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

Intimate Philippe Park Wedding | Alyssa & Jose 



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 […]

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The Barn at Lone Oak Acres Wedding | Alana & Scott 



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, […]

groom kisses bride's forehead during FL wedding portraits

Fall Wedding at Events Under the Oaks | Abigail & Jordon 



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



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 […]

newlyweds stand smiling together by staircase in Oxford Exchange

Oxford Exchange Wedding in Tampa, Florida | Karina & Corey 



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 […]

How to prepare for and embrace a rainy wedding day in Tampa Florida: tips to discuss plans with your wedding vendors for Plan A, B, and C

What to Do If It Rains on Your Wedding Day in Tampa, Florida 


For Brides

Most couples dread the idea of rain on their wedding day. But, I’m here to tell you that rainy weather doesn’t have to mean a ruined wedding! In fact, many people believe it’s a sign of a blessing and of good luck. As a Tampa wedding photographer, I’ve experienced plenty of bad weather. Over the […]

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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 […]

bride and groom kiss during Lido Key Beach wedding day

Lido Key Beach Destination Elopement | Rachel & Kyle 



Congratulations to Rachel and Kyle! The newlyweds planned a gorgeous destination elopement in Tampa, FL with their closest friends and family. I’ve known Rachel since 2015 when we met studying abroad in Italy. While we were there, Kyle came to visit her and I met him while we were all there. It was an honor […]

groom kisses bride in aisle during ceremony at Hotel Zamora

Best Hotel Wedding Venues in Tampa, Florida 



Recently engaged and ready to plan your dream Tampa FL wedding day? Choosing the perfect venue for your event is the first step to plan your wedding day. As a Tampa wedding photographer, I want to share some of my favorite Tampa hotel wedding venues! Hotel weddings can be convenient, absolutely beautiful, and an overall […]

bride leans head on groom's shoulder under stone architecture at Bella Collina

Glamorous White, Gold, and Pale Pink Wedding in Italian Inspired Venue, Bella Collina



White, gold, and pale pink are the perfect palette for a spring wedding. Styled Shoots Across America and Heather Benge designed a glamorous wedding celebration at Bella Collina, a venue inspired by the Tuscan countryside. This glamorous editorial was filled with over-the-top floral displays, an intimate dinner reception, and featured the courtyard at Bella Collina, […]

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