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Moody St Johns Florida Engagement by Elly Maria Photography

Alpine Grove Park Engagement in St Johns Florida

Alpine Grove Park Engagement in St John’s Florida

This moody St Johns Park Engagement session is a bit steamy and also super relaxed! Plus, it ended with a fun event, read until the end to see what that is!

Mandy & Jacob currently live in Saint Augustine, Florida. They are both born and raised Floridians. The park that we went to, Alpine Groves Park, holds a special place for Jacob. Because he grew up going to that park and playing around the historic house. Jacob is a firefighter for the city of Saint Augustine, he and Mandy met while they were in school/training.

A little history about Alpine Grove Park:

This historic park used to be a citrus grove, the original house, and mandarin sheds are still on the property. After a second devastating freeze in the early 1900s, citrus farmers were forced to move further south.

From Elly Maria Photography:

Mandy & Jacob were super nervous to get their picture was taken (which you wouldn’t even believe from their photos!) My style of photography allowed for us to just take a walk, loosen up, and allowed them to show off their incredible love. We basically just walked the property, chit-chatted, and I snapped some amazing pics!

I like to refer to myself as a fly-on-the-wall style of a wedding photographer. My couples want to relax and enjoy their wedding, not have it turn in to one long, expensive, photoshoot. I also offer hybrid video coverage, where I film and take photos at the same time. I do this because one, its fun, but most importantly it helps keep the day centered on the couple and not a huge video team and a photography team.

This session was so fun for me because!

One funny part is when we were out in the woods, a tree fell in the woods nearby! Then a few minutes later we heard thunder (clear skies though!) and we joked that we needed to end the session ASAP! I loved how they didn’t mind getting a little dirty, even going out in the water with me! I, however, was freaking out because I kept feeling the waves crash leaves and sticks into me and I was terrified it was a gator or something! Mandy and Jacob – cool calm and collected.

Elly – mildly freaking out (mostly inside). I guess that’s the difference between a true Floridian and me ????

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