Your Wedding on the Seashore
Getting married on the beach, with sand between your toes, is a dream for most people. Whether you live in the area or are planning a destination wedding, Longboat Key is a fantastic choice.
The sand is a soft, powdery white. The beaches are private, meaning there won't be a ton of people passing by. And it's a relaxed area with plenty to do nearby.
My goal as a Longboat Key wedding photographer is to allow you to enjoy your day as much as possible. You deserve to be present, at the moment, experiencing the day. You won't have to worry about getting the right photos, angles, or lighting because I will handle all of that for you.
Just worry about saying "I do" and spending time with the people that matter the most to you.
If you're ready to start planning your big day, and you want to lock in a local beach photographer in the area, fill out the form below to send me a message now. I can't wait to hear from you!
Preserving Your Perfect Day on Longboat Key
Although Longboat Key is quite small, it's a wonderful place to get married. The beaches and sunset views are gorgeous and make for stunning weddings almost any time of the year. Whether it's sunny or cloudy, the sky is always stunning over the Gulf, and the wedding photos you take on your big day will be magical.
Your photos will tell the story of love for decades to come. And my hope is that the photos we take will be on your walls forever, helping you to relive the emotions and memories of your wedding day.
Kelsey Jaeger | Wedding Photographer Longboat Key
Hi, I'm Kelsey Jaeger, a Longboat Key wedding photographer who lives just a few minutes away from Longboat Key.
I love coming out here for photoshoots during the sunset as often as I can. My husband and two boys also spend as time exploring this island (and the neighboring ones) as much as possible.
I can't wait to meet you and make your wedding photo dreams a reality.
Let's Plan Your Seaside Wedding
Ready to start planning your wedding? Here are some details about my wedding photography packages, with a contact form below to see if your date is available!
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How it Works
1. Fill out the form below
2. We'll chat to ensure your date is available and that we are the right fit for each other
3. Sign contract and pay 25% deposit to reserve your date
4. Stay in touch leading up to wedding date to ensure a smooth timeline
5. Sneak peak photos within 1 week of wedding, full gallery in 4-6 weeks
- Base package includes up to 8 hours of coverage
- Review of timeline + recommendations
- Fully edited, high-res photos
- Private, online gallery with easy downloads
- Freedom to print anywhere + online print shop in gallery
- Personal use of all photos
Moving Forward With Wedding Photographers in Longboat Key
My wedding photography packages start at $2,000 which includes up to 8 hours of coverage on your wedding day.
Your package is customizable depending on how many hours of coverage you'd prefer, if you want additional coverage for things like a rehearsal dinner, and if you'd like to include any add-ons, which we can discuss.
Fill out this form to send me a message and check if your desired wedding date is available!
Tips for Planning Your Longboat Key Wedding
There are two main wedding venues on Longboat Key:
Zota Beach Resort
The Resort at Longboat Key Club
(two separate resorts, but both are part of the Opal Collection).
These are luxury, seaside venues and have a team of people who will make the planning process as easy as possible for you. They likely have photographers they recommend. But if their style doesn't vibe with you, or if their pricing isn't right, you should be able to "bring your own photographer" (such as me) without any issues.
For something more DIY, there are also companies (like Florida Beach Weddings), that can help you plan a wedding in the sand. However, they utilize their own in-house photographers (which makes me sad).
Another company (Tide the Knot) also offers beach weddings and allows you to use their photographers or bring your own. Their photographers are only available on the beach for a couple of hours max. So if you want additional photos throughout the entire day, you'll want a dedicated photographer.
Other venues are available at some of the local inns and restaurants as well, including
- Mar Vista Restaurant (which has a beautiful, old Florida property paired with modern architecture facing the bay, not the Gulf. But it's two minutes from the beaches on the Gulf side, so you can easily sneak away for some pictures)
- Sandpiper Inn
My Shooting and Editing Style
I'm a natural light photographer who loves working with the sun to create beautiful, authentic photos. I also love to edit photos in a warm, natural, and timeless way. No drastic editing over here!
As far as shooting, I prefer to shoot as many candid photos as possible, since these real moments are the ones you'll cherish the most. But we'll do a few posed photos here and there, and I'll suggest angles based on lighting and backdrop when necessary.
In general, focus on having an amazing day, and I'll capture it as it unfolds.
View My Wedding Gallery
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