ROSE, WHITE, AND SILVER WEDDING| NATALIE + WADE | OYSTER BAY YACHT CLUB, FERNANDINA BEACH, FL

Over two years ago, Wade and Natalie were introduced by mutual friends over Thai food. After ear to ear smiles, countless laughs, and getting to know each other for almost two years, Wade took Natalie on a romantic excursion to the Florida Keys. They both love spending time on and around the water, so this tropical vacation was a dream come true! On the trip, Wade had planned a special snorkeling trip for the day. While snorkeling, Wade asked Natalie to head back to the boat with him to get the Go Pro so they could capture their underwater adventure. As Natalie started swimming under water to catch up, she saw that Wade was already under water, holding a ring box in one hand, and the Go Pro in another. In the warm waters of Key West they got engaged!

On their big day, Wade and Natalie were surrounded by loving friends and family at their ceremony and reception at the Oyster Bay Yacht Club. Here is their their beautiful blush, white, and silver wedding.

Dress: Love Bridal Boutique

Wedding Coordinator: Coastal Coordinating

Cake: Bliss Cakery

Florist: Anything With Plants & Flowers

DJ/Band: Y Entertainment Djs

Catering and Venue: Oyster Bay Yacht Club

Videographer: Nick Leonard Creative

Hair: Hair Peace

Makeup: Studio Bride

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Engagment Photos – Abby & Jacob – St. Augustine FL

Being a portrait photographer truly brings me so much joy. From capturing weddings, engagements, family sessions, or any milestone in life is always an honor to be entrusted to capture the moments. There’s just somethings about being allowed to capture a love story and paint 1000 words through an image.

Abby and Jacob drove in from Gainesville for their St. Augustine engagement session. We had talked over facetime but hadn’t officially met. Within ten minutes I felt as though they were long lost friends. I found myself smiling behind my camera (as I so often do) as I captured them while they told me their love story. I always ask for every last detail of the story which always inspires the way I capture a couple. To watch them laugh and to hear both of their prospectives as to how the proposal happened just gave me another glimpse into their story. And once again, as I edited the photos I sat at my desk smiling, watching their love shine through in the photos.

It’s more than capturing photos, being a photographer and telling a story. It’s capturing a day, a season, and cherishing the moments. And if a picture paints 1000 words, then goodness, get ready to “read” because it was hard to narrow down my favorites from this engagement session.
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MAKING MEMORIES | FAMILY PORTRAITS | JACKSONVILLE, FL

Let’s go back to the days where jumping on the bed would be the greatest highlight of the day! To see the world through the joy of a child is such a beautiful perspective.

I love capturing family photos, photos of children, and every season of life. The perfectly posed photos are adorable but there’s just something about the personality photos that truly steal my heart. Let’s cherish the simple joys of each season of life.

Here’s to the parents with their hands full! I’ve never been a mom but every day I respect parents more and more. It’s a sacrifice and a love that I know is tough to put into words. But hopefully photos can paint the thousand words that come to mind. Enjoy the kisses, the tickles, the giggles and your hands being absolutely full because this season will pass too quickly! Cherish the moments, make the memories, and capture them so you can enjoy the photos forever.
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A NAPA INSPIRED WEDDING | MELISSA + TYLER | SAN JOSE COUNTRY CLUB, JACKSONVILLE, FL

My heart melted when I found out that Melissa and Tyler were high school sweet hearts! I think it is so rare and beautiful when two people can love each other and grow together through so many young life milestones. From the moment I met these two, I was struck by how in love they were with one another, and how strong their connection was. From the engagement story to their wedding day, Melissa and Tyler are truly beautiful inside and out!

Their story started in eleventh grade in anatomy class when a mutual friend introduced them to one another. From that day forward, the two were inseparable. From pizza dates at Mellow Mushroom, to trading burnt CDs Melissa and Tyler knew that their connection was different! After growing together and falling in love for over ten years, Tyler planned a romantic trip to Napa Valley. This trip would change both of their lives. Their story is much better told in their own words rather than mine:
“We were two days into an incredibly fun trip to Napa Valley, and to my surprise Tyler had spent months planning to make 10/30/15 the best day of my life. We arrived at Kuleto Estate Vineyard and I noticed there was no one around, but we were there early and I thought, ‘wow we have the whole place to ourselves.’ As our tour guide greeted us, she casually pointed and said, “That is Janna from Napa Life Magazine, she is here to photograph the vineyard for her magazine, do you mind if she joins us?”. I said of course not, as long as I wasn’t in the pictures, I wasn’t photo- ready! The tour was fun, and seemed normal until we reached the most amazing peak overlooking the entire valley and Tyler reached for my hands. After 3,961 days of loving each other, I was going to make my favorite person in the entire world my husband. We don’t remember exactly what he said when he asked me to marry him, but once we embraced he whispered, ‘oh and that photographer is here for us, and I rented out the whole vineyard.'”
Getting to know Melissa and Tyler has been an absolute treat and sharing their beautiful wedding was truly a highlight of my year!

Dress: Love Bridal Boutique
Wedding Coordinator: Weddings by Cindy
Cake: Angie’s Cakes Etc.
Florist: Wilsons Limited Inc.
DJ/Band: Footloose Entertainment
Videographer: JAX Video
Hair: Saskia Penland
Makeup: Beautiful Faces by Erin

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Sarahdipity Explores

My passion, second to photography, is travel. My career as a photographer has given me the opportunity to travel around the globe and capture all different kinds of people, places, and brands. When I walk out of the airport into a new city, my imagination goes wild, conceptualizing all the experiences I will capture. Getting to know the people in each new city I visit and being able to capture a moment in time is so special to me. I love visiting a new place and getting to illustrate the mood and feeling of a city and its people. I’ve been slacking in the blogging realm and sharing these experiences with the world, so here’s to catching up and sharing about a few of my more recent trips.

In January I traveled to Miami with fashion blogger Shop Dandy. The tropical colors of the city jumped out at me screaming that this city was vibrant and alive. As we arrived in Miami we set out to explore the Wynwood Walls and a good friend of mine met us there and joined in on the adventure. The vivid urban graffiti was like nothing I had ever photographed before and was the perfect backdrop for some stunning photos! Our stay at the Washington Park Boutique Hotel was relaxing, luxurious, and the location was perfect for exploring South Beach sites! With each person I met and excursion I went on, it became more and more apparent that this beautiful city never slept, and contained some contagious artistic passion.

Last year, on a trip to the Dutch Caribbean Island of Curaçao, the colonial pantone colored buildings, the invariably blue skies, and the friendly people bounded out of every photo I took. In Curaçao we started our adventure at the Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort Curaçao where we lounged in cabanas, sprinkled across white sandy beaches, and enjoyed the local cuisine rich in seafood. From there we ventured out for an all-day sailing trip where a couple Curaçao locals showed us the bluest waters and stunning snorkeling lagoons. The trip reminded me how much I love to explore new places and how, with each trip, I feel inspired and creative!

It was with these trips and many more that I decided to launch a new Instagram channel in order to share all of my adventures and travel photography! You can now follow along @SarahdipityExplores as I travel across the globe capturing beautiful couples, @ShopDandy, brands, and more! Check out a sneak peek below of travel photography that I have never had the opportunity to share!

Miami Trip

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