Kylie and EJ’s Tampa engagement session in downtown Tampa really gave me a chance to get to know the both of them a bit more- and I alway love that! The couple lives in Orlando and will be having their November wedding at the Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater Beach. They wanted to bring their fur baby to their engagement session, which always makes it so special. Like many of our couples, they met on Match.com and after they finally met up for that first official date, they knew it was mean tot be. Can’t wait to photograph your upcoming wedding, Kylie and EJ!
In-home newborn photography sessions are such a special way to commemorate the birth of your new baby in a special and meaningful way. I wan invited into baby A’s home to photograph his newborn session and it was simply beautiful. I love capturing the beautiful and simple moments that a family experiences as they become parents for the first (or fifth) time. And I really love creating gorgeous artwork, like the D family’s, to showcase on their wall to celebrate this time in their lives and be able to cherish these moments through art.
What an absolutely perfect day it was in Tampa on Saturday for Caitlyn and Matt’s Armature Works wedding! While I am always honored to photograph a couple’s wedding, this one was particularly special and personal to me. I first met Caitlyn over five years ago when my son started his first day of 1st grade, which was also Caitlyn’s official first day teaching and he was lucky enough to be in her class (and now, my daughter is fortunate enough to have Caitlyn as her teacher). Since then I have gotten to know her and Matt, seen how truly kind and caring they both are, and watch their love story unfold. They first met in college while at the University of Tampa, and even lived on the same floor, and were friends. They did not date until after college and once they began dating, it was evident that this was meant to be. Both the bride ad groom hail from the New England area and had tons of friends and family members who converged upon Tampa Bay to celebrate their nuptials.
Being the planner that Caitlyn is, she made sure to incorporate many special details into their wedding day, including a first look with her dad and of course, with her groom. One unique aspect of this wedding was the fact that the couple had a first look with Caitlyn’s first grade class. Yes, her students came dressed in their Sunday best to see their favorite teacher marry her best friend and it was PRECIOUS! We were lucky enough to capture on of Tampa’s most gorgeous sunsets on the very bridge where Matt proposed, exactly one year ago to the date of their wedding! Matt and Cait are truly two of the sweetest most genuine people you could ever meet. I am so excited to see them start their married life together. After meeting their families, I see where their get it from (thank you all for making us feel so comfortable and welcomed). Congratulations to you both and wishing you all the love and happiness in the world! xox
Pre-register to view Caitlyn and Matt’s wedding gallery when it goes live HERE. (User name is CaitlynMatt and password is 50662GroomsLastName) Please share your love with the newlyweds by leaving a comment below.
Special thank you to Caitlyn and Matt’s talented wedding team: Tampa Wedding Venue: Armature Works; Tampa Wedding Coordinator- Jessie:Breezin Entertainment; Tampa Wedding Caterer: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering; Tampa Wedding Florist: Northside Florist, Inc.; Tampa Wedding Hair and Makeup Artists: SMP Makeup Artistry; Tampa Wedding Videography: VH Productions; Tampa Wedding DJ: DJ Jose with Breezin Entertainment; Tampa Wedding Band: Sunset Strings; Tampa Wedding Gown Boutique: Ivory & Lace by CC’s; Tampa Wedding Tuxedo: Men’s Warehouse; Tampa Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu; Tampa Wedding Invitations: Minted; Tampa Wedding Cake and Sweets: Publix GreenWise; Tampa Wedding Photography: Andi Diamond Photography
Julie and Kevin left chilly Washington, DC to have their St. Petersburg wedding here in sunny F-L-A at Tampa Bay Watch and I know all of their family and friends are so glad they did! The bride and groom grew up in Tampa Bay and actually knew each other in high school; they reconnected after a road trip brought her with some friends to stay at his house in Atlanta, and they later started dating. They knew they wanted a FUN, yummy food-filled, PARTY for their wedding, filled with dancing, laughter, and a few cocktails. Since Kevin and Julie had a First Look, this allowed them plenty of time to join their loved ones for cocktail hour and get their party started. The guys had a great surprise for the guests with their rendition of “My Girl” during the reception, followed by confetti cannons and the most stunning Tampa Bay sunset. Congrats Kevin and Julie, wishing you a lifetime of happiness and joy! xo
Pre-register to view Julie and Kevin’s wedding gallery when it goes live HERE. (User name is JulieKevin and password is 50662GroomsLastName) Please share your love with the newlyweds by leaving a comment below.
Special thank you to Julie and Kevin’s talented wedding team: St Petersburg Wedding Venue: Tamp Bay Watch; St Petersburg Wedding Coordinator: Unique Wedding + Events; St Petersburg Wedding Caterer: Saltblock Catering; St Petersburg Wedding Beverage Service: Spunky Spirits; St Petersburg Wedding Florist: Belle Fleur; St Petersburg Hair & Makeup Artist: Destiny and Light; St Petersburg Wedding Ceremony Guitarist: Joe Braccio; St Petersburg Wedding Officiant: Jim Savage Wedding DJ: Grant Hemond; St Petersburg Wedding Gown Boutique: BHLDN; St Petersburg Wedding Cake and Sweets: Publix; St Petersburg Wedding Photographer: Andi Diamond Photography
Photographing families is one of my favorites things to photograph, especially with the current Florida weather and especially with families like the C family, who are very special friends to me and very talented photographers (Corey Conroy Photography). We talk a lot before a family session about wardrobe, style and the how the family wants to display their artwork from the session. After moving into their new home, this family knew they wanted to display their session with their sweet baby boy in large wall art; which is how most of my clients display their imagery (and my favorite way to appreciate your images on a daily basis). I was so happy to create these images for my friends (and was so happy that Mother Nature decided to participate so well with us that day, especially with that golden backlight!).