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man holds woman's chin in front of pink walls of the Don Cesar Hotel

Engagement Portraits at the Don Cesar Hotel in Tampa, FL | Victoria & Brendan 



As a Tampa wedding photographer, I have to admit that there’s not much I love more than a gorgeous engagement session on one of our beautiful beaches. Victoria and Brendan love the beach and the architecture of the Don Cesar Hotel like I do, so we decided that would be the perfect place to document […]

Ybor City engagement session with man in black suit and no tie leaning against a wall with a hand in his pocket over his fiance as her back is against the wall and she is holding his suit coat, with stunning old glass window behind them

Ybor City Engagement Session | Gabby & Nick



Creating unique personalized engagement portraits is one of the best parts of working with your wedding photographer. Your portraits should showcase what makes you special – and maybe even highlight your love story. Gabby and Nick’s fun Ybor City engagement session is a wonderful chance to see how your engagement session can reflect who you […]

The Mirasol engagement photos in Tampa FLorida with man holding woman and leaning into her next to a water feature and beautiful hallway for arches outside

The Mirasol Tampa Engagement Photos



This stunning couple has such a fun story which led them to their The Mirasol Tampa Engagement Photos. Everything about this session was timeless and elegant. From the location to the attire, Valerie and Ryan had an amazing and luxurious Tampa engagement session! Valerie & Ryan As a Tampa engagement session photographer I love getting […]

bride and groom hug during stylish downtown Tampa rooftop engagement session

Downtown Tampa Rooftop Engagement Session | Madeleine & Paul 



Madeleine and Paul are engaged! This January, the two made things official and I met up with them this spring to capture a gorgeous Downtown Tampa rooftop engagement session. We celebrated them and their love of the city in a beautiful evening together. I’m so happy for Madeleine and Paul. I know they’re going to […]

man in blue suit jacket makes woman in off-the-shoulder white gown laugh during St. Pete Beach engagement session

Romantic St. Pete Beach Engagement Session | Xuan & Anthony 



Xuan and Anthony are getting married! After dating for 2.5 years, Xuan and Anthony are engaged and planning their dream wedding day. We met up to celebrate their gorgeous St. Pete Beach engagement session. St. Pete is one of my favorite places to have engagement sessions because of the sunset on the beach – and […]

couple leans together along ocean during St. Pete engagement session

St. Pete, FL Engagement Session on the Beach



There’s always something romantic about a beach at sunset, especially when you’re planning engagement portraits. But, when your couple was engaged on a Mexican beach, those dramatic sunsets hold even more meaning. Mackenzie and Christian had a beautiful St. Pete FL engagement session outside the Don Cesar Hotel. It was romantic, lots of fun, and […]

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