If you have been paying attention to the news at all in Central Florida today, then you know that the storms have been CRAZY. Luckily, Alyse and Nick were with me when I suggested that we brave out the storm and capture their engagement at Lake Louisa State Park, anyway! The storm clouds were literally surrounding us as we snapped away between trees and long grasses, creating an incredible backdrop and refreshingly cool weather. We finished with minutes to spare before the storm clouds unleashed their fury, and after such a gorgeous session, I CAN'T WAIT for their wedding in two and a half weeks!Read More
Monica and Lawrence are yet another unique SO couple - they are from the same town in California and grew up together their whole lives, and yet somehow they made it all the way to college before love brought them together. They've been together now 8 years, first living in different cities in California, and then spending the last 3.5 together here in the Tampa area and they are about to rejoin their families on the West Coast in less than a month! As this engagement session was also a farewell to Florida as they take off on a new adventure together, it was important to me as their photographer to not only capture the love between this couple, but the essence of St. Pete right alongside it, so that they may cherish this time together here on the East coast, always.Read More
I loved Kristina from the moment I met her - it was the way that she swindled a restaurant into serving her a mimosa when they supposedly didn't serve alcohol. Or, maybe it was the way that she was sweet to everyone and basically everything she said was hilarious. Maybe I can't pinpoint the exact reason I loved Kristina from the beginning, but I distinctly remember telling my boyfriend later "Chris is an idiot. Why hasn't he proposed to her, yet? She's AWESOME."
Well, Chris wised up and dropped down on one knee at the tail end of last year! When she mentioned taking the engagement photos at the state fair, I thought to myself "how so very perfect for them!" because in my head, this is a couple who is always laughing and having fun - and that, is exactly how I wanted to capture their engagement: as a joyous occasion. We spent the afternoon darting in and out of rides, indulging on ice cream and corn, and playing like big 'ol children. The result are these FABULOUS lifestyle engagement photos at the Florida State Fair.Read More
When I met Alex and Larry for their consultation for their upcoming wedding in April, the first thing I noticed was how comfortable they were with one another. They made each other completely happy. When Alex was telling me how much she loved the "Old Florida" feel, we all agreed that there was no better place to capture that than the beautiful downtown of Cocoa Beach, Florida. We spent a breezy afternoon chasing the bright colored walls and finished off with a frolick in the water! Fun Fact: Larry totally shoved Alex into the ocean on their second date - it was only fair we soaked him on the engagement session :) Can't wait for their wedding in a few months!Read More
When Kimberly first contacted me and told me that she had loved one of my previous clients' photos and that she was on the hunt for an engagement photographer, I was honored to be the one who got the phone call! Then when she mentioned her fiance was a avid fisherman and they wanted to incorporate his boat... well, this little mer-tographers tail was swishing around in excitement! I'll take any excuse to get in the water for the perfect vantage point for a photo! We spent Halloween frolicking around in the water, talked all about their families and upcoming wedding, and finished the shoot with a nice dip in the water - resulting in an absolutely perfect nautical engagement shoot! I can't wait for their wedding next year!Read More
When Caitlin first contacted me and expressed her love of Star Wars and told me that she was going to incorporate it into her wedding I knew I HAD to be their photographer - luckily we bonded instantaneously and she felt the same way! Her fiance Leo flew in from Austin (where she will be joining him after the wedding) for their engagement shoot, which we did in St. Augustine, Florida. They brought along custom light sabers. Naturally, we had a saber fight (or two).Read More
The minute I met Susu, I knew she was an amazing soul - and that I wanted to take photos of her. I immediately approached her when she was a guest at a wedding, gave her my card, and asked her to be friends. Since then, I have discovered a glowing soul that I am so grateful to call a friend. Two years ago, when I was searching for a second shooter, she suggested her boyfriend, Matt. Matt and I became fast friends, fueled by a mutual love for Susu and photography. He quickly became a team member I couldn't live without and as a bonus, we all got to hang out together more often. I was THRILLED when he finally popped the question to Susu, locking down that woman with a ring and a baby almost at the same time! He wanted a woodsy feel to their engagement photos, she wanted to incorporate a lantern... so I dragged them to one of my favorite locations, Lake Louisa State Park, to capture the golden hour. I cannot wait for their wedding in November!Read More