{Ana & Jason Wedding @ Davis Island Garden Club}

What a beautiful day for Ana & Jason's wedding! The girls drank rose while helping Ana get in that gorgeous gown and red sparkly heels.  Their color palette was red, black, and white and everything down to their black diamond wedding bands and Ana's perfume coordinated.  Ana gave the girls fabulous black necklaces and earrings to match their gowns.  Jason and the boys were in black tuxes with red bow ties and converse.  His tuxedo socks were awesome!  Jason definitely shed a tear as Ana walked down the aisle to meet him.  They shared their super sweet vows on the waterfront at the Davis Island Garden Club and we had the prettiest light at dusk for photos of the 2 of them.  The reception was styled with damask linens and the same exact matching pattern on the cake.  Their guest sign in was a wood and glass frame with everyone signing little wooden hearts to but in it.  They enjoyed every second of the party and then we snuck the out for a few night photos in the gazebo.  Congratulations Ana & Jason you have such a beautiful and fun family and we so enjoyed being a part of it!!! xoxox
Venue | Davis Island Garden Club | Event Coordinator | Days Remembered by ND | DJ | Michael Anthony Productions |  Cake Artist | Let Them Eat Cake | Officiant | A Personal Wedding Officiant | Makeup | Camposecco Artistry | Photo Booth | Snapshot Photo Booth | Mixologist | Mobile Mixology 

Jackie & Chris

Jackie and Chris wanted to do a super fun outdoorsy, winter engagement session with marshmallow roasting!  My neighborhood happens to have all of the above so they came over to my house! As we walked closer to the lake, we had a large reptilian visitor that we did not get close to!  The leaves and tall grass had the perfect fall colors that looked so amazing with their navy and burgundy color palette.  These 2 are super fun and just so natural together, there was not a single person on the playground so we took on the swings and merry go round!  As the sun was setting we got the fire pit and marshmallow roasting going! Love you guys and can't wait until 10.20.18!!!  

Gatsby Styled Shoot @ The Tampa Club

The Tampa Club hosted a really fun bridal open house a few weeks ago to show off how amazing a wedding can be there!  It also turned into a styled shoot that was officially "Great Gatsby Inspired" but it some of the elements of fancy mardi gras as well.  The details on this one were super eye candy!!  It really is all about the little things and this has SO many little things from the strings of pearls on each gold chivari to the yards and yards of sequined linens.  My favorite little detail was the sign behind the couple and the favor that said "A little party never killed nobody".  Amanda and James were our fabulous models and newly weds as they just got married last fall.  Amanda's first look was super elegant lace with a sheer skirt and back.  The second look was a little more sexy flapper-esque for the reception.  The team below created this stunning look and it was so awesome to work with everyone!  
Venue | The Tampa Club | Event Coordinator | Confetti Events | Event Design and Floral | Decoratively Speaking Events | DJ/Lighting | Grant Hemond | Live Music | Breezin Entertainment | Hair/Makeup | Femme Akoi | Linens | Custom Linens | Cake | Hands on Sweets | Gown | Isabel O'Neil Bridal | Models | Amanda and James Anderson

The S Family @ Cypress Point Tampa

Ghaly, Natasha, and their 3 beautiful girls are from the Bahamas!  Natasha and the girls are living here in Tampa just while she is getting her PhD in literacy at USF and Ghaly travels back and forth between Nassau and Tampa.  Ghaly told me he wanted to capture the love and kindness of his family in a natural and stylish way.  What a great description of who they are, I think we nailed it!!  These 3 girls reminded me of my 2 sisters and I growing up:-)  Such little beauties and so full of life and fun.  Here's just a few of my favs!! 

Once Upon a Time @ Bakers Ranch Featured in Tampa Bay Weddings!

The brand new issue of Tampa Bay Wedding Magazine is out and we couldn't be happier that the styled shoot we did at Bakers Ranch is featured!!!  The entire team of professionals that made this happen worked so hard and there's nothing better than seeing it in print and online!!!  Thank you Steve and Ronda for featuring this!!!  You can see the entire online magazine HERE.  

Hannah

This gorgeous girl is graduating from high school this spring.  She lives in IL but always wanted to do her senior pics on the beach.  She was here visiting her Aunt Karen (who's a good friend of mine:-) and I'm so happy that I got to be the one to capture these beautiful moments.  Hannah is just a fun loving, natural beauty.  At the end she was all about doing some of her cheer moves in the water!  This is my new off the beaten path location for the beach, but also a field and really cool trees right in Tampa.  I had such a hard time choosing, but here's just a few of my personal favs!!  

100% Chiropractic Team

One of my favorite type of portrait sessions is helping companies showcase their personality.  A website is really the gateway to people contacting you further and I think seeing warm personality helps people connect before they even meet you.  Dr. Rosado and his team at 100% Chiropractic love what they do and are committed to helping their patients achieve their best wellness.  Definitely check out their website and their awesome Westchase location!  

{Madison & Matthew @ The Tampa Club}

Madison is usually zipping around the Tampa Club making sure all the details of their couple's weddings are going smoothly, but this time it was her turn to be the bride!! It's always so special to photograph our friendors on their best day ever!!  Since these 2 bleed garnet and gold it was pretty fitting for their wintery Florida wedding details and those colors look especially amazing at the Tampa Club.  Madison looked gorgeous in that simple but so elegant gown. Her heels were encrusted with pearls and the guys had ties that coordinated perfectly with the bridesmaids garnet flowy dresses.  The Tampa Club was draped in white with mahogany chivaris and gold with pink and white florals.  That moment when Matt saw Madison walking towards her, uh still gets us every time.  Their wedding hashtag was #downstheaisle!!!!  I LOVE shooting on the grand staircase and the wine room.  The view of the sunset from the top of Tampa is pretty amazing as well. Everything in the reception was accented in gold and garnet with a little bit of sparkle and gold mercury glass.  Let me tell you, this group knows how to party, we had such an amazing time and could not be happier for the brand new Mr. & Mrs. Downs!!!! xoxoxox
Venue | The Tampa Club |  Wedding Coordinator | Confetti Events | Florist | Northside Florist | DJ | Grant Hemond | Gown |  CC's Bridal Boutique | Gown Designer | Maggie Sottero | Makeup Artist | Allure Artistry 

{Melanie & Terrance @ T Pepin Hospitality Centre}

This juniper green with sangria and pink accents was perfect Melanie and Terrance's December wedding.  The flowers blooming at Pepin even matched!  I LOVE that juniper color on these ladies, it looks fabulous with the guys in black tuxes.  Terrance and the guys were ready in time for a game of pool and for him to write Melanie a super sweet card.  They got married in front of the fountains with the sunlight shining behind them at Pepin.  Everything was beyond happy to see them become Mr. & Mrs. Anderson!  I love the brick covered Ivy and those fountains!  We had a blast with this group, so pretty, and the guys, hilarious.  The reception had pink and white florals with holly berries and patterned linens.  The 4 tiered cake had gold crystal and a matching cake topper.  It's always so crazy even for us, how fast the reception just flies by.  We snuck them out for some night time photos by the fiery fountain.  Everyone left with a little love cookie favor right after their bubble exit!  Congrats Melanie & Terrance, what a perfect way to end our 2017 weddings!!! xoxoxo
Venue | T Pepin Hospitality Centre | Catering | Puff n Stuff | Wedding Planner | Pure Elegant Creations | Cake | Publix | Florist | Eve's Florist 

Helen & David's 25th Anniversary @ Innisbrook Resort

Look at this beautiful couple!  Helen and David just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a fabulous party with all of their friends and family.  Before the cocktail hour we got to spend a little time with just the 2 of them and this gorgeous setting.  Red roses with greenery and a sparkly cake topper, and my favorite detail their original wedding album:-)  They greeted everyone as they arrived and the entire evening from first dance to the cake cutting it's pretty clear how beloved they are by all.  Congratulations Helen and David, thank you for allowing us to be a part of your anniversary!  xoxoxo
Venue & Cake | Innisbrook Resort | Gown | Nikki's Glitz and Glam Boutique | Band | Breezin Entertainment | Florals | Iris and Ivy

Daxton's First Newborn Session

This session is technically, Dax's newborn session but, he and his parents have quite a story already.  Meghann had been keeping me posted as she was due with twins the end of this month.  In September, during hurricane Irma, Meghann had to be rushed to the hospital and a couple days later Dax, and his twin sister Ellie James had to be born at 24 weeks and 5 days.  So tiny, at 1.5 lbs and less than 1 ft long.  Little miss Ellie James passed away 5 days later on September 19th and since then Dax has been in the NICU growing and getting stronger and stronger.  He was 5 lbs 8 oz when I got to see him and did so awesome on his first photo shoot, he even threw up a peace sign and had some really big yawns:-)  I got to see Meghann yesterday to show her these photos and she said almost all his wires are gone and they are hoping to get to go home very soon!  For me, this was an extra special session capturing this sweet family at this moment in their story.  I can't wait to see them again for Dax's 2nd newborn session when he goes home!!    

M Family @ Dinosaur World

This was an extra special maternity session at Dinosaur world:-) Kristin has a dinosaur themed nursery planned for their little T-Rex that's on the way.  I love this location because besides the dinosaurs there's so many tall trees with gorgeous light streaming though.  How cute are those wooden T-Rex blocks on the belly?  The best part is that we photographed their wedding 4 years ago and I absolutely love seeing them become a family of 4 and can't wait for their newborn session!

Donna & Drew Downtown St. Petersburg

Here's some of our favs from Donna & Drew's session.  They wanted a location that was Florida, but not totally Florida and we actually accidentally nailed it by picking this spot:-)  On the way to where they old pier was theirs a really pretty walkway with these super unique trees but also palm trees.  We pretty much just laughed and had fun the entire time.  Donna wore these fabulous Tiffany Blue totally not comfortable heels and said it's a regular thing for her to be barefoot and Drew to be carrying her shoes.  The brick building is actually a bathroom but the black iron windows and railing brought some great textures and lines in there.  10.20.18 we get to photograph them becoming Mr. & Mrs!