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Colorful Bridal Fashion for Your Luxurious Wedding Day


For Brides

One of the most exciting parts of planning a wedding is finding your dream wedding dress! For the last few years, dramatic wedding gowns – including beautiful colored gowns, textures, and more have been rising in the fashion world. So, I want to share with you an insider look on the colorful bridal fashion that […]

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Classic Garden Swan House Atlanta Wedding



I had the chance to photograph a romantic styled shoot at the beautiful Swan House Atlanta recently. With it’s European inspired architecture and incredible gardens, the Swan House Atlanta was the perfect location to dream up a classic and romantic wedding styled shoot. If you’re dreaming about a garden wedding day, especially at a historic […]

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The Orlo Wedding Inspiration 



The Orlo House is a highly sought after wedding venue in Tampa Florida, and it is no surprise why! This elegant house plays as a blank canvas for any wedding style you may image. Even the most groovy of wedding decor can work in their stunning ballrooms. I recently photographed this retro inspired wedding at […]

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New Smyrna Beach Wedding at The Grand Ol’ Barn 



Want to know a secret? After years as a photographer in Florida’s wedding industry I have learned the best beaches to be married at. Today I am going to share one of my favorite locations for a Florida beach wedding! One of my favorites is New Smyrna Beach. A gorgeous New Smyrna Beach wedding is the […]

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Hyatt Clearwater Beach Wedding | Marcey & Richard



Marcey and Richard are married! They planned a beautiful waterfront wedding at the Hyatt Clearwater Beach here in Florida. The entire day was simply perfect – full of lots of emotional moments honoring their families and gorgeous bright colors along the water. I’m so pleased to be sharing Macey and Richard’s wedding with you today! […]

Ybor City engagement session with man in black suit and no tie leaning against a wall with a hand in his pocket over his fiance as her back is against the wall and she is holding his suit coat, with stunning old glass window behind them

Ybor City Engagement Session | Gabby & Nick



Creating unique personalized engagement portraits is one of the best parts of working with your wedding photographer. Your portraits should showcase what makes you special – and maybe even highlight your love story. Gabby and Nick’s fun Ybor City engagement session is a wonderful chance to see how your engagement session can reflect who you […]

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How To Choose the Perfect Wedding Invitations for Your Luxury Wedding Day



Finding the perfect wedding invitations for your luxury celebration can be complicated! It’s important to find stationery and paper goods that are true to your wedding style and theme. But you also need to consider how they will photograph with your other wedding details! Many couples don’t consider how their details will look as a […]

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Wedding Vendors Search Etiquette for Couples



Finding the perfect vendors for your wedding will take time and requires interactions with many vendors you won’t wind up booking. You will have to shop around to find businesses you trust, people who you connect with and the price that is in line with your wedding budget. As you are looking for your vendors […]

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Trending Tuxedo Styles for the Groom



One of my favorite up and coming trends has to be the emphasis on menswear on the wedding day! Grooms traditionally have worn very simple and dark suits for many years. But, with the fashion industry taking more interest in men’s fashion we are seeing so much variety now for our grooms! Just in the […]

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Harborside Chapel Wedding In Tampa | Diorel & Luis



Diorel and Luis were both born and raised in Puerto Rico, but fate brought them together here in Florida! Meeting through mutual friends on Halloween, dating long distance, a trip to Iceland for a proposal, and a postponed wedding due to COVID-19 is just the beginning of this beautiful couples love story. I am so […]

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