We love, love, love styled engagement sessions... particularly ones that capture the essence and personalities of the couple like this St. Augustine stunner by Jenn and Derek Sullivan of Flora and Fauna.
I'm also more than a little in love with The Chapel of Our Lady of La Leche - isn't is charming? The chapel is located on Ocean Avenue in St. Augustine, and you can hold small wedding ceremonies there.
Hillary and JC, who adorably refer to themselves as "the birdies", are into eco-inspired decor and have filled their home with bird objects and imagery. When Jenn and Derek discovered their obsession, they helped the couple style the shoot around it. Says Hillary, "Derek and Jennifer Sullivan are phenomenal. JC and I were very nervous as we are not really in to having pictures taken of us, but they are such a fun couple that we ended up having such a great time!"
The couple met at a pharmacy; Hillary was working at as a technician, and JC came in to do some consulting work. The bride-to-be shared their sweet engagement story with us: Our engagement story is actually quite humorous. The day JC decided to purpose, he woke me up wanting me to take a walk with him. Which I adamantly did NOT want to do. Eventually once convinced, we headed out only to realize that the March of Dimes was taking place (we live downtown, and what is usually a very quiet, desolate space was filled to the brim with people, and noise). We made our way to a gazebo on the St.Johns River where we normally sit and talk. When we sat down, I noticed a pigeon (funny enough in keeping with the bird theme) that looked like something was wrong with it (and was obsessively concerned), so much so that I did not realize at all that JC had pulled out a ring and was trying desperately to get my attention, so that I would listen to his proposal. Once realized, I was ecstatic and obviously I said yes.
JC and Hillary will be tying the knot in front of their nearest and dearest in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in October (and I bet it's going to be adorable!). Best of luck to you both, and big thanks to the Sullivans for sharing their gorgeous work with us!