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Photography for Commercial Builders and Architects :: Jacksonville, North Florida and Georgia

When most people think of “beautiful photos,” they think of weddings or babies or cover girls. I do, too, but I also think there’s beauty in man-made design and symmetry and architecture. Here are some shots from two recent commercial projects — see what you think!

The first set of images is of the brand-new Arlington Community Academy, a faith-based private elementary school on Fort Caroline Road in Jacksonville. Tom Norman of ENB architects explained that working with a not-for-profit entity required extra creativity to produce an eye-catching design while staying within a strict set of budget guidelines. I think their use of interesting shapes, patterns, and color produced results that, to me, say more “high-end” than “bargain basement.”

The last three images of a Kings Bay, Georgia, medical clinic were commissioned by Cushman & Wakefield, the commercial real estate brokers.

If you’re an architect, commercial builder, or developer, please check out more of my architectural photography by visiting this gallery on my website.

 

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Kingsland Dialysis Clinic

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Theo & Elisavet’s Greek Wedding :: Jacksonville Wedding Photographer

Elisavet’s mom contacted me more than a year before the big day. I had photographed her good friend’s wedding and she wanted to talk to me about doing Elisavet and Theo’s. “It’s going to be a Big, Fat Greek Wedding,” she told me. I didn’t know everything that entailed, but I was excited anyway.

I wasn’t disappointed. I had seen the movie and was almost expecting a crazy uncle to bring out a Windex bottle, but that didn’t happen. What did happen was that a lot of wonderful traditions were observed, a lot of Greek music was played, a lot of Greek dancing was done, and there was plenty of love and joy to go around.

Thanks, Francie, George, Elisavet and Theo, for choosing me to participate in this most special of occasions. It was a day I won’t soon forget.

And a big thank you, as well, to my second shooter, the talented Jamie Halstead, who always stays cool and always gets fantastic images.

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Matt & Ashleigh’s Engagement Session :: Jacksonville Wedding Photographer

If I told you I’d known Ashleigh and her family since she was a little girl, would that make me sound old? Well, so be it! I don’t feel old, but time sure does fly. Here she is about to graduate from college and, later this year, set to marry an awesome guy named Matthew.

For their engagement session, they wanted to do some photos downtown, including at the First Presbyterian Church, which is where they went to services on the day he proposed. Fortunately, the weather on this Saturday evening in March cooperated nicely, and we had a great time.

Congratulations, you two! I’m looking forward to capturing your big day in photos! 

David & Gleziel’s Amelia Island Elopement :: Jacksonville and North Florida Wedding Photographer

David and Gleziel pulled a fast one. Everyone who knows them figured they’d get married eventually, but the question was always when. So on the day after Valentine’s Day, without telling a soul, they eloped. But this wasn’t just a courthouse wedding or a quick trip to a Las Vegas chapel. They escaped to the beautiful Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island and tied the knot. Gleziel had a beautiful ring and wore a gorgeous dress, and there on the sand, with just a minister and the waves watching, along with four roses on four chairs to symbolize loved ones who are no longer with us, they said I do.

 

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Jhoe Tanton - March 5, 2016 - 2:07 pm

Mom is thrilled at their news and acquiring a beautiful daughter-in-law as well as her lovely family . Here’s to Forever, David and Gleziel !!💕😊

Nancy A Moore - March 7, 2016 - 3:45 pm

David and Gleziel, congratulations. Many years of happiness coming your way. All our love to you both.

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Another Aria Beauty :: Jacksonville Architectural and Commercial Photography

My friend Irina Johnson has a great story. After immigrating from Romania as a teenager, she went on to achieve success in the traditionally male-dominated field of homebuilding. She served as president of the custom builder Benchmark Homes and has since founded her own business, Aria Homes. At Aria, she specializes in a sleek contemporary homes, and her meticulous attention to detail has won her many satisfied clients.

I recently had the privilege of photographing her latest project in Atlantic Beach. With natural stone, dark wood, and and abundance of natural light, it’s stunning. But just beneath the obvious appeal of this gorgeous home lies another story — one of an incredible coincidence and a family’s history. No spoilers from me, but you can read the wonderful piece in the Times-Union here.

If you’re in the market for a contemporary custom home, be sure to take a look at Aria and give Irina a call. You’ll be glad you did.

To see more of my architectural and commercial photography, please visit this gallery on my main website. And if you’ve got a home design you’d like to have photographed, contact me here!

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