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I'm Tonya, a photographer located in Jacksonville Florida.

Telling beautiful stories is what I do. Whether it be weddings, babies, families - I genuinely cherish being a part of it all.

I'm inspired by sincere love, authenticity, and real emotions.

I can't wait to tell your story.

Jamie and Bill’s wedding day {St. Francis Barracks, Saint Augustine Florida}

Jamie and Bill had such a gorgeous wedding day.  We started the getting ready portion at a sweet little inn across the bay in St. Augustine.  The girls sipped Sangria and laughed as they had a great time getting put together for the big day.  Jamie had gorgeous details…right away I fell in love with her broach bouquet.  Once everyone was ready, we took a few more pictures at the inn and headed down to the ceremony venue.  I had never been to the Barricks so I was super excited to shoot somewhere new.  It was so cute and quaint.  The ceremony took place in a little courtyard full of flowers, stone, and beautiful sunlight.  Jamie and Bill both shed a few tears during their vows which I think is so tender and sweet. =)  After the ceremony and a few family photos, we walked around the streets of St. Aug for some formal photos of the couple.  Once back in the reception, the dancing and toast got started in full swing.  DJ Dan kept the party going with great music and a really fun time.  I LOVED Jamie’s decor choices!  I couldn’t get enough of the table settings.  So cute and vintage.  The couple ended their night running through a sparkler exit.

Jamie and Bill, I hope your big day was as perfect as you had always imagined.  You two are blessed with a genuine love for each other and such great family and friends who surrounded you to live out your wedding day with you.  You two are so blessed.

Thank you to Pat who second shot with me all day.  All my second shooters deserve a metal for putting up with me for a day.  Also thanks to Jennifer for helping with equipment and shooting.  I couldn’t have done the day without your help =)




Wedding Weekend Info:

Hotel accommodations for guests: The Westcott House, 146 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, FL
Rehearsal Dinner Location:  O.C. White’s: 118 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, FL
Ceremony Location: St. Francis Barracks:  82 Marine Street, St. Augustine, FL
Reception Location:  St. Francis Barracks
Caterer:  Mai Oui, Karen Bassham: When looking for a caterer, Karen was the only one that asked us what we would like to have prepared. There is no set catering menu to choose from with Mai Oui. They will prepare what you want and how you want it. The food was wonderful and the presentation was just as wonderful.
Wedding Coordinator:  Adair Curry with Dairing Events – Absolutely love Adair. She made sure our day was absolutely perfect.  If something went wrong, we had no idea because Adair took care of everything.  S.  If you need a day of planner, Adair is the best choice!
Photographer: Only the best of course!  Tonya Beaver Photography!  Honestly, we are so lucky and blessed we hired Tonya.  She worked so hard and hired amazing shooters to help her get everything that day.  I cannot express how much I love Tonya.  She was the only photographer we met with because we fell in love immediately and I am SO happy we had her on our wedding day!
Videographer:  None
Cake:  Publix; Inexpensive and did a great job!
Florist: Adair Curry: Not only was she an outstanding planner she also did an amazing job with our flowers.
Officiant: Rev. Bill Young – Rev Young is the officiant from The Wedding Authority. We had only met with him one time before and he did a great job.
Hair: Mandi Adams from Once Upon a Stylist– Mandi did a great job!  Everyone’s hair looked beautiful!  !
Make-up: Amanda Hopcraft – Amanda was awesome to work with!
Entertainment: DJ Thundercat (Dan Joubert) – Dan played a great array of dance music and all of our guests had a blast!
Party Favors: None
Lighting:  None
Wedding Dress: Bridal Shop of the Avenues
Wedding Shoes:  Zappos.com
Bridesmaids Dresses:  Netbride.com. Less expensive compared to the bridal shop prices. The dresses were beautiful, all from the same dye lot, great customer service and the dresses arrived within 6 weeks of the order date.
Groom and Groomsmen Wear:  Mens Wearhouse


After the Wedding …

Where did you go for your honeymoon? We took a cruise to South America and it was amazing. One day we were zip lining through the Costa Rican rain forests and the next day sailing through the Panama Canal.

If you could give yourself any advice prior to the wedding, what would it be? The best advice I could give it to just slow down and soak in every moment.

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Tonya Beaver Photography : 318 1st Ave N Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

(904) 382-6354 : tonya@tonyabeaverphotography.com