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Curtis Hixon Park Engagement Session | Chantel & Merrick


October 18, 2023


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Chantel and Merrick are getting married! The soon-to-be newlyweds moved recently to Tampa and meeting up for their Curtis Hixon Park engagement session in Downtown Tampa was about more than just capturing engagement photos before their wedding day. It was a celebration of their new chapter of life beginning together in the same city! I absolutely adored working with Chantel and Merrick. They’re stylish, fun, and so in love! 

man dips woman kissing her in Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa FL

Curtis Hixon Park Engagement Session

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is a gorgeous park located along the Hillsborough river in downtown Tampa, so I knew it would be a great spot for Chantel and Merrick’s portraits. We could enjoy the breeze from the waterfront and capture all of those city vibes they love so much. Chantel’s red dress popped against the city skyline perfectly – and they both looked amazing cuddling up together around the park. 

Inspiration for Downtown Tampa Engagement Session 

Chantel and Merrick are absolutely incredible people and together, a definite power couple. It was important for them to celebrate their love story in Tampa, FL. During their session, we wanted to make sure we showcased some of the important landmarks in the city. Between Curtis Hixon Park and some of the other downtown storefronts, we had a great time exploring the city they love. They both looked incredible throughout our session, too! Chantel had the most chic dresses – she looked so smart against the city skylines. If you want inspiration for your own Tampa engagement session, consider taking it from Chantel and Merrick! 

Chantel and Merrick, I cannot wait for your Tampa wedding day! I know it’s going to be a beautiful celebration of your life together and all that’s ahead for you!

I love getting to capture these special moments so that you can remember your wedding day for the rest of your life! For me, your wedding day is so much more than just a day.

You deserve a wedding photographer who is invested in you and capturing every moment! Reach out and let’s connect to book your wedding day here in Florida (or around the world)!


  1. Calli says:

    These photos are gorgeous! I love how well you showcased downtown Tampa!

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