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After Jake proposed to Kristina at the Ringling Bridge, we knew this would be the perfect location for their engagement session! Add in their precious pup and the session was magical. I LOVE spending an engagement session walking around a location, getting to know my clients and capturing their relationship. I also love seeing a couple just absolutely giddy to be together like these two!

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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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Anjuli & Garrett are getting married next Spring and are planning their wedding from afar, so they decided to schedule an engagement session while they were in town doing wedding planning things. This is ALWAYS so fun for my couples that live out of town because it really breaks the ice and gives us a chance to get to know each other and lets them see how fun it can be to spend time celebrating your relationship! I cannot to capture their wedding day!

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