Tampa Engagement Shoot | Laura and Michael April | 05 | 2011

Laura, Michael, and I trecked over a few different locations in downtown tampa, including the street where they first met four years ago.  I am really looking forward to their wedding in June at the Vinoy.

Tampa Engagement bayshore blvd.

Tampa Engagement picture downtown

Tampa Engagement picture museum of fine arts

Tampa Engagement picture museum of fine arts

Tampa Engagement couple

Tampa Engagement picture museum of fine arts

Tampa Engagement picture Tampa theater

Vinoy Wedding St. Petersburg FL | Lisa and Calum April | 01 | 2011

Lisa and Calum’s wedding at the Renaissance Vinoy in St. Petersburg would be a dream wedding for any couple. The weather was perfect and friends and family came from as far away as England to attend. Calum wore his kilt as comfortable as Lisa did her mother’s wedding dress with some up to date alterations.  One thing that remains with me about this wedding is how happy and positive everyone was at all times.  Even their dog Thatcher was able to attend and never stopped smiling. The reception was one of the best I can remember. There is not a better band in the area than the Paul Vesco Band.  The musicians, vocalists, song selections, and very long sets were just exceptional. The florals by Botanica international design are always anticipated  to be great but yet they still exceed expectations. I wish the pictures could bring you the fragrance that filled the room. The class and elegance of the décor and fixtures at the Vinoy was also reflected in the staff who coordinated the entire day to perfection. Special thanks to hair and makeup by Josh DeBlock and CJ Brashear from “Wicked Salon” who made everyone look their best including makeovers for some of the brides maids who loved their new look. Below are a few favorites and the slide show covering the story of the day.  All images can be seen here and link from the slide show as well. The password is the Bride’s maiden last name all lowercase.

Bride gettting ready at the Vinoy St. Petersburg

Bride looking out window before wedding at the Vinoy St. Petersburg Penthouse

Bride at the Vinoy St. Petersburg Penthouse

Groom in Kilt at wedding Vinoy hotel

Groom and Best man at Vinoy Hotel Wedding

Groom in Kilt at Wedding

Bride walking down Isle Vinoy Hotel St. Petersburg

Bride and Groom in Kilt Vinoy Wedding

Bride and Groom in Kilt Vinoy Wedding

Dog at Vinoy Wedding

Bride and Groom in Kilt Vinoy Wedding

Dog at wedding Vinoy Hotel

Bride and Groom In front of Vinoy Hotel

Bride and Groom in flare at the Vinoy St. Petersburg

Bride and Groom sunset ballroom Vinoy Hotel

Bride and Groom outside sunset ballroom Vinoy Hotel

Vinoy wedding Sunset Ballroom

Bride and Groom First Dance Vinoy sunset ballroom

Groom watching bride dance at Vinoy wedding

Best man speech at Vinoy Wedding

Bride and Groom hi five at Vinoy Wedding

Vinoy sunset ballroom wedding reception

Bride and Groom cutting cake Vinoy Wedding

Bride smoking cigar Vinoy wedding

Clearwater Beach Hilton Wedding | Susan and Dan March | 27 | 2011

Susan and Dan came to Clearwater from Minnesota for an intimate destination wedding with some close friends and family.  Susan is a talented wedding and portrait photographer and I was honored to be selected to capture the day.  Lucky for me she has eyes like I have never seen on a bride making portraits very easy. Dan was also gifted in the eye department as well, I can hardly wait to see what their kids will look like.   Special thanks to the Seema at the Clearwater Beach Hilton who did an amazing  job and had lots of helpful staff for whatever Susan and Dan needed. Iza’s flowers were perfect and she was extra helpful getting Susan and the guys get ready. Debbie with Hearts Video was also right in there getting all the moments. Below are a few favorites and the slide show with a link to all the images. The password is the brides maiden name all lower case.

Groom getting ready for wedding Clearwater Beach Hilton

Groom fixing hair at wedding Clearwater Beach

Bride getting ready for wedding clearwater Beach

Bride getting flower in her hair Clearwater Beach Hilton

Bride Looking out window Clearwater Beach Hilton

Bride and Groom Clearwater Beach Hilton

Bride and Groom Clearwater Beach Hilton

Bride and Groom with piano player Clearwater Beach Hilton

Bride and father walking down the isle

Bride and Groom married Clearwater Beach Hilton

Bride and Groom in light married Clearwater Beach Hilton

Bride and Groom walking on Clearwater Beach Hilton

Bride and Groom creative sunset wedding picture Clearwater Beach FL