We are Erin and Liz, the creators of Papered Heart Photography! Welcome!
We are a couple of modern free thinkers. We are foodies, lovers of art, lovers of music, with eclectic style. And we are world travelers, international photographers bringing change and revolutionizing how photographing love should be.
We do all of this with passion, for like-minded people who are madly in love.
Our passion for photography is fueled by your passion for each other and your willingness to share it with the world and your trust in us to be a part of witnessing and capturing your love and your magical moments.
At Papered Heart, we photograph relaxed, fun, and non-traditional weddings and love couples that embrace making a wedding about who they are as a couple. Remember to ask yourself "why" you're doing something, and if it doesn't feel right, or it's a tradition you're not excited about, question it and let it go if it's not right for you.
You'll have the best experience of your life if you can figure out how to make the wedding and celebration personal, and figure it out together. After all, it's about you BOTH, right?
It's also about love and commitment and celebrating that joy with loved ones and having incredible images to tell the story for years to come. We want generation after next to be able to feel your love from the images, as if it's happening right before them and they are experiencing your moments with you.
We strive to bring a fresh, positive vibe with us to every wedding, making everyone feel at ease, which allows for incredibly natural and beautiful moments to happen!
We accept a limited number of weddings each year, so that we can continue to place our focus on quality, and always bring the best experience to your wedding day.
Destination Weddings are our specialty and we love to travel for weddings and engagement sessions everywhere. Whether it's a large or small wedding or a sweet elopement, we will travel for it. We have photographed weddings all across the US and Europe. We fly, we travel well, and we have a blast doing it. So don't be shy, ask us to come to you or travel with you. It will be the best experience imaginable, trust us.
We are currently including travel in our rates, so please inquire about our availability and your location. We are obsessed with working in France and are returning again for more weddings this Summer of 2014. We will also be available in Italy in June. Hit us up if you're there and want some awesome photography made. We'll make it happen.
Our studio and meeting space is located in the Santaella Studios for the Arts.
We welcome you to stop in for a visit and see our work in person, and we can get to know each other. If you are unable to meet locally, we Skype!
Our Studio address is 1906 North Armenia Avenue, Studio 214F, Tampa, FL 33607
We are located in the Churchill Gallery Building.
Give us a ring at 813-445-5020 to set up a meeting or shoot us an email to Info@PaperedHeart.com to tell us all about yourselves and your plans and how you'd love to have us be a part of them!
If you email us, please answer these questions with your inquiry. It helps us get to know who's behind the computer screen, and we can get a vibe for if we'll be a great fit.
1. How did you two meet and fall madly in love?
2. Tell us about your engagement.
3. What are some details about how you want your wedding experience to feel?
4. How do our photos make you feel? :)
5. Share a fun fact about each of you.
6. How do you spend your weekends or time off?
Have fun with those, let us know you're excited about your photography, because we are.
Be sure to include a good number and time to reach you at, we'll get back to you right away.
Monika and Patrick showed up with macaroons for me and sweets for my little ones on the day of their engagement session. They knew we had just returned from shooting in Paris and wanted me to have a sweet reminder, and to thank me for the time we were about to have. That thoughtful and sweet gesture should tell you everything you need to know about them. And the photos below will tell you of their love for each other.
See below for Fun. Adventure. Hand Fishing for Koi. And Kissing in the Rain.
David just wanted to make sure that all of his friends and family had fun. He actually said that he didn’t want it to be a “bummer”.
No worries, David, it was not even close.
All of the sentimental details, all of the vibrant colors and handmade paper flowers, the good drinks and food and a sweets table to die for. How could you go wrong?
Most importantly, they had Love. And Fun.
That’s what we love in our couples and that’s what we look for when we read all of the stories that couples share with us. Because anyone can shoot details and tablescapes. But to be a part of an amazing experience, one that is different every single time we shoot and to be around people that are real and in love and happy and having fun and get what we do, that is sweet and pure joy right there.
Let me start out by saying we have the best freakin’ couples ever. EVER.
These two would have danced in the rain. That is just the type of people Cara and Travis are. And man did it rain this day.
But the rain did not stop over 300 guests, family and friends, from traveling to her grandparent’s property that was once a horse farm managed by her Grandpa, to celebrate the amazing love and relationship that these guys have.
So, I will keep the written story short and let the story we documented that day tell all.
A big huge “Thank You” to Shipra Panosian from Erin and I for being there shooting with me. You are such a pleasant, fun and extremely talented person and photographer, so kind-hearted and inspirational and I cannot wait for the next opportunity that we get to hang out together.
And to Adair with Dairing Events in Jacksonville for not only being there as a bridesmaid and best friend to Cara, but for also being the wedding planner for your dear sister-friend. You too were full of energy, love and sweetness, and you were so willing to help out making sure that everything ran smoothly for everyone. You are a blessing and extremely talented at what you do. I know we will work with you again!
We are SO excited for the wedding of Anh & Scott tomorrow at The Vault venue in Tampa! This engagement session shows that it’s never too late to get in that engagement session with us before the big day! We just had this gorgeous session with them on MondayThe memories of working together will be fresh in our minds and the excitement fresh in our hearts!
The Ringling Museum is one of our favorite Florida locations! Be sure to see it for yourself in person, it’s just magical!!
Announcing our Workshop for Photographers! May 30th!
We are going to open our hearts and our doors, and welcome like-minded artists to our studio for a Photography workshop. We will share and inspire with purposeful direction. It’s time to transform into the photographer you are meant to be.
Let go of the status quo, awaken your creative voice, learn how to connect with couples, discover the couples that fit you, build your business with purpose, impact the lives of those you photograph, and bring meaning to your work that will out live us. It’s time. Join us.
Please contact us at Info@PaperedHeart.com for more information and to book your spot. We are keeping this group small and intimate to give you the best experience and personalized attention.
Full payment with Paypal required to book.
Includes: A life and business changing experience, location for the group at our studio in Tampa, all meals and drinks, and some photog swag at the end.
Come hang with us, meet like-minded artists, be inspired, be renewed, be transformed.
We go over our start-up history, and how we have grown to where we are today. Learn how and why we do what we do.
Discover your creative voice, listen to that voice, it’s there.
Learn how to get published, and the importance of that.
Learn how to attract and book the couples you want. Couples that are invested emotionally in their photography, and are a good fit for you.
Experience how we interact with our couples and see our workflow process.
We will have a photoshoot with a real couple in the afternoon and come back for a group dinner and review of our post processing workflow.
Go out and be awesome! We’re also here for you, and you’ll be joining a group of artists to share your journey with, and make lasting friendships with. And friendship is certainly something this community needs more of!