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!

commercial apparel lifestyle photography at cavu tpa | lifestyle

I talk a lot about how much I love when my passions of apparel and photography collide and this is no different!! Before I was a full-time photographer, I was a part-time photographer who created apparel (and lot's of graphics) for some really cool brands. When I stepped away from all that to pursue photography I felt a little piece of me was missing since I went to school for and worked my ass off for merchandising for a long time. I'm so thankful for opportunities like this to bring it all together. It was fun for me to find out what made each piece special and then capture that. Plus, shooting for print means a smaller aperture, playing with lighting in a different way and that makes photography exciting because I've found myself comfortably capturing love and people with my aperture open and utilizing natural light. 

KATY + SAM GULFPORT, FLORIDA BACKYARD WEDDING \ MARRIED

Katy + Sam’s wedding was a perfect October day in the fun town of Gulfport, Florida. It wasn’t too hot (which is a bit of a surprise) and it was a perfect night for a major backyard dance party! Katy and Sam traveled from Charleston, SC (a city I am dying to visit and so happy to have new friends there now) and most of their friends and family traveled from all over to be at their special day. I knew instantly that I wanted to capture their wedding when Katy said in her inquiry that they have a dog and three pet ducklings!!! I tried to get them to bring their furry and feathered friends to Florida but alas traveling with ducks can pose challenging. 

Katy and Sam met at the age of 13 and began officially dating their sophomore year of high school. Their love has endured four years of long distance and moving into 350 sq feet together after college. They have the kind of love that is deep, and pure and so sweet. Plus, they both can really tear up a dance floor! All elements which are the secret to a happy life together. 

It was such an honor to be apart of this day and to capture such beautiful memories with their awesome crew!! Seriously, they were all so much fun!

family session at sand key park, clearwater, fl \ family

The Shaw family came to visit Florida and enjoy the beach! They were smart to come in the fall as it wasn’t quite as hot or humid as it was this summer. I was so happy to meet this family and fulfill my dream of being a Flytographer. What’s better than capturing people on vacation? Except, of course, if I was on vacation with you! 

I knew it was going to be a great session when big sis Harper got out of the car and I told her she looked cute in her dress and She replied “wait until you see my sister, ada. She’s the cutest.” Ah! Such sweet sister love! 

thanks Shaw family!