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Davis Island Engagement Session | Michael & Jessica 


May 27, 2024


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I absolutely adored working with Michael and Jessica during their Tampa engagement session and getting to know them and their love story a bit more! We met up in Davis Island in Tampa to kick off their engagement session. I absolutely love the incredible architecture of this building and it was the perfect place to start. Afterwards, we ventured to Fort De Soto beach, giving us the perfect Tampa beach vibes to end our Davis Island engagement session together! 

couple holds hands on steps of Davis Island building looking back over their shoulders

Their Love Story

Jessica and Michael are actually new to Tampa, moving here recently for work. They met in St. Louis in 2020 and in 2023, they had a chance to travel to Paris. During their dinner cruise, Michael proposed to Jessica. Although there had been signs it was going to happen, Jessica was still surprised (and Michael still nervous!). But, it all worked out – and they even lucked out with a photographer on board to capture their special moment. 

Tampa Engagement Session on Davis Island

One of the reasons I love working around Davis Island is the beautiful beachy architecture. This building has the most gorgeous colored archways and walls. It’s a great backdrop for couples! For Michael and Jessica, we were really able to lean into their fun and romantic sides exploring the space. We explored and I encouraged Michael and Jessica to cuddle up on the steps and just enjoy the afternoon together. They were naturals!

Davis Island Engagement Session

To end our session, we headed to the beach for sunset! Michael and Jessica enjoyed a picnic and some champagne on the Tampa sands. I love that we were able to capture this gorgeous natural setting in addition to the charm of the Tampa apartments. Creating variety in final galleries is always important to me! PS. Need inspiration for your own engagement session? Check out my list of the 25 Best Engagement Photo Locations in Tampa and Central Florida!

Congratulations again on your engagement, Jessica and Michael. I had a great time getting to know you both better and I can’t wait for your wedding day!

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)!


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