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.

Intimate Bride and Groom Beach Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | Venue The Don CeSar

Garden-Inspired Blush St Pete Beach Wedding | Don CeSar

I was looking for a photographer who produced photos that were timeless, and that is exactly what I received! My wedding photographer, Emily, from Lifelong Photography Studio, was so very personable and professional. I was grateful to have her a part of the day. She even stayed late to photograph some late-night snacks with my guests.

-Marissa and Michael
Ivory Off The Shoulder Beaded Bodice A-Line Ballgown Stephen Yearick Couture Wedding Dress Inspiration | Cathedral Length Veil Ideas | Tampa Bay Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi Beauty Studio | Planner Special Moments Event Planning

Luxurious, Chic White and Gold Wedding | Hilton Tampa Downtown

Lifelong Photography Studio was the company that my cousin and brother used for their weddings. Once we saw how flawless the pictures were and how effortlessly Lifelong Photography Studio‘s personalities meshed with ours, we knew we had to choose them.

We also loved that since they have done two family weddings, they know our wedding traditions and were able to capture the most perfect shots!

-Lexi and Anthony
Bride and Groom Just Married in the Coral Reef Gallery Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Event Venue The Florida Aquarium | Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Tropical Downtown Tampa Wedding | Florida Aquarium

The ceremony was in front of the giant tank, and the room was dark. The staff at the Aquarium emphasized using one of their preferred vendors in order to make sure that the photography lighting was correct.

We chose Lifelong Photography Studio because they were able to edit out any light reflections on the glass. We did an engagement shoot with them and loved the photographer that we worked with! Gabrielle made us feel at ease when taking photos and not awkward at all. She also helped with posing us and corralling our large wedding party so that we have amazing photos.

-Chelsea and Chris
Romantic Bride and Groom Veil Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Elegant Pink and White Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Birchwood

I was looking for a photographer who was professional and had a lot of experience working with couples and weddings.

I picked Lifelong Photography Studio because they are hands down the best for weddings. I love their style of pictures and how they put so much detail into every photo. We had so much fun working with them, and their entire time was amazing!

-Ana and Holden
Bride and Groom Clearwater Beach Sunset Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | Venue Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach | Planner Coastal Coordinating

Coastal Blue Destination Wedding | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

When you look at wedding pictures on social media, there are so many styles and editing techniques. At first, this was overwhelming because I couldn’t figure out what style was best suited for us, even though we admired the beauty of each photographer's specific style. However, after many hours of research, we noticed that we were drawn to the pictures that were timeless, bright, and slightly airy. We wanted our wedding pictures to never go out of style.

I chose Lifelong Photography Studio because their work was everything we wanted in our wedding pictures: timeless, bright, and slightly airy. Buffy Feldman and her team were amazing, from our first consultation, making the timeline, to the day of our wedding. Buffy truly captured the moments that Austin and I will always remember.

-Stephanie and Austin
Bride and Groom in Front of White Classic Vintage Car Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Classic White and Gold Safety Harbor Wedding | Harborside Chapel

We searched for a photographer who matched our style. We wanted photos that were vibrant and timeless, not too airbrushed or overly edited. We had an engagement shoot with Lifelong Photography Studio that went well. The shoot was pretty natural and flowed easily. Our photographer guided us along the way with pose ideas and suggestions.

We hired Lifelong because of their portfolio as well as the price and photo packages they offered. We were thoroughly pleased with their services. They went above and beyond to make sure that we achieved the shots we wanted and then some. They also worked with us when we shared details and examples of the shots we wanted on our wedding day. Communication was easy, and the turnaround time was amazing.

-Rickia and Trent

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