Come and join us to one of Central Florida's largest wedding and bridal expos! Tons of amazing local wedding experts, vendors, samples, specials, giveaways, ideas, and a fashion show!
Photo Harp Weddings is a proud sponsor and official bridal runway photographer of the show! We will also have some amazing specials going on at the show only for attendees. Plus, my wife will be there with her harp so you can see and hear how amazing it would look at your wedding. :) So, stop by, say hi and let's chat about your wedding! See you Sunday May 19th, at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, Florida from 1pm to 5pm! Don't miss out!
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We loved photographing Melissa and Glen's wedding! They picked a stunning venue to get married in. It was The Howey Mansion in Howey-in-the-Hills, in Lake County, Florida. We haven't captured a wedding at The Howey Mansion before, and being at such a beautiful mansion brought out the artist in us so seamlessly. It is always an amazing experience capturing magical moments in venues like this when working with stylish couples like Melissa and Glen.
Melissa chose The Howie Mansion to get ready on the morning of her wedding. I captured Melissa as she had her hair and makeup done. As Glen was getting ready, my wife (who also assists me as a second photographer when not playing the harp) decided to focus on his story and the moments shared with his friends and family.
It was amazing to watch Melissa and Glen demonstrate their commitment to each other during their ceremony in front of their family and friends at grand entrance steps of the mansion while my wife played the harp.
Joy and contentment were evident on everyone's face while at the intimate dinner and reception. The guests and the couple had a stylish day. There was a joyful vibe during the reception. You couldn't wish for a more perfect day for Melissa and Glen and we wish them heartfelt congratulations. Here is the list of the amazing vendors who made this fairytale intimate wedding become a reality for our bride and groom:
Take a peek at some of their photos below. If you are looking for a wedding photographer and harpist in the Central Florida area, look no further! We can help :) Contact us today!
When Lizelle reached out to us about their destination wedding in Anna Maria Island we were super stoked! The Anna Maria Island and Bradenton Beach area has amazing sunsets and we loved the opportunity to capture their celebration of love.
The ceremony and reception was organized by Beach Breeze Weddings of Sarasota. The decor was perfect for a sunset beach wedding! Lizelle and Johnny decided for a very intimate ceremony with family and friends. We couldn't have asked for a better weather. After we the ceremony, we took photos with the sunset then everyone continued the celebration at Bridge Street Bistro for an intimate dinner.
Amazing memories for an amazing couple. Thank you Lizelle and Johnny for letting us be a part of your day! Enjoy the slideshow and photos below of their beautiful destination wedding in Anna Maria Island Beach.
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Kristen and Jason's wedding at the beautiful boutique wedding venue of Casa Lantana in Brandon, Florida
We drive past Casa Lantana in Brandon almost weekly. See, we live very close by and consider them neighbors, so when Jason and Kristen told us their wedding venue was Casa Lantana we were more than excited! Both the bride and groom got ready at Casa Lantana. The venue is very well designed giving each one an area for themselves to get ready. Casa Lantana in general is the perfect location for a wedding in Florida - and their staff is extremely professional, accommodating, and super friendly! It has different ceremony sites to choose from, making it even easier for couples who are undecided in the type of ceremony they want.
Jason and Kristen wanted a first look and it was magical! When it was time for the ceremony, my wife got everyone in the wedding mood as she played the harp when guests arrived. The ceremony was so beautiful under a big oak tree and the sunset in the background. You could feel the emotion as both Jason and Kristen read their vows. After the ceremony, Kristen entertained the guests inside Casa Lantana as she played the harp while they mingled and got drinks and I spent some time with the couple taking their photos at the venue's beautiful grounds.
The reception followed with lots of dancing, beautiful speeches - including very emotional ones from the bride and groom - and of course, some dancing! The night ended with a sparkler exit as the couple were driven out to their honeymoon destination. Once again, thank you Jason and Kristen for letting us be a part of your day.
If you are looking for a wedding photographer and harpist in the Tampa area, look no further! Contact us today. We are based out of Valrico and cover all of the Central Florida area. Let's chat today! :)
Congratulations to Nina and Jimmie who recently celebrated their wedding at the beautiful Lake Ashton Country Club in Lake Wales Florida. The wedding ceremony was set outside in their Reflection Garden with views of the lake and sunset. My wife Kristen welcomed the guests with the romantic sounds of the harp. Everyone was overjoyed during the ceremony as it was filled with emotions! After the ceremony, we set aside some time with the couple to take their photos on the golf course with the lovely sunset as their backdrop. The reception ballroom was completely designed and decorated by Nina's talented mom. It was stunning! The highlight of the night was when Nina and Jimmie surprised everyone with a choreographed dace! The rest of the night was filled with emotional speeches, delicious dinner, and lots of fun dancing.
Take a peek at the slideshow and additional photo gallery below of their beautiful wedding. Once again, thank you Nina and Jimmie for letting us be a part of your day!
If you are looking for a wedding photographer and harpist for your wedding ceremony in the Tampa Bay area... look no further! Contact us today so we can tell you more about how we can help you make your wedding dreams come true! Wedding photographer and harpist for Lake Wales, Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Sebring, Avon Park, Lake Placid, Haines City, Plant City, and all of Polk County!
We are super thankful and excited to announce that we have won 2019 WeddingWire Couple's Choice Award for photographers (and harpist!) in the Tampa Bay Area!
Thank you to all the couples who have trusted us and let us be a part of their love journey. It is an honor! xoxo We love what we do and can't wait to meet the many more couples we will be working with the rest of this year and beyond. :)
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Photographing Alexandra and Charlie's big day was a fun affair. Pier 22 is a perfect scenic location by the water for a wedding in Bradenton.
Pier 22 is the location where Alexandra finalized getting ready for the wedding. I photographed Alexandra as she had her hair and makeup done. The air at Pier 22 was filled with excitement when Charlie arrived with the groomsmen.
Alexandra and Charlie tied the knot at Waterside Terrace and it was a emotional ceremony among family and friends as my wife played the harp. I get to listen to and cover some incredible stories of couples when photographing wedding ceremonies in the Tampa Bay area. Totally love what I do!
The couple spent the wedding reception mingling with their guests. All the guests were cheerful and you could feel the joyful atmosphere at the reception. So I waited for the perfect timing to photograph as many moments as I could.
It was a long time in the planning but Alexandra and Charlie pulled off a fantastic wedding and I felt buzzing by the time I left. Check out the slideshow with some of the photos from the wedding below.
If you are looking for a wedding photographer and harpist in the Bradenton and Sarasota area, look no further! Contact us today! :)
A few weeks ago I was at Kristin and Jason's wedding celebration as they were married at the First United Methodist Church in Sarasota. The church's decor and natural light was a fresh inspiration for photography. It is a delight to work as a wedding photographer in such beautiful churches filled with history and beauty.
When Kristin arrived at the wedding venue, Jason was already waiting inside. The ceremony celebrated at United Methodist Church was fantastic, the photographs I took of it definitely have a "love is in the air" vibe to them.
Kristin and Jason interacted freely with the guest at the reception venue, which was held at the University Park Country Club in Sarasota. The atmosphere at the reception was perfect for entertaining the guests. I began searching for moments that would help to tell the story of the day.
Everyone loves a good fall wedding, and I'm no exception. It was a lovely sunny day, which was really nice to see, and made the photographs really sing.
All the guests were keen not to miss the speeches. The speeches are a great part of the wedding and a joy to photograph as a wedding photographer. The evening began and the DJ definitely pulled it off, the wedding floor got crowded while the newlyweds were showing off their best moves.
Thank you Kristin and Jason for letting me be a part of your day and thank you so much for the sweet words you left for us on WeddingWire!
Enjoy some of the photos and video slideshow of their day below.
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"Wow! I was planning an out of town wedding which can be tricky. But Photo Harp was hands down the easiest and most efficient vendor we had! From even the early days of emailing, he would always respond within the hour, usually in a few minutes. He answered my laundry list of questions, was flexible with the package we chose, and was able to capture some amazing moments. He was a joy to work with on the big day and we will cherish these photos for the rest of our lives! They are so stunning, some look like magazine editorials, some are traditional family portraits. A wonderful mix! Also, he has a tremendous gift for capturing those candid moments - those might be our favorite photos! Thanks again!" - Kristin
Abby and Chris had a fantastic wedding a couple of weeks ago. The couple chose Tampa Firefighters Museum in Downtown Tampa, a perfect location to celebrate their wedding, especially since Chris himself is a firefighter! I hadn't photographed a wedding at Tampa Firefighters Museum before, but photographing there brought out the artist in me so seamlessly. Being a wedding photographer is such a cool job because I get to work with amazing couples in fantastic locations like this.
Abby began getting ready for her wedding at Hilton Tampa Downtown so I went along to begin photographing her story. I really enjoy photographing bridal prep as it gives you a chance to get to know the bridal party a little better. My wife Kristen assisted me to photograph Chris's story as it began to unfold at Tampa Firefighters Museum.
The couple had a magical first look at the Hilton's plaza. I love first looks as it gives us an opportunity to capture such a special moment and spend some time together taking photos of the couple - freeing up time after the ceremony. After finishing the first look, Abby and Chris were driven to the venue in an elegant Uber. Abby and Chris tied the knot at Tampa Firefighters Museum and it was a emotional ceremony among family and friends as they were delighted by the sounds of the harp as played by my wife, harpist Kristen Elizabeth.
Abby and Chris shared some photo moments with the family after the ceremony before proceeding to the reception. The reception was full of energy and laughter. I started photographing the story unfolding as the guests relaxed and mingled. After the joy and laughter of the day, the only thing the guests had not done was dance. So they all took to the dance floor at the sound of some epic tunes by the amazing DJ by CJ.
I knew it was going to be a fantastic wedding when Abby and Chris booked us to photograph it and it was a joy to share it with them. Thank you Abby and Chris!!!! Check out some of the photos below while enjoying the beautiful slideshow!
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The Florida Philharmonia Orchestra brought the crowd to its feet at their Step in Time concert in Lakeland!
The Florida Philharmonia Orchestra, based out of Lakeland Florida, is made out of local musicians who volunteer their talents to bring the love of music to the community. My wife Kristen, the harpist, is one of the many talented musicians that contributes to this unique orchestra. The musicians meet weekly for rehearsal and travel from all over Polk County including: Lakeland, Mulberry, Davenport, and Bartow. There are also some musicians that travel from Brandon, Valrico, and even Clermont.
On October 23, 2018, "The Phil", kicked off their third season with the a "Step in Time" highlighting pieces from Haydn, Strauss, and Rimsky-Korsakov, to name a few. I had the privilege to capture their concert through photographs.
All concerts performed by The Phil are free to attend and are hosted at the College Heights United Methodist Church. For more information about the orchestra and future concert dates, please visit their website.
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