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high fashion wedding day at Ritz Carlton Sarasota with bride in custom gown and groom in blue tux

Ritz Carlton Sarasota Wedding | Carly & Drew

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Weddings

Congratulations, Carly and Drew! They planned a gorgeous tropical Ritz Carlton Sarasota Wedding here in Florida. From the first call I had with the (now) newlyweds, I knew they were my kind of people. They’re incredibly sweet and they’re fellow entrepreneurs – Carly’s a social media manager and Drew’s a web designer. I have so […]

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Oxford Exchange Wedding in Tampa, Florida | Karina & Corey 

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Karina and Corey are now husband and wife! They hosted an intimate and sophisticated Oxford Exchange wedding this year in Tampa, Florida. I loved getting to know these two and capturing their special day with their closest family and friends. They planned the most elegant day, celebrating what mattered most to them. Truly, that’s what […]

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University of Tampa Engagement Portraits | Dimble & Ab

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Engagements

Dimble and Ab are engaged! We celebrated their upcoming wedding with a gorgeous University of Tampa engagement session together. Ab is such a romantic, which is one of the things Dimble loves about him. I loved watching the two of them be together as we explored the university and downtown Tampa for their portraits. Seriously, I […]

How to prepare for and embrace a rainy wedding day in Tampa Florida: tips to discuss plans with your wedding vendors for Plan A, B, and C

What to Do If It Rains on Your Wedding Day in Tampa, Florida 

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For Brides

Most couples dread the idea of rain on their wedding day. But, I’m here to tell you that rainy weather doesn’t have to mean a ruined wedding! In fact, many people believe it’s a sign of a blessing and of good luck. As a Tampa wedding photographer, I’ve experienced plenty of bad weather. Over the […]

engaged couple holds hands walking down pink hallway during the Ringling Museum engagement session

The Ringling Museum Engagement Portraits | Alexandra & Mike

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Engagements

Congratulations to Alexandra and Mike! They’re planning a gorgeous wedding day and to celebrate, we met at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art to capture their engagement session. Alexandra and Mike are super funny and really cool people. I had a wonderful time with them during their Sarasota engagement portraits. Mike works in […]

bride and groom kiss during Lido Key Beach wedding day

Lido Key Beach Destination Elopement | Rachel & Kyle 

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Congratulations to Rachel and Kyle! The newlyweds planned a gorgeous destination elopement in Tampa, FL with their closest friends and family. I’ve known Rachel since 2015 when we met studying abroad in Italy. While we were there, Kyle came to visit her and I met him while we were all there. It was an honor […]

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Downtown Tampa Engagement Session with Chic Dresses

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Engagements

Victoria and Peyton are such a sweet couple (and have the best fashion sense!). Their Downtown Tampa engagement session was chic and stylish. We explored around City Hall and Le Meridien for their portraits and I loved the chance to get to chat with them about wedding planning, their relationship, and so much more!  Their […]

bride and groom stand on steps at Hotel Zamora for portrait with bride's dress draped down steps

Blush Hotel Zamora Wedding in St. Pete Beach, FL

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Weddings

This romantic Hotel Zamora wedding day styled shoot in St. Pete Beach was a dream come true. I had a wonderful time exploring the Hotel Zamora all day to find the perfect hidden nooks for romantic wedding portraits. This mediterranean inspired venue in St. Pete brings romance right to the beach and with the perfect […]

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Mexican Inspired Wedding at The Barn at Lone Oak Acres

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Weddings

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 […]

bride and groom pose outside gate in St. Pete FL

Intimate Red Mesa Cantina Wedding Day in St. Petersburg, Florida

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Weddings

Andrea and Ricky are married!  Honestly, their wedding day felt so warm and like a big celebration of love. Somehow, I feel like I’ve known the bride and groom forever and their wedding day only extended that feeling. They planned a romantic and intimate Red Mesa Cantina wedding day for their closest family and friends […]

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