Don CeSar surprise proposal! | Christine says Yes!

Capturing surprise proposals is one of my favorite things to do. Just something about the romance and love, the nervous "groom-to-be, the tears of joy, the giggles and squeals, and most importantly of course, the DIAMONDS!

So when Danny texted me out of the blue this week from their home state of Rhode Island because he had seen Adriano and Julianne's lovey dovey proposal that was published on "How He Asked," I was super exited to help him plan Christine's secret beach proposal! 

Don Cesar St Petersburg Beach Proposal

 

Not only did Danny do an awesome job of hiring me to make sure they had the moment captured for years to come, but he picked a gorgeous location, the Don CeSar hotel (in St. Petersburg,) and he set it up perfectly so she looked amazing!!

These photos are completely un-staged, they are really this in love.. Christine has NO idea I'm photographing them! 

Don Cesar St Petersburg Beach Proposal

After a brief walk to take in the gorgeous beach, Danny got down on one knee.. "Will you Marry Me?" 

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And lets talk about that ring folks!!!  Did Danny do good or what? This ring is GORGEOUS!!  

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Look at how cute these two are? 

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They are considering getting married at the amazing Don Cesar, and I'm crossing my fingers that they choose me to capture their wedding! 

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After Danny popped the question and Christine said "YES!!!" they headed off to celebrate with family just as the storm began and this gorgeous rainbow broke through the clouds. I'm calling that a sign of well done Danny! 

Don Cesar Hotel wedding engagement photographer

If your in the market for a wedding or family photographer, or want to "pop the question" to your spouse to be, shoot me an email and we can plan something unique to you and your style! 

Safety Harbor Engagement Photographer {Bethany and Aaron Engaged}

Bethany and Aaron not only just moved to Safety Harbor, but Aaron proposed at the Safety Harbor Spa, so we knew it was the perfect location for their engagement photos. They even brought along their puppy Bosco, and they warned me he HATED cameras!! Well, Bosco and I hit it off and he posed perfectly in just about every photo!

Safety Harbor Engagement Session
Safety harbor engagement session

We started our session off at the gazebo and walked around downtown Safety Harbor a bit and  ended by the gorgeous waters at the spa. Safety Harbor is such a gorgeous little town, and we passed a few little mom and pop shops I can't wait to go back and visit. 

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Safety harbor engagement photographer
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This adorable couple has their wedding next month at the Postcard Inn in St. Petersburg and I can't wait! 

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Safety harbor engagement photographer
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Safety harbor engagement photographer

If your looking for a Safety Harbor engagement or wedding photographer, give me a call! 

He got down on one knee.. {Don Cesar Florida Proposal Photographer}

 

I LOVE shooting proposals! I am excited that more and more guys are calling me to secretly capture their proposals!! 

When Chris decided to ask his Danielle to marry him he pulled out all the stops! He hired an amazing sand castle company to come make a custom sand castle on St. Pete Beach behind the Don Cesar! !  How romantic is that? 

Danielle was so surprised and you'll be happy to know she said YES! 

 

Christina and Brandon Engaged {St. Petersburg Engagement Photographer}

 

This couple was so sweet and fun! We had a great time exploring downtown St. Petersburg! There love is so evident and I am sure they will have many happy years together! 


If your looking for a St. Pete Engagement or Wedding photographer, give me a call! 

 

She said "YES" {St. Pete Proposal Photographer}

 

When Adriano called me and asked me to capture his surprise proposal for his soon to be bride Julianne at the gorgeous Don Cesar on St. Peter beach, I was thrilled!! On top of the fact that they are an adorable couple, it was so special to be allowed to witness such a beautiful moment in their love story. What a special guy Adriano is that he had the foresight to capture this moment eternally through film for them to relive for years to come! I wish them every blessing and lifelong happiness in their upcoming marriage!  

 

Win a Holiday Photo Session! {Tampa Holiday Photography}

Here’s how to win!! 

All 3 steps must be followed to be eligible to win!!  

1. Be a fan on my Facebook page – click HERE  and make sure the “LIKE” button is checked. Then, click on the “LIKE” button and change the “settings” to “all updates” that way you won’t miss any of my posts.

2. Click HERE to go to my Facebook page and then click "share" to share that picture on your Facebook timeline.  

3. Leave me a comment on this blog post with your name and email address so that I can contact you when you win! One name will be randomly chosen on Thursday, October 31st! If you have already purchased a spot or plan to purchase one and win, then your session fee will be refunded. 

To be eligible to win, you must complete all 3 steps above. Get 2 extra entries for each client you refer who books a session. 

Winner can be anyone, a new or current client and includes one family and any of its immediate members.  $300 value. Session to be held in the Tampa Bay Area or travel fee may apply. Session cannot be traded or transferred to another person. Newborn sessions and weddings not aplicable. 

"As You Wish" Princess Bride Shoot {b. retreat photographer}

 

Here is a peek at some of the GORGEOUS styling  Diane Marie Events  put together for our Princess Bride shoot at Fiddlers Green Ranch.  Our Princess Buttercup and Prince Wesley Models were the stunning Taylor Hill and the handsome Cameron Bigelow.  The MAGNIFICENT hair and makeup for the bride were done by Michelle Renee The Studio. This was the finale shoot after an amazing weekend of shooting, teaching, and networking with the talented ladies who attended our first annual b. photography retreats

Feel like you missed out? "Like" b. retreats facebook page to hear us announce details  of our next retreat in January! 

HERE is a link to another TDF shoot from that day!  

Its a Zoo out there! {Tampa Engagement Photographer}

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Tara and Andrew's Downtown Tampa Engagment Session {Tampa Engagement Photographer}

Tara and Andrew wanted their engagment session to reflect their home. They live in the heart of downtown Tampa, and wanted to be sure to incorporate

                                                                                    all the skyscrapers and hustle and bustle they live and enjoy daily.

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    We walked around downtown Tampa, and enjoyed both the gardens and beauty of University of Tampa, and the industrial cityscape of Curtis Hixon Park.

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We ended up on the balcony of their condo just as the sun had finally set.

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                                   Thank you Tara and Andrew for allowing me to capture your love. I know your wedding is going to be a grand success!

 

 

If you are searching for your wedding photographer, destination or local, let's chat!  Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater, Lakeland, Orlando and beyond we would love to be a part of your big day! 

 

Orange Grove Engagment {Winter Haven Engagement Photographer}

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This blog post is a long time coming. Dare I say a New Year's Resolution is to blog more? :) Lovely engagement shoot on their family's gorgeous property!! What a super sweet couple! Congratulations on your marriage! Wishing you both many happy years

 

 

If you are searching for your wedding photographer, destination or local, let's chat!  Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater, Lakeland, Orlando and beyond we would love to be a part of your big day!