Downtown Tampa’s got swag in so many different places. Sometimes I just like to meet somewhere I know is cool but just see what we see while walking around. Jessica and John were up for whatever and right down by the Rialto Theater there’s blue doors, beautiful light and we even found a cat mural:-)
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!!
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!!
We love designing custom artwork for our couples and had to share how Haley and John's save the dates turned out. These are a 5x5 trifold double sided card with a scalloped magnet inside. When it's closed, it's a 5x5 square and when their guests open it they have a fun little magnet for the fridge. In the days of everything electronic these create a unique wow factor to get your guests excited about your wedding:-)
It doesn’t look cold but it actually was quite chilly for our session with Alecia & Donald. But, perfect for Alecia’s super stylish best and boots. I have to say, they have very photogenic fur babies, Kaci and CooperJ Their joy and laughter is just plain fun and contagious, we can’t wait until their wedding 9.17.16 at the Florida Aquarium!
Keel & Curley Winery is where Angell & Jared shared their 3rd date so it’s a meaningful place for them, and the perfect place for their engagement session! The staff there was so nice to allow us to photograph them on their beautiful property! Angell shared their engagement story with us and it’s so sweet, we had to share!
“We both grew up in small towns in central Pennsylvania that were less than an hour apart! Since we visit home for the holidays, Jared thought getting engaged in our home state would make it a memorable event and also allow us to celebrate with family! Timing was critical because Jared needed to speak with my parents before popping the question. Jared knew I was a Penn State grad and had been a tour guide while I was in school. Jared wasn't too familiar with the campus so he asked me to give him a tour during our Christmas 2014 trip home. Jared said it would "help him learn more about a place that was special to me". Of course there was another motive! We arrived at my parents' home for the holidays on 12/22 and on 12/23 Jared asked my parents if he could marry me. They were very excited to give their blessing. Later that day, even though it was dreary and cold, I took Jared around the Penn State campus. One of the last stops was the Lion Shrine -- a statue of the Nittany Lion and popular photo spot. There was a couple there taking photos and we asked them to take one of us too. After a couple of photos, Jared got down on one knee and proposed. My first response was, "Does my dad know?!" Jared put me at ease by saying yes your dad knows, and then he said, "Well, what's your answer?" I was stunned and smiled ear to ear and said YES! We celebrated with a shared milkshake at the popular Penn State University Creamery.”
Anna & Ryan are getting married at Wishing Well Barn and there are just so many beautiful places for pictures we did their engagement session there as well. The early morning light is so pretty with the light coming through the spanish moss on the oak trees and and there are rows and rows of blueberry bushes! Love these 2, so sweet!!
When Ralph proposed to Maureen, he surprised her by doing it at the barn in the middle of the arena where her horse Violet stays. So, it was the perfect place for their engagement session! Ralph's favorite sport is paintball and Maureen's is horseback riding so we did a little combo of both! There even happened to be a tree with blue paint on it:-) Their wedding is going to be elegant equestrian themed at the Lange Farm and I can not wait!!! xoxoxo
Gianna and Cody are getting married on this gorgeous property and it has so many awesome locations we did their engagement session there too! Their puppy Griffin joined us for some as well:-) Beautiful lighting, tall trees and Gianna & Cody made for this prettiness! We are so looking forward to their wedding 11.1.14!!
This beautiful little spot happens to be right by where Ashlee and Andrew live. The go running and walk their dogs here all the time. So pretty with the trees, bridge and Andrew was very happy a gator was out that we could get in some of the shots:-) Love these two, so sweet!
Channelside has all kinds of both pretty and fun spots that you wouldn't necessarily expect. We got to spend time with Lauren and Brett for their engagement session there:-) You can't beat a Wet Willie's frozen adult beverage on a warm Florida day! We are so looking forward to their wedding coming up 6.13.14!
We got to spend some time on a beautiful evening with Robin and Armin for the engagement session on Davis Island. Just plain sweet, and fun. I love their outfits too the perfect color combo!
Outdoor, pretty, and sweet!! Here's some of our favs from Kamila and Chris' engagement session at Lettuce Lake Park!
Jessica and Ruben were absolutely up for whatever fun idea I came up with. Several weeks before, I finally had lunch at Oxford Exchange, love it!!! There's an old bookstore, restaurant, coffee shop, garden, and the most amazing stairwell:-) We had so much fun and I love working with these two:-) Here's some of my favs. xoxox
There is a green wall in Ybor they keep changing and now it says "Pure Bliss"! I think they must know there are lots of photo shoots and did it on purpose! Richelle and Josh's session started close to dusk with the pretty evening light and then ended at King Corona and there even happened to be a saxophone player who didn't mind being a part of our shoot:-)
This session we did out on the beautiful property of Bird Island Lake Ranch. The big trees and filtered sun are so pretty, it's really peaceful but so close to Tampa. There is even a tree house there:-) Taylor and Brad climbed trees, well actually, Brad hoisted Taylor up into the trees but we just had a fun time laughing and hanging out. We designed a gorgeous canvas wall collection from their session that will be hanging in their staircase so you'll see that in the coming weeks as well! xoxo
Natural and casual by the bay and dressy and romantic in Hyde Park! Our session with Samanth and Ryan turned out awesome! It was REALLY windy by the bay but made for some fantastic shots. A random biker even got caught in one of them but I love how it turned out:-) So looking forward to their wedding in May!
I love that fun save the date ideas are getting to be a lot more popular! Super sweet outdoor with a nice pink accent for Caitlin and Mahir. We are looking forward to 3.23.13:-) xoxoxo
When I found out Kevin was a dragon boat racer, (although I wasn't sure exactly what that was:-) we of course had to use that in their engagement session! It was the windiest day in Tampa so we couldn't go to far out, but still got some realy cool shots of them in the harbor. I love the look we created with the bridges and city in the background with the sun going down. So fun working with you Kevin and Rowena, can't wait till June!!! xoxoxo