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A Dreamy Downtown Tampa Rehearsal

The Night Before

The anticipation... It's finally one more sleep until "I do"! It is the most nerve-racking and exciting time - and Sophia and Diego wanted every single moment captured to look back on as they prepared for their wedding!!

We went for an elegant, editorial and intimate vibe for their "Night Before" photos. We started at the gorgeous, century old historic courthouse turned hotel, Le Meridien, in Downtown Tampa. The marble steps leading and large columns up to the hotel entrance create the perfect backdrop for a sophisticated look - and Sophia and Diego ooze sophistication and style!

After some portraits in windy Downtown Tampa, we moved to Sacred Heart Catholic Church for their ceremony rehearsal. You could just feel the excitement from family and friends as Sophia and her dad practiced walking down the aisle where, in less than 24 hours, her and Diego would commit themselves to each other. This part of their "Night Before" shoot was especially sweet for me as I also got married at this same Church just last year. It was emotional reliving my personal experience through Sophia and Diego! It was truly a gift for me to experience and capture these moments for them.

After their ceremony rehearsal, we headed to the intimate, authentic Italian restaurant, Trattoria Pasquale, in South Tampa! It had the perfect environment for intimate, editorial-style flash photos!

Every single moment of their Downtown Tampa rehearsal day was sweet, elegant and intimate! I am so grateful for these moments of capturing documentary and editorial-style photos for my sweet couples.


Allie is a Tampa, Florida based travel wedding and elopement photographer. Her passion is capturing two people in love becoming one in a colorful and documentary approach.


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