Wedding Inspiration- Veils
July 2nd, 2015

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I can remember it just like it was yesterday.  After many days of trying on wedding dresses, I had finally found one that I thought was a winner.  There was just a little doubt still in my mind.  Then, they put on a veil on me as I was standing in the mirror.  That did it!  The tears started to well up in my eyes.  It was in that moment I truly felt like a bride!  It was the perfect dress, and the veil was the perfect finishing touch!  – Stephanie

We wanted to continue our series on wedding inspiration with another favorite detail of the wedding day and bride’s wardrobe – the veil!  Of course, you don’t have to wear a veil to be a bride, but for many, it really does provide that finishing touch!  It is something that makes your wedding day different from any other day in your life.  There might be other special occasions for a beautiful gown or fabulous shoes, but for the veil… this is the day!

Let’s get right to it!  Of course, there are so many different styles to fit every occasion and personality.  Two of our personal favorites are the ballerina and cathedral veils.  We just love the dramatic flair we can add to images with theses stunning veils that typically are long enough to reach your ankles or the floor.  These veils can also be used as a way to add a faux “train” to your dress.

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Mid-length veils or fingertip veils are another favorite!  We especially love that many brides choose veils that have a little bit of sparkle or lace, or they “accessorize” these veils with a special hairpiece.  As with almost any wedding detail, you can dress it up or down, depending on the style of your wedding day.

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We also love veils with lots of tiers!  The shortest tier is often worn as a blusher – a very traditional and romantic detail.  The blushers are usually worn as a part of a two or three-layer veil ensemble, but can be worn alone, as well.

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There are also birdcage veils; what a statement piece!  This is a vintage style, but works with almost everything these days.  Birdcage veils are a really great way to show off your dress, especially if it has a great neckline or really interesting back.

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And, as with any wedding day detail, it is made even more special by the meaning behind it.  This bride chose to use her mom’s wedding veil.  So timeless and perfect!

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We hope you have enjoyed this little bit of inspiration from our brides!  Check back for more inspiration on all your favorite wedding details!

352.562.3066  –  photo@footstone.com  –  www.footstonephotography.com

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Farren and Derrick’s Central Florida Barn Wedding
July 1st, 2015

When a bride and groom decide to center the focus around a particular theme, it helps them and their vendors to know what “look” they’re going for.  But surprisingly, this endearing couple centered their wedding around family.  From how we structured their photo timeline to include time devoted to special people, to their decor displaying family heirlooms and pictures of loved ones, Farren and Derrick’s relationships with friends and family was made a priority the entire day.

After bouncing around many options for venues, Farren and Derrick, along with their parents, decided the most special place for them to marry would be Farren’s family property.  This is perhaps the option that includes the most work on the family’s part, but can absolutely be the most beautiful option.  Thanks to Farren’s dad actually building a barn for this special occasion and Keith Watson Events bringing in all the beautiful decor, this wedding was spectacularly exquisite!

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With many of our brides, the first look with Dad is planned in their timeline so we’re sure we don’t miss this precious moment.  Often times, our dads go ahead and get in their suits, even though it happens sometimes a few hours before the ceremony.  They change after of course, but Farren wanted her dad to be wearing exactly what he would on any normal day.  She has pictures in her prom dresses with dad in his seersucker, blue jeans and work hat; so that’s what she wanted for her wedding day moment as well.Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com

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What an amazing day!  Thank you to Farren and Derrick for allowing us the honor to share it with you.  And also a special thanks to the amazing vendors we had the pleasure of working with!

Venue: Family Property   –   Caterer: Brown’s Country Buffet

Event Coordinator & Florist: Keith Watson Events

DJ: Genius Entertainment   –   Cake Artist: Marcia Hunt

Hair Stylist: Kelsey McCormick   –   Makeup Artist: Kelli Roberts

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The Countdown Begins!
June 30th, 2015

We are now only 4 days away from heading to Arba, Italy and beginning our Destination Portrait Sessions! Three amazing couples are joining us for this incredible experience. We are incredibly honored they would invest in this journey and trust us enough to fly across the world and meet us!  Follow us here, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see the behind the scenes, plus the ridiculously beautiful images we’ll be sharing of this amazing country.

Thank you again to GraphiStudio for allowing us to stay in the Ceconi Castle.  Words cannot describe how enchanting this area is and we’re thrilled to be able to give our clients this once-in-a-lifetime experience.  Our couples will not only stay in this extraordinary castle, but they’ll have with an Italian made Graphi album of their adventure.  Watch the video below and you’ll see why we’re so grateful for this amazing company!

We’ll keep you posted as the adventure begins!



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A Friday Favorite!
June 26th, 2015

This precious portrait is one of our recent favorites.  We adore this family and are so grateful to have shared many milestones with them.  Have a great weekend and cherish your time with loved ones!

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While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt

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Introducing Ellie Gray
June 25th, 2015

Ashley and Ryan have become quite famous on our blog, and for good reason!  We have loved walking through so many special events of their life with them, from their incredible NYC engagement session (Part 1 & Part 2) and their stunning Estate Wedding in Atlanta. But now… the star of the show is their beautiful daughter, Ellie Gray!

Just a few weeks before Ellie was born, we ventured out to a beautiful and secluded spot in Gainesville for Ashley’s maternity session.  This property has belonged to Paul’s family for a very long time and it was the perfect spot for an organic and almost fantastical look.  We are honored to know your family Ryan and Ashley; we adore both of you and now baby Ellie as well!

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Cassie and Trevor’s Stunning Santa Fe River Ranch Wedding
June 24th, 2015

This wedding will go down in history as one of our most emotional and beautiful ones.  Cassie and Trevor met when they were quite young, but it wasn’t until many years later they fell in love.  After Cassie’s father had passed away in November of 2012, one of the first people to reach out to her was Trevor.  Cassie shared, “after he called to give his condolences, from that moment on, he never left my mind”.

Cassie and Trevor were married at Santa Fe River Ranch, a venue we love dearly.  It was a joyous day and we couldn’t be more grateful to share this amazing experience with these precious families.  For brides-to-be, you MUST come by the studio and see a copy of this exquisite album.  The images are beautiful here, but wait until you see them in print.

We wish you many blessings in your marriage and lives together Cassie and Trevor!  Thank you for allowing us the honor of being your wedding photographers!

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Venue: Santa Fe River Ranch  –  Event Coordinator: Beyond Expectations

Florist: Cheryl Taylor  –  Cake Artist: Laura Milton

DJ: Genius Entertainment  –  Makeup Artist: Kara Winslow

Hair Stylist: Jessica Lord  –  Caterer: Hills BBQ & Catering


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A Life Changing Weekend for New Photographers
June 17th, 2015

ProfessionalPhotographerPaul and I are incredibly excited to spend a weekend this August encouraging, teaching and supporting new photographers or photographers ready to take their business to the next level.  The photography industry is a great one and we truly believe that with the right guidance, experience and education, you can make your passion your livelihood.  We will talk photography, business, sales, marketing… everything!  Hear exactly how we work together as a husband and wife team in both wedding and portrait photography.  Plus, you’ll get one-on-one time with us to talk specifics about your goals and processes.  Email us at photo@footstone.com or visit Professional Photographers of America at ppa.com.

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Joshua & Sierra’s Southern Barn House Wedding
June 16th, 2015

Today’s wedding is a super exciting and special one to share.  This past year, Joshua, Paul’s youngest sibling, married our dear Sierra.  It was such an incredibly beautiful day and Sierra, you will go down in history as one of our most beautiful brides.  :)

We are proud and honored to have Sierra join our family and sharing this day with her and Joshua was extremely special.  The love between Sierra and her parents was unforgettable and I speak on behalf of all of the Privettes when I say she is a treasure to our family.  The joy and emotion is evident in their images and we’re thrilled to share them with you today!

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Joshua chose to make Sierra’s entrance incredibly special by singing her a song he’d written.  This tradition started with Malcolm, Joshua’s father, singing to Dee at their wedding.  Paul also sang to me (Kristin) as I came down the aisle.  We laugh because Paul says he was more nervous about this part then the getting married part!  I don’t think Joshua was nervous at all… his eyes never left Sierra’s. It was a beautiful moment.

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Let’s examine the image above extra carefully, shall we? Coley is trying to keep Russell from fleeing; Colette is breaking down in Sierra’s arms; Charlotte is also about to lose control and poor Joshua is getting scared; Kate is enjoying every minute of it; our boys are wrestling; while precious Abby and Lizzie are the only two in control… this one may go down in history as my all time favorite family image.Southern Farm Wedding -http://footstonephoto.com/ Southern Farm Wedding -http://footstonephoto.com/ Southern Farm Wedding -http://footstonephoto.com/ Southern Farm Wedding -http://footstonephoto.com/

We love you Joshua and Sierra!  May God bless your marriage and the rest of your lives together!

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Laurie & Dustin’s Exquisite Wedding Album
June 12th, 2015

This past winter we had the honor of photographing Laurie and Dustin’s wedding in Lake City, Florida.  We’re swooning over the album that we just delivered to them with it’s exquisite acrylic cover, textured linen paper and a display box that was absolutely magnificent.  Laurie and Dustin, we adore you and your families.  We are so grateful to know you and to have been trusted to capture this beautiful story! We hope everyone enjoys watching their day unfold…



Venue: Columbia County Fairgrounds Banquet Hall & Mount Olive Baptist Church

Event Coordinator & Rentals: Beyond Expectations

DJ: Genius Entertainment  –  Makeup Artist& Hair Stylist: Hair & Makeup Design by Alissa

Caterer: Hills BBQ & Catering  –  Cake Artist: Robbi Snipes

Gown Boutique: The Golden Needle

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Wedding Inspiration for Our Brides!
June 10th, 2015

WeddingInspirationGraphic2We often get asked a lot of questions from our brides during the planning process.  Even if your questions are not photography related, we are always excited to share what we’ve seen and learned from our past wedding couples.

Today’s Wedding Inspiration is all about the shoes our brides are wearing.  This is the final element that brings your wedding look together, and shoes are always important to most of us girls, so this decision is especially important on your wedding day!  We love that shoes can be such a statement piece, adding the additional sparkle, charm, and personality to your beautiful gown.

Let’s start out with the most popular choice… Heels.  Need a little height?  Or just can’t imagine wearing anything else?  You have a plethora of exquisite options.  Just keep in mind if you want to rock the heel, you also have to put up with an entire day of moving and dancing in them.  But they may be absolutely worth it!

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Then, there is the ever-so-popular Cowboy Boot.  While many of these boots add just as much elegance as a pair of glittery heels, we love the functionality and casual feeling you get from a pair of boots.  They work so well when we spend all day wandering the beautiful ranches and pieces of family property, moving from one spot to the next.  No need to worry about aerating the soil on your way… you are totally comfortable to walk, twirl, jump, or whatever crazy thing we may suggest to get those stunning images!
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Finally, we have more and more brides sporting a comfy and practical pair of Flats.  Many of our brides will have a great pair of flats for the reception, but if you’re really concerned about heels hurting your feet, consider wearing them for the entire day.  If you are just a comfy and casual person, why change that on your wedding day?
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And then, why not just go above and beyond and have a little bit of everything?  This creative bride chose to incorporate her great-grandmother’s shoes, some fabulous heels, and of course her adorable boots for the dance floor at the reception!  We loved it!

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Or, you can mix and match… One pair of special boots for the brides and some fabulous wedges for the entire wedding party!  It’s hard to go wrong!Bridal Wedding Shoes Inspiration - Cowboy Boots and Wedges - www.footstonephotography.com

We hope you have enjoyed this little bit of inspiration from our brides!  Check back for more inspiration on all your favorite wedding details!

352.562.3066  –  photo@footstone.com  –  www.footstonephotography.com

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