Nautical Themed Engagement Shoot in St Petersburg

I recently had the pleasure of photographing my friends Mike and Megan for their engagement.  We took to the high seas of Tampa Bay to capture their love with a watery twist.  Every one managed to stay on board, despite Mother Nature’s and Megan’s 4 inch heels best efforts.

40 hrs & 40 kts – the call of the Tortugas

190 nautical miles due south of St Petersburg, FL lies a cluster of small shoals and islands more reminiscent of the Caribbean than of the typical Gulf of Mexico beaches.  In mid-April, we set a bee line course for the Dry Tortugas.  The rough 40+ hour journey in gale force winds and large, confused seas …

Adventure Surf in the Gomex | Round 2

As a strong cold front barreled its way across the Southeast, plans emerged to check out Egmont Key for potential surf.  After a promising exploratory mission to Shell Key a few weeks prior, the gang was psyched to see what a stronger system would produce wave-wise in the Gulf of Mexico. The front pushed through …

Adventure Surf in the Gomex

The numerous islands off the southern coast of St Petersburg in the Gulf of Mexico have long intrigued many for their unkown surf potential, but the logistics of actually getting there pose quite a barrier.  On Tuesday, it all came together.  Though not the head high glass every surfer dreams of, the pounding beach break …

Hurricane (surf) Season

The waters of the Gulf, Caribbean and Atlantic are heating up.  How long until the swell is pumping?  I dug up a few shots of Anna Maria doing its thing during Hurricane Wilma:     Nice little Caribbean Vid:  

Sailing the Bay

There’s something alluring about the ocean, the wind and the ability to go wherever your mind steers you.