Port Saint Joe, FL | June 2012

Last week, Matt and I headed to Cape San Blas in Port Saint Joe, Florida to re-energize and spend some beach time with our friends, the Williams family. It has been a couple of years since we went to the beach, so to say I was excited is an understatement! I woke up Sunday morning ready to head to the beach. As I was checking the weather, I noticed there was a Tropical Storm Warning for Port Saint Joe. Debby Downer as we referred to it. After having a short pow-wow with the Williams, we decided take a chance and head into whatever wind and rain lay ahead of us. We all were just ready to get to the beach. So we packed up the dogs and the car, then headed out.

iphone loaded car

(iPhone photo)

Monday was a "hang out and watch movies" day, since it was storming all day. We did venture out once and came back in covered in sand and soaking wet within minutes! Tuesday the clouds cleared, the sun came out and we were on the beach the rest of the week. However, the storms did leave behind a little debris.

debris on the beach

(iPhone photo)

Port Saint Joe is my new favorite beach! It's gorgeous, laid-back, not commercialized, not crowded, has bike paths and it's dog friendly. What's not to love?

iphone port st joe sunset

(iPhone photo)

iphone turtles and pelicans

(iPhone photo)

iphone matt and ash bike riding

(iPhone photo)

We loved getting to hang out with the Williams family! And it's always fun experiencing the beach through the eyes of a child.

p pointing & p & d on beach

A little tossing the nerf football on the beach.

bw matt catching football on beach
e throwing d the football
matt holding football on beach

Um ... I think there's something behind you ... Haha! The attention span of a almost 2 year old.

ball coming at p
bw p standing in waves
d & p drinking water
e & b on beach looking at each other
p doing his song and dance on beach

I love his Batman hat!!

p in batman hat
p overhead on beach with batman hat

One of my favorite moments we captured.

bw p holding e's hand on beach

The dogs loved the beach!! We spent many hours running and walking up and down the beach. Along with playing in the waves! Sam was content relaxing in the sun, but Willie preferred heading to bed when he was tired.

iphone sam enjoying the beach
iphone sam falling asleep on beach
bw willie dog on bed

It was not all play and no work. I talked to several brides and Matt finished up a wedding highlights. Nice editing station, huh?

matt's editing station

(iPhone photo)

matt and ash on beach
matt and ash reflection family portrait

And a few more, because I just can't help it!!

b in d's arms on beach
d & p playing in sand
matt and p on the beach
matt on the beach laughing
p smiling on the beach in batman hat
p walking on the beach

Thanks to the Williams family for spending their vacation with us!!

Have a great 4th of July everyone!

Kristen + Jake | Engagement Photos

Back in December, Matt and I were lucky enough to film Matt's brother propose to his girlfriend. It is definitely a different experience for us being part of the wedding party instead of documenting the wedding! So, when Jake and Kristen asked us to take their engagement photos, we were beyond excited. We started out at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and then headed to Homewood for a few more shots. We had so much fun hanging out with them! Our hearts soar seeing them both so happy and in love.

We cannot wait for their wedding in August!

engagment on grass in front of greenhouse
engagement pinky promise
engagement photos smiling
engagement bushes
engagement leaning wall
engagement silhouette trees
engagement middle of street
engagement downtown doorway
engagement leaning on shoulder
engagement on bench and column
engagement green smiling
engagement leaning on chest