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Clearwater and Tampa Wedding Photographer

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Inspiration. Power. Impact. Wedding Coverage starts at $750 Engagement Session $275

Welcome! I am a Clearwater and Tampa Wedding Photographer that specializes in luxury weddings and small beach elopements. I also offer engagement sessions in Clearwater, Tampa, St. Pete, and beyond.

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Documentary Wedding Photography

Packages Starting at:
$ 1000
  • Up to 5 hours Wedding Coverage
  • 1 Photographer
  • Online Gallery
  • Rights to Print
  • 300-500 Images in my True to Life Editing Style
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The wonderful thing about Tampa Bay is that there is a wide variety of options available, including natural beaches, historic momuments, and green parks. All of the locations can be utilized for a variety of purposes including engagement, couple, family, and wedding sessions. However, they each have unique offerings that should be considered when picking the ideal location for your session.

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Top Wedding Photography Questions

I am a firm believer that a photographer’s job starts before he or she even picks up the camera. It begins with getting to know the couple— who they are, what brought them together, and what matters most to them. That is why I start with a pre-wedding consultation. I want to present you with portraits that you will treasure for a lifetime and that starts with learning about you. 

You likely have spent months planning for your wedding. Why wouldn’t you want your photographer to do the same? A pre-wedding consultation is essential to getting what you want from your photographer. During the consultation, we will sit down and discuss your photography expectation. I also discuss what packages best fit your needs. 

A non refundable retainer of $200 is required to confirm any booking of Donald Sexton Photography. Bookings are made on a strictly first come first served basis. Dates will only be secured upon receipt of the retainer and completed contract. The remaining balance is due two weeks prior to the wedding. Extra albums, prints, and services will not be placed until payment is received in full. 

On your wedding day, you can anticipate that I will arrive promptly, eager to capture every moment. You can be reassured that I have familiarized myself with the wedding location and the wedding party. But most importantly, you can expect that I will be flexible, accommodating, and prepared, because I recognize that the some of the most prized photos come from the most candid moments. 

Bookings are on a first come, first serve basis— so the sooner, the better! I suggest booking at least six months prior to your date in order to ensure that your date is available. 

Donald Sexton is the principal photographer of Donald Sexton Photography. If you choose to have a second or third photographer, the photographer’s information will be provided at consultation.

For sure! I love getting to experience new locations! It’s one of my favorite parts of the job! If you are planning a destination wedding, please keep in mind that there are additional costs for travel. 

Quality product requires quality time. That being said, I understand that many couples look forward to sharing their wedding day photos with others and prefer to do so in a timely fashion. Therefore, I work to provide your gallery within 8 to 12 Weeks of your wedding. This can fluctuate during a busy wedding season and you will be told on your wedding date when you might expect your photos.

Although I know most brides fear rain on their wedding day, you can be confident that I will make the most of any weather. In fact, rain can make for some very memorable and cherished photos. 

Yes; all of our portrait packages come with access to a private online gallery for viewing. The gallery is available for one month. This allows for sufficient time to select your favorite photos. For your privacy, the gallery can be password protected. 

This usually depends on what your needs are, the most basic wedding packages include; 4 or more hours of coverage, and an online gallery. Depending on the photographer this may or may not include the rights to download and print the photos. Premium products come with a premium price.

1 photographer can certainly be enough for a wedding. However, hiring a second photographer will increase the amount of images at a wedding and might offer unique perspectives on the day that 1 photographer might not capture. Also, having 2 photographers means that they can literally be in 2 places at once. Make sure to discuss your needs when looking for a wedding photographer.

4 hours is typically considered basic wedding coverage. It is enough to include the moments before the ceremony, the ceremony itself, traditional portraits, posed photos of the couple, and the beginning of the reception. 6 hours offers the best overall coverage, it covers most, if not all the moments of the wedding. 8 hours is the top of what I would recommend for coverage. Any more than 8 and photos begin to become redundant and any less then 4 and you begin to miss important moments.

Reviews

Natashia R.
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I posted about photography and videography on Facebook and was approached by Donald Sexton. He said, no strings attached, we could talk over photography so I knew what to look for. His work wowed me beyond belief. Then our phone call happened and it was fantastic. So personable and professional. Answered every single question I had and helped me tremendously. If it weren't for me and my fiancé having to go a whole different route for our wedding idea. I would have hands down chosen Donald Sexton photography. If you are on the fence, do a phone call, look at the work and see for yourself. I truly feel he would have been a perfect fit for us, and I would have recieved everything I could have ever wanted.
Gina M.
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Donald did AMAZING. Amazing actually isn’t even the word. I cried all over again looking at my wedding photos! I don’t remember much of the night bc it was so busy, and so much happening, but bc of Donald I get to remember it all over again. He is AMAZING at what he does and worth every single penny!
Tiffany Fuqua
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I couldn't of asked for a better photographer for my special day. Donald did a tremendous job and got exactly the photos I wanted. I would highly recommend him. He got the best candid shots and that's exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for your professionalism and your patience with my procrastination!!! YOU truly picked the right profession. : )
Tyler Sharp
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These pictures are absolutely stunning and we couldn’t be happier with them. You have done an outstanding job at capturing the most important day of our lives. Thank you so much for lending your talents to us for the giveaway, and thank you for being such an easy person to work with. We wish you the best and hope to cross paths again one day!
Roboyto M.
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Donald was amazing! Getting married feels so quick and like your getting pulled a million places. I really wasn’t sure what to think before getting the photos. I felt as though we didn’t take enough! But once I received the photos wow! The quality of his work is amazing. He captured so many perfect moments. The photos are everything I could have hoped for and more. On top of how great the photos are he is very personable with a good sense of humor. I am very pleased and definitely recommend him. Thank you for all the great pictures Donald !
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