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 

{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!  

Harrison Family Christmas Portraits

Ray, Emily, Nolan, Michell, and Hannah! Emily Loves Christmas and wanted a fun lifestyle session at their home.  Their front yard has big mossy trees and the sunlight coming through was gorgeous.  Nolan is the oldest and super cool, Mitchell is the middle one super handsome and missing a few teeth, and Hannah is the youngest.  She's a sweet and spicy little beauty.  After we were done outside the kids jumped in their Christmas jammies for some fun ones jumping on the bed.  So fun!!! 

{Brittany & Will @ Innisbrook Resort}

I've gotten to know Brittany and Will over the last year and I remember when I first met them, Brittany telling me her vision for her wedding day was classic romance, with burgundy, gold and pink accents.  WOW, is all I have to say!  It couldn't have been more stunningly gorgeous, and not just the setting and details, but how it felt to be a part of it!  I love the flowy burgundy gowns her bridesmaids wore with rose gold jewelry Brittany gave them as a gift.  Her gown had illusion panels on the sides that were such a unique and different detail.  She wore glittery Jimmy Choo heels with crystal earrings and a chapel length veil.  Brittany's mom and maid of honor helped her get in her gown as we had the bridesmaids anxiously awaiting to she her totally ready!  Before first look with dad, her 2 ring bearers came in to see her.  Brittany had nannied for them since they were little ones!  Will and the guys were in black tuxes and had 2 looks!  Their first was ties with their favorite NFL team colors before changing to black bow ties and American Flag socks.  The last time we were at St. Ignatius was for Sara and John's wedding, who were actually here as guests so it was so nice to see them again.  Brittany walked down the aisle with her dad to meet Will at the end of the aisle and as their wedding hashtag said, #simonsaysido!  Oh man, the bridge where we photographed the Brittany and Will, and the wedding party is my new favorite place at Innisbrook. The light coming through the trees was amazing.  Before the guests were seated in the reception, Brittany and Will got to see the room totally done. Their head table draped in white with greenery and candles.  The floral centerpieces actually glowed through the mercury glass and that cake!  They also had a fabulous spread of mini doughnuts and little boxes of cookies for favors that said "A sweet ending to a new beginning".  As Brittany and Will walked through the room they were in awe and Brittany said it was more than she could have dreamed for.  I'll stop talking so you can start looking:-)  Congratulations Brittany and Will, it was more than we could have dreamed of working with you all!!!! xoxoxox    Church | St. Ignatius | Venue & Cake | Innsbrook Resort | Gown | Nikki's Glitz and Glam Boutique | Gown Designer | Allure Bridals | Makeup | Beauty By Bree | Hair | Kalli Elisa & Brittany Cabral | DJ | Grant Hemond | Bouquets | Iris and Ivy | Event Decor | Atmospheres Designs  | String Duo | Ensemble Aevia  | Chivari Chairs | Chivari Chair Rentals | Videography | 5 Star Production | Doughnuts | Mini Doughnut Factory | Limo | Network Transportation

Leila is 6 Months!

Ah! This little cutie is 6 months already.  I always tell parents this is my favorite baby age because they are so cute and funny but they can't get away from you or really talk back to you lol!! Anum told me Leila is a daddy's girl but I think there's some pretty sweet moments with both of them.  I love these 3!!! 

Jill's Profile Portraits

I had the pleasure of working with this pretty lady to update her profile shots for her website.  Jill  is an author, marketing coach who helps Entrepreneurs become expert marketers for their business and just plain a cool and super fun person!  She told me she's known for her big - A laugh:-) She hasn't had photos taken in a while and wanted some to reflect her style and personality, these are just a few of my favs!  SO fun working with you Jill!  

Vino & Voting @ Bakers Ranch

The team below pulled out all the stops to create this Tuscan wine themed event for Tampa Bay NACE!  The huge farm table in the middle was kind of the center piece of the room with the coolest wine themed decor.  The abstract boxes were draped in florals, grapes, and wine corks.  There were vineyards and wine barrels projected on the walls to make you feel like you were in a winery.  I photographed the room a couple of different ways so you can see the wall projection and keep the ambiance with the amber uplighting.  The outside space was draped in lights with, florals on high tops and wine barrels.  Delectables Catering had a fabulous charcuterie spread in the center of the pergola.  Arty, from Spunky Spirits was the wine tasting MC and I learned that "you can't have a party without Arty"!  A really unique touch the did was put each company's logo on a wine bottle for the backdrop of that table.  There was lots of vino, great conversation,  and some voting for the 2018 board members:-) Cheers to this fabulous team and the 2018 board next year is going to be amazing! 
Venue | Bakers Ranch | Coordination | Unique Weddings + Events | Florals | Events in Bloom | Wine Tasting | Spunky Spirits | Linens | Connie Duglin | Tables/Chairs/Wine Barrels | Elite Events | Catering | Delectables | Projection/AV | DJ Cory Barron | DJ | Breezin | Greenery | A1 Foilage | Dessert | The Cake Zone | Lighting & Draping | Music on the Move Productions