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!!
Jen and Daniel and so funny and sweet, I loved photographing their engagement session! An extra cool fun fact is that we photographed Daniel's sister, Rachel's wedding 7 years ago:-) Jen made AMAZING outfit choices the gray and blue looked gorgeous with the brick and architecture at UT. The gray railings even matched perfectly.
There's a dock the rowers use right on the Hillsborough river and it is such a fantastic view of the city, similar to the views they had when they lived downtown.
After dusk we headed over to the front steps of the Le Meridien which was the historic courthouse built in 1905. Daniel is an attorney so totally his stomping ground. You can't get any more Tampa than the Tampa Theater. So that was our last stop doing some fun artsy lighting.
Here's some of our favs from this pretty little session with Madison, Matthew, and Winston! It was the perfect evening for a stroll around Oxford Exchange and University of Tampa. I love the blue and pop of pink, it matched Winston's ice blue eyes. Madison is the catering and social media coordinator at the Tampa Club and we usually get to work with her on other couple's weddings. This time, 1.6.18 we'll be photographing her and Matthew saying I do!
Melissa & Brian met while working at the same place. Brian invited Melissa over to play video games one time and she was hooked:-) This session is just so "them", they love the outdoors and really just laughing and fun. Engagement session perfection!
Sarah and Danny both love sports and actually met on a soccer field! I absolutely their engagement story:
"After a long hard day at work, Sarah was coming home to spend a nice quiet Valentine's Day with her boyfriend Danny. When she opened the door she saw a sign that said "WILL" followed by a trail of rose pedals leading to the next sign. That sign said "YOU" followed by more rose pedals to a sign that said "BE". The last sign she could see said "MY". The rose pedals went into the kitchen and Sarah was getting excited thinking that it was going to say " WILL YOU BE MY VALENTINE". But here was the curve ball. Instead of the last sign saying Valentine, it said "WIFE" and Danny was on one knee and asked Sarah if she would marry him. Sarah cried, which made Danny cry, but she did say yes."
Here's some of our fans from their session at UT. We actually had to reschedule it 3 times because of rain but 3rd time was a charm! We decided the backdrop of the evening sky gave them a super hero look:-) So fun!!!! I can't wait till their wedding on 3.1.14!!
Stephanie and Craig met at University of Tampa in biology class back in 2006. They immediately had an amazing connection and got a puppy together:-) Craig proposed proposed to Stephanie at UT in the exact classroom where we first met. After serious planning, unthinkable detail and a few connections he managed to completely throw her off and surprise her! They have been together 7 years and are SO excited to get married Mar 29th, 2013!!
Adrian and Jen are getting married in Sacremento next year, but they live in Tampa so wanted to have home be a little part of their wedding. It doesn't get anymore "Tampa" then UT:-) The soft light through the trees and reflecting off the buildings downtown was perfect. We even got one perfect one of them and their 2 dogs! As the sun went down they changed outfits from causal and fun to romantic and sexy. I love Jen's gold top and heels! Here's some of my favs!
I think Makayla – Gail and Justin’s bulldog stole the show:-) With her high fiving and cuteness maybe a modeling career ahead? Gail and Justin both graduated from University of Tampa and that’s where they met! Here’s some of our favs, we are so looking forward to their wedding next February! xoxo