Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Colleen and Oscar - Wedding at the Casa Monica Hotel

Colleen and Oscar decided to do things a bit different. They had their beautiful wedding at 9 in the morning!! I was soo excited when she told what their plans were because I've always wanted to shoot a wedding where when everything was set and done, it would still be daytime and have the rest of the day to do other things. And this is exactly what we did. After their reception at the Casa Monica Hotel, we were able to roam around St. Augustine for a little bit to shoot alot of their portraits. Don't they still look beautiful after all that dancing?! It was around 4:30pm and still very bright and hot outside. So we took shelter at the Lightner museum and there was plenty of good diffused light in their will all the beautiful trees and architecture of the museum. When we finished, Colleen and Oscar changed into casual attire and they were able to spend the rest of the day with their families in St. Augustine for the weekend. I thought that was such a neat idea! Oscar had alot of family who flew from Peru and friends from Ft. Lauderdale and so did colleen.

This was my first time shooting a wedding in downtown St. Augustine and I LOVED IT SO SO MUCH! St. Augustine is full of life and there are so many beautiful spots for photos, you'd need like an entire day to cover it, if not more! My AWESOME second shooter Norman and I arrived very early to scout out a few locations before I met with the bride. I always like to do this for all my weddings because you can sort of have an idea of where you want to shoot. That way, when it's time to take the photos, you don't have to waste time and think about where the good spots are.
On to my favorite photos of the day!...

I loved Colleen's maggie sottero dress. It was in a vintage champaigne color with lots of lace and intricate details.

This photo was taken in the hotel lobby of the casa monica. They have these huge oversized couches that kinda suck you in when you lie down, but so comfortable! Colleen stepped out of her reception for a bit and we snatched this photo :)

The first dance..

Father and Daughter

Mother and son. I like how she is peeking here to look at the camera

On our way to the lightner museum for photos :) I love this place!


~~JAZ~~ said...

These are stunning girl!!! Beautiful, beautiful captures!!

~~JAZ~~ said...

These are stunning girl!!! Beautiful, beautiful captures!!