Surprise Proposal Engagement Session | Downtown St. Pete

Steven and Katie met online and have been dating for a few years. Both being from Sanford, they decided to take a trip to St. Petersburg. While enjoying their vacation, Steven brought up the idea of taking some photos together. Katie was full of surprise when she found out that her boyfriend had an engagement photo shoot in mind. He proposed right during the photo shoot!

Their loving, playful nature really came out during the photo shoot. Being newly engaged, they were able to show their love in the beginning photos through elegant shots of the two of them together. Afterwards, they were able to show their playful side through a paint fight.

They are both so excited about their upcoming wedding. “I have two things that I am looking forward to the absolute most at our wedding,” bride-to-be Katie shares, “the first is seeing Steven’s face the moment I start to walk down the aisle. The second, is our private moment after the ceremony just enjoying each other and taking in the realization that we are now man and wife.”

Not to be left out, Steven is most looking forward to, “the reactions from the both of us. Then, capturing the general feel of the evening. I want to see the fun that everyone is having. I would also love, if possible, [to capture] a nice shot with the barn lit up and the sunset.”

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Wedding Plans
We are still currently in the beginning stages of planning our wedding and finding our vendors. We have our reception and ceremony venue, our wonderful photographer, and just booked our caterer.

Our wedding is going to take place in Osteen, Florida. It will be at The Enchanting Barn, a beautiful rustic and elegant barn, with a very relaxing atmosphere. The ceremony will take place under a big beautiful tree, and the reception will have a rustic, vintage theme.

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Their Idea of Perfect Engagement and Wedding Photos
“I prefer a tack-sharp image, and more contrast,” fiancé Steven shares, “Also, I like photos that aren’t the normal. A good connection with the photographer [is also necessary]; it’s important to be on the same page. Katie loved your sample pictures, and immediately knew that she wanted you to be the photographer. I agreed, because I liked the style of your photos.”

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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.