Jesenia and Luis first met after striking up a conversation at a Barnes and Noble. Their interaction was so enjoyable that the pair grabbed a bite to eat next door to get to know each other better. A few dates later, the two “officially” became a couple after at a date at the Don CeSar beach.
Exactly one year later, Jesenia found herself blindfolded in the back of a limo, knowing a surprise was waiting for her at the arrival of her destination. In the presence of their friends and family, Luis proposed on the beach. After a “Yes!” and a champagne toast, the two were happily engaged.
The couple’s downtown Tampa engagement session reflected their contemporary personalities.
“Our engagement style was modern/downtown with an elegant, classy vibe,” the bride shared.
To capture their love for one another in a natural way, Jesenia and Luis hired Tampa wedding photographer Castorina Photography & Films.
“We were looking for a photographer who could to tell our story through photography. Since we aren’t fashion models, it can be awkward doing certain poses, so having someone there to make us laugh and loosen up was very important,” the bride explained. “We felt so comfortable with Marilyn and Micah. They made us laugh throughout our session, and the results were beautiful.”
The Tampa bay couple are planning their July wedding at The Lange Farm in Dade City and are excited to start their life together as “Mr. and Mrs.”
“We are looking forward to our families being together to celebrate this special day in our lives. I want everyone to have a great time and let that day be a wonderful memory of our wedding,” Jesenia shared.
How would you describe the theme of your engagement session?
Our engagement style was modern/downtown with an elegant, classy vibe.
What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
We were looking for a wedding photographer who would be able to catch our special moments like when my fiancé sees me walking down the aisle in my dress for the first time, the father/daughter dance, and who could to tell our story through photography. We wanted someone who made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. Since we aren’t fashion models, it can be awkward doing certain poses, so having someone there to make us laugh and loosen up was very important.
We met Marilyn and her husband Micah at our first bridal show at Beso del Sol. We really liked them and what they had to offer at the time but we didn’t book them at that time. We waited quite a few months and went to a couple other bridal shows to realize that no one else compared to Castorina Photography & Films. My mother and I went to a bridal show in which we saw Marilyn again and that’s when we knew they were the one for us. So we booked a meeting and booked them right away for our engagement and our wedding. We are so happy that we did! We felt so comfortable with Marilyn and Micah. They made us laugh throughout our session, and the results were beautiful.
Photographer: Castorina Photography & Films
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