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Lifestyle Anniversary Portraits in St. Pete, FL | Sara & Jordan



I’m so excited to be sharing Sara and Jordan’s gorgeous lifestyle anniversary portraits at their St. Pete FL home with you today! Sara and Jordan reached out to me to capture photos to celebrate their first anniversary and I was absolutely thrilled to hear from them. I photographed their Florence Italy honeymoon portraits a year […]

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University of Tampa Engagement Portraits | Dimble & Ab



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 […]

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The Ringling Museum Engagement Portraits | Alexandra & Mike



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 […]

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Sunflower Farm Engagement Session in Tampa FL | Danica & Matt



Congratulations to Danica and Matt! They celebrated their engagement with a gorgeous (but hot!) sunflower farm engagement session here in Tampa, Florida. I’m so happy they asked me to photograph this special time in their life. Danica and Matt are seriously the sweetest and I had a joy exploring the fields with them both during […]

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Downtown Tampa Engagement Session with Chic Dresses



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 […]

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Romantic Bok Tower Gardens Engagement Session



Unlike the movies, most love stories start out in simple ways that seem almost coincidental. But let me assure you there are no coincidences when it comes to true love, it is all my divine design. And that is exactly the case with Lindsay and Dalton! From their meeting on the ER floor to their […]

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25 Best Engagement Photo Locations in Tampa & Central Florida



Choosing a location for your engagement photos can seem like an overwhelming task. You deserve engagement photos that reflect you and that you love, and a large part of that is the engagement session location. You are in luck because as a Tampa wedding photographer, I have scouted out the best engagement photo locations in […]

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5 Reasons Why You Must Have An Engagement Session



Engagement sessions provide so much to my brides-to-be, without spending a lot of time! During the engagement session you will build a connection with me, learn posing tricks, have enough photos to fill our home, and so much more! But if you need some convincing… Here are my Top 5 Reasons Why you Must-Have an […]

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Davis Island Engagement Photos



Mandy and Diego are such a sweet couple and their engagement sessions were so beautiful. Yes, you read that right, they had a two-part engagement session: a Rollins College Engagement Session and a Davis Island engagement session.  Best Friends Who Fell in Love Mandy and Diego have a beautiful love story. They met at church […]

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What to Wear for your Tampa Engagement Photos


For Brides

You’ve scheduled your tampa engagement photos with your photographer, you chose the perfect location, the perfect time, and everything is set… But you have no idea what to wear! *cue the horror music* Choosing what to wear for your tampa engagement photos can seem like a daunting task. After all, these are the photos that […]

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