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    Thank you for visiting our space here online! As creators of images and lovers of marriage, we get excited about documenting the stories of awesome people in love. We are digital and film photographers based out of Gainesville, Florida but love to travel to be storytellers. Taking a candid approach to photography, we focus on photographing raw, organic moments to tell stories as the day naturally unfolds. We aim to capture love stories as well as build genuine relationships with our incredible couples. So, take a look around and feel free to reach out! We would love to share a cup of coffee with you. Our hope is that you’d allow us to photograph your day or moment and reflect the beauty of the story…

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favorite moments . 2014

Happy New Year! 2015! We are one week into the new year and I couldn’t be more excited for the things to come. We had such a sweet holiday season full of family, rest and lots of comfort foods. It was so wonderful to get away to make memories of our own and take some time to reflect on the Lord’s blessings in the year 2014. Even the hard moments were redeemed by the moments of beautiful grace. The biggest lesson I learned last year was how precious our time here on earth is and to really be intentional about personal time. Last year made us really appreciate the time we spend and how we spend it.

I love doing this “favorite moments” post, because it helps me to stop and remember. 2014 was so, so good. We have officially bought all of our equipment (PRAISE JESUS, no more renting). It brought us a 6-page feature in a magazine and our first online feature (you can see it here: Floridian Weddings). The year took us on an adventure to shoot a wedding on a cruise and a wedding in Austin, Texas. It brought us many coffee dates with awesome couples and more and more fantastic stories to tell. I am deeply grateful for such incredible, incredible clients that shower us with their kind friendship and choose us to follow them around with our cameras. Building on these relationships and being a witness to these rich stories really fills me. Each and every wedding story has had such a strong pull at my heart strings. I have cried, celebrated, laughed and danced with each one of you. I am forever honored to witness and be a part of it all. I love you all.

On another note, I’d like to give a shout-out to my hottie second shooter and favorite human, Wayne. Man, I am so blessed to go through life with this guy. Wayne is so passionate about loving me well. We drove many, many miles last year for all of these weddings and he sits there patiently as I play through every single Taylor swift song on the radio (and now CD). His support and encouragement really points me to the real reason I do this. Wayne, your talent and service to our couples (and me) astounds me. I’m the luckiest girl. I fall more in love with you with each wedding that we share. Thank you for always running to get me water, stealing kisses when no one is watching, hanging out with the Groomsmen, fixing bowties/ties/boutonnieres/veils/dresses, capturing a different take on the story and just for being you.

Below are just some of our favorite moments of 2014. Sorry I am not sorry about the length! We had a lot of wonderful moments and we are just so thankful! Here’s to the best year yet… through Him, with Him and for Him.



chris + laura | austin, texas wedding photographer

I will try my best to put into words what these two did to my heart. Excuse the long post!

When I shot Laura and Chris’ engagement session, I  had some of the most fun I have ever had on a session. The session was amazing (check them out here: I remember the sun had already gone down, but we stayed chatting in the dark parking lot for a while. I mentioned during my post from their engagement… there’s something about them that just makes you want to be around them. Then, they flew us out to Austin, Texas to shoot their wedding day. They flew us. Absolutely honored. The morning of the wedding, I ran into Laura on the street and she invited me to get coffee with her. On her wedding day! Nuts. Our entire experience of shooting their engagement, becoming friends and shooting their wedding has been unimaginably incredible.

They took care of us as if we were one of their dearest guests, making sure we had everything we needed. Several times during their engagement and their wedding day, Laura and Chris kept thanking us for traveling to Texas for them. Wayne and I feel so blessed to be our client’s story-tellers. But, to fly us out to them? And for Chris and Laura! Goodness, I just couldn’t believe how lucky we were. Blessed. We don’t want anyone to feel like they have to do anything for us, since we shoot weddings to serve our clients. But, when there are gems like Chris and Laura, my heart is slayed. On top of their incredibly huge hearts, they are just cool. Seriously, such a cool couple. Their recessional song was “Sweet Disposition,” which is the song on our website. When it came on while they walked down the aisle, I looked over to Wayne and sighed… then quickly went back to shooting! Instead of cake, this couple had an ice cream sandwich truck. For real. Laura is an interior designer, so OF COURSE she had Coolhaus bring in their architecturally inspired gourmet ice cream sandwiches! Oh yeah, another awesome point… the fact that they got married in one of the coolest cities in America… AUSTIN, TEXAS! Let’s not forget that.

Chris, I love the way you make Laura smile. She really melts with you. It was so special to watch your First Look unfold with her. Laura, it was a delight to be overwhelmed with your kindness towards everyone, including us. I will continue to thank you for allowing us to be a part of your day the way we were. You’ve strengthened my passion behind what I do. Praising God for having been blessed with you both. This day was perfect and the fact that we got to spend the day next to you guys all day was priceless. Thank you, thank you, thank YOU. Enjoy your wedding story:

Of course, my traditional moment with the Bride on the dancefloor.

VENUE | Mercury Hall

HOTEL | Hotel San Jose

FLOWERS | no florist (by the Bridesmaids!)

DRESS | Casablanca Bridal from Belle Saison Bridal 

SUIT | Max Davoli

DESSERT | Coolhaus

INVITATION SUITE | by the Bride!

ENTERTAINMENT | DJ Mitch Bahr at Hill Country DJ

FOOD/CATERING | Whole Foods Catering

PHOTOGRAPHY | Molliner Photography

September 10, 2014 - 4:22 pm

Meredith - Ingrid, you and Wayne captured this day so beautifully! The portaits are dreamy, the candids are filled with joy!! It was a pleasure meeting you guys. Thanks for sharing such great images of Christ and Laura’s big day!

December 13, 2018 - 5:20 pm

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