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Today I am sharing Shannon’s Tampa maternity session! Evan and I talk a lot about growing with our couples as they build their families. We are always ecstatic when our couples announce they are expecting. But when we our past brides contact us to shoot family and baby photos for them it’s the ultimate compliment. We were honored to be part of Shannon & Mark’s wedding in 2011 and we are even more thrilled to be able to capture these maternity photos for them as they prepare to welcome their daughter into the world. Shannon’s attention to details and her creativity on their wedding was incredible, so I knew she would have amazing styling for this session too. Congratulations you two, we can’t wait to meet little Ella!
So excited to share Amanda & Robin’s Ft. DeSoto engagement session today! Amanda & Robinare from the east coast of Florida and we are joining them in Key Largo for their wedding next Spring. Evan and I had so much fun getting to know them better during their trip here to St. Pete, and they brought their dog Norman with them! We started in very canine friendly Ft. DeSoto beach park and wound up downtown as the sky finally started to shower us at the end of the session.
This wedding was a super personal one for us. Evan is cousins with Josh so they grew up together and Josh & Kelly have been together for a long time (they’re high school sweethearts like us) so we’ve thought of her as family for a while. We don’t shoot every friend or family member’s wedding just because we are wedding photographers, it has to be a great fit. As it turns out Kelly and Evan are like the same person. Being Kelly & Josh’s wedding photographers let us be a part of their wedding day and their lives in a way that just being cousins could’t have fulfilled. It was definitely WAY better because we are cousins and our whole family was part of the celebration. But we would genuinely be friends with them even if we weren’t blood. We had so much fun with them every step of the way and are so excited that they’ve started their married life together! Now for the photos- this was such a great day. Even though it rained during all the portraits, we made due with overhangs, picnic shelters and rooftop drizzling for some killer portraits. Everyone at the reception had a blast, including us, and we just love the dancing shots at the end. And there’s nothing like seeing your Mother and Father in law grooving to “Blurred Lines” on the dance floor. Look closely and you might even spy Evan :)
Did you see Evan dancing with his mom? It was fun so much fun, Evan even jumped into one of the family formal photos! There’s even a shot of Carri & Craig, one of our past couples, in there. I hope we get to shoot more Lakeland wedding photography in the future, we had fun exploring the area while we were there. Congrats again Kelly & Josh!
Venue: Hilton Garden Inn | Church: Legacy Christian Church | Florist: Creative Flowers by Glenn | Cake: Buttercup Cakes | Invitations & Stationery: Stationery Loft | Hair : The Artistry | DJ: Jason Brown | Linens: Marilyn’s Linens |
This is the last weekend of the Summer, and even though Halloween decorations and Pumpkin Spice Latte’s are everywhere already, we always want to hold onto Summer as long as possible. After our feature on Floridian Weddings yesterday I figured now was as good a time as ever to share some images from our Mojito shoot last month for the Summer of Rum Festival. A very special thanks to Cristina from UDream Events for whipping up these gorgeous mojitos for us (which tasted as amazing as they look) and to Monica from Elan Event Studio for producing the shoot and having us be part of the festival itself. Also to the Tahitian Inn for the fabulous poolside location :)
Today we are featured over on one of my favorite blogs, Floridian Weddings! We just love getting featured by these girls and today it’s something a little more fun- our adventures at The Summer of Rum Festival and a cocktail recipe made by our friend Cristina of UDream Events. I just love that there is a weddings section and a social section on this blog. We are thrilled to be included on their Faves list:) Please go check out our feature and leave us a comment with your favorite rum cocktail!
We’ve had an awesome start to wedding season with two weddings last week, and on Friday Kelly & Chad tied the not with a Postcard Inn St. Pete Beach wedding. These two were planning their wedding two years ago when they decided to postpone everything with life’s craziness going on. We are so glad they did and that we got to be part of their beautiful day. Even though the threat of thunderstorms moved the reception inside, they still got to have their ceremony on the beach and were given an absolutely stunning sunset. And a wedding isn’t complete unless all the VIP’s are there, for Kelly & Chad that included their dog Winkle who sported a shirt that said “I do too.” Perfection.
Our very own baby shower is published on the Occasions Magazine blog today! I always dreamed of having our wedding published somewhere and I just didn’t have a clue how to go about doing that 7 years ago. So I am thrilled that Remy’s shower was beautiful enough to provide inspiration for the Occasions readers! Special thank you to Evan for making sure my dream garden party happened and to all my vendor friends including PCI who did such an amazing job on everything.
I am FINALLY sharing Sam & Jenny’s Nassau Bahamas Destination wedding photography! I hand’t yet featured it on the blog when it got picked up for print publication in Occasions Magazine, so we kept it off until it published this May. Now that our busy summer has come to an end and our fall wedding season is starting (tomorrow!) I wanted to go ahead and show it off to you all! All the couples we get to meet in person have seen the sample album we put together of these two, we just loved this wedding so much. Not only are Jenny & Sam so close to us, but it was our very first international wedding. We actually cruised over with the wedding party, a form of wedding transportation I highly recommend, and got to know all their friends and family so well by the end of the trip. Now to the photos!
We shot their first look at historical Cloisters before heading to the ceremony and reception at The Colonial Hilton on Nassau. Their ceremony was filled with lots of laughs and tears, and the tropical decor and signature drinks really emphasized the Caribbean vibe.
To see even more photos, check out the Occasions online feature with Sam & Jenny’s interview here.
Venue : British Colonial Hilton Nassau |Florals: The Nassau Florist | Invitations : Invitation Galleria (in Tampa) |Planner : Anna’s Wedding Planning Service
Well here is the roll of film I shot for the rustic southern peach inspiration shoot! I’m so thrilled that every frame I took came out. I shot these on my Rolleicord on medium format film and I shot these on expired film so they’d have an old vintage-y look to them. It’s so fun experimenting on this camera, I can’t wait for our wedding season to start in 2 weeks, I’ll definitely be bringing her with me to some of the shoots we have scheduled.
Love my happy double exposure accident below :)
One of my favorite things about being a photographer is all the different people I get to meet, but then sometimes I am lucky enough to photograph people I have known for years and capture the important moments in their lives. This is my best friend in the whole world and her beautiful family that Evan and I have been blessed enough to see grow over the past 10 years. Katie & Dave are expecting their 3rd son in just a few short months, they already have the two happiest bouts on the planet so I can;t wait to see what the new little bugger’s personality is like. I was excited to shoot a few portraits of just Katie in my custom Elouise Couture gown at the end of our session. Evan and I love capturing the evolution of a family over time and we are so excited to have another maternity session coming up in addition to a pregnancy announcement shoot! So many great things happening to our friends and clients :)
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