Photographing Your Perfect Day in Siesta Key

Siesta Key consistently ranks as the 2nd best beach in the entire US, and one of the best in the world. It’s one of the most popular vacation destinations in Florida, and of course, the sugary white beaches are the main draw.

With the soft, powdery sand and the turquoise-colored Gulf of Mexico as a backdrop, it’s no wonder why couples dream of getting married on Siesta Key.

With a number of different seaside wedding venues available, you’re wedding on the island is going to be spectacular no matter what. And you’re wedding photos are going to be absolutely stunning.

You’re going to look back on these photos for the next 60 years. As you do, I hope you get to relive the excitement, the emotions, and the beauty of that day on the beach over and over again.

Choosing Siesta Key Wedding Photographers

There are tons of Siesta Key wedding photographers to choose from. And everyone has their own unique shooting style, their own way of working with light, and their own way of directing and guiding couples and capturing shots.

As a natural light photographer, I don’t incorporate any artificial lights into your beach photos. I prefer to let the sunset create the perfect glow on you as you hold hands, kiss, giggle and cry during and after your ceremony.

And I don’t like stiff poses or awkward photos. I like couples, friends, and family to all act as naturally as possible, so I can capture the real, raw moments of the day, rather than create artificial moments.

Sure, I’ll make suggestions to ensure we’re facing the right direction depending on the lighting. But I’m there to capture the day as it naturally unfolds. The story of your wedding day is going to tell itself. I’m there to document that story so you can relive it over and over, for decades to come. 

It’s these authentic, candid moments that are going to mean the most to you as you look back on your wedding day. Trust me.

Kelsey Jaeger | Siesta Key Wedding Photographer

Hi, I'm Kelsey Jaeger. I live just a few short miles from Siesta Key and love spending time here as much as possible. I take a TON of photos on this island.

The lighting during the sunset is perfect for photoshoots year-round. It's a dream to get married here, and I can't wait to meet you and play my part in crafting the perfect wedding day.

Fill out the quick form below to inquire about your wedding day. Otherwise, keep reading for more information about your Siesta Key wedding.

Book Your Wedding Photographer

My wedding photography packages start at $2,000 for up to 8 hours of coverage on your wedding day. Your package is customizable, based on the timeframe as well as any additional coverage you might want to add, such as a rehearsal dinner or a bachelorette party. 

Fill out the form to let me know the details of your wedding day and to see if your desired date is available. Otherwise, keep reading below for more information about your Siesta Key wedding. 

Making Your Day Stress-Free

My goal during your wedding is to make the process as easy as possible for you. I want you to focus on saying “I do” and celebrating with your loved ones. I will focus on the photos, ensuring I capture every meaningful moment, as well as the in-between moments that you might have missed.

We’ll be able to get the most beautiful, most authentic photos of a wedding that you’ve ever seen if you just focus on having fun and remaining present. It’s your day, and it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event. Soak it up.

What to Expect With Wedding Photography

What's Included

- Fully edited, high-resolution photos
-Private online gallery with simple download options
- Online print shop through the gallery
- Freedom to print anywhere you want
-Personal use of all photos
- Help with planning the perfect timelines and photography spots

How It Works

1. Fill out the form to send me a message with all the details
2. We'll talk however you feel most comfortable - phone, FaceTime, text, etc
3. Pay a 25% deposit to reserve the date and sign contract
4. Keep in touch leading up to your wedding date to ensure smooth timeline
5. Sneak peak photos after 1 week, full gallery within 4-6 weeks


Tips for Planning Your Siesta Key Wedding

The most important thing to consider, from a photography standpoint at least, is the timing of your ceremony. Sunset on Siesta Key is gorgeous, especially if your venue is facing west, toward the Gulf. Trying to time your ceremony just before sunset will create dreamy photos with lots of colors in the sky. This is the ‘golden hour’ when the light is the most flattering and the least harsh. 

Regarding venues and photography locations, there are numerous options on Siesta Key. From DIY beach weddings to luxurious resort weddings, it’s all going to be stunning. If you still need help choosing a wedding location, check out this list of wedding venues on the island

Just be sure to read the fine print, particularly about what’s included in your package, and how the venue handles vendors. Some of the DIY beach wedding providers, for example, include a photographer in the package. And they often won’t let you use your own photographer, so you’re stuck with their style, whether you like it or not.

While venues often have a list of preferred vendors, most will allow you to bring your own photographer if they have the style you are going for. 

Once you have your wedding date set, the first two things you should lock in are your venue and your photographer.

Let's Make It Official

Ready to start planning your wedding to ensure your photos are going to be picture-perfect? Fill out the form above, or click here to start a conversation. We'll make sure we're the right fit for each other. If so, we'll make magic together.

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