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Cory & Amy Engagement Session

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Cory & Amy Engagement Session

After four wonderful years of falling in love Cory popped the question to his beautiful future bride Amy in such a romantic way. He planned out a stunning dinner at the Fiorelli Winery where he got down on one knee and asked the love of his life to be his forever. He had me arrive early so that I was able to truly capture each and every moment of the evening leading up to the perfect question. They both work in the Tampa Bay Area wedding industry and that is how they met, how wonderful that now they get to plan their own! They are going to tie the knot this summer in a romantic destination wedding in Nashville, Tennessee with friends and family coming in from all over. Don’t you think Cory did a beautiful job planning out this engagement session, such a wonderful location and perfect evening. Love getting to be apart of these moments.

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Alex & Brittany Atlanta Engagement Session

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Alex & Brittany Atlanta Engagement Session

Aren’t the colors in these images just breathtaking? What a truly gorgeous shoot we had this day, can’t believe it was so cold, 34 degrees and you can’t even tell. They look like professionals in front of the camera. So much love in their eyes, high school sweethearts, you could just sense their connection being around them. A beautiful Atlanta, Georgia engagement could only be paired with an equally beautiful engagement shoot. After a little bit of searching we were about to find the perfect spot for their shoot, an old mill back in the woods with a stunning waterfall. The characteristics of the mill and the colors of the foliage really made their outfits pop even more! It was so chilly, we were covered in goosebumps, I couldn’t believe that they still got in the water with how cold it was, but they knew the shots they wanted and we made them happen.

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F Family | Sisters Session | Downtown Tampa

I had such a blast photographing the F sisters, for their sister session! They are both just absolutely gorgeous, just like their mom. Their sisterly bond is so evident in these images, and I'm so happy to have been able to capture it. Their shoot took place in Downtown Tampa. The University of Tampa has so much variety, from the buildings to the campus around it. The bonus is the Hillsbourough river is right there in the backdrop along with all of the buildings of Downtown.

 

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Christina & Family | Downtown St. Pete Family Session

There's just something so great about shooting other photographers. It's always such an honor to document other creatives, and capture them with the ones they love most. Like most photographers, getting into the frame with our family is hard. We are usually the ones taking the pictures! Her boy's are so sweet, and there was just so much love to capture. For their session we headed to Downtown St. Petersburg, which never disapoints The light was just perfect, and so where they.

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Clearwater Charity | Motherhood Session |

This motherhood session was a photographers dream. This stunning momma wanted to document motherhood in the most beautiful way possible. She truly embodies motherhood, the love and bond between a mother and her children. Not only is she absolutely gorgeous, but her kids are just perfection. We captured these bohemian, goddess vibed portrait's in beautiful Clearwater FL. It was so much fun to get artistically creative to capture Charity and her babies in a unique way. 

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Old Northeast St. Pete Photographer|Family Session & First Birthday |

I cannot say enough good things about this sweet family here. Not only are they all beautiful, but they where just a pleasure to work with. We headed to Old North East for their family session, which also ended with a first birthday cake smash! The golden light made for such a dreamy setting.

Also can we talk about those perfect curls? They totally had me at hello. I could have photographed them all day.

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WINTER PARK FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER| LILIAH & LEILA | PORTRAIT SESSION |

I've had the honor of photographing these beautiful girls, Liliah and Leila since they where just babies. It has been such a gift to document their growth over the years. This family is so sweet, and their girls are absolutely adorable, bubbly, and outgoing. They love each other and the camera which made my job so easy. For this fun portrait session we headed to Kraft Azalea Gardens for it's versatile location options, which went perfectly with each of their outfits. 

How absolutely stunning are they?

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BROOKE + JOHNNY | BACK IN THE DRESS SESSION | TAMPA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

It's not often that a Bride and Groom will be dressed up in their wedding day attire aside from the day they say "I do".

Why not relive the happiest day of your life, get dressed up and experience that moment all over again? That's exactly what Brooke and Johnny did in their Sarasota FL, back in the dress session. Their back in the dress session featured tropical scenery, a florida country farm, and a horse to top it all off, but what made this session the most meaningful was the undeniable love Brooke and Johnny share for one another.

 

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Ethan & Cait engagement, secret grotto... St Petersburg engagement photographer

I first met Cait while attending a photography workshop with friends. I was friends with her sister who is a photographer as well. She was there as one of the models. We ended up bonding during that weekend. I was drawn to her sweet nature, free spirit and love for others. She had a sense of adventure and was up for anything! We kept in touch throughout the year and talked often. I asked her to come on for a personal project (which you can see here- http://www.christinamaldonado.com/blog/2014/5/19/all-that-wander-are-not-lostfree-spirit-themed-session. ) We spent the whole day hanging out, having fun and talking about life. This is when she told me about Ethan. They had been "talking" and I could tell that she was head over heels for him. Through out the next few months I was able to watch their love blossom, he was really good for her, treated her well and made her happy. Ethan planned a surprise engagement that involved all their family and close friends, while they were vacationing on the beach. He sang to her and then dropped to one knee...and she said yes! 

I was so honored when she told me that she wanted me to be their photographer for their big day! She told me her vision for her engagement session, was "Modern day fairytale." I brought in a styling team to assist with the full vision. They created the most divine set up for her theme, it was beyond dreamy! We had a great time capturing their love that evening. Cait's sister also captured some video of them signing together. Their voices are so beautiful it caused us to tear up. I can not wait to capture their big day in early December!

 

Styling : Anna Jane Styling http://www.annajanestyling.com/

 


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