“In Full Bloom” fashion editorial for Jacksonville Magazine BRIDE Fall-Winter 2016

Editorial Photography

We took over a historic home in Avondale for our bridal fashion editorial for the Fall-Winter 2016 edition of Jacksonville Magazine BRIDE, which is on area newsstands now.

Hair: Scott Redfield & Tiffany Newman from Redfields
Makeup: Jill Stonier
Flowers: Kuhn Flowers
Styling: Bronie Brunet
Models: Phoebe Richmond & Syrita McClendon
Bridal Gowns: Bridals & More; Daniel Thompson Bridals; Love, A Bridal Boutique, The White Magnolia
Jewelry: Arya Esha Fine Jewelry
Location: Courtesy of Bloom Realty

Jacksonville Magazine BRIDE Fall-Winter 2016 cover by Agnes Lopez

Mikaella gown from The White Magnolia Bridal Collection with earrings from Arya Esha Fine Jewelry

Jacksonville Magazine BRIDE fashion editorial

Flamenco-style custom gown from Daniel Thompson Bridals

Jacksonville Magazine BRIDE fashion editorial

Mikaella gown from The White Magnolia, jewelry from Arya Esha

Jacksonville Magazine BRIDE fashion editorial

Essense gown from Love, A Bridal Boutique

Jacksonville Magazine BRIDE fashion editorial

Martina Liana Ciara beaded top and Stevie tulle blush skirt from Love, A Bridal Boutique

Jacksonville Magazine BRIDE fashion editorial

Casablanca gown from Bridals & More

Jacksonville Magazine BRIDE fashion editorial

Willowby Cristales gown from The White Magnolia

Lindsey and Jeremy’s Jacksonville Jewish Center Wedding

Agnes Lopez Photography

Ceremony & Reception: The Jacksonville Jewish Center
Chuppah & Event Design: PRI Productions
Flowers: Lesley Bolden, AIFD
Makeup: Kimtasha
Planner: Christina Kreations
Music: The RiverTown Band
Photo Booth: Chic Booth

We were lucky to avoid the afternoon storms in Ponte Vedra, where Lindsey and Jeremy got ready at the Sawgrass Marriott, and made our way over to the Jacksonville Jewish Center for their wedding.

Lindsey and Jeremy had what is probably the funniest maid of honor speech I’ve heard to date from “Aunt Jackie.”











































The Cultural Council shows little regard for artist copyright

Al-Infringement

After several months of dealing with this situation I felt I had to finally speak out to correct the record on a matter of copyright infringement by The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and Renee Parenteau Photography.

I take pride in what I do as a professional photographer and I feel that it is very important to protect my copyright and claim my work as my own when it is misused.

I took this photograph of Reveal host Al Letson back in 2008. I am the copyright owner of this image.

In May, the Cultural Council published a series of 40 “Icons” portraits in Arbus Magazine and Resident Community News, ostensibly taken by photographer Renee Parenteau.

Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s “Icons Portraits” in Arbus Magazine, May/June 2016, page 89

After seeing the images I realized that the portrait of Al Letson was actually a manipulated version of my photograph from 2008, converted to black and white and edited to match the other portraits in Ms. Parenteau’s series.

Resident Community News, May 2016, Vol. 10, Issue 05.
Note the “Photos by Renee Parenteau” (circled)

After seeing the images I realized that the portrait of Al Letson was actually a manipulated version of my photograph from 2008, converted to black and white and edited to match the other portraits in Ms. Parenteau’s series.

Original photo, cropped

Original photo, cropped and converted to black and white

Photo, cropped and modified to match another photographer’s portrait collection

Nowhere in either publication was there even a mention of my original photograph. Neither I nor Al Letson provided the image to the Cultural Council or Renee Parenteau Photography, and I did not give permission for it to be altered and published.

This is also not the first time the Cultural Council has violated my copyright. In March of 2015, the Cultural Council used a portrait of artist Kedgar Volta, taken by me, for its newsletter and promotion of its 2015 Arts Awards event. When I politely notified the Cultural Council that they did not have permission to use the image without properly licensing it, I received no response.

Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s 39th Annual Arts Awards promotional email, March 16, 2015

Original photo

Original photo, cropped and converted to black and white

Photo, cropped and used by the Cultural Council for the March 16, 2015 newsletter

I attempted to resolve the matter of the copyright infringements through negotiations with the Cultural Council starting in May. I have invested a lot of time, money, and effort and unfortunately was unable to come to an agreement where I could freely claim my photographs of Al Letson and Kedgar Volta as my own work.

I am very disappointed that Ms. Parenteau took credit for my image of Al Letson and did not publicly acknowledge that the portrait was not hers, or at the very least privately reach out and apologize. I am also extremely disappointed that the Cultural Council did not make a public correction and apology immediately when they were made aware of the situation and were advised to do so.

So now I must correct the record myself. I am the creator of these images.


I would also like to take the opportunity to encourage all photographers and artists to support the Professional Photographers of America’s grassroots efforts to create legislation for better copyright enforcement.

This will extend protection under the law to hundreds of thousands of small-business creators and allow visual artists a reasonable way to enforce their intellectual property rights. You can find out more at https://www.ppa.com/advocacy/?navItemNumber=539