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Sarasota Wedding Photographer | Resort Wedding


Sarasota Wedding Photographer Resort Wedding bride and groom walk through a field of sea grass as the wind blows the train of her wedding gown
Sarasota Wedding Photographer

Sarasota Wedding Photographer, Resort Wedding. Kasey and Sarek's wedding at The Rod & Reel Resort was nothing short of spectacular from start to finish! There are few beach resorts in Sarasota that allow you to reserve the entire resort for your wedding day, and while it helps that Sarek's family owns the resort, that's more than just a family perk. If you've never been there, it's a true gem nestled into the shores of Anna Maria Island. You have views from the poolside that span all the way to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and you're just steps away from some of the most beautiful beaches in all of Sarasota. With their wedding in such a perfect location, and with an easy going, truly happy couple that seemed to let stress roll of their backs like a pair of ducks, it's no surprise that these wedding pictures have become some of my favorites of 2023! Take a journey with me as I travel back through some of my favorite memories and pictures from their wedding day with the heart of a proud Sarasota wedding photographer! The Bride started her day surrounded by all of the most important women in her life, including her 10 bridesmaids. The mimosas flowed freely, and laughter echoed out the doors and off towards the bay as she prepared for the most defining moment of her life.

Sarasota Wedding Photographer the bridesmaids raise their mimosas in a toast to the bride as they get ready for the wedding
Sarasota Wedding Photographer Bride reads a wedding card from her grandmother
Sarasota Wedding Photographer the bride perches on her chair as she has her hair styled
Sarasota Wedding Photographer Bridesmaids take a moment to catch a selfie before the wedding
Sarasota Wedding Photographer the tropical bridal bouquet for this resort wedding
Sarasota Wedding Photographer detail picture of the brides engagement ring balanced inside of flowers in her tropical wedding bouquet
Sarasota Wedding Photographer the mother of the bride helps straighten her daughters veil before her wedding ceremony begins
Sarasota Wedding Photographer first look with bride and bridesmaids
Sarasota Wedding Photographer first look with bride and bridesmaids

For their wedding ceremony the bride and groom selected South Coquina Beach which, you may already know, is my personal favorite spot for photography in all of Sarasota! Their ceremony was one of the most unique that I have ever seen set up on the beach, with a plant-scape buried in the sand to create their own tropical oasis, and tiki umbrellas to add some shade for their guests from the mid-day sun. The ceremony was officiated by the groom's uncle, and the wedding party had a great view through their wedding sunglasses. Afterwards, guests braved the Memorial Day traffic back to the resort on the north end of the island while the bride and groom captured some pretty spectacular wedding portraits. And this Sarasota Photographer is proud to say that, for once, I remembered my sunscreen and made it through this mid-day wedding unscathed!


Sarasota Wedding Photographer tropical wedding ceremony on Anna Maria Island
Sarasota Wedding Photographer ceremony sign displayed and beach wedding ceremony on Anna Maria Island
Sarasota Wedding Photographer Groom and officient walk down the aisle before the beach wedding cereemony
Sarasota Wedding Photographer bride is walked down the aisle by her father as her viel blows in the wind
Sarasota Wedding Photographer bride and her father share a hug as he gives her away
Sarasota Wedding Photographer bridesmaids wearing orange dresses and sunglasses with tropical bouquets
Sarasota Wedding Photographer tropical beach wedding ceremony
Sarasota Wedding Photographer groomsmen wearing teal shorts don sunglasses as they watch the tropical wedding ceremony
Sarasota Wedding Photographer bride puts wedding ring onto the grooms finger
Sarasota Wedding Photographer umbrellas shade the guests at this tropical wedding ceremony on Anna Maria Island
Sarasota Wedding Photographer groom kisses his bride as they leave their wedding ceremony
Sarasota Wedding Photographer large bridal party poss for wedding picture on the beach
Sarasota Wedding Photographer bridesmaids throw their bouquets up in the air as they celebrate their bride
Sarasota Wedding Photographer groomsmen strike a relaxed pose on the Coquina Beach Jetty
Sarasota Wedding Photographer the brides train blows away in the wind as they walk hand in hand down the beach
Sarasota Wedding Photographer the brides dress is caught by the wind as the shares a kiss with the groom on the beach
Sarasota Wedding Photographer, the newly weds share a moment to embrace and relax after their tropical beach wedding ceremony
Sarasota Wedding Photographer bridal portrait featuring the brides tropical flower bouquet
Sarasota Wedding Photographer bride and groom sit on the Coquina Beach jetty and gaze at one another
Sarasota Wedding Photographer the groom gives his bride a kiss infront of the turquoise waters of Sarasota Bay
Sarasota Wedding Photographer bridal portrait with the brides veil blowing towards the camera
Sarasota Wedding Photographer newlyweds do a dip in the sea grasses at the beach

Back at The Rod & Reel Resort it was time for the reception to begin! Guests mingled beside the pool, and took in the views of the bay as they began their celebrations. Personalized drinks from AMI Coconuts made for the perfect cocktail and decor to top off the tropical atmosphere of the festivities! Toasts were made, and the bride and groom had their first dance before the guests were invited to dine. This poolside celebration was for sure my favorite thing about this Resort Wedding!


Sarasota Wedding Photographer, poolside reception personalized Coconuts
Sarasota Wedding Photographer, poolside reception tablescape
Sarasota Wedding Photographer, poolside reception tablescape
Sarasota Wedding Photographer, poolside reception detail picture of wedding rings and tropical wedding bouquet
Sarasota Wedding Photographer, detail picture of wedding rings on personalized coconut
Sarasota Wedding Photographer, poolside reception guests enjoy the view
Sarasota Wedding Photographer, poolside reception guests mingle beside the pool
Sarasota Wedding Photographer, poolside reception guests dance on the pool deck
Sarasota Wedding Photographer, poolside reception bride and groom and the sweetheart table
Sarasota Wedding Photographer, poolside reception Bride and groom share a kiss after the toasts
Sarasota Wedding Photographer, poolside reception first dance for the newlyweds

As the sun began to set the newlyweds jumped into a golf cart with me to drive back to the beach to capture more portraits with that beautiful Sarasota sunset!


Sarasota Wedding Photographer Bride and groom walk hand in hand through the sea grasses at sunset
Sarasota Wedding Photographer intimate portrait of the bride and groom sharing a kiss
Sarasota Wedding Photographer newlyweds embrace in a field of sea grass
Sarasota Wedding Photographer bride and groom laugh together as they celebrate their wedding
Sarasota Wedding Photographer groom kisses brides neck as they embrace by the beach
Sarasota Wedding Photographer sunset portrait of bride and groom dancing at the beach
Sarasota Wedding Photographer groom dips the brid back for a kiss as the sun sets
Sarasota Wedding Photographer bride and groom stand silhouetted against the sunset
Sarasota Wedding Photographer Bride and Groom stride a dramatic pose beneath the sign at the Rod & Reel Pier

Finally it was time to head back to the resort and dance the night away! It was a party that no one there is likely to forget anytime soon, and I know that Kasey and Sarek will remember it for the rest of their lives! They decided to end the night in epic form, and when the party was over, the only thing left to do was jump in the pool with the whole wedding party! What a day, what a night, WHAT A WEDDING! Thank you both for letting me be your Sarasota Wedding Photographer!


Sarasota Wedding Photographer bride and groom cut their wedding cake at their reception
Sarasota Wedding Photographer guests enjoy dancing at the reception
Sarasota Wedding Photographer guests enjoy dancing at the reception
Sarasota Wedding Photographer guests enjoy dancing at the reception
Sarasota Wedding Photographer Wedding Party jumps into the pool after the reception
Sarasota Wedding Photographer Wedding Party jumps into the pool after the reception
Sarasota Wedding Photographer Bride, groom and wedding party all jump into the pool at their reception

Sarasota Wedding Photographer | Resort Wedding


A very special Thank You to all the vendors who made this amazing event possible!


Hair: Body and Sol Make-up: Tanya Reindl

Coconuts: AMI Coconuts Bar: Bar Artistry Desserts: Hometown Desserts Rentals: US Tent Rental


Congratulations to Kasey and Sarek, we wish you a lifetime filled with love!


If you'd like Sandhill Photography to capture your Wedding or another landmark in your life, Contact us today before these moments can pass you by!




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