Saturday, June 20, 2009

Engagement - Safety Harbor, FL: Ashleigh and Adam

We met Ashleigh and Adam out at the beach playing volleyball and since then have become good friends. They're getting married early next year in their hometown over on the east coast of Florida, and we are so excited for them! We had such a great time hanging out with you guys.

Ashleigh is going to make such a gorgeous bride!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Wedding - Clearwater Beach, FL: Corie and Thor

Corie and Thor flew in from Memphis, TN to have their wedding at the Sandpearl Resort on Clearwater Beach. While it was super hot out, we were spared from the rain which was a huge relief to Corie who had been following the weather on her iPhone all week.

It was great spending the day with them again, since the last time we saw them was at their engagment shoot in Ybor City a few weeks ago. Everything went very smoothly throughout the day thanks to a good group of vendors alongside us. Debbie with The Bride's Bouquet did an amazing job as usual with the florals, and Tanya and her team at the Sandpearl were really great to work with.

Here are a few of our favorites. First, the gorgeous Corie.

Bridal photo at the Sandpearl Resort

I have to say that I love the color of the bridesmaid's dresses. You can't go wrong with orange, right Thor?

Photo of Bride and Bridesmaids at the Sandpearl Resort

Picture of the Bride and Bridesmaids at the Sandpearl Resort in the Lobby

Many of these fine gentlemen are from Tennessee, and from what I hear, a few rounds of Rocky Top were sung throughout the day. =)

Groom and Groomsmen Wedding Photo at the Sandpearl Resort

LOVE this shot Chris got!

Super cool Groomsmen Wedding Photo at the Sandpearl Resort

Corie and Thor chose to see each other before the ceremony to give themselves extra time for photos, and it also allowed them time to hang out with their guests during cocktail hour.

You can just feel the pure emotion between these two. =)

Bride and Groom Photo at the Sandpearl Resort

Sometimes when the sun is super bright out, a back alley can provide amazing light. Having gorgeous subjects helps too.

Urban Wedding Photo on Clearwater Beach

Wedding Photo Walking on Clearwater Beach Near the Pier

Corie and Thor both grew up playing soccer and it's something they enjoy together to this day. What a great idea to get some photos in their wedding clothes playing some one-on-one out on the beach?! This is a perfect example of how to add something truly personal to your wedding experience and images.

Bride and Groom Playing Soccer

Since there was such a small group that attended the wedding, the toasts were that much more heartfelt and personal. Corie's bridesmaids took the opportunity to roast her and offer the groom some words of advice.

To end the night, they had their first dance on the beach after the sun had gone down, and the only light came from their 30 guests holding sparklers.

Corie and Thor, it has been great getting to know you guys, and thank you for pushing our creative boundaries. We hope you two have an amazing time on your honeymoon in Greece!

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

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