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  • WELCOME!

    Concept Photography is a husband and wife shooting team that travels the world in search of amazing weddings and awesome clientele. It was designed through the simple idea that there should be a higher standard for creativity and performance in the wedding photography industry.

    One of our main desires is to transform the wedding scene – by picking it up, breaking the status quo, shaking it some more and putting it back in a new form.

    Please consider this as our way of introducing ourselves, as an invitation to check out our website and get a glimpse of something a little different in lifestyle photography.

    We really look forward to getting the chance to work with you and, together, rock the wedding scene!

    Wishing you luck + love,
    Jason + Sara

    P.S. - We travel EVERYWHERE!

Florida summer weather can be less than accommodating at times, but it can also be AMAZING if you just roll with it like Jenn + Anthony did. We think they are awesome, and we are looking forward to celebrating their wedding with them this October at Casa Feliz!

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Interview with the wonderful Marjory + Keith:
How did you meet? Keith and I met through mutual friends. We all met up one Saturday afternoon at a local pub for lunch and drinks. Keith and I hit it off and spent the rest of the day together. The following week we went on our first date and the rest is history!
What attracted you most to your husband/wife?
Marjory – What attracted me most to Keith was his personality. Keith is very outgoing and that was something that I really liked about him. He made me laugh and that was important to me.
Keith – She actually found me funny! Her sincere kindness, patience, grace, and overall gorgeousness didn’t hurt either.
How did he propose? Keith proposed in December 2013 while we were on a vacation in Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina. The trip was a surprise birthday present for me but little did I know, there was much more in store. One evening we were taking a walk and went out on the dock, overlooking the May River. It was really chilly and windy that evening and I was ready to head back to the Inn to warm up. When I turned back around towards Keith he was down on one knee. I could not believe what was happening but quickly said YES! We went back inside the Inn where we were greeted with a champagne toast. We spend the rest of the trip celebrating our engagement.
What inspired your vision for the wedding? We both grew up being on the water, fishing and boating. We knew we wanted a more casual feel to our special day but still having those romantic elements. We choose the location of Boca Grande because my family has a condo there and it has always been a second home to me. Our vision was something of a nautical look, incorporating the colors navy and white while showcasing the beauty of the island and the water.
Tell us about finding your venue: The venue choice was easy! We chose The Gasparilla Inn as our venue because I spent much time on the island with my family and had grown up knowing that this was the place I wanted to get married. When Keith started spending time in Boca Grande, he immediately saw the draw to this place. The Inn is a gorgeous, historic hotel that embodies the “old Florida” resort feel. We chose the Inn’s Beach Club for our reception because it over looks the beautiful white, sandy beaches and the sun setting over the Gulf is something we wanted our guests to experience with us.
What was your biggest planning challenge? Our biggest challenge was creating the guest list. With so many family members and friends that are dear to us, it was hard to keep our wedding list somewhat small.
What was your favorite design element? Our favorite elements were the navy and white nautical accents as well as the personalization elements that made our wedding special and unique to us.
What was the most memorable moment of your wedding day? One of our most memorable moments was while Keith and I were lighting our unity candle. Just seeing all the family and friends we love that came from near and far to share this day with us was very special. Another memorable moment for us was when Keith and I drove together in our golf cart from the church to the reception at the Beach Club. It gave us a few minutes alone together after just being pronounced husband and wife before the party!
Describe your cake: Our cake was a three tier cake made of a carrot cake layer, white cake layer with strawberries and white chocolate mousse, and the third layer had white cake with strawberries and vanilla bavarian cream filling. . It was decorated with swiss dots and had our monogram on the top tier.
How was your experience with your photographer? We could not have had a better experience! The top thing on my list and one of the most important things to me was to find a photographer that could take the kind of pictures I envisioned. Jason and Sara helped to make our day that much more special by capturing every part of it. Their creative minds, along with their communication helped to make everything run smoothly. We are so glad that we found them and were able to have them join our team of amazing people.
What’s next for you and your husband as a couple? We are excited to see what life has in store for us as a married couple! We recently purchased a home so we have been very busy making it ours.
Vendors:
Venue: The Gasparilla Inn and Club
Band: Matt Winter Band
Florist: Bay Bouquet
Wedding Planner: Chrissy Craft at Ideal Design Events
Hair and Makeup: James Griffith Salon at The Gasparilla Inn

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How cute are these two?!? We couldn’t have had a better time with Jenn + Allen exploring Thornton Park. We can’t wait to working with them again in February for the Paradise Cove wedding!

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Interview with the wonderful Erin + Mike:
HOW DID YOU MEET? We met on eHarmony! We were matched in May 2012, chatted through email and phone for a month, and then had our first date at a Mexican restaurant. We got married exactly two years later!
WHAT ATTRACTED YOU THE MOST TO YOUR HUSBAND/WIFE?
Erin- What attracted me most to Mike was his sense of humor and his kind personality. His laugh is contagious, and he is happy ALL THE TIME. I had never met someone who was so happy and who could make me so happy.
Mike- Besides being drop dead gorgeous, Erin is one of the most considerate and genuine individuals that I have ever met, even in the smallest instances. For example, not only did she offer me the last strawberry in our frozen yogurt on our second date, but she also made sure that I had a napkin at dinner on our third date.
HOW DID HE PROPOSE? Mike proposed on Valentine’s Day February 14, 2013. He originally planned on proposing on a private sunset cruise around Miami Beach, but the guy with the yacht canceled on him about an hour before he was supposed to pick me up. He quickly booked a couples’ massage at the Ritz Carlton in Miami Beach. Before the massage, he gave me a teddy bear holding a lottery ticket. When I scratched off the ticket, it read, “Will you marry me?” After much squealing and crying with joy, I said yes, and we enjoyed our massage. He then took me to Texas de Brazil for a romantic dinner, and that weekend he had a final surprise of taking me on a cruise to the Bahamas.
WHAT INSPIRED YOUR VISION FOR YOUR WEDDING? Erin grew up in Melbourne Beach, Florida, which is where the wedding took place. We took advantage of the beautiful beach surroundings and added our own style with our favorite shades of blue, types flowers, and gorgeous starfish and seashells (using helpful pictures from Pinterest to give to our vendors).
TELL US ABOUT FINDING YOUR VENUE: After looking at many different venues, we decided on the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront. We wanted a place that had a nice deck with a beautiful beach view, and the Crown definitely had that! We also wanted a place that would meet our vision regarding the food and reception style (by the way, the food was delicious!), and it also helped to have a venue close to the church because almost everyone was coming from out of town.
WHAT WAS YOUR BIGGEST PLANNING CHALLENGE? We live in Miami, so planning a wedding from a different city was a bit challenging. We had to travel many weekends to Melbourne as well as do a lot of the planning through email and phone calls. However, thanks to Erin’s parents and our wedding planner Susan Coggins, we were able to plan the best wedding imaginable!
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN ELEMENT OF YOUR WEDDING? The overall colors and theme were our favorite design elements. Our colors were a blue/azure as the main color and fuchsia/pink as the secondary color. We had a beach theme which incorporated many different types of starfish and seashells. Starfish were used as boutonnieres, and they were also in my hair and in my bouquet. Little shells were on all of the place cards, and there were tropical flowers and shells as centerpieces. Even our wedding cake had beautiful blue ribbon, stargaze lilies, and seashells, all surrounded by edible sand that had our names drawn in it.
DID YOU HAVE ANY DIY DETAILS? The place cards were all made by my Erin and her friend Magda. Magda wrote the names in calligraphy while Erin glued the shells. Magda is also the one who made Erin’s personalized garter that was adorned with lace and had a starfish charm with a blue jewel in it. Erin typed up and printed out all of the church programs, and our wedding planner did the menus for the reception. Erin’s parents also created a tribute to us using pictures from our childhood and displayed it during the reception.
WHAT WAS THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT OF YOUR WEDDING DAY? While we would love to say that the vows were the most memorable moment of our wedding day, it was actually the cutting of the cake. Erin specifically reminded Mike that this was to be classy and that no smearing of the cake was to ruin her makeup. When Erin went to cut a slice of cake, she did not realize that she was trying to cut through the blue ribbon (she thought it was fondant). Mike then tried to scoop up the piece, but the cake server got caught in the ribbon, and the piece of cake flew into Erin’s wedding dress– right between “the girls”. Embarrassed, Erin did not know what to do, but after much egging on, Mike went after the cake not with his fingers but with his mouth. So much for classy, but at least it didn’t ruin Erin’s makeup!
DESCRIBE YOUR CAKE: We had two cakes at the wedding- the groom’s cake and the wedding cake. The groom’s cake was a tribute to us meeting on eHarmony. It was in the shape of Mike’s laptop and was designed to look like the exact model. The sugar screen depicted a picture of us wearing Chip and Dale hats (because we both love goofy hats) and had a message thanking eHarmony for bringing us together. The laptop portion was made of chocolate cake with raspberry filling and chocolate fudge frosting, covered by black fondant to match the color of Mike’s actual laptop.
The wedding cake was a four-tiered square cake that was beach themed. The layers alternated between almond cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and raspberry chambord cake with fudge frosting. The outside was white fondant with azure blue ribbon outlining each layer. It was also decorated with white and pink stargazer lilies and blue orchids made of sugar, and white seashells and starfish made out of white chocolate. Instead of being on a cake stand, the cake was surrounded by edible sand that had our names written in it. It was the perfect touch to our beach wedding, and the cake tasted absolutely heavenly! It was the best cake that we had ever tasted, and it certainly was the most beautiful cake that we had ever seen!
HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER? Our photographers Sara and Jason were great! Their communication and willingness to help adjust to our needs made everything a lot less stressful for us. They were so nice and patient, and they really helped us to relax and have fun. They were really creative, too. We felt like supermodels! Our sneak peak photos are fantastic! Everyone has said that they look like they could be on the cover of a magazine. Sara and Jason made the process an easy one, and they kept in contact with us throughout our planning process. Thank you Sara and Jason! Concept Photography is the best!
WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND AS A COUPLE? We are currently looking for a house.
CAN YOU PLEASE LIST YOUR VENDORS:
Photography: Concept Photography
Videography: CC Video
Reception: Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront
Wedding planner: Susan Coggins with Wedding Belles
Cake: Creative Cakes by Dawn
Flowers: Petals Florist
Lighting/Draping: FabEvents
Band: Uptown Music
Photo booth: Provo Photo Booths
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We have been so excited to share Robin + Jeff’s engagement pics! Exploring the Rollins College campus with them was a ton of fun. Such a gorgeous couple (inside + out), and we can’t wait for their April wedding in Savannah, GA!

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