Fort Harrison Hotel Wedding | Clearwater Wedding Photography | Sarah + Brian

Sarah and Brian’s intimate Clearwater, Florida wedding was full of elegance, charm and grace and we are so honored to have been present for their nuptials and chosen to document their very special day. We were no stranger to the family, having photographed Brian’s brother’s wedding (see a few images from Mike’s pre-wedding party shoot here, it was a blast!) a few years back. Let’s just say that Mike and Brian’s mother, Judy, is no stranger to top-notch events and spares no expense when it comes to her children. 🙂

Sarah got ready with her family in the penthouse suite at the stately and opulent Fort Harrison Hotel in downtown Clearwater. When she was ready, Brian arrived for their first look in the oh-so-classy black-and-white marble floored lobby, before we all headed out to their ceremony. It was truly a day to remember. Check out a few of our favorites from their day below!


The beautiful gown and a few of Sarah’s lovely details
Dana Dineen Floral Designs truly outdid themselves once again with the bridal bouquet. SO beautiful.
Sarah is unbelievably photogenic, we just loved these few candid frames of her sisters helping her get ready during prep…. Another HUGE thank you to Julie for her fantastic work as my 2nd shooter that day.
Stunning gown.

Sarah was perfect for the camera. Rock on girl! 🙂
Brian, his groomsmen and his two sons getting ready at the beginning of the day. 🙂 Some of these shots that Julie caught were so touching.
The crew 🙂
Sarah approached Brian by climbing the marble staircase in the lobby of the Fort Harrison Hotel, where they saw each other for the first time and had a few minutes together. It is possible that Brian shed a few tears. Possible. 😉
There was a beautiful private dining room with windows and sconces, and we just had to snap a few frames there before heading out to the ceremony. I just loved the dramatic lighting here, so amazing. 
The ceremony was truly personal and touching, so many great moments it’s hard to share them all here…
Again Dana and her crew and their amazing work on the orchid-filled arch was simply amazing, not to mention the tall tablepieces shown below.

So beautiful. Again huge thanks to Julie and Conny for their magical work on the reception detail photos while I was shooting family portraits with the bride and groom.
Uuuuuuhhhh wow.

I had scouted out a few local locations to sneak the couple away to during sunset as I knew we wouldn’t have much time before the ceremony and that it would be VERY hot. Sarah and Brian loved the idea and they were absolutely perfect. We were back before her guests even knew she had left and we were able to capture so many great images such as these few below.

Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dances were particularly touching this evening.Congrats once again, Sarah and Brian!! What a stunning wedding day!!!

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Victoria Christophe - January 14, 2016 - 11:10 pm

Every photo just made me pause and inhale slowly. I can only imagine how breathtaking this was in person. So exquisite!

Conny Zaiss - January 19, 2016 - 9:38 am

I know right? This one was truly spectacular, we loved being there and all the gorgeous details and colors were so beautiful!

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