It’s always great to step into a different situation in our line of work.   It can bring about new challenges, new perspective, and even allow fresh creative energy to flow.  It was amazing to be given the opportunity to just go out and photograph such a fun-loving couple with so much freedom and expression.  Elise and Will were fantastic to work with and we had a pretty great time during this laid back, courthouse elopement and portrait session. Elise and Will wanted the social aspect of their wedding to be low-key, so they chose to simply go to the courthouse.  It was just the two of them, myself, and Grace assisting me for the evening.  We met them at New World Landing where they had a room to prep themselves and do a sweet card exchange.  Elise is quite the DIYer, as she formed her bouquet and even made their own wedding cake.  Her dress was laced beauty and Will’s suit was super sharp.

After leaving the courthouse, we had discussed the direction they wanted to take on their portraits, and it came down to working a bit downtown as well as hitting up Fort Pickens for the remainder of daylight.  Elise, as crafty as she is, had a few props she wanted to incorporate into the shoot, and I must say that the horse and unicorn masks were not only a first for me, but super fun!  We had a great time being part of Elise and Will's wedding experience!

-PHOTOGRAPHER | AKP ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHER

PROFESSIONALS WHO MADE IT HAPPEN: 

GETTING READY VENUE: Skopelos at New World  //  CEREMONY: Escambia County Courthouse // WEDDING GOWN DESIGNER: Banana Republic  //  WEDDING GOWN BRIDAL SHOP: Banana Republic Outlet  //  BRIDAL ACCESSORIES: Jessica Simpson //  GROOM’S SUIT DESIGNER: Express  //  GROOM’S SUIT SHOP: Express  //  GROOM’S SHOES: Clark’s

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