My journey as a photographer started 10 years ago when I was introduced to the world of film. Most days I would dream about the smell of developer and red light and wished that was all that I could do. I bought my first digital SLR camera in 2007 and began photographing friends with a focus in fashion and all things awkward posing. Bless their hearts. My love for editorial photography began when I interned for the Naples Daily News where I was formally trained as a photo-journalist and my love for telling the untouched story began. My first introduction into wedding photography was in 2011 where I worked for a high-end wedding photographer in Naples. I absolutely adored the couples we got to work with and began to find my passion for visually telling every lover’s story.
In 2013, I moved to St Petersburg and this amazing, wonderful city has since become the place I call home. I have met amazing people with love stories only they could have written, stellar vendors, and I even met a fellow of my own (insert sappy love story here)!

When someone asks, “are you available for our wedding?”, I immediately get excited for all the right reasons. I would totally consider myself a people person, your bestie, your go-to-gal for all things ‘friends’. I am incredibly drawn to raw emotion, genuine smiles and big belly laughs – and when I got all of those things rootin’ for me – well – my weddings become all about the people. And to me, what can be more important than that?

I imagine marriage to be the start to something fruitful and delicious. It’s the honey that keeps two great things together.

I imagine marriage to be the start to something fruitful and delicious. It’s the honey that keeps two great things together. The be-all-cure for all those sourpuss days. The fresh air you breathe when you feel stuck. Marriage is the epitome of all great beginnings. And all great beginnings require heart.

You two are embarking on one of life’s greatest journeys that is love, and love doesn’t end with marriage. It begins there. It continues to grow into little bellies that through grace turn into wildly beautiful kids. Beautiful chaos deserves to pause and become life’s still moments – memories that are cherished forever.

Hello. I’m your photographer for life,  your PFL, and I can’t wait to be a passenger on this journey with you!

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

I am located in St. Petersburg but often travel as far north as Orlando and as far south as Miami.

WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?

It is timeless-modern and spunky! Since training as a photo-journalist, I use a photo-journalistic approach which allows my couples to blossom naturally in front of my camera. I love using natural light, but also love using flash for those pops of colors. My style is not just a style, but an experience, and hope to make it a fun and easy going one for you!

DO YOU SHOOT NIKON OR CANON?

I am and will always be a Nikon shooter. I love the warm tones Nikon cameras deliver. I have a d750 Full Frame Body, a back up d600 Full Frama Body, Nikon SB-900 speedlights, a variety of Nikon prime lenses, a Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, flash diffusers & triggers, and light stands!

DO YOU SHOOT WITH A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?

Yes! All of my wedding packages include a second photographer. A second photograher is there to ensure we get all those different angles and also helps to increase our time efficiencies! Most of the time you can find my second photographer with the groomsmen or helping me with my off camera flash.

DO YOU ONLY SHOOT IN FLORIDA?

I am based in the sunshine state but have been known to travel on occasion. I am always up for an adventure and still have 30+ states to see! Please contact me for more details on specific travel fees.

WHEN SHOULD WE BOOK WITH YOU?

To deliver the best service every couple deserves, I only take on a limited number of weddings per year. I do recommend booking 8-12 months before your wedding date to ensure my availability.

ARE YOUR PACKAGES CUSTOMIZABLE?

Yes - I believe in giving my clients exactly what they are looking for and take time to build customized packages based on your preferences.

WHAT GOES INTO AN ENTIRE PACKAGE TO MAKE IT WORTH ITS VALUE?

Every photography session with me is completed with the utmost attention to detail. From beginning to end, I make sure to take the time to get to know my couples by offering complimentary consultations. This allows us to create a vision together for your photo session or wedding day. The day of our session is the most exciting part! We get to work together in a creative environment, ensuring we create pure photo bliss. Every photo in post production is edited with love, down to deleting out all of the ones that did not make it and color correcting each and every photo with precise detail. Nothing is rushed, and everything takes time.

HOW MANY IMAGES WILL WE SEE?

For all of my photo sessions, you can expect to see 80-100 images per hour of shooting.

DO WE GET THE DIGITALS?

All of my Wedding Day and Portrait Packages include all of the edited hi-res photos with shared copyrights no more than 4 weeks after your event date.

DO WE GET THE RAW OR UNEDITED FILES?

No - these files will not be available to you. All of my images are carefully sorted through, color corrected and edited with love to ensure you receive the absolute best images taken that day.

DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?

Yes. I have liability and business insurance.

DO YOU HAVE A BUSINESS LICENSE?

Yes - I have had my wedding photography business licensed for 4 years now and going strong! My full business name is Kéra Photography, LLC.

HOW CAN YOU HOLD MY DATE?

To ensure fairness I can only reserve a date once you have booked and paid your 50% non-refundable deposit.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE OUR IMAGES?

For weddings, you can expect to receive your images within 4 weeks. For portraits, you can expect to receive your images within 2 weeks.

Truth be told, I love photographing weddings because I love to dance! My style of wedding photography has taken many years to develop, and its probably true that the older I get and the more weddings I shoot, the more refined my style becomes.  I would describe my photography as timeless-modern. It’s spunky, it’s colorful and fun! I am full of energy and can of course help move you into poses when need be, but find that it is very easy for my couples to unravel their true selves in front of me making for a truly authentic session and photograph. I love using natural light, but also love using flash for those pops of colors. My style is not just a style, but an experience, and hope to make it a fun and easy going one for you. Being a photographer is not just about snapping pictures on your big day, but it is about creating a friendship along the way. I love being able to bring bright energy to the day of your wedding. I am there with you every step of the way, in every way I can be, in hopes to make it your best day possible!
Planning engagement sessions has to be one of the best ways to get to know you! I love these purely for that reason. These sessions allow me to cater to your style and vision, and it really gives us a chance to vibe together in the most creative way possible before your big day! And just like my wedding sessions, you can expect a truly authentic and comfortable session.  As my gift to you, these are included in every wedding package!
These sessions are super fun! From fashion models to couples looking to just have a fun time, these sessions allow for my up-most creative energy! If you are a hot-nerdy couple inspired by geometry, think of yourselves dressed up in the most beautiful vintage garb at the Dali Museum. AMAZING. If you are up for a session like this, we are a match made in heaven. I am always open to new out-of-the-box ideas and thrive in that environment. Contact me already!