September 21, 2020


Jomkanya Toruen



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Backyard Wedding in Clearwater, FL | Tampa Wedding Photographer | Chelsey and Hunter

Chelsey and Hunter’s backyard wedding was enjoyable, beautiful and all about the love they share. I was honored when they chose me as their wedding photographer to capture that love!

House for the backyard wedding in Clearwater Florida
Bride getting ready on her backyard wedding day.
Beautiful bouquet on backyard wedding.

Chelsey and Hunter met at a Georgia Tech/FSU game several years ago, and fell deeply in love.  Hunter is a professional fisherman, so it was fitting that their backyard wedding took place on the water, in a relative’s backyard in Clearwater, Florida. It was a sunny Saturday morning. Of course, in Florida, there’s always a chance of rain, and it did rain – for about 15 minutes just before the ceremony, then it stopped. Yay! 

Groom walked on the dock in their backyard wedding day.
Groom and friend on their backyard  wedding day
Bride getting ready in the getting ready room clearwater

Chelsey did a first look with her dad. It was so precious!

Daughter and daddy first look.
Beautiful bouquet for bride on backyard wedding.
Groom with his special moment.

This backyard wedding was simple and relaxed, with the water and boats providing a beautiful setting. I was touched when, throughout the day, they took the time to honor their loved ones who had passed away and who they missed dearly. 

Atmosphere on the backyard wedding day.
Bride walk on the aisle on her backyard wedding.
Ceremony on the backyard wedding.
Ceremony on the backyard wedding in Clearwater.

After the ceremony, they wanted to have portraits done on the dock and on the boat, which was meaningful for them. We were on the boat for about 20 minutes and the couple was able to relax and soak in the fact that they were finally husband and wife. It was just me, their uncle (the Captain) and the sea breeze. And the light was epic! 

Our kind Captain 👨‍✈️
Bride and groom on the boat for wedding photo in clearwater.
Groom pop a champagne on the boat for their backyard wedding day.
Cheers on Chelsey and hunter's wedding day.
Bride and Groom's portrait on their backyard wedding in clearwater.
Romantic moment from Chelsey and Hunter on their backyard wedding, clearwater.
groom kissing bride on their backyard wedding clearwater
Groom is snuggling with beautiful bride on the wedding boat in clearwater beach
Bride and groom cheers on their wedding day in clearwater.
Bride and groom kiss on the boat on their backyard wedding in clearwater.
Bride and groom looking at each other on their boat at backyard wedding in clearwater.
Bride has a great time on her backyard wedding in clearwater.
The views from backyard wedding.
Bride and groom hugging in the boat.
House in clearwater beach.

Chelsey and Hunter describe themselves as a silly couple and this was evident when I saw their wedding cake. The topper showed a groom fishing for his bride. So fun!  

Wedding cake made from aunt for backyard wedding.
Chelsey and Hunter's wedding cake for their backyard wedding.
Bride and Groom cutting cake time on the backyard wedding.
Bride and Groom cozy together on their backyard wedding in their beautiful house.
Bride and Groom walking on the dock of their backyard wedding.

I really love capturing the moments that they went on the boat. It’s one of my favorites on wedding day! Because of the nice breeze and gorgeous sunset light. Moreover Chelsey and Hunter had more relaxed, and private moments together which really made their wedding day more special.

Congratulations, Chelsey and Hunter, and thank you for choosing me as your wedding photographer! 

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  1. Stacie Struble says:

    I’m OBSESSED with the turquoise going on in all these photos. What a fun venue–it’s casual and fun but still elegant. Good job capturing their day so authntically!

  2. Mandy says:

    Backyard weddings are the best! This is absolutely beautiful!

  3. Backyard weddings are starting to become my favorite!

  4. Oh my gosh! So gorgeous! Loving the micro weddings

  5. sara says:

    What a beautiful back yard wedding!

  6. Courtney says:

    How fun!! I am loving micro weddings and this post tells the story so beautifully with all the details and those boat pics are so fun!!

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