They met five years ago at a gym. They are both fighters and winners in their divisions. Todd Coppinger fights in the Welterweight division and Felicia Spencer is the former Invicta FC Featherweight Champion and now competes in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
I met them less than two weeks before their wedding when we all gathered to walk around the ceremony site at a house on Manasota Key. It was a private family ceremony but they had all of the details planned out. Todd got up early to set up and arrange the arch, draping and flowers in the sand. Her mom picked up the bridal bouquet from Stevens the Florist South and her brother was there to greet us and their officiant at the site.
Todd arrived before Felicia and made his way down to the beach where he worked to finalize his vows. When Felicia arrived we took a few minutes to capture bridal portraits before her dad walked her down the aisle.
The ceremony was beautiful as they spoke from their hearts and families looked on. We took beach photos before moving into a beautiful garden area to capture a few more unique images. Since they are both fighters we were able to create some fun images just for them which captured their unique personalities. Before I knew it our time was finished and they were headed to lunch.
I am grateful I had the chance to photograph this amazing couple and they have a new fan to root them on in their fights (in the ring) ahead.