Archive for April, 2013

FSU Graduation Photos on Campus – Westcott and Doak Campbell

Double majoring because she wants to feel the scholastic burn, Kristen has a great attitude and an equally great smile which she turned on bright! All that smiling, even though she has a ten page Spanish paper due on Tuesday, what a player. We toughed it out through the crowds of graduating students around Westcott, in and around the fountain and on the steps, and then headed to Doak Campbell stadium to get some pics on the field before she says farewell to Tallahassee.

Graduating student wearing cap and gown, sitting on the steps at Wescott on FSU campus
Graduating student wearing cap and gown at Wescott at FSU
Graduating student wearing cap and gown at Wescott at FSU
Graduating student wearing cap and gown, sitting on the steps at Wescott on FSU campus
Dramatic lighting on student wearing cap and gown

Graduating students are always serious.

Graduating student wearing cap and gown at Wescott at FSU
Graduating student wearing cap and gown at Wescott at FSU
Graduating student wearing cap and gown, sitting on the steps at Wescott on FSU campus
Graduating student wearing cap and gown at Wescott at FSU
Graduating student wearing cap and gown at Wescott at FSU
Grad pics at FSU, lying on the field at Doak Campbell stadium

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    Raley’s Confectionary

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    Who: Wes Raley
    What: Candy Master
    Where: Raley’s Confectionary
    Favorite Board Game: Candyland
    Why: Because… candy!

    Wes Raley of Raley's Confectionary holding some of his art rock before it is cut into bite-sized pieces

    Wes cut his teeth in the candy-making business some years back. He made his debut in Tallahassee fairly recently working for a local toy shop/ice cream parlor creating lots of image candy and other types of old-fashioned treats. Yet, he had lofty pursuits of his own – running his own candy business – and so set out on the sugar-dusted trail.

    Wes, folding up different colored sections of sticky sugar to make an image

    Located just a block or so from the ever-growing Gaines Street, off of All Saints Drive, next to Fermentation Lounge, through the doors of the Cider Lodge, down a hallway, and in a little back room (shared with a chocolatier) *PHEW* is where the magic happens. No illusions here; the magic is a fine mixture of the smells, visuals, tastes (free during a presentation!), and Wes’ personality. For the history of how this young fellow got started, well, that I’ll save so you can hear it from him – a story he tells every batch of customers to walk through the door (because the question of his beginnings inevitably comes up). I will let you in on a little info: his favorite candies are the root beer art rock (candy with image in the center) and anise taffy. And just to sweeten the deal, all the sugar used is organic and the flavors are all natural. Business is sweet, folks!

    Wes Raley of Raley's Confectionary holding some of his art rock before it is cut into bite-sized pieces
    Wes Raley of Raley's Confectionary holding some of his art rock before it is cut into bite-sized pieces
    Art rock being cut into bite-sized pieces
    Wes gives out samples to eager customers
    Wes can't resist his own candy

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      Gretchen & Justin • Tallahassee Wedding Photos

      It all started at Brittany’s wedding a couple years earlier, that’s where I met Gretchen. She has a vibrant personality and it just radiates from her. She helped to create a calm atmosphere for the other bridesmaids and Brittany all day long, so I was beyond thrilled when she called in need of a photographer for her wedding. We hit up downtown Tallahassee for the engagement photo session a number of weeks before the big day.

      Wedding day. Ah! Perfect weather, a couple in love, friends, family: these are the makings of a great wedding. We started out at Trinity Community Church, near Killearn, and then moved just down the road to Z. Bardhi’s for an intimate afternoon reception, where Nate from Amplify Entertainment took over the hosting duties. What a fantastic fun-filled, love-filled day!

      View more photos from their wedding at Trinity Community Church and Z. Bardhi’s.

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