E & C Ybor City, Tampa, FL

On a rainy Saturday afternoon, I met Emily & Caleb in Ybor City for their engagement session. The very first thing I noticed was Caleb's courtly way of holding the umbrella for Emily while also keeping a hand out to keep her from stumbling. Reminded me of a scene from Gone With the Wind...so gentlemanly and protective.  The second thing I noticed as they got closer was Emily's smile. Emily has one of the prettiest most contagious smiles I've seen. Every time she smiled, Caleb and I had to smile too. And that worked out pretty well for their photos.

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 We started out under cover in Ybor City to give the rain some time to settle down.

We started out under cover in Ybor City to give the rain some time to settle down.

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 Love the vibrancy of the colors Emily & Caleb chose against the old brick buildings around Ybor Square & The Creative Loafing Loft.

Love the vibrancy of the colors Emily & Caleb chose against the old brick buildings around Ybor Square & The Creative Loafing Loft.

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 The most Awesome (with a capital A) smile!

The most Awesome (with a capital A) smile!

 Caleb's isn't too shabby either! :)

Caleb's isn't too shabby either! :)

 and then the sun...

and then the sun...

 so we headed on over to Centro Ybor.

so we headed on over to Centro Ybor.

 And got these shots...<3 <3 <3

And got these shots...<3 <3 <3

 Emily &amp; Caleb- I so enjoyed meeting both of you and the time we spent together. Thank you for the fellowship and smiles. I wish you all the best on your journey through life together as husband &amp;&nbsp;wife. God bless- CBlackwell

Emily & Caleb- I so enjoyed meeting both of you and the time we spent together. Thank you for the fellowship and smiles. I wish you all the best on your journey through life together as husband & wife. God bless- CBlackwell