I was privileged to photograph Bethany and Lance's wedding a few weeks ago. The couple chose the Magnolia Building in Downtown Lakeland, right next to Hollis Gardens. The Magnolia Building is a fantastic location to celebrate their wedding, with so many options for stunning wedding photos and Downtown Lakeland as a backdrop, it's refreshing to come back to Magnolia Building for a wedding! Bethany and Lance are a lovely and blissful couple, I was very fortunate to photograph at their wedding in a gorgeous venue like Magnolia Building.
I always start the day by photographing the bride getting ready. Bethany began her preparations at her home. I really enjoy photographing bridal prep as it gives you a chance to get to know the bridal party a little better. The air at the AirBnB (pun intended haha) that Lance rented was filled with excitement as he prepared himself for the day.
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Cross Creek Ranch is an award winning multi ceremony site venue found in Tampa Bay on the small town of Dover, Florida. As one of their preferred wedding vendors for photography and ceremony/cocktail hour musician, we love working with the amazing team of Cross Creek Ranch. We are part of many couple's weddings as we capture their day while adding the beautiful sounds of a professional harpist for their ceremony music.
Take a peek below at some inspiration of our work at Cross Creek Ranch and some harp music videos (Click Read More link below) If you are interested in our services at Cross Creek Ranch, contact us and we'll be happy to chat and share more details about our wedding photography and harp ceremony music at Cross Creek Ranch!
"I worked with Photo Harp Weddings for my engagement photos and wedding photos, and during that time this team displayed nothing short of excellence and professionalism. Jose and Kristen were organized, prompt and communicative in addition to their amazing photography skills/prowess. Jose was open to ideas from this amateur photography and I think it only strengthened our interactions. I would absolutely recommend them." Jessica & Joseph
I've had the opportunity to photograph Marjorie and Jamals big events like their maternity, extended family, and surprise engagement. Now my honor was to continue capturing their journey as they recently tied the knot at the beautiful The Wedding Retreat Venue in Plant City, Florida.
Their ceremony, officiated by my friend the amazing Sandy Stringfellow from Marry You I Do, was full of tears and emotions. The emotions carried on to the reception but quickly turned into a night full of fun between family and friends.
Take a peek at the slideshow below for some Wedding Retreat Venue wedding photography inspiration! If you need a wedding photographer in Plant City or Tampa Bay Area, contact us! We would love to be a part of your wedding day! :)
WeddingWire Honors Photo Harp Weddings as Top US Wedding Professionals in Tampa Bay Area With 2022 Couples’ Choice Awards
January 19, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time Tampa, Florida--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WeddingWire— a leading wedding vendor marketplace—today recognizes Photo Harp Weddings and Harpist Kristen Elizabeth top wedding professionals in the Tampa Florida area with the announcement of the 2022 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®. This accolade represents the top wedding professionals reviewed by couples in Central Florida based on their quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Amidst the current wedding boom, wedding professionals around the world continue to provide exceptional service to make each Tampa Bay Area couple’s planning experience as seamless as possible.
“The small businesses that are the heart and soul of the wedding industry deserve the utmost praise and recognition for their unwavering service to couples this year,” said Jeffra Trumpower, Senior Creative Director at WeddingWire. “Following the biggest disruption the wedding industry has ever seen, we applaud the winners of the 2022 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards for rising to the occasion to support and celebrate couples more than ever before.”
The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® highlight the industry’s leading professionals who help make wedding planning easy and enjoyable for the millions of couples who use WeddingWire each month. To discover these distinguished wedding vendors, WeddingWire analyzed customer reviews across more than 20 service categories—from venues and caterers to florists and photographers. This year’s winners exhibit superior service, responsiveness, quality and professionalism when interacting with the millions of couples who turn to WeddingWire to help with their wedding planning process each month. To be eligible, recipients must have received at least five reviews between January 1 and December 31 of 2021. Approximately the top five percent of WeddingWire wedding professionals win the award. Recipients received an official badge to be showcased on their WeddingWire Storefront and business websites.
Wedding professionals who win WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® are members of WeddingPro, a leading B2B wedding brand. A marketplace and community for wedding professionals, WeddingPro connects businesses with couples who are planning weddings on WeddingWire and The Knot, as well as with hundreds of thousands of pros in the industry. Through its online marketplaces, educational programs and community-building events, WeddingPro is dedicated to helping wedding professionals build relationships with couples and pros that grow their businesses.
To learn more about the Couples’ Choice Awards, visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards and look for Photo Harp Weddings and Harpist Kristen Elizabeth!
WeddingWire is a trusted online and app-based marketplace, connecting couples with local wedding professionals across the US and internationally through WeddingWire.in and WeddingWire.ca, with a suite of comprehensive tools that make wedding planning easier. Operating within the $250 billion global wedding industry, WeddingWire helps couples find the right team of wedding professionals to plan and execute a wedding celebration personalized to them. Couples planning their weddings can read millions of vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a directory of hundreds of thousands of vendors local to them. Visit WeddingWire online at WeddingWire.com, WeddingWire.ca, and WeddingWire.in and follow on social media: Facebook.com/WeddingWire and @WeddingWire on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Recently we had the honor to be the wedding photographers and harpists for Amberhope and Justin. This beautiful couple celebrated their union at the stunning Adams Estate wedding venue in Lake Alfred, Florida. It was my first visit to Adams Estate as a wedding photographer, this venue is a wedding photographer's dream! I'm very lucky to be able to work at fantastic places like the Adams Estate as a wedding photographer. Check out this wedding slideshow, and photos below!
The Tampa Bay gulf coast area offers couples an amazing opportunity to have beautiful sunset beach weddings in Florida. Many couples make this area a top destination and elopement wedding location for their beach wedding. We asked our friend and award winning Tampa Bay wedding officiant, Bonnie Sanchez from Weddings by Bonnie, to give you her top tips for a successful Florida gulf coast beach wedding. Bonnie has officiated hundreds of Florida beach weddings and can give us first hand these amazing best practices as you plan your sunset beach wedding in the Tampa Bay Area. Here they are:
Welcome current and future couples of Photo Harp Weddings! We provide a one of a kind service for couples looking for timeless wedding photography in the Tampa Bay Area, PLUS the addition of elegant and romantic wedding ceremony music performed by a professional harpist. We are the only husband and wife wedding photography and harp music team in the area! If you need inspiration or want to see what we are up to, make sure to follow us on Instagram! Check our our latest on the feed below, or better yet, visit our profile on Instagram and hit the follow button :)
If you are looking for a wedding photographer and harpist for your ceremony, minimony, or elopement in the Lakeland, Plant City, Clearwater, St. Pete, Sarasota or all of the Tampa Bay Area, contact us today! We are booking up to 2023 right now. Don't delay! We would love to be a part of your wedding day! xoxo
Covering Kaitlyn and Max's microwedding was a real privilege as a wedding photographer. The Terrace Hotel Tapestry Collection in Lakeland was the chosen venue for their intimate celebration. It is always a delight photographing weddings at The Terrace Hotel, the bride and groom definitely picked the perfect place for their micro wedding in Lakeland! Check out more photos below.
Jose & Kristen Hoyos, Tampa Bay Area Wedding Photographer and Harpist for Weddings