Archive for the ‘The Wedding Day’ Category

Print Sale!

September 24th, 2013

My online galleries finally have a shiny new look!  Go check them out here. To celebrate, I’m having a sale! I don’t do sales very often, but for a limited time everything is 20% off, including all client online galleries! If you’ve ever been in front of my lens go visit your gallery at www.dawnmckinstry.smugmug.com to view […]

 

My online galleries finally have a shiny new look!  Go check them out here. To celebrate, I’m having a sale! I don’t do sales very often, but for a limited time everything is 20% off, including all client online galleries! If you’ve ever been in front of my lens go visit your gallery at www.dawnmckinstry.smugmug.com to view and order prints, downloads, and products for 20% off!  And feel free to forward this to friends and family, prints make great holiday gifts.  ;)

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Claire & Cameron – Tallahassee Wedding

September 5th, 2012

Earlier this year, I had the chance to second shoot for my friend Catherine (Woodland Fields Photography) at one of her weddings in Tallahassee.  The wedding ceremony was at the beautiful Trinity United Methodist Church and the reception was at the historic gem: Goodwood Museum & Gardens.  Claire & Cameron were married in a touching and personal ceremony, and their […]

 

Earlier this year, I had the chance to second shoot for my friend Catherine (Woodland Fields Photography) at one of her weddings in Tallahassee.  The wedding ceremony was at the beautiful Trinity United Methodist Church and the reception was at the historic gem: Goodwood Museum & Gardens.  Claire & Cameron were married in a touching and personal ceremony, and their reception was filled with many custom and personalized touches.  I loved the table settings of vintage glass, silver, and milk-glass.

bride and groom first dance

black and white bridesmaids

bride's reflection in mirror

custom wedding programs

custom wedding program with ribbon

bride with veil and green and white bouquet

bride and bridesmaids in garden

ringbearer in suspenders and bowtie in garden

methodist church wedding

Claire & Cameron wanted to include communion in their wedding ceremony.  I’ve seen it done before, but they personalized it by having their parents serve the bread and wine to their guests.  It allowed them to look each guest in the eye and connect with them.  It was a very touching and personalized detail.

communion during wedding ceremony

stained glass and altar at wedding

viburnum, rose, and hydrangea wedding bouquet

bride and groom at altar

bridesmaids in tan dresses

breaking bread with bride and groom

casual bridal party

lantern, milk-glass, flowers

simple, modern, white wedding cake

vintage silver wedding details

wedding reception cookie and milk bar

martini glass mashed potato bar

first dance at Goodwood Museum and Gardens

Carriage House at Goodwood Museum and Gardens

father-daughter dance at Goodwood Museum and Gardens

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Amanda & Alex – Golden Ocala Wedding

February 5th, 2012

Amanda & Alex were married at the beautiful Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club on a gorgeously mild winter evening.  I felt so honored to photograph their special day.  They have become wonderful friends, and their relationship was beautiful to photograph.  I have photographed Amanda a few times before, at their engagement session, Katelyn & Kyle’s Wedding, […]

 

Amanda & Alex were married at the beautiful Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club on a gorgeously mild winter evening.  I felt so honored to photograph their special day.  They have become wonderful friends, and their relationship was beautiful to photograph.  I have photographed Amanda a few times before, at their engagement session, Katelyn & Kyle’s Wedding, and a Graduation Session with her friends.

The combination of a gorgeous venue, and people who mean so much to me, resulted in way too many favorite images.

Enjoy!

blue heels and birdcage veil

blue shoes with sparkly heels

custom wedding invitations by Wedding Paper Divas

family tree with thumbprints

bride applying makeup

bride dressing in window light

bride with engagement ring holding water glass

While I was with the bride, my awesome second shooter, Naomi Chokr, captured the men getting ready.

groom putting on tux in window light

bride and bridesmaids dressing in dramatic light

groom putting on tuxedo

groom sitting in green chair

bride and her mother in window light

portrait of bride in window light

Amanda’s blue shoes were fabulous!

bride's blue high heels

bride with blue shoes and champagne

bridal blue wedding high heels

Sources:

Wedding Dress: Bridals by Marisa from Solutions Bridal Designer House

Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Venue: Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club

DJ: Florida Wedding DJs

Photobooth: Snap Shoot Photobooth

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Sonoko & Timothy’s Live Oak Wedding

June 18th, 2011

Timothy & Sonoko had a beautiful small wedding in the small town of Live Oak last week.  Sonoko’s family lives in Japan, so they decided to have two ceremonies, one in Timothy’s hometown of Live Oak, and one in Japan. I love the following series of Sonoko putting on her American bridal gown and feeling […]

 

Timothy & Sonoko had a beautiful small wedding in the small town of Live Oak last week.  Sonoko’s family lives in Japan, so they decided to have two ceremonies, one in Timothy’s hometown of Live Oak, and one in Japan.

Japanese bride putting on wedding dress

I love the following series of Sonoko putting on her American bridal gown and feeling the excitement of the moment.   :)

joyful bride bride feeling the anticipationbride feeling the excitement and happiness of her wedding day

Sonoko’s mom wore a beautiful traditional kimono for the wedding.  I loved their interaction as Sonoko was getting ready.

mother of the bride in kimonoJapanese mother of the bride seeing bride for the first time

Sonoko, you are stunning.

Japanese bride portrait

Timothy’s father is the priest and married Timothy and Sonoko that day.

Episcopal priest and groom under treesgroom seeing his bride for the first timebride and her father walking up the aisle of the Episcopal churchgroom, bride, and father of the bride at the altarbrother of the groom reading bible passage during Episcopal wedding ceremonypouring of the communion wine during Episcopal wedding ceremonybride and groom kneeling at the altar during Episcopal wedding ceremonywhite flower in bride's hairhappiness between bride and groom during wedding ceremonyEpiscopal blessing of the bridegroom looking adoringly at his bridenatural bridal portraitnatural light bride and groom portrait

Sonoko’s mother performed a beautiful traditional Japanese Fan Dance during the reception.

Japanese fan dance

bride and groom first dance

Sonoko changed into a gorgeous Japanese kimono before the toasts.

father of the bride toastmother of the bride wearing a kimono during toastsbride in kimono and groom react to toastsbride wearing kimono and groom during toastscute flower girl during toasts

bride dancing and partying during receptionwedding reception dancing using off camera flashbride and groom dancing using off camera flash

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Amber & Kevin – St. Augustine Wedding Photographer

December 13th, 2010

Sunday afternoon weddings have a certain appeal to me.  They are often laid back and have a more intimate feel. Amber & Kevin were married on a Sunday afternoon at The White Room in Saint Augustine, Florida.  The ceremony was small and beautiful, while the reception was a great party with incredible food (french toast […]

 

Sunday afternoon weddings have a certain appeal to me.  They are often laid back and have a more intimate feel. Amber & Kevin were married on a Sunday afternoon at The White Room in Saint Augustine, Florida.  The ceremony was small and beautiful, while the reception was a great party with incredible food (french toast and bacon? yes please!).  They even rented a horse and carriage to ride off in from the reception.  To which, at Amber’s request, we rode around Saint Augustine for some portrait time with just the two of them.  Stay tuned for a peek at those!

pink and white bridal bouquet

bride dressingmother of bride and maid of honor helping bridemother of bride helping put on garter

Amber’s maid of honor was her sister, Andrea, who’s wedding I shot in the spring of this year. Hi Andrea!

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