Be the Wild One

Everyone dreams of getting married on the beach. But only the wild ones actually do it.

Getting married on Anna Maria Island most likely means you are tying the knot barefoot, with sandy toes, and the sound of the ocean singing over you as you say I do.

When it comes to wedding photos, it’s very hard to beat a beach as gorgeous as the ones on AMI. The powdery white sand and the blue-green waters of the Gulf make this location picture-perfect. Literally.

My goal is to capture not just the beauty of the ocean, but the real, raw emotions of your day, perfectly candid, exactly as they unfolded. These photos will be on your walls forever. And hopefully, they will bring tears of joy long into the future, as they spark emotions and excitement in you each time you see them.

Weddings + Anna Maria Island = Perfect Photos

Anna Maria Island is one of the best beach wedding destinations in the US. The beaches are made up of white, powdery sand that is oh-so-soft to the touch. Having your ceremony in the sand will feel like a dream come true. 

Plus, the beaches of Anna Maria face the west, so if your wedding is in the late afternoon, the sun will start setting and the lighting will be breathtaking as you say your vows and take bride and groom photos afterward.

Wedding Photographer Anna Maria Island

Making Your Wedding Day Easy

You’re planning a wedding on the beach because you want to have a FUN day with the people that mean the most to you. As your Anna Maria Island wedding photographer, my goal is to ensure that you get to enjoy your day to the fullest, while I document every moment as it happens.

You don’t have to worry about a thing. My goal is to make the day as easy as possible for you and to deliver the most beautiful photos afterward so you can preserve these moments forever. 

Sure, we’ll take a few posed shots here and there. And I'll guide you, as unobtrusively as possible, into the best angles depending on the lighting and backdrop. But the photos you’ll look back on the most are the candid ones where you don’t even realize a photographer is around.

Kelsey Jaeger | Anna Maria Island Wedding Photographer

Hi, I’m Kelsey Jaeger, and I live just a few minutes from AMI, so I spend A LOT of time taking photos here.

As one of the most passionate Anna Maria Island wedding photographers in the area, I will ensure your special day is as smooth and easy as possible while capturing natural, authentic photos of each and every moment.

I can’t wait to hear from you so we can start planning your perfect wedding celebration. 

Wedding Photography Is the Best Investment

Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event. The biggest day of your life. And while you’ll spend months planning the event, it will be here today and gone tomorrow.

The cake, the flowers, and even the seaside venue will pass, but photos remain. Your wedding photos will last and will keep this day alive. And if done properly, they will keep the emotion, the excitement, and the memories alive too. 

It’s an investment, a keepsake that you’ll not only keep forever but pass on to future generations. And it doesn’t just capture a moment. But these photos tell a story. They tell YOUR story. 

As a wedding photographer, my goal is to connect with you and understand your story, so we can best capture and communicate that story through these photos.

Planning Your Beach Wedding With Anna Maria Island Wedding Photographers

Need help planning your dream wedding on Anna Maria Island? It's a pretty small island, with just a few options for weddings. The Grand Pavillion at The Sandbar is a dream. The pavilion is all open air, just steps away from the Gulf of Mexico. And of course, you can hold your ceremony in the sand, with the water behind you as you recite your vows.

The Sunset Deck is located at Beach House Waterfront Restaurant. This is another dream location, with a covered reception area with air-conditioning, perfect for early and late in the season when the temperatures start to climb.

A handful of other locations are available as well, which you can read about here.

Wedding Photography Details

How It Works

1. Fill out the form below with as much info as you can.
2. We'll talk over text/email/phone/video to plan out details + timeline and to confirm dates.
3. Sign contract and pay 25% deposit to reserve the date.
4. Keep in touch leading up to the wedding to ensure a perfect timeline and stress-free day.
5. Sneak peak photos in 1 week, full gallery in 4-6 weeks.

What's Included

1. Base package = Up to 8 hours of coverage
2. Timeline review and recommendations
3. Fully edited, high-res photos
4. Private online gallery with simple download options
5. Freedom to print anywhere
6. Online print shop in the gallery
6. Personal use of all photos


Let’s Start Planning!

Wedding Photographer Anna Maria Island FL

My wedding photography package starts at $2,000. This includes up to 8 hours of coverage, though this is customizable if you wanted extra coverage in the morning, or even the night before (rehearsal dinner and hangouts). 

Fill out this form to provide me with any details you have already, and to tell me what you’re hoping for on your wedding day. I can’t wait to hear from you so we can capture your day in all its beauty.

My Shooting/Editing Style

I'm a natural light photographer that likes to capture photos and moments as they happen, keeping photos as authentic as possible.

Even as the sun starts to set, I prefer to use the natural light that is given to us (which is gorgeous at sunset on Anna Maria).

I don't bring any artificial light, and I don't alter the colors/lighting too dramatically in the editing process. I want these photos to be timeless and natural, which means natural light + minimal editing that preserves the vibe of the actual day.

View My Favorite Wedding Photos

Want to see more wedding photos from around Southwest Florida?

And if you want to see a lot more photos of Anna Maria Island and its gorgeous beaches at sunset, check out my family photo gallery, since almost all of these photos were taken on AMI.