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Cha-cha Changes | 2020 Changes to Lisa Otto Photography

November 14th, 2018

I’m hoping that when you read that title, you sang it because I did as I was typing it 🙂 If you aren’t on my personal Facebook page or know me personally, a lot happened in 2018.  They say things happen for a reason and people walk into your life when you’re least expecting it, […]


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I’m hoping that when you read that title, you sang it because I did as I was typing it 🙂

If you aren’t on my personal Facebook page or know me personally, a lot happened in 2018.  They say things happen for a reason and people walk into your life when you’re least expecting it, well that happened to me.  To make a long story short, back in March I met Matt.  He loves dogs and well that’s where it all kicked off for us since we met at the Dog Bar in St. Pete (one of my favorite places) and after a little bit, we became friends.  The weekend that I was in Tennessee shooting Elizabeth & Oliver’s wedding, he text me to see if I was watching the Tampa Bay Lightning game.  I couldn’t stream it so all night he text me updates and let me know what the score was.  The next morning I was sitting at the airport and he text me asking me if I wanted to go to the Tampa Bay Rays game with him that night and I told him sure.  We met at the Dog Bar and never made it to the game.  The rest is sort of history.

When Matt & I first started dating, I knew he was leaving for Korea (he’s in the Air Force).  When we started dating, it was “when I leave for Korea” and then quickly it became “when I get back from Korea” and then in August, we shocked everyone, headed to the clerk of court and got married.  This is something we had talked about so it wasn’t a total shock to all but a shock for some.  The beginning of November, he left for Korea.  He’ll be gone a year and before he left, we found out that after Korea, he won’t be coming back to MacDill.

In December of 2019, we will be headed to Germany!!

Yes, we, as in all 3 of us (me, Matt & Jacob).  Since we found out in August, so many thoughts have run through my head; what will I do, will I close the business, etc.  After talking it over with Matt, it was decided that I will keep the brand open while we are gone (2-3 years).  After talking with Micah, my second shooter, and Brandon (who shot our photos below), it was decided that  they will take over as primary/secondary shooters while I am gone.  This is a HUGE decision for me, even as I type this, my stomach is dropping at the thought.  LOP has been my baby, my name for over 8 years.

While I am gone, I will still be the primary contact throughout the whole process of your wedding day; planning your time line, communication throughout, the editing and afterwards.  The only thing that will change is who will be there on your day.  I trust Micah and Brandon to shoot with me so I know deep down that they will treat my clients with the upmost respect, just as they do when shooting any other time.  If you’d like me to shoot your wedding, there will be an additional charge for the travel home but it’s always an option 🙂

After 2020, I will no longer be taking any portrait clients.  I will refer those out to local photographers who specialize in those areas.  Micah & Brandon will be shooting engagement sessions if you choose a collection that includes that.

I will be back and I’ll be shooting in Germany but I will take some time off to get acclimated to living over there, getting Jacob adjusted to being over there and getting settled in.

To all my clients that have trusted me with the biggest day of your life….THANK YOU!  Without every single one of you, I wouldn’t be where I am today.  This path really wouldn’t of led me to Matt.

This is us <3

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But this really sums us up lol  🙂

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Kasie & Jeremy | Lake Seminole Engagement Session

October 17th, 2018

First off, I love getting referrals so when LaMonte (DJLMo) contacted me and said he was sending over a couple, I was all for it.  We have a special together (photo/DJ) so that is what Kasie & Jeremy wanted and that’s what they got. I knew it would be a fun session simply because they […]

 

First off, I love getting referrals so when LaMonte (DJLMo) contacted me and said he was sending over a couple, I was all for it.  We have a special together (photo/DJ) so that is what Kasie & Jeremy wanted and that’s what they got.

I knew it would be a fun session simply because they are super outgoing, always laughing/joking and having fun.  First date we booked, well Florida weather decided to rain literally just in Seminole (insert eye roll here) so we waited a few weeks and invaded Lake Seminole Park.  The weather was perfect, Florida decided to have fall for just one day and until the jurassic sized mosquitoes came out, everything fell into place.

Can’t wait for their wedding in June at the Crystal Ball Room because I know it’s going to be a blast!

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Lisa Otto Photography - St Pete wedding photographer

Lisa Otto Photography - St Pete wedding photographer

Lisa Otto Photography - St Pete wedding photographer

Lisa Otto Photography - St Pete wedding photographer

Lisa Otto Photography - St Pete wedding photographer Lisa Otto Photography - St Pete wedding photographer Lisa Otto Photography - St Pete wedding photographer

Lisa Otto Photography - St Pete wedding photographer

Lisa Otto Photography - St Pete wedding photographer

Lisa Otto Photography - St Pete wedding photographer

Lisa Otto Photography is a Tampa Wedding  Photographer | Palm Harbor Wedding & Proposal  | St. Petersburg  wedding & proposal  Photographer |

Lisa Otto is an acclaimed Tampa wedding & proposal photographer who loves her dogs, bonfires, travel, and her two sons. Lisa offers creative, fun and  unique wedding photography services to clients in Tampa and Palm Harbor Florida. Lisa’s ideal clients are offbeat and couples of all types. She also offers photography services for LGBT weddings in Tampa and the surrounding areas and loves being able to document everyone’s story.. Lisa’s focus is to capture your wedding in Tampa in a natural and candid way. Lisa has worked as a full-time professional photographer in Tampa and Palm Harbor since 2009. Lisa creates wedding photos, captures your story, and documents your memories throughout Tampa and Palm Harbor as well as working in several destination wedding locations like the Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Cancun and Mexico. Lisa makes wedding photography simple and easy to book  by offering incredibly simple and great pricing. Her clients always have the print release for their photos so they can print and share on their own. Lisa knows how important these things are to couples who are getting married and values them highly. Take a look through Lisa’s wedding galleries and her featured weddings or engagement photos, and you will see why shes one of the most sought after  and highly acclaimed photographers in Florida.