Phillippe Park Engagement// Jon and Jennifer

Jennifer and Jon's story of how they met, fell in love, and are getting married is truly so sweet. Jennifer is in the Navy and Jon is in the Marine Corps, and as fate would have it while Jon was stationed in San Diego, Jennifer's ship had just moved into San Diego. They connected through Tinder & completely hit it off on the first date. By the second month of dating they were already so in love and knew they were meant to be with each other. Jon proposed in June which included wine tasting, helicopter ride over San Diego, and a beautiful dinner cruise. I mean come on!! 

Here is what Jen said about the ring that was so special: "The diamond was the center stone from my grandmother's wedding ring and that touches every bit of my heart. My grandparents were happily married for almost 35 years before they passed and my grandmother has always been one of the most special people in my life. I know that her strength, love, and wisdom will forever guide me through any obstacles that we will face and I am so blessed to be able to be given something so fantastic. "

We are so excited to photograph their wedding TOMORROW at Cross Creek Ranch (one of my favorite local Tampa venues.) If you are a potential bride searching for a rustic wedding venue, definitely check them out. Here are some of my favorite images below: 

Cannot wait to celebrate with you guys!! 

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2017 ABKP Behind the Scenes

2017 was seriously an incredible year. We were honored to serve some amazing couples on their wedding days & lots of seniors and families. This post is mainly just wedding outtakes and engagement behind the scenes! My sweet friend Jessie came to a couple weddings to video & third shoot with us. We love you, Jessie, & are so thankful for you. You can check out her work here. So without further adieu here are the behind the scene outtakes from this year. Some are pretty hilarious. Hope you enjoy these!  And thank you for each client that made this year a dream & so much fun!! We are so grateful for you. 

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Hyde Park, UT, Cypress Point Park Senior Session// Meredith Muller

So excited to finally share Meredith's senior session today! I have been playing catch up for sure on the blog :) Meredith graduated from Plant High School and is attending the University of Florida doing incredible things, like being on their dance team called the Dazzlers. We took her portraits at Cypress Point Park, Hyde Park, and UT. My favorite part of her session was when I got to see her in her element, dancing! You are so beautiful inside and out girl! Wishing you nothing but the best for your future! :)

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Downtown Tampa Engagement // Robin and Kyle

I had been looking forward to Robin and Kyle's engagement session for quite some time! Chase and I met Robin and Kyle through a mutual friend at a party one night. I remember talking with her about when Kyle might pop the question, then squealing a few months later when he did. Y'all he proposed in the sweetest way!! He wrote on Nelly's collar (their sweet puppy)  and asked , "Can dad stay forever?!" I mean come on!! 

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Tampa Bay Lighting & Amalie Arena Senior Session // Ashley Barnes

I thought this post would be totally appropriate as the Tampa Bay Lighting Hockey season kicks off tonight to share a senior session of one of their biggest fans!! I have known Ashley since she was in 9th grade, and it has been the biggest blessing to watch her grow in my small group for the last few years. She is truly radiant, inside and out, and has a heart that is pure gold! She and her family love the Lighting so much, and I thought it was seriously so perfect that they incorporated it into her senior session!!

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Cypress Point Park Senior Session // Hope Rossi

Hope is seriously so gorgeous, inside and out and I loved getting to know her during her senior session. Hope graduated this year from the Academy of Holy Names in Tampa and is attending the University of Alabama in the fall. We met up at Cypress Point Park for the shoot and had the best time walking around!! She was up for anything which I love because it always makes the best portraits. EX: her in this tree (all the heart eyeessssss) and venturing out into a field with me :) Here are some of my favs below. 

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Philippe Park Engagement Session // Savanna and Charles

These two high school sweethearts are just the cutest. They have been together for 7 years, and it is so clear how easy and comfortable their relationship is. Strong & beautiful that has been built over time. Savanna and Charles decided to bring their two adorable golden retrievers with them to the session (Nova & Stella), and it couldn't have been more perfect. The weather was crazy that day, but I loved being able to pull out my clear umbrella and incorporate that into their session. Here are a few of my faves from their engagement session. We could not be more excited for your upcoming wedding!

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South Tampa, Florida// David and Emily Read Wedding 5.13.17

David and Emily's story & relationship is full of grace, joy, and love. So it didn't surprise me in the least when their wedding day was just as meaningful. Their chapel ceremony at Hyde Park United Methodist and backyard reception at their now home was perfect for them, but I have to say their first look was one of my favorite moments from the day. Time slowed down, and they were able to get some time to themselves to soak in the fact that it was their wedding day. Emily couldn't have looked more radiant. David has this way of making her laugh that is so contagious. Chase and I loved hanging with such a fun wedding party throughout the day. Here is to the new Mr. and Mrs. Read. May God bless your marriage & new life together. Wishing you both all the happiness in the world. Thank you for entrusting me to photograph your wedding day. 

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Bayshore Blvd Proposal// Marshall & Hillary

OH.MY.SWEETNESS!! When Marshall asked me if I would photograph when he proposed to Hillary I was so excited. Proposals are just the best and I love being a fly on the wall capturing the moments as they unfold with true raw & real emotion. We met Marshall and Hillary at Grace Family Church and have loved getting to know them and are so excited for their future together <3 Yay for more married friends :)

Marshall wanted to propose on Bayshore Blvd, on the same exact bench that Hillary and he had shared their first kiss. 30 minutes before they arrived, Chase and I went to scope out the spot and make sure no one was sitting on the bench, because Bayshore is a popular location. So we brought the rose petals to scatter at his request and we were trying to figure out how we were going to pull this off so Hillary wouldn't see us. Thank goodness for zoom lenses and a sweet husband that let me shoot over his shoulder so that we wouldn't be seen! 

When Chase got the text from Marshall that they had just parked we quickly through the rose petals & started walking the opposite direction from where they were coming from! HIllary was so surprise and it was just the happiest moment!! Also, her ring is GORGEOUS! Here are a few of my favorite images. We are so happy for y'all!! 


Now booking joyful, in-love couples fall 2017 & spring 2018! Contact me for more info here

Le Meridian Hotel, Davis Island Yacht Club Engagement // Emily and David

Emily and David are both accountants that work for the same firm and just so happened to also work on the same floor. They knew of each other but had never met, until one day they got introduced and then went on a date and the rest is history! I guess you could say there story is one for the books literally and figuratively ;)  David made Emily laugh the entire night we were together. I just loved how easy their love is and it is so clear that they compliment the best parts of each other's personalities. I cannot wait for their wedding day in May :) We started the session at the beautiful Le Meridian hotel in downtown Tampa and ended at the Davis Island Yacht Club where Emily grew up sailing with her family. Such a perfect night and here are some of my favorite images below!! 

Now booking Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 weddings for joy filled brides! Contact me for more info availability :) 


Downtown Davis Islands Creative Branding Session // The Walker Family

Danielle reached out to me initially to get new updated branding and headshots! What I didn't realize was how quickly we would become friends. Her sweet husband, Samson, and baby boy Silas came along too. She is also another amazing local photographer and I adore working with other creatives who have their own unique dreams and visions. It is such an honor to see their vision come alive!! Danielle, I can't wait to see your new website when it is done :)  Until then here are a few of my favorites from their session on Davis Island. Also, Danielle's skirt is absolutely amazing <3

Cypress Point Park & Ybor City Senior Session // Sydney Burns

WOWOWOW!! Sydney is seriously such a stunner!! I am so honored to have her on my team as an ABKP Senior Spokesmodel this year. We found the coolest field and also some really fun backdrops in Ybor City! I asked Sydney some questions to help you get to know her more! See her answers and her gorgeous images below: 

What High School do you attend?: HB Plant High School

What is your dream college?!: University of North Carolina

Tell me about yourself: :) What are you passionate about? What are you most excited for about senior year?: Hi, I'm Sydney! While most people find their passion in sports or scrapbooking, I find my passion in something a little different... people. I love any opportunity I have to work with, be around, or help people. I am an extreme extrovert and I need this interaction to thrive and work to the best of my ability. I volunteer a lot and am even the President of my service club because I find genuine joy in helping others. While senior year is a bit nerve wracking, trying to apply to college and seeing my childhood come to an end, I'm most excited to just really take in my last year. I have heard from every previous senior that the year goes by so quickly you don't even realize it and I just need to let myself take it in. I'm excited to see where the last four years of hard work places me and where it places all my friends. I'm excited for wherever this year brings me because I know a lot is going to happen very quickly.

What activities are you involved in at school? outside of school?: I'm involved in many things at Plant, but my two priorities are I am Coverage Editor of Yearbook and President of Anchor Service Club. I love being involved in both of these activities because I love interacting with the people in them. Whether it be at a service club project or a yearbook event, I love to immerse myself into these environments because of the constant interaction with others. I am a junior ambassador for the Children's Cancer Center in which I help advertise for their events around my school. I spend time every month volunteering there and playing with the kids. The fact that I am able to help bring a smile to their faces during a very difficult time for them truly makes me happy.

How would your best friend describe you?: I believe my best friends would describe me as hardworking and compassionate. I am always trying to be one step ahead of the game and put my 100% effort into everything I do and my friends make fun of me for it. I'm constantly hearing from them "Sydney chill out" because I never stop going. I have a strong intrinsic motivation that keeps me always doing something and most of my friends don't understand how. Even though I am always focused on the future and how I can work to make it better, I also love to spend time with my friends and help them out. I'm always there for them to listen to their problems and give the best advice I can give and I've gotten compliments from them about how easy I am to talk to (which made me pretty happy). When it comes to my friends I always prioritize being there for them when they need me because I believe life would be pointless without these relationships to help you keep going.

Fav Color :): Blue


Isn't she just stunning? I'm booking 2017 Spring Seniors & 2017 Fall Rising Senior Portraits! Contact me or Sydney for more info :) 



Clearwater, Florida Wedding // Jordan and Drew 2.3.17

It was 75 degrees and sunny in Clearwater, Florida and we had been looking forward to Jordan and Drew's wedding day ever since their engagement session. If you would like to see their romantic, beach engagement session click here.  We started the day at the Holiday Hampton Inn for getting ready pictures, family portraits, and the sweetest first look ever. Then moved into the ceremony and reception on the Starlite Majesty Dinner Yacht. Surrounded by family and friends, Jordan and Drew shared personal, heartfelt vows followed into dancing the night away! What I love most about Jordan and Drew's relationship is how real they are and how much they equally adore each other. Their wedding day was a perfect picture of their love and we were so honored to capture it! Chase and I had never been on a dinner cruise before and that was really fun to experience as well :)  Here are a few of my favorite images from there incredible day. 

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Charleston, South Carolina // Anna Marie Bridals

I have been dying to share Anna Marie's bridal portraits since the moment I took them!! Now that she is officially a married lady, get ready for an overload of sharing :) :) To see her how beautiful their wedding was click here.  She radiates joy, love, and positivity and we truly had the best time with her mom, sister, and friend joining us!! Special shout out to them for helping carry bags and throw her veil and being there for moral support. We started in downtown Charleston by the battery, and then moved into some local streets with beautiful backdrops, and ended in the same park where Ben proposed to her!! It was seriously just the sweetest. Take a look at how beautiful she is! :) 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina // Ben and Anna Marie Wedding

January 21st, 2017 was such a special day. It was the day Ben and Anna Marie promised each other forever in Rock Hill, SC at the church she grew up in. With all of their friends and family around to witness and celebrate their love for each other, they made a covenant to each other  made before God. This wedding was so special to Chase and I because we knew both Anna Marie and Ben from Clemson. What I love about their story though is that Ben and Anna were just friends throughout college. They both moved to Charleston after graduation, and pretty soon after that's when Ben asked her out on their first date. After dating for about a year after, Ben proposed in the sweetest way and Anna said YES! It was so fun to watch this relationship grow from a far :) To see their engagement session from downtown Charleston click here. 

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Davis Island Mini Session//The Boney Family

Meet the Boney Family!! This family is so near and dear to our hearts!! We get to serve alongside Anna and Bradford every Monday night at YoungLife and we are so thankful for them! Thank you for the blessing you have been to us. Here are a few of my favorites :)

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Downtown Ybor Senior Session// Zena Davis

I want to introduce you to one of my ABKP Senior Spokesmodels. Zena and I had the best time exploring downtown Ybor. It fits her personality perfectly. She is fun, adventure, and beautiful inside and out. Get to know Zena better below :)

What high hchool do you attend?: HB Plant High School

What is your dream college?!: University of Virginia

Tell me about yourself: :) What are you passionate about? What are you most excited for about senior year?: Hey! I'm Zena! Born under the sun in Tampa, Fl, I was taught by my awesome God loving parents to appreciate the beauty of the world around me. Traveling and spending time with friends have got to be my favorite things, put me on a road trip with some cool people and candy and I'm bound to have a blast. At the moment any of my free time is used teaching myself how to play my pretty Taylor guitar, mastering using a Canon DSLR and working at a local Tampa boutique. I would say I'm passionate about the two most important things in life: Jesus and coffee... if you know me it's glaringly obvious. Nowadays you'll typically find me sitting at a coffee shop in Tampa, music plugged into my ears, and my next adventure on my mind. Senior year, I'm looking forward to making memories and trying new things. High school has definitely been an adventure and challenge. To be honest I can't wait to look back after senior year is done and see how God worked within me, my friends and my school. 

Describe your style: Cute but comfy

What activities are you involved in at school? outside of school?: Come fall I will be working part time at a Local boutique called The Write Stuff. In school, aside from classes, I will be First Priorities Club President.

How would your best friend describe you?: My best friend would describe me as adventurous, genuine, dependable, kind spirited and honest.

Fav Color :): Yellow

Looking for an unforgettable senior photography experience? I would be honored to be a part of your senior year!! Contact me or Zena for more info!!