Friday, July 4, 2014

Andrea and Alex: Two Cultures. Two Weddings. One Day.

Andrea and Alex had the most unique wedding day I've ever seen. They didn't just have one wedding; they had two! To celebrate their different heritages, they had two weddings: one Catholic and one hindu. Andrea and her girls got ready at Post Card Inn on St. Pete Beach. Because the Catholic wedding was first, Andrea put on her white dress, and all the girls got henna tattoos on their hands and feet, knowing that the hindu ceremony was coming later.

Because Alex grew up Catholic, their first wedding of the day was at the beautiful St. John Vianney Catholic Church on St. Pete Beach, Florida.

Their second wedding of the day was the hindu wedding to celebrate Andrea's heritage at Tampa Bay Watch in Tierra Verde, Florida. I had never shot a hindu wedding before, and I have to say the colors were dazzling. I loved the vibrancy of everything, especially considering what a contrast it was to the Catholic wedding they had just had. Andrea's ensemble was absolutely amazing in its intricacy and detail, but Alex also had a very cool outfit. I especially loved his shoes with the pointy toes!

Erika's Maternity Photos

Erika and Jonathan are first-time parents, and they were so excited to meet their little man. I took these maternity photos at the beautiful Sunken Gardens in northeast St. Petersburg, Florida. You really can't beat the lush tropical landscaping and gorgeous setting.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Matthew and Laura's Wedding Photos

I had the privilege of taking Matthew and Laura's engagement photos, so I knew that their wedding photos were going to be amazing. They got married at the stunning Sacred Heart Catholic Church in downtown Tampa. This is probably the most beautiful church I have seen in the Tampa Bay area, and of course Matthew and Laura's love made it all the more beautiful.

After the ceremony, they went to one of the most fun locations I have ever seen for their reception: Lowry Park Zoo! I thought their wedding cake was adorable with the little monkeys dressed as a bride and groom. Also, Matthew and Laura and all of their guests were allowed to get up close and personal with a giraffe and actually feed it! How cool is that?


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Aaron's Senior Portraits

Aaron may be a home-schooled kid from Ohio, but he's still one of the most outgoing kids I've ever met. He happened to be in Florida for the holidays, so we took the opportunity of snapping some shots in our nice weather to contrast with the white winters he gets back home. He also has beautiful blue eyes that I loved capturing.