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Hi, I'm Julie ... artist, photographer, potter, etc. I am so happy you are here! I consider this blog my creative journal where I can share my recent work, ideas and dreams, and lots of little details about my life. Please make yourself at home. Whether you are a bride-to-be, a photographer, or just a visitor, I hope you will find inspiration here and even become a friend.

Wedding :: Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography

I am SO happy to show you this wedding! As some of you have already noticed ... I am developing my services as a destination wedding photographer. I am so excited to see where this development will take me (literally)! I love to travel! But one thing that I have experienced with the destination weddings that I have been privileged to do so far ... is that when on these trips with my clients and their families I get to be more involved in the events that surround the wedding day. Which results in more time spent with everyone - which I love because it gives me the opportunity to learn more about the couple and their relationships.

Kelli and Chris chose to get married in Key West, Florida. This is somewhere that Kelli's family has vacationed and made a lot of memories over the years. It was the perfect back drop for Kelli and Chris's wedding. The entire event was made of a very intimate group of family members and a few surprise friends. The Anderson and Corwin families were both SO wonderful to work with. They welcomed me like just like another member of the family. I absolutely loved spending time with them over the weekend and getting to know them.

I arrived on Friday afternoon. Kelli (the bride herself) picked me up at the airport (after I was greeted by a huge sign that said "Welcome to the Conch Republic" which made me feel like I was finally there!). Kelli and I had lunch and then she helped me check in to my room at the amazingly beautiful Ocean Key Resort where we found out that I had been upgraded (for free) to an ocean view suite. It was beyond words! Beautiful!

Before the rehearsal dinner Kelli brought her details to my room so I could take my time photographing them instead of rushing to get it on the wedding day. I am SO glad she did this. As a result there are 8 million photos of her jewelry and shoes. This makes me happy!


Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Hair & Makeup: Lorri Bollander Key West Hair & Makeup http://keywesthairandmakeup.typepad.com/key_west_hair_and_makeup/

Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Kelli's sister Misty was there that morning helping Kelli get ready. I love this proud photo of her looking on.

Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


I haven't mentioned yet that Kelli is drop dead gorgeous.
She is.

Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Custom wedding rings- Michael M. http://www.michaelmcollection.com/
and C. Gonshor http://www.cgonshor.com/


Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


We rushed to get a few bridal shots on our way to the Hyatt for the ceremony.

Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Bride's gown- Da Vinci Bridal http://www.davincibridal.com/

c/o I Do Weddings http://www.idoweddingsofknoxville.com/



Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Some more lovely details ...

Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


This is Chris, the groom. He is so handsome ...
Groom's attire- Tommy Bahama http://www.tommybahama.com/

Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


I love this story and I really hope Kelli doesn't mind me sharing it here! Kelli's wedding day was also her 40th birthday. (I know - she totally doesn't look 40 - but yes, its true.) She found out that her actual birth time was 10:55 am. So she determined to have the ceremony at 10:30 so she could say "I do" before she turned 40. I think we might have been about 10 minutes behind schedule but she still made it by 3 minutes!!!

As she walked down the isle she kicked her heels off so she could walk in the sand. I loved that moment! This is Chris winking at her.

Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Kelli's dad Charlie was so proud ...

Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


This sweet moment when Charlie gave Kelli away he said to Chris "Take good care of her."

Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


The setting was breath-taking.

Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


The ceremony was officiated by the lovely Amy Figg of St. John's Lutheran Church of Knoxville, TN.

Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Charlie, Gale, Carolyn, and Tommy - the parents.

Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Flowers (and decor): Love in Bloom Florist www.loveinbloomflorist.com

Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


This is Chris (Kelli's twin brother - Happy Birthday to him too!) and his sweet little girl Allie:

Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Oh my goodness ... the food.
a m a z i n g !

Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Catering & Ceremony Site: Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa www.keywest.hyatt.com

Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Cake: Key West Cakes www.keywestcakes.com

Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Guest Accommodations: Galleon Resort www.galleonresort.com, Ocean Key Resort & Spa www.oceankey.com , and Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa www.keywest.hyatt.com

These four guys were Chris's friends who drove all the way from Knoxville the night before to surprise Chris before the ceremony. It was a HUGE surprise!

Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography

And now for my favorites ... the portraits of the bride and groom.
I'm so happy that Kelli and Chris gave me a little time once things settled down so we could get some gorgeous shots around the Hyatt property.

Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography

Then we had a little siesta time followed by an evening out on the sea in a lovely sail boat!

Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography

Sailboat: Floridays www.floridays.org

Sailboat catering: Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa www.keywest.hyatt.com

Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


So beautiful!

Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


And I will leave with a few images from they very colorful Mallory Square where you can see all varieties of people and local flavor.

Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Kelli Anderson & Chris Corwin - Key West Wedding - Knoxville Destination Wedding Photography - Julie Roberts Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


 

What do you think? Leave me some feedback!

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Feb 11, 20103weemonkeys
so beautiful! i totally had to go back to the top of the photos when you said that she was 40! no way is she 40 =) she is gorgeous and the photos are lovely.
Feb 11, 2010Carrie Murphy
WOWza! These are great and the story was beautiful! I teared up a little at one point. Kelli is beautiful and no doesn't look near 40!
Feb 11, 2010Jamie
These are great! What was the exciting news for why you had to wait to post them? Are they going to be featured in something?!
Feb 11, 2010Rachel
JULIE!!! Is it really possible that you have gotten even better? It truly looks as if you are newly inspired!
Feb 10, 2010melissa
wow! details, details, details! i'm a sucker for your details! was that a gorgeous ring or what??!! all of your shots were amazing as usual.
 

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