We participated in a really fun group styled shoot full of southern peach wedding inspiration this weekend and got to network with a few dozen other photographers in the process, all on the beautiful property of the Ever After Barn in Dade City. Our beautiful models, Jennifer & Adam, were so wonderful and will be celebrating 7 years of marriage themselves in January. The details for the day were incredible, be sure to check out our vendor team at the bottom of the post.
Venue & Styling: Cassandra Vancuren, Ever After Barn |Florals : Hilda’s Flower Company | Cake : Christianne Ingegno |Hair & Makeup : Alexandria Martin | Bridal Gown : The Bridal Showroom |Jewelry : DKM Accessories
And of course, thank you to Tampa Shutter Sisters for organizing this really fun afternoon and putting so much hard work into the details!
We were published on Borrowed & Blue with Katy & Geoff’s Anna Maria Island engagement session! Head over to their blog and check out the feature and leave us some love :)
I don’t usually start a blog post with a black and white image but I just loved how Evan edited this one from Rachel & Andy’s engagement session at the Florida Botanical Gardens. The light at this spot is beautiful and even the quick portrait I did of Evan as a lighting test before meeting up with Rachel & Andy turned out fantastic. It was very hot and humid out Saturday so we are glad these two are getting married next April when the weather will be cooler. Despite the sweatiness we had a really great time capturing these two, who were easy to work with and fun to be around. And how cute are Rachel’s shoes for her second outfit? I love her style and had fun doing some editorial detail shots here. I just know their wedding details will be amazing!
We got Jillian’s wedding film rolls back this week! This is the first 35mm film we’ve shot at a wedding. When Jillian & Kyle first told us their vision for their Old Hollywood inspired details, and that they wanted their portraits to look like they were out of an editorial, we knew we had to capture their Vinoy Wedding on film! Now the story of this camera; Evan and I both learned photography on 35mm and now after shooting weddings for 5 years we’ve been longing for a new 35mm film camera. We are always on the hunt in vintage shops and estate sales, we happened upon a church sale last month and we saw a nice little camera that looked to be in pretty good shape for $10. And it was a newer Nikon model so it fit all our lenses. SOLD. Then there was seeing if it worked. Well I have this box of film stuff from high school- which included a lot of expired film. I thought “why not?” and loaded a roll, shot it and dropped it at our lab for processing. It worked! Not only did the camera work but the film that was over 12 years old worked. Now back to Jillian & Kyle’s wedding day. We shot a roll of B&W expired film for some getting ready shots and portraits- I wanted the super grainy look on these. Then we shot a roll of new color film during the ceremony and portraits and details and then a third roll of new B&W film for remaining details and the first dance. I am in love with the black and whites, not a huge fan of this particular color roll, we’ll need to experiment with some different types of film to see what we love. These are straight out of camera, no editing whatsoever. Enjoy! To see their full wedding and vendor list, check out the full blog post here.
Well we had an amazing time in Key Largo this past weekend! The trip was a combination of business and pleasure; we joined my in-laws at The Ocean Reef Club during a conference Evan’s Dad was attending for a mini vacation, but we also had the chance to scout some locations for our upcoming Key Largo wedding next year at The Hilton Key Largo Resort. While we were at Ocean Reef Club, we went ahead and explored there too in case we ever have the opportunity to shoot a wedding there. Ocean Reef was fantastic and there were so many incredible portrait locations. There is even have a cute little chapel on the property. I hope we get to shoot here some day with one of our couples, we’d love to be more frequent Florida Keys wedding photographers.
The day before we left we took a fun day to go kayaking, snorkeling and most importantly find a dive of a restaurant to eat seafood at. Then we took off to explore the Hilton Key Largo Resort where we will be shooting Amanda & Robin’s wedding next March! This venue is absolutely gorgeous. There are endless portrait locations and some incredible architecture, so we will have a lot to work with next season. Along the walkway to the wedding beach there was a series of trees with tons of hearts carved with couple’s initials. I’m already thinking about how I can incorporate this into the detail shots!
We are heading to Key Largo, to be exact, for a quick mini vacation with Superbaby and the In-laws. While we’re there we’ll be scouting for an awesome wedding we have next March and also catching some rays, snorkeling and hopefully having some adventures. This time tomorrow, we’ll be on a beach, or maybe even a boat… and have Pina Coladas in hand. We’ll still have access to email if you really need us, otherwise we’ll be returning calls, emails and inquiries on Monday. Cheers!
We’ve been designing some fabulous albums here so far this summer and I wanted to share a few that went to some of our brides this past month. One was for Julie & Brian who just got married in April and the other was in time for Carly & Chip’s first wedding anniversary. Both of these weddings took place at The Vinoy funny enough, but the albums are customized to each couple so they are very different.
First up, Julie & Brian got a 12″ x 12″ 4o page linen album in “Chai”, I absolutely love this color so much. We did a title page instead of engraving, this is one of my favorite albums I’ve ever designed.
For Carly & Chip, they also got a 12″ x 12″ and 40 pages, but went with a Navy linen cover and got engraving with their names and date. You could even do an exerpt from your vows if you wanted to.
They also included a spread of engagement photos at the front of the album which I loved.
And this spread might be my favorite two album pages ever. It shows how fabulous the details were and how amazing MMD Events executed everything!
As always, we got these from KISS Wedding Books which is our amazing album company that only caters to professional photographers. The quality of these albums is like nothing else and they have a lifetime guarantee!
We are so excited that Emily & Dan’s fun Postcard Inn beach wedding is published on one of our favorite blogs today- Floridian Weddings! We are just dying ver here at how beautiful this layout is and how adorable Emily & Dan’s interview is! One of my favorite things about getting published is I often learn a new detail or story about our bride and groom through reading the interview. These two were as sweet as can be and we loved celebrating their wedding day with them! Check out their beautiful feature and story here! and See Emily & Dan’s full wedding here!
Kelly & Josh are getting married! Josh is Evan’s cousin and we already consider Kelly family, but we’re super excited to officially add her to our clan in September when they have their wedding in Lakeland and we are thrilled that we’ll be there to capture the whole thing! We know it’ll be fun because they’re engagement session was so much fun, how could it not be with these outfits? I really want that Spiderman shirt. And that puppy. They brought their new dog, Navi, to include in the session, and well we love puppies obviously. Navi was so sweet and her and Remy got a little baby-puppy play time which was a cute overload. Anyway, check out how adorable these
two three are… and we cannot wait until September!!!
The above ring shot was actually taken on my 50mm, unmounted and turned around, and I’m pretty happy with it. Evan had never heard of that trick and thought I went insane when he saw me take these shots.
We love the amazing vendor relationships we have and being hired by fellow industry professionals is such a compliment and we got to work with an all star cast of some of the best vendors in Tampa Bay. Jillian & Kyle’s fabulous Vinoy wedding in St. Petersburg two weeks ago had sweet, preppy details, along with some glitz and glamour. I just could not get over Jillian’s gorgeous gown from Malindy Elene and her sparkly Jimmy Choos. She seriously looked like a princess. Kyle looked pretty dapper himself, just check out the groomals Evan shot inside Fred’s at The Vinoy. Since Jillian is a dear friend, we really felt like part of the celebration and we got to see lots of friends, old and new, during the reception, which MMD Events made sure looked completely magical. It definitely had the Old Hollywood feel the couple was aiming for.
Congrats again Jillian & Kyle, thank you so much for choosing us out of all the amazing photographers you know!
Wedding Planner: Brooke Palmer, RSBP Events | Venue: Renaissance Vinoy | Dress: Malindy Elene | Bridesmaids: Bella Bridesmaids | Cake: Cakes by Nomeda | Florals, Decor & Lounge Furniture : MMD Events | Chivari Chairs: Signature Event Rentals | Linens: Over The Top | Hair: Alyssa’s Salon | Makeup: Femme Akoi | Officiants: Dick Greco & Father Chuck | DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates | Favors: JDV Cigars | Paper Products: Urban Coast | Videography: Tampaniac | Photo Booth: Fotobox Live | Dress Hanger: Whiskey Weddings Bells
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