Casa Morada Wedding

So if any of you follow you my posts you know I love me a good Florida Keys wedding. Destination weddings down to this tiny island chain surrounded by the clearest of waters just makes me happy. I was elated when Tess reached out to me and asked if I would photograph her Casa Morada Wedding. If you aren’t familiar with this property, I encourage you to google right now. This boutique hotel is nestled on the quiet side of Islamorada and featured 16 stunning suites. It’s peace, its serenity, and it is the perfect setting for a destination wedding. This was my last wedding of the 2018 season and it was the absolute perfect way to cap off the year. Tess and EC wanted just their parents and siblings in attendance at their Casa Morada wedding and then threw a larger party later. Intimate just made it easier and stress free. Not only did everything come together perfectly but the sunset was totally showing off that night. Here are a few of my favorites from their day along with the list of vendors who made it possible. Tess and EC, I just love you guys and can’t thank you enough for letting me be a part of your Casa Morada Wedding.

Venue : Casa Morada Wedding Dress: Rita Vinieris Dress Store: Boca Raton Bridal Hair and Makeup : Manda Robinson Florist : Floral Fantasy Weddings Shoes : Valentino Suit : Hugo Boss Reception Dinner : Chef Michaels Photography : Stephanie A Smith

Cliff House Wedding

As you all know, I am obsessed with photographing weddings in New England, especially in the summer and fall months. Its hot down here in Florida and I am a plane ride away from that rocky coast paradise. There are a few venues that I have always looked at and thought “wow, I would love to photograph a wedding there, bucket list”. A Cliff house wedding was on that dream list. So you could imagine my excitement when Norissa told me that her wedding was going to take place there. I about jumped through my roof! And that is even more exciting is that Norissa and Matt’s wedding was recently featured on Seacoast Wedding!!! Eeeeek, happiness overload right now. There are a ton of images I want to share with you all from this day as well as the list of vendors who made it all come together, so let’s get right to it.

Featured In : Seacoast Wedding Wedding Ceremony : Basilica of St Peter and Paul Wedding Reception : Cliff House Wedding Planner : Fern + Flair Wedding Dress: Demetrios Bridal Wedding Shoes : Christian Louboutin Mens Suits : Mens Warehouse Invitations : Minted Wedding Cake : Confection Art Entertainment : Dionne Entertainment Videography : Maine Wedding Films Flowers : Silva Lining Events Catering : Cliff house Photography : Stephanie A Smith

Boca Grande Wedding Photography

Christa and Mike are the coolest couple ever. In fact on our initial phone consultation I’m pretty sure we talked more about dogs and football than wedding details. While they are based on the West Coast they will be having their wedding this May down in Boca Grande at the Gasparilla Inn. Christas family has ties to that area and it just felt right to host their wedding weekend on this little gem of Florida. And if you know me, you know I am TOTALLY into some Boca Grande Wedding Photography. Old Florida, golf cart driving, dogs and seashell everywhere type island. Yes please. For their engagement session we went to Long Boat Key. I am OBSESSED with all the down trees and just slightly gnarled coastline. We couldn’t have asked for better weather or a better sunset. Christa and Mike, I cannot wait for May!!! Here are some of my favorites from their engagement session.

Intermezzo Weddings

It has been really awesome to witness the transformation of downtown St Pete. What once was lost, is now found as new businesses and ventures begin. Along central avenue there is a little coffee place called Intermezzo. It’s been really cool to see if grow and develop. What used to be a place to grab a great cup of coffee and catch up on emails is now bustling with a cocktail menu, weekly events on the neighboring vacant lot, and now they have moved full steam ahead into a venue. That’s right, you can host your wedding there!!! Intermezzo weddings! How cool is this? I was honored to be a part of this styled shoot showcasing Intermezzo coffee & cocktail as a wedding venue, along with its next door neighbor, Baum Ave Market. Here are some of my favorites from this shoot along with a list of the amazing vendors who made it possible.

Modern Photograph of bride and groom at wedding at Intermezzo Coffee & cocktail Treasury Rentals provides plenty of furniture for weddings in St Petersburg FloridaGorgeous spring Florida wedding with bride wearing  Made with love bridal dressIntermezzo Coffee is now a wedding venueThe unique and hip new wedding venue in downtown St Pete is Intermezzo Coffee and cocktail2 Birds events is the leading floral designer for weddings in St PeteWedding Ceremony at Intermezzo coffeeNewlyweds at the brand new weddings venue Intermezzo coffee and cocktailTreasury Rentals offers rich romantic jeweled toned furniture for any wedding or eventBride wearing Made with love bridal wedding dress and groom wearing Express suit for styled modern wedding in downtown St Pete2Birds events create amazing bouquetsEditorial Shoot taken at Baum Ave Market to showcase new wedding venueBride and groom pose next to Baum Ave Market in downtown St Pete showcasing the new wedding venue propertyEdgy wedding photo from a styled shoot at Intermezzo Coffee and cocktailBest Outdoor Wedding Venue in downtown St Pete is Intermezzo Coffee and cocktail Kate Ryan Linen and Treasury Rentals provides a stylish wedding table set upClara Rose is the latest trend in wedding food truck rentals for the downtown St Pete areabride and groom pose in front of Clara Rose ice cream truckBourbon and blush events styles beautiful wedding in downtown St Pete

Venue : Intermezzo Venue 2 : Baum Ave Market Wedding Planner : Bourbon and Blush Events Floral Designer : 2Birds Events Model : Anna Ornella and her husband Wedding Dress : Made with Love bridal Shoes : Madewell Grooms Suit :Express Hair and Makeup : Lasting Luxe Furniture Rental : Treasury rentals Linens : Kate Ryan Linens Invitations : APDesign Co Caterers : Salt Block Hospitality Ice Cream truck : Clara Rose Ice Cream Photography : Stephanie a Smith Photography

 

Sarasota Wedding Photographer

I am always curious how brides find me. Is it word of mouth? A vendor? A google search? Usually, it’s one of those three, however Brittany was different. We actually met on instagram, through our dogs instagram pages. I’m not kidding! Her shih tzu @shihtzujack and my late shih tzu, @titomonter followed each other.  Fast forward to just a few months ago when I received an email on my wedding website that Brittany was getting married Memorial Day weekend of this year. I was so excited! First of all, our pups knew each other. Second, she’s a fellow shih tzu momma. Third, this would be my first ever instagram inquiry and booking. After chatting with Brittany and Josh about their wedding day I suggested an engagement/puppy session just so we could meet each other, and they can get a feel for what its like to be in front of the camera.  I love that they wanted to do the session on the west coast. Finding a dog friendly beach can be tricky, but we decided on Venice Beach in Sarasota. Venice has amazing nature, gorgeous backdrops, and a dog friendly area. The weather could not have been better and when Josh and Brittany showed up with Lucky and Jack wearing bow tie collars I couldn’t help but think who this shoot was going to be about. The pups knocked it out of the park, and constantly kept us giggling. Whether it be Jack not wanting to walk at all, or Lucky trying to escape from his collar and explore, I left that engagement session with a perma smile. Here are some of my favorites from their day, and I cannot wait for their wedding this weekend at the historical Dubsdread.

Sarasota Engagement Session with dogsDress up your dogs with a bow tie collarDog peeing on a bushShih tzu jack is an instagram starCouple Poses near sea grapes in Venice Beach Florida Coastal Style engagement session with blue hue outfits in Sarasota FloridaCouple Walks hand in hand during a gorgeous Florida sunsetCasperson beach engagement session is so prettySarasota Wedding Photographer candidly posing couple in front of the oceanSarasota Florida is a gorgeous backdrop for an engagement sessionSarasota Wedding Photographer captures shih tzu jack an instagram iconSarasota Wedding Photographer captures couple and two dogs during a shoot in Venice Florida

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