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March 1, 2022


Kelly McKinnis



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Sailboat Engagement Session | Bella and Sam | Tampa, Florida

When Bella said she wanted to use a sailboat for their engagement session, we knew it was going to be epic!

We started off the evening taking a few portraits around the Tampa Yacht and Country Club and spent the rest of our time together on the sailboat! As we sailed around the bay, we captured some gorgeous photos of Bella and Sam all around the boat. One of our favorite touches was their picnic with charcuterie, champagne and flowers – so romantic!

During our time with Bella and Sam, we got to get to learn a lot about them, how their relationship started, their wedding plans, and their plans for their future together. We just know that they’ll have an incredible wedding, but we also know that they’ll have an even more incredible marriage. And we can’t wait to follow along and see what their future holds.

Bella and Sam,

It was so great to meet you two and spend time with you! Your engagement session was one for the books and we’re so excited for you guys! We can’t wait to share your full gallery very soon and we’re so excited for your wedding later this year!

Matlock and Kelly


  1. Sam says:

    This was so fun. It was great getting to know you both. Your vision is impeccable and we couldn’t ask for better company!

  2. Beautiful pictures with such detail, you can see the love between them. I love all the pictures, so happy to have Sam as part of our family. Such a good, honest, hard-working man, that totally loves my daughter, I couldn’t ask for more. The future is looking bright…
    Love ❤️ 💜 you both,


  3. Cindy Ferguson says:

    Congratulations! And thank you for sharing! These pictures are the most beautiful pictures and setting I’ve ever seen. Both Bella and Sam look
    So beautiful and happy! I haven’t even met you both but got teary looking at the pictures as if I know you well. I wish you nothing but much love and happiness in your blessed journey!!!

  4. Judy Hutton says:

    Wow , what beautiful ,memorable pictures. You two have shared so much of your lives together already and these pictures show the love between you two. Wishing you the most beautiful future life together as husband and wife and we can’t wait to see the next chapter of your lives together. Love Judy & Gary

  5. Tekesha Johnson says:

    Gorgeous pictures and sure a wonderful couple, they compliment each other very well

  6. Jodie Baker says:

    Beautiful. These pictures capture the essence of Samuel and Bella’s ethereal love for each other.
    I love you both.

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