Posted on May 1, 2016
Our clients hosted their Florida destination beach wedding on Anna Maria Island at the Sandbar Restaurant. Their spring wedding day was absolutely beautiful with amazing cloud cover and perfect warm (but not hot!) Florida weather. The Bride and her ladies prepped at Sunrise Garden Resort Anna Maria Island and the shaded gardens provided a perfect backdrop for the detail shots and also for the ladies portraits. The Groom and his groomsmen dressed at Palm Tree Villas Anna Maria Island which also offered a nice garden setting for the groom’s details photos and fun portraits of the gentlemen showing off their LOUD socks!
This was my first time photographing a wedding at the Sandbar Restaurant and I was impressed. The beach setting was perfect for this destination wedding, and offered nice water vistas and great food. I will be back to visit the restaurant when I want to eat directly on the gulf (which is becoming a rare restaurant experience with waterfront real estate prices on the rise!)
Bride Getting Ready Accommodations: Sunrise Garden Resort
Groom Getting Ready Accommodations: Palm Tree Villas
Florist: Ms. Scarlett’s Flowers Bradenton
Cake Artist: Thompson’s Cakes Sarasota
Makeup Artist/ Hair : A Victorian Bride Linda Shepard
Bride’s Dress: Demetrios
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Sandbar Restaurant Anna Maria Island
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Posted on March 20, 2016
Don Cesar Hotel Wedding St Pete Beach Florida Kym & Michael. I’m so excited to share this beautiful wedding weekend at the Loews Don Cesar Hotel in St Pete Beach. The bride and groom live in North Florida, so this destination wedding at the Pink Palace became a great weekend celebration with friends and family. I met up with the couple and their family members before the wedding ceremony rehearsal, and the bride surprised the groom with a delicious dessert food truck for everyone to enjoy! I love being able to photograph my couples before their wedding day, especially at the Pink Palace.
Wedding Coordinator: Beth Clark with Cheers Events
Florist: Terry with Carter’s Florist
Cake Artist: The Cake Zone
DJ: Anthony from Grant Hemond
Hair Stylist: Natalia Villafana
Groom’s Tux: Men’s Wearhouse
Stationer: Invitation Galleria
Makeup: Don Cesar Spa
Harpist: Kristen Elizabeth
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Posted on January 22, 2016
Wow! We had a blast photographing this destination wedding at Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites in Treasure Island Florida, even with a few raindrops. Bad weather can help create some amazing photos. When the skies opened up with a rainstorm late in the afternoon for this Florida Beach wedding, the staff at Sunset Vistas quickly relocated this couple’s ceremony location to under cover in the courtyard. When the rain slowed up, we were able to photograph the couple with their guests in the beautiful tropical courtyard at Sunset Vistas. When we were certain the rain and lighting had paused, we raced to the beach at sunset for some dramatic portraits of the happy couple. The rain created some beach puddles, which we used to our advantage in capturing some dramatic beach reflection portraits. At first the cloudy skies photographed as a beautiful intense blue, and about 20 minutes after sunset we were treated to soft pink skies! We have learned time and time again to keep photographing after sunset at the beach, because the skies can develop with gorgeous colors, even on a rainy day!
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Posted on January 8, 2016
After taking a break from blogging our portrait over the holidays, I’m happy to showcase this winter Florida beach portrait session in Treasure Island. We have experienced a mild winter, with Christmas Day and New Years reaching 80 degrees F. For this family portrait session, the skies were a overcast which created a nice minimalist background in shades of grays and blues. Even though Florida is known as the Sunshine State, as a photographer I can appreciate good cloud covered natural light. As the session progressed towards sunset, we added fill light to these portraits from 2 SaberStrips connected to a boom stand with super clamps. I really like when we add a little bit of fill light and keep our ambient bright with not too dramatic of a lighting ratio.
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Posted on December 19, 2015
Scott and I are looking forward to photographing our clients wedding this spring and thoroughly enjoyed capturing their fun couples engagement portrait session in Downtown St Petersburg Florida with the best prop ever; their vintage red tandem bicycle! We took advantage of some beautiful afternoon natural light at Sawgrass Lake Park St Pete with large oak trees where they could easily ride their red bike, energized by their custom boom box! And yes, the whitewalls really made the bike POP in these engagement photos!
Closer to sunset we went to Northshore Park near the Vinoy Hotel St Petersburg for some amazing Soft tampa Bay sunset shots with the bike. We mixed natural light with some strobed portraits to create a great gallery of looks for this fun session. Our clients truly had fun and brought some amazing expressions to these images. We are beyond excited to capture their upcoming spring beach wedding weekend in St Pete Beach, Treasure Island and Madeira Beach.
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Posted on December 13, 2015
My clients vacation twice a year at Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites and hired me to photograph their daughter’s photos for her high school senior portraits. I photographed this senior beach session on a beautiful November evening, with perfect clouds and a little bit of wind to add some drama! The sand at treasure Island beach had formed into ripples, so I took advantage of the effect and shot some early strobist portraits in bright daylight with two Saberstrips. I love mixing natural light portraits with strobist shots at the beach; it truly provides two different looks. As much as I love photographing clients in natural light, some of my favorite images from this session are lit by two flashes inside two SaberStrips horizontal above my client.
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Posted on November 13, 2015
I’m beyond excited to share a preview of this Halloween Day fall colors inspired wedding. My clients selected a daytime wedding for their Halloween wedding and chose the groom’s family’s church, Seminole Heights United Methodist in Tampa Florida for their ceremony. The sanctuary of this church featured gorgeous historic wood details, and an amazing natural light flooded sanctuary with stained glass windows. For their reception, the nearby Higgins Hall on the campus of Saint Lawrence Catholic Church where the bride’s family worship was selected and provided a beautiful outside garden area for some portraits. I’m loving the Fall & Halloween inspired flowers and decor at this Halloween Tampa wedding!
Florist: Barbara Cox 813-294-2867
Cake Artist: Michelle DeMicco of Mikeys Cafe & Bakery Seminole Heights
Bride & Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Mens Wearhouse
Caterer: Sandra Thiebe of Catering by the Family
Hotel: Country Inn & Suites 8109 Benjamin Road Tampa FL
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