Brendan and Jen- Amelia Island Ritz Carlton Wedding Photographer

“of all the people on the planet
if I had my choice I couldn’t have planned it better than this
it doesn’t get better than this”
– cathy heller
Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney01I remember talking with brendan and jen right after they got engaged about 18 months ago saying how even though april 2, 2016 felt sooooo far away at that point, that i knew it would sneak up on all of us. and sure enough, i can’t believe how fast time flew by! they were married in the charming little town of amelia island, about 30 minutes north of jacksonville florida. you can tell how loved these two are, because ALL of their favorite people showed up for them! they knew it was an event not to be missed :) the weather was gorgeous, and the ritz carlton in amelia island set the perfect scene for their day! jen and brendan, thanks so much for letting sarah and i play a small part in your day. it was an honor to celebrate with you both! xo!Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney06Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney07Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney22Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney34Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney38Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney43Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney45Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney50Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney54Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney65Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney71Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney80Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney86Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney97Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney102Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney108Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney113when sarah and i were scoping things out we stumbled across this hallway and i knew it would be perfect for some bridal portraits of jen! these are some of my favorite shots from their day!Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney120Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney142jen, you are the most stunning bride!Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney159Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney160Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney161love the look on his face as he can hear her coming :) Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney168Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney177Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney181Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney200Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney206Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney210Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney214Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney229Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney231Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney239Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney253Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney256Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney258Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney261bwAmelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney266Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney272Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney288Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney293Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney300Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney311Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney326Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney326bwAmelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney341Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney351Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney385Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney386Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney407Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney410Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney416Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney420Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney430Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney485jen had the most gorgeous veil, unfortunately the wind was just a little bit stronger than the clip in her hair and it didn’t stay put for long. Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney605Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney625Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney626Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney630Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney633does it get any better than this?! such a dream!Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney659remember this handsome little ring bearer?? i’ve gotten to photograph benjamin and his little brother harrison for the past three years! he’s the cutest :)
Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney669Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney671Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney684Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney697Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney708Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney720Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney727look who else made a special appearance! their dog zoe was an additional “flower girl”, and even had her own fancy dress ;) Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney770Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney772while i was inside photographing the reception space, sarah grabbed these two photos of these super sweet cousins :)Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney816Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney850Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney851Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney852Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney877my favorite shot from their first dance!Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney883Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney889Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney897Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney900she and her dad danced for a few seconds, then pulled out the football instead! her dad gave a toast and said “i’ve danced with her a half-dozen times in her life, but i’ve tossed a football with her thousands of times!” Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney904Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney912Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney919Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney938Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney966Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney967brian was quick to share with the crowd how brendan’s secret identity was actually indiana jones… complete with his hat, of course!  ;) Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney988Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney994Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney995Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney1005Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney1042Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney1068WHEW this girl can sing!! she stole the mic and stole the show! Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney1069Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney1077Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney1104Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney1122Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney1139Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney1201another favorite :) these two know how to throw a great party!Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney1218Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney1245bwAmelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney1275i hope you guys are having the best time on your honeymoon!! congratulations again! :)

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