jen + anton {sunrise engagement}

I knew I wanted to get to the beach before the sun was up, for Jen and Anton’s sunrise engagement session.  The darkness at 6am, however, was so enveloping, I truly thought to myself, the sun just might not come up today. When we drove down the road it was still dark.  When we hiked down the trail to the beach it was still dark.  While we found a little spot in the sand that didn’t have condos behind it… yep, still dark.  Look how bright the moon is, kind of dark.

Finally after all that anticipation and wondering what was going to unfold, a sweet sunrise began to make it’s way over the horizon and through some soft clouds.  I tell you, I felt like a teenager, and any sleepiness that may have been lingering went flying off with the seagulls.  A great day was about to begin, and I couldn’t have been happier with my company.  Introducing Jen and Anton…

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Jen, you are so gorgeous!

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I have so many favorite photographs from this session, but there is a quality to this next image that simply feels magical to me…

When I first mentioned the idea of Jen and Anton being in bathing suits for this session, I asked Jen to think about the longevity of these images.  I personally am in love with this series right now, but I also know that they will be an amazing piece of personal history.  Think about Jen and Anton in thirty years going through old photographs that have documented their love story, and coming across these.  Wow!

undefinedJen and Anton are shining examples of my ideal clients.  Two people in love, who also love life, as well as the world where it all goes down!

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By 7:30 we were done at the beach, and Jen and Anton treated me to a lovely breakfast.  Mmmm, loved those grits!  We took a little break, cleaned up from the beach and then went for a few more around Juno Beach.

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Seriously cute…

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Jen and Anton, I’m bubbly with excitement that we still have your wedding day ahead!  Thank you for being the wonderful souls that you are.  xoxo, Alice

well wed new york {published} » Alice G Patterson Photography {blog} - [...] Jen and Anton’s sunrise engagement session in Florida [...]

Lori - I LOVE the photo right under the comment “LOVE” that you made. It is the closeup of them while at the beach. It’s my favorite.

Stacy - These are fantastic . . . and that wide shot in the water is absolutely incredible! I would make a HUGE canvas of that, if I were them! :)

Warren Williams - Such an awesome, cute couple. Great photos :)

Sarah DeShaw - Oh wow, you had an adventurous couple too! Not everyone is willing to get in a swimsuit for photos. I am sure after seeing the photos they are super glad they did!! Great work and thanks for keeping in touch via blogland, I love it! :)

Amy-Jo Tatum/Bride Chic - Beautiful work!

Mindy - Beautiful photos that will last a lifetime. They are so lucky!

Rose - These are so beautiful, love the bathing-suits photos, just wonderful! Love this session for it’s freshness and joy of life. :)

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