If you are doing a double take at this wedding’s theme I am dead serious, but not actually too serious because this was one of the most fun weddings we’ve seen! Kim & Jason are so adventurous and huge music lovers. Music has inspired their relationship so many times and their vows were full of lyrics to show just that. Each year they travel to the desert to Burning Man for a week of music, costumes, general outrageousness and especially- connection & community. They have friends from all over the world that are part of their camp and we were able to get a photo with them at the wedding. Their ceremony was in the front yard of the B & B and we did a first look and portraits throughout the neighborhood and dock close by. One of their friends was the adult “flower girl” and she handed flowers out to guests before Kim came down the aisle. How cute is that?! This wedding day was colorful and so much fun- this is the first wedding we’ve been part of that has a bounce house and fire performers which was a highlight for all the guests and kids present. Clayton, Jason’s son, had some sentimental and sweet roles throughout the day and during the ceremony and we loved getting to know this kid- he was awesome! I am so excited to share all these gorgeous details today, from the bouquets by 2Birds Events to the teal boots and giraffes, check out Kim & Jason’s full wedding blow!
Venue: Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast | Florals: 2Birds Events | Caterer: Catering by Robert | DJ: Grant Hemond | Fire Performers: Richard Deane | Hair & Makeup: Kyle Lynn Weddings | Photo Booth: Prints Charming | | Water Taxi: Riverside Tours, Inc.
Today a styled shoot that is very important to us is featured on Glamour & Grace!
You can head over there to see the whole feature of The Wedding Photos of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson. That’s right, we shot Spider-Man’s wedding. We feel like if he were a real person he would hire us being the huge supporters of superheroes that we are. Here you will find the behind the scenes and some background on their styled wedding.
This shoot is 4 years in the making. We had the idea in 2012 when we re-branded to Caroline & Evan Photography and decided to have pop-art and comic book influences into our brand. With our love of comic book movies, we thought imagining the weddings of some of our favorite characters would be incredibly fun and cool, so the research began. This is the first in a series of styled weddings, some that actually happen in comic books and some that don’t. We always wanted Peter & MJ to be the first in our series. With a DIY concept it is the simplest of our designs and seeing Spider-Man in theaters was also our very first date 14 years ago this month. Their love story is also a better known one, even though many movie details are different than the original comic books. What can I say, we have always embraced our geekiness. The concept for Peter & MJ’s wedding includes some details from the wedding issue and some that we came up with because we thought it fit their style and their love story. We captured a few classic Peter & MJ poses and also some that fit our style as wedding photographers, but we were also sure to shoot a few frames of some of the original comic panels from the wedding issue that debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21 in 1987. It was important to us to find actors that looked like the characters but also understood what we were doing and could embody their characters on the set, which was a blast.
Here are all the amazing vendors that made this shoot happen, and we are forever grateful. And make sure you stay tuned for the next shoot in this series!
Bridal Gown & Accessories: Malindy Elene Bridal | Menswear: Sacino’s | Lapel Pin: LovelyLapels.com | Venue: Le Meridian Tampa | Invitation Suite: A & P Designs | Planner: Southern Elegance Events | Bouquet: Andrea Layne Floral Design | Typewriter Rental: The Paper Seahorse | Makeup Artist: Lindsay Does Makeup | Hair: Jessi at Bobby Pin Gallery | Cupcakes: The Artistic Whisk | Linens: Over The Top Linens | Chivari Chairs: Black Tie Rental
Actors: Alexandria Salmieri as Mary Jane Watson, Zach Coppola as Peter, Frank Robertson Jr. as Judge Spencer Watson and Pat Fisher as May Parker
as featured on Glamour & Grace
Kaley & Steve’s wedding kicked so much ass that I don’t even know where to start. The entire day had storm clouds constantly making us nervous about rain, and it poured everywhere in Tampa Bay that day, but we were just far enough North in Clearwater Beach that it never rained more than a light drizzle. Kaley was a calm presence getting ready with her girls and it just reminded me why I like her so much. Nothing was getting in between her marrying Steve- we had to re-arrange the timeline a bit so that we stayed dry during the first look and portraits- which were of course amazing. These guys know how to work it, if you remember their engagement session in St. Pete, and one of my favorite moments of the day was Steve completely stunned by Kaley’s beauty and walking all around her to see the dress at all angles. I love when a guy twirls his lady! Steve and the guys looked pretty dapper themselves in their navy suits and I love the portraits Evan captured of them all. Their wedding reception at Carlouel Yacht Club was full of energy and some amazing dancers. (Steve definitely gets his moves from his mom). The evening finished with a sparkler exit. I just loved the blush and gold details all day, and Kaley’s Bouquet was one of my all time favorites!
Venue: Carlouel Yacht Club | Getting Ready Hotel: Sandpearl | Bridal Gown: Malindy Elene | Florist: The Bride’s Bouquet | Cake: Let Them East Cake | Hair & Makeup: Marissa Moran | Invitations: Gutcher’s Quickprint
Last weekend’s wedding reminded me so much of our wedding! Both at Strata Beach Resort, very similar weather and details. But, Phuong’s dress was SO unique- it had a pink bodice and white skirt. Can’t wait to share this Strata Beach Resort wedding in 2 weeks!
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
Marry Me Tampa Bay featured Kim & Alan’s Nova 535 wedding last week and the feedback Kim gave about us was just too sweet. We loved working with these two and I’m so glad to have MMTB publish us again!
Ceremony and Reception Venue: NOVA 535 *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Venue
Photographer: Caroline & Evan Photography *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Videographer: Randall Productions
Planner: Elan Event Studios
Florist: 2Birds Events
Caterer: Delectables Fine Catering *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Rentals: Connie Duglin, Nuage Designs, Snapshoot Photobooth, Elegant Touch Chairs
Cake: The Artistic Whisk *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
DJ: Grant Hemond and Associates *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Officiant: Tim Gray
Invitations: Invitation Consultants
Transportation: St. Pete Pedicab
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Hair & Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
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.
Featured Top Right
This is a widgeted area which is called Featured Top Right. It is using the Genesis - Featured Posts widget to display what you see on the Lifestyle child theme demo site. To get started, log into your WordPress dashboard, and then go to the Appearance > Widgets screen. There you can drag the Genesis - Featured Posts widget into the Featured Top Right widget area on the right hand side. To get the image to display, simply upload an image through the media uploader on the edit page screen and publish your page. The Featured Posts widget will know to display the post image as long as you select that option in the widget interface.