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Patrick + Ashton Curry

Pensacola Beach, Florida


The wedding from the photographer’s point of view…


I was blessed to have shot the beautiful joining of Patrick and Ashton Curry in marriage on Pensacola Beach, Florida. Though it started out as a cloudy day, the sun shined through while the couple said their “I Do’s!” Patrick, a paramedic, and Ashton, an EMT, met on the job while saving lives together, and little did they know that they would fall head over heels!


When I arrived at the hotel, I wanted to catch the bride in her most raw form; not just getting ready and dolled up, but the jitters! Her sister, who was her matron of honor, did her makeup. The bride’s dress was from David’s Bridal, who so kindly wrote a sweet little message to her on her hanger (which I captured through photo!).The couple got ready in separate rooms with the bride intent on the groom not seeing her beforehand, which got a little tricky since we were all in the same suite, but it worked out just fine! The bride’s brother walked her down the pier, which lead to a gorgeous white, sandy beach. Everyone stood, and tears formed in the groom’s eyes – which made me tear up a bit, so I had to wipe my camera and focus! Working these two were a joy, and I enjoyed capturing real (not posed) moments. The reception was a blessing because little did we (my husband and I) know, the bride and groom ordered us a plate for the sit-down dinner and actually included us into the reception. Between bites of crab cakes and wedding cake, I snapped away.


Sia Alexis Cooper and her husband are Tennessee natives, straight out of Knoxville, but are currently living in Destin, FL, due to the Air Force.



Photographer: Sia Alexis Photography

Wedding Dress & Bridal Party Attire: David’s Bridal

Cake: The Cake Shop

Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse

Flowers: Flowerama

Venue: Portofino Resort, Pensacola Beach

Food: Portofino Resort

Invitations: Michael’s Craft Stores