New Smyrna Beach Backyard Wedding
Devan + George
"I want to start by saying that booking Justin as our photographer was hands down one of the best decisions we made regarding our wedding! He was so personable and fun while staying completely professional. Starting with our initial FaceTime chat, as soon as we hung up we knew we wanted to hire him right away. His energetic and likable personality made it a no-brainer.
After booking him, we decided we wanted to add an engagement shoot into our package and Justin was all hands on deck with my ideas. I had this vision of having our photos tell a story of what a day at home with us was like - and he could not have nailed it more perfectly!
(See it here!)
This timeline included photos of us at our home having coffee and just hanging out, and then also at the beach a few blocks away. I always ride my bike & my husband skateboards, so I wanted photos of us like this in transit to the beach. So Justin hopped on a skateboard also and skated along with us to get the most amazing photos - and we had the best time!
It felt like we were just hanging out with a friend, laughing and talking. Once we were at the beach, we wanted photos of us kind of far out into the ocean. He actually got in the water with us (freezing cold might I add) and we were all screaming together!
I was honestly really nervous about being photographed and not knowing what to do. Justin made me feel so relaxed and comfortable, and directed us to do things in a way that made us look candid & not super posed. And the photos came out PERFECT. I had a million compliments on our engagement session and so many friends ask me about who my photographer was!
Our wedding day was the exact same way. He was prompt and right on time. My mom and my bridesmaids all loved him and all of our “getting ready” photos came out so natural. He was making us laugh and captured moments I don’t even remember happening. My husband is Greek - so our wedding was full of traditions & dancing. Justin was right up in the action and got the most amazing shots of my hubby and his family Greek dancing!
Guests, family, bridal party - everyone had nothing but amazing things to say about him. And we completely agree. We have truly beautiful photos that we will cherish forever, and I feel like we gained a friend as well. We love you Justin and can’t thank you enough for helping to make our special day even that more perfect!
P.S. This was the song playing during their cake cutting - if you feel like listening while scrolling through all the love!