A Special Gift for 2015 Brides!
October 24th, 2014

You will often hear us talking about how we want our brides and families to have an amazing experience while they are working with us.  Because we focus so heavily on the experience, we just get so excited when we run across the perfect little gift that we can share with our clients!

Before heading to the Florida Bridal Expo, we realized that we only had spots for 10 more weddings in 2015 and wanted to find something super special for those 10 brides that book with us.  We found the perfect little gift!  We had a special bag on our minds and turned to Etsy to search for the perfect one.  We found these beautiful, handmade clutches by {A03} Designs and knew they were just perfect for Footstone!  We hope our brides enjoy these special little clutches filled with goodies as much as we do!  We can’t wait to meet the rest of our brides!

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Also, if you didn’t have the chance to visit us at the Florida Bridal Expo, here’s a quick peek at the newly redesigned booth!  We love how it came out and hope you will visit us in January for the next Expo.  Until then, we’ll be looking forward to all the meetings we have scheduled with new brides!

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Oh, and by the way, to date, we have just 8 spots left for 2015 brides!  Contact us at any time to schedule your consultation!  We can’t wait to meet with you!

Wedding FAQ’s  –  photo@footstone.com  –  352.562.3066

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Robyn & Daniel’s Micanopy Farm Wedding Album
October 23rd, 2014

We’re excited to share Robyn and Daniel’s wedding with you!  These are the spreads from their wedding album that we delivered to the happy couple just this week!  With a shiny new acrylic cover, shimmering pearl paper, and exquisitely printed in Italy by GraphiStudio, it showcased this incredible day just perfectly.  I must mention that the first thing Robyn did was smell the Italian leather case! I loved it!

It’s always fun to travel to a new place and photograph at a new venue.  Their ceremony and ceremony was held at Coon Hollo Farms in Micanopy, Florida. We couldn’t have asked for a more spectacular day for Robyn and Daniel.  While it rained a little in the morning, the skies turned perfectly blue just in time to start taking pictures. Robyn got ready at the Holiday Inn at the University of Florida in Gainesville. We’re always happy when we have a big beautiful window to photograph beside and in front of. It doesn’t take much else!  Then we made a short drive south to the charming Main Street of Micanopy.  We have done a few engagement sessions in this area, but love that Robyn and Daniel wanted to do their wedding party pictures here. We walked around together, played in the streets, and even had ice cream! One of the best parts about doing a first look is you actually get to spend most of your wedding day with the person your marrying.  Crazy to think about, isn’t it?

As described by Robyn, she and Daniel have a very “light-hearted, cheerful, fun, loving, and quirky” relationship.  They wanted their wedding to be a very outdoorsy, country style, laid-back wedding filled with sunflowers and banana pudding.  We think they pulled it off perfectly! It was a refreshingly lovely wedding that focused on what makes you guys happy…  And we treasured being a part of it with you!

 

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Venue: Coon Hollo Corn Maze • Event Coordinator: Shana Marcus • Florist: Prange’s Florist • Cake Artist: Sugar Refined Bake Shop (Formerly, Ms. Debbie’s Sugar Art)• DJ: Genius Entertainment • Hair Stylist: Mindy Johnson • Caterer: Custom Caters

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Holiday Family Sessions
October 15th, 2014

Can you believe it is already October?!  We know that means lots of pumpkin spice everything and, you guessed it… holidays!  Let us help you get some of the items checked of your list!  If you are looking or a fabulous Christmas card or gift ideas for family and friends, we are now scheduling portrait sessions.

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Keep in mind, to guarantee products before Christmas, the last portrait session will be scheduled for Saturday, November 22nd.  There are limited Saturday sessions, but many weekday morning and evening options.  Do you have questions about our portrait sessions?  Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page and then contact us!

Contact us to schedule your consultation appointment!

352.562.3066 – photo@footstone.com

 

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A Country Field Family Session
October 8th, 2014

It’s almost time to break out the long sleeves and boots! This past fall, we were able to work with Stacey and her adorable family. Their home and lifestyle is absolutely southern so we chose a nearby open field that is just spectacular when the sun starts to set. Stacey did a great job coordinating her family’s wardrobe. We tend to like this look better than everyone wearing the same colors. It’s a fun way to show off individual style and personality. I’d also guess that Madison, Coy and Emma Claire liked to have some say in what they were wearing!

Stacey’s holiday card ended up being one my favorites from last year. See the end of the post for the sample of their family’s holiday cards!

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Our family sessions for Holiday orders have already started being scheduled. Our last day for Fall sessions will be November 22nd if you’d like to have them in time for Christmas. Call the studio today and we’ll start planning your family’s session!

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Zehra & Pedro’s Downtown Gainesville Engagement Session
October 1st, 2014

Zehra and Pedro recently got married in Zehra’s home country of Turkey. Unfortunately, Paul and I couldn’t join them on the trip, but we did have the opportunity of spending an evening with them in downtown Gainesville for their engagement session.  Zehra and Pedro spend a lot of time in the area and love the vibe.  When we passed the “stage” area, Pedro shared that he and Zehra met in a Salsa dancing class and actually traveled and competed at dance competitions together.  So awesome!  Of course we made them go up and show off!  We then drove just a few minutes away to the historic Thomas Center and made use of their beautiful gardens and the perfectly setting sun.

When Zehra and Pedro came in for their Reveal, they fell in love with so many images and knew an album was a must!  Of course, we always love to get to create a printed story for our engagement session and our brides often use this album as a guest book at the wedding.  Zehra couldn’t bare the thought of having people sign the pages, so it will remain as simply an album that they’ll share with their families at the wedding!

We can’t wait to hear all about the wedding Zehra and Pedro! We hope it was an absolutely perfect day!

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Zehra’s beautiful make up was done by the fabulous Kara Winslow!

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Wedding Day Makeup Tips & Tricks Workshop
September 25th, 2014

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Learn what we think you should know about Wedding Day Make Up!

On Tuesday, September 30th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, join us for a fun night of mingling, dessert and wine while we share our thoughts about wedding day make up!  Why does your photographer care about your make up, you may ask?  Believe it or not, we’ve seen beautiful girls get terrible make up that could have potentially ruined their images.  Of course, we’d never let that happen, so this requires a lot of retouching work on our parts after the wedding.  Ideally, you look spectacular in person AND on camera!

Kara Winslow is our number one recommendation for wedding make up artists. She knows how to create a natural look while emphasizing your best features. She creates highlights and shadows in the same areas that we try to create them with light.

We can host only about 8 to 10 brides, plus one guest, in our studio. So please call or email soon if you’d like to join us!  See you there!

Please RSVP by Friday, September 25th.  Call 352.562.3066 or email photo@footstone.com.  

See a few helpful Tips from Kristin here!  

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Cassie & Trevor’s Santa Fe River Ranch Engagement Session
September 19th, 2014

We love hearing the stories of our couples and how they met.  We are often reminded that it is not always a short or easy journey to come to the decision to marry each other.  For Cassie and Trevor, there were many years between their “love at first sight moment” and a romantic beach proposal, but this journey allowed each of them to know they were each other’s true soulmate.

Cassie shared with us that “he makes me who I am today and shows me what real, unconditional love is.”

As you will see in their engagement session images, Cassie and Trevor are a perfectly adorable couple. Now, Cassie warned us that Trevor might be a little shy during the session.  This is actually one of the most important reasons why we do an engagement session. This is often the case with our grooms. But apparently, they bring out the best in each other because they were comfortable and snuggly the entire time.  Cassie describes their relationship as “easy, fun and unconditional”.  Perfectly said!

Cassie and Trevor are planning a chic, southern affair at the Santa Fe River Ranch this fall. We wanted to take advantage of that beautiful landscape for their engagement session as well.  A fun part of photographing on the ranch is you never know how close our curious animal onlookers are going to get!

Another fun thing Cassie shared with us is that one of their favorite things to do is cook dinner together and then watch a movie in their pajamas.  You know… that could have been a fun idea for an engagement session too?! Regardless, we’re excited to share how beautiful and fun these images are and we’re super excited for the wedding!

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Also, a big shout out to Kara Winslow!  Doesn’t Cassie’s makeup look fabulous?!

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Changyi & Dapeng’s Outdoor Florida Wedding
September 17th, 2014

On a perfectly beautiful Spring day, Changyi and Dapeng said “I do” under a bright blue Florida sky at the lovely Haile Plantation Country Club.  This sweet couple decided to do a first look so they could spend more time with family and friends after the ceremony. We decided the most picturesque area in Haile Plantation is the “famous” bridge. Dapeng waited (nervously?!) as we drove Changyi up by his side. As she saw him in the distance, the tears already started to come.  I will never forget this moment when she said in the softest and sweetest voice, “I just love him so much.”

“I didn’t realize how much I loved my husband until I saw him standing on the bridge. I cried, but those were happy tears,” shared Changyi. She also described the wedding day as “happy, romantic and perfect”. We absolutely agree. We are so happy for you guys and can’t even describe what an honor it was to witness your precious day. We will never forget the joy and compassion you two shared for each other. Congratulations on a beautiful life to come!
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Venue & Catering : Haile Plantation Golf & Country Club
Florist : Publix
Cake Artist : Dream Day Cakes
Musician : Strings for Things
Makeup Artist : Kara Winslow
Hair Stylist : Deborah Master Hair Designer
Rentals : Party Time Rentals

 

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Joshua & Sierra’s Coastal North Carolina Engagement Session
September 12th, 2014

We have been in business long enough to see some of our clients’ kids grow up right before our eyes.  How time flies!  But, at the same time, that is happening in our own family as well!  This sweet couple that we are featuring today is Paul’s youngest brother, Joshua, and his sweet fiancée, Sierra.  Now I know this will be showing my age a little bit, but Joshua was only 5 years old when Paul and I first met.  Sigh…  Now it’s his turn to get married!

Joshua proposed to Sierra a few months ago on a trip to the beach over their spring break.  We really wanted to incorporate that special memory into their engagement session.  The perfect opportunity came up this summer when the whole Privette clan took our yearly vacation to Atlantic Beach, a lovely little coastal town in North Carolina.  We knew this would be the perfect opportunity to do a beautiful sunrise session with Joshua and Sierra!

We are looking forward to an amazing celebration with family and friends on Sierra’s grandparent’s farm this weekend.  Welcome to the family, Sierra, and congratulations to you both!  We love you!

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A Summer Session on St. Augustine Beach
September 4th, 2014

September is Family Portrait Month!  If you schedule a portrait session with us, your session fee will go to an amazing charity devoted to improving the lives of children in impoverished areas. You can see more about how you can participate on our blog here.

You may remember a beach family session from last summer that featured 3 generations of a family. This is such a true honor when we have the opportunity to create such special images like these. We got to photograph another special family like that earlier this summer.  Mandy contacted us in the spring to let us know her family would be heading south from their home in Illinois to vacation in St. Augustine Beach this summer.  We were more than thrilled to travel to the east coast of Florida for this special session with her husband and children, and also her mom and sisters.

Mandy and Kristin spent a little bit of time over the phone planning the color combinations in their outfits before the session. She originally planned to have everyone match, but after looking through sample inspirations on wardrobes and talking about what would look best displayed on the family’s walls, Mandy decided on a bright summer color pattern. We are thrilled with the wall collection we designed with Mandy and maybe one day we will have to chance to see it in their home in Illinois!

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