Dana & James: Elopement at Wekiva Springs Sneak Peak

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Wekiva Springs | Florida

Nate and I used to have adventure days on Mondays. We would pack up a camera, some extra clothes, and some snacks and head out to one of the many state parks in Central Florida for the day to explore and play and take pictures of butterflies, dragonflies, exotic wildflowers, and on lucky days... gators and wild boar. Those days were especially special to us since we just got to run away together for the morning and spend quality time together. When Dana contacted us to ask if we'd be interested in shooting her elopement in Wekiva Springs we were all, "Does Stevie Wonder wear sunglasses?" Oh yeah!

We have been so excited for Dana and Jame's elopement for months now! We had been dying (read: DYING) to get to shoot an elopement so when Dana emailed me to ask if it would be possible to tack a trash the dress session after the ceremony I was hearing heavenly choruses. (Hallelujah!) This was like a dream come true. I don't know why more people don't do this. Looking through the images put huge, goofy grins on our faces because the entire morning was just so much fun. It was ridiculously hard to choose just a few images to share as a sneak peak. I hope Dana and James (and their family- hi MOM!) enjoy these 10 teaser images...


You do? Me too!

Looovvveee this...

Oh Hello, Favorite

Ring shots (Behind the scenes)

And bam- guest star!

Bring on the rain...


  1. tami // July 9, 2009 at 9:11 AM  

    oh the turtle shot is to die for! and i am stealing your 'locationgasm' term and i'm not afraid to admit it! this couple was certainly lucky to have such a creative team as you two. rock it baby!

  2. Anonymous // July 9, 2009 at 9:46 AM  

    Good job.... Love the ring shot and the guest star is absolutely cute as heck!!! Love M

  3. Brandi // July 9, 2009 at 10:10 AM  

    So cool! Fun, relaxed, and SO obvious that they are in love. I am wild over that turtle ring shot, hehe. Have I mentioned lately you guys are AWESOME?! Well, you are.

  4. MichBilyeu // July 9, 2009 at 10:33 AM  

    ow ow! that rain shot is sexy! :) love the photos!

  5. Kelly LaBruyere // July 9, 2009 at 10:55 AM  

    I love the turtle ring shot! That is too cute!

  6. courtney // July 9, 2009 at 11:03 AM  

    You guys are AWESOME! :) Love these pictures. And the turtle with the ring?! SOOOOOO Cool. Keep on rockin' it, guys.

  7. Anonymous // July 9, 2009 at 1:23 PM  

    Oh my God, the water shot!!! How gorgeous!!

  8. Dana // July 9, 2009 at 1:32 PM  

    You were amazing. Thank you for being the most PHENOMENAL photographers. Thank you for capturing the beauty between us and sharing in our special day.

  9. Latara // July 9, 2009 at 1:45 PM  

    Very beautiful pictures...my favorite is the one in the water wish you both the best

  10. Jayce // July 9, 2009 at 4:38 PM  

    Love the turtle ring shot!!!! Beautiful pics! :)

  11. Hazel // July 9, 2009 at 5:40 PM  

    the ring shot rocks! also, i can't believe they got in the water! i don't think i'd have the guts on my wedding day in my wedding dress!

  12. robin cornett // July 10, 2009 at 5:18 PM  

    What a great location, great couple, and love that ringbearer! I love that snuggly shot, too. Great work, y'all!

  13. Maeve // July 10, 2009 at 7:32 PM  

    The last water shot is my fav!
    The turtle is cute too.

  14. Zak // July 11, 2009 at 12:51 AM  

    Very coolio! Hope you both have a radical weekend. :)

  15. Jamie Burnett // July 12, 2009 at 11:17 AM  

    Love the ring shot and WOW... I can;t believe how amazing the shots are in the water!

  16. Jamie Burnett Photography // July 12, 2009 at 11:17 AM  

    I LOVE the ring shots, and WOW... the water shots are amazing!!!

  17. Matt T // July 14, 2009 at 1:11 AM  

    I really like the nature shots, especially the turtle! Wekiva Springs is a wonderful place :)