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blue moon: shelley and alex are engaged

This is the third time I’ve had the honor of photographing Shelley and the second time I’ve had Alex in front of my camera and let me tell you, they NEVER disappoint! When I heard they were engaged I was so excited for them, and to be completely honest, also selfishly hoping they’d contact me to capture this season of their lives. I couldn’t have been more ecstatic when I received Shelley’s email!

We planned another early morning session…(Alex deserves a prize for getting up before the break of day again!) We met up at Davis Island, where these 2 lovebirds enjoy spending time together. We then headed over to the downtown Tampa area to finish up.

Oh how I have tried to narrow these pictures down, but alas, I could not. So, you’ll have to feast your eyes upon this couple for awhile. I guarantee you will understand my dilemma!

These pictures all sparkle with shades of blue and since Alex’s last name is moon, it seemed fitting to include these lyrics along the way…

Blue moon, you saw me standin’ alone
Without a dream in my heart, without a love of my own
Blue moon, you knew just what I was there for
You heard me sayin’ a prayer for
Someone I really could care for

I LOVE everything about this next one! 

And then there suddenly appeared before me
The only one my arms will hold
I heard somebody whisper “please adore me”
And when I looked, the moon had turned to gold

Seriously, isn’t she gorgeous?

While Shelley and Alex were sitting down I caught out of the corner of my eye this older couple rowing over to the dock. I thought the fresh, young love juxtaposed by the more mature, seasoned love would make a fun image. It became even more perfect when the lady gasped, hands over her mouth, perhaps realizing they were entering into the frame. So adorable! It makes me smile every time I see it!

Alex and Shelley requested a shot of them snuggling on this bench. I love the way the sky turned out- just perfect!

Models? YES!

And, I have to tell you, I saved my favorites for the end of this post. These melt my heart. Touch my soul. Express Shelly and Alex’s love in a powerful way. I think you’ll agree!

Hands down- this one is my absolute FAVE!

Blue moon, now I’m no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

Thanks guys for trusting me yet again! I am eagerly awaiting your big day!

Don’t forget to leave some love (post a comment)! For 25 comments, Shelley and Alex will  receive a free 5×7, for 50 comments they’ll receive a free 8×10!

June 30, 2010 - 10:26 pm

holly - So wonderful to see how happy Alex is! Truly brought tears to my eyes.

June 9, 2010 - 10:40 pm

Deana Clark - My husband and I are blessed to know such a wonderful couple! These pics are truly exceptional! The photographer is very talented =]

June 9, 2010 - 8:13 am

Jennifer - What beautiful, exciting pictures! great job! and Congrats!!!!

June 8, 2010 - 2:08 pm

Shelley - Thank you all so much for your sweet comments. Annie is FABULOUS & Alex and I had a blast working with her!

June 8, 2010 - 12:47 pm

eric olson - i like the pictures by the water and with the boats. that is something i wish my wife an i had incorporated into our pics, but the guy we used was pretty cheap— you get what you pay for… congrats you too. the pictures are stunning.

June 8, 2010 - 9:53 am

Jessica - Wow what a cute couple and what great photos!! Congrats to the happy duo!

June 7, 2010 - 10:07 pm

Susan Kerr - Annie, thank you for these beautiful pictures of such an awesome couple. Okay, so I am a little biased being the mom of the bride to be. The backgrounds are so perfect and you brought out the best in both of them! Thanks!!

June 7, 2010 - 9:55 pm

Jeff Kerr - Great pictures. Very nice and great backdrops.

June 7, 2010 - 8:15 pm

christa Kelley - these picture are beautiful. Congratulations to you both and Best Wishes for a wonderful life together.

June 7, 2010 - 7:54 pm

Eva (Amanda's Aunt) - What a beautiful couple and the pictures bring that to life. Congrats and Annie, very exquisite pictures. Keep up this good work. You have a special knack for bringing out the true blissfullness in this couple.

June 7, 2010 - 7:29 pm

Staci Wickson - Shelley and Alex these photo’s are stunning. You both look fabulous as usual. Annie, I was looking through your site. I wish I would have known you did wedding photo’s when I got married. Your work is exquisite. Thanks for sharing. Shelley and Alex, best wishes and can’t wait to see the rest of your photo’s 🙂

June 7, 2010 - 7:20 pm

Deanna Patellis - The pictures are beautiful. I love the locations,very pretty!

June 7, 2010 - 7:18 pm

RW - Alex is sooooooo handsome in these pics.

June 7, 2010 - 5:46 pm

Rachell and Matt Moodie - WOW! These are amazing! Alex and Shelley: We are so happy for you two and so excited for you to get married!
xoxo

June 7, 2010 - 4:07 pm

Holly Joyner - Shelley- You are absolutely stunning!!!

These pics turned out great! Can’t wait to see more… 🙂

June 7, 2010 - 6:46 am

Sarah - Annie– these images are perfect. I love every single one. The last few are definitely my favorite– I love the kiss on the forhead. So sweet.

June 6, 2010 - 1:14 pm

amanda olson - looove them! shelley, you look stunning. my fav is the one where you two are kissin and are holding hands to show the ring in front of the blue tile background. soooo cute!

June 6, 2010 - 10:09 am

Ann - The pictures are wonderful!! Love them all!! Love the nautical theme too :@)
So happy for you both. <3 love 2 u 2

June 5, 2010 - 10:13 pm

Stephanie - The pictures are beautiful! Can’t wait for your big day to arrive:)

June 5, 2010 - 8:20 pm

Ashley Staz - Shelly~Alex… Once again your photos look soooo amazing… You both are perfect together!!! Love ya’ll

June 5, 2010 - 12:38 pm

Becca - Such beautiful pictures!!!

June 5, 2010 - 12:24 pm

Donna - BEAUTIFUL!!!

June 5, 2010 - 12:05 pm

Renee - GORGEOUS! I am a friend of Jamies so I saw the link. These are the best photos I have ever seen…. and Shelley you and your fiance’ look so in love… Wish Annie was up here in SC so I could use her!

June 5, 2010 - 11:41 am

Kim - Beautiful pics – they are such a cute couple!!

June 5, 2010 - 11:21 am

Andrea Shef - Awesome!! Those are great!!!

June 5, 2010 - 9:56 am

Sarah Hall - BEAUTIFUL pictures!!!! Shelley you are sooo gorgeous! Congrats on the engagment! 🙂

June 5, 2010 - 8:36 am

Jamie - Little Sis- These turned out amazing. Can’t wait to see which one I get ;). Love you!
Annie- You never cease to amaze me! Can’t wait until I can work with you again.

June 5, 2010 - 7:58 am

Yvonne - As always, Annie – spectacular! Congrats Alex and Shelley!!

June 5, 2010 - 12:32 am

Shelley - Annie~they are fabulous!! I’m so excited to see the rest!!! I couldn’t be happier!! Thank you so much! We had a blast and can’t wait for the Big Day either!!

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