Wes and Randi | The Oaks Club at Osprey Wedding

When it comes to photographing weddings in Sarasota, it doesn’t get much prettier than The Oaks Club at Osprey. Between the elegant chandeliers, staircase and stunning grounds, this is one venue I would not pass up when searching for the perfect wedding location. I had the pleasure of meeting Wes and Randi a few months before their big day for their engagement session and they are seriously one of the sweetest couples you will meet.

Fun loving wedding photography

When I work with fun couples, the photography reflects that. These two and their friends and families let me experiment with new poses, lighting and were totally up for silly photos! I have soooo many more photos I want to share, but for now, here are a few of my favorite images from their special day.

Surprise Proposal Photography

Every time I photograph a surprise proposal I feel like I’m channeling my inner spy! The anticipation or capturing the moment and being incognito at the same time is exhilarating! If you are thinking of popping the question in Orlando, let me know! I LOVE capturing engagements as they happen!

Lightner Museum Wedding | St Augustine Wedding

Tale as Old as Time… I stepped back in time at the historic Lightner Museum in St Augustine for Michael and Victoria’s Wedding day. Every detail was a nod towards Beauty and The Beast, but in a subtle and elegant way. I loved getting to know Victoria over the years (she was a model in an Alice in Wonderland styled shoot I did almost 10 years ago!) and was so happy when she reached out to me to tell me she was getting married and I was her top photographer! You may remember Michael and Victoria’s West Palm Beach engagement photos from last year, but if not…here’s the link: https://alexishields.com/michael-and-victorias-palm-beach-engagement-session/
Michael and Victoria (and their families) were so much fun and made my job that day much more enjoyable! I loved every moment and captured even more for them to enjoy for years to come. Here are just a few of my favorite photos I captured on their special day.


Powel Crosley Wedding | Sami & Kurt

You may remember a few months back about me posting some awesome urban engagement photos of these two. Or perhaps you remember their super cute pup, Princess being incorporated into the shoot! Either way, I was so thrilled to have been a part of their wedding day. Going through and choosing my favorite wedding photos from each wedding day I photograph is sometimes the hardest part of my job!

Powel Crosley is definitely up on the top of my list as favorite wedding venues to photograph. It’s a historic Spanish inspired mansion that sits on Sarasota Bay. They chose the venue to hold their travel themed wedding and it was the perfect backdrop to the occasion. Vintage suitcases and airplanes adorned the decor and gave the wedding an extra special touch of ‘wanderlust’.
The planning as always was flawless and done by Anastasia with Milan Catering
Enjoy some of my favorite photos from Sami and Kurt’s wedding day!

The Ringling | Sarasota Wedding Photography

The day started with a pizza party in the brides suite on Sarasota bay. It was fun, relaxed and there was nothing except easy going wedding day preparations happening. The family gathered for a traditional Chinese Tea ceremony earlier in the day where Cat adorned the most amazing red lace dress for the ceremony. Afterwards we traveled to the Ca D’Zan in Sarasota for the first look and bridal party photo session. It was such a beautiful day full of love, laughter and amazing photographs! The ceremony got a little wet…. Florida weather for you! That didn’t let the bride and groom down! You would’ve never known it was raining on their wedding day as they went on with their reception in the loggia of The Ringling without a hitch. Enjoy some of my favorite wedding photos from their amazingly beautiful wedding day!