Brandi and Imad are having a wedding this coming April at the beautiful NOVA 535 in St Petersburg, FL. In honor of this, I thought I would share some of the images from their lovely engagement photography session. Below are just a small handful of my favorite images and a Q&A. Enjoy! 🙂

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How did the two of you meet? We met on a cruise from Tampa traveling to Mexico. I still lived in Gainesville and Imad lived in Tampa. Both of us decided at the last minute to go on the cruise with our friends so we almost did not meet.
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How long have you two been together? It will be 8 years in March.

How did he propose?  He proposed where it all began.  We took a short weekend cruise with friends. On the last evening we were taking pictures on the ship in an area recreated to look like Cental Park and he dropped to one knee and asked me to be his wife. Of course I accepted 🙂

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Describe the wedding day (colors, theme, location, etc)– Our wedding is taking place at Nova 535.  We will be having the ceremony in the courtyard and reception inside.  It is a Moroccan inspired theme with deep rich jewel toned colors (purple, orange, magenta, etc)

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Any tips that you would give other couples planning their wedding?  Try to enjoy the process and hire a wedding coordinator early in order to relieve some unnecessary stress.  Also, give yourself plenty of time to plan a wedding.

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Why did you choose Jonathan Fanning as your wedding photographer?  Jonathan came highly recommended from one of our vendors.  After viewing his previous work online and researching several other photographers, we fell in love with his style of photography.  When we met him In person we knew he would be the perfect fit for our special day.
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What was your reaction when you first saw your engagement photos?  We were amazed by how wonderful they turned out.  We love so many of the pictures we are having a hard time picking out our favorites.
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