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New Smyrna Beach Wedding at The Grand Ol’ Barn 



Want to know a secret? After years as a photographer in Florida’s wedding industry I have learned the best beaches to be married at. Today I am going to share one of my favorite locations for a Florida beach wedding! One of my favorites is New Smyrna Beach. A gorgeous New Smyrna Beach wedding is the […]

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Trending Tuxedo Styles for the Groom



One of my favorite up and coming trends has to be the emphasis on menswear on the wedding day! Grooms traditionally have worn very simple and dark suits for many years. But, with the fashion industry taking more interest in men’s fashion we are seeing so much variety now for our grooms! Just in the […]

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Vibrant & Heartfelt Indian Wedding in Tampa



One of my favorite things about being a wedding photographer in Tampa, Florida is the diversity we have. I love the cultures that I get to experience through your weddings, and the traditions that I get to learn from. One that I recently got to experience was at Subhadeep and Lauren’s vibrant Tampa Indian wedding. […]

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What is a Micro Wedding? 3 Ways to Know if it’s Right for You



What is a Micro Wedding?  A micro wedding is an intimate wedding ceremony and/or reception with no more than 50 guests, think something between an elopement and a big wedding. Micro weddings have become popular during the Coronavirus pandemic and they’re an alternative if you don’t want to reschedule your wedding.  The main component of […]

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Yacht Starship Tampa Micro Wedding



Finally, the wait was over, Zach would get his first look at his bride in a matter of seconds. Silence took over as he waited by the water for Kaitlyn to make her way up the stairs to him.  I can only imagine the excitement he must have felt as he heard her come up […]

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