A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to travel up the coast to photograph some family portraits in St. Simons Island, GA. The weather was typical for the southeastern US, with scattered thunderstorms and rain peering the map all the way along the 2 and a half hour drive. When I got to St. Simons I checked the radar one last time and saw more storms moving in, but it looked like we might have a small window of an opportunity to make the shoot happen. I met up with the family at their vacation home, and we made a game plan to head down to the beach close to their house, and shoot until the weather made us stop.
I met up with the Sczesny family at the New Smyrna Beach Sugarmill Ruins park for a family portrait session to make some updated family portraits with a different feel then the family portraits on the beach I shot for them last year. I have been wanting to take a family to the Sugarmill Ruins for some time, and this time it worked out great. The remains of the old Spanish style sugar mill date back to before the Seminole Indian wars, where much of the mill was destroyed and abandoned, but it has since been turned into a county park, and is open to the public.
I met the Burch family at the family's beachside condo where they were vacationing on the sands of New Smyrna Beach, FL. I first met the Burchs a couple years ago when I first photographed them, but a few years had passed, and a few new little ones had been added to the family. The family is always a fun group, and was evidenced with the jumping group photos.
Family Portrait photography at Old Fort Park in New Smyrna Beach, FL. I met up with the Hoffman family in the late afternoon to make some great family portraits using the run-ins commonly called 'The Old Fort' as the background. While the real history and origin of th sold stone foundations has been lost to history, it still makes for a neat background location for family portrait photography on location in New Smyrna Beach, FL.
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.
I'll admit it, and maybe it's because I have lived near the beach almost all my life, I love it anytime I get a chance to photograph someone anywhere other than the beach. This photo was made on the Bride's horse farm in North Carolina as part of a bridal portrait session which was about 1 year after her actual wedding which I also photographed. When I do these special photo shoots it also gives me a chance to play with different editing and processing techniques like the glowing dream like effect process that I applied to this photo.
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I'm a wedding and portrait photographer based in central Florida including the New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Orlando, Flagler, and Titusville areas. I will also travel for to photograph weddings and special projects nationwide. I have been wanting to do this for a little while now, but have been waiting to get a good selection of images together from several weddings that I photographed. Well, I have been able to do that now, so here is my new promo video for Emanon Photography. Specifically this if for my Wedding Photography business, I have already made another for my Portraits, but I think I will be redoing that one soon too.
I'd love to know what some of you think about this video.
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