Breathtaking Moments

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I recently captured a special moment for this lovely couple during a unique boat engagement session. We were on Blake’s fishing boat, set against the backdrop of Anna Maria Island in Tampa Bay, where the waters meet the Gulf of Mexico. Their story is as beautiful as the scenery—meeting and quickly realizing they were meant for each other, culminating in a heartfelt proposal just a few months later. Their shared love for cruising and fishing made the boat session all the more meaningful, allowing us to capture their Florida engagement photos doing what they love most.

Having visited this area before, my husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Blake during a memorable fishing trip, an experience we’ve since repeated a few times. I vividly recall the excitement when my husband reeled in a tiger shark, a first for Blake’s boat if I remember correctly—a core memory for us. When organizing this styled session, Blake and I worked together to ensure it reflected their unique style and personalities. I was touched that they valued my photography style and editing approach.

Rachael and Blake’s Fun Boat Engagement Photos in Florida

Blake is a licensed US Coast Guard master captain and the head guide for AMI Charters. They cherish their time together on the water, with most of their free time spent there, often enjoying the view from the tower. This inspired us to create a shoot with a relaxed, fun, cozy, and classic vibe. The session was a peaceful and “homey” experience for them. You could feel how they are a perfect fit for each other as they are so comfortable and full of love. It unfolded in a relaxed atmosphere, with music in the background, storytelling, and laughter filling the air. We started from the landing and cruised to various channels to capture these special moments.


“THEY’RE AMAZING!!! Thank you so so much. I have so many plans for these pictures!! They are so gorgeous!” – Rachael

“Oh my lord those look SICK! Thank you so much!! That mood is exactly what we wished for our engagement photos. I can’t thank you enough for doing all of this!” – Blake