Lifestyle Film Photographer in Tallahassee | Weddings, Families, Brands
I'm Emily, a Tallahassee transplant from Indiana. I love all things coastal, bold patterns and my two rescue pups. I'm a film photographer with small-town roots and big city dreams. I binge watch Impractical Jokers while drinking hard cider. Gold spray paint and palm trees are my happy place. If it involves coastlines, cake or cocktails - count me in!
I’ve been involved with this fantastic organization for several years now, and in different ways. Before I captured their event photography the past two years, I was actually the recipient of their Innovation Award!
Connections like that are why I love event photography! There are so many members of that community that I know personally and have worked with individually.
The CEO Breakfast is an annual event put on by Working Well here in Tallahassee. They are on the cutting-edge of health and well-being, both individually and organizationally.
Covering their event photography means I get to listen to some amazing Keynote Speakers too! This years speaker, James Robbins, was an amazing story-teller with a great mix of humor and inspiration.
The morning session also recognizes outstanding members in our community for their commitment to making our workplaces better through mental and physical wellness initiatives.
This year’s Winners in Wellness were no different and I’m so glad I had the privilege of capturing this event photography.
So if you’re in need of event photography let me know! It’s always an honor to capture your organizations special events! And if you’re interested in making your workplace a more inspirational and well-rounded place to work – get in touch with Working Well!
I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the most talented and beautiful souls in the Tallahassee wedding industry. This shoot is evident of that. The Tallahassee wedding vendors involved with this shoot are all members of TAWP (Tallahassee Association of Wedding Professionals) and we teamed up to put on this Old Florida styled wedding for our upcoming Wedding Show.
If you know me, then you know I love love love Old Florida vibes. Think Greetings from Florida vintage postcard meets river cruise. We wanted to really punch up Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year, Coral, and what better way than with an Old Florida styled wedding?
If you follow any of the Tallahassee wedding vendors involved with this Old Florida styled wedding shoot on social media (links to everyone involved at the end), then you’re going to see tons of this coral wedding inspiration in the coming days.
For more inspiration on how to use Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral, check out my previous blog post. And check out these jaw-dropping florals by A Country Rose. This centerpiece was so stunning I had to capture it by itself, keep scrolling to see all the bouquets Annette provided. Perfect for this Old Florida styled wedding shoot.
So in keeping with the Old Florida styled wedding vibes, we decided on a dessert board. Not only are they super trendy right now, they were actually quite popular several decades ago. Ours featured citrus, local honey comb, and Florida shaped sugar cookies!
Look at those perfect pops of coral in the napkins and goblets too! Courtesy of A Piece Of Cake Event Planning. I can’t get over how the tropical foliage hung down the side of the table. Oyster shells and citrus, along with gold chargers and capiz shell name cards really made this Old Florida styled wedding theme come to life.
Hand Beaded Gown
This stunning gown from Vocelle’s was exquisite. And the rosy-sand colored bridesmaid gowns paired with it perfectly.
Florida Wedding Invitation Suite
And the wedding stationery for this Old Florida styled wedding pulled elements from both the vintage citrus and the everglades. Watercolor oranges and a stork tell guests exactly what to expect from this event.
2019 TAWP Bridal Show
So if you were wowed by this Old Florida styled wedding shoot, then you’ll want to meet the vendors responsible for putting it all together. We’ll be at the 2019 TAWP Wedding Show, Sunday March 3, 2-5pm at The Lodge. And if you opt to purchase the VIP Tickets, which I highly suggest, you’ll get over $1500 worth of discounts. And you get your own super adorable reusable, Old Florida styled jute bag full of other goodies too!
One of my most favorite things about being a Tallahassee Family photographer is that my fellow photographers and I will refer to each other if one of us isn’t available for our regular clients, we’ll help them find another family photographer.
That was how I was able to meet the Kirby family! Courtney has been their Tallahassee family photographer in the past but was unavailable for their son’s first birthday party. She connected them with me and I was able to photograph Robbie’s first birthday!
Robbie’s first birthday was Daniel Tiger themed, featuring amazing themed cakes (yes! More than one!) by LV’s Bakery , a super cool Radio Flyer wagon and lots of family and friends to make this day extra special.
There were tons of Daniel Tiger balloons, goody boxes for kids to take home, delicious food and of course Robbie got his own smash cake to dive into. He wasn’t sure about it at first but once his momma cut into it, he went to town!
Before Robbie dove into his cake, his Momma played and sang Happy Birthday on their keyboard – how special is that?! Then kids had a great time taking turns riding around with Robbie in his new wagon before we took one final group photo and everyone headed home to crash into sugar-induced nap times!
I loved being their Tallahassee family photographer for this very special moment in their lives! Thank you Courtney, for the referral! And thank you Kirby family for letting me capture Robbie’s Daniel Tiger first birthday photos!
Getting engaged is just the first of many joyous celebrations to come between you and your now-fiance. So why not capture the rush and excitement by having photos done? Now you’ve got to find a Tallahassee engagement photographer to not only capture this exciting moment in your journey, but you need questions answered too. So today I’m answering the most common engagement photography questions to help guide you in choosing your Tallahassee engagement photographer.
What is engagement photography?
Engagement photography sessions are meant to capture the love and genuine happiness between you and your fiance. Your engagement is a beautiful time not only in your lives, but the lives of those near and dear to you as well. So many people in your lives are so excited for you, that’s why having a Tallahassee engagement photographer available to capture professional photos is the perfect way to commemorate this milestone.
How long after engagement do you get engagement photos?
Typically you should contact your Tallahassee engagement photographer as soon after your engagement possible because engagement photos are usually taken within 1-2 months of getting engaged. I recommend that timeframe because it’s amazing how quickly you’ll get sucked into wedding planning and you won’t want to have to worry about choosing a photographer deeper into your wedding planning.
What do you wear to an engagement shoot?
The outfits you choose for your engagement photos help set the mood, so wear outfits that really feel like you. I know it can be so easy to get wrapped up in all the Pinterest perfect engagement photos, but you need to make sure that you’re comfortable and happy. If dresses aren’t your thing, try a romper instead! If your fiance likes hats, let them wear a trendy hat! Your Tallahassee engagement photographer will help you look your best while you wear outfits you feel confident in!
Engagement photos are a fun way to get to know your wedding photographer before your actual wedding. Most engaged couples use their photos in Save the Dates and photo guest books at their weddings. Here are a few examples of outfits that nearly everyone looks great in and can perfectly your engagement photo location (for ideas on engagement photo locations in Tallahassee, check out my previous blog post).
Beachy Cape Cod
Urban Pops of Color
White – Anytime of Year
Date Night Sparkles
I would love nothing more than to be your Tallahassee engagement photographer. For more information, get in touch and I’ll answer any questions you may have so we can get your engagement photos scheduled!
Congratulations on your engagement! What an exciting time in your life! One of the very first things you probably thought about was who would be your photographer and where you’d want to have your engagement photos taken. Tallahassee has so many wonderful engagement photography locations in and around the city. I’m going to list several of my favorites and explain why I think these are great engagement photo locations in Tallahassee.
There are so many options in this upscale, downtown location. This engagement photo location in Tallahassee is near and dear to my heart, that’s why it’s at the top of my list. My husband and I had our wedding reception dinner here in their fabulous Mahogany Room, which features a billiards table and swanky leather seating. The lobby offers the cafe, great for coffee-loving couples as well as the ultra-modern lounge, great for couples would want to wear a cocktail dress and suit and tie. Then there’s Level 8, with its sleek black motif and floor-to-ceiling windows, you can have a cocktail while you snuggle close inside or on the balcony with amazing views of downtown Tallahassee as your backdrop.
If chic coastal is your style, think Cape Cod – then this engagement photo location in Tallahassee is perfect for you. Just 40 minutes from downtown Tallahassee, it’s on the water and features a classically maintained lighthouse. Wear your boat shoes and a cotton dress and you’ve got a winning combination.
For my nature-loving couples wanting an outdoor oasis for their engagement photos, I love this nursery. The citrus orchard is perfect for couples who love Florida and want to showcase pops of color in the background thanks to the heirloom orange, grapefruit and kumquat trees. Then there’s the greenhouses full of gorgeous filtered light and even more plants. Imagine yourselves locked in an embrace surrounded by beautiful plants and perfect lighting.
Known as Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon, adventurous couples will absolutely love this engagement photo location near Tallahassee. Just an hours drive, it’s well worth the trip if you want photos in a location reminiscent of being out west. it has so many amazing colors, brights hues of orange-pinks – how dreamy? Can you imagine a gorgeous flowing or sequin gown in contrast to this rustic landscape? Or dress it more casually if you two love hiking and exploring to show your true style as a couple. Whatever you decide to wear, this is truly a stunning engagement photo location near Tallahassee.
If classic romance is more your style, Maclay Gardens are a great engagement photo location in Tallahassee. With brick paths and mossy trees, this location is very reminiscent of Savannah. Head there during peak blooming season and you’ll be surrounded by a dazzling display of blooms in every direction. Dreamy and romantic – sigh.
For my urban couples seeking big, colorful art on the walls – this is your engagement photo location in Tallahassee. There are so many options within quick walking distance for super fun and playful engagement photos. Wear clothes with pops of color and plan to laugh a lot, this location is so much fun!
So there you have it, my favorite engagement photo locations in Tallahassee, or nearby and worth the drive! For tips on how to have the best engagement photos ever, check out my past blog post here. And if you’re on the fence about whether you actually need engagement photos, check out this blog post where I give you three reasons why having engagement photos done is actually a really beneficial idea.