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Miguel & Danielle • Channelside Engagement Photos • Downtown Tampa, Florida

We met up with Miguel & Danielle and their sweet pup Romey for their engagement session a few weeks ago. The weather was beautiful and the light was even more beautiful. Add in a good looking couple and an adorable dog, you have the perfect conditions for a great session. Enjoy!

When & how did you meet?

We meet in 2007 in Miami during graduate school and ended up being physical exam lab partners. We spent grueling long hours studying physiology and pharmacology which eventually led into falling for each other.  We both finally found our "home" in Tampa, FL after spending some time doing long distance in various cities. 

When & how did you get engaged?

I said "yes" to Miguel at my Grandparents waterfront home in Indian Harbour Beach, FL during sunset the day before New Years Eve! :)  My family was present as the hidden papparazi. Fortunately, they also had my step dad on Facetime while he was deployed in Afghanastan so he could take part in the moment. Miguel arranged to have the rest of our friends and family there as a surprise engagement party after the proposal.  His niece was so cute, she said "What if Danielle says no? Will there still be a party?" I was so shocked that he was able to plan something without me knowing! 

When and where is your wedding?

We are getting married at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Longboat Key and celebrating our reception at Zota Beach Resort after on St Patricks Day! March 17th will always be a fun anniversary! 

Miguel as explained by Danielle.

Miguel is the most humble handsome human being on the planet! He has a way of captivating others heart with his kindness and gentle gestures. I adore his dedication to work, family and culture. My heart and soul lives in that tall mans body and can not wait to spend forever with him! :)

Danielle as explained by Miguel.

Danielle is a caring, warm-hearted and passionate lady and dog mom. She loves to travel, sleep and is a wonderful cook!

Daniel & Rebecca • Private Residence Engagement Photos • Clearwater, Florida

Fresh air + open fields + these two = a dream engagement session. We couldn't have asked for a better evening to capture Daniel & Rebecca's engagement pictures! 

When & how did you meet?

We met on the first day of 9th grade in first period Spanish class (my assigned seat was right behind him). It wasn’t until a year later when we realized we kinda sorta might like each other as more than just friends (and we weren’t technically allowed to “date” until we turned 16). We dated for about 2 years and then spent a couple of years apart doing our own thing and focusing on school. We reconnected during our sophomore year of college after I saw his mom’s post that said he would be home from school for the weekend. I spontaneously texted him to see if he would want to come up to Tally as my date for a function. He didn’t end up coming, but we have talked every single day since!

Rebecca as explained by Daniel

Rebecca is the embodiment of love. She is the most beautiful person I have ever met, inside and out. She is selfless, always thinking of others before herself. No matter how busy she is, she always makes time for others, to the point of making it seem effortless. Rebecca brings the best out of me and I cannot thank her enough for that. Above all Rebecca is very strong in her faith, as a result radiating happiness and love in our daily lives. Rebecca is the love of my life and I cannot wait to spend all my days with her. I cannot wait to have the honor of being her husband and father to her children. 

Daniel as explained by Rebecca.

Daniel has the BIGGEST heart and the purest intentions. He is compassionate, thoughtful, loyal, and patient. He has a passion for helping others and is quick to put someone else’s needs before his own. He challenges me to look beyond self-doubt and to pursue things that make me happy. Daniel is not someone who would ever try to change who I am. Instead, he has unknowingly opened my eyes to the ways that I can change and the ways I want to change, by his acceptance of my imperfections and his willingness to forgive. He teaches me about sports, takes me on adventures, laughs with me, prays with me, and reminds me to slow down and enjoy life one day at a time. Daniel is my best friend and I cannot wait to love and honor him always, as his wife!

When and where is your wedding?

We’re getting married on April 21, 2018 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Dunedin, Florida. Having our wedding there was a given - Daniel’s family has been part of the OLL community for over 20 years, two of his older sisters were married there, my parents were married there 31 years ago, and my dad even went to elementary school there!

Anthony & Bria • Beach Sunset Engagement Photos • Clearwater, Florida

With impending rain (welcome to Florida in the summer...), we were nervous for how much we'd be able to shoot with Anthony & Rain but the rain ended up making this session even better! We got just the right amount to make things even better!

We started things off with Anthony & Bria at her parents house in Clearwater with their dog Bailey, who was just as great as can be.

When & how did you meet?

Anthony will tell you that we met for the first time riding together on a two and a half hour drive to Fort Myers for his fraternity formal. While that is technically true, we didn’t see each other for the rest of the weekend so I don’t think that counts. We REALLY met a month later when my date cancelled to my own formal and I needed a new date last minute. Two of my friends were dating Anthony’s best friends and suggested I take him. He seemed nice enough, and I figured if he turned out to be lame I could just ditch him with his friends! There was an instant connection at formal and we danced the night away! (or tried to) 6 years later and we can’t wait to (try to) dance the night away at our WEDDING

When & how did you get engaged?

In December Anthony and I bought our first house. Even though I had never mentioned it to Anthony, before we purchased our home he made it very clear that if we were going to buy a house an engagement would be at least 2 years or so away. I was in no rush, we had been together for almost 6 years at that point and purchased a home, an engagement could wait. 2 months into our life in our new home, Anthony insisted we have a house warming party. I tried to put it off because I wanted the house to be perfect, but he wouldn’t let me off the hook (even once claiming that April was too warm to have a house warming party) so I gave in. Then a few days prior to the party, Anthony suggested having just our close friends and family over early for a toast. I thought he was just being sentimental about our new house so I agreed and he coordinated it. Once all of our friends and family had arrived we went on to the front porch for pictures. I was holding our puppy so I didn’t notice when Anthony dropped to one knee. I was in total shock. After the hugs and the tears, Anthony had coordinated with my friends to bring decorations and treats and our house warming party turned into an engagement party! I guess that’s why he kept making excuses about having a party sooner than later!

When and where is your wedding?

Wedding will be in March 2018 at Sunken Gardens.

Anthony as explained by Bria.

Being with Anthony is effortless, his kind, caring heart and warm personality make him one of the most genuine people I have ever met. When you meet Anthony, you feel like you are instantly best friends and have known each other for years. He has such an infectious personality.  I always joke that Anthony could make a wall talk back to him if he tried. He keeps you on your toes, making sure you are laughing and having a good time. He is loving and very sentimental (something he thinks he keeps under wraps, but it beams from him all the time) He is driven, always seeking to better himself. He is my perfect man and best friend. I can’t wait to marry him. 

Bria as explained by Anthony.

Bria is the sweetest person I have ever met. She is beautiful and kind, she is brilliant and funny. But above all, Bria is the most honest and kind-hearted person in the world. She always puts others before herself, often going out of her way to make sure others don’t have to. She decided to become a nurse because she loves helping people, especially women and babies. She always teases me and says she wants 5-6 little babies. (At least I hope she’s teasing…) Bria is always happy and always knows how to put a smile on my face. I love her more than anyone or anything in this world, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with her.