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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:

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!!

Vintage Inspired Wedding, Garden Club Sarasota

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Over a year ago, Tracy and Dave came to me and told me they were getting married and wanted me to photograph their wedding. When tracy, who is truly magical at creating and designing wedding details, was describing her wedding and the details, I was getting very excited as the particulars emerged. I was thinking: romantic, vintage vibe. Right up my alley. Dave and Tracy are the kind of couple love stories are written about – warm, funny, stylish, and completely adoring of one another. Their wedding was held at the Sarasota Garden Club nestled in the north corner of downtown Sarasota and was full of personal touches giving it an intimate,  boutique look and feel for this vintage inspired wedding.  

An incredible amount of special thought and attention to detail by the bride herself went into this wedding. Nearly everything was designed with thought and care by Tracy, what a gift she has and here are the photo’s to prove it.

A bouquet made entirely with brooches! Just wow..

and I was absolutely in love with her shoes, I am sure anyone who follows this blog will notice I am a sucker for shoes and shoe shots.

The ring bearer! Foxhill’s Juicy Couture, you can call her Juicy.

Dove release by Sarasota Dove Release (dot com)

Love this capture the moment, Alice in wonderland style!

After the wedding and photo’s on the grounds of the garden, we headed for a quick stop at the beach for post sunset shots.. so glad we did. Stunning. Then off to Ophelia’s on Siesta Key, for a quaint and romantic dinner party.

Again, Tracy is a genius, just look at what she did with the cake! I was speechless.

They are two of the sweetest people, and it was a joy to work with them: I wish you a life time of happiness Dave and Tracy!


Al & Sue – Downtown Sarasota, Selby Gardens Wedding

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

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.