Probably my favorite thing people say when they see their photos is “that’s so us”! Really that’s why I love photography, it’s capturing the essence and personality of something you can’t necessarily “see” and making it visible. Anyway, I say that because that’s what Nicole and Rob said about their session:-) Rob’s kids, Avery, and Maddox joined them for some really pretty family photos as well. They are getting married at The Orlo this June and since it’s such a stunning location it was perfect for their engagement session as well!
We’re so lucky here in Florida to have so much outdoor beauty. When we were planning location with Alex and Lauren, they hadn’t been to Philippe Park before but fell in love with the tree canopy when I showed them some of the other sessions we’ve done there. The 2 photos are the top are my personal favorites because it honestly wouldn’t matter what the location it’s all about the authentic moments and who they are as a couple. Lauren had found some super cute signs from Hobby Lobby she might use for the wedding and added an extra special little detail to their session. I can’t wait until we get to photograph their wedding 4.13.19!!!
Jenna and Kevin live in Maryland but where down here to celebrate the holidays in Florida and I got to see them for their engagement session. They wanted their session and their save the dates to be in perfect Tampa style and there’s no better place for that the UT. We just walked around all the pretty spots and chatted and had so much fun. They will be Mr. & Mrs. Madden and if you know me you know I love a good wedding hashtag and theirs is #maddenlyinlove coming this December!!
We did a little engagement session contest in October and Becca and Pete were one of our couples who one! It was all about doing something different and fun and we totally did! Becca picked some of the cool art murals in St. Pete, although some of them were not the same as on the map but all turned out really cool:-) Pete is a musician who rarely wears shoes and Becca taught him how to longboard. While we we walking around Pete noticed a giant mural of bunnies and they happen to have pet bunnies so it was perfect! Once the sunset we had a little fun with the citrus mural and even caught the moon in a few!
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!!!
Our couples have been loving new 5x7 size art print photo boxes we are offering. It comes with a custom photo cover/fabric and your favorite photos mounted on matboard. These prints are much thicker than normal photo prints and perfect for framing or putting on little easels at the wedding. Haley and John picked the deep matte finish, so they have a very unique feel to them.
Haley & Jordan are from Texas and they met summer of 2008 while working at a camp for kids. Haley joined Jordan at Texas A&M where he got his masters in Sports Management and she got her bachelors of science. Their relationship has spanned the miles over the past 3 years. Jordan moved to Tampa to work for the Bucs, and after finishing her boards for physical therapy, Haley is moving here this month and they are getting married 7.25.15! They are just the sweetest, fun loving couple, up for anything. I thought Ybor would be a great welcome to Tampa engagement session:-)
These 2 met while in Alaska playing shuffleboard:-) Jake is in the Coast Guard and Kate is a Pharmacist and they moved to Florida when Jake got stationed here. I LOVE Kate's hair (by Naz from Collective Creations), it was a long braid wrapped in a smaller one. Trees with colorful leaves are pretty rare here I feel like, but there was a gorgeous row of trees with red leave, lots of laughing due to a random onlooker, and beautiful light!! xoxoxo