Ringling Museum Wedding Portraits by Chasing Creative

Sarasota, FL


Dream Wedding Portraits at the Ringling Museum

As a wedding and elopement photographer, every couple’s love story holds a special place in my heart. However, there are some stories that stand out, like Brittany and AJ’s, whose journey to their dream wedding portraits at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, was nothing short of magical.

Brittany and AJ’s love story began a decade ago when they exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony, but due to circumstances, they missed out on the wedding portraits they had always envisioned. As their 10-year anniversary approached, they decided to celebrate by finally capturing those timeless moments they had longed for.

When we discusses the opportunity for me to document this milestone, I was honored and thrilled. The Ringling Museum was their dream venue, and despite the unpredictable weather forecast predicting a wet and rainy day, we were determined to make their vision a reality.

Getting Ready Portraits at the Kompose Hotel In Sarasota

Before venturing to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art for their much-anticipated portraits, Brittany and AJ began their day at the luxurious Kompose boutique hotel. As the soft morning light streamed through the windows, I had the privilege of capturing the intimate moments of their getting ready process. From Brittany’s radiant smile as she slipped into her wedding gown to AJ’s quiet anticipation as he adjusted his tie, every detail was a testament to their love story.


After the final touches, Brittany and AJ shared a quiet moment together, savoring the excitement of the day ahead. With glasses of bubbly in hand, they toasted to their love and the journey that brought them to this moment. It was a brief interlude of calm before the whirlwind of emotions and memories awaiting them at the Ringling Museum.


These precious moments captured at Kompose set the tone for the day, infusing their portraits with a sense of intimacy and anticipation. As they stepped out into the world as bride and groom, their hearts were full, ready to embark on the next chapter of their love story amidst the timeless beauty of the Ringling Museum.


Wedding Portraits at the Ringling Museum

On the morning of the shoot, the skies opened up, and raindrops danced on the museum’s elegant architecture. While some might have hesitated, Brittany and AJ embraced the moment, choosing to embrace the romance of the rain. With clear umbrellas in hand, we ventured into the lush gardens and grand halls of the museum, capturing their love against the backdrop of nature’s tears.



The weather may not have been ideal, but it added an ethereal charm to their portraits. The rain-kissed gardens and glistening pathways provided a unique canvas for their love to shine through. Despite the drizzle, Brittany and AJ’s smiles never faltered, and their love for each other illuminated every frame.

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is not just a wedding venue; it’s a historical gem steeped in elegance and grandeur. Its majestic architecture and meticulously landscaped grounds offer endless possibilities for breathtaking wedding portraits. From the grandeur of Ca’ d’Zan to the tranquility of the Rose Garden, every corner of the museum tells a story waiting to be captured through the lens.

As a photographer, I am continually inspired by the beauty and romance of this iconic venue. Each time I step foot on its grounds, I am reminded of the importance of capturing moments that transcend time. Whether it’s the intricate details of a bride’s gown against the backdrop of the Ringling Mansion or the tender embrace of a newlywed couple under the boughs of ancient oak trees, every image is a testament to love’s enduring legacy.


Photography is more than just capturing moments; it’s about creating a visual narrative that honors your unique vision and love story. From the initial consultation to the final delivery of images, I work closely with couples to understand their vision and ensure that every moment is authentically captured.

If you’re planning your wedding at the Ringling Museum or anywhere in Southwest Florida and beyond, I would be honored to be a part of your special day. From intimate elopements to grand celebrations, let’s create memories that will last a lifetime.


In the end, Brittany and AJ’s rainy day romance serves as a reminder that love knows no bounds. Despite the stormy weather, their portraits are a testament to the beauty of embracing the unexpected and finding magic in the moment. As the raindrops fell, their love shone brighter, creating timeless memories that will be cherished for years to come.


Meet the Photographer

Sarah of Chasing Creative is a couple + family + maternity photographer in Southwest, Florida and traveling worldwide. Learn more about what it’s like to work with Chasing Creative HERE.

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