La Belle Amour Tampa Wedding // Emma and Dom

Emma and Dom got married last weekend at La Belle Amour Tampa! It was such a beautiful day as friends and family came to celebrate with them. I had been looking forward to this day since I met them. They are so kind, easy going, and totally in love which makes my job so easy!  Some of my favorite moments from their wedding day were their intimate first look, tear-filled vows, and all the amazing details including one of the most beautiful cakes I've ever seen.  

Emma and Dom, Chase and I are wishing you both a lifetime of love and happiness. Thank you for choosing & trusting me to capture your wedding day. It was an honor to walk through engagement and wedding season with you both! Also,  a special thanks to Elaine Garland for second shooting with me this day and for being amazing! (Seeing as I shot this wedding 38 weeks pregnant, you were a lifesaver!) 

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Innisbrook Resort & Golf Course Wedding // Savanna and Charles

Savanna and Charles wedding day couldn't have been more beautiful. They got married at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Course under a gorgeous live oak! The weather was absolutely perfect for their intimate outdoor ceremony and the reception that followed was a blast! My favorite moments from their wedding day was their precious first look, their fun bridal party, and the golden hour during their portraits which was incredible. We were so honored to be such a small part of their day! Wishing you both nothing but love and happiness for the years to come <3

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Cross Creek Ranch // Jennifer and Jon Wedding

Jennifer and Jon's intimate wedding day at Cross Creek Ranch was so gorgeous. Surrounded by their closest family and friends they were married outdoors under the most beautiful floral arch and celebrated the night away at the French Country Inn. A few of my favorite moments from their wedding was Jen and Jon's first touch & their first dance where Jon couldn't keep his eyes off her the entire time. Every detail was perfect & their bridal party was just the sweetest. It is obvious how deep their love is for each other! 

If you want to know more about their love story and how they met, check out their engagement session here. I cannot say enough lovely things about this couple, and truly am so grateful to get to work with people like them! Wishing you both a lifetime of love and happiness. Here are a few of my favorite shots below! :)

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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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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!! 

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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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Cross Creek Ranch Intimate Military Wedding // Colleen and Cody

From the moment Chase and I met Colleen and Cody at their engagement session, we had been looking forward to spending this day with them. Every single detail was perfect for Colleen and Cody's intimate celebration with their closest friends, family, and the cutest ring bearer (their adorable german shepherd Tegan). The weather was amazing. Cross Creek Ranch was absolutely stunning and made for the most romantic woodsy background. Colleen was a radiant bride and Cody looked so handsome in his Coast Guard dress blues. If I could describe Colleen and Cody as a couple in three words it would be joyful, laid back, and completely in love. They really do make a perfect team. Thank you for choosing us to be your photographers! It was such an honor to celebrate with y'all on Sunday!! Here are a few of my favorite sneak peeks!!

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Southern Hill Plantation Club, Brooksville, FL // James and Ashley

Ashley and James' love story started over 10 years ago, so as you can imagine their wedding day had been a much anticipated day for quite some time! The Southern Hill Plantation Club venue was absolutely stunning. Ashley & James didn't leave a single detail untouched. We fought rain most of the day, but it was so amazing to see Ashley and James handle the situation with such grace when plans had to change. The sweetest moments for me was to watch James  reaction to his sweet little girl walking down the isle as the flower girl and then to watch his reaction again when Ashley walked down the isle (talk about an emotional double whammy.) The night concluded with tons of dancing, laughter, and a sparkler exit! James and Ashley, it was such an honor to be able to document your day! So without further here are a few of my favorite shots! 

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Davis Islands Garden Club Wedding // Tim and Alexis

It was such an honor to be apart of such a special day for Tim and Alexis. It was a day marked as being filled with so much laughter and joy! Alexis made such a stunning bride!  The hanging lanterns in the tree by the ceremony was so beautiful, and no detail went unnoticed. The bridal party was so fun!! The most beautiful part to me was the way Tim and Alexis looked at each other. It is just so clear how much they are in love. 

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Ybor City Wedding // Mr. and Mrs. Lycett

It was an honor to photograph Morgan and Zach's wedding day! It is so obvious how much these two love each other and have such a beautiful heart for the Lord. Some of my favorite moments included the bridesmaids reaction to Morgan's dress (which she had kept a secret until her wedding day!), the way Zach looked at Morgan as she walked down the isle, and the super fun bridal party that totally killed it on the dance floor!

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The Lycett Wedding Previews

It was absolutely the most joyful day getting to celebrate the marriage of the sweetest, coolest couple. Morgan and Zach truly exemplify what it means to love each other as Christ loves us. Chase and I just adore them. Every detail was perfect. The gown, the flowers, the decor, I mean just wait till you see how fun the bridal party is! Here are just a few previews from their big day! I cannot WAIT to share more soon! 

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The Cuban Club, Ybor// Mr. and Mrs. Ramer

I had the privilege of second shooting Julie and Greg's wedding with Laura Foote of CIHI Photo. Julie could not have been more radiant and full of joy. She truly made one beautiful bride. The ceremony and reception was held at The Cuban Club, which is located in Ybor! Greg and Julie's first look was truly the sweetest as they read their vows they wrote to each other. It was so fun to watch them dance the night away!   It was such an honor to be a small part of your special day! 



Mr and Mrs Kyle Neely// Rustic Barn Wedding with Outdoor Ceremony

I had the priviledge of shooting this rustic barn wedding at Lindsey Plantation with my sweet friend Jessi, of Jessi Nichols Photography. It was such a special day celebrating the marriage of Kyle and Lauren. It was obvious to me only just meeting them the day of  their wedding how genuine their love for each other was. The ceremony was held outside in a beautiful field followed by such a fun reception inside a gorgeous barn where the guests danced the night away! Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Neely! May the Lord continue to bless and guide your marriage.

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