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Leslie + Justin | Engagement around Jacksonville

I got right back to work when I got home from Vegas!  Friday afternoon I met up with Leslie and Justin for their engagement session.  We started at a fun park on the river and ended up at this fun little strip of shops and just ran around and explored.  We had some good finds!  I can’t wait for their wedding in November, it’s going to be at the new and improved Jacksonville Zoo!  They told me ahead of time that neither of them liked having their picture taken, but I was up to the challenge and think  we all ended up having fun!  Here’s your sneak peek and I’ll have the rest up soon!









 I think this is my fav.  I’m always drawn to the fun, bright colors:




We found some really cool stuff at this antique store!!  Lovin the title of this book!



This reminds me of when I was in school and we had to “cross-process” a roll of slide film to see how it made the colors all weird:



So, I wanted one more cool setting before we wrapped things up.  We came across this empty bar with a pool table and I asked them if they’d feel comfortable playing.  They said “sure” and racked the balls.  After a bit I realize, Justin knows what he’s doing!  Turns out they’re both on a pool LEAGUE!  What I thought was just a fun backdrop turned out to be something that really showcased their personal lives.  Love when that happens….




Yep, you guessed it!  Their wedding date is 11.7.09!  They’re lucky it wasn’t the 5th because Justin had already knocked that ball in.  🙂



  1. Leslie says

    These turned out great. I love the ones of us at the pool table. And the book is great. Thank you so much. 🙂

  2. Kim Osterbrock says

    I can’t figure out which picture is my favorite! The one where Leslie is lounging on the tree, the first one in front of the graffiti, or the ones playing pool. You really captured THEM! What a unique photographer.

  3. Crystal Pagano says

    I really like the two on the pool table. those turned out good I also really like the one with the palm tree and the very first picture. Love you guys! your little Sister.

  4. Lori Ware says

    I Love You Both. Son, I’m so proud of you for finding a wonderful women. These pictures are beautiful. Just the way I hope you always will be. Love Mom.

  5. Heather Denton says

    Kylene you are amazing. I know these two hate being photographed and you did a fantastic job. Granted now Leslie probably can’t decide which she likes the best along with the rest of us.

  6. Justin Smith says

    Kylene is amazing! If anyone needs a photographer I STRONGLY recommend her. I can’t beleive how these came out. Thanks kylene

  7. paul&sherie says

    the pictures turned out great, I especially like the one where you are breaking on the pool table. I am so proud of you justin. best of love to the both of you. dad

  8. Jennifer says

    I loved all the pictures! They were so great. I’m getting married in April, and I would love to have them done.Very beautiful!

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