Sarasota Wedding Photographer | Michelle & Shelby's Crocker Memorial Church Wedding


Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church couple kissing in church after ceremony Sandhill Photography

This Sarasota Wedding Photographer had an amazing time shooting Michelle & Shelby's beautiful wedding last month! I love all of my couples the same, but every now and then a couple and a wedding work their way into your heart in a way you never expected. Their vision of a small, intimate, and unique wedding was so lovely, and when the day finally came around, everything was just perfect! They had a beautiful and quaint wedding at The Historical Society of Sarasota's Crocker Memorial Church, with their reception next door at the historic Bidwell-Wood House. The couple chose to work with wedding planner Melissa Grady from Your Amazing Day, and she had every detail set up perfectly by the time the couple arrived.

Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church Detail Picture with Invitation and flowers in church by Sandhill Photography
Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church Detail pictures of shoes, invitation, hairpins flowers and jewelry.
Sarasota Wedding Photography detail picture of shiny bridal sneakers, viel and flower girl baskets.
Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church detail pictures of the dress, flowers, and signs in front of church

Michelle and her Bridesmaids got ready at the Bidwell-Wood House as the afternoon sun shone in through the windows, adding to the magic of the moment. There were tears, laughter, and excitement as she got ready to walk down the isle. As the final detail, her mother placed her veil on top of her head and they were ready to begin, with Sandhill Photography right there to capture every moment.

Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church detail picture of wedding dress hanging in doorway.
Sarasota Wedding Photography Getting ready pictures closing the buttons on the brides dress
Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church getting ready pictures of the bride putting on shoes and earrings
Sarasota Wedding Photography The bride and her mother get ready for the wedding.
Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church portrait of the bride sitting quietly before her wedding by Sandhill Photography
Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church Black and white bridal portrait by Sandhill Photography

The church was filled with natural light and smiling faces as Michelle's father walked her down the isle. Guests sat in pews original to the church, and the Groom's aunt performed a heart felt ceremony. In one of the sweetest and most unique ceremony moments this Sarasota wedding photographer has ever seen, the Bride and Groom ended their vows with a "Pinkie Promise", knowing that the promise they made to one another held more value to them than just a signed marriage license. After the ceremony the Bride and Groom made sure to get a special picture with both of their parents out side of the church, capturing the true beauty of love that lasts through generations.

Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church Portrait of the bride being walked down the isle by her father by Sandhill Photography
Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church the Father of the bride gives her away.
Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church Bride and groom hold hands during their wedding ceremony
Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church Ukulele serenade during wedding ceremony
Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church Wedding ceremony viewed through the red doors of the church
Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church Pinkie promise during wedding ceremony
Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church bride and groom share their first kiss
Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church bride and groom share their first kiss captured by Sandhill Photography
Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church Bride, Groom, and parents kiss outside the front doors of the church

After the ceremony, the wedding party joined the new Mr. & Mrs. for pictures until being shooed away by yours truly so that I could capture some beautiful wedding portraits and intimate moments with the happy couple.

Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church Wedding portraits captured by Sandhill Photography
Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church Wedding party portraits
Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church the whole wedding party poses for a portrait
Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church bride and groom stand in front of their bridal party
Sarasota the wedding party smiling behind a bride and groom as they kiss. unique wedding picture by Sandhill Photography
Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church the bride and groom share a kiss in the sunlight captured by Sandhill Photography
Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church portraits of the bride and groom
Sarasota Wedding Photography, intimate black and white portrait of the groom kissing the brides head as she closes her eyes
Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church bride and broom stand on a bridge with the sun behind them
Sarasota Wedding Photography detail picture of the wedding rings with the bride and groom in the back ground captured by Sandhill Photography
Sarasota Wedding Photography picture of the bridal bouquet with the bride and groom kissing in background
Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church artistic image of the bride and groom with eyes closed as the veil blows in foreground by sandhill photography

The Champagne Reception took place on the porch of the Bidwell-Wood House, and included everything the couple wanted, and nothing they didn't! Short and Sweet was exactly what they wanted, and it was absolutely perfect. After an intimate first dance, the couple mingled with guests before the most unique approach to a cake cutting that I've ever seen, where guests could contribute money to tip the scales and determine who got cake in the face!! And as for the cake, Cupcake Delights did an amazing job, with a simple cake topper, and an array of dessert cups that the bride is still raving over to this day! And their wedding day wouldn't have been complete without ending by the waterside for some beautiful pictures against the Sarasota sunset.

Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church first dance pictures
Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church reception pictures by Sandhill Photography
Sarasota Wedding Photography wedding cake and dessert tower from Cupcake Delights on Anna Maria Island
Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church bride and groom cut cake from cupcake delights ami
Sarasota Wedding Photography Crocker Memorial Church ribbon exit after wedding with the bride spinning
Sarasota Wedding Photography sunset portraits of the bride and groom on Sarasota Bay by Sandhill Photography
Sarasota Wedding Photography sunset pictures of bride and groom on Sarasota Bay with city skyline in background by Sandhill Photography

Thanks for joining me on a journey through the photography from this Sarasota Wedding! Be sure to leave a comment below to let us know about your favorite pictures, and to share your congratulations with the Bride and Groom!

If you'd like Sandhill Photography to capture your Wedding or another landmark in your life, Contact us for an Appointment!


Vendors: Photography: Sandhill Photography Wedding Planner: Melissa Grady with Your Amazing Day

Venue: Crocker Memorial Church at the Sarasota Historical Society Cake: Cupcake Delights Cake Topper: NGOcreations Dress: Alfred Angelo Bridesmaid Dresses: Something Blue Bridal Boutique Invitations: Vistaprint Hair Pieces: IndiKnotNY

At Sandhill Photography, it's our pleasure to capture all the most special moments in your life. We offer Engagement Sessions, Wedding Photography Packages, Maternity and Newborn Sessions, and Family Photography. We are based in Bradenton Florida, and service the Sarasota, Tampa, and St. Pete areas. Photographer Emma-Rose would love to help you capture memories to last a lifetime. Book your Photography Session today with Sandhill Photography and don't let another one of life's amazing moments pass you by!

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