University of Tampa, Plant Park Elopement: Hannah & Brandon

Where do I start? I have so much to say (as usual).  I had an amazing time photographing Hannah & Brandon they are such a sweet and charming couple, it doesn't take long for you to notice how in love they are with each other.  I think at the end of us taking photos I even told them I wish they could get married again and again so I can take their photos over and over!  They decided to elope after 7 years of being together and sharing their lives, before moving on to Texas and starting a new life together there.  The ceremony could not have been more romantic if they tried.  They did a First Look at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel they were staying in, before heading down to the park for the ceremony.  At Plant Park in front of the University of Tampa, with the sunlight peaking in through this grand tree, they were married just the two of them, their Pastor for the past 7 years and me. Once they were pronounced Mr. and Mrs., it sounded like a group had gathered, clapping and cheering away for them.  When we turned, it was a student couple sunbathing in the lawn in the middle of the park, who had been watching the entire time.  It was so unexpected and sweet, I'm sure they will think back to that memory with laughter.  We took portraits afterwards at the park, First Baptist Church of TampaKiley Garden, and on the riverwalk side of the Tampa Museum of Art, right across from the bench where Brandon proposed.  How sweet is that?