category: Engagements

I got to shoot Amy and Patrick’s engagement session a couple of weeks ago when it was really cold. We went downtown and around the new Tampa museum of Art.I enjoy the process of photographing the engagements. It is very much free flowing. I will set up situations and had Amy and Patrick just interact with each other. I tried to keep them moving so they would not get too cold. And since many places are not wanting professional photographers shooting on or by their property I have to keep an eye out. Even though it is legal they like to throw their weight around. They will be getting married at the Tampa Palms country club. So I am looking forward to shooting there again. Here are a few of my favorites.

I shot Stephanie and Marks engagement photos at our studio. Mark has come back from serving over seas and they are now in “planning mode” for their wedding day. I took some images both in the studio and out in our back yard pond. Congrats Stephanie and Mark! I can already tell the wedding will be pretty fun.

Stacy and Ian are getting married on 10/10/10. I am looking forward to it. They will be having the ceremony and reception at the Tampa Marriott Water side. It’s a great place for wedding photography.
DeNeal and I spent time with them in downtown Tampa for the engagement session. We feel quite strongly that an engagement session be a part of the whole experience. So we include it in our packages.
Here are some of the images, we love to shoot at night! The trolly car drivers probably know my name by now.

Congrats Stacy and Ian!

Matthew is from Fl but met Nadine while in school in Ohio. They are getting married here in July. We shot their engagement session in Channel Side area. This time the temps were very nice! DeNeal was with me assisting and helping w/ the lighting (then we go out to eat after ;-) ). It is a destination wedding for Nadine and her family. She always wanted a beach wedding. But I’m sure she would have married Matthew even if he was not from Fl ;-) .
Congrats to you both. Here is the slide show, but check out our Face book page. I put a before and after series. To show how we make our photo visions happen.

Tami and Scott’s wedding is on Easter afternoon so we wanted to take the engagement photos soon. We started at the Vinnoy then went by Bay Walk. The last few sessions have been quite chilly, and I wear a jacket! Tami braved the cold temps and the wind. We made use of the different areas out side of Bay Walk I had my friend Roger manning the video light for romantic lighting. I am going to write a review on our Face book page of the video light I use. They seemed to enjoy themselves, despite the wind chill.

Congrats Tami and Scott, looking forward to your wedding.

Here’s a video from it.

Sarah and Ryan will be married in April at Sacred Heart in Tampa. So I met them in Down town for their engagement photos. The temps were, well, still are cold. As a Tampa wedding photographer you get the bonus of shooting all year long. But some days are not ideal. Sarah was game, as she had to get used to putting her coat on, then taking it off for photos…then putting it back on. I think a couple of times I started to shoot and then realized she still had on a winter jacket. They really like the arts, so we ended up at the Tampa theater for some fun “vintage” evening shots.

Congrats Sarah and Ryan!

Enjoy the slide show, even if they are low res.

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Heather and Chris are getting married in May, they wanted their engagement session to include their dog in Ybor. Now I’m a long time dog lover, but dogs do not like cameras, cats could care less (about anything)but dogs are uneasy with cameras around. He kept one eye on me and the other on them. We got to roam around 8th and 7th Ave and I recruited their friend to hold my light for me when it got dark. I enjoyed spending time with them and they are very happy with our results. Being a wedding photographer in Tampa gives you many options and locations to pick from.

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Congrats Heather and Chris

Misty and Jason were reffered to us by Michelle and Mike (past wedding). We started the engagement session on Bay Shore, then moved downtown, ended up at the new River walk.  We are looking forward to their wedding this May. They have a pretty funny story about how they slowly moved from being friends to becoming engaged. Having your life mate as a friend is a great idea. The session was really fun, we took some nice evening photos that came out pretty well.

Here’s a slide show from the session

Congrats Misty and Jason!

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We met Natalie, along with a friend at a Bridal Show we were part of. She was not engaged at the time and was helping her friend look things over. Her friend , Cassie, signed with us and when Natalie got engaged , she signed with us too. For Natalie and Brian’s engagement session, she wanted to celebrate her Cuban heritage. So we went to Ybor of course.
Brian used to pitch for the San Diego Padres and now has his own company in Tampa. Our session ended up at the Columbia Restaurant. So we had dinner and watched the salsa dancers. We are looking forward to their wedding in February.

Congrats Natalie and Brian!

We are photographing Sherry and Chris’ ceremony in September. They are all ready married, but will have the big celebration next month. I wanted to do a photo session with them in Ybor and set up a slide show on the “engagements” part of the website. My good friend Tony wanted to shoot with me, so we took turns holding the lights, etc. We get together every couple of months at each others weddings, or engagements and model shoots.

Sherry and Chris had a blast and I think the photos came out pretty nice too.

Take a look on the website. Congrats Sherry and Chris!