Sparkler exits have been around for years now, and I totally understand why! The soft glow of sparks sets the mood for some SUPER romantic photos that get me every time. That being said, sometimes a sparkler exit isn’t possible for a variety of reasons — maybe sparklers for all your guests just aren’t in the budget or maybe your photography coverage simply ends before your grand exit. If you would still love those sparkler photos (and I totally get it!) it’s actually pretty common to plan a faux exit OR simply sneak away with your love for some super romantic sparkler portraits. So, how does it work?

Faux Sparkler Exit – Before your photography coverage ends, we’ll take a few members of your bridal party and/or close family members outside and set up a faux sparkler exit. Similar to the real deal, but with less people (in photos you can’t even really tell!).The party never has to stop for the rest of your guests!

Bride & Groom Sparkler Portraits – Alternatively, if a faux exit just isn’t your jam, we can simply sneak outside with just you & your love and capture some intimate and sweet sparkler portraits once it gets dark. Not only are these photos romantic, it’s can also be so nice to step away and take a few quiet minutes together to soak in that newlywed bliss before the night ends. In most cases, the guests will be so busy dancing and celebrating they won’t even notice the bride & groom have slipped away for a few minutes!

Here’s a sneak peek from Lindsey & Taylor’s eclectic wedding at Waldo’s Secret Garden. Although their photography coverage ended before their formal exit, I’m SO happy we squeezed in some sweet sparkler portraits. Totally worth it in my opinion! ;)

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I’m normally all about those gorgeous outdoor weddings, but I have to admit, the Oxford Exchange totally has my heart and is definitely one of my favorite venues here in downtown Tampa. Can’t get enough of their industrial space, exposed brick walls, gold & marble accents, the grand staircase… I could go on for days! ;) Brittany & Alex celebrated their special day here and it was nothing short of perfection! I’ll be sharing the full story of their Oxford Exchange wedding here on the blog soon, but in the meantime here’s a sneak peek of these two cuties right after their first look upstairs in the Shaw Library. All the heart eyes!

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An engagement session in my favorite part of Tampa is always a good idea! Loved exploring the historic streets of Ybor City with Sarah & Jorge; laughing way too much and capturing some of the sweetest, love-filled moments. xo

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Renee is a Tampa wedding photographer offering romantic, storytelling photography for couples in love. She is based out of Florida, and happily travels to destinations worldwide to capture your special day. Contact her to chat more details about booking!