Winner 2016 Couple's Choice Award

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Brooke Price Photography  Wins a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® 2016 Bonita Springs, FL – January 7th, 2016 – WeddingWire, the leading global online wedding marketplace, named Brooke Price Photography as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 for Wedding Photography in Southwest Florida!

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding florists, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Brooke Price Photography. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“We are thrilled to celebrate such a high-caliber, committed group of professionals for the Couples’ Choice Awards’® eighth year,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “We are proud to continue to serve as the industry leader, with over 2.5 million consumer and peer reviews, and feature award-winning merchants such as Brooke Price Photography who understands the impact reviews have on their successful businesses.”

As a Couples’ Choice Awards® winner, Brooke Price Photography is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of more than 400,000 wedding professionals globally.

Brooke Price Photography is proud to be one of the top Wedding Photographers in Southwest Florida in the WeddingWire Network. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016.

To learn more about the Couples’ Choice Awards®, please visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards.

About WeddingWire, Inc. WeddingWire, Inc. is the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals. Operating within a $200 billion industry, WeddingWire, Inc. hosts 10 million monthly unique users across its mobile and web platforms. Consumers are able to read over 2.5 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a database of over 400,000 businesses. Globally, it provides these businesses the technology they need to serve their clients through advertising, marketing and business management tools such as websites, payment processing, invoicing and contracts. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio of sites serves couples and businesses across 14 countries in North America, Latin America and Europe, making it the worldwide leader in weddings with brands including Bodas.net, Casamentos.com.br, Matrimonio.com and more. The company employs more than 650 and maintains global headquarters in Washington, DC and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.

I'll Love You for Always

I feel awful that it has taken so long for me to get back to blogging. I have had so many gorgeous weddings and sessions in 2015, and honestly, I just completely fell off the blogging train! Here's to jumping back on before the fall season begins and 2016 creeps in on me.  

It may have started a bit dreary and rainy, but the wind carried the clouds farther out to the water in Jupiter, FL for a most romantic wedding at The Old Fish House.  After years of dating, through school and many ups and downs, William ( Billy) and Liane finally found their way down the aisle.

The combination of neutrals with all the lush greenery surrounding the venue created such a delectable palette for the eye.  This is by far one of my favorite weddings to date.  I am a huge fan of the bridesmaids dresses in "oyster bay".  I also love the fact that the groomsmen were in gray while the groom opted for a darker shade, and then the Father of the Groom and the bride's escorts, her twin brothers were dressed in black. It made for a refined ombre look in the photos.

Every detail was understated and elegant.  I hope you all enjoy this set as much as I do.  I just can not get enough.

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Merry Christmas!

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christmas tree, tis the season, merry christmas 2014Oh my. What a year.  I had this amazing plan to execute this super great family photo of my crew.  I even had the  Christmas card designed.  One version for the studio for sending to clients, the other for family and friend.   But, guess what?? My poor family has been terribly sick for many many days.  Just now we are starting to feel better, even if a less than terrific cough is hanging around. But, at least it is in time to truly enjoy the next two days spent with family, laughing, enjoying meals and being together.  It was my fear that we would still be quarantined away from everyone.  So, although it is not the images I had planned.  Or the card design for that matter.  I wanted to share how, even in chaos, there is blessings.

We are together.  Our health, it is on the mend and we will have our time spent cherishing the memories made over the next couple of days.

A family photo can happen another day.  And trust me, it will. :)

So here is my "stand in" Holiday greeting, with the back of the card design for the clients.   Thank you all so very much for continuing to support BPP! It means more than you will ever know!


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Barefoot Beach Florida Family Session

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Fall becomes this whirlwind time of year.  But, I have the opportunity to meet some amazing families.  The Kroll's were one of the awesome families who trusted me with their holiday memories this year.   The joy of family and being together is encompassed brilliantly with this family and their Barefoot Beach session. Barefoot beach is one of my favorite locations this time of year.  It is a bit less traveled, the beach itself is wide, and the sunsets captured are breathtaking.  Barefoot beach is one of those locations that is quintessential south Florida.

This group was so energetic and enjoyed being together with one another.  They truly just wanted to have how much they love one another captured.  From Mom and Dad, Oma and Opa, to the sister in law you can't distinguish from the other sisters.  The closeness shared by this family is nearly enviable.  My siblings and I and our spouses aren't nearly as close as this.

It was such a pleasure to be there to capture these moments for their sweet family.   These are the sessions where I feel the full joy of my chosen profession.

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Koreshan State Park Engagement

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I love shooting in Koreshan State Park and Historic Site.  Located in Estero, FL, Koreshan offers clients a rustic style setting with multiple backdrop textures without ever hinting to the famous Florida beaches.   For some clients, toes in the sand is not the look they are going for.  For that reason, Koreshan becomes a fantastic alternate option. For Cassie and Jason, they wanted an area that would compliment their northern wedding next year, so they chose to shoot at Koreshan State Park and Historic Site.

These two!  We met up with their sweet pups for an engagement session that was relaxed and casual.  Nothing forced or strained, just the two of them and their sweet fur boys.   I had such a great time amid all the laughs with these two.  I wish them nothing but joy and happiness in their life together!  Their September wedding is going to be filled with so much love. You can see it in every glance they make toward one another.

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Brave the Storm: Naples Wedding Photographer

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Something you should know about winters here in South Florida.  They aren't all that cold until you are by the water.  And, they are windy..... This past Saturday was no exception.  66 degrees to us Floridians feels close to frigid.  Add to that,  category 1 winds and it can make things tough.  But, this gorgeous bride opted to brave it all and for that I am grateful.  This is just one of the many stunning shots from the day.

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Florida Destination Wedding : 3 Tips to Planning Your I Do in My Backyard

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Hi Gorgeous!  I am supremely excited that you have chosen to marry Prince Charming in my backyard!   I am lucky to call this area my home and I am more than happy to share it with you!  

Southwest Florida (SWFL) is composed of a local area including  Fort Myers, Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Cape Coral,  Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, and Marco Island.    We are home to some of the best beaches in the state, and gorgeous sunsets are plentiful.   We have a plethora of Golf and Country Clubs, as well as several other event hosting sites.  From beach to rustic to contemporary, there is a venue to suit every bride's style and needs.

I sat down to write this post after realizing that I have a list of items I routinely find myself covering with destination brides.   Here are my main 3 tips to planning your Florida destination wedding.

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Consider our Weather   | Florida  Destination Wedding

You are sitting up north in your cozy home with either some Fall leaves or a Winter snow happening around you.   You decide to think  Florida.   What is the first picture you see in your mind?  It is that beach isn't it? You can feel the sun on your face and the sand in your toes.  Breathe it in. Is that salt in the air?  Perfect.

While it is true, we are known for the gorgeous weather and lack of seasons.  We do actually have a seasonal pattern all our own.

Our humidity is high almost always year round.  It is not until very late in the Fall where we find a gentle reprieve and typically only for a couple of weeks.     If you or your groom tend to sweat a lot, it is something to consider.

You have Summer and Fall:   We have a Rainy Season.   While most people have become aware that Floridians joke about setting a watch by the summer rain shower, this is both a figure of speech and a fact.   We do get rains in the summer that are like clock work.  Usually late afternoon between 2 and 4 o'clock.   The showers do not last very long, but they do occur and the humidity I mentioned earlier is going to increase.    All the way into late October we tend to find longer rain times and more rainy days.  I don't feel venues educate clients enough on our weather patterns.  I would keep an eye on things from your neck of the woods, and if you choose to have your wedding during our rainy season, have a contingency plan you are comfortable with.

( By the way,   a wedding in the rain isn't so horrible.  I've seen many many galleries where it was actually quite beautiful.)

Oh! And,  the sunsets after the storm are always AMAZING!

 

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Hire a Local Planner   |  Florida Destination Wedding

I can not stress the value of a good event planner, especially if you are planning a Florida destination wedding!   You will find that the service is invaluable.     Who better to help you with finding reputable local vendors than someone who has been in the trenches with these folks?   Besides that,  you will only have one set of contact information to keep up with, your planner, will be a fantastic liaison for you and all your other vendors.   While many of our event locations offer a coordinator for the day of your wedding,  you will find that hiring an actual planner will provide you with a more personalized service.   No longer a number in a years calendar,  you and your Florida destination wedding become personalized and cared for.

 

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Meet with Your Vendors    |   Florida Destination Wedding

Because of the modern technology advances, there really isn't an excuse left as to why you can not have some sort of personalized meeting with your vendors.   I personally have done meetings sitting across from the table,  over the internet via FaceTime or Skype, or even as simply as scheduling out a time to have a phone conversation.

You want to work with people you like, who understand your vision of the day and who are on your team to make it a memorable one.   I personally would steer clear of anyone who couldn't find the time to discuss details with me regarding my wedding.   If at all possible to make a trip down before your wedding, meet with as many of your vendors as you can!   Plan a trip to have your engagement session with your photographer, tour the venue together, meet with your caterer, have your cake tasting, etc.

Meeting with the team you want around you is vital.   Some way, some how, you have to make sure that it all meshes together smoothly!

 

So there you have it!  My top 3 tips for planning your Florida destination wedding!   I hope you find them helpful.  There are so many more steps to planning as well, but I find that these 3 do not seem to be discussed enough early on in the process.  Happy planning and I can't wait to see you here!

 

Kevin + Samantha: Las Vegas Wedding Photographer

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I had the distinct honor and pleasure to fly out to Las Vegas Nevada this July to shoot an extra special wedding. Samantha and Kevin are probably two of the most easy-going people you will ever meet. In all of the emails, phone calls, and text messages between Sam and Kevin, myself, and Sam's mom Tammie to work out and finalize all the details for the wedding it was smooth sailing. I personally would have been a mess booking a photographer from clear across the country. These two were cool as cucumbers. And that relaxed attitude was present the entire time. All the way to the last kiss of the night beneath their sparkler exit.

So a few extra special details about this wedding. 1. I had never ever ever been to Vegas before. 2. The 50th floor of the Vdara Hotel has a 360 degree view to kill for. 3. Three hour time differences will mess with you. 4. I got to meet and be a part of one of the most spectacular days in the life of a cousin I only heard about in stories and saw in pictures that were a good 10 years old. :) <3

A little family history. My grandmother's oldest brother was in the service. He met and fell for a California girl. They got married, settled in California to raise their family. That brother of my grandma? Well, he's Tammie's dad, the bride Samantha's grandfather. So while we were names recognized, we'd never met.

I'd like to thank the social media juggernaut Facebook for making the world a smidgen smaller. By connecting online, Samantha and Kevin found out that I am a wedding photographer. And after following my work, decided I was the right person for their big day and I'm quite humbled by that.

Ok, without further adieu, take a peek at some of my favorite highlights from the  wedding of Samantha and Kevin! Congrats again you two and Thank You for having me there to capture your big day!

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Jonathan + Tristian, Sanibel Island Lighthouse Wedding

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Those of you who have been a friend/fan of Brooke Price Photography for a while will remember that last year, I photographed my brother in law's wedding.   Well, this time, it is my little brother's turn to take a bride! My brother Jonathan and his new wife, Tristian live in Nashville with my ever adorable niece Gianna.  I don't see them nearly enough, so to get the call that they were going to elope locally kind of made my day!   So, in a perfectly simple and sweet ceremony, I joined my brother, Tristian, my niece, and Tristian's sister Cheyenne on the beach of the Sanibel Island Lighthouse.

I'm not sure I have ever shed so many tears during a ceremony.  I think seeing how excited my niece was for the wedding might have been the best part.   So, congratulations Jonathan & Tristian!!! I love you both and my sweet Baby G too!

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The Bell Wedding, The Florida Aquarium Tampa

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Have I mentioned how much I love traveling for weddings??  Near or Far, I'm your girl.   Now, this wedding was something special.  It was a first.   The very first time I have ever shot a wedding inside an aquarium.  I will be the very first one to tell you that I was scared to death.   My anxiety level hasn't been that high during a wedding in at least a couple of years.  I am happy to report that my insanity was well worth it - the bride and groom love their images!  And I love knowing that I can rest easy again and I now know what to expect should anyone ever need me for a wedding at The Florida Aquarium again! Ashley is a special one.  She is near and dear to my heart,  when I was in the beginning of my career she bravely modeled for me.  She was fearless and sweet, and nothing I said was crazy to her.  Little did we know that first shoot would be the beginnings of a great working relationship and friendship.  Because of her crazy charisma in front of a camera, her Princess Bride series is the first work I have ever had published!  It was a big deal.  As I got to know her, I then had the opportunity to meet her amazing boyfriend (at the time) Brent.  To say these two are the best of counterparts for one another would be stating it mildly.   In one funny adventure, I expressed interest to Ashley about wanting to get into Wedding and Engagement photography, she volunteered to model and she volunteered Brent as well.... without his knowledge.

I am happy to say that although I didn't photograph his surprise proposal, I was able to not only capture the "engagement-esque" images, but later I did shoot their engagement and now I have had the distinct pleasure of photographing their wedding.

The Florida Aquarium is a gorgeous location, and how many couples can boast they were photobombed by a shark during their first kiss?  It is an experience I will never forget and one I am grateful to have had.  Most of all, I am thankful to call this sweet couple my friends!  And I appreciate that they believed in me before and then trusted me later :)   Ashley and Brent:   Thank You both from the bottom of my heart!!!!!  And thanks for an awesome party too!!!! ;)

Now, please enjoy this photo heavy post! LOL

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Luke + Courtney, The Forsyth Park Inn Savannah GA Wedding

I am so excited to finally be able to share this gorgeous southern wedding with you all!   I have had a long time love affair with Savannah, GA.  Since I was young, it was a goal of mine to one day live there, constantly soaking up the rich history and art.  So the day I got the call from Luke and Courtney to shoot their wedding in Savannah Georgia, I was over the moon!   My little photographer heart was doing somersaults. Their wedding was a picture perfect southern soiree.  Held intimately in the courtyard at historic Forsyth Park Inn, it felt like all the world dissolved away and all that was left were the two of them and the beginning of a very happily ever after.  Immediately following the ceremony we traveled directly across the street for portraits inside Forsyth Park, which is stunning if you have never been.  Rows and rows of old oaks deliciously swathed in Spanish moss.   Rejoining guests for a champagne toast and cake cutting after photos and then climbing aboard a trolley to be taken to dinner by the river.  The private dining room of Vic's on the River gave guests a gorgeous view of the river and ships as they dined on a delicious menu of southern favorites such as fried green tomatoes.  A few more images were taken of just the bride and groom by the river before climbing back on the trolley to return to the Forsyth Park Inn to wish guests well and retire for the evening.

The entire affair was understated elegance, pure sophistication, and absolutely perfect for the bride and groom who planned it.   I am so thankful to have been there for their gorgeous day and to now show you a few images that are my favorites.

Congratulations again Mr. + Mrs. Tiner!

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Hilton Marco Island Family Photographer

Today proved yet again why I love this job.   At 10am, I was contacted by a super sweet husband looking to surprise his wife.   With their beach vacation almost over, he knew that his wife really wanted to have family images taken.  So, he and his three girls were on a mission to give mom the session she so desired. Now, for the past 2 days, our area has been having some spectacular lightning storms.  The rain has been intense but the electrical has been truly noteworthy.

We scheduled for 7:30 pm, in the hopes that we would miss the storm.  I drove in rain from Bonita Springs where I live to the Hilton on Marco Island.  To say I was praying is an understatement.  Once I arrived at the resort, it was a miracle.  The storm ceased and we were left with a stunning light to make the family images for mom that much more spectacular.

To have put the session together last-minute, everyone did a fantastic job of coordinating and Mom seemed to be thrilled with Dad, and the girls' surprise.

The beach behind the Hilton Marco Island Resort is wide and gorgeous, and the views are stunning.  It was wonderful to spend a few moments in laughter with this sweet family!  And their girls - my goodness! They are stunning! But, I have to brag on Mom and Dad, because not only are the beautiful, but they were sweet, well-mannered and had the most beautiful of spirits.  Their parents are doing a fantastic job!

So Thank You Keswani Family for allowing me to capture you vacation memories on Marco Island this year!

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Beware! The scary trend in Wedding Photography

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Can we have a Come to Jesus Moment?  There is a super scary trend in Wedding Photography happening everyday, and awesome people like YOU are getting burned. Bad.

So, here's what is going down -

You are searching for a photographer for your wedding.   Your budget is so tight it's squeaking, and then the clouds part and the angels sing!  You just landed on a photographer's page with amazing images and they are SUPER CHEAP!  No, I mean you just can't believe your luck!

So, in your haste to snag this photography guru,  you book no questions asked and then months down the road you get your images back.  Only, something is wrong.

None of what you've been given looks like the images on the photographers website.  As a matter of fact, you're finding it hard to believe that these images and the ones you saw were even taken by the same person!

*cue the DUN - DUN - DUNNNN! (Also if you love The Croods like I do, imagine Belt.)

You've just been had by a Fraud.   And it is happening - every day.

There are some awesome sites out there like stopstealingphotos.com  That are trying their best to keep up with this mess.  They are calling would be photographers out left and right, for stealing!   Yes, you heard me.  STEALING.

These "photographers" are wanting so badly to break into wedding photography that they are willing to con you and jeopardize their standing in the community at the same time. What happens with this scary trend in wedding photography, is these photographers slap up "the kind of work I would like to do"  on their websites, only they aren't telling the client YOU; that these are images they have not taken. They aren't telling you that this is a wedding shot by a seasoned pro - by someone who understood what to do when the light got tricky, or had the equipment in place to handle the No Flash rule at your church - the one that also wouldn't let them within 5 feet of the altar.

There is nothing wrong with being a new photographer looking to break into weddings.  We all do it.  We all have had to do it.  But there is a right and a wrong way.

Stealing and then coning you into believing they can produce a product they have no way of making is not the way.

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So - What can you do to protect yourself from this scary trend in wedding photography?

I'm glad you asked.

 

1.  Look for Consistency

All photographers develop their own style of shooting and editing.  Take a look around. If you see differences in the images you are looking at, there is a good possibility that the images are from different photographers.

2.  Ask to see a Complete Wedding

I don't care how it happens, if a photographer shoots a wedding they get it from beginning to end.  I have shot elopements (Just 2 people and the officiate) and guess what - there is a beginning, middle, and end to the photo story.  Ask for a complete wedding.   There is absolutely no reason that a photographer should not be able to show it to you.

3.  Check their Reviews or ask for References

Guess what?  Vendors network at events.  It happens.  Know what else - happy clients tell one another.   Look for their online reviews.  Ask for references if there are not many.  I personally only have 12 recorded online reviews on wedding wire - I've sent double the emails for requests - but not everyone will answer them.   However,  there are reviews by others on Facebook as well - so look around, somewhere, someone is talking about your photographer.  If you can't find anything at all, be worried.

4.  That brings us to -  Stalk them  ,   Check their social media

I don't know a single business owner that doesn't have their name out everywhere possible.  Check their social media.   You should find consistency in the work you are seeing on all platforms.  Look at Facebook, Google+, Twitter,Instagram - make it a priority to check up on them.   As a matter of fact - hang around for a bit, you can learn a lot about them by how they conduct themselves.  Maybe - even if their images are legit, they aren't a good match for you!  Just a thought.

5. Google Them

Yep, I am dead serious.  Google their name.  If they are online, you will see where.  And guess what - if they've ever been caught stealing photos you can bet there is a good chance you will find out about it.

6.  Pay attention to geographical clues

Unless your photographer advertises as a destination photog - seeing a fabulous Parisienne wedding in Utah might not be kosher!  Look around, dig, you're about to hand over thousands of dollars to this person, make them accountable to be who they say they are!

7. When all else fails - Trust Your Gut

I know you want to stick to your budget - I know that weddings are crazy expensive and hectic ( they don't have to be, I promise.)  But -  if something seems too good to be true, it probably is.  So, trust your gut.  If you get the skeevies from your photographer, it might be time to find a new one!

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The Florida Aquarium, Wedding Preview

The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Florida makes for such a beautiful backdrop!! What a stunning venue. I simply can not wait to share this gallery with you soon!Stunning and sophisticated in teal and black, you don't want to miss a single detail.

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Luke + Courtney: Savannah GA Wedding Photographer Day 1

This is going to be a two-part entry.   I arrived in Savannah GA this morning to kick off the wedding weekend of Luke and Courtney.  While we had the rehearsal/walk through of the ceremony location this evening, I managed to snap a few pics of the couple and the area.  Tomorrow is the actual day of, but I had to share just a few images from tonight.  I am so in love with this area! I can not wait for the wedding tomorrow and then to explore some more before I make my way home. Oh Savannah.  You have won my little photographer heart!

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Sunset in Paradise, Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club Wedding

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We Started the Wedding EARLY!!!! Having an intimate destination wedding has a ton of perks.  No crazy seating charts, mostly everyone handling the details for you, everyone staying under one roof, and sometimes, just sometimes.... things run so smooth you get to start your wedding early. LOL

Donna and Jeff's laid back beach affair was relaxed, full of joy, and kissed by a gorgeous Florida sunset.   The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club provided a stunning backdrop and prepared all the details for the newlyweds.  Atmosphere was created by the steel drum that instantly put all the guests in a tropical mood.

I am so happy to have been a part of their big day, and I truly felt like I was among friends by the end of the night. I even got a big group bear hug from the bride and groom.   Donna and Jeff, thank you again for allowing me to be a part of your day!!! May the laughter and love shared on your wedding day flow all the days of your life together!

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Joyce + Carl, Barefoot Beach Wedding Photographer

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It is official. I am a full blown Floridian.  I can not tolerate temperatures falling at 75 or below. This to me, is now "sweater weather".   So, for Carl + Joyce's Wedding Portraits, I was freezing. Barefoot Beach is one of my favorite places this time of year.  We are officially in the midst of our "season", meaning, all the folks who have homes up North and also homes here, move down for the winter. They are affectionately referred to as  "Snow Birds".    Our regular traffic increases tremendously so that a 15 min commute can be anywhere from 30 to 45 min or more depending on your destination.    Fortunately,  in the evenings when the sun is just about to set, Barefoot tends to be quiet in comparison to other beaches making it perfect for a newlywed couple to have portraits in privacy.

Incredibly sweet and joyful, celebrating this wonderful moment with Joyce + Carl was a pleasure!  Albeit we were a bit chilly and the wind attempted to carry us away.   Enjoy!!

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Sail Away on the Sweet Liberty

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There is something special about living near the ocean.  I get to meet some amazing couples that choose to branch out of their hometowns and have destination weddings. One such couple, is Amanda + Jay.  Amanda and I spent close to a year in contact planning her big day.  We finally met just a couple of days before to walk through the area and plan for her "I Do." Amanda + Jay chose to say "I Do." aboard the Sweet Liberty Catamaran in Naples, FL.  A sunset cruise for two shared by the closest of family and friends.  To tell you it was breath taking would be an understatement.  How perfect to seclude yourselves for such an intimate occasion.  This set of images gives me goosebumps.  The amazing thing about photography is what is captured. Not the people, or the places, but the in between. The nuances, the emotions, that space between two people.  I am not sure I have ever had the opportunity to capture such pure adoration from a Groom to his Bride as Jay to Amanda. Every single woman in the world deserves to be so treasured and adored the way he obviously does her.

A couple of the images are of their "first dance" on the boat, however it was impromptu and not what would have been Amanda's song of choice - a Ray LaMontagne song that I forget the name of now - but a sweet memory nonetheless as Jay sang to her the whole time. Honestly, the two of them are so sweet and humble and perfectly matched, I can only imagine there will be many many years of memories as sweet. Congratulations again you two!

And- Thank You to the crew of the Sweet Liberty in Naples, FL for being so amazing and creating such a special day for the couple! You guys are awesome!!!!!

 

Sun filled Engagement in Naples Florida

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Rikki Lee + Ross rounded out the end of the Brooke Price Photography 2013 session calendar with their sun filled engagement session in Naples Florida.   Their engagement session began at the Naples City Dock where we were joined by their fur baby, Tober.   I don't get to work with a lot of animals for sessions, but I have to say, Tober was exceptionally behaved!

The weather for the session was BEAUTIFUL!  Perfectly clear with gorgeous light all around.  By only giving some gentle direction during the session, I was able to capture moments unique to Rikki Lee + Ross.  Their true emotions and love for one another.   After spending some time at the docks with Tober, it was time for just the couple and I to continue to our next location.

We rejoined at the Naples Pier, however, in December especially around the holidays it becomes a very crowded location.  We opted to drive to a near by public access that ended up being a diamond in the rough as we were able to take advantage of a local residences gorgeous curb appeal!!

Engagement sessions are so rewarding because they offer up a less stressful schedule than the wedding day. Also, they give me a chance to work with a couple and get to know them more before the big day.  It makes getting those "cozy" shots on the wedding day even easier as we have already worked together once and are more comfortable with one another.

An added bonus to an engagement session is the images mark the start of YOU.  They are perfect to adorn the walls of your new home together, as well, you can create great keepsakes for your wedding too like Thank You cards and Reception Albums!  When looking to invite guests and announce your upcoming wedding, these sweet moments make gorgeous Save The Dates!

Why not take a look at Rikki Lee + Ross'  Save the Date Video created for the couples Destination Wedding Website by BPP!

Please enjoy some of my favorite images as well!  Congratulations again Rikki Lee + Ross!

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