Josie & Nick's Riverside, Downtown Jacksonville Engagement Session

This past weekend, I took a trip down to Jacksonville, Florida to shoot a wedding. While there, I asked Josie and Nick if I could meet up with them to snap a few engagement photos. Little did I know how awesome these photos were going to turn out! Josie planned every detail and location perfectly to reflect on her's and Nick's personality. Everything was perfect!

A little backstory: Josie and Nick were longtime friends before they started dating. A few years ago, Nick took a leap of faith and asked Josie out on a date. The rest is history! A few months back, Nick and Josie took a trip to Scotland, Nick's homeland, to visit family and to sightsee. While there, Nick surprised Josie on top of a mountain. He went down on one knee and professed his love to her. It was something out of a fairytale!


We first stopped by their favorite local coffee shop, Vagabond. Josie stops there every morning to grab a quick coffee and a homemade poptart on her way to the office. Fun fact: Josie and I were co-workers while I was still living in Florida. Nick and Josie grabbed an espresso and hung out for a few minutes to savor every drop.

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From there, we had to make a stop at the iconic Sun-Ray theatre in 5-Points. The two love birds are known to frequent there on date nights every chance they get. Sun-Ray is famous for playing not only the current block-busters, but classics as well. Everyone on the streets made sure to stop and watch as Nick romantically dipped Josie into a loving kiss in front of the marquee. 

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As the sun was starting to set, we headed over to Memorial Park. We took a few photos of the beautiful colors of the sky as the sun started to set. The water looked absolutely beautiful!

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We made our final stop at the local watering hole, Birdies. You'll be able to find Josie and Nick there occasionally on Friday Nights. After a couple beers were poured, we headed out to the patio.

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I am so thankful that I was able to see my two longtime friends while in town. I'm very excited for their wedding day and to hear all about the planning. They both have fantastic taste and I know their wedding is going to be nothing short of amazing. Congratulations to the happy couple!