The styled shoot we captured for Dessy and Aisle Society has been featured on 12 wedding blogs, including some of our very favorite in the industry and some we hadn’t yet been published on!!! I am so thrilled to share all of our features for this coastal-chic eco friendly inspiration shoot at Tampa Bay Watch. The design for this shoot was inspired by the Dessy bridesmaids dresses (which have pockets!) and a cool color palette that reminds us of the coast. You can see each feature by clicking on each blog icon below!
So how amazing is that?! Our vendor team was outstanding- the best in the industry here in Tampa for sure.
Concept Design: Every Last Detail for Aisle Society | Bridesmaids & Bride’s Dresses: Dessy | Planning & Design: Kelly Hancock Events | Photography: Caroline & Evan Photography (obviously!)| Florals: FH Weddings & Events | Venue: Tampa Bay Watch | Custom Invitations: Eleven Note Stationery | Table & Tabletop Rentals: Set Rentals | Glassware: Emily Grace Design | Hand Lettering: Amber Veatch Designs | Hand Lettering: Oh Deer Creative | Hair & Makeup: Lasting Luxe Hair & Makeup | Rentals: The Reserve Vintage Rentals | Cake: Hands On Sweets
Featured on Black Sheep Bride, Brenda’s Wedding Blog, Bula Bride, Chic Vintage Brides, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Every Last Detail, Fab You Bliss, Hey Wedding Lady, Knots Villa, Marry Me Tampa Bay, Southern California Bride and Storyboard Wedding!!!!!!!!!!
You know I’ve said before that when we are closer to a couple it takes me forever to blog them? This one has been holding up my entire workflow because I am going to miss them so damn much. Why can;t everyone move to St. Pete and hang out with Evan and I all the time?! I don;t understand. Anyway, Brittney & Matt’s wedding day was perfect. Amazing weather- though it did happen to be so cold that only hot cocoa during the reception kept me from freezing to death. Our friend Cory from Grant Hemond offered me his jacket so many times I must have looked terribly cold. Thank goodness for Tampa planners Confetti Events and Hilton Clearwater Beach- they thought ahead though and had heaters and blankets for everyone it was the coziest wedding reception ever and it was delightful. Brittney had a wood aisle custom made so she could walk down in her high heels- this girl can rock some stilettos let me tell you. Ina rocked the flowers out of the park and the letterpress invitation suite from A&P Designs was so elegant and fun. But the emotion behind the day was just as memorable as the details- watching the first dance was emotional and just ridiculously sweet.
And yes, that is a Starship Enterprise cake and it’s just another reason we love Matt & Brittney :) Congrats again you two!!!
Venue: Hilton Clearwater Beach | Planner: Confetti Events | Florals & Draping: Iza’s Flowers | DJ: Cory Barron with Grant Hemond & Associates | Invitations: A & P Design Co | Cakes: Chantilly Cakes | Bridal Gown: Lily’s Bridal | Officiant: Pastor Chris from Sensational Ceremonies | Ceremony Music: Jason Hobart
It’s Spring now but here in Florida we know it’s really Summer already and I’m craving beach time. While I’m caught up on blogging weddings I have a few gorgeous maternity sessions from last Summer I still haven’t shared so here we are. It really does seem like yesterday Morgan was pregnant with baby boy #2 and as of right now we’ve already had 3 sessions with the new little bugger. Morgan’s maternity session on sunset beach in st. pete was gorgeous- the light, the love, that blue Eloiuse Couture maternity gown- all perfection. I absolutely love photographing this little family of now four. Check it out and stay tuned for Julie’s lovely maternity session as well coming soon :)
If you’ve been paying attention on social media, you’ve probably caught us mentioning a little thing called Aisle Society the past 8 months. We are so lucky to have been involved in some of the Aisle Society concept shoots since last August, which include a campaign shoot for Dessy as well as a press trip with the majority of the Aisle Society network wedding bloggers to Sandals Royal Bahamian in February. What these fabulous ladies have done is create a Grand Central Station of content featuring fabulous wedding inspiration from over 35 international wedding blogs. Imagine if Pinterest, Instagram and The Knot all had a baby. Vendors featured on Aisle Society have a profile page with their features and bloggers add content from their very best posts- so it’s a best of the best feed of both real & styled wedding goodness. This is an incredible resource for brides and grooms while planning and it’s amazing for fellow wedding photographers and vendors alike in getting extra exposure for our published features. We are so proud to have helped along the way and Evan and I are beyond thrilled with the official launch! Make sure you check it out and spread the word.
With wedding season finally slowing down for us, I’ve been wanting to share a little cropping guide for all our couple getting ready to print images for their homes. Something like this seems simple to us photographers but it’s a question we get asked a lot. How do you choose a photo for printing? What’s the best crop for a canvas? Here’s a little cheat sheet you can save for future reference.
First, most cameras are going to shoot in a 4 x 6 format, so with some sizes you don’t need to crop at all for prints. It’s when you get into the 5 x 7’s, 11 x 14’s and other popular frame sizes that you need to make decisions. The best images for printing large are those with lots of extra negative space (empty parts of the frame with no subjects). This way when you crop you won’t be cutting out any people. Wide shots are also great for printing larger canvases because you don’t want any people to end up being larger then life size.
I hope this is helpful! To see some samples of the images we chose to print for our home, check this post out.
Kirstin & Evan’s Museum of Fine Arts wedding is featured today on Reverie Gallery! This is a beautiful new wedding blog and we are so excited to be contributors! Please go check it out and follow @reveriegallery over on Instagram if you don;t already, because I love the inspiration that editor Monica posts!
We love personal wedding details. They don’t have to be extravagant or expensive, but we do think they should be meaningful and personality driven. I think Kim & Jason win with their turquoise and navy burning man wedding details. Music is hugely important to them- their vows were lyrics that represented their relationship over the years. Burning Man Music Festival is a huge part of their yearly plans and they infused this into their decor and details. This was by far one of the most fun weddings we’ve ever witnessed- they even had a bounce house! I can;t wait to share the whole celebration with you.
“Caroline and Evan,
Where do we begin?! We cannot thank you enough for honestly everything you two have done for us. The greatest choice we made for our wedding was finding you two. You made us feel very special almost a year before our wedding and kept a special relationship with us throughout the planning and beyond.
Caroline, I felt such a sense of calm, mixed with excitement, when you walked into my room – you made me feel beautiful and like a true bride. Evan, I love hearing the stories from Mr. Bub and Jon about you helping them get ready, especially since Jon had a interesting time tying his tie and everyone could not figure out the bouts.
Not only did we feel like we had true friends capturing the magic and spirit of our day, but your art is past incredible. I feel every moment in the pictures you took and it transports me back to that day full of love.”
Mar & Bub
We cannot thank you guys enough and we’ll for sure be sending you photos when we have our date night out with our gift card!!! xoxo, C & E
This was such an awesome and fun bridal party, and full of amazing dancers. So much personality and of course… sparkles that we got to photograph at Kaley & Steve’s wedding Saturday that was held at Carlouel Yacht Club on Clearwater Beach. Even though the weather was iffy it held out for Kaley & Steve’s garden wedding outside at Carlouel. The gloominess of the day did not hold this group back from having a great time. Congratulations to Kaley & Steve!
These two are some of my favorite people. I know it’s going to be a perfect wedding day when I walk into a room and it’s like I am among my friends. Mariel & Jayce live on the east coast of Florida close to our own family, and now when planning a trip over there we have to make sure we can see them too. Mariel grew up in Tampa Bay and both of them are beach lovers, so a nautical beach wedding took no second thoughts for them. The ceremony was at St. John Vianney on St. Pete Beach and the navy and blush themed reception took place at Grand Plaza Resort. Photographing these two is so easy and their family was the same. Jayce’s sister and Mariel’s brother were their Maid of Honor and Best Man and family was a huge part of their ceremony traditions. The reception details were simple and elegant and included a few awesome surfing details. You might remember their epic beach engagement session from last year where they featured a bright yellow surfboard that Mariel & Jayce have used over the years. Well this was their guest book and I think this is such a cool & uniquely personal thing they get to display in their home now.
And can we talk about bridesmaid style for just a moment, because this gorgeous lady has a lot of it!
Congrats again, Mar & Bub! We can’t wait to see you guys again soon!
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