Julie & Charlie Engagement Session @ Davis Island

Julie and Charlie met while working for a small cruise line both of them in training to be cruise directors, how fun is that?  Charlie loves all things Chicago, especially the Bears and Julie loves UF football!  They are obsessed with their adorable pup, Cooper, and so we of course had to include him in their engagement session.  Their wedding colors are navy and mint, and after some fun ones in their favorite jerseys, Julie changed into a flowy navy dress and Charlie a mint shirt and navy pants which looked so amazing with the sailboats and all the greenery ending with a gorgeous sunset!  We can't wait until 8.4.18 when they say "I do"!!! 

Marlaina & Tyler

Marlaina and Tyler are getting married at the beautiful Bakers Ranch next February.  They wanted to have their sweet puppy Tigger in some photos with them for their save the date on the property so their guests would already have an idea of the location.  It had literally just poured a little while before their session but the rain really makes the greenery pop.  It was a little before dusk so we still have the pretty natural light but you can see the market lights in the background. I'll have to blog their save the date as well it turned out so cute! 

Violet & Geoffrey Engagement Session @ Pass a Grille

Violet and Geoffrey are just so natural and sweet, clearly meant to be with each other!  They both went to USF for undergrad but never ran into each other while they were there.  They met online and instantly became inseparable.  I love their engagement story!!  Violet had no idea that Geoffrey had been planning his proposal for weeks on a vacation they would be taking to St. Augustine.  Geoffrey and Violet were walking around St Augustine near the Castillo de San Marcos. While they were walking along the fort and near the water, Geoffrey asked Violet where she sees herself in 10 years.   Violet knew she wanted to spend her life with Geoffrey and mentioned she saw herself married to him.  At that exact moment, Geoffrey said "I don't know about 10 years", then he got on one knee and asked Violet "how about 10 seconds? Will you marry me?" We can't wait until their Tampa Club Wedding 10.27.18!!!! 

Jan & Mark

Jan and Mark are getting married next month!  They wanted their engagement session to include their girls Jessica and Kd, Jessica's boyfriend Kyle, and of course all their pets!  Jan had just gotten this sweet new Jeep which we had to use.  I love this session because it's totally them at home with their family.  Their dogs loved being in the photos, their cats not so much so they got their own portraits:-)  We are SO looking forward to their wedding on June 9th!!! 

Christine & Matt @ Bayshore Blvd

This happens to be one of the most fun engagement sessions ever!  When I met with Christine, she happened to tell me that her and Matt have a 1950's vintage tandem bicycle they are restoring together.  It was pretty easy to decide what to do for their engagement session after that!  We may have wreaked a little havoc on Bayshore but it was so much fun:-) They are going to have some bicycle accent details at their wedding and all their favs from this session are going to be designed into a custom sign in book.  We can't wait to photograph their wedding 4.25.18!! 

Holly & Rob Engagement Session @ Philippe Park

We always ask couples what they are most excited about getting married and I love that Holly said "Everything"!  Holly is a Floridian, from Dunedin, and Rob is from Long Island.  They choose the beautiful Philippe Park for their engagement session because they never tire of the beautiful views of Tampa Bay, those amazing huge mossy trees, and of course the Florida Sunshine.  We are so excited and honored to photography their wedding 12.1.18 at Carlouel Yacht Club!! 
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