Capturing the Chemistry Engagement Session | Downtown St. Petersburg Photographer

Kimberly and Weston were enjoying their lives in the Tampa Bay area. “It all started when he ‘poked’ me on Facebook,” reminisces the bride-to-be. “We went back and forth until he finally messaged me saying ‘I will win.’ After sending 20 messages, his charm [finally] won me over and I happily gave him my number!”

They spent a few weeks of getting to know each other, and when the time was right, he asked her to be his girlfriend as they watched the sunset at Apollo beach.




Trauma Makes You Stronger
Sometimes traumatic events bring people closer together. Kimberly relates how she and Weston grew closer after she experienced a difficult health challenge:

The second I knew I loved him was when one night I was having excruciating abdominal pain. I was crying and hunched over because that was the only way I felt relief. My nose was running from all the crying and I kept asking him to get me tissues. At one point I felt bad from him getting up so many times, so the next time I asked I just stuck the tissue up my nose. Then I started crying again because I looked ugly. [He must have felt my pain, because the next thing I noticed was] he got up went to the restroom and stuck tissue up his nose and sat down next to me like it was normal. We both laughed about it. That’s when I knew I had found the one!

He always showed how much he cares about me from early on in the relationship. I know he’ll do the same now and even more; he’s always been a keeper.



The Proposal
Weston proposed two days before their two year anniversary, as they flew over the sparkling waters of St. Pete Beach on a helicopter ride. The whole experience was captured on video.





The Wedding Plans
Weston and Kimberly are planning to be wed next year in the early spring at the lovely Bakers Ranch. They are currently searching for a caterer, and of course, all the little details that pop up along the way.


How They Chose Their Wedding Photographer
When choosing our photographer, we wanted a person who was easy to get along with, someone willing to listen, and work with our strengths and weaknesses. [We really wanted to find] someone who had great reviews, and didn’t force us to have to have multiple photo albums in the packages they offered.



Engagement Photos that Capture the Chemistry
Our engagement session in St. Petersburg was beyond fun, we felt comfortable and LOVED to see how our chemistry was captured. All the goofy, serious, and passionate moments were all shot beautifully. What we look forward to most is definitely saying “I Do!”. Nothing overjoys us more than finally coming together as one.



Photographer: Castorina Photography & Films 

Tampa, St Petersburg, Sarasota, Orlando wedding photography and cinematic wedding video:
Castorina Photography and Films is a St. Petersburg based, on location studio. Our wedding photography and cinematography clients enjoy a relaxed environment where they can be themselves as we do our best to relieve any stress from the wedding day. We have serviced clients in Cancun Mexico, Venice, Rome, Tuscany and other areas of Italy, Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota and many other locations in the United States.

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Castorina Photography and Films offers on location photography and cinematic wedding films for wedding, portrait, family, engagement, and bridal sessions.