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Sarasota Wedding Photographer; Palmetto E Sesson

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Here is hoping everyone is having a gorgeous and meaningful new year. I thought this Florida engagement session would be a perfect way to continue the celebration. Cassandra and Kevin’s country military engagement session is unbelievably gorgeous! Taken just in time before Kevin headed back to his base. The photos and theme came together beautifully. Leave it up to their creative personalities to find the perfect props to take their country vibe from cute to stunning.  Enjoy the beauty you’re about to see and remember to thank incredible people like Kevin for their selfless sacrifice.

Here’s to loving Florida almost as much as I love photographing adorable couples. Cassandra and Kevin will be getting married later this year.

Emerson Point Preserve is so dynamic for photo sessions and for exploring. It is vast and and full of green-space with the best of all worlds. Tall grass, oak trees, walkways and water front.

Cassandra had so many great ideas, and just threw them out to me and I was total on board with all of them. The entire engagement session was done at Emerson Point Preserve in Palmetto Florida:  Sarasota Wedding Photographer: Sheila Simmington

 

Siesta Key Wedding; A Romantic Evening

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Ok, this is the first time I have photographed such a unique intimate setting on the beach in Sarasota. A photographers dream is realized when they show up at a wedding that is unlike any wedding they have photographed before. This is one that I would say is right up there with being so individual and unique. From the crackled pillars, to the benches with cushions for a family only ceremony. Both the bride and groom recited their hand written vows in English as well as in Spanish.  To the very intimate, romantic dinner placed  under the banyan tree in the courtyard of their resort. I’m blessed to have been part of this wonderful evening. Lets get going with some photo’s shall we?

Love that Siesta Key white sand and azure water of the gulf of mexico.

The entire wedding. I love how intimate this wedding is. Family. Don’t get me wrong I love big wedding parties also. But this afforded me to really take my time and get really creative with the wedding.

Beautiful feather bouquet handcrafted by the brides father. Stunning for the beach and gulf of mexico.

What a handsome gentleman!

I’m so happy for Amber and Andy and so pleased they they held true to their vision. What a beautiful bond. Wishing you well love birds!

Sarasota Wedding Photographer; Ringling Wedding

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Monica and Lenny – Love the contrast in colors in this romantic themed wedding.  Held at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota Florida. The couple had decided to have a “first look” and use the grounds of Ringling to take all the formal photographs of the wedding party as well as the romantic photo’s of just the lovely couple.  This would afford them all the photo’s they wanted without rushing as well as having their sunset evening ceremony they wished for. Enjoy

Sarasota Wedding Photographer: The Ceremony was held in the grand front entryway of Ringling Museums Private House, the Ca’da’zan.  Stunning

Monica and Lenny; all the luck to you on this wonderful journey of life – and thanks for letting me drag you around the gorgeous but huge property of the Ringling grounds.  A photographers dream.

Cross Creek Ranch

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Jessica and Justin, what can I say? I will go back over a year now when they came into my studio to talk photography – still unsure about the location of the wedding and even the exact date for that matter. The story was set. Outgoing smart couple super excited about planning their wedding; searching for the perfect venue and not settling for anything less than exactly what will thrill them and their family and friends on their ‘big Day’. Knowing I was going to be part of this union know matter where or when, I was patient but knew I was in for something new; different. Cross Creek Ranch, sure I had heard some recent buzz about it, no I had never photographed a wedding there before. But that is about to change..

I was in for a rare treat. Being an on the coast Sarasota Photographer, photographing a wedding like this is not a weekly occurrence   Hello Florida countryside meets charming horse stables meets photography eye candy everywhere. Honestly I didn’t know where to start. I was so excited see what we were going to come up with for this amazing couple at this new venue. And it goes a little something like this:

It certainly is isn’t?

Love this touch, the mossy tree heart with inscription. Perfect

What could be more perfect, fluttering clothes pinned photo’s from the couples past: yes I looked at every one of them. Treats for everyone, and propped up on a table supported by vintage Jack Daniel Barrels. Sweet!  No pun intended:)

Love the country inspired vintage theme, from the antiques set about the place right down to the cowboy boots! 

Hello! Rustic Chandelier billowing in the wind, vintage inspired canning jars filled with a mix of wild flowers- grand oak tree adorned with the big A. It couldn’t have been a more perfect setting for a late afternoon ceremony for a couple in love. Even I had to hold back my tears: Really!!

Oh and there were a few surprises as I was walking around the grounds with the wedding party: a tractor. painted orange. placed perfectly in the field. Of Course! 

Jessica and Justin, thank you so very much for finding me and letting me be part of your special day. And thanks for following through with your vision so my camera and I could be there to experience it with you. Well done!  All the happiness to this amazing couple!!

Sarasota Garden Club Wedding

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

We have our very own Secret Garden here in Sarasota; just like the book. Unknown to many people who even live here in Sarasota. It is perfect for a small or medium sized wedding – and very affordable. Ashley and Clayton married in the gardens late November.

The Garden Club, nestled in the north corner of downtown, near the Hyatt hotel has everything a photographer dreams for.. well I do anyway. Lush grass, heavy full trees, ponds, rustic benches, unkempt stepping stones and fresh flowers galore. The combination of the sun and the blushing bride Ashley had all my attention – I was inspired by the combination! Check it out.

Back inside for the girls, a little freshening up and getting ready for that walk down the isle.  Lets see what’s happening in the hall where the reception is taking place later and a quick hello to the guys on the other side of the building. I am in love the the vintage hand mirror and the brassy tea pots for flower pots on the center tables. Here are some more details:

I departed the Sarasota Garden Club that night and the party was just peaking – Such a tight knit crowd of friends on the dance floor singing and dancing, I dare not interrupt. I just let myself out and captured this closing shot on my way home. Thanks to Ashley and her dad for finding me and for that contagious smile you’ve got Ashley! Congrats.