Best of Weddings 2014 | My favorite photos from all the weddings I’ve photographed over this past year

2014 was an AMAZING year! Not only did Shane and I welcome a beautiful baby into the world (Ella Jo just turned ONE on Jan 28th!), but we still managed to meet and photograph some amazing couple’s weddings this year! Enjoy my wedding highlights from the extravagant to the backyard country wedding….still haven’t found your photographer for your upcoming wedding? Contact the studio today to see if we’re available for your date! alexi@alexishields.com | 941-720-4220

Cody and Jana | South Florida Museum Wedding, Bradenton, FL

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I just realized I only posted 4 times in ALL of 2014…. that’s pretty sad. Except, I don’t regret my decision to take a ‘slow’ year because I’ve enjoyed watching my new bundle of joy grow up…and that’s been AMAZING!! I will do an entire post dedicated to our almost one year old soon, but for now….time to catch up on 2014 weddings!

Cody and Jana were married a few months back at the always stunning South Florida Museum in Bradenton, FL. Their wedding and reception both took place at the home of Snooty. (Bradenton’s ‘manatee’ mascot if you will.) Although the wedding decor does not revolve around Snooty, what you will find is a spanish influenced courtyard that glows when it’s lit up at night. You know what else lit up that day? Cody’s face everytime he caught a glimpse of his gorgeous bride Jana. Enjoy a few of my favorites from their wedding album!

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Jay and Vanessa | Powel Crosley Mansion Wedding in Sarasota FL

I have been soooo behind on my blog posts! I am more up to date when posting on my facebook page…like me! www.facebook.com/alexishields
I’m a proud new(ish) mommy and my 8 month old little girl has been keeping me super busy!
I’m still available for booking weddings this season, so please reach out anytime with any photography questions you may have!

In the meantime, please enjoy some of my favorite photos from Jay and Vanessa’s elegant fiesta styled wedding at the beautiful Powel Crosley Mansion in sunny Sarasota Florida!
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Scott and Megan | Marco Island Beach Resort Wedding

I’m a bit behind on my blogging….mainly because Shane and I recently welcomed a baby girl into the world!!
Well, I may be busy being a new mommy, but I’m in full swing into this wedding season and will be updating the blog more often!

Here’s a few of my favorite photos from Scott and Megan’s Marco Island wedding from a little while back.

James and Katelyn | The Ringling Museum – Ca’ d’Zan Mansion Wedding

Definitely one of my favorite places to photograph, but it’s much more enjoyable when you have such a wonderful couple to take photos of! James and Katelyn were married in the courtyard at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, FL. After their stunning wedding ceremony we took a walk around the property to capture more stunning moments in front of the rose garden, banyan trees and of course at the Ca’d’Zan mansion. They rented the Ringling house down the street from the museum for their vintage Florida themed wedding reception. We had such a blast photographing their wedding! Enjoy a few of our favorite wedding photos from their special day!

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Wedding at Ringling Courtyard

Wedding at Ringling Courtyard

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Rose garden wedding photos at Ringling Museum

Rose garden wedding photos at Ringling Museum

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banyan trees at ringling museum

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