As I left cattle dogs coffee shop the day I met Raeven, I couldn’t help but think: This is the type of bride I want to serve for every wedding I shoot. Her personality just made me so excited to deliver the very best I could for her and I was ecstatic she booked me! She explained to me how much she loved photography in school and was very aware of everything my job entails; The time I would need to create portraits in the right light and the vision for wanting multiple perspectives with a second photographer. *Insert happy tears* she was the kind, thoughtful, obsessed with pictures bride I love. Ironically enough, she found me through Ms. Boudreau which was our mutual photography teacher at Citrus high, give or take 10 years apart haha. I loved getting to meet her face to face in person because it really set us on a different level come wedding day. Normally, the first time I’m meeting with my brides is when I shoot their engagement pictures and in this case she had already gotten some done so it was an alternative meet up but just as great. Oh and did I mention she was pregnant?! I couldn’t really see Blakelyn that day at cattle dogs but by the time February 22nd, 2020 rolled around, oh my goodness she was sporting the cutest little baby bump!!
I had been to The Plantation in Crystal River, FL for a family shoot but I hadn’t ever shot a wedding there before Raeven and Garrett; so I knew what the basic layout was in front of the water but I was astonished by the incredible detail they put into the reception area “The Magnolia room” off to the side of hotel. The remodeling of the front entrance with the new fountain is amazing.
This wedding was such a dream to photograph. Beautifully decorated and coordinated, I had one of the greatest photographers I know shoot along side me, Dylan Todd of Dylan Todd Photography Fabulous real estate/fine art photographer also a dear long time friend from Daytona State College. Go check him out he’s killing it in St. Pete. The weather was wonderful the people were spectacularrrr, the venue and the other vendors were excellent (I’ll list them at the bottom) Raeven had sooo many precious, unique touches she wanted included such as the first look with her Dad and her beloved fur baby Kodah, The bridesmaids reaction to her dress, pictures of Garrett “shaving” with his very young little nephew, heartfelt gift exchanges, and of course an epic sparkler exit. All those small pieces of gloriousness factor into a really great wedding day and I couldn’t have been more honored to be the one responsible to capture it! I wish you both a long and happy marriage, be blessed. <3
Feast your eyes on my highlight reel from the day…
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- Photographers: Wombs to weddings Photography & Dylan Todd Photography
- Venue: The Plantation
- Dj: RJM Entertainment
- Florist: julie borwick
- Catering: publix/ the grill
- Invitations: Zazzle