I met Ashley in a salon chair when she was doing my hair and we became fast friends. So, of course, I was thrilled when she entrusted me to photograph her big day. Ashley and Justin live in Jacksonville but their wedding actually took place about 2.5 hours south in St...
Ashley and Rich’s Jacksonville Beach Wedding
One of my favorite parts of being a photographer is getting to watch families grow. There are few other professions in the world where you get to be a part of so many life-changing moments throughout a person’s life. I originally met Ashley and Rich for a maternity session a couple of years ago. Ashley came to me a few days before she had Myla and created stunning maternity photos with me. Then came back for newborn photos!
Imagine how touched I was when they reached back out to me a couple of years later to photograph their gorgeous Jacksonville Beach Wedding. I couldn’t wait to see sweet little Myla – news flash, she is the cutest thing in the whole world and basically stole the show all wedding day long. Sorry, mom!
Getting married on a public beach can always be a little risky. You never know who could show up in the background. Despite being a bit crowded that day, the beach did eventually clear out for wedidng photos and, bonus, the weather was gorgeous.
The bride and groom celebrated their wedding reception at Coastal Occasions where they did some of the coolest things I’ve ever seen including these long community tables. The also had a grazing table, which I’ve never seen before and it was like my favorite thing in the whole world. If anyone watches my insta you know the food and the wine are like, 1/8th the reason I do this-ha. So a grazing table was right up my alley! Brie cheese ALLL DAYYY!
Thank you so much, Ashley and Rich, for trusting me to document these moments for you and allowing me to be apart of yet another beautiful chapter in your life.
Ceremony: Oceanfront Park| Reception: Coastal Occasions at Casa Bella Village | Catering: The Bearded Pig BBQ | Florist: Dottie Grey | DJ: dj levi | Bartender: Elite Bartending | Cake: CaliCake | Hair: Styled by April | Makeup: The Porcelain Bride | Grazing Table: The Board Grazer | 2nd Photographer: Jamie Money Photography | Wedding Dress: L’amour by Calla Blanche at Beauty Within : A Bridal Boutique
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