I first met Sarah and Tim in January when they called about having engagement pictures taken on the beach. We connected immediately and had a great time during the shoot. They hadn't decided where or when they were going to get married at that point so I was a little surprised when a couple of weeks later she called to ask if I was available on March 2nd to photograph their wedding. I wouldn't miss the chance to be there on their special day so after a few more phone calls to finalize the time and location, it was all set.
They planned the wedding themselves. Tim used to live in Sarasota but moved to Minnesota to be with Sarah. The night before the wedding as they were flying into Tampa, they were delayed several hours at the airport by a snow storm that was hitting the north. They arrived well into the night and had a hotel booked in Tampa to catch a couple of hours of sleep. The next morning they loaded up the family in the SUV and drove to Sarasota to start their preparations. As usual, the hairdresser ran long, there was no time for lunch, and six people were sharing one hotel room to get changed in. Somehow we all made it work and got back on time for their "first look". The smiles warmed our hearts and they took a few minutes to enjoy their time alone, all dressed up and ready to say "I Do."
We made our way to Siesta Key Beach where they had a small family ceremony and had time to relax and enjoy their new status as husband and wife while watching the sunset. The day ended with the best burgers in town at The Cottage, with stories and memories to last a life time.