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david + emily | ocala wedding photographer

Mar 2, 2018

Ocala National Forest wedding

Emily + David had an intimate ceremony and reception in the middle of the Ocala National Forest. This wedding was incredibly signifcant to me because of the special people involved. This sweet family has been a part of my life for 6 years now. They have been partners in my marriage, parenting and even this business. We do life together.

  I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing some really special moments in the lives of these two. When David proposed, he requested that Wayne and I to capture the moment he got down on one knee and asked Emily to spend the the rest of her life with him. We then traveled with them to Savannah to celebrate their engagement.

This wedding was FULL of joy, pretty details and personal touches. They got married during sunset, in front of a stunning geometric backdrop, which the groom built. Everyone shared a meal together under market lights, eating on farmhouse tables that their families made by hand. We sat in wooden mismatched chairs they spent months hunting for at local yard sales. They shared their first dance on a bunch of family rugs, one even belonged to me! Guests sipped coffee and hot chocolate using mugs belonging to Emily and her sisters. Emily even wore her grandmother’s mink coat as she shared a danced with her father. Every single detail was put together with the hands that love this couple the most…dearest family members and friends. My favorite kind of wedding team.

dress hung in moss

red velvet mrs box

Ocala National Forest Wedding

bride getting ready with mom

bride getting ready

bride's reveal with dad

bride's reveal with father

father first look

green groom boutonniere

groom getting ready

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holiday coffee station

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  1. Ashley says:

    this is my FAVORITE wedding you’ve done! le sigh! allllll the heart eyes for your stunning work!

  2. Jamie Shaw says:

    I came across your page and just LOVE your photos of David + Emily on their wedding day in Ocala National Park (Doe Lake). I also think you photographer my friend Dom and his wife Jenna at this location as well? I am still looking for a wedding venue and this place just looks stunning. When I called I wasn’t able to get too much information. Is there a place for people to sleep while there or is it just a venue and your clients have to find a place to stay after? I am all interested in your photography and videography pricing as your photos are truly incredible! I look forward to hearing back from you!

    Jamie Shaw

  3. […] Tuesday, December 31, 2019 With the close of a decade quickly approaching, I had to sneak in one last blog post of  2019. What better way to end a decade by blogging an anniversary session of two dear friends of mine! I have had the incredible honor of capturing many special moments for these cutie pies. I hide in the bushes the day David asked Emily to spend her forever with him. Next, we traveled up to Savannah (a city they love) to shoot their engagement session. And then we ate tacos, danced under the stars on the evening of their outdoor winter wedding. […]

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