Engagement Photographer | Karen Favorite
Summer may be hot in Florida, but it’s also sizzling with love! Romantic proposals have ensued with heart-stopping “Yes!” replies made and wedding plans are in progress. During all the stresses of being engaged, a lovely engagement photo session should not be one of them.
Andrew + Katie = LOVE
Here is a wonderful example of a fantastic couple with beautiful pictures capturing the essence of their engagement. They were nervous going into the photo shoot – not many people are completely comfortable in front of the camera. For a no-stress engagement session, we recommend starting with a little pre-planning.
Select outfits you look and feel good in. Notice Katie’s cool leopard print pumps! A great accent to a classic black dress. Andrew certainly looked dashing in all black with brown belt and shoes. Our engagement sessions include an outfit change along with a change up in scenery. So we recommend locations that offer a lot of natural beauty and variety.
Washington Oaks Gardens in Palm Coast, Florida was the perfect tropical paradise for Andrew and Katie. They warmed up quickly to getting their picture taken. With a few posing tips, they were good-to-go. So natural and fun! Their engagement session was a blast.
The golden hour before sunset is the most glorious for pictures on the beach. It can be a little windy (but that just helps keep the gnats away)! The coquina sand and rocks found along our East Coast are a favorite of ours. Love the crashing waves. And their big smiles.
If you have guessed by Katie’s zebra print dress, they’ve got a little “jungle love” theme going on. And of course it will be carried through to their wedding at the Jacksonville Zoo this spring! What an honor to be chosen as their photographer. I don’t like to dole out too much advise, but it never hurts to just relax and have fun with your pictures. Letting your true selves shine is always beautiful.
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Winter is a lovely time in Florida for newly engaged couples to celebrate together. The magical holiday season is full of love and laughter. A Saint Augustine Nights of Lights engagement session is an amazing place to capture these special moments. Samantha + David = the perfect couple! This is just the start of their “Happily ever after…”. We love this picture story brought to life in a beautiful photo album.
“I can’t thank Jerry enough for our beautiful engagement photos.To say that we were thrilled with them would be an understatement. From the moment we set up the appointment for our session we knew it was going to be an awesome experience. Karen and Jerry worked with us to not only find a date that would meet our schedule but they also adjusted the time so that we could get some of our photos taken with the Christmas Lights in St. Augustine. Jerry was the photographer for our session and he did a great job of helping us feel comfortable during our photos which allowed our personalities to shine in each photo taken. Not to mention we received all of our photos fully edited within a WEEK! Also, Karen and Jerry worked tirelessly so that we were able to receive our photo albums in time to gift them to our parents for Christmas. Thank you both for making our first step to Happily Ever After a joyful and stress free experience! We can’t wait to work with you in the future!” – Samantha & David
We’re looking forward to the next November, December and January. It’s the perfect time of year to photograph around our beautiful home town. Consider a Saint Augustine Nights of Lights engagement session for unique and stunning pictures you’ll always remember.
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Introducing Lyndsey and Chris, a truly fantastic couple! Jerry had the pleasure of being their photographer for these lovely engagement pictures as well as their wedding day photos. They are super sweet and a little bit county. Check out these cowboy and cowgirl boots.
Their outfits were a perfect balance of dressy and yet casual. We think it’s important to wear clothes on your engagement session that make you look and feel good. Pick outfits that are comfortable and don’t be afraid of wearing a little color. Lyndsey’s white lace dress looked great with Chris’s blue oxford and jeans. Both wore brown boots to top off (or should I say down) their ensemble. They did a wonderful outfit change, going a little ‘nautical’ for the beach pictures.
St Augustine is always a favorite for couples and us as photographers. There are so many unique spots full of history, mystery and romance. Historic downtown St Augustine is a perfect balance between rustic and elegant with eclectic patterns, colors and a comfortable atmosphere that draws people from all over the world. The textures of Castillo de san Marcos fort walls are an amazing backdrop. Every engagement session is different as there’s an endless supply of hidden places for taking pictures.
A short drive away is beautiful Vilano Beach. It’s a perfect time for an outfit change and a change of scenery for even more lovely engagement pictures. Ending an engagement session on the beach with a setting sun is a photographer’s dream. We’re so happy to live and photograph so many amazing couples here in Saint Augustine… one of the very best cities in Florida.
Their recent wedding at Epping Forest Yacht Club was spectacular and we look forward to sharing more pictures of Lyndsey and Chris!
Looking for St Augustine engagement photos? We are kicking off this new year with style and look forward to new proposals, upcoming engagement sessions and meeting lots of wonderful couples.
Take a page from Christina (AKA Kissy) and Larry’s story. They found true love and friendship. You can just see it in the interaction and expressions shown in their engagement pictures.
Last year we had the pleasure to photograph and videograph their engagement session and wedding day. We went to Saint Augustine for this engagement photo shoot, starting at the Castillo de san Marcos fort and ending at Vilano Beach. They did an outfit change from a more dresser look to a comfortable, casual style. Kissy selected a classic black dress and then a more fun, colorful red dress for the beach. They are such a fantastic couple!
Here’s a candid interview with Larry and Kissy’s highlighting their “love story” with video and photos from their lovely St. Augustine engagement session:
San Marco Engagement Photography Session by Jerry Favorite
We love being part of a young couple’s journey and it’s very special to capture their feelings and emotions for each other. It’s one of the reasons we are so passionate about photographing engagement sessions. These are the pictures they will look back on years from now and say, “Wow, we looked awesome back then!” (only partly kidding) Really, it is a wonderful reflection to have images that express your relationship and tell the story of how it all began. Katrina and Daniel have such memories from their engagement photo session in the San Marco area of Jacksonville, Florida.
As we approach our 17th wedding anniversary, we reminisce about Jerry proposing to Karen on a romantic walk through San Marco after a delicious dinner at the then Café Carmon restaurant. If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you’ll see a flash back shot from our engagement session!
Colors are fabulous for making a photos express your personality (unlike our old-school white shirts and jeans). Blues and pinks look great (neon colors and bold contrasty patterns, not so much). As well as natural colors, like Katrina and Daniel’s olive green for a more modern, urban style. Though eventually styles do seem to come back into fashion… high-waisted, stone-washed jeans anyone?
Angela and Craig are clearly one dynamic duo! Jerry had a blast working with them. Their engagement photo session had the best of both worlds. The beautiful, romantic gardens at Washington Oaks State Park with the classic engagement style poses, and super fun, playful moments while frolicking on the beach. The holi powder added a powerful punch to their pictures. And after “cleaning up” in the ocean, Jerry captured some cool sparkler shots.
Samantha and Chris are true sweethearts, all the way back from high school. Jerry captured the dynamic duo for their engagement pictures. To read about their ‘love story’, check out their amazing wedding day photo blogshow.
The engagement photo session was fun and relaxed. The beautiful, natural location of the gardens and beach offered a variety of romantic settings.
Ashley and Jamie traveled down from West Virginia to have their engagement session in our beautiful city of St. Augustine. I enjoyed photographing the happy couple around Flager, Lightner Museum, Casa Monica and charming side streets throughout historic downtown. They are looking forward to their dream wedding this week in sunny Palm Coast, Florida. Jerry and I are so excited to be photographing their special day at the extraordinary Hammock Beach Resort.
The letter ‘H’ was a great prop to incorporate into some pictures of the soon to be Mr. & Mrs. Hamilton. Ashley also brought a metal ampersand “&”, a cute “I will always love you” sign, and a burlap flag “She Said Yes” banner for unique and fun and romantic photos.
Devin and Ashley will be getting married in exactly one month at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. We thought it would be a great time to reflect back on their stunning engagement session photographed by Jerry at the Zoo.
As the umbrellas might give an indication, it was certainly raining on the day of the photo shoot, though it didn’t dampen their spirits.
Ashley and Devin are amazing and we just love their smiles! The rain added an intimate and romantic feel to their engagement photos. Check out this cool giraffe trying to stay dry under some palm trees. And the carousel brought out their wild side…
What a great couple – so in love and fun! We can’t wait for their special wedding day to arrive.
Justin and Melissa had a fabulous engagement session in St Augustine, Florida. Jerry had a great time photographing them around historic downtown and Vilano Beach.
We designed a really cool signature guest book with some of their favorite pictures. These are some of the photo layouts used in the custom album which was a big hit at their wedding reception.