Christina and Gary, A La Carte Event Pavilion

Christina and Gary were married at the A La Carte Event Pavilion in early April. It was a lovely Spring event, full of loving family, joyous friends and delicious food. I always enjoy shooting at the A La Carte, and it's like a new location ever since they started changing the decor a little bit.


Gary hangs out before the ceremony.

As usual, the girls were still getting ready and we were missing some groomsmen (traffic jam) so we weren't able to do lots of group stuff before the ceremony. Gary's best man and longtime friend was there so we brought him in for a few photos.

I love it. You'd think he was getting married today!

A quick prayer before walking down the aisle. This was off in a dark room with bad light, but sometimes the moment is more important than anything else.

The rings are presented along with an explanation of their significance.

The unity candle remains lit after the ceremony crowd clears out.

We did manage to steal a few minutes for some portraits of the newlyweds. I don't have to tell you, but it was obvious these two were in love (which always makes my job easier).

I couldn't decide which one to post, so you're getting both!

The cake.

Christina and Gary share their first dance of many.

Congratulations Christina and Gary! Thanks for choosing Tampa Photo to be there for all of the special moments that make up your wedding day. Best of luck to you both!

Angelina and Steve, A La Carte Event Pavilion

Angelina and Steve were married last month at the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa. We started out with some group shots at the hotel before heading to the venue, where the ceremony and reception were taking place.

Steve and the guys hang out at the hotel. Kevin was the lead shooter this day and was working with Steve head-on. I was able to find this second angle that incorporated all the groomsmen in the background.

We still had some time once we made it to the A La Carte, so we worked with the guys a little more. Kevin was shooting available light so I used a flash to create a slightly different look. Focusing the light on Steve helps separate him from the crowd.

Anglelina had a locket with some very special photos attached to her bouquet. I made sure to make some nice images of this important detail.

At this time of day, the light was pouring in through the ceiling of the ceremony room. Even with the light, it was still kind of "camera dark" so I had to slow the shutter speed down. I remembered the proper exposure before the processional began. I got the standard safe shot of Angelina being escorted down the aisle, but once they passed me I switched my settings and popped this off. It's a little blurry due to the slow shutter speed, but I like it.

The sun disappeared pretty quickly after the ceremony, so I was used some flash to even things out.

The front of the A La Carte is always a great place to shoot. I couldn't decide between the next two shots, so you're getting both.

A little flash makes a big difference.

The front of the cake had a bow on it, but I preferred this shot from behind since I was able to utilize the main chandelier as a background element.

That same chandelier made an appearance later in the evening when it caught the bouquet. I swear those things are flower magnets. With a little help, this gal was able to get it down after all.

Congratulations Angelina and Steve! Kevin and I had a great time covering your big day. The real fun starts now!