Monday, June 1, 2009

Wedding - Tampa, FL: Jessica and Jeff

From the moment I met Jessica, we just clicked. Her bubbly sense of humor, her love of organization, and it turns out that we played volleyball against each other in college and never knew it! Then she told me that photography was the most important part of her wedding day (other than marrying the man of her dreams of course) and we were a match made in heaven. =)

Ok well enough about Jessica and me... onto the wedding day. As many of you know, there had been a crazy drout in the Tampa Bay area until a couple weeks ago. Then the rains came... every day... sometimes all day, sometimes with a super loud thunderstorm. When rain threatened to move the ceremony indoors, Jessica made every request possible to keep it outside. Somehow the weather cooperated and the clouds circled around the outdoor ceremony location at the Tampa Marriott Waterside and we only had a small sprinkle of rain an hour or so before the wedding. This was the first scheduled outdoor ceremony at the Marriott Waterside, so we were so excited that it worked out!

Jessica and Jeff were such naturals in front of the camera, which made it so much fun to capture them and their happiness together.

bride getting makeup on at the tampa marriott waterside

bride getting ready for her wedding at the tampa marriott waterside

When we were outside taking some bridal portraits Jessica totally went over to the trolley and sweet talked the driver into letting us take some pics in the doorway, and he even let her borrow his hat!

fun bridal shot on a trolley

Jessica and Jeff opted to see each other before the ceremony, so we had much more time to take pictures of the two of them. Right before Jessica saw Jeff for the first time, she told me she had no idea how nervous she would be and she ended up being really glad they got some time to themselves before the ceremony started. =)

groom spinning bride on the tampa riverwalk

bride and groom walking along the tampa riverwalk

bride and groom kissing under a bridge on the tampa riverwalk

bride and groom wedding picture at the tampa marriott waterside

As the last of three sisters to be married, Jessica shared some emotional moments with her father throughout the day.

father walking his daughter down the aisle

father giving his daughter away to get married at the tampa marriott waterside

These two were all smiles during their first dance, along with singing to each other. How sweet!

bride and groom first dance at tampa marriott

Then the party turned crazy when the dancing turned into a Carnival. Jessica's family is from Brazil and they wanted to incorporate some of their heritage into the wedding day.

I just had to get in on the fun... silly glasses, boa, and all. =)

Jessica and Jeff, you guys were so much fun. Thank you for letting us take part in your wedding day.

bride and groom shot at the tampa marriott


Maggie said...

AWESOME pictures! I absolutely love the one with you in the glasses and boa hehe amazing :)

robin cornett said...

What a gorgeous couple. (And really, what trolley driver could say no to such a beautiful bride???) I love the picture of him hugging her where she kicked up her feet--awesome swirl on the dress. And that last shot is wonderful, too!

Kara said...

Great pics...once again!!! Everything looks amazing!!! I love how you guys truly capture the love between the bride and groom.

ARMIN said...

Looked like a fun wedding, I like the Ybor City trolley/train shots.

SceneOne Photography said...

These are stunning...amazing...there aren't enough words...

Shawna said...

Your pictures are really beautiful! I love the trolley ones and that last one of the couple, too. You do great work!

Lucia said...

Looks like such a fun wedding! I love the one where he's lifting her and the dress swirls too!! Great pictures!

Noah Hayes said...

I LOVE that shot in the mirror! Looks like a incredibly fun wedding!

ohana photographers said...

hangin off the trolley = perfection!!

Zekeshem said...

Gorgeous!! You guys rock, what fun pictures! :)

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