Chris & Kailea's Anniversary Celebration at Phillippi Estate Park

Journal and Imagery by Sarasota Wedding Photographers Popping Champaign Photography.

As the saying goes, "a picture is worth a thousand words." And when it comes to wedding photos, they can be even more valuable. These images serve as a lasting reminder of one of the most special days in a couple's life together. But what if, for some reason, a couple doesn't have any wedding photos to look back on? That was the reality for couple, Chris and Kailea, who decided to do something about it on their two year wedding anniversary.

As the story goes, this bride had always wished she had more wedding photos to look back on. Unfortunately, due to a series of circumstances, she and her husband were unable to get any professional images taken on their big day. Instead of letting this disappointment get them down, Kailea decided to take matters into her own hands. On the couple's two year wedding anniversary, Kailea and Chris planned with a photoshoot to celebrate their special occasion.

Kailea had decided to wear two different dresses on this special occasion. Her first wedding dress was a sparkling black wedding dress with a plunging v-neck line and delicate lace sleeves from Ever-Pretty, which she had paired with a black, cathedral veil by Cibelle. Her second wedding dress was dazzled with rhinestones, sparkled in the sun, and had a dramatic corset top that complemented her figure perfectly. Both of her dresses included a flowing skirt that moved gently in the breeze, creating the most beautiful movement in all of their images! Kailea had her hair in a Hollywood Wave  which was styled by Ashley Webb, who was also the artist behind her makeup.

There's something truly magical about the beauty and romance of a garden setting, and Chris and Kailea were able to take full advantage of this for their whimsical garden anniversary celebration. Kailea and Chris worked closely with Popping Champaign Photography to style and capture these intimate moments of them on their anniversary at Phillippi Estate Park in Sarasota, Florida. The result was a series of gorgeous photographs that the couple will be able to cherish for years to come.

Set at a historic venue, this bride's whimsical and romantic garden session was nothing short of breathtaking. Surrounded by lush greenery and colorful blooms, the Kailea looked absolutely radiant in her wedding dresses and her handsome groom was equally dashing in a traditional black suit from Dillards. The two of them made the perfect pair as they posed among the blooming flowers and rustling leaves.

It wasn't just the stunning setting that made this photo session so special. The Chris and Kailea were clearly head over heels in love, their joy and affection for each other shines through in every shot. From tender embraces to playful smiles and laughter, these two were clearly in their own little world, lost in the magic of the moment. Whimsical, romantic, and undeniably beautiful, this garden session was a true celebration of Chris and Kailea's love and the continuation of a lifetime of happiness between them. As the photographer captured their love in all its glory, it was clear that this is a celebration session that will be treasured for years to come.


If you're in a similar situation, let this serve as a reminder that it's never too late to create new memories and make up for lost time. Even if you didn't have the opportunity to have wedding photos taken, there's always a chance to capture special moments and celebrate your love. With a little bit of creativity and planning, we can create beautiful, lasting memories that you and your spouse will treasure for a lifetime.

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"I am so IN LOVE with these! We redid our wedding photos for our anniversary and I couldn't be more ecstatic. We both cried seeing these. Zoe and Damara, you are absolutely amazing!!"

—Chris & Kailea

"Highly recommend using Popping Champaign Photography! Zoe & Damara are absolutely amazing and make you feel so comfortable. They both hype you up! We had a fantastic session with both of them. Our sneak peeks from our session were absolutely STUNNING and we cannot wait to see all the pictures!!! I will refer them to anyone needing engagement/wedding photos. They definitely exceeded my expectations!!"

—Chris & Kailea