Last month, some of our dearest family and friends met to celebrate my dad’s surprise 60th birthday. The evening came together so beautifully and we are so grateful for the talents that made the party extra special. Set against the backdrop of the asian garden at the Naples Botanical Garden, our guests sipped rum cocktails while listening to the musical genius of Brett Foreman. The hors d’oeuvres and four course meal were nothing if not spectacular… Chef Greg and his crew know what’s up! We ended our evening playing in the fotobooth at the after party. Thank you to our guests for traveling from near and far, to the talented people who made it all happen, and to my dad for giving us a reason to celebrate.

For the record, my dad is not what you would call an Obama supporter. But he is a good sport.

Venue: Naples Botanical Garden | Flowers: Signature Florals | Catering: Tastebuds Custom Catering | Event Planning: Jet Set Wed | Music: Brett Foreman | Linen: Connie Duglin | fotobooth: Luminaire Foto

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In anticipation of Jenna and Tom’s wedding later this week, here’s some photos from their engagement session with their cute doggies.

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Earlier this year we photographed an eco chic styled shoot at the Naples Botanical Garden. Jennifer of Wed Perfect came up with a wonderful concept: we shot one setup of what one might imagine an eco wedding to look like, and then we repurposed many of the same eco materials into a second, more glamorous wedding shoot. Click here to check out today’s post on Style Me Pretty Florida. Karl and I are supporters of eco-wedding touches, big and small. A huge thank your to everyone who participated in the shoot, and of course to our wonderful models!

Venue: Naples Botanical Garden | Event Planning: Wed Perfect | Floral Design: Signature Florals | Cinematography: The Water’s Edge | Wedding Cake: Mason’s Bakery | Specialty Foods: Chocolate Dreams and Wishes | Invitations: Wiregrass Weddings | Lighting: O’Ryan Sound and Lighting | Linens + Coverings: Connie Duglin | Equipment Rentals: Embellish High Style Party Rentals + Niche Event Rentals | Strapless Wedding Dress: Lazaro via Tie the Knot Bridal | Long-Sleeved Wedding Dress: Vintage via Love that Dress | Makeup: Hope Henderson Artistry + Salon Tease | Tuxedo + Men’s Attire: Charlotte Formal | Personal Styling: Jet Set Wed

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Here’s a sweet letter from a recent bride of ours:
I loved how unobtrusive you both were throughout the entire event. You captured wonderful moments but I never felt like I really saw you taking pictures. I also loved how down to earth you both were and how calming your presence was. You also made the whole family portrait process a lot of fun. You were easy to work with and very responsive to all of our questions and needs. I especially loved how you explained the “first glance” process to Jack when we came down to visit you. He really was not in favor of going in that direction but after seeing actual photos from a wedding and your explanation of how it would go, he was convinced. I asked him afterwards if he was glad that we went that route and he was 100% positive that it was the right way to go.

Marco Island Wedding Photographers at the Marco Beach Ocean Resor
Marco Island Wedding Photographers at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort
Marco Island Wedding Photographers at the Marco Beach Ocean Resor
Marco Island Wedding Photographers at the Marco Beach Ocean Resor

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