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Melissa and Dan are getting married at the Aquarium next February, and because they love it so very much they decided it was the perfect place to start their engagement session too! This was our first time getting to visit, and they made excellent tour guides as they filled us in on all the little tid-bits about their favorite (and not so favorite) animals. It was cute to watch the two of them with each other, because they are clearly so perfect for one another.  (He knows how much she loves sharks, and she wouldn’t even think of asking him to go near the stingray tank.).

Afterwards, they popped on their favorite wrestling tees (because wrestling is a mutual love of theirs) and we explored Channelside for the rest of the afternoon!

Melissa + Dan, thank you for the aquarium tour and double-date! We’ll see you two soon!

Love + Laughs,

Sarah & Ben

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Who’s ready for a quadruple dose of cuteness on the blog today? Well if you’re here that means YOU are, because Ashley and Hunter not only had an adorable engagement session around Hyde Park and downtown Tampa, but they started it off with their two darling fur babies. We loved these two sisters (and their insanely cute size difference!) so much, and were so happy that Ashley and Hunter included such an important part of their life in their session. Despite their being a HUGE street fair in the middle of Hyde Park (really Florida, is it reaaaaallly time to officially ring in fall in 90 degree heat?!) we had a blast with the four of them exploring some quiet side streets and braving the crowds. Afterwards, we headed downtown for a bit and got to watch the sunset from a quiet dock overlooking the city.

Ashley + Hunter, thank you guys for being so laid back and exploring (I mean REAAAALLY exploring and off-roading ; ) Tampa with us! It was a perfect day and we can’t WAIT for the big day to get here next year!

Love + Laughs,

Sarah & Ben

 

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In what has been almost one third of my life, I have gotten to celebrate countless birthdays for the one person that I have absolutely no doubt I love unconditionally. Today is Sarah’s birthday. She has said,“27 isn’t a special birthday. It isn’t a milestone, so don’t go crazy!”

Well, I can’t think of a person that deserves a fourth of July, fireworks finale, Gasparilla sized parade to honor them. You aren’t just a wife to me, you are my favorite person. The person I can trust. The person, out of all the people in the world, I know is my unique puzzle piece that fits so perfectly with me. Here is a little tidbit on how special 27 is…

Did you know that 27 is the only positive integer that is 3 times the sum of its digits? How fantastic is that? How special would that make you feel? That’s the age of the woman that I get to spend the rest of my fantastic life making smile! Yes, in amongst all this birthday love, Sarah would also want you to learn a thing or two. You already learned a little Math, so lets finish with some Science or “Sarah Science.” This year Sarah’s Atomic Number is 27, which is Cobalt. A beautiful shade of blue and also a chemical used in sheep diets to keep them healthy and help with growing thick wool! How is that for a major milestone birthday fact!

 

 

 

 

THANKS SARAH!!

 

To say simply “Happy Birthday” would be doing such an injustice to my own emotions and feelings. It feels like I should shout “THANK YOU!” to the heavens until my voice is broken and weak. That is the birthday that you truly deserve and I cannot wait to celebrate the next 75 birthdays with your hand firmly in mine!

 

Happy 27th Birthday!

 

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They are just the best of friends. You can tell by the way he truly makes her laugh, and by the way she brings out both the silly and the sweet in him. And when love grows from a friendship like that, you know it’s the truest of loves that will last for the longest of times . . .

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Kate + Danny are married! They had a beautifully fall-themed wedding day at the S Bar S Barn surrounded by their closest family and friends. Even though the first day of fall was a bit ago, Kate + Danny’s wedding was the first time this year I have really felt like the season had arrived. They had so many cute autumny touches filling the day, from the mums to the adorable pumpkins and gourds scattered throughout, it was absolutely impossible to not feel like you should be playing in a pile of leaves somewhere!

This was our very first time shooting at the barn, but we loved so many of the features of the property. From the adorable benches at the ceremony to the way the light streams in through the barn doors at sunset (which just so happened to have been perfectly timed with their first dance!) it is such a lovely place for a true country wedding! Kate + Danny (as well as their entire bridal party!) were so incredibly sweet and fun to be around, and we loved spending the day laughing with all of them.

Kate + Danny, thank you guys so very much for not only having us there to document your big day but also for making us feel a part of it! It was a blast!

Love + Laughs,

Sarah & Ben

 

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Vendors:

Photography: Sarah & Ben

Flowers: Flower Cart Florist

DJ: Matt McCall w/ My Central Florida DJ

Venue: S Bar S Barn

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Well, it finally happened. WE’RE IN PRINT!! We just got our hands on a copy (well, three copies because that’s what you do when you’re overly excited) of our very first print feature! We are beyond honored to be featured in the fall edition of Occasions Weddings, and are so excited to get to share Amanda + Kevin’s awesomely fantastic wedding with so many people! Make sure to head to your nearest store and pick up a copy. Occasions is a great resource for planning a wedding, and there are some preeeeetty fun photos of a vintage-circus wedding in there if we do say so ourselves ; )

Happy Friday friends!

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