Newborn photo sessions are always a sweet time but when your friend of over 25 years has a baby…that’s special! Leslie and Colin welcomed little or should I say big boy into their family early on August 3rd. He weighed 9lb 6oz and was 21 1/2 inches. His blue eyes and stylish hair had me the first time I saw him! I will say though, DJ was on his own schedule the day he was born and for his first photo session. This little man did NOT sleep the entire session. (I snuck a few sleepy photos) He was however super chill and loved watching my every move. He loved his mommy’s lap so we worked with his likings. I can’t wait to watch DJ grow!
Christy contacted me back in Marching asking if I was available for their August wedding. They decided to have a very short engagement. With her being out of town, friends and family did extra to make this wedding come together. They completely pulled it off down to the small details of the table decor! My favorite detail of this wedding had to be her dress. Christy’s dress was purchased at Church St Bridal which is a store that sells floor sample dresses from high end retailers. Their big mission is to help women and children in need.
Christy and her bridesmaids all met at Repunzel’s A Salon to get ready for the day. We moved to the Pfeiffer House just behind Old Christ Church to get dressed and touch up their lipstick. Caleb and Christy wanted to have a special moment to pray together before the ceremony without seeing one another. Minutes after, Christy and her father were walking down the aisle where Caleb saw her for the first time that day. Having a little girl of my own now, I realize how special that moment is for any dad. My eyes filled with happy tears!
They exchanged vows and were announced as husband and wife!
While the family and bridal party finished up with photos, the guest made their way to the Museum of Commerce where they enjoyed Chef Bob’s delicious food. The bride and groom was announced soon later and the party began.
Congratulations to you both!
I had so much fun with this family of three. Last time I saw them, Charlotte was just a few days old and her parents were in total survival mode. Now that she’s 6 months old, she’s all smiles and still SITTING STILL!! Mommy and daddy seemed a little happier as well. Charlotte was so engaged with my camera it didn’t take much to get her to crack a smile.
She was going in for a job interview and he thought it was just another day in the office. Fast forward a few years and now they are husband and wife! They both came down just a few days before the wedding which meant lots of planning and organizing over the phone…plus some amazing parents to help with the details.
From getting ready at her dad’s office, to exchanging vows at this Historic Old Christ Church, to everyone enjoying a delicious dinner and dancing at the Pensacola Art Museum–everyone had a wonderful time!
It was an honor to be a part of this special day.
Each year since Polly was a newborn, Jaimie has called me to take family photos. This family holds a special place in my heart and I have LOVED getting watch Miss Polly grow and learn to smile a little better for the camera each year. We had a few years where photos weren’t exactly on Polly’s radar, but this year she was all in. Maybe the special surprise at the end helped a little but wouldn’t you smile a little extra knowing something fun was coming your way! Jaimie outdid herself with Polly’s first outfit this year–made from scratch. Not to mention the sunset and lighting was PERFECT!