Posts Tagged ‘Tallahassee’

you make me smile. | Engagement Photography | Tallahassee, FL

July 21st, 2014

We met Michelle and Charlie as the sun was going down on an ever-so-hot summer evening in July. This couple is very special to us, as they are officially the first couple that neither Jacqueline nor myself knew either the bride or the groom before this session. Before this historic landmark in our company’s brief […]

 

We met Michelle and Charlie as the sun was going down on an ever-so-hot summer evening in July. This couple is very special to us, as they are officially the first couple that neither Jacqueline nor myself knew either the bride or the groom before this session. Before this historic landmark in our company’s brief history we have had at least a friend-of-a-friend introduction. As we love getting to know our sweet couples, we asked how these two met. Michelle replied, “We walked down the aisle together at a mutual friends’ wedding.” Jacqueline and I stole a look at one another, relaying with our eyes the mutual agreement of this romantic and truly charming introduction.

The idea for the session was to walk around downtown Tallahassee and stop here and there as we went, to capture a unique and contemporary feel for this lovely engagement session. The result is full of color and textures and such unique locations. Of course, this pales in comparison to love and endearment we see between Michelle and Charlie. I love how Charlie makes Michelle smile. In almost every image you can see this sweet smile—not only on her lips, but in her eyes as well.

As we are walking along, Michelle casually states that she may have an idea for a location, one that she had not previously relayed to us. As we waited with anxious ears, she continues, “I work at the capitol and we could use the 22nd floor if you would like.” We tried to contain our excitement, but I still think a squeal might have escaped my lips. We couldn’t believe the amazing views the tippy top of the capitol building held.

Both Michelle and Charlie graduated from FAMU–Florida A&M University. We had talked about including the campus somehow in their images but the locations didn’t fit with the style they had wanted. BUT we love how this turned out. These two high above and their alma mater far below. It could not have been more perfect.

The day was soon approaching it’s spectacular finale as we completed our circle of downtown. We absolutely adore the sweet and lovely Michelle and Charlie. We will be bringing you more amazing pictures soon…as we will be capturing their wedding day as well! Eeepp!
Thank you both so much for allowing us to photograph these amazing moments. We are truly blessed and honored.

You can see even more images of this darling couple here.

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Summers’ Winter. | Holiday Mini Session | Tallahassee, FL

November 23rd, 2013

Welcome back our faithful followers! It has been such a long time since we last typed away on our blog. We have determined to make 2014 the year for us to reconnect with you via this medium. Unfortunately, we do have A LOT of story telling to do, so in no particular order (unless you […]

 

Welcome back our faithful followers! It has been such a long time since we last typed away on our blog. We have determined to make 2014 the year for us to reconnect with you via this medium. Unfortunately, we do have A LOT of story telling to do, so in no particular order (unless you ask for your story to be told next) we will try to catch up on a year’s worth of writing. Now for Summers’ Winter…

Northern Florida has long been considered part of it’s neighboring states, due to the different change in climate from its Southern brethren and that most folks around here have more of an accent. The oak laiden roadways and the visual change of seasons, is one of the countless reasons I love this area. Jackson and Nikki have a charming, newly bought house, which they have quickly turned into their loving home. Its nestled on a quiet street and surrounded by a shady grove of trees. It is to no wonder why they chose to have their Christmas photos taken in this charming place.

Christmas is Jackson’s favorite holiday. FAVORITE. Their home was transformed into a spectacle of colored lights, wreaths, and garland. Stockings were hung, poinsettias were placed, and the tree stood bold and proud. As an added touch, these two lovebirds drank hot cocoa in their mason jar glasses topped with a heavy dose of whipped cream. They playful enjoyed their beverages, hardly noticing we were in the room at all.

Nikki and Jackson radiate light. Their home is filled with laughter and love. The genuine gestures and beautiful embraces wrap around you as you watch them. It makes you smile and yearn for more.

This home would not be complete without a four-legged companion–or three! A family of 5 includes the adorable, Maggie, Duke, and Bully. Bully is quite the charmer, with his facial antics and cuddling capabilities. He took complete advantage of the empty chair and curled up next to the fireplace.

L to R: Bully, Maggie & Duke

Meet me under the mistletoe,
Midnight Christmas Eve
Your sweet kiss is the first gift
I’d like to receive.

Snuggles under the blanket, to keep us warm outside. This unpredictable weather may even bring a surprise! Look up! Look up! And there, right there; snowflakes travel down to grace the excited flesh of those all around.

Inside we went to get out of the cold. Pajamas and a movie in bed never sounded so fun. And it wasn’t just the two-legged beings, but the entire family up on the bed to enjoy this remarkable Saturday.

Thank you Nikki and Jackson for opening up your home to us and so graciously allowing us to capture your family during one of the best holidays of the year. We had so much fun entertaining the pups and playing in the “snow!” Looking through the images you would never know that it was actually 80+ degrees outside. 😀 Enjoy these memories.

Love, Ashley & Jacqueline

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Griffin Wedding | Honey Lake Plantation | Greenville, FL

June 14th, 2013

Our sweet bride Amanda holds a special place in my heart. She and I were best friends in high school; the kind that kept all your secrets, never once talked behind your back, and always gave you good advice even if she knew it would upset you. The type of friend who becomes family. This […]

 

Our sweet bride Amanda holds a special place in my heart. She and I were best friends in high school; the kind that kept all your secrets, never once talked behind your back, and always gave you good advice even if she knew it would upset you. The type of friend who becomes family. This comes as no surprise as the loved ones who surrounded Amanda taught the same loving and caring characteristics as she bestowed upon me.

I remember the first time I had heard the name Stephen. As any good friend does, I immediately put my Defense cap on and wanted to know all things relating to this new beau. Our first introduction put me at ease. He was sweet and kind, ambitious and family oriented. Everything I could hope for for my best friend. I knew Amanda and he would be a magnificent match.

Fast forward many years, and we are attending this beautiful celebration in honor of these two lovebirds. The day was filled with such joy and happiness. Traditions were reverently honored as family jewels and trinkets were placed on the bride. Even the silver flower that sat in her hair was a tradition inspired by the generations who went before her.

Her tiny niece sits atop the bed watching the commotion and the transformation of a fiancé to a bride.

Amanda’s great-grandmother wanted a peek at the bride in her chambers. Her expression reminds me of a child seeing the tree on Christmas morning; filled with such wonder and awe.

To my daughter on her wedding day
There will be a time when my thoughts wonder far away
And just for a moment I will see
My little girl as you used to be.

We went deep into the man cave to capture these handsome men donning their finest. And when I say man cave, I mean legitimate Man Cave. Gorgeous wood flanked the walls, mounts were elegantly placed, and a coffee table made with an alligator complimented the room. Stephen was his ever calm self with his father and brother by his side smoothing and tucking his suit. Amanda’s younger brothers were valiantly attempting to puzzle out the complex tie situation. Even Mr. Guthrie seemed to be handling the fact that his little girl was becoming a Mrs. in a few hours. All was merry and if nerves were felt they were not showing.

Here comes the bride.

This photo always puts the song The Boys are Back in Town in my head. Always. And I have seen this photo quite a few times. :)

As with every wedding, the day seems to evaporate and the last song is coming through the speakers. One last slow dance; one last minute to try and sear all the wonderful promises and kind wishes into your mind. One last look at your gorgeous bride or handsome groom. A final moment before your life as husband and wife officially starts.

Farewell Stephen and Amanda! May you live happily ever after! We know such wonderful things are in store for you and your family. Thank you for allowing us to capture this magnificient moment and for trusting us so completely. Stay loving and kind and, Stephen, take care of my girl! 😉

For more images of this great day like our Facebook page and scroll through The Griffin album.

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Solislux Photography 2013 Wedding Promotion | Orlando | Ft. Lauderdale | Tallahassee

April 18th, 2013

Brides: Book your wedding with Solislux Photography for this year and you will receive a free $200.00 Print Credit. Don’t pass up your unique storybook wedding photos. Stand out on your special day by choosing the girls at Solislux. This offer is only available for the first 10 brides! Contact us at: info@solisluxphoto.com of message […]

 

Brides: Book your wedding with Solislux Photography for this year and you will receive a free $200.00 Print Credit.

Don’t pass up your unique storybook wedding photos. Stand out on your special day by choosing the girls at Solislux.

This offer is only available for the first 10 brides!
Contact us at: info@solisluxphoto.com of message us on Facebook.com/SolisluxPhoto

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can i get a WOOF WOOF.

October 22nd, 2012

I know, I know… we have been terrible trying to keep up with this blog. There are a few faces and some beautiful stories missing from these pages and I promise that we are making an effort to get them up here, but for now, I give you a few personal photographs featuring my favorite […]

 

I know, I know… we have been terrible trying to keep up with this blog. There are a few faces and some beautiful stories missing from these pages and I promise that we are making an effort to get them up here, but for now, I give you a few personal photographs featuring my favorite paw-baby(s).

Everyone meet Shyla [black lab] and Gator [the one in the Gator jersey]. These two have many things in common:

1. They both love to snuggle up beside you on the couch
2. They both have an obsession with toys, and they don’t like to share
3. They both have birthdays in October

This last fact is something I just discovered a week ago. I have ALWAYS wanted to throw a doggy-birthday party for my Shyla ever since we adopted her…that was 5 years ago. So this year, after finding out that there was another fur buddy with the same month of birth, I decided I was going to do it. My sister, who is the Mommy of Gator, was 100% supportive of this idea. And their fathers? Well they go along with anything we ladies suggest.

Now, I don’t know about you all’s pets, but mine does not allow me to dress her up for very long. She will go along with it til she gets her treats and then it is a game of how quickly can she get the clothing off. But Gator, he is all about this jeresey. He wore those blue and orange colors with pride! My sister pinned a cute note about the importance of her baby to the back of his shirt for the occassion.

Here is Shyla. She is so beautiful and yet every time I take her picture she gives me a sad “Eeyore” face. This is actually one of her better portraits. There are her proud parents to the right, so sad to see another year has passed and so thankful that we have this pup in our lives.

Now let the party commence! It was nothing too exciting for us humans, but all the dogs knew that tonight was going to be full of treats. I found a peanut butter and carrot cake recipe and made favors filled with Scooby-Snacks. Of course there was singing and candles and birthday hats for all. It was definitely a fun evening and very simple to do. I would recommend this for everyone who loves their pups to try one year…if not every! [And one last note…case in point on the “Eeyore face” with Shyla and her birthday candle.] Hope you all enjoy and Happy Fall!

-Ashley

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Koko Loco.

January 21st, 2012

Dad’s Birthday: From the Journal of Ashley When I was 15, I desperately wanted a small dog that could easily travel with me and be my little buddy through highschool. I wanted to be able to play with the pup and I didn’t care for anything too frilly. The options in the toy class was […]

 

Dad’s Birthday: From the Journal of Ashley
When I was 15, I desperately wanted a small dog that could easily travel with me and be my little buddy through highschool. I wanted to be able to play with the pup and I didn’t care for anything too frilly. The options in the toy class was therefore limited to one…The Pug. I fell in love with their ugly, bug-eyed faces and curious personlities immediately. I worked all summer, saving for my first pug.

Fast-forward three years and you have me leaving for college. I couldn’t have any pets in my apartment and I didn’t want to tear my pup away from the only place she had ever called home. Sadly, I left her in the capable hands of my parents and decided to visit as often as I could. Over the next several years, my best friend replaced me with my father. They were about the same age (using her dog years of course) and seemed to agree upon the days’ routines. Everywhere my dad went, so did the pug.

Time is many things; mainly it is constant. It keeps moving even if we wish it to stop. A few more years have now passed, and the beloved pug is now almost 10. She is in excellent health and is just as cute as ever…with a few more gray hairs. The bond is so great between my father and his dog that my sister and I had grown worried that when the time did come for her to go to Doggy Heaven, it would tear my dad’s heart apart. So we did the only thing that seemed rational. We decided to share his heart with another pug.

For many months my sister was on the lookout for puppy pugs. Finally, shortly before Thanksgiving, a big batch of pups were born. They wouldn’t be old enough to leave their mother in time for Christmas, so we decided my father’s January birthday would be the next best thing.

Of course, it would have to be a surprise. If we even suggested to my dad to take a puppy by his own free will, there would be moaning and groaning and “no time” for that. Sometimes, children know best for their parents. On the morning of my dad’s birthday party, my sister and I went to the local supermarket to get all the pet supplies you might need for rearing a four-legged babe. Chew toys, puppy chow, a small kennel, a new food bowl, a sparkly collar, and a snuggly blanket to keep warm.

As soon as we heard my dad’s truck in the driveway, we put the pink bow on the baby pug and put her inside a cardboard box. We didn’t want to cover it so we decided to just give dad the gift immediately. As we walked toward him with our gitty little smiles he looks at both of us and says, “That better not be a puppy.”

As dad peered inside the box and saw this tiny ball of cream colored fur dominated by a huge pink bow, a smile slowly spread across his face and he couldn’t help but reach in to take the babe out of the box. Bonding time had now commenced. The puppy fell immediately in love with my dad, licking and kissing his face, and you could see my dad’s happiness slowly emerge.

We needed a name for this little one, and seeing how this was my dad’s dog, we thought it best if he decided her name. He hadn’t named a pet in over 25 years. So after much pondering he thought of the perfect name…Koko with a K.

The next day we went to see how both my dad and Koko had survived the night. There were a few “accidents” involved and a little bit of crying, solved by my dad snuggling with the little one in bed, but other than that the night went swimmingly. I was anxious to snap a few pictures of the pug playing outside so we grabbed the family and headed out back. Babies and puppies tend to attract all eyes to them. We were no different and simply sat back and watched Koko explore her new environment. She had much gusto and was running everywhere! She was so fast it was actually hard to take a picture of her.

My dad simply couldn’t help himself and wanted to play with his new puppy. He knelt down on the ground and watched as Koko would grab a leaf and run. It seems like this might be the start of something extraordinary. Happy Birthday Dad! We love you.

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Caption Me Monday.

February 14th, 2011

The Rules. 1. Submit a comment that would “caption” the picture, i.e. A title, or “quote.” Be creative! 2. Anyone may comment, and may submit multiple comments to the picture. 3. If a comment is inappropriate or offensive it will be deleted by SolisLux. 4. The competition only applies to the Caption Me Monday posts. […]

 

The Rules.
1. Submit a comment that would “caption” the picture, i.e. A title, or “quote.” Be creative!
2. Anyone may comment, and may submit multiple comments to the picture.
3. If a comment is inappropriate or offensive it will be deleted by SolisLux.
4. The competition only applies to the Caption Me Monday posts.
5. Have FUN!

My sister’s Great Dane, Ellie. Always the inquisitive look.