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Jessica and Justin Key Largo, Florida
Photography/Cinematography | Sky Born Visual | @floridakeysweddingvideo Floral Designer | Key Largo Flowers & Gifts Accommodations | Hampton Inn
FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Jessica and Justin had a simple, economical engagement at the Hampton Inn in Key Largo. It was, for that reason, my favorite engagement photographic shoot. When there isn’t a lot going on the essential meaning of what is happening is not drowned out. Appreciating the simplicity of this, is merely a way to say, sometimes, minimal is optimal.
So their story goes like this: I received a call, he was negotiating prices with others and wanted to know my engagement photography price. We settled on a rate close to my typical rate and I promised I’d bring the pink and red bouquet he wasn’t going to have time to order or get delivered. I’m not just a wedding photographer, I’ve been an event planner for decades for not- for-profits in the Florida Keys. I understand when there is a last minute ‘really vital’ need and was happy to source the flowers.
Justin got the Korbel Rose Brut and we met at the front lobby, the ladies there made the glasses and a silver tray happen. All that was missing was to commence the secret surprise plan. She came over on his arm, beautiful and glowing, so pretty in her black one piece and her gorgeous vibrant auburn hair. They wove their way through the large crowd gathered for the sunset. Some had twigged there was a proposal about to go down. I’d asked the manager for a small table and a silver tray – the final presentation was a simple beach front display of glasses, champagne and flowers to Justin’s specifications. He had the ring. He was very nervous. He told me. I told him that’s good, it’s an important question, but don’t forget to breath.
I’d spent a little time warming up the crowd while he was getting the plan in place with Jessica. I’d grabbed some innocent bystanders and made them pose for me to get the light right and the flash balanced. Those shots were all delivered to the people. As they approached the Hampton Inn beach sunset went absolutely psychedelic on us. It was breathtaking so when I stepped away from the designated ‘proposal area’ and finally saw her realize what was about to go down, the sun just burst into color and for some reason the crowd went nutty.
It was one of those thrilling, chilling hair raising moments. For the couple, the crowd behind me and the entire hotel, who seemed to have gathered not just for the psychedelic sunset but to catch a glimpse of love in its infancy. Some tears were shed around the place, I heard sniffles. I fell in love with love all over again. Enjoy the photographs. My first EVER beach engagement shoot in Key largo – right across from this photographers home.
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Good Day! We have been traveling around seeking wedding inspired perspectives and angles
Found – January’s Wedding Inspiration starts in Sloane Square.
For a cool but not freezing January in our beautiful English capital city and a riverside Sunday at Walton-On-Thames.
This wedding inspiration, our first in 2020, we took the indomitable Sony Alpha 9 out for a morning meander in Sloane Square and a lunch time languish in the country.
Walton-On-Thames is Wedding Ready
Sincerely – the swans and the decor inspired us to spend some time investigating. This great spot was definitely naturally Wedding Ready!
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Deftly blending form and function – this ‘Classic Inn’ gives the feel of tradition paired with modern trends.
There are fabulously appointed rooms and furnishings. Classic mixed with overlook of the fiercely flowing river!
We loved the crosses oars adorning the wall, and the hand painted signage. Calligraphy and its applications today are always so alluring and luxurious. And it’s all over this Riverside Inn. Happily!
Sunday Lunch – ‘The Angler’s, Walton-On-Thames‘ absolutely iconic and famous for its food, river side tables, views and bar offerings.
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