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.
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!
This wedding is the ULTIMATE!!! Be prepared for our longest wedding post to date, ha
It’s full of celebration, laughter, love, tender moments, and LOTS of good times!
Our favorite parts of this wedding? Has to be the incredible First Look shared by Whitney and Matt, when they both did the “Dougie” during their cake cutting, and the GLOW TAMBOURINES, yes you heard right. GLOW TAMBOURINES.. Oh and all the sparkly fashion and the most outrageous wedding party entrances, EVER. Enjoy!!
Cheers and Lots of Love,
Erin and Liz
Words from the sweet bride:
· Why we did the ceremony in Matt’s back yard:
o Matt’s parent’s home always had a very special meaning to us. It was where we first started to get to know each other, over winter break of our senior year of college – when Matt invited me over to his parent’s house to lounge by the pool or go for a boat ride literally every single day for 3 weeks. It was a clever swooning tactic considering how breathtaking his backyard is – the house is on the water overlooking Bayshore Blvd and Downtown Tampa, and the sunsets from his dock are absolutely magical. We’ve also hosted many special parties together there as couple, and some of our absolute favorite moments and memories of our life together have taken place at his parent’s house, including his proposal. So naturally, it was the perfect place to get married, and with the help of my mom’s amazing friends – we transformed his backyard into a fairytale, with twinkling lights draped romantically underneath the cabana and sprinkled throughout the vibrant bougainvillea. It was beyond my wildest dreams.
· Favorite parts of the day / night
o My First Look with Matt will forever be the most incredible moment of my life. It was the most invigorating and incredible feeling, and I will never ever forget it. I owe everything to Erin & Liz for making it happen and capturing those moments so beautifully
o The wedding ceremony was extra special for me, since my mom was the one marrying us!
o Exchanging our vows – we wrote our own vows together, which was a beautiful experience in and of itself, but to hear him say his vows out loud with such conviction, commitment, and love – it absolutely blew me away and took everything in me to hold back the tears.
o The wedding party entrances – Naturally, Matt and I had to add some non-traditional spunk to our wedding, and the wedding party entrances were the perfect opportunity to do it. We told our bridesmaids and groomsmen that each pair had to come up with a choreographed dance of their choice, and that costumes of any form were strongly encouraged. When it came time for the wedding party to perform, I have never smiled so big or laughed so hard in my entire life! We had everything from Macklemore’s Thirft Shop to PSY’s Gangnam Style, and the crowd went absolutely wild! It was epic. Matt and I choreographed our own entrance dance as well, to Party Rock by LMFAO, of course. It was quite the bonding experience as we had several intense practice sessions leading up to the wedding. And we had the most amazing time being able showcase our goofy personalities and our love for costumes and dance parties.
· Advice on the planning process
o Soak in the little moments – don’t let the inevitable chaos and mayhem of the wedding day consume you. Focus on the details that matter to you, and delegate the rest so you can have fun and enjoy what matters!
o Do not forget your passport for your honeymoon!!! Yes, true story. Matt and I completely forgot to pack our passports and realized the day of the wedding that they were sitting in our apartment in NYC. Luckily, you can literally buy anything for a certain price in NYC – so we were able to avoid the disaster by paying a hefty fee, but it was definitely a painful 30 minutes of panicked problem solving – although it did prove that my husband is indeed an exceptional thinker under pressure. But nonetheless, do not overlook those critical details – especially since the honeymoon is the best part!
o Find the right photographer – at least for me and Matt, the photographer was the most important part. We spent weeks searching through wedding wire, and I am convinced it was fate that helped me find Liz & Erin at Papered Heart. They are truly exceptional in every way – their creativity and attention to detail is astounding, and their personal touch and genuine passion for their clients is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. We are blown away by their work and so grateful for all the special moments they helped create and capture for a lifetime of memories.
Thanks to all the fabulous vendors that made their day so amazing! They are:
We were so happy to collaborate with some of our favorite creatives to bring together this fabulous shoot. While in the process of re-branding, we wanted to find elements that shouts this is US!, with modern geometrics while keeping with our boho and eclectic aesthetic. These rad geometric hearts, created by artist Andrea Everman, were the perfect find for us! We combined them with hearts created by the super talented and dear friend, Renee Rodgers, from Renee Nicole Design, for a fun, eclectic mix. This heart is now sitting pretty up top as our new logo. Fresh and fun, and a little funky, that’s us.
Happy New Year friends! What better way to start off 2014 on the blog, than with super incredible love.
Ahhh these two, their love is what our job is all about. There is no need for words when images can tell such a story.
All we can say is that we can’t wait for their family property wedding in a few months, a celebration in the middle of nowhere, with live indie band music, guitars and stars, and camping in RV’s and airstreams.
If Epic was enough to describe what’s to come, we would use it.
Cheers to 2014!!!
Erin and Liz
P.S. These gardens have been my refuge since I was a child, I never grow tired of being still here, it is my sanctuary. I think Mr. Bok himself would be touched to know people experience such love and peace here as he hoped and built. ~ Erin
These two represent such an emotional love. The kind that pulls at you every second until you see each other again. They were anticipating their First Look so much and couldn’t wait to lay eyes on each other!
Their passion is not only for each other but for Christ and the role that their faith plays in their lives, especially as they join together. It strengthens them and brings out the goodness in each other. All the more reason to have a worship service during their ceremony! Such a moving moment for everyone there, even us as their photographers. It also proves a very good point that we say time and time again: God loves you and shines on your love whether you get married in a church setting, or even better, under his open skies.
We felt like family with them this day and worshiped with them and celebrated them.
Congrats Sarah and Marshall! We hold you so dear to our hearts.