Well, it is now officially the last week in January and my 3rd post of the year. It is pretty exciting that I'm doing 300% better this year than last!
These sneak peaks are getting more views through the blog than through Facebook and although you aren't commenting, it does seem like there are a few people reading this now so I'll do my very best to keep It up for you!
Next month I'm even preparing a couple "inspiration" posts for future brides and "how to" posts for photographers as well so go ahead and hit that subscribe button. ;)
It is nice to share some of the stories from my sessions and give you the opportunity to ask any questions that pop up while looking through the posts too.
Meet Zoey and Bryce, my first session of 2014! These two were married exactly 1 year ago today!
A fun loving, relaxed, adventurous and amazingly adorable couple!
We met on a Wednesday afternoon right after the first of the year and had a fabulous time getting creative even with a fast moving cold front bearing down on us. We were going for sunset images but the sky was uncooperative. Instead, we got some nice even lighting from the overcast sky, a great breeze and some lovely cloud drama so it was far from a bust.
Zoey and Bryce visited Key West as a celebration of their wedding anniversary and wanted to commemorate it with a photo session.
We began with the Fort itself since it closes at 5pm daily and not sunset, like the rest of the park. Keep that in mind if you ever visit Fort Zachary Taylor, visit the fort first, then go to the beach.
It is not every day that one can get the following image. Yes, cruise ships frequent Key West in multiples, almost daily, but for everything to come together (lighting, clouds, timing) at just the right moment, its priceless.
After utilizing the many locations within the fort itself, we headed over to the Australian Pines.
The Australian Pines at the state park are a sight to behold themselves. Tall and graceful, curved from enduring the constant trade winds, they provide the gorgeous dappled light I love so much. They aren't native plants (thus the name, eh?) and if it weren't for a group of dedicated, concerned citizens willing to fight in court for over 12 years, they wouldn't exist here today. I for one am very glad they remain.
The front was bearing down on us and I knew we only had time for one more "location" within the park and after consulting with my amazing couple, Zoey and Bryce decided they would prefer images in "the field" over some on the beach. The field is located behind the Fort itself and if you aren't from here, you'll have to look kind of hard for this grass since they mow it every year for the Superboat Races in November. Just go closer to the back of the fort, by the moat, you'll find it.
These two are the most elegant kissers I've encountered yet! You know how you can take dance lessons before your wedding? I think Zoey and Bryce should give kissing lessons! No smooshy faces here!
Lots of playfulness! If you can't have fun, why do it, right?
We got to watch the wall cloud roll in from here. A memorable experience for sure!
Happy 1st Anniversary you two!!! I hope the love you share will bring a lifetime of happiness!!!
Photography by: Mary Veal / Mary Veal Photography
Hair and Make Up by: Calm Waters Spa at Hawks Cay Resort