I headed down the the Hilton on Clearwater Beach a few Saturdays ago to photograph a beach wedding. Perfect Florida Beach Wedding was providing the decor on the beach and setting up the reception at The Island Way Grill.
I headed up to the Bride’s room so I could get some “getting ready” pictures. Monica opened the door. I’m not the best in the world when it comes to names but I rarely forget someone I’ve photographed and Monica looked so familiar. “I’m Booray” I said. “Yes, I know,” she said, “You shot our engagement session.”
In my own defense, I don’t usually forget someone after I shoot their engagement session but Jeff and Monica were unique. They had booked a destination wedding with Perfect Florida Beach Wedding but had contacted me directly to book an engagement session a year ago. Since they booked their wedding through Perfect Florida, Bobbi had been handling all their arrangements. So, when I showed up to shoot the wedding, I didn’t realize that it was the same couple I had photographed a year ago. We hadn’t spoken since then…. Bobbi had been their contact. With destination weddings, you rarely meet the couple in person before the wedding day since they live in another state.
The weather was great and the wedding was great too. The reception was held at Island Way Grill which is on the causeway that leads to Clearwater Beach. They have several rooms for parties as well as a wonderful outside space and the price is very reasonable. It’s a great spot for small, beach weddings (or any kind, really).
Here are a just a few of the 259 pictures that Jeff and Monica received from the 4 hours I was with them…