Something you should know about winters here in South Florida. They aren't all that cold until you are by the water. And, they are windy..... This past Saturday was no exception. 66 degrees to us Floridians feels close to frigid. Add to that, category 1 winds and it can make things tough. But, this gorgeous bride opted to brave it all and for that I am grateful. This is just one of the many stunning shots from the day.
Something pretty for your eyes! Lovely in shades of Lavender and rose, although it was an overcast and somewhat rainy day, these beach wedding inspirations are still pleasing. Simple and understated, the look and feel is romantic. Perfect for our South Florida beach wedding style.
We Started the Wedding EARLY!!!! Having an intimate destination wedding has a ton of perks. No crazy seating charts, mostly everyone handling the details for you, everyone staying under one roof, and sometimes, just sometimes.... things run so smooth you get to start your wedding early. LOL
Donna and Jeff's laid back beach affair was relaxed, full of joy, and kissed by a gorgeous Florida sunset. The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club provided a stunning backdrop and prepared all the details for the newlyweds. Atmosphere was created by the steel drum that instantly put all the guests in a tropical mood.
I am so happy to have been a part of their big day, and I truly felt like I was among friends by the end of the night. I even got a big group bear hug from the bride and groom. Donna and Jeff, thank you again for allowing me to be a part of your day!!! May the laughter and love shared on your wedding day flow all the days of your life together!
Kicking off the 2014 Studio Calendar is this super sweet couple. Maria + Ashton are planning on having the wedding of their dreams this summer, and this session was just the start of some new moments for them. Maria really wanted to have some fun and for the session to be casual. She opted to have the session at one of our gorgeous local beaches, the Naples Beach. We started the session at the Naples Pier and then traveled a bit north for some more images in the downtown area. The light was gorgeous! This couple was so much fun and I look forward to their wedding in August!
There is something special about living near the ocean. I get to meet some amazing couples that choose to branch out of their hometowns and have destination weddings. One such couple, is Amanda + Jay. Amanda and I spent close to a year in contact planning her big day. We finally met just a couple of days before to walk through the area and plan for her "I Do." Amanda + Jay chose to say "I Do." aboard the Sweet Liberty Catamaran in Naples, FL. A sunset cruise for two shared by the closest of family and friends. To tell you it was breath taking would be an understatement. How perfect to seclude yourselves for such an intimate occasion. This set of images gives me goosebumps. The amazing thing about photography is what is captured. Not the people, or the places, but the in between. The nuances, the emotions, that space between two people. I am not sure I have ever had the opportunity to capture such pure adoration from a Groom to his Bride as Jay to Amanda. Every single woman in the world deserves to be so treasured and adored the way he obviously does her.
A couple of the images are of their "first dance" on the boat, however it was impromptu and not what would have been Amanda's song of choice - a Ray LaMontagne song that I forget the name of now - but a sweet memory nonetheless as Jay sang to her the whole time. Honestly, the two of them are so sweet and humble and perfectly matched, I can only imagine there will be many many years of memories as sweet. Congratulations again you two!
And- Thank You to the crew of the Sweet Liberty in Naples, FL for being so amazing and creating such a special day for the couple! You guys are awesome!!!!!
Rikki Lee + Ross rounded out the end of the Brooke Price Photography 2013 session calendar with their sun filled engagement session in Naples Florida. Their engagement session began at the Naples City Dock where we were joined by their fur baby, Tober. I don't get to work with a lot of animals for sessions, but I have to say, Tober was exceptionally behaved!
The weather for the session was BEAUTIFUL! Perfectly clear with gorgeous light all around. By only giving some gentle direction during the session, I was able to capture moments unique to Rikki Lee + Ross. Their true emotions and love for one another. After spending some time at the docks with Tober, it was time for just the couple and I to continue to our next location.
We rejoined at the Naples Pier, however, in December especially around the holidays it becomes a very crowded location. We opted to drive to a near by public access that ended up being a diamond in the rough as we were able to take advantage of a local residences gorgeous curb appeal!!
Engagement sessions are so rewarding because they offer up a less stressful schedule than the wedding day. Also, they give me a chance to work with a couple and get to know them more before the big day. It makes getting those "cozy" shots on the wedding day even easier as we have already worked together once and are more comfortable with one another.
An added bonus to an engagement session is the images mark the start of YOU. They are perfect to adorn the walls of your new home together, as well, you can create great keepsakes for your wedding too like Thank You cards and Reception Albums! When looking to invite guests and announce your upcoming wedding, these sweet moments make gorgeous Save The Dates!
Why not take a look at Rikki Lee + Ross' Save the Date Video created for the couples Destination Wedding Website by BPP!
Please enjoy some of my favorite images as well! Congratulations again Rikki Lee + Ross!