Lauren Pauline Photography Awarded Wedding Wire’s Bronze Badge

We’re so excited to announce that we’ve been awarded the bronze badge from Wedding Wire for our sterling reviews!

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Family Portraits by Lauren Pauline Photography

Infant Portraits

Lauren Pauline Photography Featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style

Stefanie and Jonathan’s gorgeous wedding has been featured on Grace Ormonde Wedding Style and we couldn’t be more excited. I must say Botanica’s flowers and decor were absolutely superb as always. The artistry and vision of Ian and the entire team, at Botanica, is inspiring to capture and I feel fortunate to work with a company of such class and style. Thank you! If you would like to view more images from Stefanie and Jonathan’s wedding by Lauren Pauline Photography, please visit the link below.

Grace Ormonde Wedding Style- Her Only Request

Location: Laishley Park Municipal Marina, Punta Gorda, FL; Cake: Cindi Murphy, Baked Occasions, Punta Gorda, FL; Caterer: Chris Evans, Smugglers Culinary Catering, Punta Gorda, FL; Floral Design: Ian Prosser, Botanica International Design Studio, Orlando and Tampa, FL; Lighting: Ryan Dillow; Rentals: Owen McCloskey, Premier Tenting Solutions, Stuart, FL; Makeup: Michele Mann, M3 Makeup, Orlando, FL; Wedding Gown: Solutions Bridal, Orlando, FL; Photography: Lauren Pauline Photography, Tampa, FL

Stefanie Rock and Jonathan Brady met on in January of 2007. After several conversations, Jonathan asked Stefanie out on a date, but just a few days before, he called her to let her know that he couldn’t wait until the weekend to see her and asked if she’d have dinner with him that very night.

From then on, they were inseparable; they couldn’t seem to get enough of each other’s infectious humor and charming personalities. Jonathan desperately wanted to spend every minute with Stefanie and after only five months together, he asked her to move in.

From almost the beginning, Jonathan planned to propose and knew that it couldn’t be ordinary as that was Stefanie’s only request. In June of 2009, they traveled to a destination that had always been a dream for both of them: Sydney, Australia. On day two of their vacation, the couple made their way through the Royal Botanic Gardens and arrived at the tip of the peninsula, which towered above the water and overlooked both the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Time stood still for Jonathan as he expressed his love and devotion for Stefanie. Despite the tears of joy streaming down his face, Stefanie had no idea what was coming next. Jonathan brought his hand out from behind his back to reveal a small blue box, opened it and got down on one knee.
Stefanie did what she always laughs at women for doing: she covered her mouth with both hands, started crying and forgot to say yes. After finally accepting, Jonathan revealed that, while in Australia, he had arranged for the two of them to have an engagement session with a local photographer. Jonathan knew that there are few things in this world more important to Stefanie than her memories, especially photos, and knew that having this documented would be hugely important for her. A month and a half later, on Stefanie’s birthday, she unwrapped a final surprise. Her eyes filled with tears as she realized she was holding an album of pictures from the proposal.

The days that followed were filled with attention to every detail of their wedding day. On November 27th the couple married at Laishley Park and it was no less extravagant than the memories that led up to this very day. Surrounded by 140 of their closest friends and family members they promised that wherever life would take them, they would stand by each other, to live with and laugh with, and to bring joy to each other’s hearts for the rest of their lives.

Claire Pettibone Couture Bridal Gowns

While reading Modele Weddings this week, I came across a feature on dress designer, Claire Pettibone. After viewing her 2012 collection I was truly breathless. Claire is known for  “beautiful but relaxed dresses”. Fine European silks, lace overlays, embroideries, and billowing cottons are the details that define Claire Pettibone’s feminine 2012 collection. I hope you enjoy her dresses as much as I did. If you would like to view Claire’s work you may visit her website at

Photographs taken by Elizabeth Messina.

Lauren Pauline Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award 2012

Tampa,FL – January 24, 2012 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce Lauren Pauline Photography has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 for Photography!

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, Lauren Pauline Photography was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed clients.

Lauren Pauline Photography is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire local vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Lauren Pauline Photography for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.”

We are happy to announce that Lauren Pauline Photography is one of the very best Photographers within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Project Wedding,, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. Thanks to their positive feedback we were able to receive the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2012.

Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Awards 2012

We won the @WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards 2012! That means we are in the top 5% of Wedding Pros nationwide.