Wedding Photography

Shannon & Bryan (preview)

Every once in a while, you can get a little glimpse of what can be come of good friendships.  A friend of Shannon who I work with wanted to give a special gift to Shannon and Bryan, a secret photo shoot on the day of their wedding.  While the overall wedding plans were being kept low key, Shannon's friend knew Shannon had always dreamed of getting married on a beach.  In the initial planning of the secret shoot, we did not know how it would all play out... its not usually a good idea to suprise a bride on her wedding, with unplanned events and as it worked out the secret had to be shared just before the wedding day.  With a now planned short excursion to the beach Just before the wedding, I was able to capture some magic.  

Ashley and Alex: A New Smyrna Beach Wedding

New Smyrna Beach Wedding

 

The weather was just about perfect on the first weekend of October in New Smyrna Beach, FL for Ashley and Alex's wedding on the beach.  The ceremony setup on the sand in front of the private beach house at the South end of New Smyrna Beach.  A reception and celebration of the newlyweds would stretch late into the night on the deck overlooking the ocean, lit by tiki torches and and with the lights of shrimp boats out in the ocean

Erin and JP- A New Jersey Wedding (Preview)

I first met JP my Freshmen year at Catawba College in NC.  Somehow I was talked into joining the Rugby team, which JP was also on.  Playing on the Rugby team is also how I met Tank (the Best-Man) and Ken (one of the Groomsmen).  Kristen (the Grooms-maid) was a fellow Political Science major with me in college.  Fast forward about 10 years, and JP tells the rest of us that he was getting married and we were all going to have to travel to NJ to help him celebrate.  JP first introduced me to Erin when I was in NJ for another friend's wedding last year.  They met while both working at Macy's.  While all of us that are friends with JP might have joked around a lot pretending not to know how anyone could tolerate much less find a connection with JP, it was pretty clear that these two have truly found happiness with each other.  As always it's  an honor when anyone asks me to photograph their wedding, but it's even more of an honor when friends ask me to capture their wedding day.  

Congratulations Erin and JP!  

2013 Year in Photos: Florida Photographer Peter Arnold's best shots

From President Bill Clinton to each Bride and Family photographed this year.  I was busy, all added up there were tens of thousands of photographs that I shot this year.  Not only of my brides and grooms, families and children, seniors and a friends.  I shot close to 50 graduations, about a dozen Marathons and Half-Marathons.  Traveled to NC twice for shooting assignments which included Graduations, a Wedding, and a headshot photo shoot for an actress that has co-starred with Sandra Bullock, and Tim McGraw in the feature film The Blindside.    As I'm sitting here finishing out 2013, waiting for the last wedding album to be delivered, and pulling all my business information together to file Sales Tax and income Tax paperwork, and as plans for 2014 are starting to come together (ahem... Video..., well we'll see what happens)  I wanted to share some of my personal favorite images all shot by me this year.  Please leave a comment, and let me know what you are grateful for in 2013, and a resolution for 2014, and I might pick you for a complementary portrait session.  

Cheers, 

-Pete

The Vendors: Weddings By The Sea: A Bridal Event (New Smyrna Beach Bridal Show)

This past weekend was the Weddings By The Sea: A Bridal Event at the Night Swan Bed & Breakfast in New Smyrna Beach.  If you were one of the Brides-To-Be that came out to meet and get information from all of the vendors I hope you were able to make some real progress on your wedding planning.  If you missed the show or could not make it Here is the list of all the vendors which includes everyone from the venues, cake artists, and dress shops, to honeymoon travel planners, caterers, and even 3 different photographers including myself.

Abundant Health Day Spa http://www.ahdayspa.com
Amalfitano Catering http://albertamalfitano.wix.com/amalfitano-catering
Captain Foods http://www.captainredbeard.com
Carter’s Family Rent-All http://www.carterstent.com
Classic Photography http://debsclassicphotography.com
Cruise Planners http://www.cruisesbyjean.com
Flowers OMG http://www.flowersomg.com
Forever Bridal http://www.foreverbridal.org
Harpist http://melodyconcertartist.com
Hidden Lakes Golf Club http://www.hiddenlakesgolfclub.com/
It Works https://golferswrap.myitworks.com/
Jennifer Juniper Photography www.Jennifer-Juniper.com
Linens and More linensandmore@ymail.com
Lulu Belle Cakes chelsnsb@gmail.com
Mary Kay http://www.marykay.com/dbbrown
Mr. DJ http://www.misterdj1.com/
Night Swan Intracoastal Bed & Breakfast http://www.nightswan.com
Patticakes Cupcakery http://patticakescupcakery.com
Crystal’s Custom Cakes https://www.facebook.com/crystalscreativecatering
Peter Arnold Photography http://www.PeterArnoldPhotography.com
Sanddollar Boat Rentals & Charters http://volusiaboatrentals.com
Silpada Jewelry – Linda Pomeroy lnpomeroy@hotmail.com
Sky Cruise and Travel http://www.skycruiseandtravel.com
Steve Mears – Music for You smears@cfl.rr.com
Sullivan’s Shirts http://www.sullivanshirts.com
Swanky Chic https://www.facebook.com/pages/Swanky-Chic-Salon/167210766645874
The Setting thesetting@live.com
USA Dance http://greaterdaytonachapter.org

As always, if you have any questions or would like to talk about your wedding photography, I would love to talk to you, you can call me directly 386-232-8144 or email me Pete@PeterArnoldPhotography.com

Have a great day,

-Pete

 

 

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