Friday, April 4, 2014

100 Layer Cake Feature - Press

My heart skipped a beat when Meg of Milk & Honey asked if I would be interested in collaborating with her.  Meg's work is absolutely dreamy.

The inspiration came from the Dutch Masterpieces.  She described a rich color palette with depth and emotion.

The team took these concepts and ran with them.  As each artist arrived to the shoot, the beauty unveiled.  Brides, these are the talented women you want designing your day.  I was a puddle of mush drowning in all of the loveliness.

One of the biggest honors I have as an artist is working alongside of other industry greats.  A decadent cake, drop-dead-gorgeous hair and make-up, design-savvy florals, swoon-worthy gowns, an elegant paper suite, and a bombshell model all set to the ethereal backdrop of Maitland's Art Center.

This feature is found on one of my favorite places for inspiration, 100 Layer Cake.  Keep them in your feed, you won't be disappointed!

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Photographer: Debra Eby Photography / Styling & Florals: Meghan from Flowers by Milk & Honey / Venue: Mayan Chapel at the Maitland Art Center / Hair & Makeup: Faces by Shannon / Paper Goods:Lauren Rounds / Cake: Kristen from Bliss Pastry / Gown & Wardrobe Styling: Mandy from A Bridal Boutique for the Girls / Model: Carli Jacklyn

Debra Eby Photography.  Florida Wedding Photographer.  Maitland Art Center Wedding Photographer.  

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Tampa Bay Weddings Magazine Feature - Press

Nervously, my eyes scan the magazine aisle.  It is my first time.  My first purchase of a wedding magazine.  Choosing the right one seems too daunting.  I pick two.

For the weeks and months after, I clip and paste into my old fashioned Pinterest board (i.e. binder).  I still remember squealing over a white barn wedding with my best friend, also preparing for her wedding. This was the first I had seen such a thing.  But, the magazine featured one, so it must be in vogue.  

So, today, it is an absolute dream seeing Ryan and Rachel featured in Tampa Bay Wedding Magazine.  The digital version is available now, print soon to be in circulation.

Ronda and her team do such a beautiful job curating stunning Florida nuptials.  You will be inspired!

Click here for the full digital magazine experience.

xo lovelies

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Debra Eby Photography
Tampa Wedding Photography, St. Petersburg Wedding Photography

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine Romance

"I found a dream, that I could speak to 

A dream that I can call my own 

I found a thrill to press my cheek to 

A thrill that I have never known 

You smiled, you smiled 

Oh and then the spell was cast 

And here we are in heaven for you are mine... 

At Last"

                                                                Etta James

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Sending you some Florida Valentine romance on this sunny day in Ormond Beach.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Savannah Southern Charm - a sneak peek

In the city of quintessential southern charm, Brendan and Jessica wed.

More of this Savannah loveliness coming your way soon.

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Debra Eby Photography 
Savannah Wedding Photographer. Ormond Beach Wedding Photographer. St. Augustine Wedding Photographer.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Riverside Engagement Session - Ormond Beach

The sun glistens off lapping ripples on the Halifax River.  A tropical kind of winter chill nips the air.  The kind that pushes you closer to the warmth of the sun's rays.  

Her skin glows in the evening sunlight.  His arms scoop her up in one romantic movement.  Her smile lights up his eyes.

Just near the Ormond Beach Yacht Club, we see Brendan and Jessica's sweet love story.  The riverside beach is dappled with oyster shells and rustling reeds.  They walk hand-in-hand anticipating their happily ever after.

Stay tuned for this lovely couple's Savannah wedding feature.  In the meantime, soak up some sunshine and romance.

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Debra Eby Photography. 
 Ormond Beach Wedding Photography.  Jacksonville Wedding Photography.  St. Augustine Wedding Photography.  Ponte Vedra Wedding Photography.  

Monday, December 2, 2013

Ormond Beach - Beachside Portrait of an Artist

Snowflakes dance outside my window.  I am nervous.  My first possible wedding, my very own.  Butterflies swarm my inward parts fluttering with excitement and terror.  What can I show them at our meeting?  My portfolio is sparse.  How will they ever be willing to take a chance on me?

I make a nervous phone call to Sarah.  We know each other casually from church.  A few intermittent connections over glasses of punch at baby showers and birthday parties.  I know she is an artist at heart.  I ask her to help.  She says, "When?"  I say, "This Saturday?"  She says, "Yes!".

With a vintage bridal gown, a few feet of snow, Sarah battling a cold, and my first camera we go out and shoot.  We both laugh at the insanity of it all.  

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A week later, I huddle over a latte at the local coffee shop.  Each couple walking in, I wonder, "Is that them?"  Soon, a young, stunning couple with love in their eyes find me.  They see the work, and within minutes we are signing contracts.  

I am overwhelmed by this gift.  The gift of a first wedding, the trust of a young couple.  I am also aware of the gift of Sarah.  I just don't know yet the fullness of the gift she is to me.

Years and a myriad of weddings later, Sarah continues bringing sunshine to my work.  Her personality, charm, beauty, and artistic eye help me capture lovely wedding days.  We also work together seeing many weddings to publication.  She is so successful in her own right.  Taking Toronto, and the world, by storm.

On a balmy Saturday night, we giggle in front of the mirror while painting lipstick.  Slipping on heals, we drive out to Neptune Ave beach access.  We take turns flirting with the camera, capturing bio pictures for our websites.  

We enjoy our final string of weddings together with no regrets.  
...other than maybe wearing heels on the beach.  

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Debra Eby Photography
Ormond Beach Wedding Photographer.  St. Augustine Wedding Photographer.  Amelia Island Wedding Photographer.  Fernandina Beach Wedding Photographer.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Style Me Pretty Feature - Ryan and Rachel

During this move to Florida there have been moments of anxiety.  Moments where I wonder if I will connect with the same kind of bride that I did in Ontario.  That bride being thoughtful, creative, intentional, and exuding loveliness from within.

When Rachel asked me to capture her day, I saw hope.  Hope that there are such wonderful couples here in the Sunshine State who also embody these qualities.

Ryan and Rachel's Tampa feature today on Style Me Pretty Florida is very close to my heart.  It features beyond a stunning wedding day.  It showcases my overflowing heart that there are beautiful souls who I will connect with.

Thank you Ryan and Rachel, thank you to the talented team of vendors, and thank you Style Me Pretty for your continual inspiration.


Click Here for the Style Me Pretty feature.

Debra Eby Photography 
Tampa Wedding Photographer. Orlando Wedding Photographer. Jacksonville Wedding Photographer. St. Augustine Wedding Photographer. Ormond Beach Wedding Photographer.


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