Wow! Yesterday's Florida Wedding & Bridal Expo at The RP Funding Center in Lakeland was, once again, an amazing experience. We met so many awesome brides and couples from all over Central Florida. We also met some amazing local wedding vendors. Royal Bridal stole the show with their bridal fashion show in which I had the honor to photograph. Below you will find a few sneak peeks from the fashion show! Check out the stunning black and red gowns - talk about something different...just wow!
For all the brides and couples that visited our booth, THANK YOU! If you need anything from us, contact us! We would love to be a part of your wedding.
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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!
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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Last week we had the unique opportunity to work with some amazing wedding vendors from the Tampa Bay area. The reason? A promotional photo shoot for the new wedding and event venue in Lakeland, called Venue Ninety Eight!
Venue 98 is a contemporary & elegant venue located in North Lakeland, Florida. It's an uniquely designed venue with modern decor. This multi-functional space can be readily customized to create an intimate setting for small events, or wide-open for celebrations of any kind. One of their great features are the double chandeliers that illuminate a soft, natural light creating a one-of-a-kind backdrop for your wedding ceremony, reception and special event - a photographer's dream!
We are privileged to be photographing one of their first weddings there later this year! If you are looking for a wedding photographer and harp music team to help you achieve the wedding of your dreams in Lakeland or in all of the Tampa Bay area, contact us today!
Thank you again to all the vendors (and models Edwin Ramirez and Jada Crandle) who participated in the promo shoot for Venue 98. Here is the list of the amazing vendors and their Facebook pages. Make sure to check them out!
Check out some samples of the photoshoot below, and then click here to view the complete gallery!
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!
Jose & Kristen Hoyos, Tampa Bay Area Wedding Photographer and Harpist for Weddings