Downtown Engagement Session | Downtown Tampa Wedding Photographer

Andres and Lauren met at work in Miami. After running into each other they finally got to meet each other at a happy hour on a Friday night with coworkers. From then on they hung out together eating out, going to the movies and even travelling together. Although at various points in their relationship they tried parting ways they always found an excuse to spend more time together. After quality time they realized how complete they were with the each other in their lives. The good times consist of good food, beer, movies dancing and an occasional opera or musical.

Andres realized that “they made an excellent team and a beautiful couple. I realized the cohabitation killed any doubts and reaffirmed my feelings for her”. He continues to say about his Lauren,  “that she is so sweet and delicate and extraordinarily smart. I admire her.”

Lauren confessed that she loves that “Andres is uninhibited by what other people think is ‘cool’.  He is never embarrassed”.

Because of their love for craft beer and downtown Tampa we decided to capture their love in this engagement session at Hyde Park.

The time came when they both decided that they had chosen each other for the rest of their lives. Although they spent time designing a wedding ring for Lauren (with her passed down family diamond) a month earlier, Andres had yet to pop the question. The day came and it was a surprise. Set at a romantic dinner at the Capital Grill in Miami (where they share their home together) he had the waiter write “Will you marry me?” written in chocolate on the dessert plate.  All to Lauren’s surprise her eyed watered up and of course said “YES!”. Followed by champagne the ended the evening sharing the news with family and continued the evening they went to a bar, had some drinks and danced the night away at a night club. Andres claimed “It was such a special night”.

There plans have finalized for them to get married at  Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tampa, Florida and party the night with family and friends at The Vault.

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Check out their wedding day here: Andres & Laurens Elegant & Classic Wedding Day

Photographer: Castorina Photography & Films 

Florida and Colorado wedding photography and cinematic wedding video:
Castorina Photography and Films is a St. Petersburg Florida and Steamboat Springs Colorado, 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 also serviced clients in Cancun Mexico, Venice, Rome, Tuscany and other areas of Italy, Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota, Steamboat Springs, Keystone, Silverthorne Colorado and many other locations in the United States.

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