category: Beach Photos

We photograph many Weddings on the Beaches from St Pete beach to Clear Water Beach, Fl. It is a beautiful location for a perfect beach wedding. Tara and Jeremy were married at their church, then had their reception at the Marriott Clear Water Beach/ Sand Key. Right across the street from Sand Key Beach, we were able to dodge the storms as they came close by. It made for a dramatic background, and by adding our lighting, it was quite exciting. People sometimes ask us if our beach wedding photos are made to look like they because of “photo shop”. Nope, when you have lots of experience at the beach, you know how to make the images pop out and look great.
We really enjoyed spending the day with them. I love watching how each wedding day unfolds. Even though many things are the same, each wedding plays out at it’s own pace and has it’s own feel. What an exciting yet relaxed reception at the Marriott Clear Water Beach Resort. I think you will enjoy the images, I know Tara and Jeremy did.
Congrats, and sorry this is so late going up on the blog!

We often get to photograph destination weddings in St Pete and Tampa. It is a fun get away for family and friends, and a very romantic setting. Beach weddings are beautiful, romantic and special. But you do run a risk of uncontrollable weather. This last weeks wedding is a good example. The rain was cleared off and the temps finally began to rise, but that made for very thick sea fog. You have to see it to believe it. Patty and David were having their destination wedding at the Grand Plaza in St Pete Bch. If you would stand at the beach, you couldn’t see the hotel…or anything for that matter. Patty had a great outlook as she said “at least it’s not raining…”. When I set up some photographs from a distance, I could barely see them through the lens! Using a flash off camera helped to make them “pop” a bit, the rest was adding ample amount of contrast in photo shop. When you see the photograph of David’s emotion as he see’s his beautiful bride walk towards him. it looks like the image was over exposed. But really, you can’t see anything else because of the fog! We photograph weddings all up and down the Gulf Coast and are referred by many of the very best venues. Well I have rambled too long, so here are some of the photos.
Congrats Patty and David!

We enjoyed photographing Tracy and Rob’s engagement session on the beach. They will be getting married at the Fl Aquarium in May and it already sounds like it will be a good one! Some photographers have an “agenda” when they start out w/ engagement photos. Our only “agenda” is to make your photos look like…YOU! I spend time talking with our couples to get to know them better. And w/ a few trade secrets, I have them interacting w/ each other in no time. I also help w/ any posing. Then my favorite part is when it gets dark. That’s when I can create some photographs for our couples that very few could do. I had fun w/ Tracy and Rob, setting them up and I was far away w/ a long lens. I could capture them inter acting w/ each other and they didn’t know I was there (sort of). A lot of times the engagement sessions give us more time than the wedding day to get photos. So I want to be sure they are absolutely thrilled. If you ask them, they will tell you they are very happy with their enagement photos on the beach. And engagement sessions are included in our collections. Congrats Tracy and Rob!

One of the most popular venues for a florida destination wedding is the Don Cesar resort in St Pete Beach. But even the “locals” put it high on their list too. A Historic hotel right on the beach, known as the “pink hotel”, it is a beautiful location for your wedding. As Tampa Bay area wedding photographers, we get to photograph weddings at the Don Cesar regularly. We are familiar with all of the best places for photos, even a few uncommon places too. If you are considering the Don Cesar for your wedding, you will want to contact us! We can send you several slideshows from beautiful weddings we were privileged to be a part of.

We will be photographing Corinne and Matt’s wedding at the Ala Carte Pavillion. It’s a great place for a wedding or event. But Corinne wanted to have photos on the beach for their engagement photos. It was very windy, high waves and tide. Several times we all would get hit w/ a rogue wave. But we survived and I was able to get some really nice images for them. They were even game to let me play a bit w/ the lighting. Very excited for their wedding in Nov.

Rachel and Brian met at a restaurant they work at, eventually they became engaged and last week they were married on the Starlite Princess in St Pete. DeNeal and I enjoyed photographing their wedding day. We had fun making great sunset photos, DeNeal was holding the light so we could make the photos more dramatic. Learning a little about Brian when his brother gave the toast. Brian was an early responder fire fighter after 911 in NYC. They loved their wedding slide show! and we were priviledged to be with them.
Congrats rachel and Brian!

I photographed a morning wedding at the Sheraton Sand Key beach. It was right after the tropical storm cleared. Most of the beach was washed away, but we were able to make our way to still get some amazing beach photos. The bride and groom, “Girlie” and Ray had one of the most emotional ceremonies I have been part of in quite a while. It was a very special time, and I made sure I didn’t miss a laugh or tear. I got to work with George from tampa keepsake video again. I always enjoy that. The DJ was DJ Arok Isinit. Who luckily had an umbrella to shade him from the sun. The outdoor reception on the grounds was very beautiful, not too hot if you were in the shade. “Girlie” and Ray had many frineds w/ professional camera gear there. I’m honored that they chose to hire me to capture their day. I get to photograph many weddings on the beach, all over the west coast of Florida. And I love it. Here are a few images from their beach wedding.

We photographed a beautiful St Pete beach wedding at the Sirata resort. Starlett and Andy had waited a long time to get married, so this was a very big wedding. They were both very happy with the photos we took of their wedding day. But they had the Sirata decorated so well, that it made our “job” much easier. A very emotional moment happened when her grandmother came in to see Starlett getting ready. Of course we were ready. The flowers were excellent, by 2birds events. Doug Decker from Grant Hemmond assoc was the DJ. It had been a long time since I worked with him. Make up and hair was by Irina at Elegant wedding hair. At the Sirata, Melanie was the event planner, and for a large event, everything went smoothly. Sometimes moving 250 to 300 people is like herding cats. Here are a few images from their wedding. Congrats Starlett and Andy!

Coleman and Jessica came to St Pete beach for their beach wedding. Then a “trash the dress” shoot right afterwards. Photographing beach weddings is always fun. We work up and down the west coast of Florida shooting weddings on the beach all year long. Which fits us just fine.
Here are a couple of images. Congrats guys!

This is our busy season as wedding photographers. We photograph many beach weddings in St Pete. Including destination weddings on the beach. This is Bettina and David’s wedding. An intimate family wedding, I even stayed for the after wedding BBQ. I was able to work with Nan from Ceremoniesbynan for the first time. She is an awesome Officiant. I also had fun getting to know Bettina’s parents and the rest of the families. Congratulations to Bettina and David.
Now, I travel up north to photograph a couple weddings then back home.