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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Best Wedding Venues in Italy



Italy is one of the most romantic places in the world to get married. From historic villas to beautiful towns, there’s so many incredible options to plan your destination elopement in Italy. Whether you’re looking for a quiet and quaint celebration or a classy elegant affair, there’s a venue for you! I’m sharing the best […]

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Why To Have A Destination Wedding in Florida 


For Brides

Planning a destination wedding is a wonderful way to mark the start of your next chapter in life. Destination weddings lend themselves to more intimate days with incredible memories – all in an unique and beautiful location. Over the last few years, I’ve photographed several couples whose Tampa, FL wedding day was a destination for […]

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Mexican Inspired Wedding at The Barn at Lone Oak Acres



Featured on The Knot! Choosing a theme for your wedding day can be difficult, but I always encourage my couples to follow their heart! When you have something special in your life, use that to create the day of your dreams. That’s exactly what Mandy and Diego did by taking the colors and fun of […]

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Buttes Marriott Hotel Wedding Inspiration Shoot in Arizona



I’m so excited to be sharing today’s blog with you! While I was attending the ShowIt United Conference in Arizona this year, I had the chance to photograph one of their wedding inspiration shoots. This stunning shoot was inspired by the desert and reminded me why I LOVE destination wedding photography so much! It’s always […]

2022 Wedding Trends and predictions in the wedding industry for 2022

2022 Wedding Trends and Predictions


For Brides

The wedding industry is ever changing to incorporate the latest and greatest that design and entertainment has to offer. I have loved all the trend we have seen in the past year, but I have to admit that I am even more excited for this new year! 2022 wedding trends will be bold, livid and […]

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How To Plan A Destination Wedding of Your Dreams



There are so many benefits of having a destination wedding – a more intimate wedding ceremony with only your closest family and friends, enjoying and embracing the local culture, getting married where you are wanting to honeymoon can mean you potentially pay less for the entire destination! There are so many reasons to have a […]

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