Lifelong Photography Studio | Best Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer

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:

Our price range is $2,300 – $6,200 for 1 photographer  for 6.5 hours – 2 photographers unlimited plus a full printing package. On average, our clients end up booking a 2 photographer and 7 or 8-hour package for around $3,500 – $4,100.

$300 per hour for a 1 photographer package, and $375 for a 2 photographer package.

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.

Florida Sunset Photo of Bride and Groom on the Beach | St. Pete Beach Wedding Venue Postcard Inn | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Vintage Hawaiian Inspired St. Pete Beach Wedding | Postcard Inn

Hiring an incredible photographer and videographer was very important as we knew many friends and family would not be able to join in person, but we wanted to share as much of our day as we could. We looked for a wedding photographer knowledgeable about the venue.

From my first call with Gabe at Lifelong Photography Studio, I knew we wanted her to photograph our wedding, and we were lucky she was available! There needs to trust in the relationship between a couple and photographer, and I knew she would help guide us along the way. We absolutely chose Lifelong Photography Studio based on our consult with Gabe, her confidence in shooting at Postcard Inn, and the recommendations she provided made our experience even more special than what we were originally considering.

-Janina and Nathan
Classic Traditional Bride in Lace and Illusion Scoop High Neckline and Tulle Skirt A-Line Wedding Dress with Groom in Blue Suit | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | Wedding Venue The Orlo | Wedding Planner Core Concepts

Classic Navy, White, and Gold South Tampa Wedding | The Orlo

We wanted a photographer who would capture traditional photos with a light and airy style, and that was equally talented in taking posed and candid shots.

Lifelong Photography Studio has such a traditional, timeless style, and that’s exactly what we wanted! We loved that their photos were light and airy and would capture the spirit of how we were feeling that day. It seems that so many photographers these days lean towards dark and moody filters, and that’s not how we wanted to remember our wedding day.

The service at Lifelong was amazing, and we would definitely recommend our lead photographer, Kristen! She, along with the whole team, went above and beyond, listened to our requests, arrived earlier than expected, and even stayed an extra hour when asked on the day of. Lifelong Photography captured our wedding photos beyond our expectations, providing us with thousands of quality images. They were also very responsive to our questions leading up to the wedding day.

-Kate and Edwin
Modern Romantic Bride First Look Wedding Portrait with Groom in White Tuxedo | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | Wedding Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Modern Black and White Tampa Wedding | Davis Island Garden Club

We wanted to shoot with a photographer who loves and understands weddings and who focuses on the details. 

We love Lifelong Photography Studios' bright and airy feel as well as their sweet personalities and price point! It just felt right.

-Amber and Shawndel
Florida Timeless Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony Exit Recessional with Guests Throwing White Rose Petals on Waterfront Lawn Ceremony at Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue Sandpearl Resort | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | Wedding Planner Blue Skies Weddings and Events | Wedding Florist Iza's Flowers | Wedding Hair and Makeup Adore Bridal

Elegant White and Gold Clearwater Beach Wedding | The Sandpearl

Genuine, candid, professional, and not too pricey. We honestly don't like taking pictures very much, so we wanted a good team who would capture our personalities and not have any forced or staged shots.

I knew Lifelong Photography Studios was the perfect fit after viewing the website and talking to Emily. They were amazing and one of our favorite vendors! We had a large bridal party, and both don't like taking pictures, so we weren't the easiest couple to work with, but we had a great time. Emily got me through all the shots I wanted and encouraged us the whole time.

-Morgan and Rick
Indian Hindu Bride Wearing Red and Gold Lengha Two Piece Dress and Veil, Groom Wearing White Bandhgala Suit with Red and Gold Dupatta | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studios

Burgundy Indian Fusion Wedding | Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

We wanted great quality and detailed photos. After looking at Lifelong Photography Studios‘ website, we knew they would capture the best moments of our wedding and take the time to get the kind of photos we would cherish forever.

They did such a wonderful job! Working with Emily was so comfortable during our engagement shoot and she always went above and beyond, along with her assistant Eden, to make sure we got beautiful photos from the wedding.

-Aruna and True
Romantic Blue Coastal Chic Sunset Tampa Bride and Groom Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | Waterfront Tampa Wedding Venue Yacht Starship

Romantic Blue Coastal Chic Tampa Waterfront Wedding | Yacht StarShip

We wanted a photographer who provided a timeless look and style that was light and airy.

We loved Lifelong Photography Studio‘s attention to detail. Gaby is not only an amazing photographer she is such a complete joy to be around. She went above and beyond on our wedding day capturing every detail, and we are forever grateful for her and owner/photographer, Buffy, for not only making our wedding photos perfect but our engagement photos as well.

-Katelynn and Taylor

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