[ pam and noel ]

I met Pam in Tampa a few years ago through a great friend (yes, you Mindy Adams). We have a lot in common – we're both designers, creative, and frankly, we're both hilarious. When Pam called me about 6 months ago asking me if I "do weddings," while flattered, I told her, "No, not really." Then I said something like, "Well, where? And what kind of wedding are you having?" Honestly, I have never wanted to shoot weddings. I thought on occasion I would consider it if it was a really small ceremony, outside during the day, and well, if I'm being totally honest, I didn't have to deal with a crazy Bridezilla type. (Which of course, if you know Pam, you know that is not even remotely possible.) So needless to say, I got Pam and Noel on the books and proceeded to closely follow her Pinterest page for the next 6 months. Their ceremony took place at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park alongside the Hillsborough River in Tampa, FL. It's a beautiful setting and a place I used to photograph frequently for college photography assignments. I love that Pam is wore one "x" earring and one "o" earring. So darling. Also, the groom is wearing jeans so you know this marriage will last forever (assuming he asked her if she could wear jeans and she answered, "Yes.") If the jeans started some big argument, I apologize for even bringing them up. And look, aw, when they kissed after the ceremony, their heads and her elbow make a heart shape!

Congratulations you two. You adoration for each other has shined since the day I met you both. What an honor to photograph your special day. XO.