Stuart Lifestyle Photographer | A day in the life session

 

Stuart Lifestyle Photographer | A day in the life session

So, here is the deal.  I love portrait sessions.  I love capturing different milestones and celebrations that are preserved for years to come.  But, I also know that most memories lie in the everyday.  And with kids, the everyday changes so quickly.  One moment we are wondering if we will every make it through the newborn stage and late night feedings to only be catapulted to toddler hood and the ever challenging teen years.  It literally flies by.  I do not want to forget the every day.  Wiping faces after our favorite meal, watching our favorite movie for the hundredth time, family game time, or bedtime tuck-ins.  Those moments are where the “remember when you used to……” are found.

This is where lifestyle photography comes in.  It is not wearing your best clothes, in the best light, in the best location kind of session.  It is documenting the beauty of your everyday.  These are the moments that our kids remember the most.  I come in and, well, try to be unseen and capture your day as it unfolds.  I will admit, this was a little new for me.  I love the result!  These images show me how beautiful everyday life is.

Stuart Lifestyle SessionIt was early, and my presence was very obvious.  She was not so sure at this point.

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Port St. Lucie Lifestyle SessionDid not have to do much for this guy.  He was not shy.  We kept reminding him to pretend I wasn’t there.  Oh well, how could he resist?  He is a ham and certainly not shy around the camera and kept me laughing!

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Jensen Beach Lifestyle PhotographerYou could say was was finally cool with me being there!

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Thank you for allowing me to get a peek into your family.  You guys are awesome and amazing parents!

xoxo ~Krista

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Krista Browning Photography currently serves the following areas:

Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, Okeechobee, Port St. Lucie, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Palm City,

Hobe Sound, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, and West Palm Beach.

I am (more than:) willing to travel. Get in touch via the contact form, I can not wait to hear from you!

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Jess + Nathan | Indian Riverside Park Wedding

Jess + Nathan

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So, where do I start?  So much of this wedding is down right magical.  I am not referring to the venue, the lighting, the decor, or the flowers.  Yes, they were beautiful…so beautiful.  But, the story of these two is more beautiful and goes way deeper.  He proposed for the first time around the age of 13.  Yes, 13!!  Here is their story and how they got to this day.

It was meant to be.  Really, it was.

  I may be biased just a bit, because this family is so close to my heart.  Her parents and my husband and I are great friends.  Our families attend church together and hang out often.  My youngest daughter was one of the flower girls!  (That was a challenge!).  It means so much when a couple hires me to photograph their day, and even more special when I have been able to witness their friendship blossom into the sweet love it is today.

They really were friends first.  Actually, she was the sister of his friend.  She was friends with his sisters.  Ok, this is getting confusing!  I will clear it up.  Follow along below:))

 

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The Mansion at Tuckahoe WeddingThe Mansion at Tuckahoe WeddingThis was her grandmother’s broach.  Jess wore it on her gown for her purity ball and then today for her wedding.  Seriously!  It was perfect.

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The relationship between this bride and her mother in law will be a bit different I think.  Growing up, she knew her as her mama’s best friend.  Yeah, pretty cool!

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I have to say, I love watching the groom seeing his bride come down the aisle.  One of his best friends, and now brother in law, lended a shoulder to cry on.

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Groom seeing the bride

Indian Riverside Park WeddingIndian Riverside Park WeddingShe knew exactly where she wanted to ceremony to be.  Underneath this big and beautiful oak tree.

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The bride is the only girl with four brothers.

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And, the groom is the only boy with three sisters (and a brother in law:).

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She gained three sisters.  Pretty cool:))

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And He gained four brothers.  Perfect right?

These guys were so cute!  (The oldest flower girl is my girl:)  One day, before the wedding, she informed me she was saving a dress in her closet to wear for the wedding.  I told her we already had a flower girl dress for the wedding.  She said it was for the reception.  “The bride gets a reception dress, why can’t I?”  Ha!  Where did she even learn that??  Needless to say, neither the bride nor the flower girl wore a ‘reception dress.’  She did get to me to get her a rehearsal dinner dress, so there is that!  If my girl could have a different dress for every single occasion, she certainly would!

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How awesome were these?  They were placed in the bathrooms for guests and any sudden needs they may have.  Pretty clever.

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No shoes for the ceremony, dances, or photos.  She is a barefoot and beach kinda girl.

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These guys are a lot of fun and I knew to expect anything.  Well, we got a theatrical performance of Let it Go from Frozen.

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And, for the finale, the bride and groom were perched upon shoulders for a kiss!  It was not planned, it is just how they roll.

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Marriage is getting to have a sleep over with your best friend, every single night of the week. ~Christie Cook

 

Thank you so much Jess and Nathan, I was so privileged to document your day.  But more than that, I feel very blessed to know you and am beyond grateful for the influence and love you have for my girls!  I pray God abundantly blesses you both for your faith and obedience.

I love you guys!  xoxo Krista

 

All of the vendors that made their day happen:

Venue : The Mansion at Tuckahoe  |  Catering : Scott at Firehouse Catering  |  Hair :  H+H Salon  |  Make Up : Madison Reinhardt | Cake: Sam’s Club

  Bride’s Dress: Aurora Bridal  |  Bride’s Maid Dresses: Light in the Box and Amazon | Grooms and Groomsmen: JC Penny | Alterations: La Petite Fleur

Flowers: Debbie Schel | Tent Rental : Island Party Rentals | Ceremony Chairs: Magnolias Wedding and party rentals | Videography: Reinhardt Productions

Custom Wedding Hanger : Jordannemarie

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Krista Browning Photography currently serves the following areas:

Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, Okeechobee, Port St. Lucie, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Palm City,

Hobe Sound, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, and West Palm Beach.

I am (more than:) willing to travel. Get in touch via the contact form, I can not wait to hear from you!

*Please do not inquire by commenting below on post as I do not see these right away.

Sarah+Nick | House of Refuge Wedding

Sarah+Nick | House of Refuge Wedding

I was privileged to capture Sarah and Nick’s House of Refuge Wedding a few weeks ago.  And even better, it was fun!   Weddings like this one are why I love my job!  They were relaxed and having fun, not to mention well prepared!  Their family and friends were so stinking sweet!  And Sarah was, well……..stunning to say the least!  Sarah and Nick had a real sophistication about them.  It was the way they carried themselves.  It was just a class above.  And honestly, their guests were just as amazing.

 It was a typical warm South Florida day, sunny and beautiful!  I have photographed many portrait session at The House of Refuge, but this was my first wedding.  Hopefully, it will not be my last.  I loved having everything right on site.  They rented a couple houses just down the street, so we had prep, wedding, and reception pretty much in one location.  And I have to mention that the cake was ah-mazing!  Yeah, I shoot weddings for cake;)  Not really, but it is a great perk!

Congratulations Sarah and Nick!  I am so glad I was able to witness and capture your special day! I wish you both much happiness for your forever after.

Hugs~Krista

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All of the vendors that made their day happen:

Venue : The House of Refuge  |  Wedding Planner : Rachel Greelish from Weddings by Rachel

Catering : Toojay’s  |  Hair+Makeup: Vanessa Crouse  |  Cake: Importicos Bakery  |  Bar: Bonner Mobile Bar

DJ: Voice on Demand  |  Bride’s Dress: Boca Raton Bridal South  |  Bride’s Maid Dresses: David’s Bridal

Grooms and Groomsmen: Men’s Warehouse  |  Bride’s Ring: Christine Vetter  |  Groom’s Ring: Blue Nile

Flowers: Sam’s Club  |  Alterations by Tina

ENGAGEMENTS|WEDDINGS|PORTRAITS|LIFESTYLE

Krista Browning Photography currently serves the following areas:

Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, Okeechobee, Port St. Lucie, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Palm City,

Hobe Sound, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, and West Palm Beach.

I am (more than:) willing to travel. Get in touch via the contact form or at:

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Casey+Alex | The Mansion at Tuckahoe Wedding

Casey+Alex

 The Mansion at Tuckahoe Wedding

It was an usually warm April day in Stuart for a Wedding at the  Mansion at Tuckahoe.  Casey and Alex, along with their family and friends, traveled to our sunny (and really warm) coast to say their “I do’s.”  I love being able to capture all aspects of a bride and groom’s special day.  It allows them to be able to walk back in time, years later, to see all the details of their wedding day.  Casey was a beautiful bride.  Her calm was amazing and allowed her to relax and enjoy her day!

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Mansion at Tuckahoe WeddingAnd their wedding would not be complete without their fur babies, Brody and Murphy as ring bearers.  Tuckahoe Mansion WeddingPort St. Lucie Wedding PhotographerPort St. Lucie Wedding PhotographerTreasure Coast Wedding PhotographerJensen Beach Wedding PhotographerJensen Beach Wedding PhotographerPort St. Lucie Wedding PhotographerPort St. Lucie Wedding PhotographerJensen Beach Wedding PhotographerPort St. Lucie Wedding PhotographerTuckahoe Mansion WeddingStuart Wedding PhotographerStuart Wedding PhotographerStuart Wedding PhotographerStuart Wedding PhotographerJensen Beach Wedding PhotographerStuart WeddingIndian Riverside Park Weddingthe knot weddingTuckahoe Mansion Wedding

Tuckahoe Mansion WeddingThank you Casey and Alex for allowing me the privilege of capturing your day!  I wish you many many years of happiness!!  ~Krista

Vendors: Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Mansion at Tuckahoe | Catering: Silver Platter | Band: Spearfish | DJ: DJShane Entertainment | PhotoBook: Photo Prince | Florals: A Goode Florist

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Krista Browning Photography currently serves the following areas:

Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, Okeechobee, Port St. Lucie, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Palm City,

Hobe Sound, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, and West Palm Beach.

I am (more than:) willing to travel. Get in touch via the contact form, I can not wait to hear from you!

Best Friends Photo Session | Stuart Portrait Photographer

Best Friends Photo Session | Stuart Portrait Photographer

What do you get when you mix a couple of girls, matching Ivory Ella shirts, and ice cream?  A whole lot of fun!  These girls have been hanging tight for quite a few years now.  They have never gone to school together, which makes it all the more special.  They church and swim together, and can spend hours shopping at Lush.  I casually mentioned how fun a friends photo session would be and my girl ran with it.  Yeah, it does help when your mom is a photographer.  We took on downtown Stuart, at ice cream, pizza, and Martin County Rocks scavenger hunt!  I am not sure why we had not done this before, we had a blast.

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When one is up, the other is down…….take 25!Stuart PhotographerWe finally got the hang of it.Stuart Photographer

We made a pitstop at Kilwin’s.

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Can you guess what is going on here?  Yeah, swimming…….land style.
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Our rock hunt loot.  We rehid them and went home to make some ourselves.Martin County Rocks

Thanks B for being such a good friend to my girl!  Here is to many more years of fun and friendship!

Love you girls!

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Krista Browning Photography currently serves the following areas:

Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, Okeechobee, Port St. Lucie, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Palm City,

Hobe Sound, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, and West Palm Beach.

I am (more than:) willing to travel. Get in touch via the contact form or at:

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