When we think of Limelight Photography, style, sophistication and memorable images come to mind. Behind the lens of this Tampa Bay wedding photography business and capturing stunning wedding day memories are the owners Michael and Rebecca Zoumberos.
What inspired you to start your business?
Our passion for photographing weddings comes from the deep respect that marriage is a sacred covenant between a man and his wife as ordained by God. We feel blessed to not only share in the special moment when a couple enters into this covenant, but also to share our God-given talent of photography.
What is one of your favorite things about being a wedding professional?
I truly love the art of photography and the privilege of being let into your heart and soul. It is our mission to capture love around the globe through the lens of our camera. I enjoy being by the bride’s side on her most special day. I enjoy capturing those heartfelt moments that families will share with generations to come.
Where do you draw your inspiration?
I am inspired by the beauty that surrounds us that God has created for us to enjoy. I am inspired by sunsets. I am inspired by people. People who persevere and push themselves past known limits; those who battle their way through major challenges and overcome obstacles to achieve greatness.
What makes your business stand out from other wedding photographers?
Our vision is to serve our clients with a grateful heart. Our couture photojournalistic approach documents high-end weddings and creates striking images. Every aspect of the experience is uniquely crafted, blending artistry, creativity and personality. Each artist at Limelight Photography has a passion for their art and contributes their own unique edge and flair. Their work has its own character, yet maintains the consistent, high standards of the Limelight brand.
What is one of your most memorable moments as a wedding professional?
Celebrating 1,000 weddings photographed, and 10 years in business!
In your opinion, what is a MUST HAVE at every wedding?
Love. Gratitude. Flexibility.
What is the best piece of advice you can give to a bride who is searching for a wedding photographer?
Read reviews from other brides!
What is one thing most couples would be surprised to know about you?
As a husband and wife team, we have discovered that capturing the love shared by others further influences our own love affair. We enjoy serving on a missions team to Z’Orange, Haiti.
What are some of your passions, non-wedding related?
Faith, family, fitness and farming.
What are you most excited about in the upcoming year?
Photographing weddings with my husband by my side. Working side-by-side with our amazing team of talented photographers.
Reviews from Previous Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:
“We wanted two photographers who would capture the beautiful Florida sunset and someone with a significant amount of experience at our venue! We hired Limelight Photography because not only did we fall in love with their beautiful work, but also because of their phenomenal customer service from our initial inquiry to the day of the wedding! I liked the fact that Limelight only does wedding photography. During my initial conversation with Michael, I quickly learned that their company is extremely passionate about their job, and that sealed the deal!” Previous Marry Me Tampa Bay Bride Kerry: Tropical, Destination Clearwater Beach Wedding | Hilton Clearwater Beach
“We wanted a photographer with a lot of experience who would capture the moments, but also not drag us away from our friends and family the whole night. Limelight Photography had an excellent reputation with proven track record of class and professionalism.” Previous Marry Me Tampa Bay Bride Stephanie: Pink and Gold Destination Clearwater Beach Wedding | Carlouel Yacht Club
“We wanted a wedding photographer who was professional, fun and had a unique style. We hired Limelight Photography because we love their style, and we heard great things about working with them. Even though we were planning our wedding while living out-of-state, they made sure to consistently communicate with us and make sure we had all the information we needed. Rebecca and Michael [of Limelight Photography] did a great job capturing the candid style photos we wanted, while seamlessly blending into the crowd during our ceremony and reception. We were thrilled with how our wedding photos turned out and so happy we chose them!” Previous Marry Me Tampa Bay Bride Brittany: Elegant Navy Blue, Silver and Ivory Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Vinoy Renaissance
We truly love the art of photography and the privilege of being let into your heart and soul. It is our mission to capture love around the globe through the lens of our cameras. Our passion for photographing weddings comes from the deep respect that marriage is a sacred covenant between a man and his wife as ordained by God. We feel blessed to not only share in the special moment when a couple enters into this covenant, but also to share our God-given talent of photography. As a husband and wife team, we have discovered that capturing the love shared by others further influences our own love affair.
Rebecca graduated from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) with a B.S. in Advertising and then earned her M.F.A. in Graphic Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. After gaining experience for one year as a Wedding Catering Sales Manager and one year as a Wedding Album Designer, Rebecca branched out on her own and started Limelight Photography on Valentine’s Day of 2006. Michael made a name for himself while training elite professional athletes all around the world. However, the demand for Limelight Photography continued to grow. One year after Limelight was created, Michael took a huge leap of faith and joined the Limelight team.
We are inspired by disciplined, creative people that persevere and push themselves past known limits; people that battle their way through major challenges and overcome obstacles to achieve greatness. Some of our favorite stories of survival, resilience, and redemption include Vogue editor Anna Wintour, fashion designers Coco Chanel and Valentino, long-distance runner Steve Prefontaine, the 1988 Jamaican Olympic bobsled team, boxer James Braddock and World War II hero Louis Zamperini.