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The temperatures are FINALLY dropping and the pumpkin spice lattes are flowing. That means it’s time for your fall mini session! Capture timeless photos with your loved ones and update those holiday cards. We need smiling faces hanging on our wall more than ever this year, right?

Check out some of my favorite sessions from last year’s round of Holiday minis here:

Fall mini sessions will happen on three dates @ two locations (The Nokomis Beach path & Phillippi Estate Park. See photos from those locations below.) The 15-minute session is $250 and includes 10 hi-res files & an online proofing gallery. You can upgrade to your own date and location for $50! LIMITED TIMES AVAILABLE.


Nokomis Beach Path

Phillippi Estate Park

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Hannah & Cody chose to express their shared passion for travel and adventure in the decor of their beautiful wedding at The Powel Crosley Estate. Their details included custom luggage tag placecards, post card table “numbers”, a hot air balloon frame for heart-shaped notes from guests and a cake that looked like a pile of vintage suitcases! However, I think their ability to embrace adventure could not be more evident in how they handled the changes they had to make to their wedding because of COVID19. Cutting their guest count from over 200 to 30 close friends and family members might have been a dealbreaker for some, but Cody & Hannah rolled with it and had incredible attitudes for an incredible day! Congrats to these two sweethearts, I was so happy to be part of it.

Hannah & Cody’s Wedding @ Powel Crosley Estate // Planning: Kimberly Ann Events // Florals: Sue Ellens Floral // Beauty: Style by Cory and Makeup by Pink LLC // Bride’s Dress: Rebecca Ingram for Maggie Sottero Designs // Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Sorella Vita from Brideside // Groom’s Fashion: Custom Joseph Abboud // Officiant: Father Fausto // Catering: Puff N’ Stuff Catering // Cake: Cakes by Ron // Stationary: Etsy // Videographer: The Wedding Video Group // Music: Jonathan Cortez Entertainment

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After learning that Valdi proposed to Rachel in Croatia, it feels like these two are destined to always create memorable moments! Their wedding was no exception with a typically unpredictable Florida day of thunderstorms threatening to ruin their dream beach wedding. After the vendor team, led by Christina at Swanky Soiree, hustled to start 45 minutes early, the rain stopped & the sun came out! For about half of their ceremony 🙂 A little drizzle soon turned into actual rain, but there was no stopping this day! The groom’s brother in law grabbed a clear umbrella and protected Rachel and the cheering was so heartfelt when they shared their first kiss (in the now pouring rain!). So grateful for these two in sharing their day with me and for our amazing vendor team who made it happen. 

Rachel & Valdi’s Wedding at The Resort at Longboat Key Club // Planning by Swanky Soiree Events // Florals by Flowers By Fudgie // Beauty by Brides by Kelly Anne // Bride’s Dress: Tara Keely from The Perfect Dress // Officiated by Pastor Heath Weddings // Catering by The Resort at Longboat Key Club // Cake by Cakes By Ron // Music by Mello Vibes Entertainment // Lighting by Swanky Soiree Events // Arch by All Event Rental

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Last week I got to collaborate with some of my favorite local wedding vendors on a styled shoot centered around a beautiful botanical bar. The bar is the latest offering by The Wandering Whale, a mobile bar service in Sarasota. In planning the shoot with NK Productions, we wanted to show that even a tiny reception (which is all most people are allowed to have right now) can be elegant, unique and completely custom to your decor. Showcasing a pastel palette with vibrant pops of color, the florals by Victoria Blooms paired perfectly with The Wandering Whale’s botanical rosé and Florida Furniture Rental’s modern lounge furniture. Set under the magical banyan trees at Selby Gardens, our adorable couple danced under a cluster of chandeliers from Affairs in the Air. Cheers to more beautiful evenings like this!

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After having to cancel their Asheville wedding and quarantining in Anna Maria, Angie & Karl decided to elope with just their kids at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota. Their morning ceremony on a beautiful balcony reminded me how special love and marriage and family is, especially this year! I am always so grateful to capture and celebrate with my couples, but these tiny sweet celebrations are really lifting my heart & giving me hope right now.

Angie & Karl’s Wedding @ The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota // Florals: Flowers by Fudgie // Beauty: The Ritz-Carlton Spa // Officiant: A Wedding with Grace

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