Must Take Photos!

If you follow us on Pinterest then you have probably seen our board called "Must Take Photos." It features a lot of wedding photos that we feel are some absolute must-haves for your wedding day- some sweet, some funny + some that completely capture the day as a whole. Your photographer is always open to getting some requests from you in regards to any specific shots that you may want so be sure to share some of the following with them; however, do remember that they are professionals + will automatically capture a lot of the necessities + popular photos that you may want, so don't overwhelm their inbox with hundreds of must-have photos.. they know what they're doing ;)
Yes, we know that if you're doing a first look that it will be captured but we want you to make sure you get all angles, like from Anita + Rob's wedding {photo by Sunglow Photography}
Bride peeking out at the setup of her big day! Alyssa + Oliver's wedding {photo by Ben Sasso Photography}
Due to the weather being a bit stressful, Karin + Ethan opted for an unplanned, last minute first look + it turned out so spectacular! {photo by Kristen Weaver Photography}
Having two photographers? Make sure one is focused on the groom as you walk down the aisle! Lauren + Chris' wedding {photo by 12-1 Photography}
Not a fan of the first look with your fiance? How about having one with dad?! Maggie + Travis' wedding {photo by Blue Lane Studios}
If you choose a destination wedding + have a location like Jaime + Shawn did, when we did their wedding in St. Croix, this type of photo is a must-have. {photo by Sivan Photography}
An obvious one but we love seeing the smiles when you walk down the aisle! Amanda + Graham's wedding {photo by Best Photography}
I adore this personality photo collage of everyone in the bridal party- so fun! Maggie + Travis' wedding {photo by Blue Lane Studios}
Having your canine babies in the wedding? Even better, are they dressed up?! {photo by Viera Photographics}
Special moments captured with the guests all around- so incredibly romantic! Lexi + J.B.'s wedding {photo by Pure Photography by Lindsey Tropf}
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Married : Melissa + John

I love when we get to travel to unique places for weddings! John + Melissa got married on an exclusive island only accessible by car ferry at a resort where the only means of transportation is golf cart. Does it sound like we jumped the ocean to a tropical island in the Caribbean? Nope! All it took was a 2 + a half hour drive north + a 5 minute ferry ride to arrive at the beautiful Palm Island Resort off the coast of Tampa. The wedding details fit perfectly with their island wedding. The bamboo aisle runner + burlap covered bamboo ceremony arch made their ceremony set-up one of my favorites of all time. Their personalized details at the reception had their guests buzzing all night. From their monogrammed wooden oar drink stirrers that they used as escort cards to the stunning simplicity of their palm frond + candle lined guest tables, this wedding took tropical island elegance to a whole new level!

Their wedding was also recently featured on the national Carats & Cake wedding blog: http://caratsandcake.com/melissaandjohn

Our vendors for the day:
Wedding Coordinator: At Last Wedding + Event Design
Photographer: Matt Steeves Photography
Venue: Palm Island Resort
DJ: Twin DJ's
Floral: Elegant Designs
Hair/Makeup: Duality Artistry


Married {video} : Lisa + Mark

Yes, yes, Lisa + Mark married at the Naples Bay Resort quite some time ago but I just could not pass up the opportunity to share their highlight video that IheARTfilms created for them! They did such an incredible job at capturing their wedding + it was fantastic to be a part of their special day.

If you missed the photos from Joe Capasso Photography, check out that blog post here!