Cat Pennenga Photography » Modern & authentic photography inspired by love!

Hallie & Seth’s story is almost too adorable to believe. After being set up by Hallie’s best friend (who is engaged to his brother), the two started to discover that their families had known each other years and years ago and they have photos to prove it 🙂 After enduring a terrifying tornado and Covid together in Nashville, celebrating their love together with their very close families here in Siesta Key was the perfect start to the rest of their story! Also we need to talk about how they were able to include their perfect cat Lou into the wedding day (peep those cookies) and their wedding portraits! So obsessed with these two!

Venue: Sunset Beach Resort // Planning: BB Weddings & Events // Florals: Oneco Florist // Beauty: Amy Shaw Makeup Artist // Bride’s Dress: Vow’d Weddings // Groom’s Fashion: Jos. A. Bank // Officiant: Family Friend // Catering: Sarasota Catering Company // Cake: Publix // Videographer: Torres Tribe Films // Music: Grant Hemond & Associates // Stationary: Minted & The Knot // Rentals: Us Tent Rental & A’s Event Rental

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Boca Grande holds a special place for many of us locals but especially for Marisa & Clay! After spending years vacationing there together it was on the beach in Boca Grande where Clay asked Marisa to marry her. So it was an obvious place for them to celebrate their wedding! They embraced all the tropical vibes of The Gasparilla Inn into their wedding details and we took advantage of all the gorgeous spots for photos. I always love shooting in Boca Grande and this day was no exception!

Venue: The Gasparilla Inn // Planning: Confetti Events // Florals: Beneva Flowers // Beauty: Lasting Luxe // Bride’s Dress: Anne Barge from Malindy Elene Bridal // Officiant: Bride’s Brother // Bridesmaids: Smith and Quinn // Catering & Cake: The Gasparilla Inn // Videographer: Voila Cinematic // Music: Matt Winter Band // Stationary: A&P Design Co // Linens: BBJ Linen // Furniture Rentals: Southern Chairs // Photobooth: The Fancy Booth // Live Painting: Event Painting by Jamie // Ice Pops: The Hyppo

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Kara & Patrick are getting married next year at the Resort at Longboat Key Club so we decided to capture their engagement photos nearby at Beer Can Island (aka the north end of Longboat). The whole drive there I was following this giant rainbow (and praying the rain would stay away long enough for their session). That rainbow stayed out the whole time we were shooting and I got to capture Kara & Patrick underneath it! It was so magical we couldn’t believe it. So excited for their wedding next year, maybe the rainbow will make an appearance?

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There is nothing more special for me than being able to witness and capture one of my couples grow their family together! I first met Deanna & Joel (and their sweet pup!) when they were married at the Gasparilla Inn in Boca Grande and since then I’ve been able to capture two maternity sessions and one family session, always with the pups included. Love these two so much and I loved capturing these photos!

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After seven years of being together Gerrianne & Taylor made it officially official with a STUNNING wedding ceremony at Bay Preserve. In front of friends and family they exchanged vows that made all of us cry, even the seasoned wedding professionals like myself and the officiant 🙂 These two are so clearly made for each other, it was evident in every moment of the day.

Venue: Bay Preserve at Osprey // Planning: Be Wed // Florals: Be Wed Blooms // Hair: Ana Molinari Salon // Makeup: Makeup by Simone Smith // Bride’s Dress: Essense of Australia from The Perfect Dress Sarasota // Groom’s Fashion: Calvin Klein from Men’s Wearhouse // Officiant: A Wedding with Grace // Catering: Laurel Oak Country Club // Cake: Sweets Bakehouse // Music: My DJ Entertainment // Stationary: Zazzle // Furniture Rentals: So Staged // Transportation: Siesta Trolley // Lighting: WeberSCENIC Productions // Custom signs: Stone + Co. Designs & Good Vibes Metal

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