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Our Photographers in St Pete Beach
Weddings in St Pete Beach
Beach Wedding Tips from our Photographers in St Pete Beach
From The Don CeSar to The Bilmar on Gulf Blvd, we know the best spots for wedding photos. Whether it’s the unbelievable view of the Presidential Room at the Grand Plaza, or the unique little bridges & waterways of the Tradewinds, or the new Coconut Palm Pavilion of the Sirata Beach Resort we are very experienced at doing wedding photography on St Pete Beach.
In shooting a wedding on St Pete Beach, a photographer needs to be in decent physical shape, or it will affect the quality and the amount of pictures taken. The heat from March to October can be “brutal”, and thus the photographer has to know how to manage it, not only for himself but for the Bridal Party & Family. We will therefore try to do as many family pictures indoors or in the shade as much as possible, and have the Portraits & Bridal Party shots for the beach. Therefore, venues like The Don CeSar or Tradewinds that have alternate areas indoors or atleast in shade are a plus. A St Pete Beach Photographer must also deal with extreme “brightness issues”, which the Florida sun and the white sand, therefore, we like to do the pictures as close to sunset as possible especially if there are no clouds in the sky to diffuse the harshness of the sun. We know all the major beach venues and will shoot at the locations of your particular venue that will give us the most optimal lighting for that time day, as well as trying to keep you and your family and bridal party as comfortable as possible.
Our Photographers in St Pete Beach tour starts at Pass-a-Grille Beach, very popular for smaller destination weddings. As we move further north is the Historical Landmark of St Pete Beach, The Don CeSar also known as the “Pink Palace”. Its elegant courtyard makes great scenery for wedding photography.
Another mile north on Gulf Blvd is the Sirata Beach Resort, which tends to be not as crowded as the other beach venues, and has a variety of rooms for weddings. The Coconut Palm Room is a permanent Tent Pavilion which sits right on the beach, makes it very convenient to walk out from your reception to the beach for sunset pictures. The Sirata has several advantages if it happens to rain on your wedding day. The Breezeway Deck is under cover yet is outdoors and has a view of the beach. There are a few areas on the 2nd level just outside of the Majestic Palms Ballroom that give a good view of the Palm Trees in the Courtyard, yet we could still keep you dry if it rains.
Next to the Sirata Beach Resort is the very popular Grand Plaza, which is known for its friendly staff and great food. The Presidential Room near the top of the Grand Plaza has the best view in St Pete Beach, overlooking the ocean from the 9th floor. See the Grand Plaza Promo video which we shot. Our photographers St Pete Beach Pinterest site has a gallery solely for Grand Plaza Weddings.
Next on our Photographers St Pete Beach Tour is the Tradewinds Grand Island Resort. The Tradewinds we love for all the tropical landscaping and variety of backgrounds with its green grass, gazebos, swans, rivers, and little bridges all on property. The Tent Pavilion at the Tradewinds is great for larger weddings. The video below was on the beach at the Tradewinds and the reception on the Breck Deck which is located on the north part of the property.
If you look the water scenery but do not like the sand of the beach, the St Pete Beach Community Center is ideal as it sits on the Intracoastal Waterway near the Cory Causeway bridge. There are no parking issues like many of the beach wedding venues have. It has a wrap around balcony for the cocktail hour with a great view of the Intracoastal Waterway.
For all of our recent weddings see our Photographers St Pete Beach social media page.
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