House of Refuge Engagement Session | Stuart, FL Beach Photography

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Hi there, folks!  I love shooting at House of Refuge in Stuart, Florida.  These amazing rocks and lighthouse have quite the history!  Quoting the location’s web site (linked here):
“The House of Refuge at Gilbert’s Bar is the only remaining House of Refuge. Built as one of ten along the east coast of Florida, it is the oldest structure in Martin County and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Houses of Refuge were designated as havens for shipwrecked sailors and travelers along the sparsely populated Atlantic coastline of Florida. Run by the United States Lifesaving Service, the Houses played a critical role in a time when sailing ships dominated the world commerce.

The historic structure has weathered many storms and provided needed shelter for shipwreck survivors.”

A fitting setting for an engagement session, as Todd proposed to Brandi here..  I hope they always look to each other as their own private refuge!

Congrats on your upcoming marriage, guys!  You were a pleasure to photograph!

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