This post is dedicated to a dear friend who I admire & adore.
If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce.
If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.
- Zig Ziglar
Friendship makes life so rich. I feel very blessed to have made true friends that share my creative passion for photography. We share this common bond & slight obsession for documenting life artistically. We share knowledge, we support & nurture one another through the highs and lows of chasing dreams & running businesses, and spend a lot of time simply laughing together.Dawn V. Gilmore, you inspire me with your art & your drive. You have a genuine love for your clients & their love stories. Watching you relive yours as you & Skip renewed your vows on your tenth wedding anniversary really warmed my heart. I hope you enjoy seeing a couple of those stolen moments that you are so well known for capturing.
This time, my friend, they are yours to keep.
Flowers by Misty Rose Flowers.
Dawn, the little ones in your family are so precious!
They were so good & waited so patiently…
From tiny & squishy to freckled & sweet, your family is so blessed with laughter.
The lovely & talented Ms. Jo’ah May made Dawn’s eyes so pearly & green.
We were in awe!! Our girl looked so G-L-A-M!!
This smile is so tell-tale of your friendship with Jo’ah.
I think this may have been an impersonation of a makeup artist taking their work too seriously.
Jo’ah, I love your relaxed & bohemian spirit!
Dawn, meeting your mom tells me so much. She’s a jazzy sassy girl just like you!
Cindy Morley of Eventful Moments has some fancy boutonnière skills.
Vows were renewed amongst a small group of family & friends gathered in a beautiful suite at the oceanside
Hutchinson Island Courtyard Marriott . I was so honored to be an invited guest.
Dawn, I L-O-V-E the look on Skip’s face in this next photo. Love.
“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”
Butter rum wedding cake by A Piece of Cake. Finally what all the kiddos were waiting for!
Having photographer friends is the best! Rachel Boland Perez, I love you girl!! You had Dawn squealing…
“THIS is what my brides feel like!!” I guess we should put ourselves on the other side of the camera more often!
I really enjoy being a part of an industry whose sole purpose is to celebrate love. The behind-the-scenes isn’t always glamourous or poetic & well, we all work very, very hard to give our clients an experience. It was so wonderful to see all of these vendors come together & design something so special for one of our own.
I am blessed and honored to call you my friend. And I look forward to continued learning & growing together as photographers, as artists & most simply as friends.
With love, admiration & a big warm hug,
P.S. Just WAIT until you see Dawn’s trash the dress session shot by our precious Rachel Boland Perez of Moments to Milestones Photography. Here’s a sneak peak of what I saw!