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Wedding at The Bibb Mill Event Center | Jessica & Tavaris



Jessica and Tavaris are married! Congratulations to one of my newest couples. Jessica and Tavaris planned an incredibly elegant Italy inspired wedding day at the Bibb Mill Event Center in Georgia this spring. Every detail was so well thought out and inspired by the couple and their adventures together. I loved spending the day with […]

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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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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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Romantic Beach Elopement on the Amalfi Coast in Italy



The Amalfi Coast in Italy is one of the most beautiful and romantic spots in the world. With the incredible cliff sides, teal water, and a town that looks like it’s from a fairy tale, it was the perfect location for a styled elopement! This beautiful featured friends of mine and real life couple, Michelle […]

newlyweds kiss by tree in desert during destination wedding day

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 […]

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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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