Beautiful Bowing Oaks Plantation | Favorite Studios Wedding Photographers
Picture Perfect Country Wedding Venue | We are in the mist of designing Dana & Brian’s lovely wedding album. As it brings us back to their magical day at Bowing Oaks Plantation in Jacksonville, we just had to share a few of our favorite pictures.
We love the Southern charm, country elegance and modern convenience of Bowing Oaks Plantation. Brian and Dana had their ceremony in the rustic outdoor pavilion… a lovely spot for their wedding vows.
Dana’s wedding gown was gorgeous and looked amazing handing from Bowing Oaks’ large mirror just outside their Dogwood dressing room. And Dana looks absolutely radiant on her wedding day. We loved the soft pastel colors accented with black mixed with a vintage style that was both comfortable and elegant.
Jerry and Karen Favorite had a blast being Brian and Dana’s Bowing Oaks Plantation wedding photographer. Coastal Coordinating did an amazing job making their day magical and just to their unique style. Check out this amazing wedding cake by Alley Cakes, stunning flowers by Anything with Plants & Flowers, and beautiful invitations and “Thank You” place cards from The Write Touch.
Want to see more photos? Please check out “Dana + Brian – Bowing Oaks Plantation” highlight article posted by Coastal Coordinating.
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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The Rodey family from Maryland traveled to Florida for their summer vacation and was looking for a St Augustine family beach photographer. We are so happy they found Favorite Photography and chose us to capture their memories.
Saint Augustine Beach Photos + Family Album
With three children, plus spouses and a total of 5 grandkids all traveling from around the U.S., scheduling a family photo session is a great way to remember this special time. Plus it’s lots of fun taking pictures on the beach!
Blues, greens, pinks and coral colors looked wonderful in the beach photos. Each family coordinated their outfits without being to matchy-matchy. Mixing solids with pretty patterns is a nice way to create balance when picking out the wardrobe for your family portrait. Natural white beach sand, soft greens and tans of the sea oats and blues of the ocean waves and sky are a perfect backdrop.
We love photographing outside, especially during the golden hour. Because as the sun is setting, we get most beautiful natural light on the beach. Plus it tends to be a tad bit cooler in the early evening, with a nice breeze… and we’ll take all the help we can to beat a little summer heat and intense sunshine.
Finally, what better way to preserve these cherished moments at the beach than with one of our premier family photo albums. Our custom made albums are made with ultra thick pages, archival photographic printing and hard bound cover. They are a durable, Italian flush-mount style that lays flat when opened. We have a variety of cover materials used in a traditional book binding process. Made to last for generations. Families love these keepsake albums. Forever reminder of their St Augustine, Florida vacation and precious time with loved ones.
Here is a sample of some of our Favorite Photography photo album cover materials. Either a gray linen, natural linen, soft metallic silver, brown leather, black leather, off-white textured or country-chic burlap.
Southern Country Wishing Well Barn Wedding Photographer
Tiffany + Nick Say “I Do!” | Perfect Spring Wedding Celebration
It was a pleasure being a Wishing Well Barn wedding photographer in Plant City, Florida for Tiffany and Nick’s special day. This lovely location is a rustic yet romantic event venue for an outdoor country wedding ceremony, blueberry fields, farm and open barn for dancing and dining during the reception.
Southern charm was bountiful with a bright, shabby-chic decor and authentic barn in Hillsborough County. Country flower arrangements with mason jars filled with cut lemons, yellow flowers, greenery and soft baby’s breath. Loved the open fields, tall sunflowers, rustic details, elegant but country-casual table settings with burlap runners and details of lace, warm ivory, weathered woods, festive lights and twinkling chandeliers.
Tiffany and Nick are an adventurous, outdoorsy couple and the Wishing Well Barn was their dream wedding location. They had their first look by the farm yard fence with a row of majestic sunflowers. The bright sunlight streaming through tree leaves created a beautiful, natural setting. It was a picture perfect spring day to get married!
Tiffany’s 5-star photography review on WeddingWire was simply put and down-to-earth (just like this great couple), “Easy & pleasant to work with. Took a ton of engagement photos and even more wedding photos! All pictures were great, made it hard to choose favorites! Great ‘problem’ to have.” And on our Favorite Photography Facebook page posted, “Karen traveled 3 hours to shoot my wedding. My pics are posted and there a SOOO many good ones, my family, friends, husband & I, can’t decide which is our favorite! I seriously love them all! I’ve been reliving the day and the pictures bring a smile to my face each time I scroll through! Great job Karen!”
Ashley + Jamie | Hammock Beach Resort, Palm Coast Wedding Photos from their Romantic Destination Ceremony + Reception
The Hammock Beach is a stunning venue and was just perfect for their wedding celebration.
Thinking of having a destination wedding in Florida? Here is some wonderful insight and personal testimony from the bride: “Planning a destination wedding can be tough – but being in the hospitality business, my current husband and I were up to the challenge. After reading and comparing several vendor reviews on-line, we came across Favorite Photography who had consistently high ratings and reasonably priced packages. After trading a few e-mails with them, we were able to create a custom package which fit not only our needs but our budget as well. Their quick responsiveness and flexibility was going to be important in the planning of our big day and we wanted them to capture all of the special moments of our wedding day.
A few months following signing our contract we were able to travel to FL for an engagement photo session. We met Karen in downtown St. Augustine and spent the next 2-3 hours walking the quaint streets and historical locations of the area. Our pictures were wonderful and we still cherish that afternoon. Based on that experience we knew we were in good hands and our wedding day photography was going to be everything we wanted and probably more.
As many brides will tell you, most of the day is a blur and the only way you will be able to remember all of the things that happened are through your pictures. Well, they are right and thank goodness for Favorite Photography! Karen and Jerry certainly did not disappoint on our big day. They both arrived early and begin taking pictures of the many details we had included in our special day. About 3.5 weeks after the wedding, I received an e-mail stating that 2,233 photos were waiting in an on-line gallery for my review. After (2) nights of reviewing the photos I became (and still am) obsessed with the photos! They are without a doubt the most wonderful images I have ever laid my eyes on. This dynamic duo truly captured every moment including all of the things that we didn’t know happened and we never knew they were there.
My husband and I recently celebrated the holiday season with our families and we shared our photos with them. While all of the planning and execution of details was handled by other professionals, Favorite Photography captured every detail and we cannot thank them enough for all of their hard work that evening.” – Ashley
Check out pictures from: Ashley and Jamie’s engagement session around beautiful, historic downtown Saint Augustine!
Jerry had the pleasure and honor to photograph Shequila and Marcus’ lovely downtown St Augustine family photos. The kids are super cute and so much fun… what a blessing!
Historic St Augustine is a photographer’s dream – full of character, textures and colors for the most beautiful backdrops. We enjoy shooting around the big Castillo de San Marcos fort, along the intracoastal waterway on down towards the boat docks and Bridge of Lions, and over to the landmark carousel.
In addition to taking Shequila and Marcus’ family pictures, Jerry photographed their engagement session in Saint Augustine, then together with Karen, captured their beautiful Amelia Island wedding with both photography and videography.
Following a couple’s happy journey is amazing and stays with us forever.
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:
December Holiday Wedding | Jacksonville Cummer Museum Photographers
Samantha + Will | A Romantic Starlit Wedding
Sam and Will are such a fun couple and a pleasure to work with! Their love and energy radiates so brightly. This lovely December wedding with elegant blues and silver made a perfect theme set in the beautiful Cummer Museum.
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida is a stunning event venue for an outdoor wedding ceremony in their historic garden featuring reflecting pools, fountains, arbors, and majestic oak tree. Inside, the art galleries holding one of the finest art collections, offer fabulous photo opportunities and a large banquet room perfect for any size reception.
See photos from their engagement session around Downtown Jacksonville and hear about their love story… how they met and the proposal in our video:
When you’re WILD in LOVE with someone, what better way then to get married at the ZOO… And we love being a Jacksonville Zoo wedding photographer!
The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is a beautiful venue with an endless variety of backgrounds for a romantic and unique wedding.
Ashley + Devin | A Stunning Ceremony & Reception to Remember
It’s hard to believe Ashley and Devin are about to have their one-year anniversary… it’s seems like just last week! These pictures take us back to their amazing wedding event. They are such a radiant couple and it was a pleasure to photograph this special time in their life.
We started with a wet, but wonderful engagement photo session at the Jacksonville Zoo which Ashley used for her save-the-date cards. When the big event finally arrived, the wedding weekend began with a festive “Welcome Reception” at River City Brewing Company and ended with a lovely “Farewell Brunch” at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse off Jacksonville’s beautiful St Johns River. And in the middle was this most fabulous wedding at the Zoo and Gardens. Favorite Photography was on hand to capture the non-stop wedding bliss.
Ashley’s dress was stunning and the pop of pink she used in her flowers and details was a perfect accent color. The natural shades and vibrant pinks looked lovely against all the greens of the Zoo’s botanical gardens.
The subtle hints of wild animal prints capped off their zoo theme in a fun yet elegant way.
Devin and Ashley did a “First Look” so they could enjoy exploring the zoo with their bridal party. It also help them eliminate some of those pre-ceremony jitters and gave them plenty of time for formal (and FUN) photos!
We truly love being wedding photographers and words can not express how joyous these moments are, but feel our work comes pretty darn close to capturing the emotions perfectly.
We are so thankful to work with such amazing people and appreciate their feedback, like this review on WeddingWire: “Favorite Photography was beyond amazing throughout the entire process of my wedding. My engagement photos, and then three different wedding events a year later (Welcome Reception, Wedding Day, Farewell Brunch) were all captured using this team. I still can’t believe how many pictures I have to sort through to choose the ones for my wedding album – that’s a great problem, to have too many photos to choose from! Their prints are extremely high quality, and I HIGHLY recommend purchasing proofing albums to help you in your selection for the main wedding album. These proofing albums also allow you to have every single picture taken in one place, at your fingerprints! They have been NEEDED in pouring over my pictures. I’d refer Favorite Photography to any of my friends…their professionalism and photography skills cannot be beat!” – Ashley
Many thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Sivels for choosing us to be your photographers and congratulations on your anniversary!
Jacksonville Zoo Wedding Photographers: Jerry & Karen Favorite
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