Nicole & Ben, St. Petersburg Florida Engagement Photographer

I woke up one morning a few weeks ago to the loveliest email ever. After telling me about herself and her fiancé, she told me how she had been searching for months for the perfect photographer – then she stumbled across my blog. I was floored by her sweet comments and kind words over email. I felt so honored to read such unbelievable words – and they were all about the way my photography made her feel. WOW. I teared up as I read about her and what she’s been through the past several months, how she had the most supportive and loving fiancé and how she was ready to spend her life with him.

Once I got to the end of the email I realized this adorable couple lived all the way on the other coast of Florida. They wanted to drive over 3 hours to shave their engagement photos done. Really??!! Omg that’s awesome!! I felt so honored to photograph these two. They are the epitome of love – understanding – support and kindness. And I got to capture their time here in St. Pete.

Meet Nicole and Ben – two sweet souls who are completely and utterly head over heels for each other 🙂  I hope you enjoy getting to know them as much as I have 🙂

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I asked Nicole and Ben to share a little about themselves with me. Before answering my questionnaire, Nicole wrote this to me:

“Ben & I share a love unlike any other.  I hope these answers reveal some of that and give you a glimpse of who we are, the obstacles we’ve overcome, and the sacrifices Ben has made for me; all while I have been struggling with health issues.  It is the best thing anyone has ever done for me.  To love me and support me no matter what!  He has been by my side through it all, and I am forever grateful for that!! He’s my rock! We’re madly in love, and as I’ve told you before we both consider ourselves to be so blessed!” 

P I N this to pinterestBen is super crafty! He used to handmake longboard skateboards, so why not create something for their session!!

He made this save the date sign! So cute! P I N this to pinterest“We have 3 adorable cats! Oldest first (4 yrs old) named Pumpkin, then Casper, then our baby girl Nala. I can’t believe we have so many, because I’m severely allergic, but what can I say. We love our babies! “ P I N this to pinterest“I truly love doing everything with Ben.  No matter what it is, we have fun! “ P I N this to pinterest P I N this to pinterest P I N this to pinterest P I N this to pinterest“We are crazy in love, and have been together for 4yrs and 3 months! Our anniversary is on the 7th and we can’t wait to be married (which will be on our 5 yr anniversary! ). We are so blessed to have found each other, which we never take for granted!” P I N this to pinterest P I N this to pinterest P I N this to pinterest P I N this to pinterest P I N this to pinterest P I N this to pinterest

“When Ben and I first met, I had this school planner (I love my planners) and in the front there was the “starfish story”.  Well, before Ben asked me to be his girlfriend he went on a mission trip to Honduras (which he did for 4 yrs) and came back with a beautiful, handmade, glass starfish necklace! I was in tears! I couldn’t believe he remembered the short, simple little story I told him in my planner months before!  Not only was it a starfish, but it was attached to a small piece of paper with the actual “starfish story”. I was so taken back that he thought of that while being in another country. 

It holds a lot of meaning, and it is truly one of my most favorite things I own. “

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  • helya

    wow what a cute couple and the pics are absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Tara

    Several years ago I had the utmost blessing to meet Nicole while I took on a 2nd job to make ends meet. Never did I imagine as a mother of two, that this senior in highschool would make such an impact on me. From the moment I met her there was a connection. She has a soul wise beyond her years. I wish she and Ben a lifetime of happiness, beautiful memories, and children to fill their lives with unconditional love. Much love to the both of them!ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely beautiful couple! Love you guys!ReplyCancel

  • Julie C

    Absolutely stunning, whichever she picks, it’ll be perfectReplyCancel

  • Sharling

    I had the honor of meeting Nicole and Ben at a get together at my best friends house a year or so ago. Nicole and I just chatted up the whole night lol… She’s Sooo sweet with a beautiful soul that matches her outer beauty… And her and Bens love is soo obviousness and pure in such an amazing way! The pictures came out stunning… Kudos to the good lucky couple and the amazing photographer!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin

    These are gorgeous! I’ve never met a couple more perfect for each other than these two, and I feel so incredibly honored to be a part of their wedding! Nikki & Ben – I love you both! <3ReplyCancel

  • Photographing Ben and Nicole was such a joy!! Thank you all for the wonderful comments!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelli

    Just Blessed….hold on to htat feeling,,,never let it go. so happy for the both of you.though we wont be at the wedding…..our thoughts and prayers are with you both. Love Aunt KelliReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Nicole and Ben share a love that is so beautiful and amazing. Im so lucky to know and have these two out of this world people in my life. With lots of love and best of wishes Kristina, Karly, and Madison.ReplyCancel

  • Kristina Quick

    Nicole and Ben share a love that is so beautiful and amazing. Im so lucky to know and have these two out of this world people in my life. With lots of love and best of wishes Kristina, Karly, and Madison.ReplyCancel

  • shua

    As you look in the eyes of this couple you feel the love. personally have never met ben but i can say ive heard great things. nicole is a beautiful woman with a strong heart, and will not give up at all. its always nice to see true love. GL and to many more memories sharedReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Beautiful pictures! All your pictures are full of life! Where was this shoot taken?ReplyCancel