Christine + Eric
As a photographer, there are certain days every year that you could probably book 10 times if you had the man power. This year, it was October 15. I must have turned down 15 different couples for this date. Although I’m sure all those couples are great, we couldn’t have been happier to have been a part of Christine and Eric’s wedding. From our very first meeting over a year ago, we just hit it off. There was a part of me that was sad to see them get married because I was going to miss them:)
Logistically speaking, this wedding was a bit of a challenge because they got ready at different places – Christine at the Grand Plaza and Eric at their house in Riverview. Luckily, I happen to be married to a pretty good photographer, so Janice was with the girls while I was with the guys. It’s a huge advantage that I have an assistant that is equally as passionate as me, and is arguably just as good at her job (we always compete against each other for the title of best photographer, lol).
Their ceremony was held in the beautiful Sacred Heart Chapel in downtown Tampa. This was our first trip there, although we have two more coming up in the near future. Inside the church is absolutely breathtaking! We’ve shot a ton of weddings in churches, but this may be the prettiest of them all. I can’t wait to go back in December!
After the ceremony, we headed to the Grand Plaza for the reception. I noticed there was a pretty nasty looking cloud in the distance, so we decided to go out a little earlier than scheduled, just in case it started pouring and we missed sunset. Luckily, the weather held up and we were able to get sunset photos, but it was better to be safe than sorry. We had some gorgeous light, of course the couple is gorgeous, so our job was pretty easy.
The reception was a blast, and they partied until nearly midnight. During the dancing, the groomsmen re-entered the ballroom wearing light up shoes. I was so impressed, I ordered a pair for the 4 of us when I got home that night. I mean, why wouldn’t I?
Here are a bunch of our favorite images: