Jacksonville Storm Clouds

Like most other cities around the southeast Jacksonville has been in a tropical rain pattern with rain and storms almost daily.  Today I was checking the local radar and saw that a storm was approaching from the west and getting close to the St. John’s river moving northeast.  There is a boat landing about a mile from my home on the east side of the river that gives some nice views to the west over the water and with the Jacksonville skyline barely visible to the north.

GQ20130720-0018 I arrived just in time to catch the storm front moving to the northeast.  This photo is looking southeast as the storm approaches.

GQ20130720-0014Here a few images looking back north toward the city.  The front looked like it stretched out parallel to the river.

GQ20130720-0045 GQ20130720-0026The front came through at mid afternoon which is not a great time for photography but at least the clouds showed a little character.  When these storms approach the river at sunset there are some dynamic colors.  Today, just a cold blue and gray.  Hope you enjoy.  Gray

Jacksonville Engagement Session – Christina and Ron

I had the pleasure of photographing the engagement session for Christina and Ron last Saturday in the Riverside District of Jacksonville.  It was a cool morning but we got an early start so we could get a few photos of the couple drinking coffee and watching the sunrise over the St. John’s River.  Mission accomplished.


After the sunrise and coffee we worked our way up the boardwalk stopping in several locations for photos. We had gorgeous light which made for some nice photos.  The couple loved the pictures and are eager for their friends and family to see them.  A special thanks goes to my assistant Veronika who battled the wind all day while holding a reflector.  Great job Veronika.

I hope you enjoy viewing the photos as much as I did taking them.  Good luck to Christina and Ron for many years of happiness.