As always, we had a blast with Ivonne & Victor at North Reddington Beach for their annual Anniversary Session. Ivonne & Victor just celebrated their 3rd wedding anniversary, we’ve shot them every year so far for their anniversary in fact! We always pick a beach because they got married at The Grand Plaza on St. Pete Beach and these two have a tendency to jump in the water at the end of photos. We were so excited to shoot this session because it’s wasn’t just an anniversary session this time, there’s a surprise at the end ;) You’ll have to scroll down and see what it is.
That’s right ya’ll, they’re having a baby!!! I seriously cry when I find out our couples are expecting. Every. Single. Time. Ivonne is due in April 2015 and you bet that we are already planning epic maternity photos. Congrats again you guys!
I got to shoot a super sweet session for this adorable family of three, soon to be family of four, a few weeks ago and wanted to share a few of my favorites. We are doing more and more family work as our brides expand their families and continue to refer us. We are so thankful to have to be turning down work for certain months next Spring because we have so much on the books for 2015 already. We do still have few spots open for regular sessions this November and December, but not many because we give priority in our calendar to our brides and grooms to schedule their engagement sessions. So if you’re interested in having us capture your family, contact us as soon as possible!
Happy Anniversary to Carri & Craig! A few weeks ago we got to see these two at Kelly & Josh’s wedding and Carri totally called me out on the fact that we never blogged their Embassy Suites Tampa wedding last year. It’s true, we had a newborn and there are a few weddings that we never showed off because we were already so overwhelmed with being new parents and still meeting our client deadlines. Well these guys are practically family to us and we don’t want to short change them. Since the blog post is the cherry on top of the wedding photography experience, what a better to time to finally share their gorgeous wedding images then for their first anniversary?! I’ll keep it short and sweet with mostly portraits. Going back through these, I realized these are some of my favorite dancing shots. Especially the moments between Carri and her Dad Ron. Let’s start with their very sweet first look…
Happy Anniversary you guys!
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.
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