It was a pleasure photographing Samantha and Scotty's wedding ceremony. They took their vows at Historic Dubsdread Ballroom in Orlando, Florida. It was such a joy to photograph a wedding at Historic Dubsdread Ballroom, and I couldn't wait to photograph there.
All wedding stories begin with bridal prep and Samantha's story started at her house. She began getting her hair and make up done, those first few hours were the perfect way to start her story.
Once all the prep had finished Samantha arrived at the ceremony in a limousine bus (with her bridesmaids and family) and took a deep breath as she made her way towards the venue. The ceremony was a fantastic service amongst close family and friends at Dubsdread outside terrace and Samantha and Scotty were in their element. Ceremonies like this make my career as a wedding photographer in a very enjoyable job.
The reception was very warm, colorful and welcoming. The drinks flowed and the atmosphere was full of happiness and joy. I started photographing the story unfolding as the guests enjoyed the wedding and mingled.
Everyone love a good fall wedding, and I'm no exception. The sun came out for the day, which was really nice to see, and it just meant everyone could get some fresh air on the day.
Samantha and Scotty had scheduled speeches before the meal. Some of the best reactions are photographed whilst the speeches are being delivered...especially the speech from Samantha's dad who literally stole the show as he unraveled a long scroll when he got ready for his speech lol Everyone had a great laugh! At the end of the day, Samantha and Scotty rocked the dance floor accompanied by their guests, courtesy of the amazing team of Soundwave Entertainment DJs.
You couldn't wish for a more perfect day for Samantha and Scotty! Take a peek at their wedding slideshow below and some of the photos from their day.
If you are looking for a wedding photographer in the Central Florida area, look no further! Contact us today for a quote. We would love to be a part of your wedding!
We are so honored to have been awarded the coveted WeddingWire Couple's Choice Award for the Tampa Bay area once again for 2020. This award recognizes only the top 5% of local wedding professionals who demonstrate excellence in professionalism, responsiveness, service, and of course...quality!
We pride ourselves in what we do and we give it our all to our couples. Read our heartfelt reviews here, and then contact us to see how we can help you on your wedding day! By the way...my wife also won the award as the only harpist in the Tampa Bay area to have won it for the last 6 years in a row! With that said...thank you to all our couples! xoxo
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If you are looking for a wedding photographer and wedding harpist in the Lakeland, Sarasota, Plant City, or all of Tampa Bay area, please contact us today! We want to be a part of your wedding. :)
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.
We offer wedding photography and wedding ceremony music by an award winning husband and wife team! Click here to learn about the top reasons couples book us and what makes us different. :) Contact us today for a personalized quote if you are still looking for wedding photographer and harpist in Lakeland, Plant City, Winter Haven, Orlando, Dade City, Clearwater, Sarasota, Bradenton, and of course all of the Tampa Bay area!
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.
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