Words from my world & things I should tell you about me (maybe).

Hi All!- I am a Central Florida girl, born and raised. I love our beaches and Disney and all the little down towns and parks in between. I would love to capture your story anywhere around the Tampa, Orlando, or Lakeland areas!

1. I have always been the collector of photographs for as far back as I can remember. A picture of my mom and grandparents from 1956? Got it! Random picture of some guy in college with the same birthday as me wearing an orange & blue (Go Gators) wig? Got it! Love these little snapshots of life.

2. I adore old faded trucks. Not any particular year or particular style, just the sentiment behind keeping the old timers going.

3. I do not like pina coladas but I do like getting caught in the rain. Unless there is lightning, then it's a no go.

4. Vacation is my favorite multi-syllable word. My family and I can most often be found somewhere in the mountains or somewhere on a creek.

5. Kisses make me happy. Holding hands make me happy. Long hugs where you burrow down into someone's chest and breath a big sigh of homecoming make me happy. Those little symbols of affection between two people. Seeing an older couple still holding hands after 50 years together. Makes my heart melt.

6. I sing out loud. This is not always a good thing.

7. None of this crazy journey I call life would have been possible for me without continuous love and grace from our Heavenly Father. He is my rock and my shield and it's very possible I will tear up during your ceremony when I think of all the mountains he moved to bring the two of you together. I am blessed to be able to capture your union. :) 


Milton Florida wedding photographer Carmela Blackwell