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“Classically Chic” The wedding story of Jessica and Todd – Sarasota, Florida – March 31st, 2012

My Spring so far has been quite a busy one and it all started off with photographing Jessica and Todd’s beautiful Sarasota wedding at the historic Field Club.  I can’t say enough about this couple, they’re truly two wonderful people and their day was beyond perfection. However, it didn’t come without possible weather complications. Luckily, the two major down pours that occurred were perfectly timed before and just after their outdoor ceremony. Thankfully, the only thing the storms left behind was an absolutely exquisite sunset to enjoy. Jessica wore a stunning Vera Wang gown and Christian Louboutin stilettos, which I had the joy of photographing. Thank you Jessica! Her bridesmaids wore long chiffon gowns in a rich navy blue hue, while Todd and his groomsmen looked regal in their gray suits and navy ties. Simple and elegant, two words that I say describe the couple to a “T”. Jessica and Todd did not leave any detail out. From flip flops for guests to change their tired dancing feet into, to late night burgers, fries, and a night cap “cocktail”, their family and friends had quite an unforgettable experience to say the least. And for entertainment, Jessica and Todd had the killer “Texas Unlimited” band straight from Austin. They rocked the reception and had everyone on the dance floor, including a quick cameo by Jessica’s Mother, Darla. Too adorable!  Jessica and Todd accomplished a truly successful wedding and I am so happy and honored to have been a part of their day. Enjoy the imagery below!

xoxo – Abby

LOCATION: Field Club

DRESS: Vera Wang

SHOES: Christian Louboutin

HAIR: Ana Molinari


PLANNING: Engaging Affairs

INVITATIONS: Wiregrass Weddings


BAND: Texas Unlimited Band

FLOWERS: Perfect Settings

Hello Christian…it’s been way too long.

Jessica’s engagement ring…I love everything about it.

Her lovely bridesmaids and some of my favorite details…

…and hello Vera.

Introducing the bride, Jessica…she’s so excited!

A little fun with her shoes and jewelry…

Heather and Emily, her Maid & Matron of Honor doing their MOH duties…

Jessica’s Mother surprising her with the same six pence that her Father gave her on her wedding day…love this moment.

More lovely details…

Love the image of her Mother’s wedding portrait in the background…

Dad seeing the bride for the first time…

A little family love.

Safely boarded the trolly just as the rain came pouring down.

Glad I could capture this beautiful portrait of Jessica before I got drenched.

And introducing her groom, Todd…

The beautiful and historic Field Club.

More lovely details…

Time for portraits, Jess and I had a blast. The light was stunning!


Loved these tall glass doors opening up to the ceremony site…and the light coming through them.

Jess and her bridesmaids, just after the storm. Love the color palette.

The ladies having some fun before the ceremony.

…and the sun came out just in time so we could capture these lovely bridal portraits.

Sweet moments…


Todd and his groomsmen and ushers…one good looking’ group of guys I must say.

Reading a letter from Jessica just before his walk down the aisle…got me even a little emotional.

Wedding details, the glass bottles hanging from the trees were so enchanting.

The processional…

A sweet moment…

A little “peek” from Jess…

Loved all the happy faces surrounding them.

Including theirs.

The kiss..

And the recessional…so happy.

An intimate moment of congratulations…

And back out to photograph the family entire wedding party just before it rained…again.

The lighting couldn’t have been better.

Love this candid shot of Jessica.

And now headed indoors to photograph their official portraits amongst the beautiful Spanish architecture.


And now back out after the second storm and again, the light is perection.

Love the energy between these two…

Pink hues casting on the sky just as the sun set.

All of the lovely reception details. Simple, understated, and elegant…

The escort cards…so creative.

Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Todd Johnson!

Some of my favorite dancing shots.

A dance with Dad…

…and one with Mom.

Now it’s time to party…

Cutting of the cake…

Texas Unlimited keeping the crowd on their feet.

How fitting.

Love this shot of Jess and her Father.

Happily Married!

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