Kate + Danny | San Sebastian Church | St. Augustine Wedding

This was one of those weddings where EVERYONE is family and I’ve had the pleasure of photographing some of Kate’s family and friends weddings or lifestyle sessions.  This adorable couple got rained out the first time around with their engagement pictures but we made it back to Alpine Groves a second time and if you
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Mark + Danielle | Anastasia State Park Wedding | St. Augustine

This beautiful summer wedding burst with colors of the ocean in various shades of blue. I can’t even begin to describe how much I love this sweet couple, Mark and Danielle. They both simply have those personalities that are the calm in the chaos; and lastly, you will hardly ever catch one of them NOT
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Natalie + Ryan | Jacksonville Beach Wedding

Having worked predominately St. Augustine and destination weddings, this was our first Jacksonville wedding in awhile and it was so refreshing to work with these amazing vendors and such a lovely laid back couple. Their church Ocean City(and reception site) is directly across from Jacksonville Beach where the ceremony was held so it was a perfect
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Taylor + TJ | Alpine Groves Engagement

Have I told you how much I enjoy engagement pictures? It sets the stage for a lasting relationship between YOU and your photographer so that on the day of your wedding, you don’t feel as nervous in front of the camera. I enjoyed this beautiful couple immensely as we laughed through Alpine Groves and enjoyed
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Justin + Allison | River House Events

Justin and Allison rented a house by the inlet waterway for their first look and getting ready photos and as you can see from Justin’s awesome ring, there were a couple of avid fishermen that loved that spot as well. This was a beautiful DIY wedding and I hope you enjoy looking through every gorgeous detail
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Jason + Elyse | Washington Oaks Gardens Engagement

It doesn’t matter how many times I visit Washington Oaks Gardens State Park; I am always amazed by it’s beauty and add these two to the mix and well, you can see for yourself. I had the hardest time culling through images because I wanted to keep them ALL. They couldn’t take a bad picture
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Carrie + Kyle | Tringali Barn St. Augustine,FL Wedding

The year of 2016 started out with two beautiful barn weddings and it was quite the diamond in the rough to find this gorgeous unique barn hidden away off US1. Carrie and Kyle have the BEST sense of humor and the most laid back personalities. We met at Kookaburra less than a year ago and was
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Phillip + Cynthia | Florida Agricultural Museum Wedding

When I first met Phillip and Cynthia, it was at Washington Oaks on a beautiful HOT day here in Florida for their engagement session. Cynthia, with her bubbly sense of humor and Phillip with his quiet demeanor had this indescribable chemistry and connection that most would say, “Oh yeah, they are meant for each other.”
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Mark + Danielle | St. Augustine Engagement

Sometimes, you have to wait for the Florida weather to be right and as always, our weather is very unpredictable. We had a day or two that had to be rescheduled due to rain but this day was the perfect weather during a sunny Florida January day. Mark and Danielle were so laid back and full
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2015 Fall Mini Sessions

2015 was an exciting and busy year for us. I was so blessed to meet and photograph all of these lovely families for our fall mini sessions and we used 3 locations: Alpine Groves State Park, my neighborhood(St.Augustine South), and Marineland Beach. You’ll notice a couple of things. OF COURSE, yes, I grabbed the traditional
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Bridal Portraits| St. Augustine Wedding

There are times when some would rather get married at the courthouse and have their bridal portraits taken in our beautiful city. I, of course, had to take this lovely couple down to Magnolia St. and Aviles St. where the golden light filters through the moss covered trees and the cobblestone roads of Aviles make you
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Patalano Wedding | Palencia

When I was asked to photograph this beautiful Palencia wedding, I was told the theme was going to be “Great Gatsby” and THAT it was.  You won’t want to miss the these gorgeous details, classic home, and lovely people.   Catering: Culinary Outfitters Lighting: St. Johns Illuminations Music: By city kings band Flowers: Flower works  

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Kevin + Melissa | Bentonville, Arkansas Wedding

Some may ask HOW we were asked to shoot a wedding in Bentonville, Arkansas when we live in St. Augustine. First of all, we WELCOME destination weddings as we both love to travel and secondly, Melissa and I go WAY back. High school doesn’t feel like it’s been that long ago yet it’s been almost
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Danny + Kate | Alpine Groves State Park Engagement

This was my first time at Alpine Groves State Park and my what a beautiful park to visit. We were rained out the first time there and literally found ourselves jumping fences to outrun the storm approaching which you will see in some of the pictures. Kate and Danny even had family support there and
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Fall Mini Sessions | St. Augustine,Florida

This year we are offering fall mini sessions and have space available for November 8th at Alpine Groves State Park. These will be great gifts for family or Christmas cards:) Limited space available! 15 minutes 10 high res downloads If you’d like to reserve your spot, please email me at dawn@daybreakphoto.co

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Pratt Family Lifestyle Session

Have you ever met one of those families and you feel like you’ve known them all of your life? Well this is the way I felt when I walked into the Pratt’s family home. I’m really honored when people ask me into their living space because I know that’s a sacred and private place that
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Milana | Newborn Lifestyle

Congratulations to this beautiful couple on their baby girl, Milana. I loved everything about this session and meeting this sweet family. Beautiful light filtered through their home as I photographed Milana in her ombre colored swaddle blanket and between the mint and cream tones in her nursery and her calm and peaceful spirit, this was
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Caleb + Hannah | Captiva Island,FL

As most know, I’m a traveler at heart and I jumped at the chance to photograph Caleb & Hannah’s wedding in Captiva Island,FL. It was 2 hours of an intimate ceremony, beautiful family,sunset over the ocean, and one gorgeous DIY bride:) Congratulations to this sweet couple and enjoy this gorgeous buttery light::always chasing the light::
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Lifestyle Sessions | The Smith Family

I’ve really enjoyed photographing families in the comfort of their own home and these sessions are often called ‘lifestyle sessions.’ The Smith family just had their 4th precious little bundle of joy 8 days before AND moved from a different state. Super parents indeed:) Between the couch hopping, snack eating, baby holding, and newborn snuggles,
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St. Augustine,FL Engagement|Carrie + Kyle

I’ve noticed that I take a “flora” image before almost every engagement session so this could become a ‘thing.’ Ha! Enjoy this fun loving couple who started off their downtown St. Augustine session just right with a cold brew at A1A Ale Works in St. Augustine followed by a typical afternoon Florida rain:) Congratulations Carrie
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Bookhout Maternity | St. Augustine,FL

Jenny & Dan are getting ready to meet their precious baby girl and I am IN LOVE with her name. Anyone that knows me KNOWS that I am obsessed with Lord of the Rings so let’s hear it for a drumroll… Her name is Arwen. These parents couldn’t get any cooler but they DID when
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Booking Weddings 2015-2016

I’ve been MIA from blogging and from updating our website but for good reason. We introduced our sweet little boy Judah River to our family May 1,2015(I’ll be sharing pictures soon) so I’ve been off for the month of May and most of June. I still wanted everyone to know though that we have some
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