Katie + Brandon
Katie and Brandon were married at the beautiful Grand Plaza Resort in St. Pete Beach. This is definitely one of the more popular venues in the bay area, and for good reason. The grounds of the property are beautiful, and the staff is very helpful.
Katie got ready at the hotel, while Brandon got ready in a house right around the corner. While she was getting ready, Katie became a bit emotional, which of course is quite common. As a photographer, this is a good thing because we want to capture emotion. Nobody wants a thousand pictures of everyone looking at the camera. Instead, they want to see the laughing, crying, and all the other emotions that a wedding brings out in people.
During the ceremony, we were lucky enough to get some cloud cover, which helps not only with the lighting but with the comfort of everyone. It’s hot enough as it is in June, we don’t need people squinting as well:) After the ceremony, everyone battled through the heat and got some great photos.
At the reception, the group partied hard! After Katie’s sister gave her speech, all of the bridesmaids performed a dance for the couple that was hilarious. It was definitely a huge surprise that the couple loved. After all the normal festivities of a reception, everyone danced the night away until probably well after we left.
Here are some images that we love: