Wedding of Dayna & Robert Menendez at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. We started with the bride at the Barrymore Hotel which is right next to the Straz Center. The ceremony was underneath a tent right on the Riverwalk. The Straz Center provides a great atmosphere for weddings, plenty of great areas for photography. The Waterfalls are ideal for bridal party shots. We also utilized the old railroad bridge Cass Street Bridge. It was a little tedius getting the girls out on the bridge, but makes for some great shots as you can see.
After the ceremony we went Tampa’s historical landmark, The Tampa Theatre. The best time to shoot the Tampa Theatre is at dusk. The conditions are best just after sunset, when it is dark enough for the marque lights to really show up, yet, still alittle natural daylight left so it is not too dark.
The reception was at the 1930 Grande Room in Ybor City. The night lighting is great along 7th Avenue. We did shots with the bride and groom in middle of street, and would have loved to do much more, but time didn’t allow it. At the Grande Room the guests were treated to some amazing food from the Stone Chef . For information on weddings at this great Ybor City Venue see The Grande Room.