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Marry Me Tampa Bay | Chat & Chew at The Tampa Club | Tampa Wedding Photographer

September 3rd, 2014

Last week, I had the opportunity to have lunch with some pretty killer Tampa wedding vendors.  Planners, cake artists (because come on, they are artists), florists, and so on, gathered at the newly remodeled Tampa Club in downtown Tampa.  41 floors up with an AMAZING view of Tampa. While the Tampa Club is just that, […]

 

Last week, I had the opportunity to have lunch with some pretty killer Tampa wedding vendors.  Planners, cake artists (because come on, they are artists), florists, and so on, gathered at the newly remodeled Tampa Club in downtown Tampa.  41 floors up with an AMAZING view of Tampa.

While the Tampa Club is just that, a club with memberships, you can still have wedding there.  They have the capability to host up to 125 people for ceremony/reception and the food…oh the food was amazing!  I didn’t become “that” instagramming photographer and take pictures of the food, which I totally should of because it was presented pretty awesome so you’ll just have to take my word on how great it looked.

I didn’t have the opportunity to grab a whole lot of pictures but when we did the tour of the renovations, I was able to grab some along the way.  Be sure to visit all the vendors that were there and like their Facebook pages!  They have some pretty amazing work and I was stoked to be included in the talent that was in that room!

In no particular order (well it’s the order that all their business cards are laying in front of me right now lol)

Hosted/Planned by: Marry Me Tampa Bay –  https://www.facebook.com/marrymetampabay
Cafe Ala Carte (she also does The Gelato Cart) – https://www.facebook.com/CafeAlaCarteTampaBay 
Invitation Galleria – https://www.facebook.com/InvitationGalleria
Grant Hemond & Associates (DJs but Jason Tally was there repping them!) – https://www.facebook.com/GHAMobileDJs
Exquisite Events – https://www.facebook.com/ExquisiteEventsFlorida
Andrea Layne Floral Design – https://www.facebook.com/AndreaLayneFloralDesign
Lulu’s Bridal & Fashionique (the have David Tutera dresses!!!) – https://www.facebook.com/lulusbridalandfashionique
Trudy Melissa Cakes – https://www.facebook.com/trudymelissacakes
Then obviously The Tampa Club – https://www.facebook.com/TheTampaClub
Michele Rene the Studio (hair & make up) – https://www.facebook.com/MicheleReneeTheStudio

 

Lisa Otto Photography - Tampa wedding photographer

Lisa Otto Photography - Tampa wedding photographer

Lisa Otto Photography - Tampa wedding photographer

Lisa Otto Photography - Tampa wedding photographer

Lisa Otto Photography - Tampa wedding photographer

Lisa Otto Photography - Tampa wedding photographer

Lisa Otto Photography - Tampa wedding photographer

Lisa Otto Photography - Tampa wedding photographer

Lisa Otto Photography - Tampa wedding photographer

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When should I hire my wedding photographer | Palm Harbor & Tampa Wedding Photographer

August 22nd, 2014

One of the hardest things I have to tell someone that inquires about me shooting their wedding is….sorry, I’m already booked.  Seriously, that breaks my heart, especially when they tell me how much they want me to shoot their wedding. Most photographers will agree with me when I say we book anywhere between 6-12 months […]

 

One of the hardest things I have to tell someone that inquires about me shooting their wedding is….sorry, I’m already booked.  Seriously, that breaks my heart, especially when they tell me how much they want me to shoot their wedding.

Most photographers will agree with me when I say we book anywhere between 6-12 months out.  In some cases, I’ve had clients book over a year out.  On a side note, when people inquire telling me that they aren’t getting married until spring 2015 and they have plenty of time?  Ummm spring of 2015 is really only 9 months away!  Can you believe it!!

Anyways…moving on.  So when should you hire your wedding photographer?  Unwritten rule of thumb, it should be the next vendor you hire once your venue is booked.  Most (and not all) photographers won’t book a client until their venue is booked.  Why you ask?  Let’s say you want to get married on May 24, 2015 and you book your amazing Tampa wedding photographer (that would be me lol).  Deposit is paid and the date is locked in with your photographer.  You find the most amazing venue that is a have to have and they are booked.  Now what because you’re amazing wedding photographer isn’t available on a day that the venue has available.

See how this is all going full circle?  1.  Venue  2. Photographer

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that you have to do it this way but if you want to make sure that you get the photographer you want, then you want to make sure to book them right away.  Here’s a great checklist on Real Simple on wedding planning time lines.  Notice how the photograpehr is right up there with the venue?

So with that all said and not really sure if I ever came to my point so my point is, don’t wait!!  It’s your wedding day.  You want everything to be perfect!

 

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And now a little flashback to this gorgeous Boca Grande wedding!  I really need to get back down there for another wedding *hint*hint*

Lisa Otto Photography | Tampa & Boca Grande wedding photographer