Today we wanted to celebrate the special women in our lives that bring so much joy and tenderness to the wedding day. Some of these frames are favorites of mine that still give me goose bumps and try to grab the essence of a mother’s heart. As a wedding photographer, I have been let into this special bond many times over, and it never gets old. On a personal level, I shared my first dance with both my mom and my grandma and will always remain in my mental highlight reel. Now, watching my wife Janelle become a mother, I realize even more that a wedding day is something they dream up from the time they are growing inside. The wedding thus becomes a culmination of hopes and dreams realized and legacy of love celebrated. We love Moms!

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I was instantly drawn in by these two after meeting last October at Fawn & Jay’s wedding in California. They had the best friend thing figured out among the romance and that was inspiring. When they told me they had planned a French chateau themed wedding at an old horse stable in Tampa, needless to say, they had my full attention. Kristi and Ben are easy to love, and I realized this even more on their wedding day as it brought together 150 of their closest friends and family who were equally as obsessed with the couple. This epic wedding had it all from a stellar cast of fun friends ready to rip on the dance floor, to 73 degrees and breezy with sunshine, to a memorable and intentional menu. As the sun disappeared, twilight brought with it the cafe lights and super sincere toasts to the happy couple. Everyone’s smile had been permanently fixed to their faces, and I am certain would be for the weeks to come.

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Contributing Vendors: Casa Lantana (venue), Mad Dogs & Englishmen (rehearsal dinner venue), Puff N Stuff Catering (catering), Katara Confectionery (dessert), CC’s Boutique (wedding dress), Danielle Sabatello (makeup), Lexi Garcia (hair)

When you have so much in common with someone, why not crush on them and then ask for their hand in marriage? That sounded like a good plan to Andy! Both are driven professionally as up-and-coming doctors taking their talents to New York. These list checkers make time for friends and family and even plenty of romance along the way. I think even Andy was caught off guard at the overflow of love and emotion this day can bring, as he wiped away tears to see his flawless bride for the first time. Janelle and I freaking adore these two as friends and by the wedding A-Team they built! From the event details of the talented Aria staff, to Arts and Flowers with their impressive blooms, to Twirl event design‘s brilliance coupled with Janelle Vick or White Confetti to pull all the strings together, you could not ask for more. And with the fabulous Alex as his wife, neither could Andy.

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Contributing Vendors: Aria (venue), Twirl Events (wedding planner), White Confetti (day-of coordinator), Arts & Flowers (florist), Linen Effects (rental decor), Crave (catering), Nothing Bundt Cakes (dessert), RIVINI by Rita Vinieris (bridal attire), Calvin Klein (tux), Sarah Christine (makeup), Haley Ludwig (hair), Callan Jensen (hair), Paper Rock Scissors (invitations), Carolyn Draayer (videographer), Crazy Cam (photo booth by Vick Photography!), Three Six Sound (music)