Last weekend Donny & I had the privilege of photographing Ben + Angie in celebration of their engagement & upcoming wedding next year. We chose the beautiful Fort De Soto Park in St. Petersburg, FL as our location. This has quickly become one of our favorite spots to shoot on the gulf given the variety of settings offered, including the beach, pier, fort, a 19th century battery, and surrounding land. Donny & I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this gorgeous sunset engagement session with such a lovely soon-to-be-married couple!
We began our session at this sandy palm tree lined trail. It was the perfect start to a sunny session that featured some of Florida’s best landscapes & plenty of sweet moments. Despite driving multiple hours to meet us, Ben + Angie were so smiley & cute throughout the course of their session! They brought with them an infectious energy and we all instantly clicked. This should have been expected since we’re all Ohio kids. Ben + Angie moved to Florida to enjoy the sunshine & escape the cold (something Donny & I entirely understand, as we are currently on our month long off-season work vacation in St. Pete). They were also complete naturals in front of the camera. Ben + Angie were so much fun to work with!
Next, we visited the historic fort, utilizing its rustic walls, aged oak trees, cannons, & more. We couldn't get enough of this location. It was stunning!
While the fort and surrounding landscape offered lots of great variety and scenic backdrops, the beach was just as amazing. The gulf pier & historic battery bigelow were sublime at sunset. The latter was especially romantic & unique!
We so enjoyed our time with Ben + Angie during this magical sunset engagement session at Fort De Soto Park in St. Petersburg, Florida! The perfect couple at a scenic location with the prettiest sunset apparently makes for a wonderful photo shoot—who knew?!
Thanks so much for choosing us to capture these special moments for you two, Ben + Angie! We had so much fun with both of you! We’re honored to be apart of this memorable time in your lives and touched to be able to tell your story! Here’s to 2020!!! :)