There are so many reasons why I recommend including an engagement session in your wedding packages. It’s a chance to get comfortable in front of the camera, have time to shoot at different locations than your wedding venue, get to know me and how much fun I am (yes!!) and probably most important, it’s time to just relax and get excited with your future partner!! A lot of my clients hire me from out of state so they don’t think an engagement session is necessary or possible, but if you’re coming to town to do a menu tasting, venue walk-thru or to start working on that wedding day glow then let’s go do some engagement photos! That’s exactly how New Yorkers Kelley & Marcel squeezed this session in and we are all so happy they did.
High School loves who reconnected after college, Jessica & Jeff traveled from Chicago to say “I Do” at the gorgeous Powel Crosley Mansion. Even though there had been an 80% chance of rain for their day, not a drop fell the whole time! And while it was ridiculously hot, this Chicago crew was not complaining since it had just snowed in their hometown the week before! This day was full of amazing details and incredible joy, such an honor to be part of!
Jessica & Jeff’s Wedding @ Powel Crosley Estate, Sarasota, FL // Planning by Laura Snow @ Sarasota Wedding Gallery // Bride’s Dress by Madison James, from Bri’Zan Couture // Bridal Party Dresses by Lulus, Groom’s Tux from Men’s Wearhouse // Beauty by Tammy Gamso @ Fresh Salon // Florals by Sarasota Wedding Gallery // Catering & Cake by Milan Catering // Ceremony Music by Strings Attached // Reception Music & Photo booth by Jam All Day Entertainment // Officiated by Charles Porcelli // Rentals by So Staged // Photography by Cat Pennenga Photography
Ask anyone who knows me they know I LOVE a good hotel and I was super excited to check out one of Sarasota’s newest (and possibly the coolest) hotels, the Sarasota Modern. It’s already become me & my hubby’s favorite hangout spot so I had a blast collaborating with NK Productions on a styled wedding shoot there. We had an amazing team of vendors who totally understood the vibe of the space and gorgeous models (a real couple!) to pull it all together.
Styled Shoot @ Sarasota Modern, Sarasota, FL // Planning by NK Productions // Bride’s Dress from Something Blue Bridal Boutique // Beauty by Tammy Gamso @ Fresh Salon // Florals by So Staged Stems // Cake by Cakes by Ron // Officiated by A Wedding With Grace // Rentals by So Staged // Linens by BBJ Linen // Videography by Vibe Chaos Productions // Photography by Cat Pennenga
Carol & Alex decided to have a private courthouse ceremony and contacted me to take some portraits after! So in their wedding outfits, we explored Emerson Point Preserve together, which is always so magical. Fun fact, Carol is an incredibly talented massage therapist and used to work on me! So happy for these two!
Valeria & Rory’s Wedding @ Powel Crosley Estate, Sarasota, FL // Planning by Laura Snow @ Sarasota Wedding Gallery // Bride’s Dress by Maggie Sottero, from Coral Gables Bridal // Bridal Party Dresses by Azazie, Groom’s Tux by Tommy Hilfiger // Beauty by Tammy Gamso at Fresh Salon // Florals by Flowers by Fudgie // Catering by Milan Catering // Cake by Wonder Cake Creations // Music by Grant Hemond // Officiated by Ariel Chavez // Vintage Car Rental by Revvies Classic // Lighting by Affairs in the Air // Photo Booth by The Fancy Booth