It Doesn't Get Better Than This Florida Engagement Shoot
April 28, 2017
So much Florida goodness in one engagement shoot! Alisa Feris photographed these downright adorable college sweethearts in the groom's picturesque hometown of Sarasota, Florida. From the pale pink arches of the The Ringling Museum to the white shores of Siesta Key Beach, we cannot get enough of the pretty location – or the sweet smiles of this couple! See it all in the gallery.
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From Alisa Ferris Photography... Lynsey and Javier are the most darling college sweethearts – the kind that makes any photographer swoon. If they alone do not provide you with enough cuteness, then hold your breath for their French Bulldog, Dexter, donning a floral wreath. Furthermore, while most wedding-related activities focus on the bride, this couple tailored their engagement shoot to represent the groom!

From the Bride... In my second week as a freshman at the University of Central Florida, I attended a social for my new sorority. Little did I know that during my first college event, I would meet the man I would spend the rest of my life with. Fast forward six years, our relationship has taken us through some major life milestones – from college graduation to planning our perfect wedding, we have grown so much and are enthusiastic about what the future holds.

Because the wedding will take place in my hometown of Palm Beach, Florida, we wanted to capture our pre-wedded bliss in a place close to Javier’s heart. So we headed to his hometown of Sarasota, Florida, and picked some of our favorite locations. First stop: downtown Sarasota with our fur child, Dexter, where we went on one of our first dates. Next up was The Ringling Museum – a place that captures Sarasota’s history and beauty. And while it wasn't originally planned, we spontaneously ended our shoot on Siesta Key Beach.

The fashion inspiration for our engagement shoot came directly from our wedding colors: ivory, earthy green, light blue, and pink, and the picturesque spots in The Ringling Museum of Sarasota are a mirror representation of our wedding day ceremony. We will be getting married on the terrace overlooking the lake at the PGA National Resort and have tailored the ceremony to try and include some of the same natural beauty the museum exhibits.