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 $3,200, with the average couple spending $3,600-$7,100 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.

Bride and Groom On Sailboat Sunset Wedding Portrait | TSt Petersburg Photographer Lifelong Photography | Videographer Shannon Kelly Films | Planner Coastal Coordinating | Venue Isla del Sol Yacht Club

Tropical Waterfront St Petersburg Wedding | Isla del Sol Yacht Club

We wanted a photographer who took photos that were light and airy and stayed pretty true to color. We also really wanted somebody who was familiar with the venue and knew the best times and places for photos.

We loved the style of editing Lifelong Photography Studios does on their photos and how nothing is too over-filtered. Gabrielle was very familiar with our venue and that gave us great piece of mind!

-Lauren and Jon
Bride and Groom Up Close Wedding Portrait Under Veil with Tropical Florals | Wedding Photographer St. Petersburg Lifelong Photography | Planner Coastal Coordinating

Tropical Peach and Pink Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Birchwood

We wanted our photos to feel bright and airy. We had a great meeting with the Lifelong Photography Studio team and knew they had a lot of experience shooting at The Birchwood. We felt confident that they'd be able to capture our day and the scenery.

We're so happy with our photos; we had an excellent engagement session in New York City, and our wedding photos are bright and airy like we hoped. Buffy made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and gave great instructions for how to pose and move. They took great care to fit in all the types of photos we wanted and all the people we wanted photos with.

-Sylvia and Joe
Bride and Groom Veil Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Photographer Lifelong Photography | Hair and Makeup Artist Michele Renee The Studio

Moody Winter Wonderland-Inspired Wedding | Cross Creek Ranch

It was really important that we both felt comfortable with them. Chris and I are fairly awkward people, so I definitely wanted someone who would help us out of our shells and allow us to be goofy and still look amazing. Me being a curvy girl, I was so afraid of hating all of my photos, so I wanted a photographer who knew how to shoot my body type so that my beauty still shined through.

We specifically went with Lifelong Photography Studio because their work is beautiful. I love that it isn't overly edited, and I still feel like me. Working in the industry, I work closely with a whole bunch of different vendors, and I've always loved Gabrielle. She's so fun to be around, and I loved that I was able to feel comfortable around her.

-Alecia and Chris
Bride and Groom Downtown St. Pete Wedding Portrait | Photographer Lifelong Photography

Timeless Cream and Black Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Birchwood

When looking for a wedding photographer, I wanted to go with the theme of timeless and classy, plus clean, bright photos, and that is exactly what Lifelong delivered!

I chose Lifelong Photography Studios because I saw their photos on Marry Me Tampa Bay, and they were exactly what I was looking for. Clean and classic! After our initial meeting, I knew they were a perfect fit! Buffy, the owner, was so kind and had the best energy that I knew was going to fit perfectly for our wedding day.

Lifelong exceeded my expectations as they made an entire timeline for the day. The photos are everything I could ask for and will still look perfect in 50 years! And on top of everything, they are a pleasure to work with. I don't think our day would have run remotely smoothly without them!

-Blayne and Jordan
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

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