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

After working together for years, then opening their own counseling practice, Ann & Curtis realized they couldn’t live without each other! They celebrated their love with a sweet ceremony in front of a small group of family and friends at two beautiful locations in Sarasota. Their ceremony was at the United Methodist Church inside a beautiful, historic chapel & the reception took place at the Bird Key Yacht Club which has gorgeous views of The Ringling Bridge & downtown Sarasota. Not to mention all the water and sunshine! It was such a pleasure to be part of someone’s love story again, thank you for including me Ann & Curtis!

Ann & Curtis’s Wedding @ First United Methodist Church, & Bird Key Yacht Club, Sarasota, FL​ // Catering & Coordination by Christine @ Bird Key Yacht Club // Bride’s Dress from David’s Bridal // Beauty by Ana Molinari Salon & Spa //  Florals by Sue Ellen’s Floral Boutique // Invitations by Minted // Cake by Cakes by Ron // Music by Craig Singleton Big Band Music // Officiated by Dr. Sam Wright

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Becky & Marc had always planned on a sweet, intimate ceremony at the historic Sarasota courthouse which was perfect since everything around us started to shut down the week of their wedding. The courthouse was still doing ceremonies thankfully, but only outside. No problem since it is SO PRETTY! We then hopped over to the beautiful grounds of The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota for more portraits and a celebratory lunch with family and a few friends. We were all so grateful to be celebrating Becky & Marc and their love, and on the brink of such uncertainty, it was a really good day to be a wedding photographer. So happy for you Becky & Marc!!

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Rachel & Thomas have been visiting Sarasota and Longboat Key for years together so it seemed like the perfect place for Thomas to propose! Then we all celebrated with a beautiful engagement session on the magical beach at Beer Can Island. Side note, can we all officially change the name of this gorgeous location? Maybe Driftwood Island, or Magical Island? Because this place is pure magic, especially in the evenings. I’m so excited for this sweet couple and their future together!

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Honor Your Memories with a Keepsake Album!

Your wedding day was full of incredible moments and personal details that I’m sure you spent hours and hours planning and investing in. Those precious memories truly come to life in a keepsake album designed just for you. Yes, digital images are super convenient but nothing compares to the feeling of seeing your day unfold in the tangible pages of a timeless album you will treasure forever. And you deserve to have that experience, so treat yourself to an album!

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The albums I provide are extremely high-quality. Each custom designed album is printed on archival Kodak Professional Endura premier photographic paper with lay-flat pages finished with a protective coating to give you that lasts-forever kind of experience.

Simple, clean layouts (designed by me!) allow your photos to tell the story of your day. Your keepsake album is hand-crafted at my professional lab and you can choose from beautiful cover options like leather, linen and velvet in a variety of colors. You can also customize your album with your names and date debossed onto the cover.

Keepsake albums are a perfect addition to your wedding photography experience, contact me for more info!

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Ok two things I love about Abi & Bobby, they had their first date at Chipotle (amazing!) and they are related to my amazing couple from last year, Val & Rory (Rory is Abi’s brother and he was their ceremony officiant). So I was extra excited about this wedding because I already loved them plus I would have the chance to work with a planner I’ve loved for so long, Kelly McWilliams (please check out her work, it’s stunning but also follow her on IG, she is hilarious!). As their wedding week arrived the news about COVID-19 was changing by the HOUR, but we were all still holding out hope that plans would stay the same, and Abi & Bobby were determined to say “I Do” no matter what. 36 hours before their wedding day the original plan was out the window, the event was moved to their house & about 100 of their guests wouldn’t be able to attend. But Kelly managed to pull together key vendors to create ACTUAL MAGIC in their backyard (Abi said how happy she was to finally have people over to their house because they hadn’t even had a housewarming party yet!). It was such a special and amazing day and I could not have been more happy to be part of it. P.S. We are planning a gorgeous styled shoot with the whole wedding party in their actual wedding attire soon!

Abi & Bobby’s Wedding @ Private Residence // Planning: Kelly McWilliams // Florals: Floral Symphony // Beauty: Bridesmaids themselves! // Officiant: Rory Mitchell // Cake: Publix and Nothing Bundt Cakes // Videographer: Aloha Filmworks // Music: Jay Rigdon // Furniture Rentals: Trinity Special Event Rentals // Taco Truck: Red Roc Cravings

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