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September 7, 2021


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Unlike the movies, most love stories start out in simple ways that seem almost coincidental. But let me assure you there are no coincidences when it comes to true love, it is all my divine design. And that is exactly the case with Lindsay and Dalton! From their meeting on the ER floor to their stunning engagement, everything fell into place and was absolutely prefect for them! Here is their story along with how they made the best of their Bok Tower Gardens engagement session!

man and woman in Bok Gadrens taking engagement photos with the stunning walls and architecture that the garden provides in Tampa Florida

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Lindsay & Dalton

Their story began as they both worked as ER nurses at a local hospital. Lindsay and Dalton were in the emergency department working with a combination of emergency situations and trauma cases. They had this common understanding of the stresses of their jobs, but that is not were the similarities stopped!  They love to laugh together, go on simple dates and travel!

Dalton proposed on a couples vacation in North Carolina. Lindsay and Dalton were hiking up to a beautiful waterfall in some cooler weather, and as they reached the waterfall it began to snow! The roar of the waterfall with the small flakes of snow made the moment there magical. And what came next was a complete surprise for Lindsay! Dalton got on one knee to ask her to marry him. “It was just the two of us, freezing cold, but it was perfect and I couldn’t have asked for a more special moment.”

Bok Tower Gardens Engagement Session Outfits

Choosing what to wear to your Tampa engagement session is just as important as the location you choose! You are the star of the show and should really stand out in the location, without clashing with your surroundings. I absolutely adored the outfits that Lindsay and Dalton chose to wear. They were simple, yet stunning! Not only did they work well at Bok Tower Gardens, but they also coordinated well with each other.

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How To Coordinate Your Outfits With Your Engagement Session Location

Coordinating with a location can seem like a foreign concept for most of us. However, it is really simple and makes a huge difference in the cohesion of your images. Once you identify your Tampa engagement session location, start thinking of what to wear for that location. For example, if you were going to have your engagement photos taken on one of Tampa’s beautiful beaches, then you wouldn’t wear the same thing as you would at Bok Tower Gardens! Heels and an emerald green dress may not look as good as barefoot in a cream dress on the beach.

How To Coordinate Your Outfit With Your Fiancé

Creating an outfit combination with your fiancé can be a fun process. My advice is to stick with a simple color palette! Notice how Lindsay and Dalton coordinated with greens and blues, as well as wearing casual-formal attire. When you coordinate with colors and styles you create a more put together look that is eye catching and gorgeous. It is also a wonderful way to add personality into your Tampa engagement session, and show off who you are as a couple!

Lindsay and Dalton did this beautifully as they both changed into their work scrubs. Being nurses and supporting each other in that role is a huge part of the foundation of their relationship. So of course they wanted to show that off in their Bok Tower Garden engagement photos! I always encourage my couples to make little efforts to add personality to their Tampa engagement photos. It makes your engagement photos more meaningful and unique to you!

Tampa engagement session with man and womanis blue scrub because they are nurses smiling with each other

Bok Tower Gardens

Bok Tower Gardens is beyond magical! This Tampa engagement session location is full of lush and lively gardens, as well as outstanding architecture. It makes for the perfect location to have engagement photos taken, and will take your breath away with every turn your take!

man and woman holding hands and walking through a garden in Tampa Florida for their engagement photos with professional photographer

I am a true lover of architecture! I am always admiring the stunning designs and structures that we have here in Tampa Florida. It is just another reason to fall in love with Bok Tower Gardens! The gothic revival style of the tower is unique in this area of Florida and offers an elegant backdrop for your Tampa engagement photos. There are also walls, and other small structures on the property to give your Bok Tower Gardens engagement photos more variety!

When creating the gardens, the landscape architect was told to create “a spot of beauty second to none in the country”. And that is exactly what he did! The gardens are awe inspiring with so many special features. You can stroll past the reflecting pool, walk down the wetlands board walk, and even gaze at the orange groves down below the ridge. The gardens are lush with many native trees, flowers and bushes which add a whimsical feel to your engagement photos!

This Bok Tower Gardens engagement session was absolutely dreamy! I loved getting to know Lindsay and Dalton, and their outfit choice was perfect for their location! I am so excited for their wedding, and can’t wait for yours too!

If you are engaged and ready to find the wedding photographer of your dreams, reach out to me! I would love to talk all things wedding and capture your day in a way that will be cherish for generations to come.

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