Ciara & Tyler // Camping Adventure Sneak Peek // Styled Engagement Session // JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks // Jessica Patricia Photography

Guys, this was so much fun.

Ciara knew I was itching to do something a little more customized and was excited for her and her boyfriend to be the subjects.  The concept was for a “styled engagement session” with a camping theme and I think we did a good job!

Tyler (a Pensacola Beach fishing captain) shuttled us by boat to an island where we set up shop and had a great time.

Here is a sneak peek:

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Check back for more from their session :)

Interested in booking a session?  Shoot me an email and we can discuss the details!

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Nikki + Jon // Engagement Session // Pensacola Beach, FL // JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks

I met Nikki & Jon for a sunrise beach engagement session.  We had the skies working against us – it had rained leading up to the session, but cleared up.  Only remaining items from the session: cloudy skies.  Sooooo, maybe we didn’t get the sunrise skies we were hoping for.  At least it was beautiful!  The beaches were clear, the water was calm and emerald green and the weather was nice and cool (well, as cool as it can be in the summer here in Pensacola Beach).

These two were a lot of fun and were up for just about anything, including getting in the water!

Take a look at their sunrise engagement session:

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Nikki + Jon, Engaged // Sneak Peek // Pensacola Beach, FL // JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks

I met Nikki and Jon early early just as the sun was rising… well, when the sun should have been rising.  We got a cloudy morning, but the weather was perfect and the water was emerald green.

Their engagement session was a ton of fun!  Started out dry and posed and ended in the water with a little fun!

Here is a sneak peek at their session:

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And some bloopers as they were just getting settled in the water…

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Miss Mahner & Mr. Mallek // NAS Pensacola // Pensacola, FL // JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks

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Mr. & Mrs. Mallek!

 

Mr. Mallek contacted me because his soon-to-be-wife was coming to town so that they can get married!!  I was thrilled :)  When I posted the sneak peek, I posted it as an Engagement session because I wasn’t really up to speed on what their family knew.  :)

I thought it was so sweet that they were getting married and that he wanted to capture it with a photo session!  Sadly, I wasn’t available on the day of their elopement, but we were able to get together the evening prior to capture all their joy and excitement as their were gearing up to commit their lives to one another.

Mr. Mallek is here for training while {the new} Mrs. Mallek is finishing school in Wisconsin.  They will soon reunite in North Carolina!

Here is a look at their engagement/elopement/almost married session:

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Mrs. Mallek had a contagious smile on the whole session, and Mr. Mallek was feeding off of her energy!  It was so great working with you two!  Thank you for the opportunity to capture such a special time in your lives!

And, of course, Thank You to Mr. Mallek for the service you provide to our country!  I appreciate your work and your sacrifices!

Simmons Hall Engagement Session // Fort Pickens // Gulf Islands National Seashore // Pensacola Beach, FL // JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks

I met Ms. Simmons and Mr. Hall for an engagement session at Fort Pickens which is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore in Pensacola Beach, Florida.

We met just before sunset and scurried through the Fort to capture a variety of backgrounds and options for their engagement photos.  I think our mission was accomplished with success!

I will admit, there was one location I wanted to shoot, but as I was approaching a snake slithered through the grass.  I did a 180 and moved on to the next pose and location – sorry guys!  No snakes for me!!

I can’t wait for the opportunity to capture their wedding day!  They will be joining their families and blending their children into 1 family.  I cannot wait to meet the kids! :)

Take a look at their Fort Pickens Engagement Session:

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Acuff Gordon Engagement Session // Sunrise Session // Pensacola Beach, FL // JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks

We had a fantastic time shooting their engagement session at sunrise on Pensacola Beach.

We had one location in mind, but had to move down the beach due to a large number of fisherman!  Usually there are a few, but at our original location there were almost a dozen – I was shocked!

Anyway, we moved down the beach and got to work!  We watched the sunrise and finished up the session just in the nick of time – the sun was getting high and the temperature was rising! :)  We went through some posed shots and moved on to some shots with props and then got some fun shots.

I have to say, I cannot wait to shoot these guys’ wedding!!

Take a look at the Acuff Gordon Engagement Session:

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Mahner Mallek Engagement Session Sneak Peek // NAS Pensacola // Pensacola, FL // JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks

Sneak peek of these high school sweethearts engagement session at NAS Pensacola.

Mr. Mallek is a Marine in Pensacola for training, Ms. Mahner is finishing school in Wisconsin, which is where they grew up together.  They are high school sweethearts whose lockers were next to each other – the best story ever!

She was here visiting for the week and to take care of some very important matters and we were able to get together to squeeze in a session on the base.

Take a peek:

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More to come, stay tuned :)

Simmons Hall Engagement Session Sneak Peek // Fort Pickens // Pensacola, FL // JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks

I met Ms. Simmons and Mr. Hall at Fort Pickens in Pensacola, Florida for a sunset Engagement Session.  These two are getting married in a just a few short weeks and will be joining their families to create 1 family of 7!

Here is a sneak peek of their session:

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More to come of these two!  Be sure to check back! :)

Surprise Proposal // She Said Yes // Fort Pickens // Pensacola Beach, FL // Couples Photographer // Engagement Photographer // JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks

Zach contacted me to see if I could shoot his proposal to Carolyn. He had it all planned out – lure her to the beach for a sunset picnic, ask her the most important letter she’ll ever answer, and give her a letter from her dad (because Zach went out to see him to get his permission earlier in the week, how stinking adorable!).

Keeping myself out of the line of sight on a beach was a much more difficult task than I had anticipated.  I guess I thought I could look like I was bird watching (there was a giant blue heron hanging out), but that could only last so long.  And the sun set really quickly, but the mission was accomplished.  And, most importantly, she said yes!

Here is a little peek into their sunset proposal:

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Thank you to Zach for reaching out to me to capture this amazing moment between you and Carolyn!

Congratulations to both of you on your engagement and best wishes for a lifetime of happiness!!

Amanda & Zac’s Engagement Session // Pensacola, Florida // JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks

I met with Zac and Amanda on two different occasions to shoot their engagement session.  We didn’t plan on two different days, it just kind of worked out that way.  Even though we planned ahead of time, a tropical depression/rainstorm got in the way of the originally planned session date.  So we met up a second time on the rain date to finish up the session.  We shot all over Pensacola – from Palafox Street to Dolce (the best gelato, ever) all the way to Bayview Park.

Here is a sampling for your viewing pleasure:

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