Photography By Jerry and Denise: Blog en-us (C) Photography By Jerry and Denise (Photography By Jerry and Denise) Tue, 21 Aug 2012 12:20:00 GMT Tue, 21 Aug 2012 12:20:00 GMT Photography By Jerry and Denise: Blog 96 120 Nick and Abby's Alaska Wedding It all started between racquetball games. A bunch of us just standing or sitting around talking about a variety of topics. Someone mentioned Nick was engaged. Not being the greatest sales rep, I handed him a Photography by Jerry and Denise card. Understand his mother, Abby and maybe others visited our site to view our stuff.  And the rest as they say, is history. 

We photographed the engagement session (yep check it out) of their dreams: at a Cocoa Beach sunrise. 

Next stop: Palmer, Alaska. (Go ahead, we'll wait) Hopefully you took a moment on the blog to see our 11,000 mile adventure to, around and from Alaska. It was epic. Even though no moose was spotted, still worth every minute.

Now finally the wedding. What are weddings after all? Family and friends of those who love the couple gathering to witness them joining their lives in matrimony. Its such an emotional affair. We love it with all our hearts. 

We enjoyed meeting all of Nick's friends and family. We enjoyed meeting all of Abby's friends and family. Enjoyed is actually an understatement. They were all so loving and welcoming to us we felt like family, too. Still have the moose we bought from our spontaneous Lowes visit, complete with Steve blowing bubbles in the check out lanes. Oh yeah. It was this good.  

We love you all and hope you are blessed with our images. Scroll down for a full length slideshow.

All of the images can be seen here.

And this wonderfull event was held at Alaska's Harvest Bed & Breakfast

Hope to see you soon,

J & D


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Our sweetie is one today. Her middle name is Joy. She is so loved and her eyes reflect all that love to everyone she meets. It's been a pleasure to photograph her since she was a big belly on her momma. Now she's one. It's been an amazing first year to watch her grow and change over these months. Looking forward to each new development milestone, because before we know it she'll be ready for her senior pictures. Enjoy each moment. So happy to get these images for you. With all our love,

J & D



Photographed on location in Winter Park, Florida.

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We are expecting twins!!! At least it feels like WE are expecting twins. Of course EJ and Pamela are really the expecting ones. Our job is to 1. be excited 2. make photographs they love, and 3. offer to babysit (and really mean it). We truly are thrilled for this growing family and are blessed to be a part of the memories.  These little girls will be doted on by their photographers, that's for certain. 

For now, our job is to love on these two beautiful people and give them our best. Looking forward to meeting Ella and Eden more each day. Until then, enjoy these days you two. Sleep-in while you can. Spend these last weeks BB (Before Babies) enjoying time together.  

From our hearts to yours ~ J & D.

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Rodney and Shantell are one Very happy to finally post some images from Rodney and Shantell's wonderful wedding. Their wedding was less than a month ago, but we thought it was only fair they saw their images in person first. Knowing them over all these months, getting their engagement images from University of Central Florida and finally photographing their wedding has culmnated into a nice collection of images.  We were honored to be a part of these moments and hope their new life together is blessed.

The images from Shantell getting ready and their First Look were from The DoubleTree downtown Orlando and the wedding was held at Lake Highland Prep's auditorium. The reception was host by the venerable  310 Lakeside Orlando.  See the story with the slideshow below.

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Olympic Size Respect A couple of years ago Jerry met a pretty girl named Kellie Wells downtown for a photo shoot. She was so much fun to be with so Jerry couldn't wait to photograph her again. We had tentative plans to have another session, but her schedule wouldn't permit it. Turns out she was doing a lot of training because she was a contender for the 2011 Women's 100 meter hurdle World championship in South Korea. Pretty good excuse.

Since that time she's tried to reschedule, but her time in Orlando is always so limited. That happens when you qualify for the 2012 Olympics. Her final match is tomorrow. We couldn't be prouder of her. She's a remarkable person and regardless of how she finishes, Kellie will always be our Gold standard. God bless Kellie Wells.



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We fell in love. When Nick and Abby asked us to photograph their wedding in Alaska our first reaction was a resounding, "heck yeah!" Neither of us had ever been. We've always thought it would be a photographers paradise. We had no idea.

We planned our 10,000 mile trip so we could be there a few days early. Thinking we would do some day trips into the wilderness. It's nice to have plans. After our first night those plans were completely and happily thrown out. Our idea of just going out for a few hours didn't seem sufficient. From Anchorage, the Denali National Forest was a four hour drive. Fairbanks was six, so a big 1,000 mile circle would take easily two days.

We were without a plan and it was gloriously freeing. We drove. Stopped when the scene overcame our senses. Drove with our cameras in our laps. And stopped frequently.

Every ten miles the beauty that lay before us was even more spectacular than the one before. So much awe in one day can be dangerous. Imagine what two days did to us. Photography by Jerry and Denise will forever have a part of Alaska in our hearts. We snapped our shutters a lot hoping to do the land justice. Here's a slideshow of highlights. 

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Style is subjective. "There is no accounting for taste"

It's been said time and again. Likely people keep saying this tried and true cliche' because examples of it's validity come to our attention regularly. No one can explain why they like one style over another. What's wrong with antique verses modern? It's a matter of opinion. 

In our photography we prefer images that are from genuine moments. No where is this truer than with children. It's our preference. Hopefully we aren't alone.

Speaking of which, style that is, if you noticed a new look to our web page no need to adjust anything. Jerry's been trying out some new looks. We are thinking of updating our image and this one could stick. Any thoughts on this one? 

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Expectations and their management We all come to matters with our predetermined set of ideas of what's right.  In our minds it's how things should be. Weddings can be a hot bed for high (unrealistic?) expectations. For example, let's use a bride and groom hiring a wedding photographer. 

They both come with a differing set of expectations. Seems natural given that most men HATE getting their pictures taken and the women LOVE it, as long as they look wonderful.  Men look great in their suits 99.9% of the time. Those jackets give them the desired shape, regardless of their actual one. Women however, succumb to other factors and make choices that are not always in their best interest. Someone should have been more honest with them during shopping. Brides need to consider their curvy bridesmaids will look better and feel happier in a dress that enhances their best features. 

So if the bride has an EXPECTATION all her girls will be in the same strapless dress (!), and look fantastic for pictures, regardless of bodyshape, guess who will be disappointed with the outcome. Poof! Fairytail images ruined. 

Expectations can be vetted and probed to ensure the best outcome possible. Our advice for those hiring wedding photographers is to communicate your expectation! If you don't, it's almost guaranteed there will be utter disappointment with the results. Use Pinterest to collect images that you love and show them to your photographer. At least they will get an idea of what you love.

Now comes the photographer expectations part. I would personally love it if everyone in the bridal party was happy. And loved the bride and groom overflowing with gushy emotion. Is this expectation realistic? Of course not! Check your expectations at the door, please.

So how do we rectify the problem? Well Albert Ellis would ask us to have no expectations therefore, achieve happiness. We say communication is key to managing hopes, dreams and their outcomes. Talk to us. We are really good listeners.


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Geoff & Leigh Ann's Wedding Story Beautiful weddings like Geoff and Leigh Ann's seem like an easy event to photograph. We've photographed over 85 weddings combined, so we've nailed down our style with confidence. It does take loads of knowledge, professional equipment and experience to cover different lighting scenes with this much consistency. But enough about that.

Photography by Jerry and Denise were delighted to be able to help out our friend Scott Craig Photography to cover the men getting ready, the ceremony and the reception. It's a big job for one photographer so we're always happy to help out. But it's why Jerry and Denise are thankful to come as a complete set, we can cover weddings as a well rehearsed team. You'll know us. We photographed your engagement session. It works out great to be comfortable for your wedding day photography. 

In case you love the venue, The Omni at Champions Gate Orlando was the gorgeous site for this lovely affair. We made a quick slideshow of our favorites. Enjoy!



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Love adding something new. The Collage. It's the faces, every single one. We love them all. And now they are forever part of our lives. We can't wait to see more little toddler faces. Call us today to schedule a session.

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