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This is the last  weekend left to visit the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire! It is one of my favorite Gainesville events.  The weather is perfect!  There is amazing knife acts, acrobats, combat fightings not to mention the gazillion vendors that sell everything from magic wands to pet dragons! Here is a link for more information about the faire.  You can also visit my Facebook Page for even more pictures from all the days of faire! Huzzah!!

My very last session of 2017 was a last minute small wedding in Haile Plantation.  I don’t normally photograph weddings – but I do do a limited number of small weddings and civil ceremonies.  I love the intimacy of a smaller affair and meeting all the friends and family.  Grant + Susan live outside of the States but wanted to include their immediate family – so they planned a very small affair right around the holidays.  I was so honored to photograph their wedding – it was the perfect way to say goodbye to 2017.

2017 Fall U.F. graduation is December 15th and 16th.  I’m now scheduling a limited number of graduation sessions.  You can choose to have a short and sweet half session at the stadium with yourself and family or if you want more than one location – you can reserve a full session and have up to 2 hours with me to go to all your favorite Gator spots! A Full Session is also perfect for larger groups (up to 12) – I’ll get you all together at the stadium and grab some individual portraits as well.

Some of my favorite spots are of course the U.F. Stadium (in front of the North Lawn and inside), the Albert and Alberta statues in front of the stadium, under the University of Florida Sign at the corner of University and 13th St., the gator globe behind the U.F. sign.  There is also Lake Alice at the Baughman Center and across from the Bat House.

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