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Bride posing at the rooftop of the Hyatt Clearwater Beach Wedding in Hyatt Clearwater

Hyatt Clearwater Beach Wedding | Marcey & Richard

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Weddings

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

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Engagements

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 […]

picture perfect wedding invitation on a silver platter with white roses detailing the wedding theme in the flatlay shot

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

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Weddings

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 […]

groom in a beige suit holding his bride face as she looks up at him and smiles while holding her wedding bouquet with one hand and him with the other, captured by the best Tampa Bay wedding photographers

Wedding Vendors Search Etiquette for Couples

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Weddings

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 […]

bride and groom embracing on their wedding day with bride in a stunning off the shoulder wedding dress, and groom wearing a dark red burgundy suit coat in Tampa Florida

Trending Tuxedo Styles for the Groom

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Weddings

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 […]

groom picking up his bride outside of Harborside Chapel in Tampa florida on their wedding and dancing with her in the air captured by best Tampa wedding photographers

Harborside Chapel Wedding In Tampa | Diorel & Luis

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Weddings

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 […]

Florida bride coming up behind the groom and tapping him on the shoulder for the first look before the wedding ceremony at their Bayanihan Arts and Events Center wedding venue

Planning A First Look In Tampa Florida

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For Brides

Planning a first look for your Tampa wedding day will give you the opportunity to create a moment that will be filled with love and excitement! A first look is typically a tender moment for both the bride and groom. However, you can include whoever you want to! By capturing how your groom and others […]

bride in a gold lace wedding dress holding hands with her groom as they walk towards the camera outdoors at their luxury wedding venue

Chic Venue Golden Palace Wedding in Tampa, FL | Murdock & Shawnita

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Weddings

What if I told you that this Chic Venue Golden Palace wedding day all started when Murdock and Shawnita met through mutual friends over 15 years ago? Not interested in one another then, they probably would have never imagined that they would be saying their vows at the Chic Venue Golden Palace surrounded by family […]

luxury destination beach wedding in Florida with bride and groom walking on the beach while holding hands on a beautiful clear day

Boho Florida Beach Wedding on St. Pete’s Beach | Tiffany & Travis

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Weddings

A Florida beach wedding is classic and dreamy aesthetic, and as a Tampa wedding photographer I get to capture so many! Some of my favorites have been destination weddings with couple who travel out of state. I absolute loved Travis and Tiffany’s St. Petersburg beach wedding, and am so glad they made the trip to […]

The Mirasol engagement photos in Tampa FLorida with man holding woman and leaning into her next to a water feature and beautiful hallway for arches outside

The Mirasol Tampa Engagement Photos

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Engagements

This stunning couple has such a fun story which led them to their The Mirasol Tampa Engagement Photos. Everything about this session was timeless and elegant. From the location to the attire, Valerie and Ryan had an amazing and luxurious Tampa engagement session! Valerie & Ryan As a Tampa engagement session photographer I love getting […]

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