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 a wedding photographer, I get to visit many different cities to photograph beautiful couples as they join in love to start a new journey. One day, while photographing a wedding at the beautiful Magnolia Building in downtown Lakeland, it dawned on me...Lakeland is the perfect city for weddings in Florida. My mind was blown when I stepped onto the balcony and admired my surroundings. Three additional weddings were going on: one at Hollis Gardens, the Peggy Brown building, and at the Lake Mirror Promenade Loggia gates, just down the street from The Terrace Hotel. All four weddings were close enough, yet still very separate from each other. Each wedding had their own unique venue for their event. Keep in mind that these are just a few areas in Downtown Lakeland. There are many more gorgeous venues in Lakeland to host the perfect wedding that can fit many themes: rustic barn, industrial, gatsby, vintage, etc.
So...why should you get married in Lakeland? Not only are you sure to find the ideal venue for your dream wedding, it is perfectly located in the middle of Tampa and Orlando, with quick access from I4. The area is rich with history, lakes, and diverse culture. There are tons of venues to choose from for every budget: from urban, industrial settings in downtown, to gardens, historic hotels, beautiful churches, ranches, barns and farms. Lakeland is the perfect city for weddings!
If you are looking for a wedding photographer in Lakeland, look no further! My wife and I offer an unique wedding photography and harp music package that compares to no other. Contact us today to see how we can help you make your wedding dreams come true!
Earlier this month we had the honor and opportunity to be the official stage photographers for one of Central Florida's largest bridal exhibits, the Florida Wedding & Bridal Expo in Lakeland! It was great meeting all the amazing brides, their families, and friends, as we talked about their special day! For the brides that took the photos with the harp, click here for the gallery!
Check out the slide show below for photos of the show featuring wedding gowns provided by Royal Bridal in Brandon, Florida.
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Jose & Kristen Hoyos, Tampa Bay Area Wedding Photographer and Harpist for Weddings