Jen & Bill’s Anniversary! {Siesta Key Beach Destination Photography}

Happy Friday, friends!  What a joy to post this sweet session today!  You all were probably wondering about my random trip to Florida in the middle of wedding season!!

Jen and Bill emailed me several months ago when they were planning a trip to Florida, and wanted to do a photo shoot for their 3rd anniversary on Siesta Key Beach while they were there!  Of course I was all for the idea and of course taking a trip!  Jen is a wedding photographer in Virginia, so it was an even greater honor to photograph for another photographer!  (Haha – no pressure!)  I was talking with Jen for weeks leading up to this session and loved how excited she was – and of course I couldn’t wait to meet them!

The setting at Siesta Key Beach was absolutely perfect for Jen and Bill!  They used to live in Virginia Beach, and Bill proposed to Jen on a cruise.  He was really nervous and had a plate of chocolate covered strawberries delivered to them at dinner, and the ring was right in the center!  How sweet is that?  They were married 3 years ago in the summer, and throughout the session remembered how hot it was on their wedding day, and were saying how the Florida summer night felt better haha!

We had the most PERFECT day for the session and the light was simply incredible.  We took a stroll down the beach to the very end where the water was crashing on rocks, and there was this awesome tree stump right in the sand!  They were up for anything including jumping on a jetty barefoot – loved that!  Then, they changed and we photographed some sweet moments on the dunes.  And then the magic happened!  The light started going down and we were able to catch so many amazing sunset shots!

We ended the session right as the storm clouds were rolling in, and as soon as we got in our cars to leave the summer thunderstorms came.  It was such a magical night and somehow we averted all that!

It was a joy meeting these two and capturing their love on this part of their journey together.  I hope you enjoy their story!

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siesta_key_beach_sarasota_florida_destination_travel_anniversary_photography_06siesta_key_beach_sarasota_florida_destination_travel_anniversary_photography_08siesta_key_beach_sarasota_florida_destination_travel_anniversary_photography_09How GORGEOUS is this setting?  And how their clothes match the colors – love it!

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siesta_key_beach_sarasota_florida_destination_travel_anniversary_photography_13siesta_key_beach_sarasota_florida_destination_travel_anniversary_photography_14LOVE!  That light!

siesta_key_beach_sarasota_florida_destination_travel_anniversary_photography_15siesta_key_beach_sarasota_florida_destination_travel_anniversary_photography_16A favorite!!

siesta_key_beach_sarasota_florida_destination_travel_anniversary_photography_17siesta_key_beach_sarasota_florida_destination_travel_anniversary_photography_18These two are so adventurous – love that!

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siesta_key_beach_sarasota_florida_destination_travel_anniversary_photography_24siesta_key_beach_sarasota_florida_destination_travel_anniversary_photography_25Aww – love these natural moments!

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siesta_key_beach_sarasota_florida_destination_travel_anniversary_photography_29siesta_key_beach_sarasota_florida_destination_travel_anniversary_photography_30How amazing is that tree?!
siesta_key_beach_sarasota_florida_destination_travel_anniversary_photography_31siesta_key_beach_sarasota_florida_destination_travel_anniversary_photography_32Beautiful, Jen!!

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siesta_key_beach_sarasota_florida_destination_travel_anniversary_photography_36siesta_key_beach_sarasota_florida_destination_travel_anniversary_photography_37siesta_key_beach_sarasota_florida_destination_travel_anniversary_photography_38siesta_key_beach_sarasota_florida_destination_travel_anniversary_photography_39The magic light begins!!  I can’t even!

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A special thank you to my sweet cousin Holly Russo for assisting me with lighting during this shoot! :)

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