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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Jose & Kristen Hoyos, Tampa Bay Area Wedding Photographer and Harpist for Weddings