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the wedding planning going? Any closer to selecting your vendors?
I'd love to chat about your wedding! If you'd like to meet
I have a few appointments open. Shoot me a message if you'd
like to set up a time! I'll be in Jacksonville today, St.
Augustine Saturday, and in Orlando Monday. I'll also be at
The Beautiful Bride Bridal show on October 6th.
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little B&W love :)
can't wait to share some more teasers from NYC Bridal fashion
week- they are being published so I can only share a select
few. Let me just say I was blown away and can't wait for next
loved the detail on this Ines Di Santo gown- the detail was
chance to meet me before my bridal show special expires! I
have appointments open on Saturday from 12-3, and one night
appointment at 7pm. The rest of the day is booked, and wedding
dates are booking fast! I'd love to meet to hear more about
your wedding :) email
recently had the honor to showcase some of Terry from Save
the Date's designs. She had two showcase tables at the
PWG bridal show and she asked me to take some photos for her.
I love being able to show off her hard work and creative ideas.
Here are a few from that morning, and I will post more soon.
I LOVED her ice table, she had snow and all! I loved the silver
linen and the sashes (on the Chair
Affair's silver and clear Chiavari chairs), and how the
stationary matched so well! The following vendors came together
to make her tables possible:
Blossom Stationary and Invitation Studio
I just found a new favorite place to shoot! I met Kendra and
Brett for their engagement photos, and they had such cool
ideas. They brought a record player and some sweet vinyls,
and we did a little picnic setting. I'll show those soon,
but first, here are a few from their session! Her ring is
so pretty and unique!
Brides- we have FREE tickets for you for the bridal show on
Sunday! We would love meet you!
HERE to dowload and print your ticket.
you can meet my team Sept 9th also at UNF at the Premier
Wedding Expo. I have free tickets if you'd like one, just
email me before 9/7/12 (to set up a time to pick up the ticket)
here for discounted tickets.
Orlando show will have awesome vendors like A
Chair Affair, Sweet
Maralyn's chocolates, Our
DJ Rocks and even a belly dance performance by Carrara
get a chance to meet me earlier this month at UCF? I'm always
happy to meet anytime, but if you have other vendors to check
off your list, bridal shows are a great way to do so. You
have a few more chances to meet with me at a show in September.
See my work and meet my team in Orlando 12-4 on Sept 9th at
the 19th annual Minerva's and Beautiful Bride show at theInternational
Plams Resort and Conference Center.
for Orlando here!
you can meet me and my team Sept 9th at UNF at the Premier
Wedding Expo. I have free tickets if you'd like one, just
email me before 9/3/12 or register
here for discounted tickets.
are two teasers from the PUG shoot I organized, LOVE the uplighting
on the cake suspension! Can't wait to tell you all about the
vendors that made it possible!
of the fun things about the family session was that I got
to shoot with my favorite second shooter- my Mom! She is in
town and I love that we can share the same passions together
:) She is quite the baby whisperer!
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for some cuteness! Check out Baby E dipping her toes in the
ocean! I loved this session, it was for a family who was in
town on vacation and was a perfect way to end their stay with
some fun memories on the beach.
love this album spread from Lauren and Andy's wedding at the
They were just hanging out on the bridge having a moment.
I love the one on the left side where they were cracking up.
Shooting in St. Augustine is so fun, there are so many photo
got the chance to shoot at an Indian Bridal Expo- the colors
were amazing! I loved the intricate designs, and sparkle!
Krysta and Adrian! They are getting married in December after
Adrian returns from his deployment. He leaves very soon, so
it was really special to be able to shoot these images for
them both to have when they are apart. They were so cute together,
and did you know they are high school sweethearts?
bridal magazines do you use to plan your wedding? Check out
our new design for our "Central Florida Bride" ad.
If you scan one of our tags, you'll get a discount at booking!
cannot wait to share the rest of these images! Misty Miotto
hosted a lighting workshop that let me try out a few new techniques,
it was super fun! This was from Gian Carlo's section. I've
worked with Gian on a few of my weddings and he's awesome
to shoot with! See that red wall- that was from Kristen's
(Our DJ Rocks) awesome uplighting and wall wash! Lighting
really sets the mood ;)
to have a little fun at your reception? How about a photo
booth for your guests? These two had a blast at the Weddings
around the World bridal show at the Florida hotel. They were
models in the fashion show, but weren't afraid to let loose
back stage ;)
the back of this dress amazing?! I shot this at the Jax PWG
bridal show, I loved the details of this dress.
love to speak to you about capturing your wedding memories!
Looking to go to a bridal show? Shoot me a message and I'll
send you a free bridal show ticket to the March 18th Bridal
show at The Florida Hotel in Orlando. If bridal shows aren't
your thing, lets grab a coffee and you can look over the albums
at your own pace.
going to be in Orlando? I have appointments open in Jacksonville
the weekends of March 24th and 31st. Want to meet someplace
in the middle? I don't have any problem meeting in the middle!
I love what I do, and would love to have you in front of my
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in Jacksonville this past January, we had a bridal shoot at
the Wine Cellar with some beautiful brides for the day and
the pictures are simply breathtaking. The outside courtyard
gave us such a rustic, old time feel and Yvonne had such a
classic beauty about her that we felt like we were swept back
to Italy! The off the shoulder dress was decorated with lace
accents and it hugged the body elegantly. All this style needed
was just a touch of jewelry so the earrings was all Yvonne
needed to make this ensemble work.
was wonderful showcasing the beautiful dresses, and awesome
venue. The wine cellar would be perfect for a rehearsal dinner,
reception, and even an intimate ceremony. Their award-winning
cuisine and wine pairings will delight your taste buds for
a night you won't forget.
Wedding dress by Black
Location Wine Cellar
Hair by Kimber Valera of Elite
Make up by Jordan
Assisted by Jamie and Brian Johnson
15th, 2012 - Day after Valentine's Giveaway!
our awesome promo shoot with Renew Studios? The owner, Sarah
is giving away one of the awesome jewlery sets we featured.
This is perfect for a gift for someone special, or yourself!
Your chances are great to win, all you have to do is like
us both on facebook and email your entry to Info@clearlyinfocus.com
In Focus FACEBOOK
don't forget about the bridal showcase at the Heaven Event
Center tomorrow 2/16 from 5pm-9pm, we'd love to meet you!)
This contest is in no way affiliated with Facebook and your
entry is via email. (I will not keep your email after the
1st, 2012 - Lauren and Keith
are a few more favorites from this perfect beach wedding.
Scroll down for some more sunset ones!
28th, 2012 - 2 chances in Feb to meet us at a bridal show!
two shows were so awesome in January, that we are doing it
again in February~
is the flyer for the Showcase 2/16 at the Heaven Event Center.
Photo by Adrienne :)
will be amazing vendors there and Brides get free admission-
so what are you waiting for? Pre-register HERE!
27th, 2012 - Bridal shows, fashion shoots and "Wicked"
- OH MY!
month has been crazy busy with 2 collaboration shoots, 2 Bridal
fashion show shoots, meetings and editing. We also squeezed
in an awesome night in Jacksonville to see Wicked- WHICH WAS
post and credits coming soon, but in the meantime, here is
some eye candy shot by Adrienne.
9th, 2012 - Were you at the Daytona bridal show yesterday?
The bridal show was packed! Great way to start off your wedding
planning. Wanted to share a photo of my favorite dress! We've
seen hundreds of wedding dresses, but have never had a surprise
like we did at the fashion show! This is a stunning dress,
but also versatile! (We'll tell you why soon!). If you met
us yesterday, don't forget to make your appointment to secure
your special bridal show pricing! We met with over 100 brides,
and we'll be booking fast!
Dress by: Stetson
Flower and Wedding Boutique
6th, 2012 Happy New Year!
I am super excited about this year and what 2012 will bring!
I can't wait to meet you ;)
is a little teaser for Jen- she rocked her dress in St. Augustine!
5th, 2012 - Two Chances in January to meet us at bridal shows!
love meeting new couples! You can always ask for an in person,
phone or skype meeting- but this month you have two extra
fun ways to get to know me, and my second shooters and see
more of my work. This Sunday we'll be at the Daytona beach
Resort for the Perfect Wedding Guide winter bridal show. The
following weekend we'll also be at the January 15th PWG Bridal
show at the Jacksonville Public Library. Don't forget to enter
our drawing for a chance to win an engagement shoot (only
facebook and blog readers get to enter - by asking at the
show). Bridal shows are a fun way to get to know vendors and
see the latest trends in wedding design. I love meeting you
all face to face, but as an added incentive- we have special
bridal show pricing if you book a wedding within 2 weeks of
the show! Please email
today for more info!
3rd, 2011 -Images For a Cure shoots!
you hear? Photographers from around the world are combining
their talents to raise money for The Breast Cancer Research
Foundation through Images
for a Cure, a campaign that allows creativity to help
fight a deadly disease. Clearly In Focus Photography will
be setting up photo sessions in Jacksonville, Orlando, and
Daytona, where you can get awesome photos while raising money
for a good cause! 100% of the session fees are directly donated
to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Sessions can be anything from family portraits, headshots,
holiday photos, engagement, or a “just because”
session! Our Jacksonville sessions are going to be December
9th-11th and are limited. Please email
today for more info- and to set up a session.
1st, 2011 -Renew Studios Inspiration Shoot
Studios is starting a Bridal collection and we had the
privilege to photograph some of their custom jewelry in St
Augustine. Sarah Simpson is the creative genius behind some
really neat custom pieces, you should check her site out!
Perfect gift for yourself or for a stylish friend this holiday
28th , 2011 -Central Florida PUG!
Central Florida PUG hosted a killer Halloween/Thanksgiving
shoot last month. The styling was amazing and the location
was so cool! The PUG allows me to sharpen and learn new techniques
and get a little creative buzz :) Special thanks to Beaute
Special, Misty Miotto, and the Central FL PUG family! Styling
was by Misty Miotto & Amalie Orrange, Models Christina
Medina, Laurenth Vanessa Veloz & Emelly Joe, Make up and
Hair by Beaute Speciale, Location by Joe Crawford. Big thanks
to all involved!
27th, 2011 -Daytona Beach Engagement!
facebook has more from this shoot, but wanted to post this
fun jumping photo. I have gotten several requests over the
past few months to capture the couple "jumping"
for joy- so here's one of Karishma and her Fiance- who won
an engagement shoot at the Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal show.
They said they wanted to jump "like in the Toyota commercial",
did they do it right?
22nd, 2011 -Clearwater Wedding!
next Wedding brought us to Clearwater, FL for Lauren and Keith's
beach wedding. It was full of family, fun, sun, and a bit
of wind ;) We were treated to the most amazing sunset, it
just kept getting better and better! Started with a beautiful
orange hue that went to red, and then a deep purple. We were
all in awe! Can't wait to post more!
18th, 2011 -Daytona, St. Augustine and Clearwater Weddings!
are a few teasers of what has kept us busy the past few months.
We are in the process of switching blog platforms so these
are just highlights. The full posts will be out with the unveiling
of our new blog. Our first couple was Shannon and Ryan, and
they got married at the Tavern
and Chapel in the Garden in Port Orange, FL. They had
a really cool location, and got to take advantage of a Chapel
wedding (thank goodness since it had a/c and it was super
was a super busy travel month, with shoots in NY, MA, WI and
NC. I had so much time to think about new ideas, and how as
a whole CIF has grown. I'm very thankful for what I have been
able to experience in the past 6 years, and excited for what
the future will bring. While sitting on the plane talking
to one of my seatmates, while flying from Orlando to Albany,
a fun idea was born. I was talking about all the diverse shoots
I would be doing, and all the states I'd be visiting. At the
time, I had an editorial, a concept shoot, a wedding, a sled
dog team portrait, a waterski shoot and a maternity shoot.
She made the comment that while I do specialize in weddings,
it seems I do a variety of other shoots, and that my life
sounded a bit unique. I think she used the word crazy, but
I like to think of it as crazy fun ;) Because of all the travel,
she had a great idea to document and do little video segments
with the catchphrase "where's the shoot?!". I'm
not one to be in front of the camera (and talk?!) but it sounded
like a great idea, and maybe one day could be a hit TV show
(I like to dream big lol). But for now, I'll be putting together
more of a "day in the life" documentary clips that
tell a little about what I am doing, where I am doing it,
and WHY :) Stay tuned!
meet and greets this Saturday in Jacksonville, Sunday in Daytona
and then Orlando Tuesday. Email
to pick your time!
1st, 2011 - Brit and Ian - Day after shoot - Amsterdam, NY
"Day after shoots"! It is such a laid back relaxed
way to get some awesome shots, without the hustle and bustle
that comes with the wedding day. It's a low stress fun shoot,
that I recommend to all my couples! Brit is a friend of one
of my FL November Brides, and they grew up in upstate NY.
The stars aligned and I was able to shoot Brit and Ian while
I was in NY for other sessions and to visit family. The session
was on their family property which was a photographers dream,
with ponds, fields, rock fences and beautiful trees. I love
shooting outside of FL to get a change of scenery and I was
so lucky to be able to shoot these two with such a scenic
backdrop. Fun fact, the tall pine trees (the row we shot in
between) were planted when Ian was born- how cool is that!.
I also got to shoot with my Mom assisting me, which is always
a treat :) The last wedding we shot was in December so, it
had been a while!
30th , 2011 - Sarah and Tim - Wedding -Milwaukee, WI
was such a memorable wedding, from the couple, the family,
the details, to the venue (and its transformation), and how
I'll never forget such wonderful family hospitality. The one
thing no one could quite remember was how Tim and I actually
met. I knew we had gone to the same school, had a few mutual
friends, had been facebook friends for a while, but never
could pin down where/when we met. Finally came up with that
we must have done a Human Factors project along the way together
or had a class together...took me a while to make that connection
because he currently is flying. (I didn't fly at ERAU). Anyway,
it was such an honor to be able to capture their wedding memories
and experience their wedding weekend with them. I'll do a
full post soon, because there are several people to thank
and vendors to credit :) But, I wanted to start with Thanking
Tim and Sarah for having me along for the ride!
of July! Not only do we get to celebrate our independence I
get to do a little happy dance about my first unsolicited blog
feature! Alicia emailed me after seeing the photos on facebook
(and couldn't get them out of her head!). It couldn't have happened
to a better family or with a better blog either! Jodi and Jeremy
got married on Dec 30th on his two week leave from the ARMY.
Before that I got to know his family through several portrait
sessions. It was a great way for them to stay in touch- plus
with how fast kids grow up, (they have 5!) photos are a great
way to keep connected. The blog that featured the session was
The Charity Wedding
. Could not have been a better blog, because it rings so true
to what I believe in. As you know I am very involved in the
community and sharing my time and talents. I regularly volunteer
teaching the disabled how to waterski though UCANSki2, and this
year I'll be again participating in the Images
For a Cure event (where session fees are donated to The
Breast Cancer Research Foundation). I love all the ideas on
her blog, and how the idea came about. It is great seeing all
the different ways people can make a difference for others.
Anyway- thank you to Jeremy and his family (and everyone else
who serves) for protecting our freedoms! Also thank you to Alicia
for the feature! A few teasers below, but head on over to the
Charity Wedding's page
for the rest.
on vacation! We'll sort of :) I always like to shoot anywhere
I can, and this time my travels bring me to a family vacation
in Gilford NH. Britt and Eileen were my willing models today,
and while the weather didn't fully cooperate, we made the best
of it. It was great shooting with my Mom again, if she lets
me, I'll feature some of her images too :) Here are two teasers,
and will edit some more when things slow down in September.
Also- stay tuned for another feature of Eileen and an exciting
and Jimmy got married yesterday in St. Augustine- Congratulations!
Their reception was at the Casa Monica and they had so many
special touches- the family owns a custom landscaping business
and they did all the centerpeices and decor out on the pool
deck, it looked great! We had a fun time going around the historic
district taking photos, and here are a few teasers! I loved
Julienne's dress and bridesmaids colors! The guava was such
a fun color, and is becoming very popular!
Ashley and Lucas! Your wedding was beautiful yesterday at Masion
and Jardin, and it was wonderful getting to know your family.
You are truly blessed :) Here are a few teasers!
love when I get referrals! Krista's mom (Kandi) was the officiant
at my October 2nd Jacksonville Wedding (Michelle and Caleb)
and her sister was in the bridal party. These two familes and
their friends are so fun to work with! It was great to see them
again! Krista and Trevor got married in Ponte Verdra Beach,
at a private beachfront residence. It was such a great place!
Their guests watched the beach ceremony from the house balcony-
they had a birds eye view! The ocean is always a great backdrop,
but it was an absolutely perfect day. Not too hot, with just
enough breeze to have her veil do that pretty flutter ;) Here
are some preview pictures!
wedding was to die for! It was held at the Jacksonville Zoo,
and had so many personal touches. I loved the handmade brooch
bouquet, and the cake topper. It was made to look just like
them!! They danced the night away in the Range of the Jaguars,
and could have partied all night if security hadn't reminded
us that the animals needed their beauty sleep!! Will be posting
more as I finish editing them. Stay tuned :)
can not wait to show the rest of this shoot, I'll be using the
images in a promo for Breast cancer awareness month and my Images
For a Cure shoots in October. Lauren was my wonderful model,
and is also one of my November Brides. I've had this idea to
shoot in front of this awesome pink tree near my house while
it is in bloom. It is absolutley breath taking, and full of
pink blossoms that are like the flowers on a cherry blossom
tree but more vivid in color. The day didn't really go as planned
since once Lauren was ready, we went outside for some test shots,
and the sky opens up with rain. All was not lost, as while we
were waiting for the sky to clear we did a few shots in the
lanai outside. Meanwhile I was praying all the flowers weren't
getting knocked off by the rain and wind. It cleared enough
to shoot a little later at the tree, and I'll show those closer
to October. Isn't she beautiful :)
got to rock the dress a few weeks ago as my muse :) I think
she did quite well!
for seeing my past brides and grooms again! I shot Michelle and Caleb's
wedding in October- and it was neat seeing them again as newlyweds
:) Originally they were having their wedding in Key West, but then
changed to Jacksonville. While their wedding location was beautiful,
they missed out on their "beachy" photos. For their "day
after" shoot, they selected Ponce Inlet for the location, and
we were able to get lots of sun and sand for a backdrop. It was pretty
windy, but we were able to work with it, and get the wind-blown model-esque
are Jason and Susie's sneeks from Cypress Grove Park in Orlando. Misty
Miotto held a posing workshop and shared her wedding wisdom with the
Orlando PUG. The PUG is a awesome group of people that keep my skills
sharp and push me to be a better photographer. Jason and Susie had
incredible chemistry, and I loved seeing them interact with each other.
She's got some killer sass, and he is madly in love with her :) Loved
trying new ways to get couples to relax in front of my lens. It was
a true photo safari, complete with a wheel barrel and borrowing a
barbie kite from a 5 year old! Thanks again, Misty, Nelio, Jason and
my blog readers know that this past November I held a day of shoots
where I donated the session fees to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
through Images For a Cure. Images For a Cure (IFAC) was founded by
Kristen Weaver (of Kristen Weaver Photography) and is a way for photographers
to give back, while using their talents. This week was the second
part of Images For a Cure- workshop. I had a wonderful time, but am
exhausted so will blog more soon. Here are a few teasers from my session
with the beautiful couple Laura and Jon. They were stunning, and we
shot at Church street in downtown Orlando which I haven't been to
before! It was super fun! Thank you to our studio hosts Melanie and
Brad Watson of La Dolce Vida!
Adrienne R - CIF www.clearlyinfocus.com
IFAC day 2 Studio Host- Melanie and Brad Watson - www.LaDolceVitaStudio.com
IFAC founder Kristen Weaver www.kristenweaver.com
Hair and Mua- LuisaV Bridal Team www.luisavbridal.com