Danielle + Daniel Step Into The Limelight | Baldwin Park, Orlando FL

Danielle and Daniel met each other through online dating on Match.com and had their first date in July of 2016. They instantly connected after their fist date and never looked back. They were in Charleston (Danielle's favorite city) where they went out to dinner at a rooftop restaurant, went on a tour and then… when they returned to the hotel Daniel asked Danielle to marry him!

Danielle graduated from UF and Daniel is from Ocala - they both enjoy watching football together and go often to a Gator Bar to watch the Gator's game. So it only made sense to begin our session at the Thirsty Gator! Next we ventured over to the super chic Baldwin Park Village and we ended the session at the beautiful Lake Baldwin. We love the variety of images we created using a mixture of nature and charming architecture. It feels like we ventured everywhere from Colorado to Italy!

Photographers | Rebecca & Michael Zoumberos

Location 1 | Thirsty Gator 
Location 2 |  Baldwin Park Village 
Location 3 | Lake Baldwin 
Ring | International Diamond Center

Laura + Austin Step Into The Limelight | Downtown St. Petersburg, FL

Laura and Austin found out that each other existed July 29th 2017 when they matched on Tinder. Austin sent the first message to Laura. They didn’t meet in person until August 18th 2017 at Doc B’s at International Mall after Laura had previously canceled the first date attempt.

Austin proposed down by Tampa Bay with their brand new puppy Mason (who they had just brought home <24 hours prior). He said he wanted to play with Mason down by the Bay and when they got down there, he found a bench for them to sit on. As they were sitting there, he said that he bought a new collar for Mason. He explained the collar was too big for her now, but that she would grow into and hopefully last forever. But that wasn’t the only thing he wanted to last forever that day! That’s when he got down on one knee and asked Laura to marry him. He also had a “Will you marry me?” message printed on the new collar’s tag. Laura was so distracted with letting the puppy down that she went running to get Mason before he could get the ring on her finger. Two of their friends were there hiding to take pictures.

Laura and Austin complete each other perfectly. They are very similar in their interests/greatest pleasures/beliefs (God, family first, football, exercising, eating, wine, traveling) and also very different. Austin is much more relaxed but also very particular. Laura is a planner and more high strung. Austin prefers cold weather and Laura would take the beach any day. Laura loves the way that Austin always knows the perfect moments to kiss/hug/tell her he loves her. Laura can easily tell when he is extremely passionate about anything and he always gives 100%.

Laura and Austin are just incredibly lovely people and make such a beautiful and sweet couple. What a perfect evening we had capturing their love on a gorgeous evening in downtown St Pete!

Lead Photographers | Michael + Rebecca Zoumberos 

Rachel + Joe Step Into the Limelight | Sunken Gardens | Dali Museum | North Shore Park | St. Petersburg, FL

It all started when Joe’s mom and a friend of Rachel’s mom had a brilliant idea! Why not set them up? “Yes! Rachel + Joe would make a great couple” .They were not wrong! {mamas know best}
After two years of dating, Joe decided it was time to propose. They lived in the Florida Keys at the time and Joe had the perfect spot to pop the question. At their favorite reef, how unique is that?
They are in the process of planning their wedding at the historic Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club in October of 2019.
We had the pleasure of getting to know this couple during their engagement session in Downtown St. Pete, as we captured sweet and romantic moments at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, The Dali Museum and North Shore Park.
We are so honored to be a part of this couple’s love story and we cannot wait until we get to capture their big day! We have feeling it will be pretty amazing.
Remember folks, enjoy the process and invest in what will last forever!

Photographers | Rebecca + Michael Zoumberos

Stephanie + Joshua | Step Into The Limelight | St. Augustine, FL | Engagement Session

Stephanie and Josh met while working on the same floor as nurses at Florida Hospital. Stephanie says it took Josh FOREVR to finally ask her out! Josh officially first asked Stephanie to be his girlfriend in St Augustine on the Mantanzas River near Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. When it came time to propose, Stephanie and Josh were on another trip to St Augustine and he planned to pop the all important question at the same exact spot. However, they were with a group of friends and one of their friends suggested while were on the opposite end of the fort - “Hey! Josh! This spot looks good!” So Josh went with the flow and got down on one knee and asked Stephanie to marry him. t only made sense to photograph their engagement portrait session in St Augustine and include these two very meaningful locations. 

A misty, foggy, romantic morning in historic St Augustine set the perfect backdrop for Stephanie + Josh’s engagement session.💛✨ We also photographed Bridge of Lions, Lightner Museum,  George Street + Historic Shopping District and inside Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. We stopped along the way  at Taverna Del Cabalo  - a favorite place they enjoy the Augustine Mules - a handcrafted cocktail created from local-made St. Augustine Vodka, Ginger Beer and lime juice.

An unexpected blessing - we passed a St Photios Shrine Greek Orthodox National Shrine...we were able to get inside and capture a moment as Stephanie and Josh prayed together. 🙏🏻 A divine moment of serenity - they will be married at Holy Ascension Greek Orthodox Church in Clearwater, FL next November.  We cannot wait!

Lead Photographer | Rebecca Zoumberos
Associate Photographer | Michael Zoumberos

Venues:
Bridge of Lions
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
Columbia Restaurant
George Street
Lightner Museum
St Photios Shrine Greek Orthodox National Shrine
Taverna Del Cabalo

Rebecca + Andrew Step Into The Limelight | Dunedin, FL | Engagement Session

Don’t you just love meeting new people?
I had the pleasure of meeting Rebecca + Andrew this month for their engagement session in Dunedin. Oh and they brought their lil puppies {too darn cute!}
Rebecca + Andrew will be getting married next June at Wyndham Grand in Clearwater Beach and we could not be more excited!
Ladies, find yourself a man who will smile at you the way Andrew smiles at Rebecca!
They are so in love, it’s the sweetest thing to see.
Enjoy your engagement to the fullest!

Photographer | Dafne Spencer