It was a last minute decision and a late night text from Sarah that led me to meet this wonderful couple. Tim and Sarah from Mankato, Minnesota were wrapping up a week in Sarasota, getting Tim's condo ready for the next step in their lives. They were preparing to fly home from sunny, beautiful Florida back into Minnesota's winter cold and decided they really wanted their engagement photos taken on Siesta Key. With only a day to prepare and not having brought any clothes for an engagement shoot, they pulled together what they had (along with a fabulous new pair of black high heeled shoes), and met me at Phillippi Estate Park. I could tell it was true love from the moment he helped her out of his truck. We talked and laughed and took advantage of the beautiful park atmosphere. The gazebo provided a nice backdrop for some portraits and the old live oak trees and Spanish moss remind me of old Florida. They couldn't stop smiling and kissing as we moved from spot to spot.
With the golden hour approaching we headed to the north end of Siesta Key. Bare feet, waves rolling in, an abandoned sailboat and some rusted pilings were the perfect backdrop to tell their love story.