Tampa Bay Engagements Round Up

Tampa Bay Florida Themed Engagement Session

Tampa Bay Engagement Session Location Round Up

Southern, Old Florida Themed Engagement | Jillian Joseph Photography

Kristen and John’s “old Florida” engagement shoot mixed iconic Florida icons with southern elegance.

“Many of our pictures represent our lighthearted nature, usually me laughing at John saying something funny!” the bride shared. “We also both really enjoy being outside and love Florida oranges.”

The high school sweethearts searched for a Tampa Bay wedding photographer who put them at ease and front of the camera and could capture every tender moment.

Jillian Joseph Photography were reasonably priced, while also including two photographers [for the wedding] and including all our pictures in the quoted price. They also include an engagement session and a wedding guest photo book made from engagement pictures in the wedding package,” Kristen explained. “After speaking with Jill on the phone, we felt like we had an immediate connection, and she almost seemed like old friends or family. They also received rave reviews and their picture galleries were just beautiful! They captured the bright, airy, outdoorsy look that I was looking for and had great attention to detail.”

The couple married over the summer with a waterfront wedding overlooking Tampa Bay.

“For us the most important aspect of our wedding was to honor God and share our faith in Him with our friends and family, It was so meaningful to have special family members participate in the wedding by reading some of the scripture used during our ceremony,” Kristen reminisced. “Aside from this, we really wanted each of our guests to know how much it meant to us to that they shared in our day!”

Florida Orange Inspired Tampa Engagement Session with Postcard

Tampa Engagement Session At Orange Grove

Tampa Engagement Session At Orange Grove

Tampa, Outdoor Engagement Session with Blanket at Orange Grove

Tampa Engagement Session Save the Date on Tangerines

Tampa, Outdoor Engagement Session with Blanket and Tangerines

The Proposal:
Last December we traveled to the Washington D.C. area to visit my parents. John was only going to be there for a few days so we planned on doing a lot of sightseeing. One of the things we were most excited to do was ice skate at the Sculpture Garden located across from the National Archives. We bundled up, held on to each other and managed not to fall! John told me that he needed to fix his skate and asked me to come to the middle of the skating rink with him, he bent down on one knee and asked me to be his wife! I didn’t know that my parents knew he was going to propose, and I was so happy they were there to share in our excitement and capture some great pictures of our proposal!Tampa, Outdoor Engagement Session

Popular, Wooden Direction Signs on Post

Vintage, Truck at Railroad Crossing Sign

Tampa Engagement Session, Kissing on Tandem Bicycle

Vintage Gas Pump and Tangerines

Old Florida Inspired Map

Tampa Engagement Session Playing Checkers and Sharing Milkshake

Tampa Engagement Session, Sharing Milkshake

VIEW KRISTEN AND JOHN’S WEDDING

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
Our top priorities were to have two photographers to capture both points of view during a first look and walking down the aisle, to be able to receive all of our pictures without getting charged extra costs and to be comfortable with the photographers since they would be with us throughout the most intimate moments of our wedding day, from getting ready to our first dance!

We chose Jillian Joseph Photography for many reasons. They were reasonably priced, while also including two photographers [for the wedding] and including all our your pictures in the quoted price. They also include an engagement session and a wedding guest photo book made from engagement pictures in the wedding package. After speaking with Jill on the phone, we felt like we had an immediate connection and she almost seemed like old friends or family. They also received rave reviews and their picture galleries were just beautiful! They captured the bright, airy, outdoorsy look that I was looking for and had great attention to detail.”

Photographer: Jillian Joseph Photography

Nautical, Beach Engagement Session | Kristen Marie Photography

Kristin and Andrew’s nautical, beach engagement session incorporated one of the groom’s childhood hangouts.

“We did our shoot at Fort De Soto Park because that place is important to my fiance. Andrew grew up and spent a lot of time out there fishing and spending time with his step dad, since his step dad used to work there for many years. It’s so beautiful; I am glad we did our pictures there.” the bride explained. “Our theme was nautical since that’s what our wedding theme is going to be.”

The engagement session showcased the St. Petersburg couple’s love for the outdoors and beach.

“Andrew and I let loose, and we both had fun with it. It was casual, and we were able to be ourselves, which you can tell in many of the photos,” Kristin shared.

The pair hired their St. Petersburg wedding photographer after seeing photos her work at their venue.

“When we booked our venue, the representative showed us pictures of prior weddings. One of them happened to be Kristen’s [of Kristen Marie Photography]. I started researching her and liked her style and her work. I contacted her and booked her right away, and I am so happy I did,” the bride gushed. “I am absolutely in love with our engagement photos and am looking forward to the wedding ones.”

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Kristin and Andrew are planning a March wedding at the St. Petersburg Woman’s Club.

“What I am looking forward to the most is marrying my best friend, being surrounded by both of our families and having a fun time. I am also looking forward to all of the photos we will be taking that day,” the bride explained. “It is getting close, and I am getting more and more excited!”

Waterfront, Tampa Engagement Session on the Beach Holding a Life Saver with Wedding Date

Waterfront, Tampa Engagement Session on the Beach

Waterfront, Tampa Engagement Session on the Beach

Waterfront, Tampa Engagement Session on the Beach

The Proposal:
Andrew and I went on a week long cruise with my parents to Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Jamaica was our first stop and we had an excursion up Dunn’s River Falls. Andrew knew he wanted to do it in Jamaica, but didn’t really have the exact place planned. He decided to do it on the beach, before we started the excursion up Dunn’s River Falls. I think it was because he didn’t want to loose the ring in the falls because it can get intense.Waterfront, Tampa Engagement Session on the Beach

Waterfront, Tampa Engagement Session Under Dock in Water

Waterfront, Tampa Engagement Session on Dock

Tampa Engagement Session on Beach

Tampa Engagement Session on Beach

Tampa Engagement Session Kissing on Beach

Waterfront Tampa Engagement Session on the Beach , Holding a Tied Knot

Waterfront Tampa Engagement Session on the Beach

Waterfront Tampa Engagement Session on the Beach

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
I looked for a photographer who matched the style I wanted and what was most important to me was that they had done many weddings at the St. Petersburg Woman’s Club before. I wanted someone who knew the location and knew when and where the best photos will come out.

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When we booked our venue, the representative showed us pictures of prior weddings. One of them happened to be Kristen’s [of Kristen Marie Photography]. I started researching her and liked her style and her work. I contacted her and booked her right away and I am so happy I did. I am absolutely in love with our engagement photos and am looking forward to the wedding ones.

Venue: Fort De Soto Park | Photographer: Kristen Marie Photography *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro

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South Tampa Yacht Inspired Engagement | Andi Diamond Photography

Jihee traveled from the Windy City to shoot her engagement photos in the beautiful Florida sunshine, where her fiance is currently a resident physician.

“Our engagement session was very relaxing. I wanted our photos to reflect who we are as people, and Chris and I are very easy going and full of happiness and love,” the bride shared. “We mostly enjoy doing things that involve spending time together, particularly golf since Chris is an avid golfer.”

As a destination couple, Jihee and Chris searched for a Tampa wedding photographer with a great reputation, who was professional and prompt.

“Since Chris and I are both from the Chicagoland area, the reviews were the most important for us,” the bride explained. “Andi [of Andi Diamond Photography] had great reviews from her clients, and she responded in an hour after I sent her my initial email about being interested in working with her. That made me realize how prompt she was in her responses and just talking to her on the phone, she made me feel like she’s someone who would I could see myself working with during the engagement session.”

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The couple have a June wedding planned at a golf, resort and spa just outside of Chicago.

“I’m most looking forward to being married to the love of my life surrounded by our loved ones,” Jihee gushed.

Tampa Engagement Session with Green, Leafy Background

Waterfront, Tampa Engagement Session

Tampa Engagement Session with Greenery

Tampa Engagement Photography at Yacht Club | Andi Diamond Photography

The Proposal:
Chris and I first met through the online dating website Match. We dated for 14 months, until he proposed the day after Christmas. During that time, he lived in an apartment in downtown Chicago. We were busy running errands, and I asked if I could take his car to get a manicure and pedicure. He said that was fine and to drop him off back at his apartment, since he had more errands to finish while I was gone.

I returned to his apartment about two hours later, and as he opened the door, he said he had bought me something while he went to Target. When he handed me a little box wrapped in sparkling, silver gift wrap paper, I was perplexed at what he could have possibly bought me that it had to be wrapped all nice and shiny. As I unwrapped the gift, it was a black ring box, but I was still dumbfounded since my mind was still thinking about the day’s errands. When I opened the box, there was a ring, and by the time I looked back at him, he was on one knee asking me to marry him.

Tampa Engagement Photography at Yacht Club | Andi Diamond Photography

Tampa Engagement Photography at Yacht Club | Andi Diamond Photography

Tampa Engagement Photography on Sail Boat

Tampa Engagement Photography on Sail Boat | Andi Diamond Photography

Engagement Photo on Sail Boat

Sunset, Waterfront Engagement Portrait with Boats in Silhouette

 

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
I wanted a photographer with not only great reviews from clients, but someone who is easy to work with and professional and prompt in responses. Since Chris and I are both from the Chicagoland area, the reviews were the most important for us.

Andi [of Andi Diamond Photography] had great reviews from her clients, and she responded in an hour after I sent her my initial email about being interested in working with her.That made me realize how prompt she was in her responses and just talking to her on the phone, she made me feel like she’s someone who would I could see myself working with during the engagement session.

Venue: Tampa Yacht and Country ClubPhotographer: Andi Diamond Photography *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro | Hair & Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro

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