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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



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



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



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 […]

groom kisses bride's forehead during Vinoy Renaissance engagement session

The Vinoy Renaissance Hotel Engagement Session



There are some love stories that are just meant to be, and Alyssa and Jose have one of those stories. They’ve known each other since they were in high school and while romance didn’t seem to be in the cards at first, they tried again many years later and as Alyssa said, “it’s been a […]

couple kisses during Florida wedding portraits

Elegant Wedding Day at The Regent



When I think of Chris and Kaci’s wedding day, the first word that comes to mind is “elegant”. They planned a gorgeous wedding day at The Regent in Riverview FL that I had the pleasure of photographing! We had the most beautiful gardens for their portraits, and they chose a stunning color scheme for the […]

bride and groom pose on swing at Casa Lantana

Travel Inspired Wedding Day at Casa Lantana in Brandon, FL



Congratulations to Maggie and Faniel! The newlyweds planned a beautiful outdoor travel-inspired wedding day at Casa Lantana. With both an outdoor ceremony and reception, Maggie and Faniel’s day was a dream! We lucked out with a great day in Brandon, FL for their Casa Lantana wedding celebration. One thing I really loved about their celebration […]

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