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!
Category Archives: Engagements
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.
There is nothing more exciting and nerve-wracking than shooting the moment when someone asks their person to say yes to forever! And honestly, is there a more beautiful place to do it than the magical beach at Beer Can Island? This sweet couple was visiting from Pennsylvania & headed to what she thought was a quick stroll on the beach before dinner. Right when she started getting hungry and confused as to why he was taking her down a path of mangroves, he dropped to his knee while I was essentially hiding behind a tree. Then we had so much fun wandering the beach and celebrating together. Congratulations Phil & Chelsea!!
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!