The Journal

The real, raw parts of a wedding day

Brenda reached out to me on Instagram a few months ago, captivated by the breathtaking engagement photos of her friends taken against the vibrant backdrop of New York City. Enthralled by the idea of capturing their own love story in a similarly picturesque setting, Brenda and Giovanni embarked on a journey from the Naples area […]

Let’s dive deeper into the excitement of this wedding journey… Katia’s initial point of contact happened about a year back when she reached out to me to schedule a welcome call. She was eager to discuss the wedding day coverage for her upcoming nuptials in sunny South Florida in 2024. What’s intriguing is that Katia […]

I see soooo many brides on TikTok and other social platforms searching for “stately” or Estate Wedding Venues in Florida. SOOOO I thought I would get 5 of my favorites in one place. #1 Starting off strong with an extremely affordable option in South West, FL: Bay Preserve at Osprey There is SO MUCH COLOR […]

Taylor reached out to me around December of 2022 about her wedding the following year. As soon as I saw the word “Yacht Wedding” come through over text, I said “WE ARE IN, SIGN US UP!!!” Taylor and I talked and planned and prepared for the big day, and eventually got to meet in person […]

We connected with Naomi and Graylon through mutual friends and a model call we posted on instagram. We clicked instantly and became friends with these two lovely humans. And to make things sweeter, they got engaged this past week! We love doing model calls to connect with new people and have the ability to express […]

One of the most beautiful, Jesus filled days we have ever witnessed. Sophia and Devin got married to one another on The Sirota Family property located in East Palestine, OH! Sophia described the day as a Taylor Swift Love Story, and this beautiful garden party wedding was just that. She wore the most lovely vintage […]

Over the past decade, we’ve seen a societal shift with more and more people seeking authenticity in everything. We have seen influencers begin to share more of the “messy” bits of life, organic and tox-free living has increased drastically, and we’ve even witnessed “clean” fast food become more popular. Among this shift has come a […]

Oh what a day July 29th was! It exceeded expectations in every way. Elizabeth and Holland first reached out to us in September of 2022 inquiring about photo and video for their garden party wedding the following year. Believe it or not, we connected through a reel we posted that month on Instagram! The year […]

Katia and Carlos booked The Onorato Collective for their 2024 wedding a few weeks back and immediately scheduled their engagement session with us! It’s always exciting when our couples are eager to move forward in the planning process. This lovely couple chose Straub Park in Downtown Saint Petersburg for their session, and we also utilized […]

In a society that has become saturated with creatives, it is SO important to be thorough when picking the person that holds the honor of documenting your wedding day. Wedding photography is so much more than snapping a few photos and editing them. It’s spending countless hours and dollars on education to make sure you […]

One of the biggest wedding controversies I see online these days revolves around the infamous “unplugged ceremony.” Some argue that they want their ceremony captured through their guests eyes, while others would rather just not have devices popping up everywhere in their professional photos… While both of these reasons are valid, here are a few […]

There is something so special about a bride that inquires and books in the same day. It gets me so excited that THEY are so eager and excited to work with us! I knew that shooting Leahs wedding to Curtis would be a breeze when she sent me a 10+ page PDF designed in her […]