Month: July, 2010

cedar knox {naples clearwater newborn photography}

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such a manly name, for such a little man.  this little guy was born into the home of one of my favorite clients (i have a few :) )… going to their home is such a treat for me.  cedar is baby #6, and his momma is a doula (birth assistant) who delivered him at home.  he’s a well-loved little guy, who will grow up to be an awesome man of God. 

so loved.







yes, that is the end.  couldn’t help it.  :)

thank you so much, dear family.  you know how i adore you.  congratulations!

big hugs, angela

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family vacation {st pete family beach portraits}

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brad and carrie are family, and so that makes it all the more meaningful when they chose us to capture their super special time in the family’s history.  the girls are growing up and spreading their wings, and a family vacation is a great time to get everyone together and enjoy each other without all the distractions of everyday commitments (except texting, of course!  :)   ).  we had so much fun with you guys (and at the game night afterwards!); thank you so much for trusting us and spending part of your trip in front of our lenses.  enjoy your sneak peek! 






who’s the hot guy with the camera?  oh yeah, he’s mine:)


big huge cousin-hugs… love, brian and angela!

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jimmy and tiffany {palm harbor wedding photography}

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sigh.  it is such joy going back through wedding images, and they’re not even our own.  :)   it’s been a few weeks since jimmy and tiffany said, “I do,” and aside from a few quick teasers, we haven’t shared their day’s story for the rest of the world!  revisiting their gallery reminds me of the importance of what we do; as i go through i am remembering stories from the day that must be told…

it was a stormy day, but that didn’t stop the party when friends and family came together to celebrate a wedding.  the White Chapel in Palm Harbor is such a sweet place to say, “i do.”

you’ll see the “he” of the two of us in quite a few of jimmy and tiffany’s images; we knew these two when brian was pastoring at First Baptist Indian Rocks, and said, “yes,” practically before they asked him to officiate their wedding.  because we’d had some counseling time leading up to this day, we had even more emotional investment in their union.  we knew the two of them were each getting an awesome mate.  :)

stormy weather gave us just a few short minutes to grab some bridal portraits of tiffany… can i say that this woman can rock a tiny little white bathroom?

“i do…”

now because brian was officiating and we know the couple, brian jr. shot this wedding with us.  in case you don’t know us yet, i’ll tell you he’s thirteen.  he manually exposed and “held down the fort” from the back of the sanctuary in a dark chapel.  the two on the right are his.  :)   (no proud mama here.)

we’re so glad you guys braved the weather to grab a few (oh my, pretty) bridal party and “mush” images.  :)

this was a seriously fun reception; the family and friends were fabulous, and the hedger family rocks the place… there might be more dancing photos from this reception than any we’ve ever shot.  these guys go and go and go… and dancing with them and laughing with them is not optional.  love

“the brothers,” the groom’s dad and uncles, stole the show for a bit.  we loved watching all the cousins dance, too.  just a neat picture of FAMILY.  (oh, yeah, and they all pile onto the dance floor to jam to that song!)  check out the bottom couple here – dan and jenn, groom’s brother, super-cute couple whose wedding invitation session we did, and who were featured here.

tiffany’s camera-shy son is adorable, so we worked hard to get a shot or two of him.  but as a momma of four sons, this image steals my heart.  love your love for your boy, tiffany!

what a beautiful day, you two.  thank you so much for inviting us to be a small part.  we love you!!  (and we need a game night SOON…)

hugs!!  –brian and angela

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nicole & joey {sunken gardens wedding photography}

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it’s about time we headed back and really covered this wedding… a splash on Facebook will not do.  you must meet our sweet new friends nickie and joey.  we met them and i knew i had to get to know them better when joey showed me the freshly downloaded The Knot  app on his iPhone.  this is a man i wanted to know.  they dreamed of a vintage-inspired engagement session with a nod toward travel in honor of their passion for missions… and they made us melt. 

their wedding day was all they had dreamed; full of adoring friends and family, passion for each other, attention to their guests, and thoughtfulness toward everyone they encountered, this wedding celebration is a reflection of the caring hearts these two are led by.

there is something so intimate and calming about a “first sight…” and it truly is an amazing thing to watch two people come together and share a quiet moment at the height of a lifetime’s worth of planning and dreams before they join with their family and friends to celebrate!


the passion for missions shined again as joey and nicole shared their gifts with each other during their first sight: they actually bought each other the exact same vintage world missions atlas.  it’s a sign from the first that they truly are one in spirit… it’s a beautiful thing.


the flowers were absolutely gorgeous.  i love the refinement of the roses balanced with a carefree fresh-from-the-field-look and the explosion of color.  it was the perfect pop against the chocolate dresses!  (and if you look closely, you’ll notice that the beautiful bouquet we received last week has a LOT of the same color and look to it :) ).

super fun bridal party… some of whom we got to see at kristen and smitty’s wedding just a short time later!

the ceremony was beautiful and filled with heart-moments.  so many family and friends prayed and served and read and shared their hearts, and it was a blessing to be a quiet observers.



i think the non-portraits are way more fun than the portraits.  :)

let’s dance!



The people who made the day fabulous:

Sara at Sunken Gardens - such a beautiful and intimate location, with a wonderful and accomodating staff – I’d book my girl’s wedding here!

Mindy at Hilton Bayfront in St. Petersburg – this is a beautiful location and the food was delish!

DJ – we always hit the dance floor with DJ Mikey C of A Different DJ making the music!

Flowers – (oh, those flowers…) – Cookie at Victorian Roses

Video – we “heart” Cara and the crew at Hearts Video!

Yummy Cupcakes – Bonnie at Cakes by Carolynn

and us… haha!

we love you guys… hugs!  brian and angela

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amy & mike {clearwater wedding photography}

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amy and mike’s wedding took place in a beautiful private residence in the Bayou Club.  filled with little touches of butterflies and glitter and all things lavender, it was a classically elegant wedding.  amy is stunningly beautiful and her family and friends were so sweet and attentive!

love these.

catered by the fabulous Mazarro Italian Market in St. Pete, the eating and drinking was fine.  :)

it was an honor to shoot this wedding with my sweet friend and colleague, marilyn, of jaylin photography.

many blessings to a precious and beautiful family, and thanks to you, marilyn.  :)

hugs!!  –angela

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