The biggest day of your life deserves to be captured and preserved as authentically as possible

Planning Your Big Day

Your wedding day only comes once in a lifetime. Whether you are going all out, planning the wedding event of the century, or keeping things small and simple, you need to remember this day clearly for the rest of your life.

Wedding photography is so important. Having been married for the past 10 years, I can attest to the fact that you will look at these photos often. They will make you cry. They will fill your heart with joy. And if done well, they can help you feel the emotions, excitement, and romance of that day. These photos can help you relive the most important moments.

Kelsey is one of the top Bradenton wedding photographers for capturing the true emotions, joys, and celebrations of your big day. Your wedding day is a story and I seek to document the realness of every moment, keeping photos natural, candid, and of course, beautiful.

Wedding Photographers Bradenton FL

This isn’t about me, it’s about you. I want to capture the images you will look back in 40 years' time. I want you to remember how beautiful you were in that dress, how excited your friends and family were during your first kiss, and how your lover looked at you on that special day.

These are the photos that will bring tears to your eyes, and it’s an honor for me to partner with you in creating them.

You can click below to fill out a short form so that we can lock in your wedding date and start talking juicy details, to make your as unique, fun, and smooth as possible.

Kelsey Jaeger | Bradenton Wedding Photographer

Hi, I'm Kelsey Jaeger, a Bradenton local. I love working in Southwest Florida because of the long wedding season here (between October and May).

I love capturing couples as authentically as possible on their big day. I can't wait to meet you and make your wedding photography dreams come true!

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Wedding Photographer Bradenton FL; Tips and Details

As soon as you know you're wedding date, you need to book your photographer. Most wedding photographers book up weekend dates many months in advance. Many will fill up their entire calendar for the following year ahead of time.

Luckily, the wedding season here in Southwest Florida is long. Most weddings take place between October and April when the weather is obviously more pleasant for an outdoor wedding. Even if you're planning an indoor wedding, it's always good to take some photos outside, whether on-site or at a nearby nature preserve or beach in between your ceremony and reception.

If your wedding is happening during these months, plan well in advance. There are usually plenty of openings in the summertime here in Florida, but many photographers travel during this time, so again, don't wait until the last minute to book :)

Looking to plan a beach wedding, with your toes in the sand as you share your first kiss? There are a few options on Anna Maria Island, as well as the neighboring Longboat Key. And of course, there are a few beachfront venues on Lido Key and Siesta Key just a little further south in Sarasota.

Some of these smaller wedding venues prefer to offer all-inclusive services. They handle all the details, from decor to catering, and even photography. They'll have an in-house photographer or a network of contracted photographers. Generally, you don't get to choose a photographer. Rather, you are assigned whichever photographer is available on that day.

Wow! That's a big risk. You don't get to choose the style of photography you want for the most important photos you'll ever have taken. This is great for people who truly don't care and just want to get married and move on. But if you're like most of us, you'd prefer to hand-select a photographer that will bring your photography vision to life.

If that's you, just make sure to research local venues that allow you to BYOP (bring your own photographer). Most do, so you're in luck.