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Kelly & Tiffany | St Pete Hollander Engagement Session

October 3rd, 2016

Back in April, I shot Kelly & Tiffany’s proposal at the Tampa Museum of Art’s Pride & Passion Party.  Fast forward to about 2 months ago and they started choosing dates for their wedding.  Kelly would email me with a date, I’d be booked.  She’d email me again with a date, I’d be booked.  So […]

 

Back in April, I shot Kelly & Tiffany’s proposal at the Tampa Museum of Art’s Pride & Passion Party.  Fast forward to about 2 months ago and they started choosing dates for their wedding.  Kelly would email me with a date, I’d be booked.  She’d email me again with a date, I’d be booked.  So finally I just sent her my calendar and told her to let me know when to show up.  Finally a date was picked and we were off to schedule their engagement session.  Thank heavens that was a little easier then choosing a wedding date!

I knew that they would totally think outside the box for their session which made me extremely happy!  They wanted downtown St. Pete since they spend a ton of time down there and the Hollander is one of their favorite spots.  We wandered all over downtown St Pete, hitting up all their favorite murals from the SHINE St. Pete Mural Festival and then finished up at the Hollander.

Shooting with them is always a blast, I hardly have to pose them because they seriously fall into each other and I know the wedding will be a blast!

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Driving down to St Pete, the rain was awful on 19 through Clearwater.  I text Kelly asking her how the weather was since they were about 10 minutes ahead of me and she told me it was fine heading into St Pete.  Awesome!  Then she told me there was a rainbow!  This is how the conversation proceeded to go:
Kelly:  Rainbow alert, 30th Ave on the left
Me (as I’m still coming down 19):  That doesn’t help us now!!
Kelly:  We’re gay enough for the whole sky
Me:  This is why I love you two!

We got the rainbow along with a whole bunch of rain clouds still.

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Before I die…

We want to live a life full of love, adventure, laughter, french fries & Vodka
#priorities 😉

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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

The octopus wall was absolutely perfect since Kelly & Tiffany have matching octopus tattoos

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Lisa Otto Photography - St Pete Wedding Photographer

Lisa Otto Photography - St Pete Wedding Photographer

And then my heart exploded when this happened!

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One request was to reenact their cake topper.  #nailedit

Lisa Otto Photography - St Pete Wedding Photographer

Lisa Otto Photography - St Pete Wedding Photographer

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Jenn & Lindsay | St. Petersburg Couples Session

July 6th, 2015

About two weeks ago, I got contacted by Margey, the editor for the Tampa Bay Business Journal on how being an LGBT friendly business in Tampa has effected me.  During our emails back and forth, Margey asked me if I had a couple coming up so that they could get some behind the scenes of […]

 

About two weeks ago, I got contacted by Margey, the editor for the Tampa Bay Business Journal on how being an LGBT friendly business in Tampa has effected me.  During our emails back and forth, Margey asked me if I had a couple coming up so that they could get some behind the scenes of me working with an LGBT couple.  When I say coming up, I mean like within the next couple of days.  Most of my couples aren’t having their engagement sessions until closer to the fall so I called upon Jenn & Lindsay to see if they would be my models for the article.  I’ve known Jenn & Lindsay for a while so I was hoping the would say yes lol  We headed down to St. Pete for a quick session and met Margey and the TBBJ photographer.  It was weird for me to be the one in front of the camera.

 

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For me, being an LGBT friendly business was a no brainer.  It didn’t have anything to do with “cashing in” on the gay wedding industry and more with the fact that everyone deserves to have amazing wedding photos without judgement or working with someone who may not “agree” with their lifestyle.  Pssh…

Margey made me do a “One Minute with Lisa Otto” video on why I agree with same sex marriage and “why not” didn’t really fill in the whole minute but if you want to hear what I had to say, you can watch it here

Over the last 6-7 months, I’ve been interviewed by BayNews9 on Jan. 5th, the eve of same sex marriage being legal in Florida, by Freedom to Marry on being a straight ally for the LGBT community and now the article with Tampa Bay Business Journal.  I also advertise on numerous LGBT wedding blogs so this wasn’t something that was new to me, it’s something that I’ve always believed in.  But really, enough about me and all that schmooze, let’s see some pictures!

Thanks to the Green Bench Brewing Co. for letting us sneak in the back for some brewery photos.  That was pretty kick ass!  If you like craft beer, be sure to head down there.  Pretty amazing place.

 

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Lisa Otto Photography - St Pete LGBT Photographer

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This place!  If I had the money and could figure out how to turn a former bar into a studio?  I’d be on it in a heart beat!  Ohhh the ideas that ran through my head.

Lisa Otto Photography - St Pete LGBT Photographer

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