Larry and I go way back so when he and Kelly asked me about photographing their wedding, I was pumped! The fact that it was a beach wedding didn't hurt either ;)Read More
*Posted by Matt*
The ability to do this job anywhere is really rad to me! It's honestly one of the main things that attracts me to this line of work. So when Sallyann and Ronve asked if I was willing to make the beaches of Florida my "office" for their wedding at the Grand in St. Pete Beach I jumped at the opportunity!
We've been blessed with the opportunity to travel to Florida for weddings before and also to California for a wedding over the last few years and each time has been a blast. Weddings are such beautiful events as is but add in having all of your closest family and friends on a vacation of sorts and the revelry is heightened.
These two, and their entourage, definitely did NOT disappoint.
I should start out by explaining that both Ronve and Sallyann are artsy by trade. Ronve is a musician and performer with a musical theater background while Sallyann studied theater design in college and currently works for Juilliard. Their friends? Hella talented.
They had multiple Broadway performers at the wedding (either in attendance or in the bridal party) and some or all of whom were putting on a show in their own right. Ronve's old rap group also performed during the reception and so did Sallyann's dad's bluegrass band, the latter of which the whole reception learned how to line dance. Talk about a diverse mix of happenings at a wedding reception!
They also were incredibly thoughtful about the lengths people traveled and invited everyone to a rehearsal dinner the night before and also threw together a BBQ-style picnic the day after the wedding!
Truly a super-fun way to spend a few days at a wedding in Florida!
*Posted by Matt*
With the Summer in full force, I went looking through our archives to find a session we had not shared yet that fit with the season. That's where I realized that Jess and Bill's beach engagement session was still unpublished. Not anymore!
Engagement portraits on the beach can be tricky. If you do them at the wrong time it could be too hot, wind could be a factor in hair flying everywhere, a whole number of things could go wrong. This session turned out just right, though! First, we met a little after the Summer so we were able to avoid the crowds but still get the beach, the sand and the boardwalk portraits that Jess wanted. Then, they brought a few different outfit options so we could get a Summer-y look and a Fall look in the same session!
And they brought Bill's son, Connor, to help add some goofiness to the portraits!
• Posted by Natalie •
Can you believe these photos were taken in January?! I had my second taste of Boston wedding photography at the beginning of this year when I met up with Jenn & Justen at the site of their June wedding along the water in Plymouth, Mass., which also happens to be the site of Jenn's parents' house. We had an unseasonably warm, overcast day, which was perfect for some portraits along one of the Plymouth beaches. The engagement portrait session started right at the end of high tide, so we we were able to get a few shots in before the sandbars started to disappear.
I look forward to sharing their summer beachside wedding photos with you soon!