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Best of 2016 | Tampa Wedding Photographer

December 31st, 2016

Best of 2016.  I’m going to preface this with these may not be the couples choices but going back through 2016 weddings, it’s hard to pick one image to represent an entire wedding day.  This year was an amazing year.  My couples were fantastic, fun but most of all they made 2016 one of the […]

 

Best of 2016.  I’m going to preface this with these may not be the couples choices but going back through 2016 weddings, it’s hard to pick one image to represent an entire wedding day.  This year was an amazing year.  My couples were fantastic, fun but most of all they made 2016 one of the best years!

I really can’t wait for 2017 but until then….enjoy some of my favorite moments of the year (in no particular order)!

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Cailyn and Phil’s wedding at St. Andrews Historical Chapel and Beso Del Sol was a blast.  These girls had me cracking up all morning and it didn’t stop when we headed to the ceremony.  Having fun on your wedding day is so important.  Please don’t forget that!

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Not only do the girls get into it, the guys do to.  Matthew’s groomsmen were totally down for it when asked.  These guys had a great sense of humor that didn’t stop just at their formals.

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Oh Emily….this is one wedding from this year that tugged at my heart strings.  Watching her dad look at her before walking down the aisle, Emily taking those deep breaths (probably not to pass out lol), was one of the best feelings for me.

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Then there was Albert.  By far, he was one of my most emotional grooms this year and I loved it!!

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Danny and Meghan….my cousin.  We were very close growing up so watching him marry the girl of his dreams was an amazing feeling for me.  Meghan fits him perfectly and if I had to pick someone for Danny, it would be Megahn.  Plus, how can you resist a woman that shares your love of microbreweries and craft beer?

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And then there’s having my whole family together, in one picture.  Only person missing is my grandma since she couldn’t make the trip but it was great that Meghan and Danny were able to live stream the wedding so she could watch.  I need to Photoshop her into this picture so we’re all together 😉

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Kali and Sasa….I said it in their original blog post and I’ll say it again.  The lead to see his bride walking down the aisle was the best!!

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Janet & Will’s wedding was the most laid back wedding of the year!  They had an amazing brick oven pizzeria from Gainesville come down to cater it, midday wedding but that didn’t stop everyone from having fun….or Will from doing the centipede in the middle of the reception.

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For Jackie & Matt’s wedding it’s a given.  Jackie put together a slide show of pictures of him and his dad as a surprise at the reception.  I knew this was coming, she told me but watching Matt, seeing his dad not only gave me chills but had me crying like a baby.

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At Bri & Andy’s wedding in the BVI, Andy made a comment about mooning the guests.  They were all standing on the balcony behind me and then all of a sudden…..this.  It was hard to take the photo because I was laughing so hard.

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Even though we have beaches all around us here, being in the BVI with stormy clouds on the rocks at Saba Rock…it was an amazing time!  Such an experience with a great couple.

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Arianne & John had an intimate wedding on Ana Maria Island with just them and her parents.  We she opened her gift from him, this is the look I got.  I love, love it!!

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Victoria & Tom had a crap start to planning their wedding.  Their venue abruptly closed, no warning, nothing so they scrambled to find vendors for their wedding day.  As I watched Torie all day, this smile, the one right here, was all over her face all day long!

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I’ve been with Tiffany & Kelly since day one when Tiffany proposed.  We’ve become friends, I know what they like and how they are so I really shouldn’t of been surprised when Tiffany busted out this card that had her vows written on it.  Even in the slightest moment, Tiffany is there to make Kelly laugh!

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Stephanie and Brian just fall into each other.  I remember at their engagement session, she told me that I was really going to have to help them pose.  Come wedding day, that wasn’t needed.  This moment after their first kiss was priceless!

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I love that so many of my brides wanted to have first looks with their dads.  Their little girls are heading into the rest of their lives and this reaction from Anna’s dad when he first saw her, even brought tears to my eyes <3

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Mr. McFerran was having a hard time holding it together during his speech at Jordan & Jarod’s wedding.  He was talking about when Jarod came to him about asking Jordan so seeing the tears well up in his eyes, then watching Jordan look at Jarod was great.

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He also couldn’t hold it together when him and Jordan had their first look.

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Jordan & Jarod | The Barn at Crescent Lakes Wedding

December 23rd, 2016

I’ve known Jordan for a few years now from the kids in high school to her working with my oldest for a few years.  She’s the bubbliest person I know, constantly has a smile on her face and seriously lets nothing phase her. In walks Jarod.  He shares her love of Disney (this seems to be […]

 

I’ve known Jordan for a few years now from the kids in high school to her working with my oldest for a few years.  She’s the bubbliest person I know, constantly has a smile on her face and seriously lets nothing phase her.

In walks Jarod.  He shares her love of Disney (this seems to be a running thing with my couples lol), their dog Cody (who graced us at their engagement session) and not so much her love of running marathons but he sure does cheer her on!

Overlooking the lake at the Barn at Crescent Lakes, Jordan & Jarod laughed and cried as they exchanged vows in front of their closest friends and family.

Huge thank you to all the vendors that made their day perfect!!
Venue | The Barn at Crescent Lakes
Florist | 2 Birds Events
DJ | Adam Gilley
Hair/Makeup | Bella Ti Artistry
Cake | Chantilly Cakes

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Jordan wanted to do a first look with her dad.  Cue the tears.  Jordan has such an awesome relationship with her parents and the look on Greg’s face when she walked in…priceless!

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Jordan gave her dad a frame matted with the words to their first dance.  She said to him, “when we get the pictures back from Lisa, we’ll put a picture of our first dance in there.”
Thanks Jordan…no pressure 😉 lol

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First looks….always my favorite <3

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Once the first look was done, Jordan & Jarod exchanges letters.  Jordan put a photo of Jarod’s grandma in the letter so he could put it in his jacket pocket this way she was there with him, next to his heart.  Cue the tears again!

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Jarod and his love of Dr. Pepper so it was only fitting to do a ring shot with one of his favorite things!

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I love the relationship that Jarod & Greg have.  When Greg gave away Jordan, the traditional hand shake happened, along with a little bit of exploding fist pump action.

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Finny thing about these next two pictures.  Danielle was with the guys while I was with the girls during prep.  She did this shot with them without me knowing.  So after the ceremony when we were shooting the girls, I had them do the same thing.  Danielle and I got a serious laugh about it, the guys said their picture was going to be better and I thought it was funny that we both thought of the same shot when neither one of us knew we were going to do it.

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I love the fact they did a donation jar to the Suncoast Animal League instead of favors

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The love of Dr. Pepper rolled right into Jarod’s grooms cake too.

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Huge thank you to Jordan, Jarod and both families for making me feel so welcome!

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