Featured Wedding Photographer: Lifelong Photography Studio

What We Love About Lifelong Photography Studio:

Lifelong Photography Studio is one of the most respected wedding photographers in Tampa Bay (they're on several preferred venue lists and have hundreds of positive reviews) and is also one of the most experienced with over 10 years in business.

Aside from their professionalism, Buffy and her photography team are the sweetest people you'll ever meet! Their couples fall in love not only with their light and airy photos but also with their warm personalities.


Our Wedding Style Is:

Whimsical, bright, romantic, airy, filled with genuine love!

Our Personality Is:

We value personal relationships, true beauty, and love to laugh! We are unashamed hopeless romantics with a never-ending drive to create and do the very best!

What Inspired Us to Start Our Business is:

As artists, photography is of course a creative outlet, but also it’s so important as a person to make an impact on the world in a positive way! Weddings are such a meaningful and happy time in the lives of others and we are drawn to love and the opportunity to create beauty for people that impacts them and blesses them for the rest of their lives.

We Love Being a Part of the Wedding Industry Because:

We are fortunate to love our craft, the amazing team we collaborate with, and to be surrounded by couples that inspire us. We believe that, ultimately, our art is service, and serving others excites the soul. And so from the initial consultation to the finite wedding details, we commit ourselves entirely to emulating and honoring the love we see in each of our couples.

We believe in relationships and families, in joy and in laughter. Weddings truly are a celebration of life and we love to be a part of them! From the moment we connect with you our goal is to tell your love story through the lens of our cameras in a way that can be retold for generations. We are creating a masterpiece of memories for each couple to cherish their entire lives. When the day is done and the wedding is over, all that is left is your love and the photos. That is why the stories we tell are so important.

What Makes Our Business Stand Out From Other Vendors Is:

Specializing in luxury weddings infused with personal details, we have been a leading photography company in Florida for over a decade. We are members of the National Association of Catering and Events and the Professional Photography Association of America. While those things are wonderful, it’s our passion for art and service that is the reason why so many couples choose us to be there with them on one of the most important days of their lives. We value relationships with our clients so much that we offer engagement sessions with every collection. We love excuses to connect with our couples!

When you read our reviews, you can see the difference that having a team of people makes. At Lifelong, you have an entire team of people making sure that you have award-winning images. During a consultation, you meet with your photographer, not a salesperson. Getting to know the story of your journey is the true motivation behind what we do.

One Thing Most Couples Would Be Surprised to Know About Us Is:

I have an obsession with airstream campers and stop by the dealership on my way back to Tampa overtime I have a shoot-out towards Orlando.

One of Our Non-Wedding Passions Is:

Personal growth and learning, and sharing knowledge. I love researching new information that is helpful for daily life and love sharing helpful knowledge with those around me.

Our Pricing:

Wedding collections begin at $2,995, with the average couple spending $4,075-$6,100 for complete coverage.

Our Associations/Awards:

We are members of the National Association of Catering and Events and the Professional Photography Association of America. We consistently are awarded the couple’s choice awards from The Knot and Wedding Wire.

Meet Buffy

I believe in the reality of unconditional love. In the kinds of days where it doesn’t matter what you are doing as long as you love who you are with. I believe that moments turn into memories and memories turn into legacies.
At the age of 20, I saved for what seemed like decades and purchased my first camera. From the moment I held it in my hands, I was hooked and I have never put it down.

Most days you can find me looking at the world through my lens and creating art. I get the most joy from photographing people because I am able to capture the beauty in the world around me along with the emotion of the people in the frame.

Not just the challenge of capturing beauty excites me, but also the desire for each photo to tell a story. I believe that well-captured images help tell the story of your life … your legacy and I am honored to be a part of that!
I was born on the coast of Maine and moved to Florida when I was young. I spent every summer of my youth traveling the coast and taking in the sites. Since then, I’ve traveled all around the world documenting love stories for couples and families.

I’m always looking for ways to not just tell love stories but help my couples make their wedding day more special and unique. I love looking for that unexpected angle that tells the story perfectly. As a creative, I find beauty in the details and in the authentic moments.

My love for photography has brought me everywhere from the shores of Bermuda to the jungles of Puerto Rico. But regardless of where I travel, the coast of Florida will always be my home!


Featured Wedding Photographer: Lifelong Photography Studio Reviews from Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:

Marry Me Tampa Bay curates the below reviews from real couples whom we've personally interviewed. As Tampa Bay's most trusted wedding planning resource, these reviews are 100% accurate and aren't created by fake accounts.

Intimate Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait

Vibrant Green, Pink, and Orange Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Renaissance Vinoy

We were looking for a classic style and someone who could really accentuate the color pops of the wedding. I also know my husband can get easily annoyed when asked to take a million photos, so I wanted someone I felt he could vibe with.

We had narrowed it down to a few photographers, but I felt like Gabriel from Lifelong Photography Studio had really calming energy and a lot of ideas for the best places at The Vinoy to take photographs.

-Andrea and Eric
Intimate Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | St Pete Beach Photographer Lifelong Photography | Planner Special Moments Event Planning

Romantic Tropical St. Pete Beach Wedding | The Don CeSar

I searched for a photographer known for light, bright images and a personality to command a group and high positive energy.

-Alyssa and Jason
Romantic Dreamy Modern St. Petersburg Bride and Groom Veil Blowing in the Wind Wedding Portrait Outside Balcony Wedding Venue Pink Palace The Don CeSar | Florida Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | Blush Pink and Ivory Rose Bridal Bouquet by Monarch Events and Design | Wedding Dress Isabel O'Neil Bridal Shop

Intimate At-Home COVID-19 Wedding

We looked for someone professional, friendly, and who had experience taking photos of people of color. Our initial venue recommended Lifelong Photography Studio, and one of my friends from college used them for their wedding. [The owner] Buffy knew the property well, and the manager spoke highly of her.

-Jessica and Tyrone
Bride and Groom Outdoor Portrait at Clearwater Beach Destination Wedding | Bridal Gown Hanger Shot | Strapless Sweetheart Lace A Line Wedding Dress with Rhinestone Waistband | Blush Pink and White Rose Bouquet | Groom in Classic Navy Blue Suit with Champagne Bow Tie

Intimate Destination Florida Wedding | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

We wanted someone with lots of experience who would be able to guide us and give us different ideas for poses.

Not being from the area, we went off of recommendations. We decided to go with Lifelong Photography Studio because of their professionalism and the quality of their pictures we saw online. They did an amazing job and we would recommend them to everyone! They made us feel like royalty.

-Aimee and William
Bride and Groom Classic Getaway Car Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Legacy Lane Weddings | Dress Truly Forever Bridal | Photographer Lifelong Photography | Hair and Makeup Adore Bridal

Southern Vintage Private Estate Wedding | Legacy Lane Weddings

We wanted a photographer who made taking photos fun and comfortable. We don't enjoy taking photos and would rather enjoy the moment.

Lifelong Photography Studio made the photoshoots our own special memories together. Our wedding planner highly recommended them, and they had great reviews. We knew we made the right decision during our engagement photoshoot. Buffy, the owner and lead photographer, made it so enjoyable that it felt like a date night together! She and her team did an excellent job capturing our wedding day.

-Victoria and Tyler
Tampa Bay Bride and Groom In Front of Retro Wall Art Mural at NOVA 535 Wedding Venue by Artists The Low Bros in the Edge District of Downtown St. Petersburg | Florida Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studios

Industrial Dusty Blue Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

Wedding pictures were something that I really wanted to come out perfectly. I wanted to find someone who could capture our personalities while still taking beautiful pictures. I was also looking for someone who was professional and reputable and knew how to make us feel comfortable.

After spending hours browsing through photographers on Instagram, I finally came across Lifelong Photography. I was immediately drawn to all of their photos. Each post was so different but had the vibe I was looking for. After our first meeting with Buffy, I knew immediately that I wanted her for our wedding. She is so kind and professional. Tim and I are a bit awkward being the center of attention, so I was quite nervous about a whole photoshoot with just us. Buffy was incredible and made us feel comfortable right from the start. She quickly learned our personalities and was able to put us at ease and calm our nerves, especially since we did all of our pictures before the ceremony. When I got the pictures back, I was blown away. They were amazing! Every time I look at our pictures, I love them more and more. Our house is currently covered in wedding pictures! I would hire Lifelong Photography again and cannot recommend them enough.

-Megan and Timothy

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