Joao & Nicole celebrated their engagement by exploring their favorite local Florida getaway- St. Augustine! I am always up for an excuse to travel- so I was excited for the invitation to explore a beautiful Florida’s historic side. Since Joao is a friend, we decided to make it a double date so Joshua came along too. 

As a photographer, I love the freedom of being able to explore a new location with nothing but a map, a camera in hand and two wonderfully in love people to photograph.  Having the luxury of a full afternoon and evening was extra fun! I can’t wait to share the rest of Joao & Nicole’s photos from our fun St. Augustine adventure.

This little series is taken by the streetside courtyard at the Augustine Inn, where they will tie the knot in Spring 2015.

Location • Augustin Inn, Historic St Augustine, Castillo de San Marcos, Flagler College

Highlight of the day • Watching the re-enactors at the Castilo fire a rather small, but very real canon! 

Lunch Date • Casa Maya – We ate on a lovely little New Orleans style balcony overlooking the cobblestone pedestrian streets. Great people watching, and their steak fajitas made for two very happy gents!

Wine Tasting • Vino del Grotto Florida Fruit Wine– orange blossom honey wine was a hit, and I love how they source as many organically, locally grown fruit products as possible. They even had carrot wine!

Film Edits  • VSCO Film 06 for LR5

Time of Day & Season • Afternoon-Evening, Winter

Camera Bag Gear List • Canon 5D Mark III, 24-70mm f/2.8L, 85mm f/1.2L, 40mm f/2.8 + macro extender, 40×60″ Reflector

Photographer • Shaina DeCiryan

Check back soon for more from this fun destination engagement session in St.Augustine, Florida.