.. at best. I met up with julie and her girls at the salon while kris went to meet garrett at the cottage that they had rented for the day. everyone was busy.. but calm, happy, and excited. minor traffic scares and the thunderstorm threat didn’t seem to bother anyone and the schedule was like clockwork.

once everyone arrived at the museum, we all decided that it was a go! they were getting married on the beach as planned. the reception was unlike one I think I have ever photographed. no detail was too small, they had thought of everything and it was executed perfectly by little miss lovely. all of the guests were escorted over the dune walk and to the lovely ceremony location. as I was down on the beach, awaiting the procession, it happened. boom! crack! and a showing of lightning in the distance. as the guests retreated to the tent, I went back to check on julie. this is what I love about her. a lot of people would just dissolve.. after months of planning, to have it all turned on it’s head at the last minute is pretty heartbreaking. but as I entered the room, julie was all smiles, ‘this will probably be better’ she said ‘and the tent is beautiful!’.

for the rest of the day, it was all beautiful. from the first moment that julie and garrett’s eyes met, to the toasts full of laughter and happy tears. every moment was one fully shared with all of their friends and family. kristie and I are so very happy for all of you and wish you SO much happiness in you life together. in was an honor to share in your love and your day! xoxo

2aa 3aa 11aa 13aa 17aa 21aa 23aa 33aa 34 35 36aa 37aaa 42aa 43 44 45 46 46a 46b 46d 57aa 61aa 63aa 67aa 71aa 73aa 75aa 77aa 82aa 87aa 92aa 95aa 97aa 100aa 101 101a 101b 101c 101d 101e 106aa 110aa 114aa 120aa 126aa 139aa 140 140a 142aa 143aa 144 144a 144b 144c 144d 144f 144g 144h 144i 144k 144l 144m 144p 144q 144r 144s 144ss 144t 144u 144v 144w 144x 144xx 144y 144z 145 145a 145b 145c 145d 145e 145f 145ff 145g 145h 145i 145j 145k 145l 145m 145n 145o 145p 145q 145r 145s 145t 145u 145v 145w 145x 145y 145z 146 146a 146b 146c 146d 146e 146f 146g 146h 146i 146j 146k 146l 146m 146o 146p 146q 146r 146s 149 150 151 151a 151b 151c 151d 151e 151g 151h 151i 151j 151k 151l 151m 151n 158aa 162aa 164aa 165aa 168aa 171aa 174aa 177aa 182aa 182b 182c 187aa 188 188a 188b 188c 515aa 524aa 524b 528aa 531aa 534aa 537aa 543aa 544 545aa 545b 553aa 555aa 556aa 560aa 562aa 564aa 571aa 579aa 579b 579c 582aa 583aa 584aa 585 585a 588aa 603aa 609aa 614aa 619aa 620 620a 620b 630aa 631 631a 651aa 652 652a 652b 659aa 660 671aa 672 673 674 682aa 683aa 689aa 696aa 703aa 706aa 708aa 715aa 718aa 721aa 723aa 725aa 732aa 733 734 737aaa 739aa 757aa