Hi!!! Next month we have the wedding of Alex and Katie at the beautiful Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg, Florida. For Alex and Katie, St. Pete is their home town and they wanted to have an engagement session with some of the amazing murals found in St. Pete.
We met at Sunken Gardens and took some photos at their sign, then we drove over to the "Greetings from St. Pete" mural by Derek Donnely from Saint Paint Arts where it started to rain on us, but we came prepared with some lighting equipment and umbrella for a cool shot. Then we headed to Bandit Coffee for another cool mural. By then the rain stopped and we were able to relax a little more without having to get wet lol. I had a blast with Alex and Katie and can't wait for their wedding coming up soon!
If you are looking for a wedding or engagement photographer in the St. Petersburg - or all of Tampa Bay area, contact us! We want to be a part of you wedding day :)
Recently I had the honor to photograph Summer and Jared's beautiful wedding ceremony. They took their vows at The Orlo in Historic Downtown Tampa, Florida. It was the first time I had worked at The Orlo, it's a great venue that allowed me to bring the best of each moment.
Summer began getting ready for her wedding at The Orlo so I went along to begin photographing her story. Photographing Summer as she prepared for the day was an exciting way to begin the story. To develop a complete picture of the wedding, the groom's prep story must be told. So my second photographer photographed Jared at the Floridan Palace in Downtown as he got ready.
Family and friends were happy to witness Summer and Jared tie the knot. Ceremonies like this make my career as a wedding photographer in Hillsborough county a very enjoyable job!
Joy and contentment were evident on everyone's face while at the reception. The guests and the couple had a great day. It was a lovely atmosphere and everyone really enjoyed themselves. I photographed all the activities taking place at the reception.
Tampa Bay area weddings let me get the best of each moment. The day was bright and sunny, which made Summer and Jared really happy, and meant we could all spend some time outdoors.
All guest sat down to listen to speeches. Every speech is unique and I never get bored of photographing them. At the end of the day, Summer and Jared rocked the dance floor accompanied by their guests, courtesy of the DJ.
I really enjoyed photographing Summer and Jared's special day and I wish them all the best. Take a peek at the slideshow below and some of their wedding photos.
If you are looking for a wedding photographer in the Tampa area, contact us today! I would love to photograph your wedding!
Hi! Last Sunday we set out on an adventure at the beautiful Cypress Grove Park in Orlando to capture Gabi's sweet sixteen portraits. The weather had us nervous since there was a storm going on - typical Florida afternoon lol - but we kept the faith and nature helped us clear the air just in time for our session. Since the family was also available, we took advantage and got some family portraits too.
Gabi looked stunning in her beautiful dresses and cheer outfit. Take a look at the video so you can see a little of what happens behind the scenes on my sessions. Also, there are some sample images in the video and I included some additional photos below. Although Photo Harp focuses on weddings, we also capture beautiful images for families!
If you are looking for a professional photographer in the Lakeland, Tampa, or Orlando area...contact us! We would love to help you capture beautiful images for you.
This weekend we met up with Carolina and Ryan at Lake Mirror, in Downtown Lakeland for an engagement photo session experience. The weather looked like it was going to rain, but we still made it. Knowing how Florida is with it's ever changing weather and afternoon storms, I came prepared. Once we got to Lake Mirror, the sun had hidden behind the clouds and we got a little rain. We still made it through with some pretty epic photos! I've learned to always bring a clear umbrella for our sessions, especially if we are photographing in the afternoon. I'm glad I did on this one and was able to get a nice photo for Carolina and Ryan.
Take a peek at some of the photos from Carolina and Ryan's engagement session!
If you are looking for an engagement and wedding photographer in Lakeland, reach out to us! We would love to be a part of your day. :) Contact us today for more information on how we can help you capture your day with excellence.
As the official photographer of the Florida Wedding & Bridal Expo in Lakeland, we had the honor and privilege to capture the talented group of models wearing spectacular dresses from Royal Bridal in Brandon, Florida. The team of Contour Salon and Studio did an amazing job providing the hair and make up services of the models. Once again the Florida Wedding & Bridal Expo didn't disappoint! Lots of great vendors, awesome fashion show, and tons of giveaways. Check out some of the photos we took from the bridal show below!
If you are looking for an award winning wedding photographer and award winning harpist for your wedding ceremony, look no further! We are the only husband and wife team that can offer you those services in Lakeland, Plant City, Sarasota, and all of Tampa Bay Florida area! Contact us today and let's chat about your wedding!
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!
For more information, visit: https://www.flwbridalexpo.com/
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.
Looking for a destination wedding photographer in Sarasota Beach, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island Beach, St. Pete Beach, or Clearwater Beach? Look no further and contact us today!
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!
Jose & Kristen Hoyos, Tampa Bay Area Photography and Harp Music Creatives.