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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:

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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!!

More Beach Weddings

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Scouting out venues for a wedding on Miami Beach –  Some gorgeous colors – The hotels are exquisite, the nightlife is some of the most exciting in the world, and with me as your wedding photographer, you will have it all captured – the beaches, the sunset, the ceremony, the guests, the dining, drinking, and dancing, the family that might never all be together again – it’s a day to remember.

A beautiful yellow on the lifeguard station.

Lovely cabanas at the hotel.

Table setting in the bar area.

Beach Umbrellas.

Sarasota Wedding Photographer goes to Honduras

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Isla Roatan:

sarasota photographerMatthew and I find ourselves on a working vacation yet again.  He is boat building and I can’t seem to put my camera down, even when I am on vacation and away from work for a while.  It has been nearly two weeks of living on board a 45 foot fishing yacht in Honduras.  I have let Matthew know I am nearly ready to go back to Sarasota, his response: “you’ve got your pictures, now you want to leave me!”

Sarasota PhotographySomething you won’t see in Sarasota Bay, that is for sure.  A spectacular site to come upon, an old half sunken ship.  Whether you are snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, flying or boating by,  it is awe inspiring.

Tree in the watercrab on the rocky beachthe ocean floorfishing pierLocal rumThe local Rum is not half bad.  Coke and rum, it’s what you drink here.  And plenty of water.  Don’t drink and DIVE!

Lakewood Ranch Club

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club has developed a reputation of being the areas premier wedding and event location. Set in the beautiful community of Lakewood Ranch, The Country Club has been exquisitely designed to accommodate everything from outdoor ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, baby showers, corporate meetings, holiday events, charity golf outings and much, much, more.

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Several couples that I have recently photographed are planning to have their future wedding at the Club.  Check out Jessie and Matt and Michael and Jessica’s engagement photo’s in my ‘Your Story’ column on my blog home page. You can follow their progress and see photo’s of their upcoming wedding at Lakewood Ranch.

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I highly recommend this gorgeous setting for a  “Want IT All Wedding: From the beginning, the loveliest bridal room for the entire wedding party to get ready in to the elegant 4,200 square foot grand ballroom which is designed with tasteful chandeliers, richly colored carpet and a balcony that overlooks the golf course, nature preserve, and fountain-filled lake.  Scenic Fountains and lakes, decorative bridges and a great view of the Country Club from outside create a great back drops for amazing wedding photography. Contact the staff at Lakewood Ranch:

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A Wedding gown hanging in the private bridal suite at Lakewood Ranch.

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The most unusual floral bridal bouquet I have ever seen, designed by Tiger Lily florists of Sarasota.

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University Park Country Club Wedding

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Kevin and Jillians wedding was exceptionally colorful and fun. Lots of attention was paid to details, flowers, and the weather was glorious. Perfect day for a wedding and a perfect day for wedding photography.

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Jillian and Kevins wedding took place at the  University Park Country Club, in Sarasota Florida.

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