I was recently invited to photograph the 50th anniversary celebration of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity (Florida Epsilon chapter) at USF. This is the oldest fraternity chapter at the University of South Florida and it was great to see generations of bothers come together to celebrate their rich history. The first day I was able to document a more casual barbecue with active bothers and alumni. The next day I focused on the alumni awards and dinner. As the guests arrived I photographed them in front of background with their fraternity letters and printed the images onsite so they could take home a copy. During the ceremony the room was full of emotion as many brothers were honored in remembrance. Towards the end of the ceremony 25 year and 50 year pins were handed out to celebrate how long many have been a Phi Delta Theta brother. The evening finished off with fun and dancing!

 

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Christa and James are a beautiful couple with a beautiful family and they had a beautiful wedding!  They celebrated their marriage at The Florida Aquarium, which they chose as their venue because of their mutual love of fish and all animals.

The always awesome Natalia Day of Days Remembered by ND was the wedding planner and she helped the newlyweds put on their “Under the Sea” wedding theme with lavender, teal, and gold as the wedding colors.

Christa and James had several animal encounters, including penguins and an owl.  At the reception, guests enjoyed Krispy Kreme donuts and milk shots!  The reception ended with a sparkler departure and the horse and carriage, and then Jason did a few night pictures with the bride and groom as well.

Congratulations Christa and James!  Thank you so much for having us capture memories of the celebration of your marriage!

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Jason met Lauren and Joe when he photographed a maternity session with them, and he loved being part of their daughter’s first year for her newborn, 3 month, and 6 month sessions.  She is such a beautiful baby girl and I loved editing her session with all of her fun expressions!  Her personality definitely comes out in her pictures.  It has been wonderful getting to know this terrific family and capturing these special milestones.  Thanks so much to Lauren and Joe, and Jason is looking forward to the next celebration!

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Ms. Ruby has a dance studio in Riverview called the Ruby Dance Center, and her daughter is a talented dancer! She was terrific in front of the camera too. Ms. Ruby had been wanting sunflower pictures, so when they were in bloom this year Jason met her and her beautiful daughter for a sunflower session. Though the sprinklers went off, it didn’t disrupt the pictures so it makes for a funny story. Thanks for having a session with us Ms. Ruby!

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It is such an honor to join people in the special moments as they build their family history.  Not just photographing one day, but being a family’s photographer, means the world to us!  Jason photographed Caitlin and Michael’s engagement session when they were looking ahead to their wedding day.  He photographed their wedding as their future together as husband and wife began.  He photographed their maternity session with all the excitement of the next stage of their lives would be starting soon.  Now they are parents to a beautiful baby boy who they brought to meet Jason for a newborn session.  Thank you to Caitlin and Michael for including us in this journey, and we are really excited to watch your son grow!

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