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5 Questions to Ask Your Tampa Wedding Photographer

5 Questions to Ask your Tampa Wedding Photographer Before Booking Them

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For Brides

Choosing your wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions of your wedding planning. As you begin your search, you’ll find many photographers whose work you like. So, how do you know who to hire? Today, I’m sharing 5 questions to ask your Tampa wedding photographer before booking them. It’s important to find a […]

newlyweds pose on lawn of Higgins Hall in Tampa FL

Higgins Hall Wedding in Tampa FL | Dana & Anthony 

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Dana and Anthony are married! They celebrated their 8th anniversary by becoming husband and wife, and I couldn’t be more honored that I was asked to document their gorgeous destination wedding here in Tampa, FL. Their wedding was a fusion of Filipino and Vietnamese traditions that were a true joy to witness. The entire day […]

bride and groom pose outside Palma Ceia Country Club with Christmas decorations

Christmas Inspired Palma Ceia  Country Club Wedding | Blair & Chris 

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Congratulations, Blair and Chris! The newlyweds hosted a gorgeous Palma Ceia Country Club Christmas inspired wedding. We all felt the magic of the holidays as they tied the knot and celebrated. I love that Blair and Chris chose to celebrate the next chapter of their life with something else that means so much to them […]

newlyweds hug on lawn in front of house at Bella Cosa Lakeside

Bella Cosa Lakeside Wedding | Danica & Matt 

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Congratulations, Danica and Matt! Their Bella Cosa Lakeside wedding day was rainy – but beautiful – and full of sweet personal touches. Everyone was so excited to celebrate with them and I’ll never forget how Danica and Matt made the most of their wedding day. I can’t wait for you to see all of the […]

bride and groom kiss in gardens of Kapok Special Events

Kapok Special Events Wedding | Dimble & Ab

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Dimble and Ab are married!! I’ve been waiting for their beautiful winter Kapok wedding day since our University of Tampa engagement session. Dimble and Ab are such a sweet couple and I knew their wedding day was going to be something truly special. They hosted an elegant romantic wedding in Tampa, FL this December – […]

groom in navy suit leans to kiss bride's forehead at Philippe Park

Intimate Philippe Park Wedding | Alyssa & Jose 

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Congratulations to Alyssa and Jose! These high school sweethearts tied the knot in an intimate Tampa microwedding at Philippe Park. The entire day was so beautiful and emotional as their closest family watched them exchange vows. Alyssa and Jose planned a romantic microwedding day – filled with what meant the most to them. I’m honored […]

The Barn at Lone oak acres wedding Tampa wedding bride and groom walking holding hands and smiling

The Barn at Lone Oak Acres Wedding | Alana & Scott 

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Alana and Scott are married!! They are some of the sweetest people ever. There was an instant connection from the moment we first talked. Honestly, I’m so honored I could be with them on their wedding day. They tied the knot in a gorgeous rustic wedding at The Barn at Lone Oak Acres in Tampa, […]

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Fall Wedding at Events Under the Oaks | Abigail & Jordon 

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Abigail and Jordon are married! They planned a gorgeous fall Events Under the Oaks wedding day in Tampa, FL this year. Their entire celebration leaned into the colors and feelings fall evokes, and it turned out to be a truly splendid day. I loved the chance to watch Abigail and Jordon’s celebration unfold and capture […]

high fashion wedding day at Ritz Carlton Sarasota with bride in custom gown and groom in blue tux

Ritz Carlton Sarasota Wedding | Carly & Drew

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Congratulations, Carly and Drew! They planned a gorgeous tropical Ritz Carlton Sarasota Wedding here in Florida. From the first call I had with the (now) newlyweds, I knew they were my kind of people. They’re incredibly sweet and they’re fellow entrepreneurs – Carly’s a social media manager and Drew’s a web designer. I have so […]

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Oxford Exchange Wedding in Tampa, Florida | Karina & Corey 

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Karina and Corey are now husband and wife! They hosted an intimate and sophisticated Oxford Exchange wedding this year in Tampa, Florida. I loved getting to know these two and capturing their special day with their closest family and friends. They planned the most elegant day, celebrating what mattered most to them. Truly, that’s what […]

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