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Sarasota Florida Photographer | Jami and Logan | Lido Key Beach

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“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more; that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.”

The Notebook

Sarasota Photographer | If these types of sunsets and these types of couples is what I can expect when we move to Florida, let’s just say I am going to be one happy Florida wedding photographer!

engaged couple on beach in florida

Jami and Logan’s couple’s session in Sarasota, Florida was really special for me! First, I have the incredible honor of photographing Logan’s sister’s wedding in Lake Como, Italy in October of 2022, so it was fun to meet him and keep the photography in the family!!!

Logan and Jami happened to be visiting Sarasota while I was in town, and when our schedules lined up, decided it was the perfect day for a sunset session on the beach!

The day did not disappoint!

couple kissing at sunset on lido key beach in florida

Sarasota Photographer | Vanessa Hicks Photography

I mean, not only were Jami and Logan perfect ( can you believe that they were nervous!!!!! They are crazy!), but the day was perfect, complete with the most epic of sunsets, and the perfect moment straight out of the notebook! Logan picked Jami up for a kiss, right at sunset, and then the birds flew by!

sunset at lido key beach in florida

Yeah, sometimes, magic happens at sessions like that!! And I am just the lucky one to capture it!!! The night was complete with the final shot as the sun hit the horizon, capping off a perfect evening!

the notebook inspired engagement session in florida

Lido Key Beach | Sarasota Photographer

Check out this gorgeous sunset couples session at Lido Key Beach in Sarasota, Florida!

If this is what I have to look forward to when we move here to Tampa Summer of 2023, well, I must say, I will be one happy photographer!

And I have to thank Jami and Logan for their reviews as well!! Seriously, I want to cry!

Logan and I met with Vanessa in
Sarasota, FL for a couples shoot!
We were both eager but nervous
since we have never been in front
of the camera together before. I
had the expectation that it would
take us awhile to get comfortable
and hoped we would have a few
photos to leave with. Within
minutes Vanessa had us laughing
and relaxed. She is the perfect
blend of a coach, hype woman,
comedian, wardrobe malfunction
specialist, stylist, and visionary!
She directed us throughout the
shoot to create beautiful
moments. I loved that she gave
us glimpses behind the camera
so that we could see what we
were doing well (or not)!
It was a joy to work with Vanessa
and we can’t wait to use her
services and skill to capture our
next event!


Vanessa’s energy and excitement
for us made this engagement
photoshoot so incredibly fun and
valuable! I was a big fan of her
explaining her reasoning and
science (if you will) around how
she captures each shot, utilizes
the sun and water around us, and
the elements! Vanessa made it
so easy for us to be ourselves
and confident in our look. So
excited to work with her again!


Ready to book your engagement session in Sarasota or ANYWHERE? That’s right, you know my passport is ready to go! Send me a message and let’s plan your special day!



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