I get to share photos of Mariel & Jayce’s wedding albums because they have been delivered! They are such a generous couple. The album credit that came in their packages, they decided to create an album for her parents as a ‘thank you’ and then get another smaller album for themselves. These two loved on us so much throughout their engagement and wedding day so we wanted to return the love with a special little gift locket and I’m thrilled that Mariel loved it! Here are a bunch of photos of the albums side by side and individually so you can see a few differences. The parent album is Navy linen and the couple album cover is “Sailboat” linen.
And here is Mariel & her mom looking through the album together! I had so much fun meeting up with them and talking about everything from travel to motherhood. Another one of my favorite parts in this whole, sometimes years-long, process: getting final meetings with couples and delivering products and just chatting about life.
Back To The Table is a new event in Tampa and St. Pete that brings together community over a table of amazing food and conversation with locals. Each month has a theme and well planned out menu to go along with it. We had the pleasure of capturing photography for the very first event at Foundation Coffee Co.’s future location in Seminole Heights. The evening was created by Amber Vetch Designs and Saltblock Catering and sponsored by Set Event Rentals, Wish Vintage Rentals and Kate Ryan Linens. Read more about the event design on Amber’s blog here.
Catersource Magazine published this event in 7 photo filled pages in their July/August issue, check it out here!
Our Back To The Table event was published in Catersource Magazine! We are so thrilled that they loved this event and decided to feature it in the July & August Culinary Art issue! To see our recap of Back To The Table in Tampa, see our full blog post here.
Now that this coastal inspiration shoot we did at Tampa Bay Watch has been published 12 times, we are so excited to share it here in our little space of the internet. The ocean is my happy place- this past weekend we spent some time on a tiny island that we had to take a boat to and that was definitely where I belong. Getting to do a shoot with so many talented vendors is therapy on it’s own- but this was such an awesome day all around.
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
“50 Shades of Blue” as Marsha Ann Brown so eloquently put it. The water surrounding the Bahamas is turquoise perfection and surely my favorite color for a reason. I’ve been seeing our press trip to The Bahamas pop up on lots of the Aisle Society network blogs so I thought it would be a good time to share our brief behind the scenes. Plus we are leaving for a quick island trip tomorrow so I’m in an umbrella drink and boat mood for sure!
The ladies of Aisle Society and Sandals Royal Bahamian graciously brought us to Nassau in February to help cover the very first press retreat for the Aisle Society bloggers. Brandi of Alexis June Weddings was there as the photographer and Evan and I came along to shoot cinema (fun fact: not something we ever do for weddings but Evan has done freelance film & video editing for 10 years). We had such an epic time meeting editors that we have worked with for years and finally seeing them in person and hanging out and drinking in the jacuzzi with them- that’s how you make solid editorial relationships, y’all! Sandals was so accommodating, we have the most incredible room and view, welcome goodies, and ate the best food of any trip I think we’ve ever taken. Evan and I wrapped our 4 days in paradise up with a sailing lesson and ride along the turquoise water. Oh and still one of the best things about traveling in and out of Nassau is they have a Kahwa coffee (based in St. Pete) right in the airport! So we get a taste of home while we’re away.
Aisle Society is something we really believe in and it was such an honor to be part of this trip with these editors that we respect so much. And it;s 10 times more fun submitting to them now because we have great stories to reminisce about, haha! I sure hope we get to head to another Sandals sometime soon- it’s my dream to stay in an over water bungalow and Sandals Jamaica just opened the first ones in the Caribbean!
These last images are from the soiree the last night on Sandals’ private island- they there us the best party with fire performers and everything. Brandi snagged fantastic portraits of us too! I’m telling ya, friction’ paradise!
Last week we were published again, this time on The Celebration Society blog for Michela & Chris’ turquoise beach wedding at Grand Plaza Resort on St. Pete Beach. We loved this event so much, the color palette of turquoise, rose quartz and serenity looked incredible together. We are getting pretty close to our 100th time being featured- I can;t wait to see what will be #100! We have about two per month coming up the rest f the year so stay tuned to see who publishes our work next- it might be your wedding!
These two! I’m so excited I finally get to blog them- our site was having some trouble last week so I had to push it to today. Samantha & Randy have really become family to us, we loved getting to know them so well over the past year. Randy went to school with my little brother, who officiated their ceremony, and we’ve known Randy for a while. Sammi is beyond perfect for him. Together they are a whole lotta fun- and they care a lot about being each other’s best friend. The wedding day was gorgeous- a bit hot but sunny and very breezy which made for some crazy hair. We shot what can only be described as completely freaking stunning sunset shots and then a full fledged football game broke out on the lawn- that’s the type of group this was, just fun and full of energy. It was wonderful seeing some people we know and meeting lots of new ones, but mostly seeing these two awesome families join forces. And the details! I loved the ring box and centerpieces. There was some pretty fun singing during the reception and a sparkler exit to finish the evening.
That’s my little brother officiating the ceremony!
Venue: Tampa Bay Watch | Planning: Chantilly Chic Celebrations | Florist: Flowers by Edith | Linens: Connie Duglin | Dessert: Wandering Whisk Bakeshop | Bridal gown: Jon’s Bridal | Groom & Groomsmen: Men’s Warehouse | DJ: DJ Bright Light | Videographer: Imagery Wedding Films | Officiant : Casey Thomas | Makeup: Jennifer Gaffney | Stationery: Fresh Light Print
So if you have ever worked with Evan and I you know that we get really excited while we shoot and sometimes even a little competitive (seen in our last post here). Then even sometimes we can get a little full of ourselves and a few times “we are so amazing” might slip out. Well this session does not help because our egos are so huge right now because we love this session (and these two awesome humans) so very much. I had a little coffee & cupcake date recently with Brittany to talk about locations and she really wanted some shots with arching trees in addition to sunset shots on the beach. I am so happy to be able to deliver this gallery to them! Here are a few fun facts about the soon-to-be-weds:
♥ They met at Baylor University, Brittany ran track and Clifton played football. They were both pretty darn good at it too.
♥ Brittany just graduated med school and is doing her residency here in St. Petersburg at John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. (So she’s gorgeous athletic and brilliant- give the rest of us a chance would ya?)
♥ Clifton just took a coaching job with U of Missouri, which is pretty killer. His Dad actually played for the Dolphins. (ok, I did some Googling but only because I love football so much!)
♥ They are getting married next Summer in Dallas, TX!
These two together are sweet, fun-loving and were so easy to get along with. I have a feeling their families must be really awesome to create such totally driven and dedicated people. Oh and stylish- are your whole families as stylish as you two?
Then we headed to St. Pete Beach for sunset engagement photos, and Florida did not disappoint with the sunset.
Time for champagne on the beach!
Ah, so epic right? I was so happy we had a beautiful sunset, it was actually rainy all afternoon and we almost canceled the session- can you believe that? Congrats again guys- you made the 105 degree heat and 100% humidity 200% worth it ♥
I want to start a new series called “He Said/ She Said.” This first post focuses on just one advantage of having two strong primary photographers- getting two perspectives on the same moment. This first installment is a visual comparison but I think the series will also include occasional opinions and perspectives about wedding photography and situations we come across. This could get interesting! Being married and working together sure is fun.
These two images are from a totally epic engagement session we shot on St. Pete Beach 2 weeks ago for Brittany & Clifton. We’ll have the whole session on the blog tomorrow so check back for even more gorgeous sunset images, but right now- here are two images from within moments of each other. The exact same location and light. First is Evan’s image which we lit at a low power with a single speed light. The second image is mine after grabbing the camera, changing the settings and shooting a silhouette of nearly the same pose from a slightly different angle.
So what do you think of the result? Both are definitely within our style but still very different from one another. It’s SO much fun shooting together as a team and this is one of the reasons.
Yesterday was so awesome. Sammy & Randy got their picture perfect wedding and sunset and we got to see lots of friends last night. These two really have become family. Congrats you two!
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