spanish boho wedding inspiration vendor thank you!

I wanted to take a minute to thank the vendors that worked so hard on our Spanish boho inspiration shoot so i’m highlighting some of the behind-the-scenes today!

THANK YOU to the talented wedding vendors for sharing your talent and gifts to make this happen!

styling / stationary: the messy painter

your vision and design made this whole thing happen!!

model: heather barkis

a stunning mama of 4, talented photographer and bridal dress shop owner… I don’t know how you do it all! you’re beautiful inside and out!

furniture rentals: the reserve vintage rentals

thank you thank you thank you! your furniture really brought it together!

florals: posies flower truck

Stephanie provided the most beautiful blooms!!

cake: wandering whisk bakeshop

you might not have had a voice on this day from laryngitis but that colorful cake spoke enough!!!

hair and makeup: Bella ti artistry

Alex, you not only are insanely talented at hair and makeup but you also were so helpful setting up and helping us shade the perfect shot!!

dress: made with love from pure bridal

this. Dress. is. everything. thank you!

venue: granada terrace park, St. Petersburg, florida

this group is a busy, talented bunch of bad-ass business women and creatives and moms. I brought along Schyler to babysit Ryan, we set up the pack n’ play for heather’s baby girl, Kyle. Jen came without a voice. we just all figured out a way to make-it-work. and i’m so grateful to be amongst such a group of inspiring people. it’s chaos but the most beautiful kind!

a dreamy colorful Spanish boho wedding inspiration in st. Petersburg, Florida \ wedding photography

thisssss shoot! it still makes my heart race with inspiration. it had been on my goals a long time to set up a styled shoot but I was also running a million miles an hour and so sitting down to officially make it happen was a real challenge. so when my friend, Crystina of the messy painter, reached out about her idea I was ecstatic. Crystina is a chronic over-doer like me and I knew with both of our energies towards this goal it would not only happen, it would be amazing. and I was right!!

Crystina was inspired and set the tone for our shoot with her unbelievable stationary!! because her vision was so strong the rest fell into place fairly easily and the most amazing vendors joined in. I hope you enjoy this inspiration as much as I do.

color color color! drip your wedding with color! i’m guilty of staying neutral and safe for my own wedding because at the time I felt my venue was too traditional to break-out but look at all this coloorrrrrrr and how you don’t have to stay safe to look elegant and pulled together!

a HUGE thank you to the talented vendors who came together to pull this off!

styling / stationary: the messy painter

model: heather barkis

furniture rentals: the reserve vintage rentals

florals: posies flower truck

cake: wandering whisk bakeshop

hair and makeup: Bella ti artistry

dress: made with love from pure bridal

venue: granada terrace park, St. Petersburg, florida

surprise proposal in Huntington Beach, California \ engaged!

this post is hard to write for two reasons. one, that’s my very best friend in the entire world and being apart of her proposal makes me all weepy and the second reason being that most of my really good things to say I should save incase I need them for a speech! so instead i’ll tell the story of their proposal from my point-of-view.

when steve reached out to me that he was planning to propose to Christine, I was beside myself!!! I felt as excited as if I was the one getting engaged. he makes Christine so happy and I knew before I even met him that he was the one. I could tell just from the way she talked about him! so I loved getting to see the ring he designed in progress and then he invited me to come take photos of the event!! eek! (did I invite myself? we’ll never know…). it was such an honor to be apart of his planning and I really enjoyed being in cahoots with Steve… of course, Christine was increasingly suspicious so I did my best to help throw her off when I could and that was also really fun.

when the date arrived and my husband had to travel for work it meant that Ryan, then 3.5 months old, and I were getting on a plane by ourselves to make this happen. I never questioned that we would make it work, just how! I wasn’t sure how he would handle the fast trip with lot’s to do and the 3 hour time zone but thankfully he did pretty well overall!

except for…

we met Steve and his sister at the proposal set-up location. Steve will tell you I got out of the car all business. I strapped the baby into the front pack, saddled up my camera harness and I was ready. I put all of my excitement and nerves into staying focused on the main event.

then Steve left to go pick up Christine and it was really game time! as we were waiting, Steve’s sister and I decided that I might have a better vantage point from a different location that we had planned on. so at the last minute, Ryan and I separated from her. this was when Ryan started to fuss a bit. I was anxiously bouncing him and we were getting hot as Christine and Steve started walking towards us… and Ryan started to really lose it. colleen was too far away to hand him off so I was snapping and bouncing away when a group of strangers walking by asked if I needed help. Steve didn’t waste anytime popping down on his knee so there wasn’t time to accept their help but I did ask if they could pretend they were with me so that I looked less insane with a screaming baby and a giant camera.

after a few moments and she said yes I moved in closer. and she finally recognized me and that made it all worth it!!

once we got Ryan out of the carrier and cooled down, he was his normal smiley self. he definitely made for an exciting part of the story.

I love you Christine and I also love you Steve because you love Christine so well. thank you thank you thank you for the honor of capturing these special moments!

Lucielle + Charlie engaged / downtown St. Petersburg engagement session

Lucielle and Charlies engagement session is filled with ALL the St. Pete fun! We started at Intermezzo for a cocktail and some snuggly fun on their couch, grabbed beers at Green Bench and snagged some killer light and ended in my favorite part of town at North Shore park! These two are so cute and silly and I cannot wait for their wedding in less than a month!

Allison + Matt, Florida Intimate Backyard Wedding in St. Petersburg Florida

Allison and Matt’s wedding day called for quite a storm and at the beginning of the week they decided to move their location to Matt’s parent’s house. This, I think, was meant to be all along. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas and a perfect place for a backyard ceremony. I am so happy for Allison and Matt and jealous of their three week honeymoon in Europe!