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Top Reasons To Hire A Wedding Planner for Your Tampa Wedding Day


For Brides

As a Tampa wedding photographer, I’ve seen brides experience such stress on wedding days. Your wedding day is a once in a life time experience. You have been planning and preparing for months, and want everything to go according to plan. The best way to achieve this? Hire a wedding planner. As a photographer, I […]

bride and groom in a natural rental wedding space with a soft and elegant color palette kissing as they hold champagne at the Grand Ol' Barn

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 […]

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



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 […]

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Waterfront Paradise Cove Wedding in Orlando, Florida



If there’s one thing I’ll never tire of as a Florida wedding photographer, it’s waterfront wedding days. Valerie and Ryan’s gorgeous waterfront Paradise Cove wedding was elegant and filled with the most gorgeous dusty blue and ivory color palette. Set against the lush, Floridian landscape, their intimate beach wedding day was a perfect Orlando affair. […]

Indian wedding with man holding close his bride as she smiles while wearing her traditional wedding saree in Tampa Florida

Vibrant & Heartfelt Indian Wedding in Tampa



One of my favorite things about being a wedding photographer in Tampa, Florida is the diversity we have. I love the cultures that I get to experience through your weddings, and the traditions that I get to learn from. One that I recently got to experience was at Subhadeep and Lauren’s vibrant Tampa Indian wedding. […]

Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel Wedding Bride and Groom posing hugging each other touching foreheads by the beach holding bouquet of flowers

Blush & Golden Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel Wedding



There they stood, Morgan and Zach, by the beach, in front of their family and closest friends – Ready to become one at the same place where Morgan’s grandparents also became one years ago. Not only that but also being married by the same officiant who married her grandparents: Arlene Klein. What a heartfelt, unforgettable […]

Tampa Wedding Photographer Starship Yacht Beach Wedding

Yacht Starship Clearwater Beach Wedding



Tears rolled down her eyes, her heart was touched and filled with ineffable joy. This was Kasee’s reaction as she listened to her best friend Erin’s speech on her big day at Yacht Starship. “I never knew all those years ago when I knocked on your door that I would gain a sister but I […]

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