Tyler and Kathryn. Wedding. Destination Wedding Photographer.

090620-3061

Tampa Bay, FL

Tyler and Kathryns wedding in Tampa was definitely unique.  this was one of those times, when everything, lets just say, didnt go according to plan.  ill save all of the details and just tell you that about 20 minutes before the reception was to begin, a transformer blew.  thats right, no A/C; meaning that there would be no reprieve from the 95 degree heat and 120% humidity.  also, there was basically no lighting as well, save for a few back up lights, and candles.

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that would be enough to knock any average bride off of her wedding day buzz.  but not kathryn.  she made lemonade.  needless to say, the band couldnt play, but the piano player was able to play and in one of the more memorable moments of my wedding photography career to date, the entire wedding party, and most of the guests started dancing and singing their own song.  Billy Joel’s Piano Man.  They spent the rest of the night dancing and partying without lights or air conditioning, and ill bet none of the guests, and one photographer, will ever forget. A special thanks goes out to Jason Huang from Table 4 Photography for absolutely killin it with the groomsmen at this wedding. thanks man.

Church – Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church

Venue - Tampa Yacht and Country Club

Videographer - Digital Wave Productions

Band - Ace Factor

Cake - Let Them Eat Cake

Cigar Roller – Rodriguez and Menendez Cigar Factor

Marble Slab Creamery

Limos - VIP Limos

Florist – The Potting Shed

Planner/Coordinator - Zoe Gallina, Inc.

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  • July 26, 2009 - 2:16 pm

    Carol C - Beautiful – And your lemonade was awesome, too! :O)

  • July 26, 2009 - 2:28 pm

    Josh - Holy. Moly!

  • July 26, 2009 - 2:33 pm

    Zoe Gallina - Just stunning Erik!

  • July 26, 2009 - 3:14 pm

    amy t schubert - Oh my word these images are breathtaking …. thanks for sharing so many!

  • July 26, 2009 - 3:31 pm

    Janet Carroll - Simply AMAZING!!!!! Thank you soo much!!

  • July 26, 2009 - 4:18 pm

    Tabitha - These ROCK OUT LOUD!

  • July 26, 2009 - 4:36 pm

    Stephanie - Wow. I came across your blog via facebook. Your work is STUNNING! You captured this wedding beautifully.

  • July 26, 2009 - 5:10 pm

    Michael Smith - sick man. sick.

  • July 26, 2009 - 9:02 pm

    Lauren Z - These are stunning. Your work never ceases to amaze me. To God be the Glory!

  • July 26, 2009 - 11:55 pm

    {inked fingers} - you make me want to BE at every party you shoot.

  • July 27, 2009 - 10:32 am

    Chad Morgan - Love that bride getting ready series. Nice work!

  • July 27, 2009 - 4:08 pm

    jodi groom - Makeup - Erik the pic ROCK!
    Too bad you don’t live in FL. we could use an awesome guy like you!!!

  • July 27, 2009 - 4:36 pm

    admin - @ jodi – hey, im always game to head out to FL to shoot a wedding ;)

  • July 30, 2009 - 11:07 am

    Malindy Elene Bridal - Kathryn was truly a stunning bride! The pictures are amazing. What exceptional work. We genuinely did enjoy working with Kathryn, as well as her sweet mother and bridesmaid’s on their fabulous bridesmaid dresses. Best wishes to Kathryn and Tyler.

  • August 1, 2009 - 1:08 pm

    Reggie - Awesome work dude….. love it.

  • August 3, 2009 - 3:36 am

    hili - any chance you are thinking of doing a webinar on workflow and editing for fans on the other side of the globe ?

  • August 4, 2009 - 11:11 am

    Sarah Rhoads - Erik these are pretty much all just straight up fantastic, off the chain, off the hizzle-amazing!!! KEep pushing yourself and working hard… it shows through and through.

  • August 5, 2009 - 11:16 am

    Emily @ Southern Weddings - Erik, that first portrait is STUNNING! Not to mention the ones that follow it…

  • August 9, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    jeremy parsons - Bro – seriously? Amazing. Goldfish crackers and the guys praying? The beach is unsafe sign? The bride through the blind? SO good. Love it.

  • August 11, 2009 - 10:37 pm

    Kelly Simants - Incredible images! Of course love all the detail shots, but especially love the ones of the bride with being goofy with curlers in her hair. Too fun!

  • August 12, 2009 - 1:13 am

    ayesha - breathtaking, as usual. that ice cream looks gooood…

  • August 13, 2009 - 1:06 pm

    imthiaz houseman - stunning work Erik!

  • August 30, 2009 - 5:03 pm

    fer juaristi - pretty f… awesome wed dude!

  • September 11, 2009 - 11:26 pm

    Sherry McCrary - everytime I look at these, they just get better and better! thanks erik for some awesome pictures of these two beautiful people and all their amazing friends!! ….. and of course….the rest of the story…..is just breathtaking beauty and out of the box fun shots!!

  • October 7, 2009 - 8:08 am

    Sayyed Nasir, from C - You both are really looking cool……Be happy in life.

  • August 1, 2013 - 10:54 am

    Anonymous - Pictures are really awesome! wow! thanks for the share!
    http://www.shofur.com/tampa-limo/

  • June 19, 2014 - 4:26 pm

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Edgbert and Lisa. Reception.

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Lisa has to be one of my most beautiful brides to date.  i just love her pin up style.  Lisa and Edgbert are living across the pond, and got married in Heidelberg, Germany.  They had a reception for their friends and family here in the states at Rick’s Chophouse in Mckinney.  I must say that Rick does it right.  Best vendor meal i have ever had ;)  The theme of the event was a travel theme.  The seat/table assignments were luggage tags with the guests name on it, and the tag had the name of a city on it.  Each table was a different city the Lisa and Edgbert had visited in their travels together.  There were postcards from various cities around the world to write your well wishes on, loved that idea.  some of the most unique details i have come across yet.

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  • July 14, 2009 - 9:50 pm

    Becka @Studio222 - LOVE the jet set theme! Gorgeous as always!

  • July 15, 2009 - 9:48 am

    Krista Photography - I love these details – all the globes and everything! So cool!

  • July 15, 2009 - 3:03 pm

    David Lee - These are fantastic brother!! Loving the back lighting!!!

  • July 15, 2009 - 6:46 pm

    shipra - very clever theme. The details are wonderful. Sure beats my reception decor of hurricane glass vases with tealights surrounding them!

  • July 15, 2009 - 8:18 pm

    Caroline Ghetes - LOVE these shots! Such unique angles and I especially love the one of her looking at the person giving a speech. Priceless.

  • July 22, 2009 - 8:37 am

    {inked fingers} - hey erik. phenomenal, as always. i appreciate the consistency in your style and post-processing. it is unwaveringly and predictably awesome. great job capturing so much emotion…

  • July 22, 2009 - 12:37 pm

    imthiaz houseman - amazing job as always…i really love you detail shots!

  • March 25, 2010 - 7:06 pm

    miami photographer - Great detail pictures!

The Wet Trampoline.

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my boys have raised the bar on cuteness/wet trampoline dominance.  for all of you who thought your kids were the radest, sorry to burst your bubble ;)

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  • July 13, 2009 - 12:23 am

    Rachelle - Those pictures are amazing! I love the water drops!

  • July 13, 2009 - 1:33 am

    Lisa - Seriously?! You just blew my mind!

  • July 13, 2009 - 7:55 am

    shipra - yup, you’re right. Pretty darn cute – must get that from Destiny!

  • July 13, 2009 - 10:21 pm

    Jodi - Simply Amazing!!!! I love the pics of the boys sitting and looking so serious! Adorable Boys!!!!

  • July 15, 2009 - 7:40 am

    Rach - Love these!!!!

  • July 16, 2009 - 6:28 pm

    Carol - Love the water w/ the trampoline – How unique & fun!!! :O)

  • July 17, 2009 - 2:01 am

    ayesha - dang. could your boys be any more gorgeous? these are great! love the water splashes…

  • July 20, 2009 - 6:53 pm

    Kellie Kano - Great shots. My boys call this hydro-jumping & I’m pretty sure they think they invented it ;)