House of Refuge Engagement Session | Stuart, FL Beach Photography

Hi there, folks!  I love shooting at House of Refuge in Stuart, Florida.  These amazing rocks and lighthouse have quite the history!  Quoting the location’s web site (linked here):
“The House of Refuge at Gilbert’s Bar is the only remaining House of Refuge. Built as one of ten along the east coast of Florida, it is the oldest structure in Martin County and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Houses of Refuge were designated as havens for shipwrecked sailors and travelers along the sparsely populated Atlantic coastline of Florida. Run by the United States … Read more

Sewall's Point Wedding Photography | Stuart, FL & Beyond | Sampson Photography

It was such a pleasure to capture the wedding day of Joan & Frank on the grounds of their Sewall’s Point home.  Sheltered by ancient oak trees and surrounded on three sides by the St. Lucie River and the Indian River Lagoon, Sewall’s Point is known for its natural beauty located at the eastern edge of Martin County, Florida.  It was a perfect backdrop for the celebration of love taking place!  Enjoy the photos below and be sure to take note of the wonderful vendors who helped to create such a magical day!

Photography: Sampson Photography
Cinematography: Reinhardt Productions
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Stuart, FL Wedding Photography – Pietro's on the River | Hutchinson Island

The bride grew up in Stuart but has a delicious Australian accent after residing in Australia for several years.  She met her guy in Australia.  They sail.  They heal.  Yes, they are both nurses.  A true love story.  They decided to come back to Stuart, FL for the celebration of their love.  They chose Pietro’s on the River for their ceremony and reception.  A lovely mix of locals and those from Down Under joined them for their union.  I had the best time photographing this lovely group.  Enjoy the photos and be sure to share if you love them too!… Read more

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens | Miami, Florida | South FL Wedding Photography

Meet our most recent bride, Lara Fiorelli.  She is the owner of Lara’s Theme in Vero Beach, Florida, which is a floral and event planning firm covering South Florida.  Meet our most recent groom, Richard Andrews.  He is an officiant with Lara’s Theme and together they style and coordinate the most exquisite weddings.  What an honor it was to be asked to cover their very own nuptials!  I knew it would be beyond gorgeous, seeing as how Lara has an eye for beauty.  They are fun, passionate, creative and simply lovely people.  They included two songs by Phillip Phillips in … Read more

Alex & Gabriella | Palm Beach, Florida Wedding | The Brazilian Court Hotel | Royal Poinciana Chapel | Bath & Tennis Club

It was such a pleasure to document the exquisite wedding weekend of Alex & Gabriella.  With family and friends flying in from all over the country to witness their union, it was a meaningful and fun event to capture.  We enjoyed the island of Palm Beach and all of its splendor.  You won’t find many images from the private and exclusive Bath & Tennis Club, at the venue’s request.  Luckily, there is plenty of gorgeousness to soak up from the Brazilian Court Hotel and Royal Poinciana Chapel.

Let’s now all collectively gasp at the Kapoc tree on the water.  For … Read more

Downtown Stuart, Florida Wedding Photography :: Larissa & Joshua

I worked with the most wonderful vendors and the most lovely couple for this gorgeous wedding ::
Florist/Stylist/Planner/Day of Coordination:  Lara’s Theme – Lara Fiorelli – http://www.larasthemes.com
Officiant:  Reverend Richard Andrews – http://www.larasthemes.com/officiant
Cake:  Cakes by Cindy & Glenn – http://www.cakesbycindyandglenn.net
Venue:  Seven Mermaids River House in Historic Downtown Stuart, Florida – http://7mermaidsriverhouse.com
Bride:  Larissa Brennan
Groom:  Joshua Bryant

Wedding Photography – please email jennifer@sampsonphotography.com to schedule your wedding photography consultation.  Enjoy the photos below.  Talk to you soon!


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