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Sarasota [Believe]

June 12, 2011 1 comment

I haven’t done a regular update in a while so here goes. I’ll keep it short and sweet. I moved from Tampa to Sarasota about a week ago to be closer to work. My commute time has drop drastically from around an hour and 15 minutes to bout 15 minutes. So it saves me about two hours each day and hundreds in gas. The place here in Sarasota is nice. Props to my friend Kawelo for hooking me up.

Since I’ve moved, nothing else has really changed. All I do really is go to work and then go back to the apartment. I’ll do some exploring later on though. Today I did some cleaning around the place. Here’s a pic of my current set up. The bed by the window on the right is Ervin’s bed. He had to make the same commute from Tampa to Sarasota for work but now just stays with me on the week days to save time and gas.

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Eureca and Erza Battle’s Wedding Day

June 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Saturday 6/4/2011

I finally made a trip home after about three weeks of being away. ‘Twas nice being back home for the weekend but I was only there to shoot Ervin’s sister, Eureca’s, wedding. I’ve known Ervin and his family for 20 years! We moved in the same neighborhood at the same time when our houses were new. Also, Ervin helped me get an internship at Sun Hydraulics, which is pretty win.

I got back to Jacksonville late afternoon on Friday and had dinner with Ashley and the family. It was as if I had never left.

Eureca’s wedding festivities started late afternoon, but I went early to shoot the bride’s maids and the groom’s men, and also Eureca getting ready.

The wedding was on the roof of a hotel facing the river. It was a wonderful setting with the Jacksonville skyline in the background.

Here are a few pictures from the day. The pictures are linked to my Flickr account so if you click them, that’s where they’ll take you.

I love the intimacy of this photo and the way some of the guests frame the bride and her father. Both her and the groom were brought to tears by happiness. To be honest, I loved shooting this wedding and they made me feel like part of the family while I was there.

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Here’s a beautiful view of the skyline:

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After the ceremony we took just a few minutes to snap some pictures by the river:

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There are a few more photos in my POTW (picture of the week) tab if you would like to check them out. Comments and critiques are welcome either here or on my Flickr. Thanks for reading!

“I Feel Like I Should Have Lasers” (Saturday EDC – long entry) [Awooga]

June 3, 2011 Leave a comment

The first day of any event like this is always a bit unorganized. The second, and last sadly, went much smoother. We all woke up around 10am thanks to the daylight being unbearable. Ashley, Patrick, and I decided to have brunch at Waffle House and load up on some calories for the day.

I didn’t care too much about being there early, the first act I wanted to see was Filo and Peri (a trance duo) who’s set time was 5:30.
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