Grand Plaza destination wedding St. Petersburg Beach – Leona and Brian July | 05 | 2009

Grand Plaza Wedding picture St. Petersburg Beach

“Harley Davidsons, Tatoos, Van Halen.”
Those three things might not automatically make you think of a wedding day, but Leona and Brian aren’t your typical bride and groom. But behind a seemingly tough image, they are one of the sweetest couples I have worked with. And even with it being a rainy day, that didn’t stop us from finding some beautiful light all day (and night) long. Thanks to Kristi at the Grand Plaza who had everything running smooth. Despite not seeing the sun even once all day we managed to run out in between showers for portraits. Thanks to “the more than just a DJ” Rob of Sword Sounds for helping out with some lighting as we dashed in and out of the rain. Friends and family can view and order images here. The password is the home state of Leona in lowercase.


Day After Trash the dress shoot in the Gulf of Mexico with Andrea and David, Clearwater FL June | 14 | 2009


Trash the Dress Clearwater Beach FL

Trash the Dress Clearwater Beach FL

Jumping in the pool after their wedding at the SandPearl Resort (scroll down the blog) was not enough for us we had to go more extreme. We all set out to the beach on a Sunday (filled with people) to see what we could create. I was in the water the most fearing for my camera as I jumped a wave got low to the surface, take a shot, turn around and look for the next wave and repeat. The camera strap got dunked a few times but no other problems, anything for the shot!

Sandpearl resort wedding Clearwater David and Andrea May | 10 | 2009

Sandpearl Wedding pictures Clearwater Beach

When I had my initial consultation with David and Andrea, hiring a coordinator came up and Andrea was not sure about it. David quickly said “I don’t want you to worry about anything, you should have a coordinator”. From day one David was on the “it’s all about the Bride” page. He thoughtfully and without hesitation handed Andrea the spotlight, making for an enchanting day. Brides do not get any more beautiful than Andrea and that kept my camera happy the entire wedding.

Andrea’s choices for her wedding vendors were truly outstanding. The Sandpearl resort is a phenomenal place for a wedding, her hair (Kristina Bennett EnV) and makeup (Darlina with KyleLynn weddings) were perfection all day in the Florida heat, and we were lucky to have Felix the DJ getting the party going like no one else does. Grande Weddings event planners stayed until the very end providing outstanding service every step of the way.

Below is the slideshow. And for guests at the wedding click here to see all of Andrea and David’s images.