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High school senior beach session Daytona Beach, Florida

We had received a call all the way from Ghent, Kentucky from Courtney’s mother after discovering our website, to book her daughter ‘s high school senior portrait session.  They were to vacation in Daytona Beach & thought how awesome it would be to have her senior session photographed at the World’s Most Famous Beach! We included a few images with her & her best friend.   I LOVE photographing under & around the Main Street pier area.  Lots of varying textures, structures & of course – the beach!  Courtney, as you can see, is a beautiful girl.   I hope you enjoy her images…

Robbin - Oh my I’m so excited to see the rest. Love them.

admin - Great! We have the DVD ready to mail out tomorrow. Thanks!!!
~ Michael

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Sunset Harbor Yacht Club wedding Mark + Danielle Wheeler

On June 8th, Danielle + Mark became Mr. & Mrs. Wheeler!!  They had their wedding ceremony & reception at beautiful Sunset Harbor Yacht Club in Daytona Beach, Florida.  That venue always warms my heart when I’m there, since that’s where my wife Rachael & I chose to have our wedding reception at.  Carley Rodriguez ALWAYS does an amazing job of coordinating events there.  She and I have been doing weddings together for about two decades.  Bride, Danielle began her day in Sunset Harbor’s Monte Carlo room.  That’s where she & her girls prepared.  Such a gorgeous room!  Full of awesome window light slicing through shutters, it’s a Photographer’s dream.

Their wedding ceremony took place outside on Sunset Harbor’s deck facing the Halifax River.  After the wedding ceremony, we started our family/wedding party portraits.  The weather was starting to look ominous (as you can see by the clouds in some of the images) but favor was with us, as the rain held off until we snapped our last image.  Just in time to head upstairs to the reception.  Lots of dancing, lots of delicious food, wedding cake from Heavenly Cheesecake, hugs, smiles & celebration.  They had a spectacular fireworks display – Followed by the bride & groom’s exit…  Our best to Mark & Danielle for a lifetime of love.

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Sunset Harbor wedding photography Mark + Danielle

On June 8th, Danielle + Mark became Mr. & Mrs. Wheeler!!  They had their wedding ceremony & reception at beautiful Sunset Harbor Yacht Club in Daytona Beach, Florida.  That venue always warms my heart when I’m there, since that’s where my wife Rachael & I chose to have our wedding reception at.  Carley Rodriguez ALWAYS does an amazing job of coordinating events there.  She and I have been doing weddings together for about two decades.  Bride, Danielle began her day in Sunset Harbor’s Monte Carlo room.  That’s where she & her girls prepared.  Such a gorgeous room!  Full of awesome window light slicing through shutters, it’s a Photographer’s dream.

Their wedding ceremony took place outside on Sunset Harbor’s deck facing the Halifax River.  After the wedding ceremony, we started our family/wedding party portraits.  The weather was starting to look ominous (as you can see by the clouds in some of the images) but favor was with us, as the rain held off until we snapped our last image.  Just in time to head upstairs to the reception.  Lots of dancing, lots of delicious food, wedding cake from Heavenly Cheesecake, hugs, smiles & celebration.  Followed by the bride & groom’s exit…  Our best to Mark & Danielle for a lifetime of love.

 

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Daytona-Beach-Wedding Michael + Christine

Michael & Christine Beres
How beautiful is love, especially when shared! On May 18th, 2013  Michael & Christine married each other at St.Peters Catholic church located in DeLand,Florida.  Beautiful church just a few blocks from the historic downtown area of DeLand. I photographed pre-ceremony shots with the girls, while Chris Boyer photographed  pre-ceremony shots with the guys.  I’m so thankful to have the opportunity to work with such a great couple. Michael & Christine are so easy-going and fun.  The couple even spent their first date four-wheeling together, haha!

The reception took place at the Riverside Pavilion in Port Orange, Florida.  Mister D.J. owner Jim Knecht was in the house spinning the tunes & keeping everyone entertained!  The yellow and blue decor went perfect with the Summer wedding feel. I adored the polaroid scrap book idea too. All the guests took a photo with a Polaroid camera, accompanied with a personal note to the bride & groom. How fun! Even our  Videographer, Chris and I slipped in for a photo. 😉

Congrats Michael & Christine! God Bless your marriage and  family.
In honor of Christine’s father, Julio Martinez  July 21 1950- September 15 2007.

Lina - Loved seeing these. As a guest of the wedding, you just can’t see everything. So nice to see all the little details here 🙂 Congrats Mike and Christine!

Bernadette Barrera - So happy I could be part of such a happy occasion for you guys. Pictures are beautiful. I can’t wait to see the video.

Bernadette Barrera - So happy I could be part of such a happy occasion for you guys. Pictures are beautiful. I can’t wait to see the video. That last picture is one of my favorites.

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Shores Resort wedding for Marcus + Marie

So, how does a couple get married in Daytona Beach, Florida when they actually live in Sweden?  Well, it actually all started for Marcus & Marie when they met in Lybia in 2009.  There, their Love Story began & cultivated.  I’ll sum it up in Marie’s words, “We continued to meet and date.  Libya was a perfect place for us to take things slow and fall in love, as we really got to know each other before rushing away with our emotions. So now,  here we are, 3 years later… happy, in love, engaged to be married with a baby on the way!”

Now, let’s fast-forwarding to Saturday, May 11th, 2013.  Marcus & Marie became man & wife at the beautiful Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida.  They had intended to have an outdoor ceremony.  That plan remained till about 45 mins prior to ceremony.  That’s when the rain began…  That’s also when Wedding Planner extraordinaire Emily Macri, owner of White Blossoms Weddings & Events, LLC jumped into action.  This called for Plan “B”.  Within minutes, the staff of The Shores jumped into action – relocating the entire ceremony set up from outside to inside.  As you can see by the images, their ceremony was very intimate & quite lovely.  The florals & decor was exquisitely provided by Rachael Rollins, owner of Rachael Kasie Designs, LLC.   The music pre-ceremony & during the ceremony was provided by Melody Anglin, owner of Music by Melody.  The reception music provided by Optimal Sounds DJ Service.

We even had to go to Plan “B” for the wedding portraits.  Again, as you can see, The Shores Resort’s lobby is absolutely gorgeous with its rich warmth – it gave us the perfect background.  No, it wasn’t the beach, but it was the next best thing…  Congrats you two!!!

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