category: Beach Photos

I had so much fun photographing Chiara and Jason’s engagement session, so I knew the wedding would be even better. Well then the storm came crashing in and moved the ceremony inside the Belleair Community Center. But the storm cleared in time for us to get some wonderful images on the water! The bridal party was enjoying themselves. Some of the girls came from Austrailia, they were childhood friends of Chiara’s. The toasts were very touching and gave a wonderful warm family feeling. Congrats to Chiara and Jason! looking forward to designing your story book.

Crystal and Nantha’s second day was at the beautiful Hyatt Clearwater Beach Resort. Ashley was in charge of keeping everything on schedual and looking good. Grant Hemnond DJ’s were there (Rob). The florist was Rosegarden (Heather). Everything went well and looked beautiful. We managed to sneak out at sunset for a few awesome shots. But one of the highlights was Nantha’s Mom starting the Mother/Son dance traditionally, then had Rob switch everything into high gear for non stop dancing and fun. Didn’t see that one coming.
Congrats Crystal and Nantha! I cant wait to design your 2 story books.
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Leighann and Chris were just married at the Trade Winds Resort. An amazing venue for a wedding. Lots of things for your guests to do. If you have a destination wedding, or are local, your family and friends would love to “get away” for a while. The event planner was Jennifer at the Trade Winds, Barb from Artistry designs group did the decor and flowers. George from JAM entertainment was the DJ. Make up by Karen at Beautiful you make up and hair. Their celebration was wonderful. It was a bit windy at the beach. But that makes for moving beach wedding photos. There was a touching tribute to Leighann’s father, who had passed away. We are sure he would have approved of the beautiful wedding.
Enjoy the photos and congrats to Leighann and Chris!. Who happened to email us “OMG Mitchell, that slide show is amazing. We can’t thank you enough!

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I personally love to photograph engaged couples. They are so excited about the wedding and each other. My job is to make them look good and have a lot of fun in the process. I know most photographers just do a cookie cutter approach, to get it done quickly. But I like to taylor each session to the couple, then add a bit of my own personality and style. Which often includes shooting after the sun goes down.
Some of the favorite places people like to go are Clear water beach or Sand Key Park, Forte DeSoto Park. I also know of a few “secret” beaches. Either downtown St Pete or downtown Tampa offer wonderful backdrops as well. But what is more important than just a backdrop is to have someone capture you as you are. I get that compliment a lot, and nothing makes me feel better as a wedding photographer than to hear their friends say “those photos are so you guys!” Here are just a few recent photos.

And now for something completely different.

I had the opportunity to photograph some beautiful models on the beach w/ several other photographers from TAPPA. They were modeling mermaid costumes designed and made by Eric Ducharme. . His mermaid costumes were used by Lady Gaga in some videos! Quite amazing.

Being in the middle of the fall wedding season and w/ the Holiday portrait time here, it was fun for a little change of pace. We are booked up w/ weddings through 11, but can fit in a few more Holiday sessions. Call or email to schedule your session.

Enjoy the mermaids.

The Sand Pearl Resort is truly a place of luxury for any wedding. Right on Clearwater Beach, it has everything to impress your family and guests. They have one of our award winning (and merrited ) story books on display. Let us know if you would like to see one of our slide shows from this amazing venue.

Ashley and Manny are from Orlando, but they wanted their wedding at Clear water beach. We photograph many destination weddings, both here and all over Florida. Their wedding date happened to be on DeNeal and my anniversary. So after we were finished photographing the beach wedding, we went out for our anniversary dinner. We decided to stay at a hotel on the beach, just to get away for a bit. When I came into the beach house Ashley was getting ready at, I saw Renee Michele. She does a great job w/ make up. She had colored her hair, so I didnt recognise her right away. Sorry :)
Then the reception went to the Star Lite Princess cruise ship in Clear water. If you like being on the water and sharing great food w/ your friends, that is the place to be.
Here’s the slideshow from Ashley and Manny’s wedding.
Congrats you two!

DeNeal and I went to Fort DeSoto park last week to photograph Travis and Sherilyn’s engagement photos. The temp was in the 50′s, but the wind was very strong from the north. It should have been a sign when we pulled into the parking area and no one else was there. Shooting beach photos can be challenging when windy. I couldn’t use a soft box or a reflector. They would blow away. Sherilyn had a coat to wear in between shooting, that helped a lot. They were such troopers to with stand the cold wind. We will be photographing their wedding at the Davis island garden club come march. Here are a few images that I want to share.
Congrats Sherilyn and Travis!

The Hyatt on Clearwater beach just started hosting weddings about a year ago. What a beautiful location! We are honored to be one of their very limited preferred vendors. Wedding photography is very popular up and down the beaches and for a good reason, the sunsets are the best. We are looking forward to photographing there on a regular basis. If you see their terrace area for an outdoor wedding, you will be hooked. Here are just a couple images.

The Sand pearl resort in Clear water beach is a nice venue for any event, but real nice for weddings!
Angel wings photography photographs weddings up and down the west coast of Florida at many of the hotels and resorts.
Just email us your location and we will send you a slide show from that venue. For Christina and Jeff’s wedding there were many special moments.
Here are just a few.