Caitlin and Michael were married on July 2nd, with a ceremony at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tampa, FL, and a reception at the Le Meridien. This wedding was particularly special to me, near and dear to my heart, because my other half was the best man—so I knew them very well prior to the wedding day! These two are absolutely perfect for each other, and their laid-back attitude certainly came in handy when it began raining on their wedding day—and never stopped! Luckily, we had plenty of umbrellas for everyone, and they didn’t even mind getting wet!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 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
I was sitting at a coffeehouse, waiting on a potential client to arrive, when in walked this GORGEOUS girl with black hair down to her hips and red lipstick that made her eyes pop and I thought "please let that be Michelle". Oh, it was. As I sat there chatting with Michelle and her family, I became so excited at this boho inspired wedding with a long sleeved lace dress that she was describing. But what I fell even more in love with, was the way she was talking about her fiancé, Michael, who was in the Navy. Her eyes would get all dreamy and I just knew that I would adore this couple - and I did. I was thrilled to be back at one of my favorite venues in Orlando, the Royal Crest Room in July for their gorgeous wedding. A storm was on the horizon but it never actually made its way into disrupting their special day - and it set up a gorgeous backdrop of a sky for their formal photos!Read More