Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tiffany & John tied the knot!

My niece Tiffany finally married the man of her dreams in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Clermont's Historic Village on Lake Minneola on July 24, 2010. Tiffany brought John for a visit earlier this year and we did their engagement photos and she told me about her plans to be married this July. She met John when she was just a teenager and the two re-connected years later. Theirs was a family affair with everyone pitching in to make this a special day for the bride and groom. At home with mom Tiffany was pampered by her Aunt Kristy who did her hair and step-sisters and cousins who all joined in to get her ready for her big day. Downstairs Carol, Tiffany's mom and Joe along with her step-brother and cousin John Christopher put the finishing touches on the appetizers and flowers. Clermont-Minneola Eagles Aerie 4485 was the reception site and everyone had a GREAT time. A family friend made the cute wedding cake with a bride & groom duckie cake top. Here are a few teaser shots from their wedding more will follow on their sneak peek on facebook.

Justin & Shelby tie the knot!

I met Justin & Shelby earlier this year when we did their e-session at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park in Naples, FL. I had know Justins parents Janet & Jay since high school and was so honored that they asked me to photograph their sons wedding this July. They were married at Lehigh Baptist Church in Lehigh Acres, Fl on July 17, 2010 and held their reception right ther at the church. They had a super cool beach themed wedding complete with a video of their engagement session set to Johnny & June by Heidi Newfield. Masons Bakery did a FAB job on the cake and it was tasty too! Shelby & Justin promise they will have a Glam beach photo shoot when they return from their homeymoon and get settled! You can view their sneak peek on my Facebook page. Here are a few of my favorites from their day....

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Cody & Erin's Wedding Teaser

Cody & Erin had an amazing wedding at the Burroughs Home and Gardens in Downtown Fort Myers. The guys dressed at Hotel Indigo before the wedding and we had a great time shooting there before the wedding.

I've been really lax here on the blog.... Sorry :o)We as a family have been caring for my grandmother who just recently went to join my grandfather on their journey. Here is a little about her and one of my favorite photos from my cousin Lee's wedding last Aug. This has been a long three years for her but she never gave up and enjoyed her time here on earth.

Jacqueline Delores Hust “Jackie” to all of her friends and family passed away peacefully at her home with the help of Hope Hospice and her family on the afternoon of July 15, 2010 from complications due to Cancer and Alzheimer’s diseases.
Jackie was born September 29, 1928 in Evansville, Indiana to Bert & Ruth Poiles. She grew up in a musical family and loved singing with her siblings. She was the oldest of 6 children; Charles Poiles, Patsy Anderson, Sharon Morris, Jerry Poiles and Shirley Schwartz. She loved to sing, play the viola and keyboard. One of our fondest memories of her singing was when she was asked to sing “The National Anthem” at the Felda 9-11 Memorial Event. She was also a frequent soloist in her church choir at First United Methodist Church of Immokalee and enjoyed singing Karaoke.
She married the love of her life Marion E. “Sonny” Hust on July 2, 1947. They worked side by side on many projects, including a cute restaurant and when they came to Southwest Florida in the mid 1960’s the moved to Sebring and then to Immokalee. They bought land in Felda where they built Palm & Pines RV Park. She and Sonny were married for 54 years. They raised two beautiful daughters Donna Hodges and Debbie Coleman.
Jackie loved to travel and spent many summers fishing the 10,000 Islands with her husband Sonny and in their later years traveling throughout the United States in their RV. They summered in Alaska, Canada, West Virginia, the Red Wood Forests, our National Parks, Branson, and many other places. She traveled with her daughter Donna & friend Allison overseas to England and France and had the good fortune to visit Japan and Hawaii with her sister Shirley and her family. She also enjoyed many many cruises with her family and friends.
Jackie was preceded in death by her loving husband Sonny Hust, her parents Bert & Ruth Poiles, sister Sharon Morris, and niece Sherrill Poiles-Shoptaw. Graveside services were held on Monday July 19, 2010 at 10:30am at Lee Memorial Gardens in Fort Myers, Florida.
She will be greatly missed by her family. Daughters - Donna Hodges, Debbie Coleman (Robert M.), Grandchildren - Jerri Lynn (Glen), Stacy Carver (Deonna), Jade Cheney (LaWayne), Lee Youngblood (Liz), Blythe Arscott (George) and Daniel Coleman. Great-Grandchildren John Christopher and Clayton Merritt, Lisa, Lauren and Xander Carver, Lauren and Samantha Arscott and little Delaine Marri Cheney who will join our family in October.

Here is Grandma with my mom Donna Hodges and my two boys John Christopher and Clayton