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Fort De Soto Beach Engagement Session in Florida | Isabella & Mikhail 



Isabella and Mikhail are getting married! To celebrate their relationship in Tampa, we planned a romantic beach engagement session at Fort De Soto beach. We lucked out with the most beautiful sunset and day to celebrate Isabella and Mikhail. I absolutely love them both – they’re so much fun and are so in love. They […]

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Vizcaya Museum Wedding with European Inspired Details



See our Wedding Chicks feature! During the Janna Brown Design Co. workshop, I had the pleasure of photographing this incredible Vizcaya Museum wedding editorial. I adore this Miami venue. It’s sophisticated and luxury at it’s finest. The European inspiration Janna chose for the styled shoot was absolutely perfect! I’m so excited to share this beautiful […]

newlyweds kiss on front of boat in Amalfi Coast

3 Reasons To Have An International Destination Wedding



Your wedding day is a once in a life time experience that deserves to be celebrated in a way that you will never forget. What better way to celebrate than to travel across the world for an international destination wedding?! With micro weddings and elopements becoming more popular, traveling for your wedding day may already […]

dark haired bride with a stunning tulle and lace gown standing in a stain glass cathedral in Tampa Florida

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 […]

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5 Reasons To Have Your Destination Wedding In Tampa Florida



Tampa, Florida is the place to say “I do” for so many reasons. Surrounded with honeymoon destinations, white sandy beaches and infused with so many different cultures, Tampa is a vibrant city and full of love. Your destination wedding day here will be a real adventure! To top it off, we’ve got stunning weather and […]

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Colorful Bridal Fashion for Your Luxurious Wedding Day


For Brides

One of the most exciting parts of planning a wedding is finding your dream wedding dress! For the last few years, dramatic wedding gowns – including beautiful colored gowns, textures, and more have been rising in the fashion world. So, I want to share with you an insider look on the colorful bridal fashion that […]

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 […]

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

Hyatt Clearwater Beach Wedding | Marcey & Richard



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! […]

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



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


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 […]

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