{Alyssa & Christopher @ The Lange Farm}

Alyssa and CJ had a rustic chic styled wedding at the beautiful Lange Farm.  Their ceremony was set up under the beautiful sprawling oak tree in the front lawn. Crystal chandeliers hung from the branches and it was lined with white lanterns.  Their unity candle sat on a cute rustic table with two big lanterns next to it. Alyssa arrived in her dad's white Mustang, and CJ finally got to see his bride as it pulled away.  Their vows were sweet and sealed with a kiss as the new Mr. and Mrs!  Their reception was decorated with succulent and floral center pieces outside the barn, which was draped with market lights for a beautiful outdoor setting!  Congrats Alyssa and CJ it was amazing!! xoxox
Venue | The Lange Farm | Catering | Simply Southern Catering

Denise & Bryan

Bryan proposed to Denise while decorating their Christmas tree.  They have tons of ornaments and after putting the final one on the tree,  Bryan said "you forgot one".  She thought to herself how in the world?!  Bryan got out the final "ornament" which was her engagement right on string.  SO sweet!!! We did their engagement session in Ybor city. I love wandering the the streets there, the beautiful light and fun places to shoot are different every time.   Carmine's was gracious enough to allow us to shoot at their bar inside:-) 

Susan & Mike's Wedding Album

Susan & Mike's wedding and reception was in front of the big tank in the coral reef room at the Florida Aquarium.  They chose the acrylic album cover which is literally perfect with the photo on the cover.  I absolutely love the little lady bug signature that Apple Blossoms floral puts on their floral pieces so it had to be in their album!  Take a peek at some of our favorite spreads below! 

{Jessica & Wes @ The Florida Aquarium}

From the minute we arrived at the Marriott Waterside, Jessica and Wes' wedding day was full of so much joy and excitement.  Jessica's bridesmaids had secretly stolen one of her shoes (which were fabulous Badgely Mischkas by the way:-) for Wes to write a fun little note on the bottom.  We had planned a first look with just the 2 of them under the canopy in the wetlands.  Wes asked me how he should react and I say what I always do which is "just do your thing and soak in the moment":-) The minute they saw each was just the sweetest!  The sea turtles and sharks made an appearance for their bridal party photos and ceremony in the coral reef room.  Just before Jessica was going to walk down the aisle to meet Wes, the penguins were set to go but had to have a little bit of help from their trainer.  We always get to do some photos with the couple and the penguins right after the ceremony and they are just so freaking cute I want to grab one and take it home with me! The reception was decorated with silver chivari chairs, ivory lanterns, and nautical accents.  Entrance, dance, toasts, cake and before we knew it, they were exiting to sparklers!  Congrats Jessica and Wes we so enjoyed spending the day with you guys!!! xoxoxo
Venue | The Florida Aquarium | Hotel |  Tampa Marriott Waterside |  Hair and Makeup | Elegant Brides | DJ | Grant Hemond | Gown Boutique | Charlotte Bridal Boutique | Bridesmaids Gowns | Saved By The Dress | Cake | Publix |

Stephanie & Rob's Wedding Album

Stephanie & Rob's rustic Wishing Well Barn wedding album matched their wedding style perfectly! They chose a brown bomber jacket leather and photo printed on metal cover.  I love the cover photo, they had this gorgeous warm sunlight behind them lighting up the expanse of field.  At the end of the aisle after Rob went in for a kiss and the perfect dip:-)  Their first dance and dances with mom and dad were so beautiful under the market lights on the patio.  Take a peek into some of their beautiful moments below.... 

Jacqueline & Mel Featured on The Well Groomed Groom

Most wedding blogs are featured on the bride or wedding as a whole The Well Groomed Groom is the "Sophisticated Style for the Quintessential Gentlemen" and we thought Jackie and Mel's wedding fit that to a T! Mel has pretty sweet garage where the guys got ready and his James Bond tux wedding style is definitely for the quintessential gentleman.  Click below to check the full featured on their blog! 

{Liz & Billy @ The Hyatt Clearwater Beach}

Liz & Billy live in NYC and brought their friends and family down to the Hyatt Clearwater beach for their wedding celebration.  Liz's MOH and bridesmaid were Billy's 2 daughters, and Billy's best man was his son and groomsmen were Liz's twin sons.  Liz had a custom piece made with their names, a six pence, and blue crystal that was the perfect accent for the gorgeous white and succulent bouquet.  I love their beach chic style with the girls in light gray dress and the boys in white linen shirts and grey pants and shoes. Liz's lace and sheer backed gown was just gorgeous.  The rain held off and gave us some filtered sun for their ceremony on the 16th floor terrace.  You could see how happy and emotional Billy was as his 2 beautiful daughters walked down the aisle.  Liz was escorted by her two sons who were so proud to be giving away their mom.  After the ceremony their guests enjoyed cocktails on the balcony while we did their photos on the beach.  Their reception decor was white and green with hints of burlap and succulents.  From the minute they entered it was non stop dancing and fun. This family has got moves, especially Billy and his nephews:-)  We so enjoyed spending the day with you guys, contacts Liz and Billy!!!! 
Venue | 
Hyatt Clearwater Beach | Florist | La Vie En Rose | Hair and Makeup | Michele Renee the Studio | DJ | Breezin Entertainment | Cake | Chantilly Cakes

Welcome to the World Nathaniel

The last time I saw this family, Owen was a little newborn! Now he's 4 years old and the sweetest big brother to little Nathaniel. The perfect spot for their family photos was their loft which has a huge window and awesome floor to ceiling bookcase.  Their new little kitten even made it in one photo:-)  Michelle designed a super cute shark themed nursery for Nate complete with a crocheted shark that both little cuties fit in.  By the end he was lounging and posing in his dreams!  Uh, so adorable!!! 

Welcome to the World Harper

This little peanut was 5lbs 15 oz when she was born and I got to see her when she was just 8 days old.  I think she did pretty fantastic for her very first portrait session. Her nursery is so cute and peaceful with the perfect little window nook full of pretty pillows.  Since their last name is DeLeon, Harper is their little lion cub.  Lauren found a cute hand made lion hat and tale which Harper wasn't totally a fan of until she went to sleep:-) It made my day photographing this brand new party of 3! 

Lyani & Darren's Wedding Album

Lyani & Darren wedding story is made up of countless beautiful moments and some of my favorite surprises.  Lyani was at the very beginning of being pregnant which only a few people knew.  Right after the ceremony the 2 of them went off for a moment and photographed them from a distance celebrating not only the beginning of their marriage but of their new little one as well. Darren has the gold medal for best surprise as Lyani thought we were going out for night photos and instead there was a surprise fireworks show. Such a beautiful story they will have for a lifetime.  Take a little sneak peek inside just a few of their album pages below.