Photographers Steven and Michael had such an amazing time capturing Alexia and Bradley’s gorgeous wedding at the Omni Amelia Island Resort! Steven and assistant Michael both traveled all the way from Orlando to Fernandina Beach for this special occasion! Alexia’s sister Lynnea booked us for her wedding back in 2017, and it was so sweet when Alexia told us that she knew we’d be her photographers too. We honestly feel like family to them now, and it was like a reunion on Alexia’s big day. To meet the groom Bradley and get them both comfortable in front of the camera, Photographer Steven took a trip to Fernandina Beach last year to capture their engagement session. We learned very quickly how perfect they are together, and they’re both basically local celebrities in that area, so they were saying hi left and right to other people throughout the engagement session!
Fast-forwarding to their wedding day, Steven began meeting Alexia, bridesmaids, and her wedding planner at the Amelia Plantation Chapel, where the ceremony was going to be, and Photographer Michael met Bradley at their rental house at the Omni Amelia Island Resort. Steven gathered all of the bridal details and carefully crafted a flat lay showcasing all of the wedding day details as Alexia put on her gorgeous gown by Maggie Sottero! Once Alexia was dressed and ready to go, we captured a first look with Alexia and her dad, then with her bridesmaids. We LOVE these first looks, as they are so genuine and the reactions we capture are so meaningful to us! Tears were definitely shed during these special moments. We then tucked Alexia back inside and brought out Bradley to capture their first look together! This was such a sweet moment shared between just them both; one of the only moments on a wedding day they can share together in peace and solitude! Steven and assistant Michael then captured all of their bridal party photos, then came back together for personal portraits and most family portraits before it was time to head back inside for their ceremony. The pastor, Conrad Sharps, said a quick pre-ceremony prayer, then we all headed into the chapel for the ceremony! To begin, Bradley got baptized, then the couple did their ring exchange, exchanged vows, and shared kiss of course to seal the deal! After all of the excitement, we then captured additional family portraits and extra personal portraits at the golf course before we all drove over to the main Omni Resort for their ballroom reception to celebrate!