Jacksonville Wedding Photographer | Favorite Studios Photography + Cinematography | Enjoy viewing some of our favorite pictures from Katrina and Robert’s beautiful wedding in Jacksonville, Florida.
Photographs have the power to say so much…
We can look back on these wedding photos and remember so many precious moments, things forgotten and details missed. Documenting such an important day with amazing photos and video is a constant excitement and wonder.
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Jerry Favorite | North Beach Park | St Augustine Engagement Photographer
St Augustine’s Vilano Beach Engagement Photo Session
We heart Shari and Michael’s engagement pictures on the beach. Scheduled about a year before their spring wedding. It was a great time to get familiar with the photographer and really develop a relationship. The bride and groom got tons of amazing pictures and it helped everyone be more comfortable on the bid wedding day.
Jerry and Karen Favorite always make sure to create a relaxing, fun environment. Offering subtle directions for beautiful, natural photos. Lots of candid shots mixed in with a variety of poses. We’re always coming up with new ideas. Finding inspiration with our couple’s interests and even favorite Pinterest pics. Shari brought some scrabble pieces to spell “LOVE” using her engagement ring for the O.
St Augustine Engagement Photographer’s Location Recommendations
Beautiful outdoor engagement pictures by the sea. Natural greenery and oak trees, along with our sandy Florida beach are great backdrops for an engagement session. There are so many wonderful locations to shoot at for pictures all throughout Saint Augustine. North Beach Park, just south of Ponte Vedra Beach and north of Vilano Beach, is a little hidden gem. Convenient and not overly crowded, it’s a great spot for “outdoorsy” and “beachy” pictures!
Shari and Michael are such a cute couple. Full of laughter and love. Shari wore a pretty blue dress for one of her engagement session outfits. Giving a hint of their wedding color palette. The vibrant royal blue was used in their bridesmaid dresses, flowers and accents.
Want to see their “Happily Ever After” spring wedding day photos? Go to: Jacksonville Golf and Country Club Wedding blog
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Jacksonville Wedding Photographers | Karen + Jerry Favorite
Shari + Michael’s beautiful Jacksonville Golf and Country Club wedding was amazing. The whole wedding day, from the getting ready, lovely outdoor ceremony, through the fabulous reception was all just picture perfect. And what a sweet, adorable couple!
Jacksonville Golf and Country Club Wedding | First Look + Ceremony + Reception
We love shooting at Jax Golf and Country. It’s a great venue for an outdoor ceremony with the perfect scenery, trees, flowers, pavers and more.
Michael and Shari our one of our favorite couples… so much fun to work with. Just radiant from the inside out. We are proud they chose Favorite Studios to capture all their very special moments. Jerry and Karen Favorite had the pleasure of being their photographers for their wedding day. And Jerry also got to photograph their engagement session on St Augustine’s sandy beaches back in 2016 – check them out!
Natural and real. We love it. Go “Team Bride”. It was the “Best party ever!”
Here’s a sweet review Shari left on WeddingWire that made our day! “We LOVED working with Karen and Jerry and highly recommend them! They delivered very quality photos and were so flexible and accommodating! We will definitely be working with them again!” -Shari
We design and print the most beautiful wedding albums in Jacksonville. They are modern yet timeless in the lay-flat style with ultra thick pages and seamless spreads. Our photo albums are archival on premium papers and hard bound covers with a picture cameo window or full canvas photo. The bride and groom get an amazing 11×14 or 12×12 album. Shari and Michael’s parents also got our adorable mini keepsake albums. See more sample albums on our website here.
Photos by Karen and Jerry Favorite | Plantation Oaks Farms Wedding Photographer + Videographer
What a spectacular wedding event! It was such an honor to be Ashley and Brian’s Plantation Oaks Farms wedding photographer in Callahan, Florida this past spring.
Beautiful, Country Wedding
Ashley and Bryan Valentine had a super sweet spring wedding. Being typical Florida, the weather was unpredictable and showered the happy couple with some rain, some sunshine and even a rainbow. The bride and groom had the best spirits and didn’t let the rain dampen their special day. It was truly a dream wedding, with the rustic farm feel they wanted.
It’s all in the glorious details…
…blue suede shoes, diamonds + rings, stunning flowers, beautiful bouquets, country decor, dynamite wedding gown, and lots of smiles!
Most important is love…
Above all else, you can tell Bryan and Ashley have true friendship and love that will last forever. Their first touch was sweet and moving as they read notes they had written to each other. They have an amazing support of great family and friends that came together on this special day. God was listening too and the rain clouds parted long enough for the lovely outdoor ceremony under the large oak trees with hanging Spanish moss and green horse pastures in the background.
We did a lot of dashing in and outside for pictures, but it was totally worth it! Notice the wet, glistening walkway… the rain added an extra little sparkle, shine and reflection we love in photos.
Many wonderful elements at the reception made it so unique. Like their personalized “Ashley + Bryan Valentine” light display projection with wedding date and custom doggie bags to take home (a gift to guests furry friends). The spring decor and flowers were breathtaking. Soft mint green and pinks were the perfect balance to the rustic wood barn.
Fun reception with lots of music, dancing and even a special choreographed bridal party dance that was amazing. The colorful up-lighting and glow sticks added an extra festive flair through the celebration to the romantic last dance.
Ceremony + Reception Venue | Plantation Oaks Farms
Coordinator | Jessica’s Premier Planning
Hair | Total Hair By Kristin
Make Up | Lucia
DJ Kevin | Party Solutions Entertainment
Floral |Aime Peterson Flowers & Event Design
Cake | Publix
Catering | RSVP Caterers
“I love Karen and Jerry! They are so sweet and truly care about capturing your memories! They have been the photographer for numerous friends and my sister’s wedding and have never disappointed. I had zero hesitation selecting them to photograph our wedding day! Very flexible as out wedding day rapidly changed with rain. I love that you never really hear or see them during the reception. They weren’t barking out orders or pulling us away from our reception. They allowed us to have a good time and still get fantastic shots! Very reliable and you will feel comfortable with them 🙂 Great people!!!!!!!!!!!” – Ashley Valentine | Review from WeddingWire
Family Beach Photo Session | by St Augustine Photographer, Karen Favorite
The Hilling family was a ray of sunshine on this bright summer day. While vacationing in Saint Augustine, they took the time to get their family pictures taken on our sandy beaches.
Vilano Beach, Florida Family Beach Photography
Loved their happy faces and most adorable children! Such a joy to work with and photograph wonderful people.
White and khaki never goes out of style! While we often recommend color combinations for family outfits, there is a classic simplicity with the tried-and-true. If you’re trying to plan what to wear for your beach pictures, white blouses and polo shirts are easy to match with tan capri pants and shorts. Plus little girls always look adorable in a white eyelet sundress and hair bow!
Kids are precious and silly! And they grow up too fast!!! We love looking back at pictures of our children (if only I could freeze time). The Hillings will love and cherish these candid moments captured forever. No matter your budget or type of camera – shoot, shoot, shoot. You can never have too many photos.
This brother and sister duo were so sweet. The gnats were bad, the weather was hot and humid (of course), and these two kids were real troopers! They even had fun.
Family is what life is about. It’s our legacy. And photographing families is a real privilege and joy. Thank you!
Alexis from this photo session left a short and sweet review, “Wonderful experience! Efficient, kind, professional and patient! We love the photos we ended up with. Thanks Karen!”
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“Very professional and quick to respond to emails and phone calls. It stormed on our first try and they were very flexible rescheduling our family. Our proofs were ready for preview very quickly. I would highly recommend and use them again.” – Erin
“Book with confidence! They respond quickly to every question. Work with you on planning. Deliver a superior product in a timely fashion. Go above and beyond basic customer service! Trust them with your treasured photos. We used Favorite Photography for a family photo shoot on the beach. Our family vacation is now a very pleasant memory with many photos to remember the great time we had in St. Augustine. A bonus we found out this family business goes back many generations and your pictures are prepared on site. Karen worked so well with our family and we have only kind words for her!” – Cindy
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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We had the great opportunity of shooting Chloe’s St Augustine senior pictures.
Ballerina | St Augustine Senior Pictures | Chloe is a talented dancer with St Augustine Dance Academy
These are just a few of our favorite photos! During the photo shoot we walked around downtown Saint Augustine and around the Lightner Museum. She had two different outfits that express her life as a ballerina and a student graduating from high school.
Jerry and Karen Favorite always enjoy shooting senior sessions, but this one was particularly wonderful. Chloe has a natural, relaxed personality mixed in with dedication and great pose. Love those pointe ballet shoes and adorable white tutu!
Andrea and Simran’s Gorgeous Indian Wedding | Photos by Jerry Favorite, St Augustine Wedding Photographer + Videographer
A lovely park ceremony at Plaza de la Constitución. Beautiful pictures around historic, downtown Saint Augustine and the landmark Bridge of Lions. Stunning reception in the Flagler Ballroom at Casa Monica. Rich with vibrant Indian traditions, decor and style.
We loved the bride’s amazing henna designs and jewelry. The traditional gold and red colors were festive and glamorous – from head to toe!
After photographing the bridal party around the Bridge of Lions, the happy couple made their way back to Casa Monica where guests awaited in the Flagler Ballroom. It was a perfect setting for their wedding reception. Magnificent decorations, breathtaking floral arrangements, lantern guest favors which also held the seating arrangements, opulent sweetheart table… everything was picture perfect.
No great cake cutting ceremony is complete without a knife, or in this case, Simran’s sword. While there were many Indian wedding traditions, we liked the “Lord of the Rings”. A fun wedding game ritual they played during the reception. Couples got to see who has the upper hand in the relationship by fishing out a ring from a dish of milk and rose petals.
What better way to end a dream wedding, than a sparkler exit down a cobble stone path. Guests along with the bride and groom departed on horse drawn carriages for an evening ride through historic downtown Saint Augustine, Florida. We were honored to have been chosen to photograph their special wedding and we loved that they couldn’t pick just one holiday greeting card. So they sent out a variety of all three festive photo cards wishing family and friends a wonderful year ahead!
Favorite Studios is your local Florida family beach photographer. These are pictures of the marvelous McCormick family who gathered in Amelia Island for some fun memories together. Jerry Favorite had the honor to photograph this great group of kids, parents and grandparents.
Amelia Island, Florida Family Beach Photographer + Photo Album
Blues and grays mixed with pretty patterns made for casual yet classy outfits. Florida’s natural environment of warm browns, greens and soft blues are picture perfect.
Trees like this great old oak, sand dunes and the Atlantic Ocean are a timeless backdrop and a perfect place to play and get lots of fun photos.
These pictures were used in their family photo album they received. Our “Favorite Portrait Package” is a great value, the best investment of any vacation. The photo package includes includes the session on location, photo gallery online, all high resolution adjusted images with print rights, plus a premium 20-page 8×8 photo album. An ideal way to always remember those most cherished family moments.
We just love to photograph amazing families all along our East Coast. From Amelia Island, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Saint Augustine Beach to on down to Palm Coast, and everything in between. Vilano Beach and Crescent Beach are two of our favorite beaches for family photos. If you’re looking for a little variety in addition to just beautiful sandy beaches, consider these two options. Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park in north Jacksonville by Mayport Naval Station offers wooded nature trails, a lake setting, a great beach walkover and sand dunes. Washington Oaks Gardens State Park south of River to Sea Preserve by Marineland has a lovely garden side and a beautiful beach side with coquina rocks. These family pictures were taken in the popular vacation destination of Amelia Island, Florida.
Southern Charm Wedding Photography by Favorite Studios | Photographers + Cinematographers
Everything is Better in the South | We’ve been updating some of the photos and videos on our website and realized we never did a blog post of Flannery and Rob’s Southern charm wedding photography.
Jerry and Karen Favorite LOVED traveling to beautiful Beaufort, South Carolina to capture their special day. There is something about a military wedding that you will always remember. From the camaraderie and solidarity, there’s such a powerful sense of togetherness, friendship and love. Especially down here in the South.
This was a simple yet elegant spring wedding. Their color scheme of soft white and royal blue with gold accents was perfect for a military wedding. Flannery’s bouquet of flowers included bright yellow daffodils, a favorite of her’s. The bride and bridesmaids had lovely hairpieces with a pretty peacock feather. The gorgeous but “no-frills” lace strapless gown was topped off with a vintage fascinator (AKA veil)… and check out these cute wedge TOMS (for the bride that wants to be comfortable in her wedding day shoes)!
We were at the Parish Church of St Helena outside shooting some bridal party pictures when we got a personal flyover. It was an awesome surprise. The rain even stopped after the ceremony so they were able to do the Navy Arch of Sabers as they exited. Love the kiss under the swords.
Rob (who was from Jacksonville) and Flannery (who was stationed in South Carolina) came on down to Saint Augustine for their engagement session. Even though the weather was a little chilly and overcast, they got some amazing engagement photos. Jerry even did this love story video with pictures and recording of how they first met. If you have three minutes, check it out! This was one of the first engagement videos we did, but it’s so adorable and shows how they are as a couple… “real” and simply, wonderfully in love.